American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 85(6):1586-91 June 2007
Gary Moller comments:
I have been running a campaign some years now extolling the benefits of sunshine which provides 90% of our vitamin D (Go here to read my other articles). This has not been popular with the many Cancer and Health experts who have unwisely backed themselves into a very dark corner by linking melanoma and other cancer hysteria with sunlight exposure (A mostly incorrect association).
The Cancer Society has impossibly compromised itself by its huge commercial interests in sunscreens as a revenue earner. How can this "advocacy" organisation give us the kind of impartial advice on this matter that we so desperately need when it makes so much money out of keeping people out of the sun and the hysteria that goes with it? The same can be said of the Health Sponsorship Council which, together with the Cancer Society, has led the cavalry charge to save us from the demon sun.
Think about this: The sun that sustains life on this precious planet and which has been worshiped since the beginnings of humanity, is vilified nowadays by health authorites! How perverse is that?
If you want to prevent melanoma, then here is what you can do:
- Expose your full body to the sun for several minutes at midday (Rules: No tanning and no sunburn). If you are very fair, then reduce exposure appropriately; if dark skinned then increase exposure.
- Eat lots of vegetables and one cup of dark berries per day (Dark berries also reduce sunburn damage).
- Get plenty of omega 3 oil such as fish and cod liver oil daily and reduce intake of hydrogenated oils and preserved meats.On the days you do not get out in the sun, take 1-2,000iu of vitamin D daily.
- Calcium as per the study above? I am no longer in favour of calcium supplements. It is better to take a tissue salts formulation that is tailored to your special needs and which contains the exact kinds of calcium that are found inside your cells - nothing else. You can determine your needs with a free Active Elements Assessment.
Email Gary: gary at myotec.co.nz (Replace the "at" with @ and remove spaces). Please include any relevant background information to your question.
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