A physician from Japan, Dr. Sato, proved several years ago that osteoporosis is reversible and that fracture risk is profoundly reduced by sunbathing (Sato, Y. Amelioration of osteoporosis and hypovitaminosis D by sunlight exposure in stroke patients. Neurology 2003;61:338-42).
This well-written and well-documented article makes the point that sunlight exposure is the natural way to obtain vitamin D, and then it documents the many ways in which vitamin D mitigates diabetes and helps to reduce its risk. At our health institutes, we have helped hundreds of diabetics to remove the need for insulin injections and diabetic medications. Although diabetes is due to poor nutrition, obesity and sedentary living, vitamin D from sunlight serves as a medicine and an antidote to the true causes.
Shira Miller, MD is a friend who has always been a supporter of non-burning sun exposure and optimal vitamin D levels. She has just posted this article, which states that the most important blood test one can take is vitamin D. The article also mentions tanning beds as a source of vitamin D, provided they emit UVB light. This enlightened physician is, and will continue to be, exceptionally successful in helping her patients toward optimal human health.