VITAMIN D REDUCES RISK OF CANCER – (07-25-05)By
Sunlight and Reduced Risk of Cancer: Is The Real Story Vitamin D?
Ready for everything you thought you knew to get turned upside down? Sunlight increases survival in early stage melanoma. “What??” you say. That demonic, cancer causing, avoid at all costs and wear SPF 100 to get the mail sunlight? When it comes to physiology, I always boil it down to a common question: What were we designed for? Picture 100,000 years ago.
Do you think our bodies were designed to be out in the sun for long periods of time? I think most would agree that the answer is yes. And remember, back then you couldn’t live in northern Canada with light skin and hop on a America West flight to head south for the winter–you stayed in the geographical region your body had adapted to.
So, in today’s society, every arrow is pointing to Vit D deficiency at massive levels–as high as 75% of the population deficient by some estimates. So, should it really surprise anyone that sunlight production of Vit D should protect against cancer?
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Since acquiring a passion for how the body works in chiropractic school, I have continued to indulge this desire by reading some 120 peer reviewed medical journals per month. I’m always learning more about how to help people avoid chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, dementia, osteoporosis, obesity and cancer, and pass along this information in my blog. There are currently almost 2,000 posts cataloged on almost every health topic imaginable. Click Here for more bio information