More Great Benefits of Sunshine and Vitamin D
Hopefully, you aren’t getting tired of me trumpeting the benefits of MODERATE amounts of sunlight on your health! No, I am not saying to fry yourself to a crisp, but staying inside all the time and never getting any sunlight is problematic as well! The bottom line is that around 20 minutes of daily sunshine will help your body create Vitamin D… and more!
“Getting your vitamin D naturally from safe sunshine exposure is one of the best things you can do for your health as it works like a drug to treat all sorts of conditions, from strengthening bones to slowing down cancer. But just how powerful is vitamin D? Among other things, vitamin D increases your body’s production of naturally occurring antibiotics, called antimicrobial peptides, that are produced throughout the body the cell walls of viruses and bacteria, including tuberculosis. Based on Dr. Niels Finsen’s Nobel Prize winning work on sunshine as a cure for tuberculosis of the skin more than a century ago, a good part of Dr. John Cannell’s latest Vitamin D Newsletter describes experiments in the United States that demonstrated how irradiating blood created pharmacological amounts of vitamin D that work like a safe, natural antibiotic more than a half-century ago.”