The UV Advantage

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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", nor, for that matter, a sun worshipper. His conclusion: relatively brief, but unfettered exposure to ...
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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", nor, 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. Dr. Holick's arguments that controlled exposure to sunshine can have powerful health benefits stems from decades of research into the myriad roles played by vitamin D in the body. The main source of this essential nutrient is neither foods nor supplements. It is sunshine. THE UV ADVANTAGE is the only book that presents long-term impeccable research into the subject by a prominent and respected doctor, and has the opportunity to become one of the most talked-about, argued-about books when published by iBooks in May 2004. "PEOPLE SHOULD HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BENEFIT FROM DR. HOLICK'S INSIGHTS WITHOUT FURTHER DELAY." - Jane Brody, The New York Times "THE UV ADVANTAGE, DR. HOLICK PROVIDES THE FIRST BALANCED UNBIASED VIEW OF THE BENEFITS AND DANGERS OF SUNLIGHT EXPOSURE IN THE LAST 50 YEARS." John S. Adams, M.D. Director, Bone Center, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and UCLA School of Medicine "IN THIS BOOK, DR. HOLICK PROVIDES A MUCHNEEDED ANTIDOTE FOR THE SCARE TACTICS OF THE SKIN MAFIA." - Robert Heaney, M.D. Professor of Medicine, Creighton University
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  • ISBN-13: 9780743486477
  • Publisher: ibooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/1/2004
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.68 (w) x 8.48 (h) x 0.85 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2004

    Bravo - This Book Makes Sense

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2004

    Great Book a must read..

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2004

    WASTE of money!!!

    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!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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