By: Marc Sorenson, Sunlight Institute
It is surprising to me, that when most of the world’s newspapers are chanting the mantra of the sunscare movement, papers from India are often sounding the clarion call to return to the sun. In this article from the Times of India, the authors list several reasons to be in the sunlight, including strengthening teeth, improving vision, preventing breast cancer, building sexual prowess, lowering blood pressure and enhancing immunity.
Eighty percent of those living in urban areas of India suffer from vitamin D deficiency, so the need for sunlight exposure is critical. It is good to see that one country understands that sunlight is the only natural method to produce optimal vitamin D levels, and that we need to focus on getting plenty of it.