New discoveries of the roles of sunshine and vitamin D in cancer. ‘Slip, slop and slap’ is being turned on its head.

The number of remarkable benefits that vitamin D can provide in protecting us from a wide range of diseases is emerging as the nutrient discovery of the first decade of the new millennia.

At the forefront of recognising this new information and assembling it into digestible form for lay people is the brilliant Dr Joseph Mercola who produces regular, voluminous health e-newsletters. These are free newsletters and can be located through his website, www.Mercola.com. Periodically, we have published in this magazine abridged versions of some of Dr Mercola’s articles.

The following article is condensed from a considerable number of his recent articles related to this extraordinary vitamin.