5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book 13 Sep 2012
I wish Wishart had gone into more detail on what to do. I immediately stopped using suncream, but will continue to wear a hat and sunglasses. Sunlight is afterall associated with glaucoma and cataracts is it not? I live in Tunisia and walk to work. Before I started using sunscreen two years ago I had become skilled in avoiding prolonged exposure to sun, while tolerating a little reddening.
Both sides of the debate agree that burning is bad. Suitable clothing is the best way to avoid that, in unavoidable circumstances such as driving. But how can I avoid burning and blistering on my face? Is there a case for limited sunscreen use? I would also have liked a systematic evaluation of ALL the major components of sunscreens – not just Vitamin E, Titanium derivatives, Nanotechnology, and Oxybenzone. I hope that in the second edition he will answer these questions.
Buy this book. Send your doctor a Kindle copy, and catch as much Autumn sunlight as you can. If Wishart is wrong, then he will have only saved you some money. If he is right, then high levels of naturally produced Vitamin D will reduce cancers and boost the immune system. – Amazon UK
“This book is the latest popular book on vitamin D. It covers topics of current interest including autism, cancer, erectile dysfunction, hospital-acquired infections, pregnancy, heart disease, infectious diseases, and autoimmune diseases. The research journal literature on vitamin D is growing at the rate of about 4000 papers per year yet the health system in the U.S. accepts the evidence only for falls and fractures. This book makes the case well that there are many, many beneficial effects of vitamin D. I strongly recommend this book. ” – Dr William Grant, vitamin D researcher, San Francisco
“I am a pharmacist with a particular interest in nutrition and how it affects our health. I have read most of your Vitamin D book, and although I am aware of much of what you have put in the book, there is no way I could have put it as clearly and eloquently as you have done. Congratulations. As I pharmacist I was amazed that when research showing VitD was so beneficial started to gain traction, pharmacies were stopped from selling 5000iu Vit D and now we are only allowed to sell 1000iu VitD capsules/tablets !!” – A B, pharmacist, NZ