After one of his
lectures, Ott sat next to the daughter of the late Dr. Albert Schweitzer
at dinner. They talked mainly about her experiences as assistant to her
father at Lambarene, Gabon, on the West Coast of Africa. Ott asked her
about the rate of cancer in the people of that area. She replied that when
her father had first started a hospital they found no cancer at all but
now it was a problem. Ott asked her if the people living there had started
installing glass windows and electric lights. She said they had not.
Ott then asked her jokingly
if any of the natives wore sunglasses. She looked startled and told Ott
that the natives paddling their dugout canoes down the river in front of
the hospital often wore no more than a loincloth and sunglasses; indeed
some wore only sunglasses. She explained that sunglasses represented a
status symbol of civilization and education and had a higher bartering
value than beads and other such trinkets.
In another case, Ott learned
from an elderly acquaintance that he had been diagnosed with cancer of
the prostate and surgery had been recommended. Ott found that for many
years this man had been wearing eyeglasses with a light pink tint and was
able to persuade him to stop wearing those and get full spectrum ultraviolet
transmitting spectacles. Ott also advised him to cut down watching television
and spend more time outdoors. At the time of writing his book, Ott reports
that the man has gone three years without surgery and with no symptoms
of his prostate cancer.
To get the benefits of Sunlight,
avoid sunscreens. Just know when enough Sun for today has occurred. For
most, it's no more than around 10 minutes in open Sun the first time, maybe
15-20 minutes the second time and so on. Everyone is different here, so
listen to your inner guidance.
A study in the April 2004 Journal of Chromatography
found that the carcinogenic agents found in sunscreens penetrate the skin,
just like detergents you use around your home and to clean your clothes.
This means that when you use most sunscreens, you absorb toxic chemicals.
And with so-called
experts telling you to generously apply it every few hours, you are likely
absorbing a dangerous amount.
The Centers for Disease Control also reports that
97% of Americans are contaminated with a widely used sunscreen ingredient
called oxybenzone. It's linked to allergies, hormone disruption, low birth
weights, cell damage, and more. It is also a chemical that helps other
chemicals penetrate the skin.
Other dangerous chemicals found in most sunscreens,
such as octyl methoxycinnamate.(OMC),
kill skin cells. And PABA, also known as octyl dimethyl and padimate O,
attacks DNA and causes genetic mutation when it's exposed to sunlight.
It is best to get sun exposure
earlier in the day, rather than later in the day, if possible. That is
because the body's internal clock is regulated by sunlight and requires
early morning light for proper setting. Additional benefits of sun include
better immune system function and this could be a part of the reason why
it decreases cancer risk, since the immune system identifies and destroys
abnormal cells as well as stronger bones and teeth, including significantly
fewer cavities in children who get adequate sun exposure. Scientists are
now concerned that sunbathers are using high protection creams that only
block the UV rays and that this might explain why, despite and even because
of the use of certain sun creams, skin cancer rates are high in some parts
of the country. When the body gets heated up it perspires. Sweat is a waste
product and needs to go out of the body. When you are painted or coated
with lotions and creams, they get degenerated and the chemicals enter your
body. It is our our wrong use of things, yet we blame the sun for skin
Excessive unsaturated or
polyunsaturated, refined fat in the diet and in suntan oils and skin lotions
can lead to the formation of free
radicals. These may be contributing factors in the formation of some
cancers. Vegetables and whole grains in
the daily diet, as well as fruits one to 3 times a week, provides substances
that help prevent the formation of free radicals and protect against their
harmful effects and are thus important for the body to properly handle
exposure to sunlight.
is a disease in which the body cannot regulate the amount of sugar.(glucose).in
the blood. Glucose in the blood gives quick energy the kind you need when
you walk briskly, run for a bus, ride your bike or take an aerobics class.
Glucose in the blood is produced by the liver from the foods you eat.
In a healthy person, the
blood glucose level is regulated by a hormone called insulin. Insulin is
produced by the pancreas, a small organ near the stomach that also secretes
important enzymes that help the digestion of food. Insulin allows glucose
to move from the blood into cells, where it is used for fuel.
People with diabetes either
do not produce enough insulin.(type
cannot use insulin properly.(type
In diabetes, glucose in the
blood cannot move into cells and stays in the blood. This not only harms
the ce1ls that need the glucose for fuel, but also harms certain organs
and tissues exposed to the high glucose levels.
1 diabetes: The body stops producing insulin
or produces too little insulin to regulate blood glucose level. Type 1
diabetes comprises about 10% of total cases of diabetes in the United States.
Type 1 diabetes is typically recognized in childhood or adolescence. It
used to be known as juvenile onset diabetes or insulin dependent diabetes
mellitus. People with type 1 diabetes generally require daily insulin treatment
to sustain life.
2 diabetes: The pancreas secretes insulin,
but the body is partially or completely unable to use the insulin. This
is sometimes referred to as insulin resistance. Some people with type 2
diabetes also have a problem with not secreting enough insulin. At least
90% of diabetes cases are type 2.
Type 2 diabetes is typically
recognized in adulthood, usually after age 45 years. It used to be called
adult onset diabetes mellitus, or noninsulin dependent diabetes mellitus.
These names are no longer used because type 2 diabetes does occur in younger
people and some people with type 2 diabetes need to use insulin.
Type 2 diabetes is usually
controlled with diet, weight loss, exercise and oral medications. More
than half of all people with type 2 diabetes require insulin to control
their blood sugar at some point in the course of their illness.
reverse type 2 diabetes. I'm not talking about just masking symptoms or
controlling blood sugar, I'm talking about an outright cure.
"Let me share a personal
story with you. Today I'm called the Health Ranger.(naturalnews.com).but
I used to be borderline diabetic. I was overweight, depressed and hypoglycemic.
But by using the same nutritional and lifestyle strategies I'm describing
right here, I was able to lose 50 pounds of body fat ending my depression
and stabilizing my blood sugar. Now I've been declared in a state of perfect
health by my naturopathic physician..(Mike's
"Although beating diabetes
can seem hard, it's actually quite straightforward.(and
far simpler than your doctor probably even realizes).
In fact, a new study led by Christian Roberts of the University of California,
Los Angeles showed that Type 2 diabetes can be.reversed
in three weeks.solely
through lifestyle changes. An astonishing 50% of study participants were
free of diabetes after completing the 3-week program!
Want to see my results for yourself? My pictures and lab certified blood
chemistry statistics are publicly posted at: HealthRanger.org
There are many ways to get
rid of diabetes. The best is to just stop doing what is causing it. Change
The statistics on it from
Michael Greger of nutritionfacts.org
Chef Dina Knight cured her
father of it. Type her into YouTube.
Gestational diabetes is a
form of diabetes that occurs during the second half of pregnancy. About
1 million new cases occur each year.
At least 200,000 deaths occur
each year from diabetes. The incidence of diabetes continues to rapidly
increase. This increase is due to many factors, but the most significant
are the increasing incidence obesity and the prevalence of sedentary
forms of diabetes ultimately lead to high blood sugar levels, a condition
called hyperglycemia. Over a long period of time, hyperglycemia damages
the retina of the eye, the kidneys, the nerves and the blood vessels.
Damage to the retina from
a leading cause of blindness. Damage to the kidneys from diabetes.(diabetic
a leading cause of kidney failure. Damage to the nerves from diabetes.(diabetic
a leading cause of foot wounds and ulcers, which frequently lead to foot
and leg amputations. Damage to the nerves in the autonomic
nervous system can lead to paralysis of the stomach.(gastro
paresis), chronic diarrhea and an inability
to control heart rate and blood pressure.
Diabetes accelerates atherosclerosis
or the formation of fatty plaques inside the arteries which can lead to
blockages or a clot.(thrombus).which
can then lead to heart attack, stroke and decreased circulation in the
arms and legs.(peripheral
In the short run, diabetes
can contribute to a number of acute.(short
Many infections are associated
with diabetes and infections are frequently more dangerous in someone with
diabetes because the body's normal ability to fight infections is impaired.
From Strauss Heartdrops
recent study in the.New
England Journal of Medicine.tested
a supplement of niacin.(vitamin
Merck's Zetia, a drug that reduces cholesterol absorption in the digestive
tract. More than 200 patients with heart disease or heart disease risk
were randomly selected to receive either the supplement or the drug for
14 months. Results: LDL cholesterol and triglycerides were reduced in both
groups. HDL cholesterol increased in both groups.(mostly
in the niacin group). But two important
things happened in the niacin group that did not happen in the Zetia
group: 1) Thickness of the carotid.artery
walls was reduced in the niacin group and 2) Incidence of major.cardiovascular
events was lower in the niacin group. Fewer heart attacks and a reversal
of arteriosclerosis. Not too shabby! We may not have enough evidence yet
to actually say that niacin might 'cure' arteriosclerosis. But it's not
too soon at all to point out the benefits of this vitamin in reversing
narrowed arteries and prevention of heart attacks. Source: Extended-Release
Niacin or Ezetimibe and Carotid Intima-Media Thickness.".New
England Journal of Medicine.(content.nejm.org).
disease reduced by Multivitamins, Vitamin C and Vitamin E. In a new study
from Seattle's Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, medical records
of more than 77,000 adults over the age of 50 were followed for five years.
Supplement use for each subject was recorded at the outset of the study.
Results: Risk of cardiovascular disease was reduced among those who took
multivitamins and vitamin E. Mortality rate during the study period was
lower among those who took Use of Supplements of Multivitamins, Vitamin
C and Vitamin E in Relation to Mortality." Source:
Journal of Epidemiology, Vol. 170, No. 4, 8/15/09, aje.oxfordjournals.org
Using supplements of vitamins
C and E risk of cardiovascular disease was reduced.
Be alert to what the capsules
may be made from, some contain MSG. There are over 40 names used to hide
the fact that it's MSG. Type 'msg names' into Google.
Hypoglycemia or low blood
sugar, occurs from time to time in most people with diabetes. It results
from taking too much diabetes medication or insulin.(sometimes
called 'insulin reaction'), missing
a meat, doing more exercise than usual, drinking too much alcohol or taking
certain medication or other conditions.
It is very important to recognize
hypoglycemia and be prepared to treat it at all times. You can faint or
have a seizure if blood sugar level gets too low.
nonketotic syndrome is a serious condition in which the blood sugar level
gets very high. The body tries to get rid of the excess blood sugar by
eliminating it in the urine. This increases the amount of urine significantly
and often leads to dehydration, so severe that it can cause seizures, coma,
even death. This syndrome, sometimes called diabetic coma, typically occurs
in people with type 2 diabetes who are not controlling their blood sugar.
Sunlight has a tremendous
effect in controlling diabetes by 1owering the concentration of glucose
in the blood. Although it is not particularly noticeable in normal individuals,
the effect is dramatic in diabetics. It is because of this reason that
anyone who is diabetic should be careful as they may have to reduce the
amount of insulin they take to maintain normal blood sugar level if they
are in strong sunlight for any length of time. As with heart disease, the
incidence of diabetics is higher amongst the Indo Asian community as this
may be another manifestation of chronic vitamin D insufficiency.
Multiple sclerosis is a
disease of the central
nervous system in which the myelin sheaths covering nerve fibers are
damaged, leading to a range of symptoms associated with disruption of nerve
function, such as paralysis and tremors. It has been proved that the incidence
of multiple sclerosis increases dramatically with latitude and that exposure
to sunlight in childhood and adolescence protects against the disease in
There is a strong circumstantial
evidence to prove that vitamin
D protects against this disease.."Low
levels of vitamin D.(vitamin
D3 recommended by many doctors).have
also been linked to diabetes, multiple sclerosis, autism and schizophrenia."....Dr
William Douglass, douglassreport.com
In Switzerland, the disease
is common at high altitudes and much rarer at low attitudes where the intensity
of ultraviolet radiation is much stronger. In Norway, there is much greater
prevalence of multiple sclerosis inland than on the coast, where fish and
green vegetables are consumed in large quantities, providing an excellent
dietary source of Vitamin D.
Bright light prevents Seasonal
Affective Disorder because it suppresses the secretion from the pituitary
gland of the neurohormone melatonin.
It seems that by inhibiting
the secretion of melatonin,
sunlight also prevents multiple sclerosis by strengthening the immune system
and preventing demyelination.(destruction
of the myelin.sheath
of a nerve fiber).
If the disease is to be avoided,
irrespective of the physical mechanism involved, there are good grounds
for discouraging children from wearing sunglasses and encouraging regular
moderate sunlight exposure.
Sunlight therapy is particularly
effective in cases of psoriasis, a benign
but chronic inflammatory skin condition which affects 2% of the world population.
The intensity may vary from very mild to severe conditions where sores
completely cover the body except the face.
During the last 30 years
tens of thousands' of patients mainly from Western Europe, have been given
sunlight therapy for psoriasis. At the Dead Sea, in Israel there is high
mineral content of the water, combined with solar radiation, improves the
condition of about 80% of the patients who go there for medical treatment.
The condition also has been treated successfully with sunlight in other
parts of the world.
In one recent study, published
in the British Journal of Dermatology in 1998, some 46 Finnish patients
received 4 weeks of heliotherapy treatment in the Candy Islands Spain.
They were sent abroad because in Finland solar radiation is too weak and
sunny days are too infrequent to have any real impact. For psoriatic patients
exposure to sun remains an effective alternative to systemic drugs.
Heart disease accounts for
nearly one third of all deaths in industrialized countries and 7 million
deaths worldwide. By keeping your weight down and taking regular exercise,
the likelihood of ill health is far less than if you pursue a sedentary
way of life, eat convenience foods and smoke. Sunlight has a marked effect
on some of the imbalances in the body which are associated with heart disease.
Not only sunlight lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, but the
results of tests reported in the American Journal of Physiology in 1935
show that exposure to ultraviolet radiation can also increase the amount
of blood ejected from the heart.(the
as much as 39% . If sunlight does influence the functioning of the cardiovascular
system to anything like this extent, one would expect to see more heart
disease when and where there was less available solar radiation.
The therapeutic use of light
has been known to many cultures for thousands of years. Probably the first
reference came from Hufeland when he wrote in his book "Even the human
being becomes pale, flabby and apathetic as a result of being deprived
of light, finally losing all his vital energy".
More recently Albert Szent-Gyorgyi,
Nobel Prize winner and discoverer of Vitamin C, has recognized how profoundly
light and colour affect us. From his work, he concluded that."all
the energy which we take into our bodies is derived from the Sun".
He saw that through the process of photosynthesis the Sun's energy is stored
in plants which are in turn eaten by animals and humans.
Digestion and assimilation
by animals and humans is concerned with breaking down, transferring, storing
and utilizing this light created energy.
The human body is nourished
directly by stimulation of sunlight or nourished indirectly by eating foods,
drinking fluids, or breathing. air that has been vitalized by the Sun's
light energy. This light energy not only affects our physiological activities
and moods, but recently it has been shown to produce an effect in the body
produced by physical training and its resultant improvement in physical
In summary, these findings
along with those of many other highly respected scientists and physicians,
seem to indicate that the human body is truly a living photocell that is
energized by the sun's light, the nutrient of humanity.
Osteoporosis now affects
one in every three women and one in every 12 men in the UK. Described by
the World Health Organization.(WHO).as
the 'silent epidemic' there are often no symptoms until the first fracture
by which time you may have lost a third of your bone density. What
may have led up to this?
spite of the bs the ads promote, lack of calcium.(yes-supplements.com).has
nothing to do with osteoporosis. ...Textbook of Medical Physiology.
In women, the menopause can
accelerate the problem because levels of the female hormone estrogen, which
helps bones absorb calcium, declines. But all females naturally start to
lose bone density from the age of 30 so don't think this is only a problem
of middle age.
There may be no symptoms
until a bone has fractured and by the time you are at serious risk of osteoporosis,
you may have already lost a third of your starting bone mass. In some cases
the bones become thin and honeycombed and are prone to fractures which
can occur spontaneously. By the time the disease is diagnosed, in most
of the cases as much as a third of bone mass may have been lost.
Osteoporosis may have to
do more with a weakened immune system or poor nutrition than hormonal imbalance.
With advancing age, the intestine becomes less efficient at absorbing calcium
from the diet.
The World Health Organization.(WHO),
is now predicting that the number of hip fractures could increase six fold
to over six million by the middle of this century. This is why osteoporosis
is being called an epidemic, yet one solution could be as simple and as
free as safe exposure to sun. In studies of elderly populations who have
suffered a broken hip, up to 40% have been shown to be lacking in vitamin
Lack of sunlight does seem
the disease. It has been recognized for over 2 decades that Vitamin D deficiency
is associated with increased risk of hip fractures. Bone density is at
its lowest during the winter, more hip fractures occur in winter months
and hip fractures become common with increasing latitude.
Osteoporosis epidemic and
the incidence of other degenerative diseases can be linked to Sunlight
deprivation. The best way to prevent it in later life is to build up high
bone mass during childhood and adolescence by taking regular exercise and
getting plenty of Vitamin D and calcium from green vegetable, especially
organic kale, and from organic sesame seeds, not
from milk. Then, if calcium has been absorbed to a sufficient degree
the loss of bone mass associated with ageing starts from a level that is
less likely to drop below the 'fracture threshold', at which point the
risk of breaking bone increases. Safe exposure to sun at safe periods of
the day for safe durations can very much prevent bone disorders
in later life.
Your Eyes and the Sun
Shakespeare said "The eyes
are the windows of the
soul". It is now known that the eyes truly are mirror of our physical
and emotional health. The Bible states:.Luke
11:34 "The light of the body is the
We are much less aware that
our eyes, as the major access routes by which light enters the body can
be mirrors of our general and emotional health. It was in 1970 that science
was able to prove this neurological connection that light entering the
eyes was not just for the purpose of vision but was also sent to one of
the most important part of the brain, the hypothalamus.
Thus science established
that light entering the eyes serves both visual and non visual functions.
This discovery proved scientifically what ancient civilizations apparently
already knew about light.
The hypothalamus which receives
light energy by way of our eyes coordinates and regulates most of our life
sustaining functions and also initiates and directs our reactions and adaptations
to stress. It acts like a chief executive officer passing on orders from
the brain to the rest of the body and seeing to it that they are carried
out. Its major functions include control of the nervous system, energy
balance, fluid balance, heat regulation, activity and sleep, circulation
and breathing, growth and maturation, reproduction and emotional balance.
Information received by
the hypothalamus is also used to control the secretions of the pituitary
gland, there by significantly affecting the body's other major regulatory
system, the endocrine
system. The endocrine system regulates the physical and chemical process
involved in the overall maintenance of life as well as the varying rates
of chemical reactions within each of our cells. Although the pituitary
glsnd plays a key role in the functioning of the endocrine system, it cannot
on its own decide the appropriate hormones. All these high level decisions
are taken by the hypothalamus. It controls most of the body's light related
information and sends it to the pineal
gland a tiny pea sized organ found in the base of the brain.
Sometimes known as the third
eye, the pineal gland produces certain types of chemicals called 'tryptamines'.
One type of the tryptamines, melatonin, keeps our body clock aware of night
and day and the changing seasons which then uses this information to cue
other organs about light conditions in the environment.
Now the definite anatomical
connections between light, the eyes, the hypothalamus, the autonomic nervous
of the our nervous system that regulates involuntary action, as of the
intestines, heart, and glands and that is divided into the sympathetic
nervous system and the parasympathetic nervous system).and
the endocrine system, have been established, it is important to understand
the purpose of these connections.