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The Neglected Nutrient, Part 1: Vitamin D vs. Cancer

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Vital Choices health food company and publisher has written a series of information-packed articles on the scientific research connecting sunlight, vitamin D and human health.  This article focuses on the cancer research and the health benefits of vitamin D from sunlight.

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Vitamin D Guidelines Too Low for Cystic Fibrosis Kids

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New research from Johns Hopkins Children’s Center shows that existing guidelines for treating vitamin D deficiency in children with cystic fibrosis are too low and put patients at high risk for bone loss and rickets.

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Vitamin D and Cancer Prevention – video

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As part of the Diagnosis & Treament of Vitamin D Seminar video series, UCSD School of Medicine and GrassrootsHealth present the Dose-Response of Vitamin D and the Prevention of Cancer lecture. This 40 minute lecture by Dr. Cedric Garland, Dr. P.H. shows how adequate amounts of Vitamin D will prevent numerous types of disease and cancer.

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Vitamin D and Diabetes-Can We Prevent it? video

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Dr. Frank Garland, Ph.D., of the Naval Health Research Center presents this 48 minute lecture on the scientific research that shows how Vitamin D is effective at preventing diabetes. Produced by UCSD School of Medicine and GrassrootsHealth ,this video is part of the Diagnosis & Treatment of Vitamin D Seminar video series.

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Vitamin D Influences DNA, Disease Risk

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A recent study by the University of Oxford shows that vitamin D deficiency increases the risk certain cancers, dementia and autoimmune conditions such as multiple sclerosis (MS), rheumatoid arthritis and type 1 diabetes. This study also found 2,776 binding sites for the vitamin D receptor along the length of the human genome – the human DNA system.

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Sunlight, Sexuality, and Mental Health

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Biochemist Loren Pickart shares research on the effects sunlight has on the human body.  Research on Sexuality, fertility, hormones, sex drive, depression, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), schizophrenia, vitamin D, and the pineal gland is presented in this article.

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Benefits of Sunlight: A Bright Spot for Human Health 7

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The media commonly emphasizes one side of the sunlight health story, either siding with the danger or the benefits.  However, M. Nathaniel Mead feels that a balanced message is the most intelligent approach when understanding how sunlight affects human health.  Get the pros and cons of the sunlight & health debate in Part 7 of Benefits of Sunlight.

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The Depressing Truth About Vitamin D Deficiency

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As the Northern Hemisphere enters the Autumn season,  daylight hours are decreasing.  We are getting less sunlight on our skin and as a result can be more likely to experience depression.  In the colder months, it is important to get as much natural sunlight as possible.  For people having difficulty getting natural sunshine, Sunlightenment has recommended UV and IR Light boxes listed in the sidebar.  This article by Dr. Mercola shares research on the connection between sunlight, vitamin D and mental depression.

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Low Vitamin D Levels Pose Large Threat To Health; Overall 26 Percent Increased Risk Of Death

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Researchers at Johns Hopkins are reporting what is believed to be the most conclusive evidence to date that inadequate levels of vitamin D lead to substantially increased risk of death. From the year 2000 to 20008, over 18,000 men and women were studied.  The results are worth reading!

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The Miracle of Vitamin D – Heart Disease, Weight Loss, Healthy Fats

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Krispin Sullivan, CN is a researcher, clinical nutritionist and author of Naked at Noon: The Importance of Sunlight and Vitamin D. In this extensive article, Krispin looks at the health benefits of vitamin D and how it is used in the body.

Part 5 of The Miracle of Vitamin D focuses on vitamin D and Heart Disease, weight loss and weight gain, and the right fats to eat.

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New Model for Cancer – Dynamite!

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This article by Dr. Mercola encourages people to become pro-active with their health. Cut your cancer risk by 60%, reduce chances of breast cancer (and its recurrence), colon cancer, diabetes and myocardial infarction simply by getting more sunlight exposure and Vitamin D.

Participate in the D*action Project: a 5-year study by UCSD that will prove the amazing health benefits of Vitamin D.

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Dr. Mercola’s lecture on Vitamin D with video

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Vitamin D deficiency is pandemic in the United States, but many Americans, including physicians, are not aware that they may be lacking this important nutrient.

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The Miracle of Vitamin D – Vitamin D Miracles

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Krispin Sullivan, CN is a researcher, clinical nutritionist and author of Naked at Noon: The Importance of Sunlight and Vitamin D. In this extensive article, Krispin looks at the health benefits of vitamin D and how it is used in the body.

Part 4 of The Miracle of Vitamin D presents the amazing health benefits of vitamin D.

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Different Forms of Vitamin D

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This article by Dr. John Jacob Cannell MD, director of the Vitamin D Council, examines the different forms of Vitamin D -including Vitamin D2, Vitamin D3, cholecalciferol, calcidiol, and calcitriol. This article also discuss Vitamin D supplements and prescription Vitamin D.

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.

6 Striking Health Effects of Vitamin D

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According to Boston University researchers, between 30 to 50% of children and adults in the United States are at high risk for vitamin D deficiency. Experts believe that sensible exposure to sun may be the best way to deal with this preventable medical condition. Learn what 6 serious health conditions are helped by sunlight and vitamin D.

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New Evidence Ties Vitamin D Deficiency to MS

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This article by the University of California, San Francisco shares recent evidence that links Vitamin D dificiency to Multipe Sclerosis (MS). Advice is also given on how to increase your levels of Vitamin D.

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Doctors Giving Cancer Patients Vitamin D

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Responding to research indicating that vitamin D may slow the progression of breast, colon and other common cancers, some doctors have begun adding Vitamin D supplements to their list of cancer therapies. This article by the Health Freedom Alliance takes a look at the new Vitamin D trend emerging in modern medicine.

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Are Clouds Destroying Your Health?

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One of Dr. Mercola’s mentors – Dr. Jonathan Wright, MD – speaks about the importance of sunlight for our health. Dr. Wright lives in Seattle, Washington, USA – the cloudiest state in America. Dr. Wright understands the importance of sunlight for the body and the difficulty that getting enough sunlight can be. In this article, Dr. Wright offers healthy methods to increase Vitamin D levels using natural light and artificial devices.

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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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Vitamin D ‘is mental health aid’

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Numerous studies show that sunlight and vitamin D can help stave off the mental decline that can affect people in old age. Studies have found that as levels of vitamin D went down, levels of cognitive impairment went up. Learn how you can keep your mind sharp and healthy with high levels of natural sunlight and vitamin D.

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Goodbye Cancer, Hello Sun Exposure? video

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This 5-minute video interview features reknowned natural health advocate Dr. Mercola and sunlight and vitamin D expert Dr. William Grant, a research scientist with NASA and SUNARC: Sunlight, Nutrition and Health Research Center.

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