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Vitamin D: The Sunshine Vitamin [NOOK Book]

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Vitamin D is the essential vitamin your body needs to thrive. Between 70 to 90 percent of North Americans don't get enough vitamin D. This deficiency is one of the root causes of a number of dangerous chronic conditions, including cancer, heart disease, stroke, depression, osteoarthritis, and more.

Sunlight, the best source of vitamin D, has been avoided due to concerns that...
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Vitamin D: The Sunshine Vitamin

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Overview

Vitamin D is the essential vitamin your body needs to thrive. Between 70 to 90 percent of North Americans don't get enough vitamin D. This deficiency is one of the root causes of a number of dangerous chronic conditions, including cancer, heart disease, stroke, depression, osteoarthritis, and more.

Sunlight, the best source of vitamin D, has been avoided due to concerns that sun exposure contributes to skin cancer. However, recent research shows that survival rates from melanoma can actually be improved with safe exposure to sunlight .

Physician Zoltan Rona, a specialist in preventative medicine and natural, complementary therapies, explains in this book:
* the role vitamin D plays in disease prevention and the restoration of health;
* why the sun is still the best source of this vitamin;
* misconceptions about the right time of day for sun exposure;
* what supplements afford the best protection;
* the pros and cons of sunscreens;
* and why the recommended dosage of vitamin D is increasing.

This information will enable you the enjoy the sunshine safely and provide a clear understanding of the powerful benefits of Vitamin D.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012649034
  • Publisher: Books Alive
  • Publication date: 1/30/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 861,409
  • File size: 624 KB

Meet the Author

Dr. Rona practices complementary and alternative medicine in Toronto. He is the author of Return to The Joy of Health and many Alive Natural Health Guides including Boosting Male Libido Naturally and Natural Alternatives to Vaccination.
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  • Posted January 3, 2012

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    Reviewed by Lori M for Readers Favorite

    Because Vitamin D has been getting so much attention lately and I have met more and more women who are taking Vitamin D supplements, I chose this book in order to learn more on the subject. Moreover, last year I was diagnosed with melanoma and I have to stay out of the sun, so I need to figure out how to still get my required daily dose of Vitamin D other than from the sunshine.

    The book starts out with the Vitamin D basics such as what it does for the body, food sources of Vitamin D, and a table of risk factors for developing Vitamin D deficiency. I respectfully disagree with Dr. Rona¿s assertion that there is no plausible evidence that melanoma has anything to do with sun damage. I learned something in the chapter about Vitamin D supplements, as that is something that I had wanted to look into. Based on what the author wrote, I might consider mega dosing. What was surprising was the chapter dealing with diseases prevented and treated by Vitamin D because the list was so large. Who knew that Vitamin D was so prolific? While I enjoyed that section, it appeared to go deep into some pretty specific diseases and unless you have one of those, you are liable to gloss over a large part of it.

    Dr. Rona does address every question a person would want to ask about Vitamin D fairly succinctly in this book. But at times he seems almost defensive about people who do not believe what he has to say about Vitamin D.

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