Saturday, November 18, 2017

Healing with Nature - The Sun

The sun is  our major source of energy. 

For hundreds of years people have spent hours working and living under the sun without any problems. Sunbathing for improved heatlh dates back to ancient Greece, Egypt, Rome, Babylon, Assyria, and Persia. 

Yogis and many traditional doctors considered the sun to be the best food and medicine in the world.  They knew how to use natural sunlight to heal all kinds of problems and the treatment was known as Heliotherapy. Spending time in the sun can improve depression, strengthen immunity, lower blood pressure and colesterol, kill harmful bacteria, cleanse the blood and vessels, and improve many skin conditions. 

It is vital to spend time outdoors in the sun on daily basis. If necessary, slowly  build up your tolerance by going out between sunrise and 10am rather than at midday. 

It is important not to use sun screen as this inhibits the absorption of vitamin D which is vital for our bones, energy, longevity, teeth, cáncer prevention, brain function, and weight management. 

The sun has enormous power so we need to respect it and to know our own level of tolerance depending on age and skin type. 

After spending more than 20 minutes in the sun, it might be wise to use a natural sun protection while your skin builds up exposure.

We don't need to fear the sun

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