Avoiding the Sun is Just as Dangerous as Cigarettes?

We’ve been told to avoid the sun and always wear sunblock, but is this bad advice? Discover the truth about sun exposure.


0:00 Introduction: Avoiding the sun is just as dangerous as smoking cigarettes
0:18 The importance of vitamin D
1:01 Deaths from sun exposure explained
1:49 American Dermatology Association recommendation for sun exposure
2:17 Melanoma and the sun
3:09 Benefits of infrared
4:06 Next steps

Today, we’re going to talk about the dangers of avoiding sun exposure. There has been an association between vitamin D insufficiency and autoimmune diseases, cardiovascular diseases, and at least 17 different cancers.

Vitamin D is intimately involved in over 2,000 of our genes and vital for proper immune function. It’s virtually impossible to get enough vitamin D from your diet. Only 5% to 10% of vitamin D comes from diet, and that’s only if you eat plenty of fatty fish, organ meats, and egg yolks. Around 90% to 95% percent of your vitamin D comes from the sun.

Every year, there are 5,125 deaths from sun exposure and 1,684,677 deaths from lack of sun. For every death from sun exposure, there are 329 deaths from lack of sun.

The current American Dermatology Association recommendation is to stay out of the sun and use sunblock. Yet, in the early 1900s, the sun was used to treat illnesses like tuberculosis and asthma.

In 1935, 1 out of 1500 people developed melanoma. By 2014, 1 in 50 people had developed melanoma, despite the fact that people are spending significantly less time outside.

This shows that the sun protects you from melanoma. In fact, 75% of all melanomas are located in areas not typically exposed to the sun.

Fifty-four percent of the sun's rays are infrared light. Infrared light protects against cancer, stimulates melatonin, and also generates ATP. Vitamin D and melatonin protect the mitochondria. Both are stimulated by exposure to the sun.

Aim to get a moderate amount of sun exposure to avoid burning and support your health.

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, age 58, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan, and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.

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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients so he can focus on educating people as a full-time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, prescription, or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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Thanks for watching! I hope this increases your awareness about sun exposure and encourages you to get more sun. I’ll see you in the next video.

Dave McKinnon

  • @Binknew says:

    My Endocrinologist actually told me this information a few years ago..I was grateful for her honesty.

  • @jagodah1130 says:

    I tell people that for years

  • @sammyboy892 says:

    I have any interesting observation. Since removing seed oils from my diet, I don’t burn nearly as easily as I used to. The sun is good for you mentally and physically.

    • @BananaSplitBlitz says:

      You’re not the first person I’ve heard say this! Really makes you wonder how people survived without sunscreen in the past? Maybe they didn’t need it since there was no processed food.

  • @noreenn6976 says:

    Couldn’t click fast enough Dr Berg!

  • @cindyrhodes says:

    Amen!!! The almost constant sun is why im in the Southwest USA now. Walking and getting some great sunshine, fresh air, and vitamins is one our favorite things to do every single day!

  • @reggie5 says:

    one of the few blessings of getting a chronic illness is finding your advice in my life

  • @eldiabloblanco3167 says:

    Working 3rd shift for almost 20 years, i agree with this message.

    I used to spend 0 hours outside per day. I work from 11pm-7am, and after work, I’d go home, eat a terrible meal, and sleep the day away. I would then wake up and spend the remainder of my time inside watching tv or playing video games. Over the years, I couldn’t shake the anxiety and overwhelming feeling of depression. My health suffered immensely. Eventual an y, extended period of time being vitamin deficient, mainly vitamin D, led to serious health problems. My vitamin D levels were in the teens for about a decade. One of the problems I ended up with was brittle/weak teeth. Thin enamel was already an issue in my family, so the vitamin deficiencies from working at night and a poor diet compounded the problem. Now, Im 38, I have no upper teeth and only about 8 left on the bottom. I have dentures, and no one knows unless i show them, but it could’ve all been avoided.

    I still work 3rd, but my diet is top notch, I spend time in the sun as well as take D3+k2 every day, and I exercise as well. Im now depression and anxiety free, and i feel better than ever before.

    • @pamelasookermany7175 says:

      Greetings Dr, also thanks you all for the messages. Great help … God’s continued blessings all.

    • @Corteum says:

      You can address that by using a sun bed or tanning bed that has UVB lamps for increasing vitamind d hormone levels

    • @fidelcatsro6948 says:

      Congratulations i worked night shift most of my life too, 50 now..

  • @JeanineLaMonica_fem says:

    Thank you, I am glad you created this video! Words cannot express how the sun makes me feel on a cellular level. 🌞

  • @watchwomanofthedragon8376 says:

    And theyre blocking the sun 🌞

  • @RioGirl16 says:

    I know better than to follow mainstream medical advice. Like avoiding sunlight and slathering toxic chemicals on my biggest organ. The sun is essential.

  • @ThanosFrl says:

    The structure if the video is genius it makes you really understand what is being said! keep the good work and the important information about health, we literally have you as the main source of health advice, THIS is a real doctor, doing doctor job and not the other ones.

  • @lisagriffin8898 says:

    Thank you, I agree, started sitting in the sun daily helps prevent depression.

    • @Drberg says:

      Amazing. Keep up the good work!

    • @Globetrotter-1 says:

      I’ve been living outdoors for 66-years, almost 24/7, even during winter and all weathers. I’m the only one of my family and relatives network who is still fit and healthy. Fresh air and sunlight are the most important and vital aspects of remaining healthy, strong and happy throughout life. 🌞😎

  • @pallavimeshram5044 says:

    Dr Berg a few days ago I did my Serum 25-OH vitamin D test. The biological reference was 30-40ng/ml & i was shocked to see my results, it was 5.1
    I had dental issues but no one suggested to go vitamin d test.
    Thank you for enlightening us Dr Berg ❤🙏

  • @sheldoncrane3588 says:

    I grew up in So California and my Disneyland was the beach, surfing and body surfing. Never used sun block except zinc oxide on my nose. I would tell anyone that the sun is what your body needs not the harmful chemicals spread like cancer causing chemicals over your body. It’s not about protection but subjection to your doctors and hospitals to increase revenue.

  • @C.N.1 says:

    Don’t avoid the sun. Avoid the weirdos who hate light exposure! 💯 Thanks, Dr. Berg! Have a great Saturday, everyone! 🙂

    • @woundeddove says:

      I am highly offended by your comment. I’m totally paralyzed, and bedridden. No one is going to haul me outside to get exposure to the Sun.
      Remove your comment.

    • @thefantasticnerd6076 says:

      I’m the weirdo I hate the sun it makes me anxious

    • @qyoinqyuri says:

      @@woundeddove I’m highly offended by your comment. I identify as offended. Remove your comment.

    • @fidelcatsro6948 says:

      ​You dont hate the sun so youre not the wierdo he talked about 😺👍​@@woundeddove

    • @fidelcatsro6948 says:

      ​@@thefantasticnerd6076take vitamin B then..😂😂😂

  • @adoptada12 says:

    I did not reject it. I accept it. And applaud you for speaking TRUTH

  • @chrissy4752 says:

    YES!!! YES!!! YES!!! Have known this for a long time. Thank you, Dr. Berg!! People will listen to you!!

  • @maddieb726 says:

    The sun is not only life-giving, it is healthy in moderate amounts. It helps you sleep, puts you in a good mood, and provides vitamin D. Stop slathering yourself with chemicals and baking it into your skin. You always look healthier, too. Thank you, Dr. Berg. Hopefully, people will follow your lead. 😊 🌞

  • @Pa-we1lw says:

    You would make a great surgeon general, Dr. Berg. You are an asset for America.

  • @nevastrong2850 says:

    I tested this out last summer: I am fair complexion & spent 2 months at the lake camping & boating. I upped vit D/K2 & eliminated seed oils. My skin never looked better & never burned. Have always wondered if sunscreens are the danger instead. Thank you for this video!

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