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Sunlight 101

What is significant about this map? Cancer rates in the United States are inversely proportional to the intensity of sunlight. And we have been told all along that sunlight gives us cancer. Click on the map for a wealth of information on the relation between health and exposure to sunlight.

Unlike other vitamins, vitamin D is actually a hormone that we need to survive. 80 to 100 percent of the vitamin D we need comes from the sun. It is nearly impossible to get adequate amount of vitamin D from diet alone. Women deficient in vitamin D are 75% more likely to die from breast cancer.

How Vitamin D Regulates Your Cells and Genes

Vitamin D has a dramatic impact on the health and function of your cells. It reduces cellular growth (which promotes cancer) and improves cell differentiation (which puts cells into an anti-cancer state). That makes vitamin D one of the most potent cancer inhibitors–and explains why vitamin D deficiency has been linked to colon, prostate, breast and ovarian cancer.

But what’s even more fascinating is how vitamin D regulates and controls genes. It acts on a cellular docking station called a receptor that then sends messages to our genes. That’s how vitamin D controls so many different functions–like preventing cancer, reducing inflammation, boosting mood, easing muscle aches and fibromyalgia and building bones.

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Written by maald

June 22, 2010 at 1:44 am

Posted in Health

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  1. Thanks for sharing it..my chidlren also have this deficiency and I am feeling scared.

    samvedna

    June 28, 2010 at 11:01 pm


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