The sun has a positive effect on our health. It’s an important factor in being healthier than ever – right up there with raw food. All life on the this planet flows from our solar center. The air we breathe and the foods we eat are transformed solar energy. As plants absorb daylight, they transform carbon dioxide (in the air) into vital oxygen for us to breathe.
Transform Your Health
This solar energy can transform your health. The human body draws it in through the skin and converts it directly into nourishment by the hemoglobin in the blood, just as chlorophyll converts this light into nourishment in the plant.
Hemoglobin and chlorophyll are identical, except for one mineral. Hemoglobin contains iron and chlorophyll contains magnesium. The same elements in green leafy vegetables, which protect the leaves from ultra-violet rays, also protect you, when you eat those leaves! Consuming chlorophyll is like bathing our inner organs in sunshine. It heals and cleanses these organs.
The Fear Bandwagon
Finally, conventional wisdom is getting off the fear bandwagon, and experts are again recommending that we spend more time outdoors when it’s bright – fifteen to thirty minutes a day – to generate Vitamin D, perhaps the most underrated nutrient in the world.
Sunshine is the only reliable way to create vitamin D in your own skin. This vitamin is stored in fat cells, and when released, circulates through the body in the blood.
Vitamin D Deficiency
This fear has led to increasing vitamin D deficiencies, leading to or associated with:
- Osteoporosis, fractures (vitamin D aids in the absorption of calcium in bones).
- Rickets (staging a comeback) which is insufficient bone formation characterized by twisted limbs.
- Impaired insulin production in the pancreas.
- Melatonin imbalance resulting in depression or seasonal affective disorder (SAD).
- Reduction in muscle strength in the elderly.
- Auto-immune disorders including rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis (more prevalent in countries such as UK and Scotland compared to other European countries).
- Cancers of the colon, breast and prostate.
- Adrenal insufficiency.
- Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.
- Infertility and PMS.
- Learning and behavior disorders.
- Cardiovascular disease and hypertension.
Benefits Of Sunlight
Reasonable exposure prevents all these Vitamin D deficiencies. It makes us bright and cheery. It cultivates a healthy, positive attitude. (A lack has the opposite effect.) It just enlivens you in every way.
Everyone, ill or well, looks better, feels better, gets healthier and functions better with regular exposure to the sun. It acts as a magnet drawing toxic matter to the skin to be eliminated.
Studies show that those who exercise outdoors improved almost twice as much as those who exercised indoors (as shown by electrocardiogram).
Burning And Skin Cancer
The best health tip is don’t burn! Burning puts a strain on your immune system – to heal the burn. Burning can also lead to skin cancer. People who work outdoors – farmers, construction workers and road workers – have the smallest chance of skin cancer. Tanned skin protects against this, as long as the skin tans gradually.
Skin cancer is a problem for people with fair skin who don’t get outside, then bake themselves on vacation. Fifteen to thirty minutes a day, without overdoing it or getting burned is the proper approach.
Sunshine is healthy and it makes us happy. We need it for full health, combined with raw food and lots of chlorophyll-rich leafy green vegetables. When we eat well and are detoxified, reasonable exposure isn’t bad for us.
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