Tag Archives: sunlight

Sunlight has preventive affects on MS besides vitamin D production

By: Marc Sorenson, Sunlight Institute–

Vitamin D and sunlight exposure have both been shown to decrease the risk of MS.  Now major research demonstrates that sunlight has beneficial affects on MS beyond its ability to produce vitamin D. Those who suggest taking vitamin D rather than expose themselves to sunlight are doing a disservice.

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Sunlight exposure reduces risk of stroke

By: Marc Sorenson, Sunlight Institute–

Stroke is the fourth-leading cause of death and the number-one cause of disability.  This research demonstrates that among people who have lower amounts of sunlight exposure, there is a 60% increase in the risk of stroke. The question then arises: Why are the dermatologists still trying to scare us out of the sunlight?

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Sunlight therapy for chickenpox?

By: Marc Sorenson, Sunlight Institute–

Sunlight therapy, according to recent research and this article posted by Dr. Mercola, is much more effective and much less dangerous than vaccines in reducing both the risk and spread of chickenpox, and may also reduce the risk of shingles later in life.

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Sunlight exposure is closely inversely correlated to 15 types of cancer.

By: Marc Sorenson, Sunlight Insititute–

Dr. William B. Grant has completed research showing that people who live in areas of higher sunlight exposure have  strongly inverse correlations with 15 types of cancer and weaker inverse correlations with another 9 cancers including melanoma.  In other words, more sunshine, less cancer. This research begs the question: should we really be frightening people out of the sun?

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Sunlight exposure may decrease the risk of bowel diseases by more than 50%

By: Marc Sorenson, Sunlight Institute–

The evidence mounts that high levels of sunlight exposure may predict a 52% reduction in the risk of Crohn’s disease and a 38% reduction in the risk of ulcerative colitis. So why does much of the medical community still recommend that we avoid sunlight exposure?

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Sunlight at midday is best, and sunlight is more likely to prevent cancer than cause it.

By: Marc Sorenson, Sunlight Institute–

This article from a Canadian newspaper does an excellent job making the case that midday sunlight exposue is best for good health, and that sunlight prevents cancer.  Truth does ultimately win the day!

http://www.agoracosmopolitan.com/news/health/2012/01/04/2559.html

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Sunlight exposure may put a stop to chicken Pox.

By: Sunlight Institute–

 A very interesting study from the UK shows that sunlight exposure may halt the spread of chickenpox.  The intriguing part of this article is that the researchers give the credit to sunlight’s ability to destroy the responsible virus on the skin.  Nevertheless, the highest chickenpox outbreaks are in winter, meaning the vitmain D produced by the skin in summer may really be the protective factor.  Read the ariticle and decide.

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Occupational sun exposure lowers kidney cancer risk in men

By: Sunlight Institute–

Sunlight exposure and vitamin D are correlated closely to a reduction in risk of many different cancers, kidney cancer being one of them.  Read the article, which discusses why the correlation existed in men, but not women.  Is Mother Nature a bigot?

 

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Wintertime blues in the far Northern Hemisphere

An interesting article on the dark days and depression of winter in the Far North.  Unfortunately, the authors said little about visiting a tanning booth, using bright-light therapy or even vitamin D supplementation.  Perhaps that would have been politically incorrect?

 

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The truth about sunlight and its vital necessity for man

By: Sunlight Institute–

This is a fine article demonstrating that the only natural way to get your vitamin D is through sunlight exposure.  Be sure to look at the reader’s comments at the end of the article.

 

http://news.iskcon.com/node/4091

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