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You are My Sunshine
by Lena Sanchez
You are my sunshine may not just be a music title but the number one clue to a healthier you!

We all know too much sun is not good for you but do you really know what sun does for you? Yes, there are great benefits to be had from the sun!

Here are some comments from Dr. Guy Schenker, concerning sunlight. Receiving adequate sunlight is as important as taking any nutritional supplementation. Dr. Schenker addresses such conditions as depression, osteoporosis, chronic fatigue and ADD.

Dr. Schenker says, "It can be said, as long as you do not obtain the benefits of natural light in the eyes, health will never be regained and maintained."

It is almost always winter somewhere in our world and the, *Lack of sunlight* is creating problems for some of you and you aren't even aware of it!

Summer has longer days and therefore a chance to get more sunlight at the end of a work day but with winter and shorter days it's very difficult to get into the sunlight!

The doctor's offices, here in the United States, tend to start getting more crowded in October or November with colds, flu and other ailments that come about from lack of proper nutrition and if the truth be know caused from lack of sufficient sunlight on top of lack of vitamins and minerals.

Do you suffer from depression or anxiety? Chances are, inadequate light intake is a part of the problem.

Do you have osteoporosis? Undoubtedly you need more sunlight on your skin for vitamin D, but even more importantly in your eyes to regulate the hormonal and biochemical systems it controls -- related to mineral metabolism in general and osteoblastic activity in particular.

Do you suffer from chronic fatigue? Adequate sunlight can be an important part of increasing your vitality.

Do you know of any children (or adults) with attention deficit disorder? This condition is strongly correlated with unnatural light entering the eyes as well.

You see, when the light hits the optic nerve, it is carried to other parts of the brain in addition to the vision center. Particularly it is carried to the hypothalamus where it is an essential nutrient to regulate hormone balance and autonomic nerve balance.

It has been shown beyond all doubt that the depression and lethargy associated with seasonal affective disorder is nothing more than inadequate natural light and/or excess un-natural light.

I think it is reasonable to conclude that virtually all cases of depression and lethargy include some element of a "seasonal affective disorder." Think of the millions of poor souls that are dependent upon Prozac and other feel-good drugs just to make life tolerable. How many of these people spend at least 22 out of 24 hours either in darkness or in un-natural indoor lighting (not to mention the hours spent in front of the TV or computer monitor)?

In the late 1800s' early 1900s' sunlight treatment was one of the prominent treatments used to build up health. The hospitals were called sanitariums in those days. They found out by getting patients outside into sunlight daily their health started to improve. Some of the sanitariums put in gardens to get the patients outside and prescriptions then were working in the garden. The health of the majority did improve greatly.

When chemical medications came into being that treatment started to wane and has just left our planet of thinking. I believe if doctors ordered their patients to get out and get more sunlight they would find a healthier patient!

Take into consideration the cigarettes, coffee, sugars and lack of sunlight taken in by a lot of you and you have a very sick person waiting to happen!

Sun could be the key to your health! Get away from your computer and get outside for a while each day!

Put healthy sunshine into your life! Get out for some sun!

Copyright 2000
Lena Sanchez

Lena Sanchez a retired Medical office nurse/administrator/consultant's Short bio at http://www.envirodocs.com/lenas_bio.htm
Lena also does consulting in online business and alternative health matters helping to build success in business and healthy minds and bodies http://www.envirodocs.com
Editor of "Natural Environmental Health & Business Facts," newsletter subscribe at http://www.envirodocs.com/newsletter.htm

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