A tumor-susceptible strain of mice lived more than twice as long under full-spectrum as under standard lighting, and rats exposed to full-spectrum light had significantly lessened tumor development. The tunnel-visioned National Cancer Institute and American Cancer Society ignore these findings, which six major medical centers have confirmed.7
Terminal cancer patients that Dr. Ott knew of personally got well in a rocking chair in the sunshine. Dr. Jane Wright, directing cancer research at Bellevue Memorial Medical Center in New York City in 1959, was fascinated by Ott's ideas. So she instructed progressive-tumor patients to avoid artificial lights and stay outdoors as much as possible that summer. They were not to wear sunglasses or prescription lenses, which block UV light.
By that fall, the tumors in 14 of 15 had not grown, and some patients got better; the one whose condition deteriorated sat outdoors but wore prescription lenses. Ott has been criticized for making no scientifically controlled human studies. Well, funding for continuing that study was withdrawn -- and that has been his experience over and over.7
One lady with cancer ventured out with Norwegian fishermen, ate a lot of their catch, and recovered; friends ate fish but stayed inside -- and their cancers killed them. Had she "protected" herself from UV when she could see her shadow as EPA advises, would her cancer have ended? And if sunloving Arizonans threw away their sunscreens and sunglasses and limited their sun exposure to about 30 minutes a day -- wouldn't their cancers largely disappear?
A Chicago-area elementary school suddenly reported five times the national average incidence of leukemia, a kind of cancer of the blood. All of the afflicted children but one were being taught in rooms where teachers kept the blinds drawn and the children were exposed all day only to melanoma-promoting fluorescent light. When even the amount of UV that can get through window glass was let in, the leukemia cluster disappeared.
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About the Author:
Joseph G. Hattersley in 1953 completed everything then required for a PhD degree in economics, except a dissertation, at the University of California, Berkeley. In 1976, at age 54, a seeming nutritional miracle launched his career of writing on a wide range of health topics. Joe seeks to integrate differing views on a subject from competing research teams. Several of his proposals have been confirmed three to five years later in mainstream medical and scientific journals. His special interests are prevention of heart disease and cot death. His article, "Soybean Products: A Recipe for Disaster", was published in NEXUS 4/03, April-May 1997 issue.