I can not believe that there are some people out there that are still afraid of getting any sunshine. I have written so many times about the benefits of sunlight & that the chemicals in sunscreen are the cause of so many problems. Your skin is the biggest organ of your body, it absorbs everything on it! Even as a red head, I am much more afraid of sunscreen that I am the sun.
I understand that you need to expose 80% of your skin for a minimum of 20 minutes a day to get your vitamin D produced. Darker skinned people need more time because they have a natural sunscreen. This article states a little different times & percents but, it agrees that you need sun light!
I had lived in Western Washington for sometime & now I am in Las Vegas. Let me tell you, I feel great getting out in the sun! In Washington, I ran low on energy & felt mopey all the time, I think it was the lack of sun. I also had many more days with the flu when I was in Washington.
Ok, here is the Wellness Wednesday from the WholeFood Farmacy
April 2nd, 2008
The Sunny Truth
With springtime here and summer time right around the corner, many people are once again becoming concerned about exposure to sunlight, but the latest research may really surprise you.
A recent study by researchers at the University of California found that solar ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation can significantly reduce the risk of 16 different types of cancer by naturally stimulating the production of vitamin D in the skin. The study's authors are Cedric F. Garland, Dr.P.H., from the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at the University of California, San Diego, and William B. Grant, Ph.D., director of the Sunlight, Nutrition and Health Research Center (SUNARC) www.sunarc.org/about.htm
"Enhancing vitamin D status appears to be the single most important simple thing people can do to reduce their risk of cancer, apart from avoiding tobacco and moderation in the intake of alcohol," say Cedric Garland and William Grant.
It has been frequently reported that those who work outdoors have a reduced risk of developing melanoma [Garland et al., 1990; Kennedy et al., 2004]. The reasons appear to be twofold:
* They develop a tan that blocks the penetration of ultraviolet radiation so it can't produce the free radicals that can lead to melanoma.
* They produce lots of vitamin D.
The researchers recommend that people get their vitamin D from exposure to natural sunlight. Fair-skinned people who live in sunny regions of the country can produce about 1,500 IU of vitamin D in 20 minutes of exposure at noon if only 10 to 20 percent of their body is exposed -- such as chest, back and arms. People should try to expose more of their skin surface for a shorter amount of time, rather than stay in the sun longer with minimal skin exposure, the study says. Darker-skinned people may need up to four times as long to make the same amount of vitamin D as fair-skinned people.
The study recommends wearing hats to avoid prolonged sun exposure on more sensitive parts of the body, such as the face, and to keep moving when in the sun. Garland and Grant caution fair-skinned people to avoid over-exposure, since the skin produces sufficient vitamin D in just 20 minutes a day.
A new and gathering body of evidence seems to indicate that the benefits of sunlight, in general, greatly outweigh the risks. So grab a bag of your favorite Wholefood Farmacy food, take a walk in the park, and make a little sunshine a part of each and every day.
As always, we are at your service,
The Wholefood Farmacy Team
Mary Tocco is going to be a guest on the Reality Zone Conference call!
Mary is a natural health educator. She is very active in saving Parental Rights To Waive Vaccinations. She has been involved in several organizations to show the dangers of vaccinations & save your rights to choose what is best for your children.
When Michigan wanted to pass a bill, which threatened to remove the "Philosophical Exemption" to waive vaccines, Mary was there. The non profit organization MOM got the bill stopped.
This is a ‘must be on’ call for all parents that are considering getting their children vaccinated. Even if your children are grown come & listen so you can help educate others!
For full details of the conference call visit the RealityZone , you will see her & the information for the conference call that will be held this Sunday March 30, 2008.
If you missed the call you can hear the recording at FreedomForce.org Look in the ANNOUNCEMENT section. You will see the a link to The shocking truth about vaccines; A presentation by vaccines expert, Mary Tocco, added to Issues section.
This was a GREAT call I am sure you will want to listen in.
You can see her 2 hour 38 minute Google Video ‘Are Vaccines Safe?’ HERE!
Find out how the US keeps adding more & more vaccines – there are now 23 doses. 72 bacterial & viral components by age 6. And they are adding more all the time. Now they even have adult “must” have vaccines. This is well worth the 2.5 hours to watch this movie. The life of your child is worth far more! Find out YOUR rights!
The government seems to be taking away so many parental rights but, thanks to people like Mary we can be sure there is someone on our side. Since Mary can not do it alone, I urge you to get educated & become active. Parents MUST take full responsibility for their children’s health. Find out your rights & tell others to do the same.
For a great list of vaccine ingredients visit WAVE (World Association for Vaccine Education)
You will be shocked to see what they are injecting into your children or your self.
I will be on the call & hope you are also!
About the author
Sheryl Loch supports green living, natural cures, health prevention, and loves animals. Her internet productivity is learned from going against the grain and testing her theories. Most times her sarcastic and to the point writing gets attention. Her noted success in branding is unsurpassed by most. http://sherylloch.com
Parents of Children & Teens
In today’s fast paced society, it’s plain to see that the health of our nation’s children is in crisis. Obesity rates are at the highest levels ever putting millions of children at risk for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease and diabetes. Sadly, obesity and many of these chronic diseases will follow them into adulthood – and it’s the children who will end up paying the ultimate price as they grow older.
The junk food industry spends $33 billion dollars per year to convince your children that it’s normal to consume several servings of sodas, junk food, fast food, candy and other processed foods each day. At the same time, the increased use of computers and computer games has drastically reduced the levels of physical activity that our children get – and this is a recipe for disaster.
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As always, we are at your service,
The Wholefood Farmacy Team
Sheryl Loch & Brad West