The Sunlight Solution: Why More Sun Exposure and Vitamin D are Essential to Your Health
By Laurie Winn Carlson
Review by Tim Boyd
The Sunlight Solution puts forward the radical idea that God didn’t put the sun up there to kill us all. It might even be good for us. The link with vitamin D is well known and our health is also very dependent on good circadian rhythms and properly regulated melatonin levels. The author also points out that melanoma occurs more often in people who don’t get much sun, and in areas where the sun rarely or never shines. This is all good information.
For those who may feel inspired to write a book that covers the subject of vitamin A and D, I have some advice. Read what our website says on the subject first, especially articles written by Chris Masterjohn, and you will stand a better chance of dodging my downward pointing thumb. The author apparently didn’t do that. We are told again that cod liver oil may be a problem because it has a lot of vitamin A which interferes with vitamin D. See the Spring, 2009 Wise Traditions to straighten out that confusion. There is good information in this book but look out for landmines. A reluctant Thumbs Down.
This article appeared in Wise Traditions in Food, Farming and the Healing Arts, the quarterly magazine of the Weston A. Price Foundation, Summer 2009.