TYLER TOLMAN BLOG
Sun Light Is Not Your Enemy
Sun Light Is Not Your Enemy
Sun light is one of the most natural and ESSENTIAL things for life. Sun light has been hailed for its unique ability to dramatically lower the risk of many forms of cancer, and has been shown to lower the risk of heart disease, diabetes, stroke and dementia.
So why do we get told it’s our enemy?
Sun light is essential to everything on the planet. I’m gonna share with you here some lesser known benefits of sunlight and why you should start enjoying it more 🙂
Sun Light For Muscle Growth
Did you know that gladiators would work out in the Sun because they knew it helped grow stronger muscle?
Well now recent research has caught up to what these ancient warriors knew. It was just published in the January edition of Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise and states: “An association between vitamin D and significantly stronger muscles was found that could not be explained by other factors”.
How awesome is that?
Feeling chronic fatigue?
Maybe lack of sunshine is the answer. According to researchers from Louisiana State University, low levels of vitamin D are thought to be the reason behind some cases of chronic sleepiness.
Build Your Bones
Hydration, salt and sunshine are the building blocks for calcium. Think about how corals build their calcium skeletons in the ocean. It’s salt and water in the presence of sunshine!
Recent studies of kids in many countries link vitamin D intake to a whopping 50 percent reduction in cavities.
Heal Fibroid Tumours
I had a client who had 5 x 1cm fibroid tumors in her uterus and doctors wanted to take it out. She came to my house in Bali and fasted on juice for 5 days, followed by a 10 day water fast. During this time she got out into the sun for 2 hours at least per day, the results?
A great tan and all the fibroid tumors GONE!!
A study published online in the journal Biology of Reproduction has found that vitamin D effectively reduces the size of existing uterine fibroids, and may even help prevent them from forming in the first place.
Sun Light For Mental Disorders
It’s pretty obvious that sunshine makes us more happy. This works on a deep level too.
Studies link D3 deficiencies to depression and indicate the potential for preventing and treating mental disorders such as depression, seasonal affective disorder (SAD), anxiety, and schizophrenia.
Sun light Helps Infections
Sun light it turns out, is necessary for the production of anti-microbial peptides, substances that fight off infection-causing bacteria, fungi, and viruses.
Swedish researchers from Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm show strong protection against another common health problem like urinary tract infections.
Sunshine is a great replacement for toxic flu shots as well. University School of Medicine Minato-ku in Tokyo found that vitamin D was extremely effective at halting influenza infections in children and adults.
What if you live in a city with low or no sun light?
Now I know this might sound strange at first, but tanning beds are actually designed to synthesize the perfect conditions of a summer’s day.
It’s because of these ideal conditions that people can absorb all the UVs and produce all the vitamin D they need in such a short period of time.
Just remember too much of anything is a bad thing. If I lived in a city with little sunshine I would go 3 times a week. I would use a stand up bed and if it was 15 minutes max. I would go for 8 minutes after building a tan.
This would get me ample amounts of the crucial Vitamin D that does all these amazing things including reducing the risk of skin cancer by some 50%!!!
And of course the best option here is to come and hang out me in Bali for one of my retreats!
Let’s all get out in the sun more often and use coconut oil instead of petroleum based (cancer causing) chemicals. I’ve written more about natural sun care HERE.
Thanks for reading,