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Light Metabolism book excerpt

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In her book Foodwise: Understanding what We Eat and how it Affects Us, Wendy Cook explains how the human body metabolizes sun light using magnesium to bring light into substance and iron to release light back to energy.  Hemoglobin, found in human blood, is show to be similar to cholorphyll in plants.

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Sunlight’s Healthy Rays Help Guard Against Autism

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Is the lack of healthy sunlight exposure and vitamin D in a child’s mother the cause of childhood autism? Mothers missing on the first source of vitamin D can affect their child’s health. Without a neurosteroid that depends on vitamin D, called calcitriol, prenatal children do not regulate brain development well enough to fully develop. The neurosteroid also protects against viral infections during pregnancy that can contribute to poor development.

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Sunlight, Sexuality, and Mental Health

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Biochemist Loren Pickart shares research on the effects sunlight has on the human body.  Research on Sexuality, fertility, hormones, sex drive, depression, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), schizophrenia, vitamin D, and the pineal gland is presented in this article.

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Between Master and Disciples: Hira Ratan Manek – Sun Gazing for Peace and Good Health

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Supreme Master Television, created a weekly series on breatharianism. These television shows feature a different breatharian and method of prana energy nourishment in each video episode. This video of the Between Master and Disciple Breatharian series is called Sun Gazing for Peace and Good Health, featuring sun gazer Hira Ratan Manek. Watch this 35 minute video clip to learn more about Hira Ratan Manek and his practice of sun gazing.

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Fifteen facts you never knew about vitamin D and sunlight exposure.

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Dr. Michael Holick is one of the world’s foremost experts on vitamin D, sunlight and health. This interview by The Health Ranger Mike Adams shares 15 facts about sunlight and vitamin D that you may have never known.

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A Second Opinion on Sunshine: It Can Be Good Medicine After All

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The New York Times published an article in the newspaper’s Personal Health section on June 17, 2003 by Jane E. Brody.  This article shares research by many prominent scientists in the fields of medicine, dermatology, aeronautics, and space research on the effects of sunshine on human health.

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Swedish doctors urge action over autism-sunlight link

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Doctors in Sweden caution that vitamin D deficiency caused by a lack of sunlight could explain the country’s increased incidence of autism. The lack of sunlight in Sweden, combined with the use of sun protection creams and general precautions taken to avoid direct sun exposure is known to cause vitamin D deficiencies. Vitamin D deficiencies could be a contributing factor to the incidence of depression and some experts believe, autism.

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Ray of sunshine gives brighter future with mental health

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A Melbourne University study has shown a link between depression and a lack of vitamin D, which is derived from exposure to sunlight. Exposure to sunlight is the most efficient way for the body to produce vitamin D, as little is found in food. A few minutes’ exposure each day during the summer and two to three hours per week during winter, is enough to maintain most people’s vitamin D levels.

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Solar Meditations for Depression: The Healing Powers of the Sun

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This article by Alternative Depression Therapy shares with us 3 simple solar meditations that connect us more fully with the Sun to improve our physical, mental, and emotional health.  These solar meditations are easy to perform and help with depression and Seasonal Affective Disorders (SAD).

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Vitamin D Deficiency is Why You Get Flu!

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This article by Dr. Mercola – the Internet’s largest alternative health educator -shares important new science that shows how vitamin D deficiency is link to many diseases including heart diseaser, cancer, diabetes, depression, autoimmune disease and many others. Let how you can get more sunlight in your body, increasing vitamin D levels and keeping you healthy.

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Spotlight on Sunlight

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All of us need to get some sunlight in order to remain healthy. Some scientists are now considering sunlight a “super nutrient”. Let’s look at the ways that sunlight helps our bodies.

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Sunbathing Helps You and Everyone (part 1)

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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 1 of this article teaches that only sunburn has been shown to cause skin cancer, while proper sunbathing will heal skin cancer and remove wrinkles.  Included is a list of over 50 health conditions that are improved by proper sunbathing.

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Surya the Healer And Energiser

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This article published by The Times of India writes of the spiritual power of the Sun (Surya) and the pracitce of Suryayog.  Suryayog is a dynamic spiritual yoga which brings us in tune with nature and the inner self. We are drawn towards eternal light, from the human to the Supreme. Read the rest of this entry »

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From Fertility to Mood, Sunlight Found to Affect Human Biology

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The New York Times published an article on June 23, 1981 sharing scientific research that shows how sunlight affects the human biology.  Topics include fertility, mood, hormones, sleep, depression, mental health, and the effects of artificial lighting.

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Six Important Things the Sun Does for You

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Read a short article on the six of the sun’s most important functions.

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The Depressing Truth About Vitamin D Deficiency

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As the Northern Hemisphere enters the Autumn season,  daylight hours are decreasing.  We are getting less sunlight on our skin and as a result can be more likely to experience depression.  In the colder months, it is important to get as much natural sunlight as possible.  For people having difficulty getting natural sunshine, Sunlightenment has recommended UV and IR Light boxes listed in the sidebar.  This article by Dr. Mercola shares research on the connection between sunlight, vitamin D and mental depression.

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The Miracle of Vitamin D – Vitamin D Miracles

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Krispin Sullivan, CN is a researcher, clinical nutritionist and author of Naked at Noon: The Importance of Sunlight and Vitamin D. In this extensive article, Krispin looks at the health benefits of vitamin D and how it is used in the body.

Part 4 of The Miracle of Vitamin D presents the amazing health benefits of vitamin D.

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Sunbathing Helps You and Everyone (part 2)

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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.

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The Invisible Environment: Seasonal Affective Disorder

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Ohio State University presents this information on the Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).  Learn how the human body requires adequate amounts of sunlight for proper mental and emotional health.  This article presents statistics on Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and offers solutions for people who suffer from this medical condition.

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Solar Activity Affects Humans Physical and Mental State

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Earth Changes Media shares new research published in the NewScientist that indicates a direct connection between the Sun’s solar storms and human biological effect. The magnetic fields of human have been shown to respond to the changes in the Sun’s magnetic field. Solar storms and solar flares are hypothesized to have a direct effect on the mental and emotional health of humans.

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Ayurveda Waking Up Times

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This short post by XtremeMind.com teaches the importance of waking early in the morning, before the sun rises.

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