By: Marc Sorenson, Sunlight Institute–
A physician from Japan, Dr. Sato, proved several years ago that osteoporosis is reversible and that fracture risk is profoundly reduced by sunbathing (Sato, Y. Amelioration of osteoporosis and hypovitaminosis D by sunlight exposure in stroke patients. Neurology 2003;61:338-42). Research from Spain has also shown that women who actively seek the sun have about 1/11 the risk of a fracture as those women who stay indoors (Larrosa, M. Vitamin D deficiency and related factors in patients with osteoporotic hip fracture. Med Clin (BARC) 2008;130:6-9).
Considering that sunlight exposure is established as a preventer and reverser of osteoporosis, it is good to see that others in the medical field have recognized that lack of sunlight is leading to terrible bone weakness, in this case, osteopenia (what I call “osteoporosis light”). Because of a tendency of women in Dubai to cover up and avoid the sun, the risk of osteopenia is seen at much younger ages than in the rest of the world. The take-away is that the human race needs to return to its sunlight roots or risk crumbling and falling apart. Please read the studies and help spread the word about how bone diseases can be prevented and reversed by regular sun exposure.