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Every human cell has vitamin D receptors

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Vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin, is different from other vitamins in that it influences your entire body — receptors that respond to the vitamin have been found in almost every type of human cell, from your brain to your bones.

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Why Vitamin D Supplements Are NOT the Same as Sunlight

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The assumption that vitamin D supplements will protect you against diseases associated with low vitamin D levels is incorrect, according to Australian researchers. The report found that vitamin D supplements are immunosuppressive and may actually make diseases worse.

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Cancer Society’s Anti-Sun Ads Decried as Deceptive

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Despite the Cancer Society’s claims that skin cancer is caused by sun exposure, increasing evidence shows that sun exposure reduces the risk of all forms of cancer and that skin cancer is more likely caused by a diet lacking omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids.  Further more, no evidence exists that show that sunblock or sunscreen lotions prevent skin cancer.

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Does Vitamin D Deficiency Cause Autism?

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Recently Scientific American magazine has published articles showing the new scientific research on vitamin D deficiency and austism. This artlce by New Autism Cure highlight this research to show how vitamin D deficiency is the most likely cause of this debilitating childhood developmental disease.

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Benefits of Sunlight: A Bright Spot for Human Health 6

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It is very clear that modern science has proven that sunlight exposure is necessary for human health. However how much sunlight exposure may not be.  M. Nathaneil Mead discusses how much sunlight exposure people should get in Part 6 of his article the Beneftis of Sunlight: A Bright Spot for Human Health.

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Vitamin D found in fish boosts brain power

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A study published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry has shown that men with higher levels of vitamin D performed consistently better in a neuropsychological tests that assess attention and speed of information processing.  Also, scientists observed  slower information processing speed with lower levels of vitamin D levels.

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Vitamin D and Prevention of Chronic Diseases – video

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This 1 hour long video by UCSD School of Medicine and GrassrootsHealth features Michael Holick, Ph.D. M.D. – the director of the Vitamin D, Skin, and Bone Research Laboratory at the Boston University School of Medicine. This video is full of the newest scientific studies on Vitamin D and health.

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Scientists find why “sunshine” vitamin D is crucial

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Vitamin D is vital in activating human defenses and low levels suffered by around half the world’s population may mean their immune systems’ killer T cells are poor at fighting infection. Scientists are now learning how crucial vitamin D is for actually activating the immune system.

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Is Vitamin D Deficiency Connected to Parkinson’s Disease?

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Approximately 1.5 million Americans suffer from Parkinson’s disease.. Parkinson’s is a neurodegenerative disease caused by a steady depletion of nerve cells causing increasingly slow motor function, tremor when at rest, muscle rigidity, and abnormalities in your walk.  Parkinson’s disease has been linked with decreased levels of dopamine in your brain and now a prime risk factor does appear to be deficiency in vitamin D.

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What You Need to Know About Vitamins A and D

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At least 2,000 genes, or nearly 10% of your genes, have been identified that are directly influenced by vitamin D, which in turn impact a wide variety of health issues, from preventing the common cold and flu to inhibiting at least 16 different types of cancer. There’s even evidence linking vitamin D to the process of brain detoxification of heavy metals such as mercury.

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Six Important Things the Sun Does for You

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Read a short article on the six of the sun’s most important functions.

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Vitamin D Physiology – 3 Types of Vitamin D

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There are many forms of Vitamin D – cholecalciferol, calcidiol, and calcitriol. This article by the Vitamin D Council explains the difference between these types of Vitamin D and shows how they affect the physiology of the human body.

This article has been removed from Sunlightenment.com at the request of the Vitamin D Council.

May we all one day learn to share our love, light, and knowledge as freely as the Sun, whom shares itself without restriction to all of life upon this planet.

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Vitamin D Helpful to Kids’ Brains – video

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This Discovery Health video clip shares how new science is showing that vitamin D will improve the brain development of growing children.

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New study links vitamin D deficiency to cardiovascular disease and death

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A new study by researchers at the Heart Institute at Intermountain Medical Center in Salt Lake City suggests that Vitamin D contributes to a strong and healthy heart as well – and that inadequate levels of the vitamin may significantly increase a person’s risk of stroke, heart disease, and death, even among people who’ve never had heart disease.  This article provides a synopsis of this study that will be presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Conference on Monday, Nov. 16 in Orlando, Florida.

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Sunbathing : the Benefits are more than Skin Deep by Richard Hobday

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The June/July 2007 issue of Creations Magazine published an article by Richard Hobday on the benefits of sunbathing.  Richard Hobday is the author of The Healing Sun: SUnlight and Health in the 21st Century.

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Vitamin D Deficiency in Cystic Fibrosis Patients

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New research is showing that that Vitamin D deficiency may be a component of the lung inflammation that is seen in cystic fibrosis. Vitamin D has also been linked to the immune system and inflammation. Vitamin D deficiency is now found in many Americans who are healthy and individuals with cystic fibrosis are at an even higher risk.

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Sunlight and Cancer Risk video

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This Natural News TV video teaches about the body’s many needs for adequate sunlight exposure. Learn about the relationship between the Sun and four elements of life – earth, air, fire, water – and the how our body responds to natural sunlight by creating Vitamin D.

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Breakthrough Information You Need to Know About Vitamin D (part 1)

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In recent years vitamin D has emerged as a star of the “vitamin” world. There’s no question about it — vitamin D is garnering more excitement than any other vitamin out there, and deservedly so. Why all the enthusiasm? Read this article by Dr. Mercola to learn why.

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Possible 75% cancer mortality reduction with Vitamin D (video)

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In a new study, researchers used a complex computer prediction model to determine that intake of vitamin D3 and calcium would prevent 58,000 new cases of breast cancer and 49,000 new cases of colorectal cancer annually in the U.S. and Canada. The researchers’ model also predicted that 75 percent of deaths from these cancers could be prevented with adequate intake of vitamin D3 and calcium.

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Can Working Indoors Give You Skin Cancer?

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Contrary to what you may have heard, appropriate sun exposure actually helps prevent the fatal type of skin cancer, melanoma. In fact, melanoma skin cancer, has been found to decrease with greater sun exposure, and can be increased by sunscreens. In fact, indoor workers get three to nine times LESS solar UV exposure than outdoor workers get, yet only indoor workers have increasing rates of melanoma — and the rates have been increasing since before 1940. Read this informative article to dispel the many myths of melanoma skin cancer.

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Swedish doctors urge action over autism-sunlight link

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Doctors in Sweden caution that vitamin D deficiency caused by a lack of sunlight could explain the country’s increased incidence of autism. The lack of sunlight in Sweden, combined with the use of sun protection creams and general precautions taken to avoid direct sun exposure is known to cause vitamin D deficiencies. Vitamin D deficiencies could be a contributing factor to the incidence of depression and some experts believe, autism.

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