Have you ever discovered absorbing nutrition directly from the elements - the air, the water, the Sun?
All life on this planet derives from the Sun. the Sun beats like a great heart throughout every living organism. They say the molecules that make up our bodies were born in the great infernos of our superabundant star.
The air we breathe is transformed Sun energy. During photosynthesis, as plants absorb Sun energy, they transform carbon dioxide (CO2) into vital oxygen (02) for animals to breathe. Here, at the first step, Nature dictates the necessity of animal life upon the underlying matrix of Sun-imbued plant life - animal respiration depends specifically on solar energy.
The foods we eat are energy reservoirs of transformed Sun energy. Through photosynthesis, plants capture energy from the Sun and lock that power into their stems, leaves, seeds, roots, and fruits. All animals are transformed plants. The body of the zebra is nothing more than the grass. The body of the lion is also grass, as it preys on the grass-eaters.
To a great extent we are heliovores - beings nourished directly by Sun-energy. Sunlight can transform your health. The human body, with many capillaries in the skin surface, draws in Sunlight which is converted directly into nourishment by the hemoglobin in the blood, just as chlorophyll converts Sunlight energy into nourishment in the plant. Remember, hemoglobin and chlorophyll are identical except for one mineral. Hemoglobin contains iron, chlorophyll contains magnesium.
Sunlight makes us bright and cheery. It cultivates a healthy positive attitude. A lack of Sunlight has the opposite effect. We see that people in colder climates are often afflicted by a seasonal depression which has been attributed to a lack of Sunshine during the winter months.
The same elements in green-leafed vegetables which protect the leaves from ultra-violet radiation also protect you when you ingest those leaves. One of these substances is beta-carotene, which literally shields the nucleus of each cell.
The benefits of Sunshine are improved by eating correctly as the Sun and fresh air act like magnets drawing toxic matter to the skin. When the body is clean and internally protected with beta-carotene you will be amazed at how long you can be in the Sun and how well you tan. When people eat correctly and are detoxified, exposure to the Sun cannot lead to skin cancer.
A diet high in cooked fat (free radicals), chemicals, and low in green leaves has been positively linked to skin cancer. This is because free radicals and toxins in the unprotected skin are baked and mutated by the Sun's rays. Recently, researchers at Baylor College of Medicine found that people on a low-cooked-fat diet had a greatly reduced risk of developing pre-malignant growths and nonmelanoma skin cancers.
Sunlight improves our health in many different ways:
A good Sun bath is an incredible waste eliminator, as it draws toxins out of the skin. The skin is the body's largest eliminative organ.
Dr. Kime tells us in his wonderful book Sunlight (which I highly recommend);
"Cholesterol [formed by the body, not foreign cholesterol] turns to vitamin D - a vitamin needed for proper bone formation - when Sunlight or ultraviolet light strikes the skin. Without this vitamin the bones do not become calcified and will bend easily. This condition is called rickets."
Dr. Kime describes that Sunlight builds the immune system and increases oxygenation of the skin.
Dr Kime writes:
"A study of the results of combined Sunlight and exercise, showed that group that was getting the Sunlight treatments with exercise, had improved almost twice as much as shown by their electrocardiograms, as had those who only exercised, even though both groups were on a general health resort treatment program."
Sunlight lowers blood sugar. It is a natural insulin. A diet high in sweet fruit must also be accompanied by Sunshine on the skin to help metabolize the sugar. Sunlight helps to store the sugar as glycogen in the liver, muscles, and cells for later use.
Exposing the skin to the Sun stimulates the capillaries and brings more blood to the skin surface. This helps to heal cuts, bruises, and rashes. In World War II it was discovered that exposing abrasions, open wounds, and broken bones to direct Sunlight led to quicker healing.
Fungus is destroyed by direct Sunlight. Candida cannot survive in direct Sunlight. I have worked with numerous people with candida. The first step to overcoming candida is Sunlight on the naked body (reference Lesson 13: How To Use The Sunfood Triangle, Eating To Overcome Candida).
Sunlight increases the strength of digestion. Sunlight increases the body's internal "fire." In Chinese oriental medicine we find the concept of yin-yang balance and we see that "cold" raw foods may be balanced with hot Sun energy.
Sunlight improves the eyesight and regulates the hormones. Occasionally bringing direct Sunlight into the eyes just for a brief moment, unmitigated by glasses, windows, or filters, will help balance the body's hormone. It is important that if you look directly at the Sun, it only be for a split second, or else you can burn your retina.
Sunlight directly on the skin, especially on the breasts and reproductive organs heals impotence and dysfunction in those areas. A contributing cause of challenges in those areas is restrictive clothing and a lack of Sunshine.
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A lot of us run through the day with so many responsibilities that we don't have even an instant to treat ourselves. Coping with deadlines at work, attending to the kids, replying to that demanding client we respond and react to the needs of other people. It's time to do a few merciful things to reward yourself and get your health in order.