These waves of electromagnetic
energy, traveling at 186,000 miles per second, take about 8 minutes to
cover the 93 million miles to earth.
Sunlight consists of several
types of energy, including cosmic,
and infrared light,
and visible light of many colors. The rainbow colors of visible light make
our earth and the things God created, beautiful to look at.
The Sun's rays vaporize water
which will eventually fall as rain and snow, filling our rivers and reservoirs
and making possible the generation of hydroelectric energy. Solar energy
is also stored in wood, coal, oil and natural gas, providing us with heat
and energy when we need it. We also have photovoltaic and passive solar
systems that allow us to harness sunlight directly and other
freely given energy systems.
The warming infrared rays
of the Sun or heat from various sources, are useful in the treatment of
neuralgia, neuritis, arthritis and sinusitis.
Heat is usually good in the treatment of any pain. Warmth also helps bring
healthful, natural body oils to the surface of the skin, keeping it smooth
Almost all of the food we
eat depends upon sunlight to grow. In fact, the energy our bodies receive
from the food we eat is, in a sense, solar energy that the plant has stored
in the form of fats, carbohydrates and proteins.
The ultraviolet rays are
antiseptic and are capable of killing bacteria, viruses, fungi, yeasts,
moulds and mites in air and water and on surfaces. Ultraviolet light also
kills germs on our skin. This makes Sunlight a useful treatment for many
skin diseases, such as diaper rash, athlete's foot, psoriasis, acne, boils,
Sunlight also toughens and
thickens the skin, making it less susceptible
to injury and infection. Regular, controlled, moderate exposure to sunlight,
instead of damaging the skin and aging it, actually protects the skin by
building up a natural resistance to the harmful effects of ultraviolet
light, while giving it a nice velvety texture
The Sun provides us with
our main source of natural vitamin D.
Scientists have long been
aware that this nutrient strengthens our bones and muscles
and boosts the immune system. UV converts ergosterol in the skin.(a
naturally occurring higher alcohol belonging to the steroid family).into
Ten minutes of daily exposure
to sunlight will supply us with all the vitamin D that we need. The principal
function of this vitamin is to promote calcium absorption in the gut and
calcium transfer across cell membranes. This contributes to strong bones
and a contented nervous system.
Low vitamin D is associated
with several autoimmune diseases including multiple
sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis
and a lot of other maladies?
Also low vitamin D in the human body leads to Thyroiditis, which is inflammation
of the thyroid gland and contributing to thyroid problems is fluoride,
soy products and mycoplasma.
about and see the movie segment about a lady who got rid of a basketball
size tumor in 6 ½ weeks just by using her mind.
Do not drink fluoridated
water or use toothpaste with fluoride, as it accumulates in the bones and
the first symptoms of damage are identical to the symptoms of arthritis,
aching joints and bones. Further accumulation makes the bones more brittle
and may lead to a possible increase in hip fractures in the elderly. Fluoride
is also not good for pipes bringing water to you, causing increased toxins
to be in the water.
Recent laboratory experiments
suggest that vitamin D can also prevent the growth and spread of cancerous
tumors. Ultraviolet light converts cholesterol in the skin to vitamin D.
This vitamin is essential for the proper handling of calcium in the body
and thus in the prevention of rickets and adult
Vitamin D is also added to some of the food we eat. It might be possible
to get too much of the vitamin this way; but not when we get it from sunlight,
since the body makes only what we need from what it takes from the Sun.
In supplement form Vitamin D3 is best as it's from plants and non synthetic.
Cholesterol is a waxy, fatlike
substance that your body needs to function normally. It is naturally present
in cell walls or membranes everywhere in the body, including the brain,
nerves, muscles, skin, liver, intestines and heart. Your body uses cholesterol
to produce many hormones, vitamin D, and the bile acids that help to digest
fat. It takes only a small amount of cholesterol in the blood to meet these
needs. If you have too much cholesterol in your bloodstream, the excess
may be deposited in arteries, including the coronary.(heart).arteries,
where it contributes to the narrowing and blockages that cause the signs
and symptoms of heart disease.
Sunlight therefore, is a
good way to lower cholesterol levels in our bodies. If we expose six square
inches of our skin to direct sunlight for one hour per day, we will obtain
our minimum daily requirement for vitamin D.
Sunlight helps to regulate
almost all our bodily processes starting from the top.(our
working down. Sunlight has been shown to increase our sense of well being
and to improve sleep. Ultraviolet light coming into our eyes stimulates
the pineal gland, which helps to regulate our Circadian
and night activity cycles). Sunlight
helps keep the pineal
gland at its normal 9x11 centimeter size all through life instead of
it shrinking to when, about the age of 50, it becomes smaller to around
It has been said "Dark nights
and bright days will help keep the hormones in the body functioning properly".
In one experiment hyperactivity in school children was decreased when the
classrooms fluorescent lights were changed to full
spectrum lighting. Thyroid function may improve. Hormone imbalances
tend to level out.
Resting heart blood pressure
and respiration rates are all decreased after exposure to the Sun. This
result is especially true if any of them were high to begin with. Blood
sugar levels can be stabilized. Further
to decreasing blood pressure is meditation.
The body is amazingly designed,
so much so, it has an automatic
blood pressure system that works flawlessly, that is, unless we screw
it up. Amazingly so the body produces its own cleaner
cells to keep it going along optimally,
unless we continue overloading it.
Sunlight stimulates the
production of more red blood cells, increasing the oxygen, content of the
blood and thus increasing muscular endurance. It also stimulates production
of more white b1ood cells and enhances oxygen utilization, which helps
the body maintain its defense against diseases.
Appetite may be improved,
along with our assimilation, elimination and metabolic processes. Poisonous
chemicals and heavy metals are removed from the bloodstream faster, while
levels of healthy trace minerals are actually increased in the blood.
Muscular strength has been
increased, even in those unable to exercise. Sunlight has even been found
helpful in the treatment of stomach ulcers. Care of the stomach is important
to live healthily.
Perhaps one of its greatest
benefits may be the strengthening of the immune system. Fungal infections
of the skin are cured or go into remission after sunlight therapy. White
blood cells and antibody levels increase,
Studies have shown that
repeated short exposures to the sun lowers cholesterol, triglycerides,
blood pressure and blood sugar. Daily sugar consumption should be maxed
at 12 teaspoons daily. Use the Sugar Rater at yes-supplements.com
We now consume 80-100 teaspoons
a day in one way or the other, as refined white sugar is added to foods.
Know about sugar and honey.
Sunlight speeds the elimination
of toxic chemicals, including metals and pesticides. It also has a dramatic
effect on trace minerals, making them more accessible to the body.
is reduced in both children and adults by exposure to sunlight. Many skin
diseases, including acne and psoriases, improve with exposure to Sun.
Dr Esther John of the North
Carolina Cancer Center has found that a moderate exposure to sunlight very
well may lower the risk of breast cancer by 30 to 40%. It has been found
that because of light's influence on various physiological and psychological
functions, moderate sunlight may lower profoundly influence mood and fertility
in women. PMS has been proven extensively to be quite responsive to light
It appears that light affects
levels in the brain, which will elevate or improve mood. Women receiving
adequate levels of sunlight report less depression, fewer mood swings better
sleep, more energy, increased concentration and greater mental alertness.
Sunlight has been found
to be beneficial by this retired engineer.(solarhealing.com).in
the treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.(often
caused by the body's reaction for vaccinations),
insomnia and bulimia.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
can be helped with the proper oils.
Throughout the course of
our lives, we all experience episodes of unhappiness, sadness, or grief.
Often, when a loved one dies, or we suffer a personal tragedy or difficulty
such as divorce or loss of a job, we may feel depressed.(some
people call this 'the blues'). Most
of us are able to cope with these and other types of stressful events.
Over a period of days or
weeks, the majority of us are able to return to our normal activities.
But when these feelings of sadness and other symptoms make it hard for
us to get through the day, and when the symptoms last for more than a couple
of weeks, we may have what is, called Clinical depression. Clinical depression
is usually used to distinguish 'true' depression from 'the blues'.
is not just grief or sadness. It is a mental illness that challenges your
ability to perform even routine daily activities. At its worst, depression
may lead you to contemplate or commit suicide. Depression represents a
burden for both you and your family. Sometimes that burden can seem overwhelming.
is another serious mental illness. It is confusing even for health care
professionals and it may actually be a combination of several separate
illnesses. People with schizophrenia may have the following symptoms: delusions,
false beliefs held with conviction in spite of evidence to the contrary,
hallucinations, strong perceptions.(can
be sight, sound, smell, taste, or touch).of
objects or events that aren't there.
Usually with schizophrenia,
the person's behavior changes notably. Behavior changes might include the
following: social withdrawal, depersonalization.(losing
touch with reality), loss of appetite,
loss of hygiene, delusions, hallucinations.(usually
hearing things not actually present),
the sense of being controlled by outside forces, disorganized speech, disorganized
A person with schizophrenia
may not physically appear to be ill. People with schizophrenia vary widely
in their behavior as they struggle with an illness beyond their control.
In active stages, those affected may ramble in illogical sentences or react
with uncontrolled anger or violence to a perceived threat. People with
schizophrenia may also experience relatively passive stages in which they
seem to lack personality, movement and emotion.(also
called a flat affect). People with
schizophrenia may alternate in these extremes. Their behavior may or may
not be predictable.
Sunlight has been found
to be extremely beneficial in the treatment of depression. According to
Dr. Norman Rosenthal of the National Institute of Mental Health:."Light,
a versatile therapeutic tool, has been shown scientifically to have beneficial
clinical effects in treating depression and suicidal
Apart from the obvious positive
associations we have with a sunny day; the sun can alter your mood chemically
and even prevent depression. And the sun
gives you vitamin D.."Low
levels of vitamin D.(vitamin
D3 mostly recommended).have
also been linked to diabetes, multiple sclerosis, autism and schizophrenia."....Dr.
The onset of spring gives
thousands of people relief from 'Seasonal Affective Disorder' or SAD. This
miserable condition is a suppression of serotonin
experienced by many who are deprived of Sunlight during the winter months.
Where people are resident at higher latitudes in dark winter days, instances
of SAD are greater.
After years of adverse publicity,
new research suggests that sunshine actually does bathe us in a favorable
light after all. Scientists believe sunlight may reduce the risk of several
types of cancer. Recent studies have found that sunlight can help protect
you from cancer of the breast, colon, ovary, bladder, womb, stomach and
According to the National
Cancer Institute, lifetime exposure to sunlight may reduce your risk of
some of the most common types of cancer. In an analysis of death certificates
from 24 states over an 11 year period, the NCI researchers found that those
who lived in the sunniest parts of the country and those exposed to the
most sunlight through their jobs had significant lower rates of breast
and colon cancer than matched controls. Worldwide the lowest rates for
breast and colon cancer occur in the Caribbean, south and central America
and South Asia. Countries in these regions are within 20 degrees of the
equator, where the sun's rays are particularly strong and where mortality
rates for breast and colon cancer are 4-6 times lower than in northern
Europe or North America.
The Sun may cut risk of
some cancers by 25 percent. Scientists identified cases through a database
maintained by the NCI, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and
Health and the National Center for Health Statistics. The data was collected
from 24 states from 1984 through 1995 and includes information on occupation,
state of residence at birth and at death and cause of death. The researchers
took significant measures to ensure the accuracy of their data. They only
included people who were born and died in states in the same solar radiation
range and they classified farmers in their own occupational category, separate
from other outdoor jobs, have been shown to have higher overall rates of
certain types of cancer. They also narrowed down the cases with a long
list of exclusions.--
Even after all those adjustments,
the results were compelling. Overall, people who lived in the highest solar
radiation range in states like Arizona, Hawaii, Florida, Texas had less
risk of dying of breast, ovarian, prostate or colon cancer than those who
lived in the lowest range.(states
like Maine, New Hampshire, Ohio, and Washington).
The occupational difference was most significant in relation to cases breast
and colon cancer; across all levels of solar radiation, people who worked
outside had 20 to 25 percent less risk of these two types of cancer. And
the benefits of outside work were not attributable to the amount of hard
labor. Even after the researchers adjusted for level of physical activity,
the reduction in risk remained.
In their discussion, the
NCI researchers theorize that sunlight offers cancer protection through
its contribution of vitamin D. Recent laboratory tests have shown that
vitamin D can slow or halt the proliferation of breast and colon cancer
cells. And in other research, breast cancer patients showed lower serum
concentrations of a form of vitamin D when compared with healthy controls.
Dr Jane C Wright, directing
cancer research at Bellevue Memorial Medical Center in New York City in
1959, was fascinated by Ott's ideas. Ott was a pioneer in time lapse photography
in the middle of the twentieth century. Many of the Disney films,
in which we see plants growing and flowers opening were made by him. Ott
made a valid point when he wrote in his last book
Light Radiation and
adapted to the full range of the solar spectrum and artificial distortions
of that spectrum a mal-illumination, a condition analogous to malnutrition,
may have biological effects."
Advised by Ott, Dr. Wright
instructed fifteen cancer patients to stay outdoors as much as possible
that summer in natural sunlight without wearing their glasses and particularly
without sunglasses. By that autumn, the tumors in 14 of 15 had not grown
and some patients had got better. Ott wondered why the fifteenth had not
benefited. He discovered that this woman had not fully understood the instructions,
while she had not worn sunglasses, she had continued to wear her prescription
glasses. This blocking of UV into her eyes was enough to stop the benefits
enjoyed by the other fourteen.
In 1961, with five times
the national average incidence, an elementary school in Niles, Illinois,
was found to have the highest rate of leukemia of any school in the USA.
Because of the intense glare from the Sun, in the newly constructed building
in which glass had been used extensively, the teachers in two of the classrooms
kept the blinds drawn and the children were exposed all day only to 'warm
white' fluorescent light. All of the children with leukemia were being
taught in these two classrooms. After several years of keeping the blinds
drawn and the fluorescent lights on, the teachers in the two classrooms
left and were replaced with teachers who preferred to let the sunlight
At the same time, the warm
white fluorescents were replaced with cool white full spectrum lights,
where the light spectrum is very close to the spectrum of natural sunlight.
From 1964, the time of Ott's last visit, there were no further cases of
leukemia reported in that school.