We Are Sunshine

‘Sunshine Vitamin’ stories are everywhere this season

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

Two major newspapers on Monday featured prominent vitamin D stories strongly encouraging everyone to get more vitamin D.

The Edmonton Sun featured an interview article with independent sunlight and tanning advocate Dr. Marc Sorenson — the author of “Vitamin D3 and Solar Power for Optimal Health” who owns a tanning bed and recommends indoor tanning in a non-burning fashion as the best source of vitamin D next to the sun.

2008-12-16-another-d-day-tanningnews-copy.jpgThe Philadelphia Enquirer’s health columnist published a story advocating the relative importance of vitamin D.

“Vitamin D, the “sunshine vitamin,” is far more important to our health than most folks realize. It’s the hottest vitamin under study these days, with new studies coming out every month showing how supplemental Vitamin D can protect against osteoporosis, heart disease, ovarian cancer, colon cancer, kidney cancer, prostate cancer, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, dementia, fatigue, psoriasis, tuberculosis and colds/flu. Did you ever consider that colds and flu are worst in the winter, when sunlight and Vitamin D levels are at their lowest?” Dr. Mitchell Hecht wrote in the Enquirer.

Sorenson’s article in the Sun showed why most Canadians need more vitamin D than they think. “In Edmonton, you’ve got at least six months where you don’t get any vitamin D out of the sun at all because it’s too low in the sky in the winter,” Sorenson told the paper in the article.

To read the entire article on Sorenson’s campaign click here.

To read the Philadelphia Enquirer’s story click here.