Sunlight, Nutrition and Health Research Center (SUNARC)

Sunlight, Nutrition And Health Research Center

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Vitamin D requirements during pregnancy and lactation
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Position of health organizations and agencies in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States, and the World Health Organization, on UV radiation and vitamin D

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Useful URLs on Ultraviolet Radiation and Vitamin D

Like-minded organizations:

The Vitamin D Council
http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/

www.GrassrootsHealth.net

www.VitaminDWiki.com

www.healthresearchforum.org.uk/index.html

vitamindhealth.org/

www.uvfoundation.org/

www.vitamindsociety.org/

sunlightresearchforum.eu/

Vitamin D
Listen Now to our exclusive interview of Dr. William Grant, as we reveal the exciting health benefits of Vitamin D on Create Health and Wellness.com
http://www.create-health-and-wellness.com/benefits-of-vitamin-d.html

Vitamin D home page for University of California, Riverside
http://vitamind.ucr.edu/

Sunlight Robbery: Health benefits of sunlight are denied by current public health policy in the UK
http://www.healthresearchforum.org.uk/reports/sunlightrobbery.pdf

Solarmeter® Model 6.4 Vitamin D3 IU per Minute meter...... reads out weighted UVB effective irradiance converted to IU per Minute from either solar or artificial UVR sources. Reading is for default parameters of 10% body exposure (face, arms, hands), skin type 2, no tan or SPF, and age 20 young adult. A software utility program is included with the meter allowing adjustment of all these parameters to see the net effect on Vitamin D3 dosage. Price is $189.
http://www.solarmeter.com/model64.html

GrassrootsHealth is a nonprofit (501c3) organization whose aim is to get the disease prevention and health message of vitamin D out to the public.
http://www.grassrootshealth.net

The Vitamin D Association is an organization in England that sponsored presentations on vitamin D in 2011.
http://vitamindassociation.org/events.html

Vitamin D Wiki is a website maintained by Henry Lahore, striving to be the most comprehensive website for information on vitamin D.
http://www.VitaminDWiki.com

Information on approximately 75 diseases linked to vitamin D deficiency are posted at this website. There are both patient-friendly and scientific documents as well as a link to pubmed.gov for the full listing on vitamin D for each disease or condition.
http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/health-conditions

The Healing Sun. This website examines the positive influence of the sun's rays on human health.
http://www.thehealingsun.org

Sperti Vitamin D lampVitamin D Lamp, model D/UV-F is a special UV sunlamp for natural Vitamin D production in the body. The UVB rays from The Vitamin D Lamp will naturally help treat and prevent Vitamin D deficiency. The Vitamin D Lamp is portable, powerful, effective, and well-made in the USA. On average Vitamin D sessions are just 3 to 5 minutes long, and done 2 or 3 times per week. Auto turn-off timer & free protective UV eyewear is included for safety.
http://www.sperti.com

Ultraviolet radiation data
DNA-weighted UVB spectral exposure for July 1992 developed using data from the Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer
http://toms.gsfc.nasa.gov/ery_uv/dna_exp.gif

U.S. Department of Agriculture Ultraviolet Monitoring and Research Program
http://uvb.nrel.colostate.edu/UVB/index.jsf

NOAA UV Index Page
http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/stratosphere/uv_index/

Current UV Index Forecast
http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/stratosphere/uv_index/uv_current.html

Centro de Previsão de Tempo e Estudos Climáticos
http://www.cptec.inpe.br/

Cancer data
OncologySTAT is committed in providing up to date news, journal scans, chemotherapy regimens, interviews with reputable doctors and informative videos. OncologySTAT's mission is to improve worldwide cancer care and prevention by providing healthcare professionals with immediate integrated access to the most authoritative evidence-based information available.
Colon Cancer Resources from OncologySTAT

Ralph W. Moss, Ph.D.
Weekly CancerDecisions.com and the Moss Reports
Expert Guidance for patients and their families on the best alternative, complimentary and cutting-edge conventional options for specific cancer types.
http://www.cancerdecisions.com

U.S. Atlas of Cancer Mortality
http://ratecalc.cancer.gov/ratecalc// (accessed April 17, 2010)
http://ratecalc.cancer.gov/ratecalc/archivedatlas/ (accessed June 18, 2011)

Female Intelligence Agency examines: How to prevent breast cancer
http://www.007b.com/breast-cancer-prevention.php

Medical journal information
PubMed: 13 million journal paper titles, authors, and, in most cases, abstracts:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi

Multiple sclerosis
Epidemiology and multiple sclerosis a personal review, John F Kurtzke MD
http://www.fedem.org/revista/n16/kurtzkeing.htm

Ashton Embry's organization in Canada
http://www.direct-ms.org

All About Multiple Sclerosis aims to provide accurate and comprehensive medical information about multiple sclerosis (MS) written in plain English by people living with the disease and its symptoms.
http://www.mult-sclerosis.org

MS and Vitamin D
http://www.mult-sclerosis.org/news/Nov2003/VitaminDDeficiency.html

The Accelerated Cure Project for Multiple Sclerosis is a national nonprofit dedicated to curing MS by determining its causes.
http://www.acceleratedcure.org/

News sources
Create s News Alert: (e.g., vitamin D, ultraviolet)
http://www.google.com/newsalerts?hl=en

Nutrition
Making Healthy Choices: Nutrition Counseling and Workshops offered by UCSF
http://cancer.ucsf.edu

UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center paper on Nutrition and Prostate Cancer
http://cancer.ucsf.edu

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations - the source of dietary information by country
http://www.fao.org/

Living and Raw Foods - The largest community on the internet dedicated to educating the world about the power of the living and raw vegetarian food diet
http://www.living-foods.com

The Center for Food Safety (CFS) is a non-profit public interest and environmental advocacy membership organization established for the purpose of challenging harmful food production technologies and promoting sustainable alternatives.
http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org

ALLIANCE FOR BIO-INTEGRITY Preserving the Safety of Our Food, the Health of Our Environment, and the Harmony of Our Relationship with Nature
http://www.bio-integrity.org/

The Future of Food - An in-depth look into the controversey over genetiacally modified food.
http://www.thefutureoffood.com/

Monterrey Bay Aquarium: Seafood Watch Program - Choices for healthy oceans
http://www.mbayaq.org/cr/seafoodwatch.asp

Not Milk - links and articles concerning the dangers of dairy
http://www.notmilk.com/

The Key to Better Living - This booklet contains vitally important health information that is not readily available. It covers the “do’s,” the “don’ts,” and the “whys”, and is in a very short concise form.
http://www.sunarc.org/booklet.htm

Other health links

Mercola.com is the most-visited natural health site on the Web
http://www.mercola.com

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) is a nonprofit organization that promotes preventive medicine, conducts clinical research, and encourages higher standards for ethics and effectiveness in research.
http://www.pcrm.org

The Cancer Project is a special project of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) advancing new approches to cancer prevention and survival through nutrition education and research
http://www.cancerproject.org

Acupuncture Clinic of Corvallis - Lots of good information including links to health information web sites.
http://www.wholehealthclinic.com/

Shirley's Wellness Cafe - The healing properties of sunlight
http://www.shirleys-wellness-cafe.com/sunbath.htm

Alkalize for Health - Information about cancer and preventatives
http://www.alkalizeforhealth.net
Sunlight and Vitamin D specific
http://www.alkalizeforhealth.net/Lsunlight.htm

Orthomed.com - Information about the health benefits of Vitamin C
http://www.orthomed.com/

WHO mortality database. This database contains cancer mortality statistics by country or regions, extracted from the World Health Organisation (WHO) databank.
http://www-depdb.iarc.fr/who/menu.htm

Health Research Forum - The aim of Health Research Forum is to develop an up-to-date public health policy based on scientific evidence.
http://www.healthresearchforum.org.uk/index.html

007 Breast.com and the Female Intelligence Agency examine "Is there enough vitamin D in breast milk?"
http://www.007b.com/vitamin-d-breast-milk.php

Doctor Yourself.com - World's largest Health Homesteading website
http://www.doctoryourself.com

Beyond Health - Taking you beyond health as you know it!
http://www.beyondhealth.com/

Health-e-America Foundation - Ending America's Epidemic of Chronic Disease
http://www.healtheamerica.org/

Department of the Planet Earth - This site has several papers and essays on the role of aluminum as a risk factor for Alzheimer's disease and how to prevent Alzheimer's disease.
http://www.deptplanetearth.com/

Medical News Today. For the latest medical news and health news headlines today and every day.
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/

Health and Fitness Calculator from Whole Fitness.com - Useful tools to measure body mass, ideal weight, blood pressure and more.
http://www.wholefitness.com/tools.html

The Dr. Rath Health Foundation - Responsibility for Health, Peace and Social Justice
http://www4.dr-rath-foundation.org

Elite HGH.com offers links to various vitamin sites
http://www.elitehgh.com

Polarity Healthcare - a site who's main purpose is to provide training and continuing education in energetic therapies and bodywork.
http://www.polarityhealthcare.com/home.html

Top Women's Health Resources - A toplist for Women's Health websites focusing on Alternative & Holistic medicine and health.
http://www.topsitelists.com/start/womens_health/

PMS & PMDD Information symptoms ~ causes ~ diagnoses ~ treatments ~ support
http://www.geocities.com/pmddandpms/

PMS & PMDD Message Boards - A message board for discussion, education, and support for PMS and PMDD sufferers
http://pmdd.proboards20.com/index.cgi

Naturally Empowered.com - A website designed to help empower you to create a healthier and happier life naturally
http://www.naturallyempowered.com/html/h_info/water.html

The Alzheimer’s Prevention Foundation International, “The Original and Leading Voice of Alzheimer’s Prevention,”
http://www.alzheimersprevention.org/

Good Health Without Drugs
http://www.nohypehealth.org/