Revealing Facts Why A Lack Of Vitamin D Would Sooner Kill You Than Skin Cancer?
Posted Aug 24 2008 1:21pm
Revealing facts about a lack of vitamin D that you should know.
True we should all guard against too much sun that could cause skin cancer , the fact however remains that a lack of vitamin D has been proven to be a leading nutritional lack in many other cancer cases e.g. breast cancer and prostate cancer .
I’m sure most of you know by now how good vitamin D is for you and that the sun is the very best source of this nutrient. Study after study has shown that a lack of vitamin D is a direct cause of disease, disability and shorter life spans.
Unfortunately, a large majority of dermatologists and conventional medical practitioners are too crippled by heliophobia (Helios is Greek for “sun”, phobia is Greek for “exaggerated or irrational fear”) to pay any attention to this research.
It’s sad that most conventional medicine practitioners need to be reminded that humanity evolved (or was created) in tropical areas, wore very little clothing and had maximum exposure to sunlight. When people got too much sun, they knew it just as we do today so they found shade or covered their skin.
Back then, their blood levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D were almost certainly the same as those of frequently sun-exposed people living in tropical areas today 60 to 100 nanograms per milliliter.
By contrast, the large majority of individuals I help test for 25-hydroxyvitamin D usually have levels of 20 to 30 nanograms per milliliter. Even people who are specifically working on anti-ageing often don’t measure above 40 to 45 nanograms per milliliter.
Part of this could be because we don’t get much sunshine here in Seattle, but even physicians I know from Southern California and Arizona tell me their patients’ 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels average only 10 nanograms per milliliter higher than mine do in Washington.
How could this be possible? I think it all comes back to medically induced heliophobia, which has led to the use of irrational quantities of sunscreen and it’s all justified by the so-called “experts” on the basis of preventing skin cancer.
But better-informed experts, such as Professor Michael Holick, point out that for every one case of skin cancer prevented by application of heliophobia principles, there are between 20 and 30 more cases of breast and prostate cancer that are directly traceable to a lack of vitamin D.
The risks of developing colon cancers and others are also increased by a lack of vitamin D.
It is a blinding fact that most of our debilitating, killer diseases are as a direct result of our modern diet and lifestyle.
So if you are not able to spend 15 minutes a day in the sun without your shirt on the you most definitely should supplement your vitamin D intake.