RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif., Jan. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- For humans, sunlight and vitamin D is critically important for the development, growth, and maintenance of a healthy body, from birth until death. "Humans make thousands of units of vitamin D within minutes of whole body exposure to sunlight. From what we know of nature, it is unlikely such a system evolved by chance," states Dr. John Cannell, Executive Director, Vitamin D Council. According to the Vitamin D Council, current research has implicated sunlight and vitamin D deficiency as a major factor in the pathology of at least 17 varieties of cancer as well as heart disease, stroke, hypertension, autoimmune diseases, diabetes, depression, chronic pain, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, muscle weakness, muscle wasting, birth defects, periodontal disease, and more. The September 2009 issue of The American Journal of Medicine (Volume 122, Issue 9) has an extensive review of the research on the benefits of vitamin D and points to fascinating "life extension" potential. The Journal notes that all cause mortality is decreased by at least 7% in a meta-analysis of 18 randomized trials of vitamin D supplementation.
For decades, consumers have been the target of a disinformation campaign from conventional medicine and the pharmaceutical industry that created a fear of sunshine. They have literally scared the daylight out of us! Therefore, most people either intentionally or unintentionally avoid the sun -- or smear on sunscreens that block the beneficial wavelengths that produce one's natural supply of vitamin D from direct exposure to bright midday sun. Now more than ever in this age of information, millions of people have unwittingly become "contemporary cave-dwellers," living and working indoors. This dramatic reduction of natural light exposure -- that hum
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