Vitamin D: The Sunshine Vitamin

Overview

Most experts estimate that 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, hypertension, diabetes, depression, chronic pain, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, obesity, and more.

Sunlight is the best source of vitamin D, but in recent years people have been avoiding sun exposure for fear that it will contribute to skin cancer. ...

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Overview

Most experts estimate that 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, hypertension, diabetes, depression, chronic pain, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, obesity, and more.

Sunlight is the best source of vitamin D, but in recent years people have been avoiding sun exposure for fear that it will contribute to skin cancer. However, the latest 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:

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 to enjoy the sunshine safely and provide a clear understanding of the powerful benefits of Vitamin D.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780920470824
  • Publisher: Books Alive
  • Publication date: 2/1/2010
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 968,520
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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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Table of Contents

Introduction vii

1 Vitamin D Basics 1

2 Sunshine is the Best Source 7

3 Vitamin D Supplements 17

4 Diseases That Are Prevented and Treated by Vitamin D 31

5 Special Concerns for Women's Health 89

References 93

Resources 107

Index 109

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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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