OK, I lost track of who pointed me at this. Finally got time to watch it. It’s worth it.
(If it was you, pipe up for a h/t)
UPDATE 12 Mar 2013
The h/t goes to Jratig back on the Autism and Sulphate thread:
Back To The Original Posting
The “short form” is that UV raises your Vit-D level and that fixes a lot of diseases, but also and distinct from that, UV exposure to the skin changes your NO level and Nitrous Oxide separately lowers your blood pressure and heart attack risk (and may do other good things as well). The skin stores precursors (likely from vegetable foods) but UV cleaves them into NO and that causes measurable changes in circulatory disease.
As we now have vast populations indoors basically during all sun hours, then coating themselves in sunblock and clothes whenever going outdoors, the implication of that is rather large.
We’re talking 30% increase in heart attack risk, or that kind of range, just from south England to north Scotland. (If I’ve remembered the graph presented correctly).
The presenter is a dermatologist. At the end he points out that he spends many hours telling folks they have skin cancer it is caused by the sun etc. etc. BUT that the health risk from heart attack is much much higher, and maybe they need to come up with a better set of recommendations…
The effect is greater in older people. (How much greater is yet To Be Determined). So I’m reminded of all the nursing homes where folks are basically indoors 24 x 7…
So, in addition to the other things we’ve looked at over the years ( Mg levels, sulphate levels, etc.) it looks like your Nitrous levels matter and you need to get out in the sun. So, soak in the mineral baths, have yourself a mud pack, get a glass of wine and go sit in the sun… Golly, that’s something a fella could get to liking ;-)