Vitamin D: The Sunshine Vitamin

April 14, 2012

Book review

Direct sunlight is still the best source, and fears of sun exposure contributing to skin cancer can be laid to rest.

by Zoltan Rona, M.D. M.Sc. 

Vitamin D may be the superhero of vitamins, as studies show that the risk of death from all causes can be decreased 26 percent with vitamin D supplementation. Readers benefit in two ways: they can take immediate steps to improve their own health, and they can again feel safe enjoying the sun.

Sun phobia, sunscreens and spending too much time indoors has resulted in at least 70 percent of North Americans being deficient in vitamin D. This deficiency is one of the root causes of a number of chronic conditions, including cancer, heart disease, diabetes and a host of autoimmune diseases.

Completely referenced, Rona cites cases and studies that demonstrate how vitamin D supplementation can aid in the healing of these major illnesses and other common health conditions and help prevent occurrence.

Direct sunlight is still the best source, and fears of sun exposure contributing to skin cancer can be laid to rest.

Additional topics addressed include: misconceptions about the right time of day for sun exposure; which supplements afford the best protection; the pros and cons of sunscreens; how vitamin D interacts with pre¬scription drugs; and why the recommended dosage of vitamin D is increasing.

$9.95 — Books Alive, an imprint of Book Publishing Co., P.O. Box 99, Summertown, TN 38483.

Reprinted from AzNetNews, Volume 29, Number 2, April/May 2010.

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