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Another Doctor that understands that regular sunlight exposure does not cause melanoma!

By: Marc Sorenson, Sunlight Institute–

 Dr. Cathi Stack has written an excellent article on the health benefits of sunligtht, and the fact that regular sun exposure is associated with a reduced risk of 22 canacers, including melanoma. She also takes on sunscreen and explains that as its use has increased, melanoma risk has also increased. We need more like Dr. Stack!

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Eye surgeons recommed bright sunlight to maintain proper circadian rythyms.

By: Marc Sorenson, Sunlight Institute–

The doctors also state that the bright sunlight n Florida, where they practice, will improve overall health. It is good to see more physicians seeing the “light.”

 

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The Health Benefits of Sun Worshipping.

By: Marc Sorenson–

In this post by the “Holistic Kid,” there is an article by “mommypotamus.” With such unusual monikers, you might think they know nothing about the subject of sunlight and health, but they are right on! An interesting and informative read.

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India Doctors get it! Sunlight deprivation is causing many disorders and diseases.

By: Marc Sorenson, Sunlight Institute–

Women in India, in their desire to maintain a lighter skin–and their changing lifestyles that keep them indoors–may be creating health problems  such as osteoporosis, mental retardation, asthma,  growth retardation, and rickets in their children. It is good to see that doctors undersatnd the horror associated with staying out of the sunlight.

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John Cannell calls our attention to a 1931 government statement on sunlight for babies

By: Marc Sorenson, Sunlight Institute–

In this article, Dr. Cannell demonstrates just how much the medical establishment’s opinions on sunlight have changed since 1931, when it was prescribing sunbathing for children. Has anyone noticed how much less melanoma there was then than now?

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Another way that Sunlight saves the heart–beyond vitamin D production

By: Marc Sorenson, Sunlight Institute–

The scientific literature has many research studies that indicate a protective influence of vitamin D levels on heart disease. Now, a new study shows that light stimulates the production of  period 2 proteins, which prevent heart damage. Sunlight, then, does its magic beyond just stimulating vitamin D production.

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Is lack of sunlight causing severe vision difficulties among Asian Children?

By: Marc Sorenson, Sunlight Institute–

This is one of several reports on the lack of sunlight in Asian children leading to severe myopia and possible blindness. This “sunlight deprivation disorder” may affect 90 % of East Asian children.

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Another Doctor demonstrates her common sense about sunlight

By: Marc Sorenson, Sunlight Institute–

Dr. Tatiana Christides of the University of Greenwich in the UK, has joined the common-sense movement to advocate sun exposure to prevent deterioration of human health. Congratulations to Dr. Christides for understanding the critical importance of sunlight for preventing vitamin D deficiency.

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Another Doctor demonstrates her common sense about sunlight

By: Marc Sorenson, Sunlight Institute–

Dr. Tatiana Christides of the University of Greenwich in the UK, has joined the common-sense movement to advocate sun exposure to prevent deterioration of human health. Congratulations to Dr. Christides for understanding the critical importance of sunlight for preventing vitamin D deficiency.

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More research shows the preventive power of sunlight on cancer: lymphoid malignancies

By: Marc Sorenson, Sunlight Institute–

 

A recent study  in the journal Blood, shows a remarkable reduction of the risk of a group of cancers known as lymphoid malignancies, i.e. non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, multiple myeloma and  classical Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.  Researchers in California measured exposure to sunlight among residents  in different geographic areas and compared the different categories of exposure to the risk of contracting these cancers.[i] Those residents living in the areas with the highest quartile (fourth) of sunlight exposure, when compared with those in the lowest quartile, showed a 43% reduced risk of Non-Hodgkin lymphoma and a 64% reduction of risk of one of its subcategories known as diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.  The risk of another subcategory, chronic lymphocytic leukemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma, showed a 54% reduced risk. Multiple myeloma was also associated with a reduced risk of 43% among those living in areas with the highest quartile of sunlight exposure. Interestingly, dietary vitamin D was not associated with the risk of these cancers. The researchers stated, “These results support a protective effect of routine residential UVR exposure against lymphomagenesis through mechanisms possibly independent of vitamin D

This last finding is doubly important, since it indicates that sunlight exposure may have protective effects against cancers independent of its stimulation of vitamin D production by skin, or that the type of vitamin D produced by sunlight stimulation of skin is superior to that obtained through food or supplements.  It appears that Mother nature know best, and that sunlight, one of God’s greatest gifts to mankind, should not be ignored a as preventive therapy.

 


 

[i] Chang ET, Canchola AJ, Cockburn M, Lu Y, Wang SS, Bernstein L, Clarke CA, Horn-Ross PL. Adulthood residential ultraviolet radiation, sun sensitivity, dietary vitamin D, and risk of lymphoid malignancies in the California Teachers Study. Blood 2011;118:1591-9.

 

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