Just knowing that winter over… spring is in the air… and we’re getting more sunlight already makes everything a little bit easier.
And, it turns out, there’s a real scientific reason behind it.
Sunlight helps your body boost its natural levels of vitamin D, which does wonders for your physical and mental health. It can help prevent dementia, lowers blood pressure, eases irritable bowel syndrome, and may even give you a boost in the bedroom.
Now, a new study shows vitamin D has another life-saving trick up its sleeve. It may stop one of the most lethal diseases out there – pancreatic cancer.
Researchers from the University of California have just wrapped up a study that found that people who live in areas with low UVB rays are six times more likely to develop pancreatic cancer.
And these UVB rays are exactly what your body needs to produce its own supply of vitamin D.
I’m not going to sugar-coat it for you. Pancreatic cancer isn’t just serious – in lots of cases, it’s a death sentence.
It’s hard to treat, hard to detect, and, in many cases, detected too late. The five-year survival rate is abysmal.
The best way to beat pancreatic cancer is to never get it in the first place. And there’s actually been lots of research proving that vitamin D is an effective cancer fighter that can actually stop tumours from developing new blood vessels and spreading.
In short, getting vitamin D can help prevent the Big C!
In my practice, I recommend a D supplement for anyone who is getting older or may be deficient (which is most of us, unfortunately) – usually around 2,000 IU in the summer and 4,000 IU in winter months. But there’s nothing like walking out into that glorious sunshine for about 30 minutes a day …if Mother Nature cooperates, that is.
And there are other supplements worth adding to your cancer prevention regimen, too, like magnesium. Magnesium helps prevent many cancers, yet so many doctors don’t check levels that you could end up deficient without ever knowing it.
You can get magnesium from supplements or from healthy greens, like spinach.Wishing you the best of health,
Dr. Glenn S. Rothfeld
Nutrition & Healing
Vitamin D deficiency boosts pancreatic cancer risk, foodconsumer.org
The Role of Vitamin D in Cancer Prevention, ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/