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|9/23/2016 - When humans are exposed to sunlight, their skin produces vitamin D, a fat-soluble vitamin that offers many health benefits. These benefits include helping maintain a healthy immune system, and the growth and development of bones and teeth.
The following excerpt from the book, Solar Power for Optimal...|
|5/12/2016 - A substantial new study has found that women who received more "active sunlight exposure" were at far less risk for cardiovascular disease, meaning they are likely to liver longer, healthier lives.
The study, published in March in the Journal of Internal Medicine, found that the avoidance of direct...|
|5/8/2016 - As sunlight shines through the sheets of rain, we stare in awe at the arcing rainbow of colors appearing across the sky. Perhaps this beautiful geometry and spectrum of colors is an indication of an eclectic palette of medicines existing in the sun's rays. For a moment, as the rainbow comes into view,...|
|4/24/2016 - As the majority of Americans long for genetically modified foods to be labeled, some scientists must wonder if that label would need to include a skull and crossbones for GM foods sprayed with glyphosate. New science reveals that the vast majority of genetically modified crops (sprayed with glyphosate...|
|12/20/2015 - The neurotransmitter serotonin may be one of the main mechanisms by which vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids help improve mental health, according to a paper authored by researchers from Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute and published in FASEB Journal.
"In this paper we explain how serotonin...|
|12/3/2015 - The debate about whether sunlight is good or bad for us, and how much we actually need, continues. Like many considerations related to our health, the key is "moderation." Solar Power for Optimal Health, written by Marc Sorenson, says that not only is sunlight crucial to our existence, but it can cure...|
|9/16/2015 10:22:39 AM - Sunshine can reduce eye problems, new research shows. In addition to the many benefits of being outdoors, a study has now shown that nearsightedness, also known as myopia, was less common among children who spend more time outdoors each day.
The study, which was published in the Journal of the American...|
|1/17/2015 - Although biologists have known for a couple of decades that plants create vitamin C in their chloroplasts to protect them from excess sunlight, the mechanics of that process were unknown until recently. Plant chloroplasts use chlorophyll to convert light energy of the sun into sugars that can be used...|
|11/27/2014 - In recent years, health experts have emphasized the importance of increasing blood levels of vitamin D as a way to prevent not just bone and tooth disorders but also autoimmune disease, cancer and many other chronic health conditions. Yet, rather than recommending that people spend more time in the...|
|8/16/2014 - New research out of Stanford University creates possibilities for the future of California to be powered by renewable energy. This would create a healthier environment, generate more jobs and stabilize energy prices.
Imagine Los Angeles free of smog, electric cars flooding the silent freeways, solar...|
|8/14/2014 - Walk through any run-of-the-mill hospital today and one will notice that there's more emphasis spent on keeping patients in bed connected to machines than there is helping patients stand to see the light and hope outside. Caring nurses are basically put to work in tunnels that have very little natural...|
|9/14/2013 - The power of the sun for health and healing are far reaching. Optimal times to store up on the sun's health benefits are between 10am and 3pm. Overwhelming research shows that sunlight improves mood, athletic performance, blood pressure, immunity and bone health while helping to prevent cancers, heart...|
|8/2/2013 - A team of scientists at the University of Colorado, Boulder, have achieved what appears to be the "holy grail" of water splitting technology for the production and storage of clean, abundant energy. Because sunlight is free, I'm calling this "free energy."
To understand this breakthrough, it's important...|
|7/13/2013 - Since the time of Ramses in Egypt, the health benefits of the sun have been well known and accepted. Widespread sun therapy use decreased after the discovery of antibiotics. The current fear of sunlight began in the 1960s when individuals practicing unsafe sun practices developed sunburns, associated...|
|6/28/2013 - Terry and Shay Weisbrich from Santa Rosa, California were astonished when a fire was ignited from a focused ray of sun powerfully reflected onto their wooden house by the dog's chrome water bowl.
Even Rene Torres, the Bennett Valley Fire Department engineer and his fellow firefighters were perplexed...|
|1/18/2013 - An article in the Huffington Post blog a couple of years ago warned readers to avoid all sunlight all the time. The co-founder of the Melanoma Research Alliance and Broadway producer formed this alliance after her own experience with melanoma on the bottom of her foot.
Maybe she used to go into Central...|
|7/29/2012 - There's nothing more refreshing than standing in a cool, summertime rain shower. Or bathing in the warm sunlight on a crisp spring day. Or inhaling the cool autumn air, fresh with the scent of turning leaves and pine needles. These things -- rainwater, sunlight, air -- have long been assumed to be not...|
|6/25/2011 - Ask somebody about sunscreen and you're likely to receive an earful of disinformation from a person who has been repeatedly misinformed by health authorities and the mainstream media. Almost nothing you hear about sunscreen from traditional media channels is accurate. So here's a quick guide to the...|
|5/27/2011 - Since the 1980s, physicians and cancer groups have regularly warned the public against the potential health dangers of direct sunlight on skin. As a result, many people have stayed out of the sunlight completely, covered their limbs even in warm weather or slathered themselves with UV protection products,...|
|2/24/2011 - Vitamin D deficiency has become a widespread problem, as false media and government reports over the years have scared the public into thinking that the sun will kill them and that they have to lather up in sunscreen and wear several layers of clothing just to stay healthy. But all this hiding from...|
|12/19/2010 - Seven leading health groups in the UK have announced a "definitive statement" that reverses decades of ignorant opposition to sunlight exposure. This statement admits what NaturalNews has been teaching for years: That sunlight exposure is good for you and that people should seek to expose themselves...|
|9/26/2010 - Enemies of the sun continue to harp on the public about the alleged, but unsubstantiated, dangers of sunlight exposure. Earlier this year, it was tanning beds that were the boogeymen, but now the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is going after the sun directly, suggesting that people...|
|9/20/2010 - Regularly exposing your skin to natural sunlight is arguably the best way to maintain optimal levels of vitamin D. But according to researchers from the Arizona Cancer Center (ACC), not everyone gets enough vitamin D from the sun, which means they may need to supplement in order to maintain optimal...|
|7/22/2010 - Exposure to sunlight, we are often told, is dangerous and can lead to melanoma, also known as skin cancer. But a group of U.K. researchers recently published a report in the British Journal of Dermatology decrying the scare campaigns put out by government and cancer societies that warn against the supposed...|
|7/16/2010 - A recent study out of Australia has found that natural sunlight plays a very important role in the development of unborn children. According to the research, mothers who get little sunlight during the first 90 days of their pregnancies bear children with an increased risk of developing multiple sclerosis...|
|7/6/2010 - We've all been told that sunlight causes skin cancer. This message has been drilled into our heads for so long that most people actually believe it. But what if this "truth" was actually a medical myth? What if dermatologists and health experts didn't know the whole story? What if their explanations...|
|2/27/2010 - Researchers from Imperial College London have launched a £1 million ($1.6 million) study to create what they call an "artificial leaf," mimicking the process of photosynthesis that allows plants to generate energy from the sun.
Plants use solar radiation to power a chemical reaction that converts...|
|12/7/2009 - Vitamin D is best known for its anti-cancer effects, but suddenly, following a flurry of recent research, it's becoming increasingly recognized for its ability to prevent diseases like diabetes and depression. Now heart disease is also emerging as a chronic health condition that vitamin D can help prevent.
|11/25/2009 - The fact that vitamin D prevents cancer is now so well known that even some conventional physicians are beginning to recommend it. Vitamin D prevents 77% of all cancers, after all. That's as close to a "cure" for cancer as you'll ever get (and it's free, too, since you can make it yourself!).
|10/2/2009 - Large numbers of senior citizens need to spend more time outdoors to boost their levels of vitamin D and lower their risk of chronic disease, researchers from Warwick University have warned.
"As we get older our skin is less efficient at forming vitamin D and our diet may also become less varied,...|
|1/7/2009 - The health benefits of vitamin D are undeniable. A vitamin D deficiency can cause all sorts of health problems, including many kinds of cancers, osteoporosis, depression, autoimmune diseases, cardiovascular issues and more. Many health issues can be prevented by getting an adequate amount of vitamin...|
|10/19/2008 - With Breast Cancer Awareness month fully upon us once again, retail stores have been invaded with everything pink, including "pink ribbon" candies and personal care products made with blatantly cancer-causing ingredients. Retail grocery stores like Safeway even hit up customers for donations at the...|
|8/13/2008 - A new study has found a correlation between higher rates of lung cancer and less exposure to sunlight.
The study was conducted by researchers from the University of California at San Diego and published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. Researchers examined data from national and...|
|3/26/2008 - Whilst avoiding the harsher elements of direct sunlight is not only wise but is necessary, avoiding the sun all together and as the result, not getting enough direct sunlight on our skin, is even more problematic. So, let's examine the benefits of healthy sun exposure without getting burnt or promoting...|
|3/14/2008 - A study by researchers at the Institute for Cancer Research in Oslo, Norway has given further credence to the claim that the benefits of modest sun exposure outweigh the risk of skin cancer for most people. Johan Moan, the researcher who led the study said, "Modest sun exposure gives enormous vitamin...|
|12/3/2007 - The time when one’s immediate natural impulse on the first sunny spring day was to get outside and enjoy it is long gone. Only the very courageous or “careless” who defy the grim warnings from medical mandarins and cancer specialists, wholeheartedly endorsed by the sunscreen industry,...|
|7/24/2007 - Scientists at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) have developed a prototype of a three-dimensional solar panel that is able to capture sunlight from nearly every angle and transform it into electricity, according to a report in the journal JOM, which is published by the Minerals, Metals and...|
|6/15/2007 - The idea that sunscreen prevents cancer is a myth. It's a myth promoted by a profit-seeking tag-team effort between the cancer industry and the sunscreen industry. The sunscreen industry makes money by selling lotion products that actually contain cancer-causing chemicals. It then donates a portion...|
|6/8/2007 - Exciting new research conducted at the Creighton University School of Medicine in Nebraska has revealed that supplementing with vitamin D and calcium can reduce your risk of cancer by an astonishing 77 percent. This includes breast cancer, colon cancer, skin cancer and other forms of cancer. This research...|
|2/9/2007 - Cancer rates are still higher among black Americans compared to their white counterparts, according to recent statistics released by the American Cancer Society.
Rates among black men are higher by more than one-third over whites, and the rates for black women are higher by 18 percent. Blacks will...|
|2/8/2007 - Increasing vitamin D intake through sunlight, diet or supplements may decrease a person's risk of contracting breast cancer by 50 percent and of contracting colorectal cancer by more than 65 percent, according to two recent studies conducted at the University of San Diego.
The studies used meta-analysis...|
|2/1/2007 - To the surprise of scientists, while exposure to the sun's UV rays is the main cause of skin cancer, a recent study says some sunlight also can help prevent it.
The idea of sunlight helping prevent skin cancer may sound like a paradox, but the key is exposure in moderation, immunology scientists...|
|11/20/2006 - Flash those pearly whites in a dazzling smile and you showcase a natural light collector mechanism hidden inside the internal structure of dentin - the hard, bone-like material that forms the main part of teeth. Scientists in Germany are reporting that the photonic crystal structure of dentin was their...|
|11/7/2006 - Using newly available data on worldwide cancer incidence to map cancer rates in relation to proximity to the equator, researchers at the Moores Cancer Center at University of California, San Diego (UCSD) have shown a clear association between deficiency in exposure to sunlight, specifically ultraviolet...|
|9/25/2006 - After years of denying the health benefits of sunlight, conventional researchers are finally starting to recognize the important role that ultraviolet light plays in human health. Getting sunlight on your skin, research now shows, is extremely important for preventing and even reversing chronic diseases....|
|9/21/2006 - New research published in the journal Nature reveals that a sunless tanning cream derived from an Indian plant may be able to give fair-skinned people tans without overexposing them to the sun, which could result in fewer cases of skin cancer.
Scientists believe that fair-skinned people -- mostly...|
|8/30/2006 - Studies have found that natural lighting is best for human beings, so the Tennessee-based company Sunlight Direct developed a way to bring that light to workers who are cramped in florescent-bulb-lit cubicles or windowless offices.
Sunlight Direct's hybrid solar lighting system collects light from...|
|8/18/2006 - In a surprising move, the FDA has now banned the manufacture and use of vitamin D, citing studies that show vitamin D to be a powerful physiological substance that needs to undergo FDA approval before individuals are allowed to use it. Since sunlight exposure causes vitamin D production in the human...|
|8/9/2006 - There's a piece of technology we really need in the world that could vastly improve the health of people living not only in wealthy nations, but also Third World nations. This is a piece of technology that does not exist today, but could conceivably be invented and mass-produced in the next decade or...|
|8/4/2006 - A new study by researchers at the University of California found solar ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation can significantly reduce the risk of 16 different types of cancer by naturally stimulating the production of vitamin D in the skin.
"Enhancing vitamin D status appears to be the single most important...|
|7/24/2006 - Mike: Welcome again, everyone. This is Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, here at Natural Products Expo West 2006. I'm joined by Larry Pederson, the founder of The Litebook Company and inventor and creator of the light therapy device called Litebook. Here to tell us about it is Larry.
|7/6/2006 - A UK study involving more than 1 million participants has shown that people diagnosed with cancer in summer and fall -- when sunlight and vitamin D levels are at their highest -- have better chances of surviving.
Vitamin D has been shown to slow the rate of tumor growth, as well as trigger the self-destruction...|
|6/20/2006 - A University of Miami study released today shows that blacks are more than three times as likely to be diagnosed with late-stage melanoma than whites. The study, published in the Archives of Dermatology, reviewed 1,690 melanoma cases to reach the conclusion.
Researchers are not able to fully explain...|
|4/25/2006 - Do you realize that one of the most powerful cures for cancer is streaming over our heads each and every day, free of charge? It's sunlight, which is astounding in its ability to prevent and cure cancer. If it were a mainstream drug, it would probably make the cover of Time magazine and be heralded...|
|3/23/2006 - Unless you've been living under a rock for the past decade, you've heard the warnings: "Stay out of the sun, cover up your skin and coat yourself with sunscreen or you will get skin cancer! Don't go outdoors unless absolutely necessary because the sun could kill you!"
Of course, if you've been living...|
|2/7/2006 - Doctor Price was right, as usual. Cod liver oil is very good for you, more than you ever knew. Research studies ranging from 1918-2001 give cod liver oil an A+ rating. This marvelous golden oil contains large amounts of elongated omega-3 fatty acids, preformed vitamin A and the sunlight vitamin D, essential...|
|7/11/2005 - Taking a daily 10 to 15 minute walk in the sun not only clears your head, relieves stress and increases circulation – it could also cut your risk of breast cancer in half. At least that's what Esther John, an epidemiologist at the Northern California Cancer Center, recommends. And there's plenty of...|
|6/15/2005 - Researchers in Australia have discovered that exposure to natural sunlight reduces the incidence of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (NHL). The researchers were trying to find out if exposure to the sun really does cause this type of cancer; instead, they found that it actually protects people from the disease.
|5/18/2005 - Scientists are baffled by the results of a study published in the Feb. 2, 2005 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. In this study, we learn that exposure to sunlight actually reduces the risk of skin cancer.
This is important evidence backing up what doctors like Dr. Michael Holick,...|
|4/23/2005 - A new study published in the journal Cancer reveals that men who are undergoing treatment for prostate cancer are often underdiagnosed for their risk of osteoporosis. What's most amazing about this study, however, is how researchers have missed the big picture that both prostate cancer and osteoporosis...|
|1/1/2005 - The following is part three of an eight-part interview with Dr. Michael Holick, author of "The UV advantage" and one of the world's most respected authorities on vitamin D and the health benefits of natural sunlight. His work can be found at www.UVadvantage.com. Be sure to print out the vitamin D myths,...|
|1/1/2005 - Fifteen facts you probably never knew about vitamin D and sunlight exposure.
(Compiled by Mike Adams, based on an interview with Dr. Michael Holick, author, The UV Advantage)
Vitamin D prevents osteoporosis, depression, prostate cancer, breast cancer, and even effects diabetes and obesity. Vitamin...|
|1/1/2005 - The following is part four of an eight-part interview with Dr. Michael Holick, author of "The UV advantage" and one of the world's most respected authorities on vitamin D and the health benefits of natural sunlight. His work can be found at www.UVadvantage.com. Be sure to print out the vitamin D myths,...|
|1/1/2005 - The following is part five of an eight-part interview with Dr. Michael Holick, author of "The UV advantage" and one of the world's most respected authorities on vitamin D and the health benefits of natural sunlight. His work can be found at www.UVadvantage.com. Be sure to print out the vitamin D myths,...|
|1/1/2005 - The following is part six of an eight-part interview with Dr. Michael Holick, author of "The UV advantage" and one of the world's most respected authorities on vitamin D and the health benefits of natural sunlight. His work can be found at www.UVadvantage.com. Be sure to print out the vitamin D myths,...|
|1/1/2005 - The following is part eight of an eight-part interview with Dr. Michael Holick, author of "The UV advantage" and one of the world's most respected authorities on vitamin D and the health benefits of natural sunlight. His work can be found at www.UVadvantage.com. Be sure to print out the vitamin D myths,...|
|11/15/2004 - When it comes to race-based medicine, almost everybody out there has it wrong. I haven't read a single editorial or news article from any newspaper, magazine or web site that gets this right. What am I talking about? The development of heart drugs for black Americans. A recent study of black Americans...|
|10/19/2004 - A reader asks, "Are there any foods, vitamins, herbs, etc, that can help with insomnia? I've had sleeping problems for years, and I would really appreciate any kind of useful information."
With insomnia, it all basically boils down to endocrine system imbalances. Sleep is a physiological function...|
|8/6/2004 - Here's another report on Melanotan, a synthetic hormone that more quickly darkens the skin of people who take it, thereby protecting them from ultraviolet sunlight -- in other words, it lets them tan more quickly so that they can go out, get more sun, and get the benefits from that natural sunlight...|
|7/31/2004 - Millions of Americans have osteoporosis but don't know it, according to a new study authored by Stanford University School of Medicine. It says that 10 million Americans have osteoporosis right now, and 4 million more are at risk, but many people don't notice that they have the condition until they...|
|7/28/2004 - There is a lot of information about seasonal affective disorder (S.A.D.) available on the internet and in the medical literature today, but most of the information about this disorder fails to inform readers about the real causes of it, and the simple, effective treatments for reversing it.
|7/27/2004 - Canadians are being warned over the labeling used on sunscreen products, but these warnings have it all wrong. The warning that should be printed on sunscreen products is, "Warning -- you're not getting enough sun." The fact is, most people living in Canada, the UK, and even the United States suffer...|
|7/14/2004 - Vibrational medicine is a promising area of "technology" (it's difficult to call it that) that covers a variety of pioneering healing modalities now known to be far more powerful than drugs and surgery in improving the lives of patients. These modalities include:
Phototherapy: harnessing the healing...|
|7/6/2004 - The old school doctors are going crazy over a new report suggesting that people need to be getting more sunlight, not less, in order to prevent chronic disease. This advice, no matter how much sense it makes, doesn't fit the old belief systems of old school doctors: they've been brainwashed into thinking...|
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|5/12/2004 8:55:31 PM - Researchers at St. George's Hospital in London have found that breast
tissues produce their own cancer-fighting compound (calcitriol) that
destroys breast cancer tumors. In order to make calcitriol, however,
tissues in the breast need Vitamin D, and the best way to get Vitamin D
is to expose...|
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