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Why You Should Embrace Healthful Sun Exposure

Marc Sorenson, who has a doctorate in education, and who 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.  For example, many of the benefits of sunlight, such as a decreased risk of heart disease, have to do with its ability to increase nitric oxide (NO) production in your body. Ultraviolet A (UVA) and the near-infrared light spectrum both increase NO, so you’re getting that benefit from both ends of the light spectrum. Fifty percent of sunlight is near-infrared.  Read more...

 

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