''It seems clear that light is the most important environmental input, after food, in controlling bodily function,'' reported Dr. Richard J. Wurtman, a nutritionist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. "Sometimes I get the impression my dermatologist colleagues would be happiest if we lived in caves," continues Wurtman, who recommends daily 20-minute walks at noon to get the sunlight we need.
Dr. Joanna Budwig said many years ago how important solar electrons are saying that “people do react very positively to the sun, despite the fact that many doctors today advise patients to avoid it.”
“Sunlight dominates the chemistry of the blood. People who do not get sunlight do not have the same richness and redness of blood as do those who secure plenty of sunlight. There is not a tissue nor a function in the body that is not benefited by regular and judicious sun-bathing,” writes Herbert M. Shelton, author of Fasting and Sun Bathing.
In the 1900’s, research by Augusta Rollier led to the establishment of solaria buildings designed to optimize exposure to sunlight throughout Switzerland for the express purpose of sunbathing, which provided impressive results for fighting tuberculosis, smallpox, lupus, and even chronic diseases like arthritis. Light is ‘bioactive,' meaning light is absorbed by and affect the functioning of human cells. Light is an essential nutrient for cellular health.
Because we are the light of this world, as it says in the bible, we can use light to save our lives and live longer and prosper. Without the sun's heat and light, the earth would be a lifeless ball of ice-coated rock. The sun warms our seas, stirs our atmosphere, generates our weather patterns, and gives energy to the growing green plants that provide the food and oxygen for life.
Light does the same to our cells so it is the basis of our health along with water, hydrogen, oxygen and CO2. So to ‘let your light shine before men’ one has to stand in the light and absorb that light.
The tragic truth is that, the majority of Americans and their doctors have been tricked into believing that the sun is somehow toxic, a carcinogen, and an overall deadly health hazard that should be avoided at all costs. This is why most of us slather ourselves in toxic chemicals in sunscreen every time we plan to go outside. These chemicals get absorbed directly into our bloodstreams where they do not do us any good.
What are the long-term consequences of a lifetime of sun avoidance? Early death! A definitive study on the long-term effects of sun avoidance followed more than 29,000 Swedish women for up to 20 years. Before following the women, scientists classified the women as “sun lovers” or “sun avoiders.” The sun avoiders died much younger than the sun lovers, and the size of the sun-avoidance effect of sun avoidance is equivalent to the risk of smoking.
Today cancer patients have options to harness the power of light to increase not only plasma D levels, but also other parameters of health and cellular function. Healthy sun exposure if possible (getting a little pink each day), high dosages of D3 supplementation, UBV Sunlamps, LED Red Light Therapy (Photobiomodulation) and of course the sun are the options we have to address light deficiencies as well as cancer.