I know this may sound strange, but when I was going through nursing school I spent time in the neo-natal ICU, and they used UV lights to combat hyperbilirubemia, also known as infantile jaundice. I learned that bilirubin breaks down in the presence of this light, as it passes through the small capillaries of the skin.
I have gilberts syndrome, and I have always been a 'sun worshiper'. I usually feel miserable, low energy and oftentimes downright sickly in the winter, but this feeling is dispelled by a couple rounds in a commercial tanning bed. Some say I have SAD (seasonal affective disorder), and I crave artificial sunlight to stimulate my pineal gland, but my suspicion is that I have been naturally correcting my high billirubin with UV.
Any thoughts on this?