Vitamin D & The Sun - Prevents Cancer

Moderate amounts of sun exposure does not cause cancer.

Not what you've been told is it?

Well it's true.  Really the sun doesn't cause cancer.  Skin cancer is a result of a Vitamin D deficiency.  If you maintained healthy levels of Vitamin D, you would have healthy skin that would fight the UV rays put out by the sun.

Over exposure to the sun and sunburns are not okay.  Sunburns damage the skin.  Damage to the skin can cause skin cancer.

The body needs Vitamin D and the only way to obtain healthy levels of Vitamin D is from the sun!

Vitamin D deficiency is an unrecognized epidemic among both children and adults in the United States.  
Vitamin D deficiency not only causes rickets among children but also precipitates and exacerbates osteoporosis among adults and causes the painful bone disease osteomalacia.  
Vitamin D deficiency has been associated with increased risks of deadly cancers, cardiovascular disease, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and type 1 diabetes mellitus.
What You Need To Know

  • Sunscreen blocks the skin's absorbtion of Vitamin D by 95-98%.
  • When you get older your absorbtion ability decreases.
  • Darker pigmented skin needs higher levels of vitamin D.
  • You cannot get enough Vitamin D in your diet.
  • 90% of your Vitamin D is obtained from the sun.

Consequences of Vitamin D Deficiency

Vitamin D deficiency among children not only causes overt rickets but also can prevent children from reaching their genetically programmed height and peak bone mass.

For adults, vitamin D deficiency has more subtle effects on the skeleton. The secondary hyperparathyroidism mobilizes calcium from the skeleton and thus can reduce bone mineral density and ultimately precipitate or exacerbate osteoporosis.

Patients often complain of aching bones and muscle discomfort. Such patients are often misdiagnosed with fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, myositis, or other nonspecific collagen vascular diseases.

It is estimated that 40-60% of patients with fibromyalgia may have some component of vitamin D deficiency and osteomalacia.

...studies have shown that people living at higher latitudes have higher incidences of cancer. 
Since these observations, several investigators not only confirmed the observations but added to the list of cancers that may be associated with living at higher latitudes and thus may be related to vitamin D deficiency

Vitamin D should be considered essential for overall health and well-being. Vitamin D deficiency and decreased exposure to solar UVB radiation have been demonstrated to increase the risks of many common cancers, type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and multiple sclerosis, and there are indications that they may be associated with type 2 diabetes and schizophrenia.

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