Updated: Jun 15
Sun Therapy (Benefits) • We all need Vitamin D. Our bodies do not manufacture it. This vitamin must be obtained through sunlight, diet, and/or supplementation. If you test you vitamin D levels (common referred to as a 25(OH)D blood test); The healthy goal is to be at a minimum of 35 ng/ml. 50 ng/ml shows evidence in boosting immune function (mercola.com). • Regular, safe sun exposure is the most natural way to get enough vitamin D. To maintain healthy levels, aim for 10–30 minutes of sunshine, several times per week. This varies with these factors: location, skin pigmentation, & sensitivity of skin. • Heat therapy- Soothes joints, doesn't it?! Heat can be a wonderful therapy to aching bones and muscles, creating a relaxation from tension. However, if humidity is present, or a person is dehydrated, heat can have an opposing effect. • Studies show that adequate sun exposure can assist in insulin function within the body. Also, sunshine exposure in hypothyroid patients for 12 weeks improved serum TSH. (Reference: Christiane Northrup, M.D.) • Sunshine can assist in helping SOME skin conditions such as acne & eczema.
• Serotonin and endorphin release with sun exposure (happy hormones).
Sun Safety (Precautions) • Sun damage is real, and an over exposure to UV rays can be harmful to your cells. Damaged cells can create mutation, which potentially can cause cancerous cells. Skin cancer/melanoma is a serious condition, so do not abuse your skin with too much sun exposure. Sunburn should be avoided at all cost. Burns = Bad. • Use natural sunscreens, since what we put on our skin absorbs into our tissues and bloodstream (example: oxybenzone). Try more natural, mineral-based brands such as Badger, Sun Bum, Kiss My Face, Alba. I really like Sun Bum's Mineral SPF 30 Tinted Sunscreen Face Lotion: https://bit.ly/3QyDpt0
• Supplements/Nutrients that offer some UV protection are as follows: Vitamin C, Niacin, Citrus bioflavonoids, Beta Gluten, Green Tea, Vitamin A. (Life Extension). Check out Shade Factor supplement: https://bit.ly/3ty4TVC
• Quick Tips: Hottest sunshine/strongest UV rays in the summer are typically from 10am to 2pm. Be sure to monitor the amount of time you spend in the sun within this timeframe. Have sunscreen on hand & pure aloe for skin cell recovery and healing. Try using PURE aloe for better skin recovery, such as: Badger Unscented Fair Trade Certified Aloe Vera Gel 4 fl oz https://bit.ly/3zCGTEy
Disclaimer: This information is intended for educational purposes only, and NOT intended as medical health care claims, cures, or therapies. Please consult with your doctor/specialist if you have any health concerns or questions about herbal medicine.
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