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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 cancers.

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. 

Diabetes 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 1 diabetes).or cannot use insulin properly.(type 2 diabetes).or both. 

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. 
   Type 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. 
   Type 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.

"There really.is a way.to 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 story)

"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 declared completely 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 your diet!

The statistics on it from Dr Michael Greger of nutritionfacts.org https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZ0K3eIGMls

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 lifestyles.


Both 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 diabetes.(diabetic retinopathy).is a leading cause of blindness. Damage to the kidneys from diabetes.(diabetic nephropathy).is a leading cause of kidney failure. Damage to the nerves from diabetes.(diabetic neuropathy).is 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 vascu1ar disease)

In the short run, diabetes can contribute to a number of acute.(short lived).medical problems.

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 newsletter:."A recent study in the.New England Journal of Medicine.tested a supplement of niacin.(vitamin B-3).against 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).

From Strauss Heartdrops newsletter:."Cardiovascular 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: American 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. 

Hyperosmolar hyperglycemic 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 later life. 

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 cardiac output).by 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 fitness. 

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?

In 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 D.

Lack of sunlight does seem to exacerbate 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 eye..."

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 system.(part 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.


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