Seventh Day Adventist Health Principle – “Sunlight”

SDA SUNLIGHT principle

1. What is the SUNSHINE principle?

One of the best medicines that God has not given through nature is Sunlight. With just submitting to a sunbath, we can avoid many diseases, and cure many others.

The sun bath should be taken exposing the skin in morning hours, before 10 a.m. Also, it should avoid prolonged exposures during the summer season.

2. How Sunlight gives great health benefits?

To maintain a healthy life, we must expose ourselves frequently to direct sunlight. Among its proven benefits are:

• Improves the circulation of blood throughout the body.

• It increases the amount of blood that is pumped to the body in each contraction of the heart.

• Increases the capacity of the blood to transport oxygen.

• It helps to regulate blood pressure.

• It increases the number of white blood cells and stimulates the ability to destroy germs and cancer cells.

• It increases in blood a substance called Gamma globulin that is responsible for fighting infections.

• Improves liver function and helps the body eliminate toxic substances and environmental pollutants.

• Stabilizes blood sugar levels, lowering or increasing it according to the alteration but always bringing it to its normal value.

• Reduces the level of cholesterol and other fats in the blood up to 30%.

Sun exposure can be a medication for you, at no cost and with many benefits. Do activities in the Sun and you will see how your health improves.

3. Why Sunlight is Important?

Sunlight converts the cholesterol of the blood into vitamin D which is important in the metabolism of calcium and phosphorus, essential for the development of bones and teeth, which makes it an important regenerator in cases of fractures.

People who practice exercises in the sunlight, develop more their muscles, it increases the tone and resistance of these. It stimulates the production of thyroid hormones, increasing metabolic consumption and avoiding overweight. Also, when it penetrates through the eyes, it stimulates the pineal and pituitary glands, benefiting hormonal production.

Sunlight also diminishes the healing process since it eliminates germs and stimulates the healing of wounds. Its action has been demonstrated as a destroyer of the tuberculosis bacillus so it is advised that in any home sunlight should enter directly through a window or door so that this bacterium is eliminated. In this way, it is also possible to combat humidity.

4. What are the bad effects of Sunlight deficiency?

Following things happen to our body when we do not take sunlight in a proper amount.

Bad Nerves: It is believed that if you do not get enough sun as a child, there is a greater risk of suffering from sclerosis which is a disease of the central nervous system in adulthood.

Heart at risk: Heart at risk is also one of the deficiencies of Sunlight. Your body is unable to produce vitamin D in the body. Vitamin D plays a very important role in our body that protects our heart against diseases.

Fewer chances of having children: To compensate for the lack of sun, the woman’s body produces more melatonin which is a hormone that suppresses fertility and reducing the chances of getting pregnant. In addition, women who are less sunbathing get menopause before, so if you want to avoid hot flashes, get to sunbathe.

Muscular pain: The sun helps our muscles to warm up and reduce the pain produced by inflammatory diseases such as arthritis.

Although sunlight has many therapeutic effects, exposing yourself to excessive sunlight can be harmful. When exposed to sunlight for a long time, it increases the risk of skin cancer, increases aging and damages the eyes, even cataracts.

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