D & the Healing Power of the Sun
JOURNAL November/December 2008 By Paul A. Stitt, M.S., C.N.S.
THERE IS NOTHING
LIKE the healing power of the sun to improve one's life. The sun produces
all energy and light that has ever existed or will ever exist on this
planet. All oil, coal, and food come from the action of the sun. Two wavelengths
of light from the sun have a special vibratory energy. One, at 450 nanometers,
a green color, enables chlorophyll in plants to convert carbon dioxide
into sugar, cellulose, fats, and protein - the building blocks of food,
wood, etc. Other wavelengths have various effects on the human body, and
some of these we know very little about. But one in particu1~ong, iri
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bodies. This enables the cells to function fully as they were intended
to by nature. For example: 1. Sunshine is essential for the body to have
strong bones, strong muscles, and healthy joints .. 2. Sunshine is important
in absorbing calcium from our food, depositing it in the bones and preventing
calcification in breast tissue, arteries and muscles.
is important in building a strong immune system. It enables the immune
system to produce cathelicidin, a strong antibiotic known for killing
cancer cells, bacteria and viruses.
helps prevent the immune system from turning upon the body and attacking
it, causing autoimmune diseases; it also helps prevent diabetes, autism,
arthritis, MS, fibromyalgia, and a number of other neurological diseases.
may help prevent chronic pain, which afflicts half of the population on
a daily basis.
minutes of exposure to the noonday sun 3 times a week has been shown to
reduce blood pressure by 40 points.
has strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects that prevent undue
inflammation and prevent free radicals from our food from attacking our
body tissues. Vitamin D reduces swelling, thus decreasing pain and increasing
flexibility. It also helps eliminate toxic compounds from the body.
causes the brain to produce endorphins, which lower anxiety and can help
prevent and cure depression, according to John Cannell, M.D., a psychiatrist
at Atascadero State Hospital, in California. Being out in the sun can
help people feel more calm. Michael Holick, Ph.D., M.D., a professor of
medicine at Boston University, has estimated that one billion people in
this world are deficient in vitamin D. Nearly all people who work inside
all day are deficient, as are people who cover their skin most of the
If you are
not able to get 30 minutes of noonday sun every day, you would be wise
to find a good vitamin D supplement. Adequate amounts of vitamin D in
our bodies can help eliminate the chronic, degenerative disease crisis
in the Western world. Go for the sun or a good supplement. Your best medicine
just might be chicken soup, an apple a day and a good sun bath. ~
PAUL A. STIIT,
M.S., is author of Vitamin D: Is It the Fountain of Youth? For more: 434-953-9253
or HYPERLINK "http://www.vitamindcouncil.com" www.vitamindcouncil.com.