Sunlight Institute

Cosmetic Dermatology

Cosmetic dermatology lobbying groups tell the public that diet and supplements are the best way to make vitamin D

sun blockers

Chemical sunscreen may prevent sunburn, but it also completely blocks vitamin D production in the skin

sun scare

Much of the recent public discussion about sun care falls in the category of over-stated hyperbole we call “sun scare”



Sep 23,2017 / Uncategorized
Bowel disease rates are far higher in areas of low sun exposure.

New research from New Zealand shows that children who live in South Island of New Zealand have at least three …

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Sep 14,2017 / Uncategorized
Babies need to sunbathe!

Babies and sunlight. Today I happened to run across research that stunned me while also making me very happy. A …

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Sep 14,2017 / Uncategorized
Can vitamin D really keep the infection away, or do we need sun exposure?

A review published in the journal Nutrients discusses a great deal of research that indicates vitamin D provides protection against …

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Sep 13,2017 / Uncategorized
Depressed due to suboptimal BDNF? Try a little sunshine!

Some time ago I wrote a blog on sun exposure and depression,   emphasizing the importance of a protein called …

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Aug 31,2017 / Uncategorized
Why Sun Exposure is Not Responsible for the Increase in Melanoma

I have written several blogs making this melanoma case: not only is this deadly cancer not caused by sun exposure, but …

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Sunlight, the great healer
Aug 24,2017 / Uncategorized
Leprosy: can sunlight prevent this and other bacterial diseases?

Leprosy is a bacterial disease that has been historically mentioned as a scourge, when it was considered to be incurable …

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Sunlight from a child's perspective

Seems like plain old commonsense when you put it that way…

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