Thursday, January 10, 2008

Heliophobia: The Fear of the Sun

Heliophobia is a morbid fear of sun exposure. Natural sunlight provides us with vitamin D and many with this phobia tend to have vitamin D deficiencies. Vitamin D aids in the prevention of depression, osteoporosis, heart disease and certain cancers.

I don’t always like to be out in the sun, but I’m not afraid of it. I have great sympathy for anyone who has this phobia. It has to be hard to function normally. If you have this phobia I would really like to know what a day in your life is like. Some day hopefully everyone will understand what it’s like to live with a phobia.

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