The Healing Sun

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Introduction

Chapter 1
Your Body and Mind in the Sun

Chapter 2
The Decline of the Sun in Recent Times

Chapter 3
How Sunlight Can Prevent Serious Health Problems

Chapter 4
Sunlight: A Medicine for Diseases of the Past, Present and Future

Chapter 5
How to Sunbathe Safely, All Year Round

Chapter 6
The Merits of Getting Sunlight into Buildings

Chapter 7
Sunlight and Health in the 21st Century

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Sunlight and Health in the 21st Century

RICHARD HOBDAY




Introduction


Over the last forty years there has been a complete reversal in medical thinking on sunlight. Sunbathing is regarded by many experts to be a dangerous pastime which should be actively discouraged, yet little more than fifty years ago doctors in Europe and North America were using sunlight to treat potentially fatal diseases and a number of hospitals were built specifically for sunlight treatment. The Healing Sun highlights some of the positive aspects of the sun and gives guidance on how to minimise the risks and maximise the benefits of exposure. It has been written with aim of restoring a little balance to the currently rather one-sided debate on sunlight and its effects on human health.


Chapter 1: Your Body and Mind in the Sun