Health Sunshine Heals

Sunshine heals cancer, and the FDA is powerless to stop it, regulate it or ban it.

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Do you realize that one of the most powerful cures for cancer is streaming over our heads each and every day, free of charge? It's sunlight, which is astounding in its ability to prevent and cure cancer. If it were a mainstream drug, it would probably make the cover of Time magazine and be heralded as the greatest medical breakthrough in the history of modern science. It's that good.

Sunlight exposure reduces the risk of many cancers by more than 50 percent and even helps reverse certain types of cancers through the creation of vitamin D in the body. It's a magnificent natural healing modality, and it's been right in front of our eyes, every single day, since before Homo sapiens even evolved on this planet. Yet somehow, after spending billions of dollars on so-called medical research to find "cures" for various cancers, almost no one from the world of mainstream medicine has yet acknowledged the healing power of natural sunlight and vitamin D.

 

None of them have actually prescribed sunlight to patients, except for perhaps a handful of pioneering researchers like Dr. Michael Holick, who was attacked for speaking out about the truth of sunlight and cancer. By and large, the medical community has not only ignored this truly miraculous cure for many types of cancer; it has worked hard to discredit it.

 

If there were ever a reason to lose faith in conventional medicine, or so-called modern medicine, it is simply the fact that one of the greatest cures and prevention strategies for cancer goes completely ignored by nearly the entire conventional medical community. It's as if there were a miracle medicine invented, but conventional medical doctors didn't want anyone to find out about it. Why aren't researchers promoting cures that are available for free?

 

 

Protecting the medical dogma

The medical community doesn't want to promote cures it did not invent. When nature offers a cure, that's not very satisfying to the egos of drug company researchers and scientists. A drug company only wants to promote cures that it can patent and exploit for financial gain. The way it perpetuates the cycle is to make sure that the cancer treatments it controls get a lot more press and hype than any natural treatments. You don't see sunlight promoted in full-page advertisements for its ability to prevent or reverse cancer. Instead, the medical community uses the full-page advertisement for high-profit prescription drugs that have negative side effects and actually kill people.

When people ask me about the reason for my skepticism toward conventional medicine, part of my answer is that conventional medicine is primarily interested in generating profits. It is a for-profit industry. It is obviously not interested in finding the best treatments and cures available, because if it was, sunlight would be at the top of the list for natural treatments and prevention strategies for breast cancer, colon cancer, lung cancer, and even diseases like osteoporosis and depression.

 

Do you realize how many hundreds of millions of people around the world could have their lives saved or improved through simple vitamin D supplementation or sensible exposure to natural sunlight? We could dramatically improve the quality and duration of life in a huge percentage of the global population. Yet, the only reason that isn't happening is because the defenders of conventional medicine continue to discredit sunlight. They actually scare people away from the healing power of sunlight and discredit any person who speaks out about the ability of vitamin D to halt prostate cancer or breast cancer.

 

 

Sunlight is discredited by people who don't know any better

 

People who are willing to tell the truth about sunlight and vitamin D are routinely attacked and discredited by critics who happen to have a lot of letters after their names, but who actually know almost nothing about the basics of human health. In their minds, sunlight is just some evil, destructive, cancer-causing radiation demon in the sky. They don't bother to question if that myth is actually true or false. They just accept it as fact because that's what was taught to them.

The beautiful thing about sunlight and vitamin D is that, once you have the knowledge of the healing powers of this natural modality, they can't take it away from you. No one can prevent you from exposing yourself to a sensible amount of sunlight. No one could stop your skin from creating vitamin D. No one can charge you a royalty on sunlight, and even the most adamant white-fisted FDA bureaucrats and drug company execs won't be able to censor the truth about this remedy.

 

The FDA, you see, has no jurisdiction over sunlight, unless you sell it along with health claims, in which case the FDA would say that your "claims" about sunlight turn it into a drug. Following that, the FDA might actually try to outlaw sunlight, claiming its health benefits are "unproven" and that it must undergo $800 million clinical drug trials before anyone can use sunlight again.

 

Fortunately, the FDA can't stop you from experiencing the benefits of sunlight yourself. All you have to do to take advantage of this gift from nature is go out and get some sensible sunlight on your skin, and you will immediately start generating medicine in your own body (vitamin D) that will help reverse and prevent many types of cancer. And the FDA can't do a thing about it. Sunlight is the ultimate health freedom medicine.

 

It is also the same kind of medicine that will boost your bone mineralization and cardiovascular health, as well as help prevent diabetes, obesity and depression. It will even help prevent gum disease. If you are a woman expecting a child, it will greatly enhance the health of your unborn child. These are benefits that conventional medicine, particularly the FDA, cannot take away from you. This is your natural gift.

 

 

The litmus test for doctors

For me, the power of natural sunlight to enhance human health and prevent progressive, degenerative, chronic disease is so astounding that it has become a litmus test for any doctor or person involved in health care. I ask people in the medical field for their opinion on natural sunlight, and if they respond by saying it causes cancer and that people should wear sunscreen all the time, then I know they are ignorant and live in the past when it comes to medicine. On the other hand, if they say sunlight can actually ease depression, and is the most powerful anticancer therapy in the world, then I know they are on the ball.

In addition to this being a litmus test on an individual basis, this same question is a litmus test for the entire industry. Until conventional medicine embraces the reality that natural sunlight is hugely important for the health of our population, it has zero credibility as far as I'm concerned. Until doctors inform African-Americans of their increased need for sunlight exposure, or their increased risk of vitamin D deficiency, modern medicine has zero credibility. Until doctors start prescribing sunlight to patients who are deficient in vitamin D rather than treating the symptoms of diseases caused by those deficiencies, they have zero credibility.

 

This is the litmus test of the industry: Will organized medicine openly embrace things that work even if it didn't think of them first? Or will it continue to meddle with the biochemistry of patients, using dangerous pharmaceuticals in an effort to override normal human physiology for the purpose of claiming a chemical victory over a symptom that's easily preventable with sunlight in the first place?

 

It comes down to the credibility of the entire industry. Will the industry use what works to help patients, or will the industry discredit everything outside the realm of whatever it thought of first? That's the real question, because an industry that only promotes its own patented and overpriced pharmaceuticals is an industry that will soon become irrelevant, because the information about the healing power of sunlight, medicinal herbs and medicinal foods is no longer a secret. It's getting out. People are learning that they can avail themselves of the best medicine in the world by turning to nature and avoiding physicians, hospitals and pharmacies altogether.

 

The best pharmacy in the world is the pharmacy of nature. Time and time again we are discovering that the cures for major chronic diseases are available in nature at absolutely zero cost. Sunlight is free of charge. Vitamin D is such a powerful healing drug that I'm surprised the FDA hasn't tried to confiscate it from people's bodies. I'm surprised the FDA hasn't announced that vitamin D is a controlled drug, and that people are not allowed to use it without FDA approval and a prescription from their doctor. I'm surprised the FDA hasn't arrested me yet, because I am a person who, on a regular basis, doses himself with the most powerful medicine in the world: Sunlight.

 

Am I playing doctor with my own body? You bet I am. I'm practicing medicine on myself, with the help of nature, and the entire medical-industrial complex is powerless to stop it. Long live health freedom!

 

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Vitamin D Deficiency

If you shun the sun, suffer from milk allergies, or adhere to a strict vegetarian diet, you may be at risk for vitamin D deficiency. Known as the sunshine vitamin, vitamin D is produced by the body in response to sunlight. It is also occurs naturally in a few foods -- including fish, fish liver oils, and egg yolks -- and in fortified dairy and grain products.

Vitamin D is essential for strong bones because it helps the body use calcium from the diet. Traditionally, vitamin D deficiency has been associated with rickets, a disease in which the bone tissue doesn't properly mineralize, leading to soft bones and skeletal deformities. But increasingly, research is revealing the importance of vitamin D in protecting against a host of health problems.

See More About the Benefits of Vitamin D

Symptoms and Health Risks of Vitamin D Deficiency

Symptoms of bone pain and muscle weakness can mean you have a vitamin D deficiency. However, for many people, the symptoms are subtle. Yet even without symptoms, too little vitamin D can pose health risks. Low blood levels of the vitamin have been associated with the following:

·                     Increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease

·                     Cognitive impairment in older adults

·                     Severe asthma in children

·                     Cancer

Research suggests that vitamin D could play a role in the prevention and treatment of a number of different conditions, including type1 and type 2 diabetes, hypertension, glucose intolerance, and multiple sclerosis.

Causes of Vitamin D Deficiency

Vitamin D deficiency can occur for a number of reasons:

You don't consume the recommended levels of the vitamin over time. This is likely if you follow a strict vegetarian diet, because most of the natural sources are animal-based, including fish and fish oils, egg yolks, cheese, and beef liver.

Your exposure to sunlight is limited. Because the body makes vitamin D when your skin is exposed to sunlight, you may be at risk of deficiency if you are homebound, live in northern latitudes, wear long robes or head coverings for religious reasons, or have an occupation that prevents sun exposure.

You have dark skin. The pigment melanin reduces the skin's ability to make vitamin D in response to sunlight exposure. Some studies show that older adults with darker skin are at high risk of vitamin D deficiency.

Your kidneys cannot convert vitamin D to its active form. As people age their kidneys are less able to convert vitamin D to its active form, thus increasing their risk of vitamin D deficiency.

Your digestive tract cannot adequately absorb vitamin D. Certain medical problems, including Crohn's disease, cystic fibrosis, and celiac disease, can affect your intestine's ability to absorb vitamin D from the food you eat.

You are obese. Vitamin D is extracted from the blood by fat cells, altering its release into the circulation. People with a body mass index of 30 or greater often have low blood levels of vitamin D.

 

Vitamin D Deficiency Symptoms: Will You Know Before It’s Too Late?

Vitamin D Deficiency Symptoms - Vitamin D is best known as the sunshine vitamin. Ultraviolet light falling on the skin stimulates the production of this vitamin and hormone. Many people get their entire supply of vitamin D from sunlight. But what happens if you don't get enough sun? Or, if you suffer any of the following conditions that predispose to vitamin D deficiency symptoms.

  • Aging: After the age of 60, people are more likely to have had an experience with skin cancer and subsequently to use sunscreen. With advancing age, people are more likely to stay indoors. Persons in rest homes or similar institutions are at extremely high risk of vitamin D deficiency symptoms without supplementation.
  • Covering all exposed skin or using sunscreen whenever outside: Osteomalacia came to public attention when it became epidemic among Afghan women during the Taliban?s rule. This condition of brittle bones is a risk for women who cover all of their skin whenever they are outside for religious or cultural reasons. Applying sunscreen with an SPF factor of 8 reduces production of vitamin D by 95%. Applying sunscreen with higher SPF reduces vitamin D production even more.
  • Dark skin: Dark skin produces less vitamin D than light skin. The risk of vitamin D deficiency is especially high in dark-skinned people who live far from the equator. In the U.S., 42% of African American women between 15 and 49 years of age were vitamin D deficient compared to 4% of white women. The problem is more severe in persons of African origin who live in Canada.
  • Exclusively breast fed infants: African-American who are exclusively breast fed and do not receive vitamin D supplementation are at high risk of vitamin D deficiency symptoms, particularly if receive little sun exposure. The vitamin D content of mother's milk simply isn't enough for the infant. Vitamin D deficiency symptoms can also occur in older infants and toddlers exclusively fed milk substitutes or other foods not containing the vitamin D. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that all infants that are not consuming at least 500 ml (16 ounces) of vitamin D fortified formula or milk be given a vitamin D supplement of 200 IU/day.
  • Fat malabsorption syndromes: Vitamin D deficiency symptoms are also common in cystic fibrosis and many forms of liver disease impairing the absorption of vitamin D from food.
  • Inflammatory bowel disease: People with inflammatory bowel disease such as inflammatory bowel disease or Crohn's disease are at increased risk of vitamin D deficiency symptoms, especially those who have had small bowel resections.
  • Obesity: Vitamin D deficiency symptoms increase in people who are obese. Since vitamin D is fat-soluble, it can accumulate in body fat, making it less available to other parts of the body.

The simple answer is, if you don't get sun, or if you suffer any of these conditions, you have to take extra care to get your vitamin D from food or supplements and if you don't get your vitamin D, here's what can happen:

Hypovitaminosis D osteopathy.

What's that?

Vitamin D is essential for healthy bones. The main job of vitamin D is to regulate the body's use of calcium. It helps make the hormones that make sure calcium goes into bone and not into other tissues.

Hypovitaminosis D osteopathy, a collection of vitamin D deficiency symptoms, is a condition occurring when there isn't enough vitamin D to make the hormones that maintain healthy calcium balance.

This condition takes place over a very long time. For a period of up to 5 years, there may be a shortage of calcium going into the bones, but there are no symptoms. For another 5 to 30 years, changes in the bone could be noted with a bone scan but there would still be no unusual breaks or fractures. Only in the latest stages of the condition do vitamin D deficiency symptoms manifest themselves as broken bones or reduced height.

There are other conditions of vitamin D deficiency symptoms that also take a long time to develop:</B< p>

  • Colon cancer in men.
  • Breast cancer in women before menopause.
  • Prostate cancer, especially in African-American men.

Getting enough foods with vitamin D or supplemental vitamin D reduces the risk of developing insulin-dependent diabetes, multiple sclerosis, or rheumatoid arthritis, especially in dark-skinned persons, observant Muslim women, and persons living in the northern United States, Canada, northern Europe, Siberia, Alaska, or New Zealand.

But you won't know you're deficient until after vitamin D deficiency symptoms appear - many years after you should have started making sure you were getting enough vitamin D.

Can you get enough vitamin D from sunlight alone to avoid vitamin D deficiency symptoms?

If you live north of 40 degrees north latitude (about the latitude of New York City) or south of 40 degrees south latitude (about the latitude of Wellington, New Zealand), for at least half of the year, you can't.

In Boston, Massachusetts, for instance, there is insufficient ultraviolet radiation in the sunlight for skin to make adequate amounts of vitamin D from early November to early March. On the South Island of New Zealand, vitamin D deficiency is a real risk from early May to early September. In Calgary, Alberta, residents don't get enough vitamin D even if they get daily sun exposure from October until nearly April. And in northern Europe, Alaska, and Russia, the problem is even worse.

You can, of course, get some vitamin D from foods with vitamin D. The problem is, the list of foods with vitamin D isn't very long, you have to eat a lot of them to avoid vitamin D deficiency symptoms, and they tend to lack taste appeal.

 

Food

Vitamin D (IU)

Cod liver oil

2218

Herring (raw)

2061

Shiitake mushrooms (dried)

1122

Catfish (raw)

1122

Button mushrooms (raw)

691

Pink salmon, canned

530

Sardines (canned)

521

Herring (pickled)

519

Mackerel, canned

214

Caviar

184

Quaker Nutrition for Women Instant Oatmeal

140

Cow's milk, fortified with vitamin D

100

Orange juice, fortified with vitamin D

100

Vanilla milkshake (fast food)

52

Egg yolk

25

Mashed potatoes

11

Fruits and fruit juices

0

Cereal, fortified

40-50

Note that the greatest amounts of vitamin D are found in fish liver oil and raw fish. (Penguins and polar bears rarely suffer vitamin D deficiency.) If you don't really care for cod liver oil , and caviar and catfish sushi aren't really practical diet choices for you, and if you don't really have room in your calorie counts for 10 glasses of milk or OJ with breakfast, it may be a good idea to pass on foods with vitamin D and consider supplementation.

Most over the counter nutritional supplements contain cholicalciferol, better known as vitamin D3. Foods with vitamin D may also contain another form of the vitamin called ergocalciferol or vitamin D2, which originates in plants.

Multivitamin supplements for children usually contain 200 IU (5 micrograms) of vitamin D3, and multivitamins for adults usually contain 400 IU (10 micrograms) per daily dose. Stand-alone vitamin D supplements usually offer 400 to 1,000 IU per day, and vitamin D is often included in calcium supplements.


It is possible to get too much vitamin D. In an extreme case in which a hamburger maker added vitamin D powder instead of salt to hamburger meat, hundreds of people developed a skin rash. Getting a "sunburn" without getting sun is a sure sign of taking too much vitamin D - but you'd have to take the whole bottle all at once and then go out and buy another one and take it for this to happen.

A single dose of even 100,000 IU is non-toxic, but unnecessary. If you don't have a rare vitamin D deficiency disease that should be treated under a physician's supervision, you never need more than 2,000 IU per day.

If you suffer hyperparathyroidism, lymphoma, sarcoidosis, or TB, taking supplemental vitamin D can cause the release of too much calcium into your bloodstream. Consult a physician before taking any vitamin D supplement if you have any of those conditions.

It's also important to consult a physician before taking supplemental vitamin D if you take digitalis (Digoxin). People who have a health condition requiring caution about vitamin D should also exercise caution before eating foods with vitamin D.

Some people need to be extra sure to get their D. Vitamin D is depleted by phenytoin (Dilantin), fosphenytoin (Cerebyx), phenobarbitol (Luminal), carbamazepine (Tegretol), and rifampin (Rimactane). Any prescription or non-prescription "fat blocker" will also stop the absorption of vitamin D from food.

If you take any of these medications, chances are you need supplemental vitamin D. Don't take any of these prescription medications and a vitamin D supplement at the same time. Elderly persons who don't get sunlight need supplemental vitamin D (as mentioned above) for bone health.

For everybody else, 400 IU of D a day assists in maintaining your physical wellbeing. For best results, choose a balanced supplement including D and all the other supplements you need to avoid vitamin D deficiency symptoms and thrive in good health.

We recommend, Total Balance as the supplement that will give you Vitamin D and all the other supplements you need for a healthy lifestyle. All of the 85 ingredients in Total Balance work in complete synergy without interfering with each other. Additionally, Total Balance can be taken with or without food.

We take Total Balance ourselves and are very happy with the results. It is covered in detail in the "what we take tab" on the upper left hand portion of this page.

 

 

 

Alright, now that we’ve got that out of the way let’s go over some of the most common Vitamin D Deficiency Symptoms.

They include:

·                     Depression (Always feeling down in the dumps or mood swings.)

·                     Chronic Fatigue (Constantly tired.)

·                     Chronic Pain (Unexplained constant, or persistent pain in your body.)

·                     Autoimmune Diseases (Diseases caused by your body essentially attacking itself, such as MS, Rheumatoid Arthritis, etc.)

·                     Certain Cancers (Different in each person.)

·                     Osteoporosis (The weakening and slow destruction of your bones.)

·                     Heart Disease (Such as high blood pressure and heart attacks.)

Obviously, those aren’t good things to get.

And honestly, vitamin D isn’t the culprit in every case. There’s a lot more factors that go into disease than only vitamin D.

That being said, vitamin D is a huge “hidden” factor in many diseases, especially those listed above. In particular getting enough vitamin D should significantly reduce your risk of cancer.

Recently a major revelation was found in relation to vitamin D and cancer.

When researchers from State University of N.Y., Albany, added a potent form of vitamin D to breast cancer cells in the lab, within four days, half the cancer cells were dead.

“What happens is vitamin D enters the cells and it triggers the cell death process. It’s similar to what we see when we treat cells with tamoxifen,” said professor Joellen Welsh, of State Univ. of NY, Albany.

That’s some pretty big news, especially when you combine that with the fact that low levels of vitamin D have been linked to many different forms of cancer. Basically, if you want to avoid cancer, one of the best things you can do for yourself is to get enough vitamin D.

Vitamin D can also help boost your mood significantly.

If you’ve been feeling down in the dumps, tired, moody, or just not yourself lately, it may not be your fault. It may actually be a simple lack of vitamin D in your system. Deficiency in vitamin D can cause problems with the chemicals that our brains produce to make us feel happy and give us a sense of well-being, such as serotonin. Without these chemicals, we can feel tired, moody, groggy, and sad all the time.

The good news is that vitamin D can be almost like a natural “happy pill” for many people. And it’s a pretty easy fix in many cases.

 

Deficiency Symptoms

Vitamin E deficiency symptoms may occur in people who have problems with digesting fat and also in premature babies. It is important to know about the symptoms, for if you recognize them in time, you will be able to take up appropriate measures to regulate vitamin E amount in the body.

 

In babies, this is what happens when it comes to the symptoms:

- Their growth is slow

- Weight gain is insufficient (sometimes there is even a weight loss)

- Lack of appetite

- Physical and psychical development abnormalities

 

In children, some of the symptoms of vitamin E deficiency can be:

- Weak muscles

- Growth is slow

- Limb ataxia

- Neurological disorders

- Position senses disorders

- Disorders in some reflexes (or loss)

 

In adults, the following symptoms are the most common:

- Neurological disorders

- Low red blood cells levels

- Fertility problems and reduction of sex drive

- Anemia

- Cataracts

- Brain function disorders

- Liver function disorders

- Weak muscles

 

If you (or you child) is experiencing any of the symptoms mentioned above, do not ignore the signs you body is sending you. Do consult you doctor, because vitamin deficiency may cause severe problems. Moderate your diet, include foods rich in vitamins, reduce unhealthy foods, and if needed, take some supplements. This refers to anyone, especially to pregnant women. We all know about the great importance that vitamin E has in normal body functioning.

 

So make sure that you fulfill your daily requirements. If you are unable to get sufficient amount of vitamin E from your meals (for any reason), you should consult your physician about what kind of supplements you should take. If your baby has any of the symptoms of vitamin E deficiency, react as soon as possible and take your baby to the doctor’s. It is extremely important to act in time when it comes to babies, because their development can be at risk.

 

 

 

Symptoms of Vitamin D Deficiency

Vitamin D is known as sunshine vitamin because it is created in the body when it is exposed to sunlight. If you are a vegetarian know that that type of diet can be low on vitamin D because it is commonly found in a few foods such as egg yolk, fish, fish oil, some cheese, beef liver and some types of grain.

Vitamin D is of outmost importance for your body because its job is to help your body use the calcium and phosphorus from your food. It also regulates normal cellular diferentiation thus preventing cancer, promotes insulin secretion amd regulates over 200 genes. Deficiency of this vitamin has been connected with rickets.

This is a disease where your bones don’t form properly because the calcium cannot be built into you bones leaving your bones without proper mineralization leaving them soft which can cause serious skeletal deformities.

Causes of vitamin D deficiency can be different. You either:

Don’t consume recomended levels of this vitamin. In that case, change your diet. Introduce food that is high in vitamin D. We have already established what food is rich in vitamin D.Limited exposure to sunlight. This is very ease to treat. Just go out more.

Your kidneys cannot change vitamin D in its active form. This happens with age. The older you get, the harder it becomes for your kidneys to do this process.

You are too fat. Vitamin D is absorbed by fat cells which can lead to low levels of vitamin D in your body. Loose weight because your bones will become more fragile.

If you have dark skin, you should be aware that melanin in your skin reduces skins ability to produce vitamin D. Take a vitamin D supplement.

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