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“Saying that sunshine is harmful and therefore should be avoided, is as misleading as saying water causes drowning, and therefore we should avoid water.”

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May 9th, 2012
Sunbeds efficient ad “D” Production

Tanning beds may be even more effective as a vitamin D producer than was previously believed. That’s the consensus of research published by Dr. Michael Holick’s group at Boston University. Holick’s group studied 15 people aged 20-53, tracking their vitamin D blood levels as they tanned in tanning equipment three times a week. (read more)

April 18th, 2012
Vitamin D Linked with Lower Risk of Prostate Cancer

In a new study, men with the highest levels of vitamin D in their blood were 57 percent less likely than men with the lowest levels to succumb to prostate cancer. (read more)

March 12, 2012
Reasons That Vitamin D May Matter

At least once a week, someone, usually a woman over 50, asks me about vitamin D. Perhaps a routine checkup has revealed a deficiency, prompting the doctor to recommend an over-the-counter supplement or, in severe cases, large prescription doses to correct the problem. (read more)

February 23, 2012
U.S. Derms Refer 900,000 To Sunbeds

An International Smart Tan Network survey of 6,881 indoor tanning clients revealed that 11 percent of tanning clients say a doctor referred them to a tanning salon for therapeutic reasons and that 28 percent of those referring physicians were dermatologists. The survey shows that the recent press release from the American Academy of Dermatology in which the organization contended that “100 percent of dermatologists discourage tanning” is baseless. (read more)

February 11, 2012
Doctor wants to put vitamin D to work in the workplace

An Abbott Northwestern doctor wants corporate America to snap to attention, saying low levels of the inexpensive vitamin are costing billions of dollars in lost productivity and preventable health costs. (read more)

February 9th, 2012
Derm: Tans are Nature’s Sunblock

British dermatology leader Dr. Sam Shuster says that a suntan is not damage — it is nature’s intended design and that anyone who thinks otherwise should “tell that to Darwin.” Shuster’s comments on suntans are published as a portion of the book “Panic Nation: Unpicking the Myths We’re Told About Food and Health” available on www.Amazon.com. (read more)

January 26th, 2012
Understanding the Base Tan

One thing that critics of the indoor tanning industry either don’t understand or refused to admit is the reality that base tans acquired in a non-burning fashion at a professional tanning facility help to prevent sunburn. (read more)

January 23rd, 2012
Study: UV Suppresses MS Symptoms

A University of Wisconsin study suggests that UV exposure, totally independent of vitamin D production, suppresses an animal model of multiple sclerosis — another indication that UV exposure’s positive influence extends well beyond vitamin D production. (read more)

November 30th, 2011
Sunshine Vitamin Fights Flu: Report

Studies connecting subjects with low vitamin D levels with higher risk of flu and autoimmune disease are getting more attention this winter – including a large feature published Tuesday in The Toronto Star. (read more)

November 19th, 2011
Skin cancer and nutrition—stop blaming the sun!

In the rush by dermatologists and sunscreen companies to demonize sunlight exposure as the universal cause of skin cancers, there has been a total disregard for another factor that strongly protects against or strongly promotes skin damage.  That factor is what we eat.  Nutrition, according to whether it is healthful or noxious, can have either profoundly positive or negative influences on the skin. (read more)

November 15th, 2011
Melanoma not sun related.

One of the internet’s leading health-education web sites this week published a report slamming those who have singled-out UV exposure as the cause of melanoma — citing reports arguing that alleged melanoma increases are more a product of increased reporting and less a product of actual increase in disease. (read more)

November 10th, 2011
Study confirms benefits of tanning, sun exposure for the production of health-promoting vitamin D

Exposing your unprotected skin to natural sunlight and even using a tanning bed are not necessarily the highly dangerous, cancer promoting activities that many in the government and media would have you believe they are. (read more)

November 1, 2011
HEALTH Watch: Red Light Therapy
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Skin improvement at a tanning salon, sound crazy? 3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl takes a closer look at what’s being called a new light therapy. (read more)

October 12,2011
Does Vitamin D prevent Colon Cancer?

The connection between vitamin D deficiency and cancer was first made by Drs. Frank and Cedric Garland of the University of California, San Diego. After finding that the incidence of colon cancer was nearly three times higher in New York than in New Mexico, the Garland brothers hypothesized lack of sun exposure (resulting in a lack of vitamin D) played a role. They published their hypothesis… (read more)