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A review of “Embrace the Sun,” probably the most important book you should read if you care about your health and wellbeing. The first post of several in which I will report on each of the chapters and appendixes of a new book, “Embrace the Sun” written by Drs. Marc B. Sorenson and William B. Grant.

Are You Dying in The Dark? Embrace the Sun and improve your health, extend your life and lighten your mood!

A review of “Embrace the Sun,” probably the most important book you should read if you care about your health and wellbeing.

You are reading the first post of several in which I will report on each of the chapters and appendixes of a new book, “Embrace the Sun” written by Drs. Marc B. Sorenson and William B. Grant. The extremely well-researched information the book contains, should, in a better world than the one we are living in, once and for all settle any discussion about the influence of sunlight on our health.

Sorenson and Grant have, extensively for decades, researched the topic of Sun- and UV- exposure influence on our health and wellbeing. “Embrace the Sun” contains 60 pages with 1,282 references to scientific research papers.

The Headlines Which You Will Never See In Mainstream Media Or Research.
Here are some headlines which, in a perfect world, would be echoed by all media as well as by medical experts, institutions, and politicians responsible for healthcare.
Read them, let them sink in and then read “Embrace the Sun” and find them all proved there.

The Headlines:
Voluminous research in the past few years has proved the truth about the remarkable health benefits of the Sun. Why haven't you read these Headlines?

  • Sun exposure in the U.S. has been reduced by 90% in the last 70-100 years, while the risk of melanoma has increased by at least 3,000%. How can anyone believe sun exposure causes melanoma?
  • As in the US, while sun exposure in Europe has profoundly decreased, there has been a spectacular increase in melanoma.
  • Many melanomas occur on the parts of the body that seldom or never see the sun, including inside and around sex organs, in the armpits, in the mouth, on the soles of the feet and on areas nearly always covered by clothing.
  • Women who completely avoid the sun have an increased risk of breast cancer of 1,000%, compared to those regularly exposed to the sun.
  • Women in Spain who actively seek the sun have a reduced risk of hip fracture of 91%.
  • Sunbathing can often reduce both systolic and diastolic blood pressure within an hour, and the effect lasts for about two more hours.
  • Multiple Sclerosis is most prevalent in the northern part of the Northern hemisphere, but its prevalence virtually disappears in sunny equatorial climes.
  • Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) such as Prozac work by keeping serotonin in circulation. Sun exposure can increase the amount of serotonin in the circulation by 800% in one day without toxic side effects, and the sun is free.
  • Regular, habitual sun exposure without sunscreens REDUCES the risk of melanoma.
  • Outdoor workers obtain 3-10 times the annual sunlight exposure as indoor workers, yet they have lower incidences of melanoma. Why?
  • Women with active sunbathing habits live longer.
  • Women who avoid sun exposure have twice the risk of all-cause death over 20 years, compared to those who are actively in the sun.
  • Chronic sun exposure is associated with a reduced risk of colorectal, breast, and prostate cancer.
  • Regular exposure to UV leads to an almost complete disappearance of DNA damage where skin cancer has been initiated.
  • There are 324 deaths associated with diseases of low sun exposure for every one death related to diseases of high sun exposure.
  • UV radiation, from sunlight, is the best natural source of vitamin D. Vitamin D supplements alone are not an effective substitute for adequate sun exposure.
  • Public health messages in the past 50 years, urging avoidance of sun exposure and the use of chemical sunscreens, have likely contributed to the rise in melanoma incidence.
  • Chemical sunscreens have unbalanced Mother Nature, which is one reason why melanoma has INCREASED exponentially, accompanying the exponential increase in sunscreen sales during the past 30 years.
  • DNA damage is reduced with a tan.
  • Low blood levels of vitamin D are a major indicator of sunlight deficiency.
  • If sunscreen is not re-applied every hour, it creates more skin damage than if one used nothing at all.
  • Women who used sunbeds for 20 years had a 23% decrease in the risk for all-cause death.

Until the big pharmaceutical companies are reined in by responsible politicians who care about our health instead of filling their pockets, you will not see those headlines in any major public media.

The simple fact is that sunlight, and its UV rays are the biggest competition to the trillion-dollar pharmaceutical and medical care industry.

That’s why the only area in which I do believe the authors are not penetrating deep enough is why sunlight has got such a bad reputation and who benefits from it.

They touch upon it in Appendix 5 but scratch only the most obvious layer of beneficiaries of the sun-scare, not the much more powerful layers above.

I will dig deeper (or higher) into this in my review of Appendix 5, already in the next post.

For now, let me list the Chapters and Appendixes with a brief description of each.

Contents of “Embrace the Sun”

Chapter 1. Does Sun Exposure Cause Melanoma?
Chapter 2. Other Diseases Related Positively or Negatively to Sun Exposure
Chapter 3. Estimating the Incidence of Deadly Diseases Associated with a Lack of UVR Exposure
Chapter 4. Boning Up: Sun Exposure Maintains and Increases Bone Strength and Joint Health
Chapter 5. Cancer Prevention: Sun Exposure Is Essential
Chapter 6. Preventing Diseases of the Heart, Brain and Vascular System: The Vital Need for Sun Exposure
Chapter 7. The Protective Affect of the Sun on Type-Two Diabetes, Type-One Diabetes, and Other Autoimmune Diseases
Chapter 8. Sun Exposure and Infectious Diseases
Chapter 9. Mental and Neurological Conditions Influenced by the Sun
Chapter 10. The Influence of Sun Exposure on Other Disorders
Chapter 11. Sun Exposure, Pregnancy, Lactation and other Reproductive Issues
Chapter 12. Racial Disparities Related to Differences in UVB Exposure and Vitamin D Status
Chapter 13. How Did the Sun So Quickly Change From Friend To Foe? A brief History of the Rise and Fall of Heliotherapy
Appendix 1. The Magnificent Sun
Appendix 2. Balancing the Messages about Sunbeds
Appendix 3. Sunscreens: Dangerous At Best and At Worst Potentially´Deadly
Appendix 4. Understanding Proper Circadian Rhythms and the Critical Importance of Sunlight in Maintaining Them
Appendix 5. The Assault on the Sun: Dishonesty, Duplicity, and Dollars
Appendix 6. Salubrious Solar Solutions: Photo-Nutrient Supplements vs. Civilization's Sun-Deficiency Epidemic

Now, stand by for my reviews of each Chapter and the Appendixes, starting with Appendix 5 in my next post.

Links to each review post will be added to the list of content above as soon as posted.

If you want to buy “Embrace the Sun,” which you definitely should, you can do it from Amazon through this link or by clicking on any of the banners in the sidebars. And, yes, when you do so, it will give me a few cents in commission.


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