This time of year everyone wants to walk on the street. So nice to feel the warm sun warms our skin. However, you may not know that exposure to the sun without sunscreen exposes you to the risk of occurrence of wrinkles at best, and the emergence of skin cancer in the worst case!
However, while most people know about the dangers of a large amount of sunbathing, many do not know that sunlight and also gives the great health benefit. Remember that you should protect your skin with high quality sunscreen while being outdoors, let’s learn about some of the amazing benefits of sunlight.
1. Sunlight and cancer prevention
Not only the plants absorb the sunlight. The people, too. Through a complex process, our bodies turn sunlight into life-giving vitamin D. the Connection between vitamin D deficiency and cancer was first discovered by doctors at the University of California San Diego and Frank and Cedric Garland. After found that the incidence of colon cancer was almost three times higher in new York than in new Mexico, the brothers Garlands hypothesized that lack of sun exposure, leading to vitamin D deficiency plays a role. Studies show that vitamin D deficiency increases the risk of developing many types of cancer, especially breast cancer and colon cancer. For example, a four-year, placebo-controlled study involving 1179 postmenopausal women showed that use of vitamin D as a Supplement leads to a sharp 60% drop in risk of developing any form of cancer.
2. Sunlight and patients with Alzheimer’s disease
Clinical studies have shown that exposure to full-spectrum light during the day combined with darkness at night can help improve some aspects of Alzheimer’s disease – the reduction of anxiety, improving the efficiency of sleep, decreased night waking, and decreased nocturnal activity in these patients.
3. Sunlight and the risk of developing multiple sclerosis
Sclerosis is more common in people living far from the equator. People who move from areas of low risk to high risk area for the age of 15 acquire a higher risk of developing MS, while those who make the same move after adolescence retain a lower risk level. These observations indicate that the impact of the environment and, in particular, early sunlight exposure (which is correlated with vitamin D levels) during the first two years of life, affects the risk of developing DCS. Some studies of the European population related to this conclusion, showed that there is a lower risk RS have born after October and a higher risk of PC in those born after may. It is assumed that the level of vitamin D in the mother during the third trimester of pregnancy can affect the risk of DCS.
4. Sunlight and psoriasis.
Exposure to sunlight is extremely helpful for people suffering from psoriasis. In one study, sunbathing in the open air for four weeks showed a significant reduction in symptoms of psoriasis in 84% of study participants.
5. Sunshine and mild depression.
There have been many studies on the relationship between sunlight and mood. One significant study found that sunlight actually increases levels of natural antidepressant in the brain. On Sunny days the brain produces more of the chemical serotonin, which improves mood than dark days.
6. Sunlight and bone health in older people.
It is known that vitamin D stimulates the absorption of calcium strengthens bones. The emergence of vitamin D begins when sunlight converts 7-dehydrocholesterol in the skin into vitamin D3. New research shows a direct correlation between bone density and levels of vitamin D3 in the blood. Higher levels of vitamin D3 in the blood are associated with a lower level of fractures of virtually all types; lower levels of vitamin D3 in the blood are associated with a higher level of fractures of all types.
7. Sunlight and sleep quality.
When sunlight hits your eyes, your optic nerve sends a message to the gland in the brain, which produces melatonin (hormone that helps you sleep); the gland decreases its allocation of melatonin until the sun again will not sit down. In other words, exposure to sunlight during the day increases the natural production of melatonin at night. Low levels of melatonin production are linked to poor sleep quality, especially in the elderly.
This article was written by Dr. Michael Murray, one of the leading authorities in the field of natural medicine. Over the past 35 years, Dr. Murray has been compiling a massive database of original scientific studies of the medical literature. He has personally collected over 65000 articles from the scientific literature that provide convincing evidence of the effectiveness of diet, vitamins, minerals, herbs and other natural ways of maintaining health and treating disease. It is from this constantly expanding database that Dr. Murray provides the answers on health and treatment on the website DoctorMurray.com. Visit the iHerb page of Dr. Murray by clicking here.