On Tuesday, I talked about a disturbing study that found young people who take antibiotic drugs have up to an 800 percent higher risk of developing colon cancer than their peers.
But there’s much more to the story…
Other intriguing research shows WHERE YOU LIVE is another significant factor for developing this increasingly common cancer…no matter what your age!
But if you just so happen to live in Florida—or any of the other “sunshine states”—I’ve got GREAT news for you.
Let me explain…
Exposure to strong, natural sunlight protects against colon cancer
As I often report, spending plenty of time in strong, direct sunlight (without sunscreen) triggers your skin’s natural production of vitamin D…also known as the “sunshine vitamin.”
This all-important vitamin protects you against any number of chronic diseases, including colon cancer.
So, for a new study published in BMC Public Health, researchers analyzed data on people from 186 countries to assess the link between colon cancer and exposure to strong, direct ultraviolet B (UVB) sunlight.
They found that younger people who live in countries with low UVB had almost the same rates of colon cancer as younger people in countries with high UVB.
However, when they looked closely at people older than 45, those in low-UVB countries had dramatically higher rates of cancer than those in high-UVB countries.
Does that mean young people don’t need sun exposure—and vitamin D—as much as older people?
Rather, the researchers explained that it takes a long time for low vitamin D to cause problems that develop into cancer. But prevention likely begins in middle age and younger!
Unfortunately, vitamin D deficiency is a worldwide epidemic—even in some tropical countries with plenty of sun, as this study showed.
Well, in my view, some of the problem stems from dermatologists’ misguided advice over the past several decades to stay out of the sun—or to slather on useless, toxic sunscreens, which block important vitamin D production, any time you DO go out in the sun!
Fortunately, there’s a lot you can do—starting TODAY—to boost your vitamin D levels in practically no time at all, no matter what your age…or where you live.
Four tips to boost vitamin D levels year-round
Maintaining optimal vitamin D levels is the No. 1 thing you can do to improve your health and longevity. After all, optimal levels protect you against colon cancer and any number of other chronic diseases…even coronavirus!
So, here are four tips to make sure you maintain optimal vitamin D levels year-round:
1.) Spend more time in the sun, without sunscreen. You don’t need to be a beach bum or swimsuit model and spend hours each day in the sun to gain significant protection against colon cancer. In fact, studies show that spending just 15 minutes in the sun each day will trigger your skin’s own production of vitamin D in most parts of the country between April and October!
Of course, at this time of year, in latitudes north of Atlanta, the sun isn’t strong enough to trigger D production. But you WILL still reap many other health benefits from this daily sun exposure in Nature, like reduced stress and lower blood pressure. Plus—there are many other ways to boost vitamin D naturally, including the next two items on the list…
2.) Eat plenty of foods high in vitamin D. Including fatty fish, like salmon and sardines, eggs, full-fat dairy, and mushrooms. Fortunately, these foods all belong to the healthy, wholesome Mediterranean-type diet.
3.) Supplement daily and year-round. The latest science shows that people don’t get enough vitamin D from diet and sun exposure alone. So—supplementing daily and year-round is a must. I recommend supplementing with 250 mcg (10,000 IU) of vitamin D3 daily. (You can now find it in liquid form together with the potent marine carotenoid astaxanthin. Simply use the top right search bar on my website to learn more about these two powerful compounds.)
4.) Ask your doctor to check your vitamin D levels twice a year. Once toward the end of winter and again toward the end of summer. Just ask for a simple blood test called the 25-hydroxyvitamin D or 25(OH)D test. (Optimal blood levels range between 50 and 75 ng/mL.)
At the end of the day, vitamin D3 is hands-down one of the most important supplements you can take. In fact—if you could take only one vitamin supplement from here on out, this would absolutely be the one to choose.
Of course, in addition to supplementing with vitamin D, you have dozens of other safe, natural alternatives to help prevent, detect, AND treat colon cancer. I’ve outlined them all in detail in my groundbreaking online learning tool, my Authentic Anti-Cancer Protocol.
This all-inclusive protocol features more than 40 years of personal research, study, and experience in natural cancer treatments. And every solution you’ll hear about has been studied and researched by countless, cutting-edge medical institutions. To learn more, or to enroll today, click here now!
“Could age increase the strength of inverse association between ultraviolet B exposure and colorectal cancer?” BMC Public Health 2021; 21(1238). doi.org/10.1186/s12889-021-11089-w
“The Anti-Cancer Effect of Vitamin D Is More Noticeable in Old Age.” BMC Series Blog, 7/5/21. (blogs.biomedcentral.com/bmcseriesblog/2021/07/05/the-anti-cancer-effect-of-vitamin-d-is-more-noticeable-in-old-age/)