- Both ultraviolet A (UVA) and the near-infrared light spectrum increase NO. Sunlight also boosts cytochrome c oxidase, serotonin, brain-derived neurotrophic factor and other photoproducts, all of which are produced even in the Wintertime when the Sunlight is too weak to trigger vitamin D production
- Your body is designed to benefit from sun exposure, and if you are diabetic or have heart disease, it may well be one of the missing factors. Sunlight also lowers your risk for many other conditions, including Type 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis and several types of cancer, including melanoma
- For every death caused by diseases related to excessive Sun exposure such as melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer there are 328 deaths caused by diseases of Sunlight deprivation
- For every skin cancer death in northern Europe, between 60 and 100 people die from stroke or heart disease related to hypertension
Marc Sorenson has a doctorate in education, and is the founder of the Sunlight Institute, has written an excellent book, “Embrace the Sun,” in which he reveals why Sunlight is foundational for optimal health and longevity. While vitamin D supplements clearly have their place, you cannot obtain all the benefits you get from the Sun when you swallow it.
To learn more, read his book, “Embrace the Sun.” Strongly emphasized in the book is the importance of sunlight for the prevention of cardiovascular disease, again, by way of boosting NO, which lowers your blood pressure and increases blood flow, more so than raising your vitamin D.
Dr. Sorenson believes erectile dysfunction (ED), for men, maybe a related problem that could be addressed through improved Sun exposure, as one of the major reasons for ED is lack of NO.
Cialis or Viagra is not the answer, Sunlight is!
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