Truly the sunlight is sweet!
The Martial Art of Wellness
Volume 10 – May 2011
Welcome to this month’s BioNews. We must learn to free ourselves from the control that others exert over us. As we learn we become FREE, we become powerful. This pursuit of self defense in wellness, I call “The Martial Art of Wellness”. And as we practice we become Wellness Ninjas.
QUOTE OF THE MONTH
” Light literally affects every single part of the brain and every cell of the body. “
– John Downing OD, PhD, FCSO, pioneering phototheray researcher
THIS ISSUE’S TESTIMONIAL:
My face looks much younger
“ By the way I just ordered and other BIOSUPERFOOD F3. Hard to believe how good that stuff is. I noticed recently that looking in the mirror my skin in my face seems to look much younger but I thought that was just a figment of my imagination until a friend of mine a few days ago asked me what happened and why is my face looks different like much younger. WOW!! By the way I am not a spring chicken at 73 years old and now going on 44 :-)). I also have more energy than I use to have. Thanks a million. ”
– Ron, USA, April 2011
THE MARTIAL ART OF WELLNESS ( Truly the sunlight is sweet! )
This year again, after hearing all the bad press about sunshine and seeing your friends splashing on sunscreen lotions, you may be wondering how the sun could possibly be good for your health and well-being. Report after report warns us that even a small amount of exposure to the sun is bad for us, and that we should be loading up on sunscreen lotions. Yes it is good to be cautious when it comes to how much sun you are exposed to. After all, too much sunlight may put you at higher risk for some type skin cancers, and may make your skin wrinkle and age too early in life.
But does being cautious mean that you should avoid the sun altogether?
No way! Sunlight happens to be one of the oldest and best healing remedies that you can find in nature. The sun provides the energy that all living things need in order to exist on this earth. Are you going to hide inside and cover up your body with cancer causing agents found in most sunscreen? Or are you going to be a Wellness Warrior? I urge you to consider learning the benefits of sunshine in your life.
“Truly the light is sweet, and a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to behold the sun.” Ecclesiastes 11:7
The benefits of sunlight far outweighs the negative.
If you hide away from the sun, or cover up with sunscreen, you will miss out on so many health benefits. Check out this long list!
- Sunlight makes fruits, vegetables, and grains grow healthy, and in the same way makes animals and us humans grow and develop healthy and happy.
- Natural sunshine gives us a healthy looking complexion, making our skin smooth with an irresistible healthy glow!
- Regular exposure to sunlight protects our skin, as our body builds up a natural resistance to harmful effects of UV light.
- Moderately tanned skin is more resistant to infections and sunburns.
- Ultraviolet rays in sunshine act as natural antiseptics killing viruses, bacteria, molds, yeasts, fungi, and mites in the air, water, on different surfaces, including on our skin.
- Sunshine clears up skin diseases such as acne, boils, athletes foot, diaper rash, psoriasis, and eczema.
- Sunlight stimulates our appetite and improves digestion, elimination, and metabolism.
- Daily sunshine enhances the immune system, increasing the white blood cells in our blood making them better at destroying germs.
- Sunshine stimulate healthy circulation and the production of red blood cells increasing oxygen in our blood.
Sunlight is one of the most effective healing agents that exists.
- Sunlight soothe our nerves and boost our mood providing a renewed sense of well-being. Sunlight increases the production of endorphins, serotonin and melatonin in our brain which leaves us feeling much better.
- Getting sunlight during the day helps us sleep better at night. Sunlight increases our melatonin output at night. Melatonin is a natural hormone made by our body that induces sleep at night and slows down the aging process.
- Sunlight helps balance out hormones, relieving symptoms of PMS.
- Sunlight improves liver function and helps it to break down toxins and wastes that could lead to cancer and other diseases.
- Sunlight helps lower pain levels in swollen, arthritic joints.
- Sunlight is known as an effective treatment for jaundice.
- Studies show that sunlight may decrease risks of breast, colon, and prostate cancers.
- Sunlight helps our body convert a form of cholesterol present in our skin into vitamin D resulting in lower blood cholesterol levels and many other benefits.
- Sunlight provides life-giving energy strengthening and vitalizing our body and organs, preventing various diseases and ailments.
- Sunlight is not just good for your health. It’s good for your home environment as well. One of the major benefits of sunlight in your home is that it is an effective germ killer. You can clean and freshen up your blankets, quilts, and other items by hanging them out in the sunshine. Sunlight can also prevent the rooms in your house from becoming damp and moldy. All you have to do is expose them to fresh air and sunlight on a regular basis. In one study published in the British Medical Journal, sunlight was able to kill the bacteria that was present in dust particles.
What If I Don’t Get Enough Sunlight?
- Not getting enough direct sunlight on your skin can have a negative effect on your health.
- Lack of sunlight can worsen feelings of depression in some people.
- According to one study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition your chances of getting cancer could increase by as much as 70% if you don’t get enough direct sunlight.
- If you do not get enough sunlight your body may not make enough vitamin D. Having a vitamin D deficiency may put you at increased risk for bone diseases such as osteoporosis. Low vitamin D levels can also cause weak hearts, poor metabolism, and slow healing of bones and cuts.
How Much Sunshine Is Enough?
- After reading about the benefits of sunlight you can see that the sun’s rays are good for your health. Just how much sunshine is the right amount for you depends on a number of factors including how fair or dark your skin is, the time of the day you go out into the sun, and where you live in the world.
- The general rule is this: The darker your skin, the more sunlight you will need to activate the synthesis of vitamin D in your skin. If you don’t spend enough time in the sun, you may become deficient in vitamin D. And you could miss out on the many benefits of sunlight.
- The fairer your skin, the less time it will take to activate the synthesis of vitamin D in your skin. If you are very fair skinned, a very brief amount of time in the sun should be enough to meet your needs.
- An average of 10 minutes of sunlight per day all year round will make sure that you reap the benefits of sunlight and make enough vitamin D. Remember that artificial light can never substitute for the real thing.
- In the summertime try to avoid being out in the direct sunlight between the hours of 10 am and 4 pm. The summer sun is most intense between those times. Catch some rays before 10 am or after 4 pm. If you need to stay out longer than 10 cover up some and take frequent breaks in the shade.
- If you live in the north and have a tendency to feel down during the long winter months, try to catch as many rays of sunshine as you can. In northern countries, it is ok to get some daytime sun. Twenty minutes of sun on your hands, neck, feet, and legs is ideal and should be sufficient for you to get the many benefits of sunlight. Try to go outside if you can because UV light through glass does not produce vitamin D as efficiently.
Your Diet And Exposure To The Sun
- When it comes to sun exposure, research shows that what you eat matters a great deal.
- Diets that are high in protein, animal fats, junk foods, soft drinks, vegetable oils, hydrogenated oils, animal and vegetable shortenings, and dairy products are associated with an increased risk of skin cancer. Eating a high fat diet and spending lots of time in the sun is a bad combination.
- Unhealthy oils are not just in food. You can also find them in skin care products such as suntan oils and skin lotions. Unhealthy oils in skin care products can also damage your skin and put you at risk.
- The ultraviolet rays of the sun react with the fats in your body. The end result? Free radicals form. They damage your cells and can lead to cancer. Sunlight may play a role but the real culprit is a diet high in fat and low in antioxidants and nutrients.
- If you eat a diet high in plants (fruits, and leafy vegetables), and whole grains, you will be getting lots of nutrients, antioxidants, and other plant substances that will help prevent the formation of free radicals. These foods are higher in phytonutrients and carotenoids that have protective effects. Fresh whole plant foods are important in helping your body be able to handle exposure to sunlight. Antioxidants protect your skin from burning too quickly and prevent premature aging.
Add a special ally to your protection
BIOSUPERFOOD (BSF) formulas have received their authorization number from Health Canada (NPN) holding that the three formulations (F1, F2 and F3) comply with regulations on natural products and are “a source of antioxidants for maintaining good health.” BSF contains vitamins A, B complex including B12, C, E, 20 amino acids, all know minerals and trace elements, thousands of metabolic and digestive enzymes, Omega 3, Omega 6, Omega 9, chlorophyll, phycocyanin and proteins. Moreover, BSF contains an extraordinary amount of antioxidants: lutein, licopene, alpha carotene, beta carotene, and many more. It also contains the mighty astaxanthin, whose natural antioxidant activity is hundreds of time higher than conventional vitamins E and C. The combination of alpha-carotene and beta-carotene in BSF enables optimum protection of the skin exposed to sunlight, serving to prepare and prolong the tanning process and protects the body from the harmful effects of those free radicals that are responsible for premature aging of the skin.
Beside supplying an “extraordinary” array of nutrients, the principal value of consuming BSF, is its power to “awaken the genius within”. When fed efficiently with BSF, the mission critical organs of the brain that regulate all metabolic activities, will operate better and you will assimilate “vastly more” nutrients from your regular foods, whatever these foods may be. That is the most important value added of consuming BSF, a concept documented at The Magic is BAC at page http://www.themagicisbac.com/page4-15.html.
In short, to spend a beautiful summer safely in the sun, do not forget to take your BSF daily.
- Reduced Overall Cancer Risk Outweigh Any Risk of Melanoma
- Benefits of sunlight for human health
- An estimate of premature cancer mortality in the United States due to inadequate doses of solar ultraviolet-B radiation, Cancer. 2002;94:1867-75.
- The influence of painful sunburns and lifetime sun exposure on the risk of actinic keratoses, seborrheic warts, melanocytic nevi, atypical nevi, and skin cancer. J Invest Dermatol. 2003 Jun;120(6):1087-93. Kennedy C, Bajdik CD, Willemze R, De Gruijl FR, Bouwes Bavinck JN; Leiden Skin Cancer Study.
- Diet and melanoma in a case-control study. Millen AE, Tucker MA, Hartge P, Halpern A, Elder DE, Guerry D 4th, Holly EA, Sagebiel RW, Potischman N. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2004 Jun;13(6):1042-51.