Enjoy the Sunshine

I think the sun is getting a bad rap these days.  It’s not the suns fault that people don’t understand moderation!  Sunlight has so many great benefits to our well being.  Read this article for a refresher course on sunshine benefits:

http://www.healthline.com/health/depression/benefits-sunlight#1

image credit: forbes.com
image credit: forbes.com

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15 thoughts on “Enjoy the Sunshine

  1. I agree… I had been avoiding the sun for so long… And now I’m forced to sunbathe each day for upto 2 hrs because I developed D3 deficiency… I regret now! 20 minutes of sunlight each day would be so much better…
    Thank you for sharing 🙂

  2. Yes, it is just so important and one of the reasons I have made the decision to move from Portland Oregon to Tampa Florida. I see too many cases out here of what a lifetime of the lack of sunshine can do to a person. Great Post!

  3. I came across this article the other day when I was looking for something else – it’s relating to the toxicity of mainstream sunscreens most people use – figured adding this to the post might be useful for folks visiting you! “Vitamin Sun” is essential! 🙂

    http://www.thenewsherald.com/articles/2015/06/11/life/doc5571c8999ffd9116575923.txt?viewmode=2

    “Scientists also are looking at the connection between vitamin D deficiency and cancer. One of the best ways for humans to obtain vitamin D is through direct sun exposure to the skin. When we use sun block, we are blocking the sun’s rays from our skin, thereby preventing our bodies from manufacturing vitamin D. Use of sunscreen can contribute to vitamin D deficiencies, and vitamin D is one of our natural defenses against cancer.”

    This website, referenced in the article has some non-toxic alternatives as well as many other lists for alternatives to other skin care, cosmetic products we use:
    http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ – link to sunscreen alternatives: http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/browse/sunscreen:+SPF+15-30/

    You can also make your own (I’m looking into this myself) – http://www.revitaliseyourhealth.com/homemade-sunscreen-recipes/ – example website with recipes etc.

    1. It is funny you shared this because I read a very similar article posted on a health website. The discussion was that the increase in cancer is actually from sunblock because of what you stated: toxins and not enough sun vitamin D. Whodathunk all the years of avoiding the sun would actually cause problems?!

      1. It’s sad that an entire industry has evolved with the false premise of protecting us when in fact they are doing anything but that! I have suspicion, call it conspiracy theory, that this industry didn’t come about by accident. This industry goes hand in hand nicely with Big Pharma – they’ve created a wonderful pool of guinea pigs for cancer research. So sad.

  4. Saymber you hit is right on the head! We need sun and using sun screen is blocking it and even causing cancer.

    the best way to get D3 production is to have it hit the torso directly. Small amounts over time is what develops the tan that will protect better than any sun screen.

    Some scientist speculate that the flu is more rampant in the winter due to the lack of D3 production from too little sun light.

    Regards,
    Clifford T Mitchem
    Advocare Distributor
    Nutrition + Fitness = Health
    http://www.AdvoCare.com/13087657

    1. I am going to do more research on sunscreens and the toxins they contain. And I am definitely getting outside for more natural sun a little at a time.

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