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The Healing Power of Sunlight

by Mark Ament on 12/04/2010

in Healing Words,Natural Remedies

healing sunSome doctors are calling sunlight, “the medical discovery of the century.” In the 2007 book, “Your Best Health Under the Sun,” Jon Herring and Al Sears, M.D. reveal research that shows how millions of people can be cured from chronic diseases simply by getting enough sunlight. According to their work some 600,000 cases of breast and colon cancer alone could be prevented each year, if people simply increased their daily intake of sunlight.

The benefits of getting daily enough sunlight, UV radiation and Vitamin D are overwhelming.

Here are the main ones:

  1. Sunlight helps lower blood pressure – Since the early 1900s, studies have shown that individuals exposed to ultraviolet light can experience lower blood pressure and the effects can last from five to six days.
  2. Sunlight helps increase heart efficiency – Dr. Raymond Johnson of the Tulane School of Medicine exposed people to ultraviolet light. In 90 percent of the test subjects, their cardiac output increased an average of 39 percent. In other words, their hearts became stronger and pumped more blood.
  3. Sunlight helps lower cholesterol – In one experiment, patients with hypertension and related circulatory problems were exposed to UV light. Two hours after the first exposure, 97 percent of the patients had almost a 13 percent decrease in serum cholesterol levels.
  4. Sunlight helps prevent infections – It disinfects and destroys bacteria, viruses, and molds. In the 1920’s and 30’s, sunbathing was commonly used to treat tuberculosis. In European sanitariums, patients were often encouraged to snow ski in bathing suits! This made the benefits of sunlight available all year. Many cures were reported for otherwise hopeless cases.
  5. Sunlight enhances the immune system – It increases the number of white blood cells, which helps destroy germs and viruses. It also increases the oxygen carrying capacity of the red blood cells. Sunlight exposure has been shown to dramatically reduce episodes of colds and flu.
  6. Sunlight can improve the skin – Proper amounts of sunlight make the skin smooth and pliable and give it a healthy glow. Sunlight also raises the resistance of skin to disease. Skin diseases, such as acne and psoriasis are often helped by sun.
  7. Sunlight lifts the spirits – Sunlight can decrease depression and make you feel more relaxed. It gives a feeling of well-being and improves restful sleep at night.
  8. Sunlight may help prevent diabetes – Vitamin D from the sun helps the pancreas to function better, while increasing the body’s sensitivity to insulin. It is a godsend for diabetics and a powerful way to prevent the disease in the first place. Vitamin D supplements given to babies in Finland reduced their risk of type 1 diabetes by 85%.
  9. Sunlight helps prevent tooth decay – Kids that grow up in sunny climates have fewer cavities because of the increased exposure to the sun and Vitamin D.
  10. Sunlight improves fertility – Vitamin D deficiency is linked to infertility in women and low sperm count in men. Getting enough sun has been shown to improve fertility levels by as much as 200%.

Most doctors recommend about 15 minutes exposure of sunlight on direct skin per day.  This varies depending on where you live and the tone of your skin.

You can get more details about sunlight as a remedy in my ebook Nature’s 3 Most Powerful Remedies

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