The Sun Is Good For You & All Living Things
I have always known that the sun is good for me.
Living in New Orleans, as I child, I don’t remember my mother ever warning me to stay out of the sun, maybe drink water, and don’t overheat.
Nor, did she put sunscreen all over my body, as mothers do today.
Interestingly, there wasn’t much talk about skin cancer, or the sun causing it, in those days.
I never believed the hype being propagated about the sun for one simple fact. The sun sustains all life. We would not be able to survive without the sun. Life would not have begun had the sun not penetrated through the oceans, turning organisms to plants and marine life, and so on.
In the past, the sun was regarded as a divine power, and was equated to God.
Nowadays, the sun seems to be regarded as our enemy. I, however, still believe that the sun is divine. I hope that I can convince you, if you’re not already convinced.
I make it a point to get sunlight every day.
I usually take a stroll through Washington Park, in Denver, Colorado, USA, to take in the sun, the oxygen from trees, and the beauty of the flowers in the colonial gardens.
While walking, I pray, and usually stop to sit under a tree to meditate, then to get writing inspirations. Trees inspire me. I’ve written several poems on trees.
Soaking in the sun is a very creative, healing, and spiritual experience for me. After taking these excursions, I instantly feel rejuvenated in body, mind, and spirit. When I get home and look in the mirror, my skin glows in health and vibrancy.
Of course, here in Colorado, we are thousands of feet above sea level, as high as 14,000 feet. I am no scientist, but I do wonder if being closer to the sun is better than getting sun from low elevations.
From Colorado Base and Elevation Maps – Netstate.Com
- At a mean elevation of 6,800 feet above sea level, Colorado has the highest mean altitude of the 50 states.
- Colorado’s low point, 3,315 feet above sea level at the Arikaree River in Yuma County, is the highest low point in the nation and is higher than 18 state high points.
- The highest point in Colorado, Mount Elbert at 14,440 feet above sea level in Lake County, is also the highest point in the Rocky Mountains and the second highest point in the Continental United States. It’s located in the Sawatch Range in the western-central part of the state about 20 miles east of Aspen.
By Kevy Michaels
All by myself
Strolling on top of the world
God decided to shine a spotlight
On my exalted existence
My life is Surreal
…. Awakened to Joyous living
Surrounded by nature’s 3D beauty
And even from thousands of feet
Above the valley
I am firmly grounded
Blanketed in 30°
Because I am grateful
That God’s light led me
This close to heaven
While I’m still here
I have a car with a sunroof. I have always went for cars with sunroofs because they provide a convenient way to soak in the sun, without having to leave your automobile. You know, you will not receive the benefits from the sun through a window or other glass.
I’ve known of the value of the sun since an early age.
In spite of this, I learn more about the sun and deceptions against it, after reviewing the videos and articles that I provide below.
There are many myths that I hope will be dispelled for you. The videos include fascinating facts, such as the fact that all plants and animals know exactly how much sun to take in, instinctively.
Humans are the only living creatures that don’t know the optimal amount of sunlight they require, innately.
Hopefully the information below will clear up any cloudiness that you may have about the divine sun.
6 Health Benefits of Being Outdoors – Food Is Medicine – Dr. Axe
- Breathe better air
- Soak up that vitamin D
- Help counteract seasonal affective disorder
- Indulge in forest bathing
- Ease anxiety
- Practice your grounding
Sunscreen and the Lies We’ve Been Told About the Real Causes of Skin Cancer – By Landee Martin – 15,651 Facebook Shares
3 Main Types of Skin Cancer
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States, with nearly five million people treated annually. The 3 most common types of skin cancer are:
- Basal cell carcinomas (80% of all skin cancers)
- Squamous cell carcinomas
Mainstream media is obsessed with telling people to avoid the sun and apply copious amounts of sunscreen to prevent skin cancer. But recent studies have shown that sunscreen could be doing much more harm than good.
Sunscreen blocks vitamin D production, which is an essential nutrient for health and cancer prevention. Many major brands of sunscreen also contain toxic chemicals, which are absorbed through the skin, enter the bloodstream, and then circulate throughout the body.
- Cancer-causing chemicals found in sunscreens include:
- Octyl methoxycinnamate (OMC)
- Titanium dioxide
- Derivatives of vitamin A such as retinol and retinyl palmitate
- Diesopropyl adipate
The best way to absorb adequate vitamin D is to get natural sunlight and avoid sunscreen, which blocks UVB. The general recommendation is to get 15 to 30 minutes a day of direct sunlight although darker-skinned individuals may need longer. Start with 10 minutes and work your way up, ensuring the skin does not get too pink.
If required to be in the sun for extended periods, wearing a hat and extra clothing is better to protect skin from burning instead of using sunscreen. If using sunscreen, use a natural or non-toxic brand. (The EWG has a free online guide to help.)
Eating a diet that is high in antioxidant-rich foods can also help prevent sunburn.
Why the Sun Is Necessary for Optimal Health – October 15, 2016 – 227,399 views – Dr. Mercola
- Photobiologist Dr. Alexander Wunsch explores sunlight from a historical perspective, including how both public and medical opinions of sunlight have changed dramatically over time
- Sunlight was used for medical purposes in ancient Greece and Arabia; in ancient Egypt, it was used to control germs
- Up until the 1950s sunlight was widely used to treat so-called diseases of darkness: tuberculosis and rickets
Proper Exposure: Benefits of Sunlight | Dr. Weston – 16,488 views – Sunwarrior – Published on Jul 19, 2013
- As a society we’ve gone from being sun worshipers to having solar phobias.
- There is controversy about the sun because its danger and damage overblown, while its beneficial properties have been downplayed.
- No doubt, excessive amounts of the sun are not good for you.
- Recent studies and collection of data has shown that it:
- Helps you feel more positive
- Decreases depression and anxiety
- Increases the quality of sleep
- All by increasing the endorphins and melatonin and serotonin in your system.
- Increase red and white blood cell quantity and quality
- Thus improving our immunity and energy
- Research has shown that sunlight production nitric oxide which, when in the blood stream, reduces blood pressure. The benefits of decreasing blood pressure, therefore reduces heart attacks and stroke. The CDC conclude that the benefits on cardiovascular health alone outweighs any harmful effects of the sun.
- The sun is an antimicrobial antiseptic for the skin.
- The sun generates the formation of Vitamin D, a superior source, which helps bone structure, decreases inflammation, and Improves overall health.
- Americans currently have a deficiency in taking in the sun.
- Too little is as bad as having too much.
- 1 million people die a year from lack of sun exposure.
- 10 – 20 mins each day, without sunscreen, provides the daily dose of vitamin D.
- Sunscreen blocks the body ability to produce vitamin D, though.
- Darker skin needs more sun to get the right amount of vitamin D.
- Two types of radiation in sunlight
- UVA – Bad radiation – Always available even on a cloudy day – Sunscreens block UVA – It is deeper penetrating
- UVB – Good radiation – Creates most vitamin D – it is intense at midday
- Sunburn should always be avoided. At least five times will increase your chances of obtaining skin cancer.
- Noon is the best time to get sun exposure
http://www.sunwarrior.com/news/proper… Tanning has become the enemy in our modern world, the scary source of skin cancer. Overexposure can be a problem, but sunlight can also be healing in small amounts. The sun is our source of life and provides a whole host of benefits from enhanced mood to lower blood pressure. Find out more from Doctor Weston and stop hiding from the sun.
The Sun Doesn’t Cause Skin Cancer, But Sunscreen Does! – 182,435 views – iHealthTube.com – Published on Sep 25, 2014
- The sun is not necessarily bad for you.
- You should, however, practice caution when in the sun.
- It is best not to be in the sun too long.
- But if in the sun at the proper time and for the proper amount of time, it is actually healthy for you.
- We need the sun to sustain life. …All living things.
- We can even develop cancer from the lack of sun.
- There has been misinformation with regard to the use of sunscreen lotions.
- They really are not good for you, and furthermore are based on old research, not recent studies that don’t support its use.
- Sunscreen is a leading cause of cancer. Most people of are not aware of this.
Lack of sunshine causes skin cancer, according to Andreas Moritz. In this video from 2009, he explains why being in the sun is actually good for you and your skin. Find out why your sunscreen is doing more harm than good. Also, you need vitamin D to prevent cancer, and sunscreen may interfere with your exposure to vitamin D from the sun. http://www.ihealthtube.com
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