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Vitamin D Society News Release: Restrictive Sun Exposure Poses Health Risks!

Marc Sorenson EdD, Sunlight Institute

Our purposes for the Sunlight Institute are to tell the truth about the marvelous benefits of sunlight and to help people to understand that they are being lied to by those who would frighten us out of the sun, aka the Sunscare Movement. A recent press release by the Vitamin D Society of Canada may go a long way toward those goals. The release summarizes information from a new study by Carole Baggerly and several of her academic colleagues, and “examines how entities such as World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer and the U.S. Surgeon General call for sun avoidance, but ignore the fact that cutting out sunshine will reduce vitamin D, an essential vitamin for bone health, and create probable harm for the general population.” That statement is particularly true, I believe, for those living in Canada.

The release is excellent, but I only wish that they had mentioned the production of serotonin, endorphins and nitric oxide by sunlight—all of which have remarkable health influences on the human body and brain.

Nevertheless, this release is a must read and my hope is that it will be widely distributed. Truth marches on. Here is the link to the news release: http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/1570075/overly-restrictive-sun-exposure-warnings-pose-health-risk-says-new-study

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The Desperate Need for Sunlight

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.

Read the article.


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Are Australians waking up to the sunscare fraud?

By: Marc Sorenson, Sunlight Institute–

Australians, due to an increasing problem with vitamin D deficency, are beginning to reconsider their “slip, slap, slop” sunscreen campaign. Could it be that vitamin D deficiency is leading to their high rate of skin cancer?

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