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Benefits of Sunlight: A Bright Spot for Human Health 2

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Part 2 of “The Benefits of Sunlight: Vitamin D Production” by M. Nathaniel Mead focuses on the importance of getting sufficient Vitamin D from sunlight and food sources.  Vitamin D is necessary for human health.  Learn how  Vitamin D is used by the body to build stronger bones and increase immunity.

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Canada Looks at Vitamin D for Swine Flu Protection

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Following a 1 year study on the positive effects of Vitamin D on severe seasonal influenza, Canada will expand its study to include the Swine Flu. Science has already confirmed the benefits of Vitamin D for increased immunity and better overall health. Can the Sun’s light protect us from the Swine Flu virus?

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The Miracle of Vitamin D – Vitamin D From Foods

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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 3 of The Miracle of Vitamin D presents how the body uses vitamin D from food sources.

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Vitamin D and Your Health – Breast Cancer

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Dr. John Jacob Cannell MD, director of the Vitamin D Council, shares research from numerous studies that show that vitamin D3 lowers the risk of breast cancer and reduces the growth of breast cancer. In addition, researchers have found that cancer cells activate Vitamin D in the body – clearly showing that Vitamin D is important to fight cancer in the 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.

Sunshine Can Actually Decrease Your Vitamin D Levels

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Do you know that ultraviolet A (UVA) light actually destroys vitamin D? That most windows block UVB light – which produces vitamin D – but allows UVA light to pass through? Read Dr. Mercola’s tips on how to optimize your Vitamin D levels through some simple practices that help to minimize UVA exposure and maximum UVB exposure, vitamin D production and vitamin D absorbtion.

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Am I Vitamin D Deficient? Vitamin D Test Kit

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This Vitamin D Coucil article discusses the appropriate levels of Vitamin D intake that are recommended to maintain optimal health.  To accurately test your levels of Vitamin D, the non-profit group The Vitamin D Council has partnered with ZRT Labs to offer a discounted take-home Vitamin D Test Kit that you can order on the Internet.

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.

Does Too Much Sun Really Cause Melanoma?

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Sam Shuster, a consultant dermatologist at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, argues that sun exposure is not the major cause of malignant melanoma.

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Slash Your Prostate Cancer Risk — With Sunlight!

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A new study published in the British Journel of Cancer shows that high levels of Vitamin D can reduce the likelihood of death from prostate cancer by 7 times.

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Does Sun Exposure Really Cause Melanoma?

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In this 5 minute audio interview, Dr. Robert Heaney explains why sunshine has been wrongly accused of being the main culprit in causing deadly skin cancer, melanoma.

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How Sunshine and Vitamin D Can Help You Eliminate Mercury

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Accumulating data have provided evidence that vitamin D is involved in brain function. Vitamin D can inhibit the synthesis of inducible nitric oxide synthase and increase glutathione levels, suggesting a role for the hormone in brain detoxification.

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Study finds that Sunlight Actually Prevents Cancer

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Insufficient exposure to ultraviolet radiation may be an important risk factor for cancer in Western Europe and North America, according to a new study published in the prominent Cancer journal that directly contradicts official advice about sunlight.

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The Neglected Nutrient Part 3: Vitamin D vs. PMS

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Research released in 2005 from Harvard University shows a relationship between low vitamin D intake and increased PMS.  The Vital Choices newsletter shares this research in their third article on sunlight, vitamin D, and human health.

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The Healing Power of Sunlight and Vitamin D eBook

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An exclusive interview with Dr. Michael Holick, provided by By Mike Adams, The Health Ranger.

Dr. Michael Holick is the author of “The UV Advantage” and one of the world’s most respected authorities on vitamin D and the health benefits of natural sunlight.

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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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