The Uv Advantageby Ph.D. M.D. Michael F. Holick, Mark Jenkins
Sunshine is good for you! While too much sun causes wrinkles and raises other health concerns, a lack of sun exposure, our primary source of vitamin D can cause serious health problems, such as osteoporosis, certain cancers, and diabetes. Dr. Holick, the discoverer of the active form of vitamin D, has pulled together an… See more details below
Sunshine is good for you! While too much sun causes wrinkles and raises other health concerns, a lack of sun exposure, our primary source of vitamin D can cause serious health problems, such as osteoporosis, certain cancers, and diabetes. Dr. Holick, the discoverer of the active form of vitamin D, has pulled together an impressive body of evidence in support that no one should be-as he puts it- a sunphobe, or, for that matter, a sun worshipper. His conclusion: relatively brief, but unfettered exposure to sunshine and its equivalent can help to ward off a host of debilitating and sometimes deadly diseases, including osteoporosis, cancers of the colon, prostate and breast, hypertension, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and depression.
About the Author
During the past 25 years, Dr. Holick has looked at not only how vitamin D is made in the skin during sun exposure to sunlight, but has also provided global recognition for how sunlight exposure is important to bone health. He has pioneered the use of activated vitamin D compounds for the treatment of psoriases, considered to be the treatment of choice for this common skin disorder
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Finally - a published scientist with more than 200 peer-reviewed studies and articles can help us make sense of the balance between benefits and risks associated with sun exposure. It's clear that Holick has the dermatology industry backtracking from its old dogma, and that the sun is rising on the idea that some sun, in intelligent moderation, is good for all of us.
Written by a renowned expert in Vitamin D, this book changed the way I look at sun exposure. Also recommend his latest book "The Vitamin D Solution"
From the moment I picked it up. I was drawn to this books wealth of information. If you love your health you will love this book.
I got this book because it was different. Boy, was I wrong! This book is a rant with no real science to support it. It is clear that the author is in the pocket of the tanning industry and the book is just a commercial for them. Don't waste your money too!