BUCH: Vitamin D and solar power for optimal health (2008)


Marc Sorenson EdD
Foreword William B. Grant PhD



Section 1: 
Background Material

1. Sunlight, Vitamin D and health: history and function
2. Seasons and sunlight
3. Free radicals and antioxidants
4. Solar Power, dietary fat and skin cancer
5. Solar Power and melanoma: burned by suncreams?

Section 2: 
Solar Power and the deadly internal cancer

6. Solar Power and cancer prevention mechanisms
7. Solar Power, breast cancer and other woman´s cancer 
8. Sunlight, Vitamin D and prostate cancer
9. Solar Power, colon cancer and other internal cancers

Section 3:
Solar Power and other major diseases and issues

10. Boning up: Solar Power, osteoporosis, arthritis and pain 
11. Solar Power reduces the risk of multiple scerosis
12. Solar Power, diabetes and autoimmune diseases
13. Solar Power, heart disease and high blood prosure
14. Solar Power and a potpourri of health concerns
15. Solar Power vs.depression and other mental disorders
16. Solar Power and African Americans
17. Tanning beds (subeds) as health-promoting devices
18. Summery

Breaking News
Suggestions for further reading, and other resources
About the Author
A final word on the importance of Solar Power

"I was delighted when Marc Sorenson sent me his manuscript, Vitamin D3 and Solar Power, for colleague review and comment. This book fills an important need for a comprehensive source of information on the health benefits of solar UVB and vitamin D, as well as the risk factors for skin cancer and melanoma, while simultaneously providing extensive references for those who want to read the original papers. He has also done his homework, synthesizing the important literature for each topic covered. This book will be an important step in moving the UVB/vitamin D agenda forward. If I had written a book on UVB and vitamin D, this would have been it."—William B. Grant, PhD, SUNARC 

"Marc Sorenson has written the first comprehensive book about vitamin D for the lay public. This was no easy task, and he performed it well. The vitamin D steroid hormone system is involved in most organ systems, and vitamin D deficiency has been associated with depression, obesity, cancer, heart disease, stroke, multiple sclerosis, hypertension, diabetes, chronic pain, poor physical performance, and a host of autoimmune diseases. Adequate amounts of vitamin D, and this may mean 5,000 units a day for many people, is the closest thing to a panacea any of us will see in our lifetime. Marc deserves congratulations for tackling a difficult subject and making it understandable for the lay reader. I highly recommend this book."—John Cannell, MD, Executive Director of The Vitamin D Council, Inc.