A+ A A-

Science: Sunlight Could Reduce Death Rate From All Causes

sunlight

Heather Callaghan

Here's something I never thought we'd hear in this lifetime:

We suspect that the benefits to heart health of sunlight will outweigh the risk of skin cancer.

A lot of us are secretly, boldly basking for reasons like vitamin D, mood enhancement, happiness, skin issues, liver health, pain and more. Now there's never a reason to fear harm or feel guilty - you could save your heart - and prevent an untimely death!

The espoused fear for about 50 years has been skin cancer rates (which continue to rise), but researchers are finally surmising that years of hiding from the sun could lead to increased heart attacks - a much sooner demise than the risk of skin cancer in later years. Sunlight does so much more than vitamin D production.

A recent landmark study could turn the modern thought on sun exposure right on its head....

UK scientists from the University of Edinburgh discovered that when sunlight touches our skin it releases a compound in our blood called nitric oxide. This helps lower blood pressure and protect the heart from disease, cardiac arrest, strokes, and attacks. 

Senior Lecturer in Dermatology, Richard Weller, and his colleagues believe there is such a greater effect overall from the sun in reducing life-shortening events like strokes and heart attacks, that sun bathing should not only be "risked" but incorporated into a healthy lifestyle. There was such proof and such emphasis that the world's largest gathering of skin experts flocked to hear about it recently at the International Investigative Dermatology event in Edinburgh.

The main emphasis is sunlight for heart health. They have connected some interesting dots:

  • Heart disease and high blood pressure rise in winter time
  • Heart issues correlate with location. Example: higher rates of problems in Northern Europe versus Southern Europe
  • Anywhere between 60 to 100 people die from strokes and heart disease for every person who dies from skin cancer (at least in Europe)
  • Vitamin D can lower heart disease rates but not so much with store bought supplements - it's sun-induced vitamin D
  • However, this production of nitric oxide is completely separate from vitamin D production, so it's something about sun-induced nitric oxide that is badly needed for heart health - does not come from vitamin D supplements
  • In past studies, sunlight has been found to zap infectious disease like chicken pox

A couple dozen volunteers basked in two separate 20-minute sunlamp sessions; one with only heat, and one session with heat plus both types of UV rays. Blood pressure sank and heart rates rose for the UV session only - and the lowered blood pressure lasted for almost an hour. 

Weller, certain that overall benefits far outweigh cancer risks, also said:

The work we have done provides a mechanism that might account for this, and also explains why dietary vitamin D supplements alone will not be able to compensate for lack of sunlight. 
If this confirms that sunlight reduces the death rate from all causes, we will need to reconsider our advice on sun exposure.[emphasis added]

This study that was published in Journal of Investigative Dermatology in April was done with sun lamps - so you can imagine reaping the natural benefits of Good Ol' Mr. Golden Sun. Sunlamps did not produce vitamin D. Get the real deal, and not that God-forsaken chemical spray that makes people look like Oompa-Loompa Kardashians.

The sun is sexy again - just don't want to barbecue that lovely skin. Please avoid any sunblock containing these chemicals - nanoparticles are on the rise, which means they can penetrate further into skin and blood. Have fun and make your own natural sunscreen and use after you get some pure sunshine.


Source:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/260247.php

Heather Callaghan is a natural health blogger and food freedom activist. You can see her work at NaturalBlaze.com and ActivistPost.com.

CrystalWind.ca is free to access and use.
"Would you consider a small gift of $11.11 ?" :)
ॐ Namasté - Blessings!
"Life is an echo, what you send out comes back."

© 2008-2018 crystalwind.ca. All rights reserved.

Free Reading Here!!

crystal-wind-oracle-mobile-app
 
Cut Through The Illusions!
Available On The
Apple  / Android / Amazon
NEW Expanded Version - 53 cards!
share knowledge1

Archive: MORE Health Yourself Articles!

 

Featured This Month

Page:

Libra

Libra

Sept 23 - Oct 22 Spirit: To operate judiciously Ego: Strategist, peace see... Read more

Ducks Fly Moon

Ducks Fly Moon

Raven - Bloodstone Jasper - Mullein - Brown September 23 to October 23 The D... Read more

The Reed : October 28th - November 24th

The Reed : October 28th - November 24th

The Fire Festival Of Samhain Celtic Symbol : The White Hound Or The Stone ... Read more

Libra’s Featured Stone - Kyanite

Libra’s Featured Stone - Kyanite

Kyanite Birthstone: Libra Planet: Venus Element: Air Chakra: Throat Read more

Raven Medicine

Raven Medicine

If you see a Raven, magic is in the air and something special is about to ha... Read more

Birth Totem - Raven or Crow

Birth Totem - Raven or Crow

Birth dates: September 22 - October 22 Birth Totem is: Raven/Crow Clan ... Read more

Samhain Ritual

Samhain Ritual

Samhain or Halloween is all about celebrating the eternal part of life, the ... Read more

Libra Mythology

Libra Mythology

It's truly impossible to talk about Libra mythology without also referencing... Read more

Samhain Lore

Samhain Lore

The symbolism of this Sabbat is that of The Third (and final) Harvest, it ma... Read more

Ametrine

Ametrine

The Stone for Clearing and Change Ametrine is one of the rarest and most va... Read more

Samhain by The Hedgewitch

Samhain by The Hedgewitch

Blessed Samhain Samhain marks one of the two great doorways of the year, for ... Read more

Mullein

Mullein

Helps you feel courageous and adventurous. Gender: Feminine Planet: Saturn Ele... Read more

Lepidolite

Lepidolite

The Mental Balancer Stone Lepidolite contains lithium and is helpful for st... Read more

Obsidian

Obsidian

The Protection Stone As a stone that emerges with dramatic force from the d... Read more

Sun in Libra

Sun in Libra

An Overview of Sun Sign Characteristics for Libra The ruler of Libra is Ven... Read more

Positive SSL
© 2008-2018 CrystalWind.ca. Site Creation by CreativeInceptions.com.
X

Right Click

No right click