This information-packed article by Dr. Bernarr shares the remarkable discoveries of over a dozen health care practitioners throughout medical history, including Dr. Herbert Shelton, Dr. C. W. Saleeby, Arnold Rickli, Bernarr McFadden, Hippocrates. Part 2 of this article shares how the sun improves human health and heals disease. Muscle strength, tissue health, eyesight, mental and emotional health are all improved with proper sunbathing. While using sunblock, sunscreen, suntan lotion, and sunglasses have been proven harmful to the body.
SICK? WELL? … SUNBATHING HELPS YOU AND EVERYONE
By Dr. Bernarr, D.C. D.D.
SUNBATHING DOES NOT CAUSE CANCER OF THE SKIN NOR WRINKLES.
SUNBATHING HELPS HEAL CANCER OF THE SKIN.
SUNBATHING STRENGTHENS MUSCLES
Dr. Zane R. Kime writes, “Tuberculosis patients being treated by sunbathing have been observed to have well-developed muscles with very little fat, even though they have not exercised for months.”
“The Romans made use of the sun in training their Gladiators, for they knew that sunlight seemed to strengthen and enlarge the muscles.”
“A study of the results of combined sunlight an exercise, showed that a group that was getting the sunlight treatments with exercise, had improved almost twice as much as shown by their electrocardiograms, as had those who only exercised, even though both groups were on a general health resort treatment program.”
SUNBATHING HELPS DEPRESSION
Why winter makes you depressed? Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) hits around 100,000 people and develops into severe depression as daylight decreases in the winter. If SAD sufferers get out and get some sunlight during winter, they will relieve their depression, writes Dr. Keki R. Sidhwa.
SUNLIGHT HEALED SOLDIERS UNDER SURGERY FASTER DURING WORLD WAR II
Using sunlight instead of light from surgical lamps, healed soldiers undergoing surgery faster during World War II, writes Dr. Carl Hoffminster. Injured soldiers healed and survived much, much better when their open wounds and broken bones were exposed to sunlight.
ABSENCE OF SUNLIGHT CAUSES BLINDNESS
“Animals who live out their lives in a complete absence of light are commonly blind, even eyeless,” writes Harvey Diamond.
“Those who live in dungeons, cellars, prisons, mines, and similar places denied sunlight, grow weak, pale and sick. The eyeless -5- fish of sunless caves constitute but one example of the baneful influence of the denial of sunlight. Mules kept in mines also become blind. Horses kept in dark stables and denied sunlight become blind. Darkness is better for sleep, light for waking activities,” wrote Dr. Herbert Shelton.
SUNLIGHT WILL HELP HEAL YOUR EYES
“Gazing directly into the sun actually improves sight and aids in overcoming disease,” wrote Dr. Herbert Shelton.
WITHOUT SUNLIGHT YOU WILL DIE
“Without sunshine, there would be no life possible on earth,” writes Dr. Edwin Flatto. The sun provides the basis for all life on earth.
The sun is the source of energy for all plants, and indirectly, for all animals. Sunlight purifies water, air and the surfaces of objects.
“Shut up the strongest man in a dark dungeon, and he becomes pale like a corpse, his blood loses its vitality, and he is liable to scrofulous disease. He loses the power of resisting disease influences,” wrote Dr. Thomas Low Nichols.
“Take away the sunlight and all life on earth would soon perish. Deprived of sunlight, man loses physical vigor and strength and will develop a disinclination for activity,” wrote Dr. Herbert Shelton. Shelton wrote that the “jailbird” who has been locked in his cell for sometime with a lack of sunlight, is in line for disease and will waste away.
Feed two animals the same diet but keep one in a dark closet and allow the other to be out in the sunshine. The animal that’s kept in the closet will be weak, stunted and die prematurely.
FOR BEST RESULTS WHEN EXPOSED TO SUNLIGHT, DO NOT USE EYEGLASSES, SUNGLASSES, SUNLAMPS, SUNSCREENS, SUNTAN LOTIONS OR TANNING PILLS
Eyeglasses and contact lenses rob you of energy by blocking some of the ultra violet rays that travel through the eyes to the pineal gland, writes Patricia McCormac.
After discontinuing wearing his eyeglasses, Dr. John Ott writes that he exposed his eyes to the sunlight without lenses. His vision was much improved. He recommended similar therapy to his friends and they received similar improvement in their vision. Ott writes that nothing should block out the full spectrum of sunlight, no glasses of any kind to block the ultra violet rays, and especially, no dark glasses.
Sunglasses block healing ultra-violet light and thus contribute to the increased incidence of blindness and eye disease in this country, writes Dr. Jacob Liberman.
Suntan lotions should not be used because they can cause cancer, writes Dr. Zane R. Kime.
“Artificial sun-lamps can do irreparable damage. None of the lamps, regardless of the price, contain more than a few of the rays found in the sun. The ultra-violet rays, because of their short length in artificial lamps, can be very harmful,” writes Dr. William Esser.
Sunscreen may actually increase the risk of cancer, so proposed California researchers in a paper published in January, 1993, in the Annals of Epidemiology. The researchers contended that UVB- blocking sunscreens had contributed to increasing skin-cancer rates, by disabling the body’s natural alarm mechanism: sunburn. The researchers also posited that because UVB rays are the main source of vitamin D, and because vitamin D may inhibit the progression of melanoma, and because sunscreens block UVB rays- sunscreens might promote vitamin D deficiencies and cause melanomas. (UVB is the shorter wavelength of ultraviolet light that damages the skin. UVA is the longer of the two types of ultraviolet light that reaches the earth. UVA is responsible for tanning.)
In a study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute in January,1993, researchers from the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center applied three common types of sunscreen to mice and then exposed most of them to sunlamps twice a week for three weeks. Melanoma cells were then injected into all the mice. The mice exposed to the ultraviolet (UV) rays, even if they were treated with sunscreen, had a higher incidence of melanoma than those not exposed to UV rays. The researchers theorized that sunscreens may allow enough UV to penetrate the skin to suppress the immune response and/or damage DNA, thus allowing tumors to develop.
UVA can cause skin cancer, particularly melanoma, according to the Texas researchers. The sunscreens used in the mouse study blocked little or no UVA.
Tanning pills are unsafe, writes Consumer Reports. Consumer Reports write that Canthaxanthin, a dye, used in tanning pills, builds up in the retina and liver, causes skin reactions and itching, and leads to a type of hepatitis.
If we choose to expose our nude skins to the sunshine, all we need do is pay attention to our bodies. Our bodies are always talking to us and we must learn to listen. If the sunshine is going to be harmful to us, our bodies will feel uncomfortable in the sunshine. This will force us to withdraw our bodies from the sunshine before the sunshine can injure us.
DON’T BLOCK THE SUN OR YOU MAY DEVELOP CANCER BY REDUCING VITAMIN D ABSORPTION
Anything that blocks sunshine from penetrating the skin will reduce the amount of vitamin D that the body makes.
People with lower levels of activated vitamin D are at greater risk for colon cancer, writes the Lancet.
Vitamin D “in man, absorption is through the skin,” by the influence of sunlight, writes Dr. Viviana Virginia Vetrano.
Dr. Bernarr, D.C. D.D.
God Healing, Inc. Natural Hygiene Society, Inc.
Santa Monica, California