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Embrace the Sun – benefits of the sun throughout the day and year – book June 2018

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   Are you dying in the Dark?
   If you avoid the sun, you may be ruining your health.
   Sun avoidance may be as dangerous to your health as cigarette smoking
By: Marc B.Sorenson, Ed. D. and William B. Grant, Ph.D.


  • Most of the health benefits of the sun are due to the UVB production of Vitamin D around noon.
  • However, the authors point out in detail, the additional non-noon benefits of the sun, due to UVA production of Nitric Oxide in the skin
  • Previous to this book I was only enjoying the sun at noon in the summer (Seattle)
    This book made be be aware of the non-noon and non-summer benefits of the sun, which I had wondered about for years
  • UVA can get through windows, but UVB cannot
  • Blue or bright light decreases depression

Book table of contents

Chapter 1 Does Sun Exposure Cause Melanoma? 1
Chapter 2 Other Diseases Related Positively or Negatively to Sun Exposure 17
Chapter 3 Estimating the Incidence of Deadly Diseases Associated with a Lack of UVR Exposure 21
Chapter 4 Boning Up: Sun Exposure Maintains and Increases Bone Strength and Joint Health 39
Chapter 5 Cancer Prevention: Sun Exposure Is Essential 53
Chapter 6 Preventing Diseases of the Heart, Brain and Vascular System: The Vital Need for Sun Exposure 85
Chapter 7 The Protective Affect of the Sun on Type-Two Diabetes, Type-One Diabetes and Other Autoimmune Diseases 101
Chapter 8 Sun Exposure and Infectious Diseases 121
Chapter 9 Mental and Neurological Conditions Influenced by the Sun 139
Chapter 10 The Influence of Sun Exposure on Other Disorders 167
Chapter 11 Sun Exposure, Pregnancy, Lactation and other Reproductive Issues 197
Chapter 12 Racial Disparities Related to Differences in UVB Exposure and Vitamin D Status205
Chapter 13 How Did the Sun So Quickly Change From Friend To Foe? A brief History of the Rise and Fall of Heliotherapy 211
Appendix 1 The Magnificent Sun 219
Appendix 2 Balancing the Messages about Sunbeds 227
Appendix 3 Sunscreens: Dangerous At Best and At Worst Potentially Deadly 241
Appendix 4 Understanding Proper Circadian Rhythms and the Critical Importance of Sunlight in Maintaining Them 251
Appendix 5 The Assault on the Sun: Dishonesty, Duplicity and Dollars 255
Appendix 6 Salubrious Solar Solutions: Photo-Nutrient Supplements vs Civilization's Sun-Deficiency Epidemic 271
No index

Examples of # of words in book

1094 Cancer
1051 Vitamin d
595 Melanoma
121 Diabetes
85 UVA
71 Asthma
67 Multiple sclerosis
67 Cardiovascular
58 Nitric Oxide
57 Osteoporosis
52 Blue
44 Depression
29 Rickets
20 Parkinson
17Lung Cancer

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The Headlines

Voluminous research in the past few years has proved the truth about the remarkable health benefits of the Sun. Why haven't you read these Headlines?

  • Sun exposure in the U.S. has been reduced by 90% in the last 70-100 years, while the risk of melanoma has increased by at least 3,000%. Then how can anyone believe sun exposure causes melanoma?
  • As in the US, while sun exposure in Europe has profoundly decreased, there has been a spectacular increase in melanoma.
  • Many melanomas occur on the parts of the body that seldom or never see the sun, including inside and around sex organs, in the armpits, in the mouth, on the soles of the feet and on areas nearly always covered by clothing.
  • Women who completely avoid the sun have an increased risk of breast cancer of 1,000%, compared to those regularly exposed to sun.
  • Women in Spain who actively seek the sun have a reduced risk of hip fracture of 91%.
  • Sunbathing can often reduce both systolic and diastolic blood pressure within an hour, and the effect lasts for about two more hours.
  • Multiple Sclerosis is most prevalent in the northern part of the Northern hemisphere, but its prevalence virtually disappears in sunny equatorial climes.
  • Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) such as Prozac work by keeping serotonin in circulation. Sun exposure can increase the amount of serotonin in the circulation by 800% in one day without toxic side effects, and the sun is free.
  • Regular, habitual sun exposure without sunscreens REDUCES the risk of melanoma.
  • Outdoor workers obtain 3-10 times the annual sunlight exposure as indoor workers, yet they have lower incidences of melanoma. Why?
  • Women with active sunbathing habits live longer.
  • Women who avoid sun exposure have twice the risk of allcause death over 20 years, compared to those who are actively in the sun.
  • Chronic sun exposure is associated with a reduced risk of colorectal, breast, and prostate cancer.
  • Regular exposure to UV leads to an almost complete disappearance of DNA damage where skin cancer has been initiated.
  • There are 324 deaths associated with diseases of low sun exposure for every 1 death related to diseases of high sun exposure.
  • UV radiation, from sunlight, is the best natural source of vitamin D. Vitamin D supplements alone are not an effective substitute for adequate sun exposure.
  • Public health messages in the past 50 years, urging avoidance of sun exposure and the use of chemical sunscreens, have likely contributed to the rise in melanoma incidence.
  • Chemical sunscreens have unbalanced Mother Nature, which is one reason why melanoma has INCREASED exponentially, accompanying the exponential increase in sunscreen sales during the past 30 years.
  • DNA damage is reduced with a tan.
  • Low blood levels of vitamin D are a major indicator of sunlight deficiency.
  • If sunscreen is not re-applied every hour it creates more skin damage than if one used nothing at all.
  • Women who used sunbeds for 20 years had a 23% decrease in the risk for all-cause death.

Diseases associated with low sun exposure in the USA

Disease Year Deaths
Osteoporosis 2005 71,280
Osteoarthritis 2004 500
Rheumatoid arthritis 1998 2,060
Bladder cancer 2016 16,390
Brain cancer 2016 16,050
Breast cancer 2016 40,980
Cervical cancer 2016 4,074
Colon cancer 2016 49,190
Endometrial cancer 2016 10,470
Gallbladder cancer 2016 3,710
Kidney cancer 2016 14,240
Lung cancer 2016 158,080
Leukemia 2016 24,400
Lymphoma 2016 21,270
Multiple Myeloma 2016 12,650
Oral and pharyngeal 2016 9570
Ovarian cancer 2016 14,240
Pancreatic cancer 2016 34,920
Prostate cancer 2016 26,120
Thyroid Cancer 2016 1,980
Cardiovascular 2015 801,000
Diabetes 2010 69,071
Crohn's disease 2004 825
Asthma 2010 4,000
Influenza 2010 36,000
Pneumonia 2016 53,282
Septicemia 2012 35,000
HIV—Aids 2013 6,995
Necrotizing fasciitis 2010 200
Tuberculosis 2014 555
COPD 2009 145,575
Total annual deaths 1,684,677

Diseases and disorders diminished by regular, non-burning sun exposure:

• Acute lower respiratory infection
• Anaphylaxis
• Anemia
• Anxiety
• Arthritis
• Asthma
• Athero-sclerosis
• Autoimmune diseases
• Bipolar disorder
• Breast-tissue density
• Chronic pain
• Cognitive decline
• Colds
• Craniotabes
• Crohn's disease
• Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
• Cystic fibrosis
• Dental caries
• Eczema
• Electric light disease
• Epilepsy
• Erectile dysfunction
• Fibromyalgia
Heart disease
Heart failure
High cholesterol
Compromised Immune system
Infectious mononucleosis
Inflammatory bowel disease
Kidney disease
Low-back pain
Mood disorders
Low muscle strength
Multiple Myeloma Myopia
Nursing home risk Obesity
Osteoporosis and fractures
Parkinson's disease
Periodontal disease
Peripheral artery disease
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
Sepsis, Septicemia
Soft-tissue injury
Ulcerative colitis

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Which Is Worse - Avoiding Sunlight or Vitamin D Deficiency – April 2019
Have We Gotten Sunscreen Totally Wrong - Jan 2019
People who get little noon-day sun must supplement with Vitamin D – systematic review June 2017
The Greatest Public Health Mistake of the 20th Century (sunscreen block Vitamin D) - 2017
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340,000 US deaths annually due to insufficient sun (some due to low vitamin D) – July 2020
Health benefit of Sunlight is more than Vitamin D in the blood - many studies
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Vitamin D and Sun conference – Germany June 2017


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