What you will learn below will make a greater impact upon your health than cholesterol control, taking a multivitamin, the inclusion of fiber in your diet, taking a daily aspirin tablet, or even antibiotics. And it’s free if you can spend time outdoors in midday sun.
Based upon striking new discoveries involving the health benefits of vitamin D, and to overcome the growing vitamin D deficiency epidemic, health authorities now recommend every person get 20-30 minutes of this “sunshine vitamin” every day. Vitamin D is naturally produced in the skin upon exposure to solar ultraviolet radiation.
The D-deficiency epidemic is now described in various medical journals [Journal Nutrition 2005 Nov; 135(11):2739S-48S] and is so widespread it has now been called a pandemic by a Harvard Medical School researcher. [Drugs Aging. 2007; 24(12):1017-29] It has been spawned by repeated messages that people need to avoid the sun to prevent skin cancer, cataracts, autoimmune problems and viral eruptions. [Bulletin World Health Organization 2006 Jun; 84(6):485-89]
Vitamin D boosts the immune system and improves cardiovascular health, as well as strengthens muscles, bones and teeth. This is the short list of health benefits now attributed to vitamin D. The list grows as more researchers conduct and publish more research.
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