Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Shocking but true! For 20 years researchers have been concluding the benefits of sunshine is synonymous with the effects of an exercise workout! 20 minutes of sunshine on our skin per day is similar to 20 minutes of exercising. Sunshine boosts our immune system, lowers blood pressure, blood sugar and exposure to skin (that does not use sunscreen) allows vitamin D absorption! Vit D is necessary for healthy bones and our heart health! The effects of sunshine can aid in lowering cholesterol and possibly be a protection FROM cancer! Who is behind all the hoopla of slathering up with chemical sunscreen that clogs the pores every outdoor moment? The manufactures who get their foot in the door everywhere!
Sunshine and fresh air and physical activity IS the best medicine for health! Load up on antioxidant foods for life, drink pure water and consider a little remedy for sunburn protection we use prior to a full day outside: Vitamin B6 50 mg 1-2 times per day 2-3 days prior to exposure and on days of being in the sun for a big day! tip:(The more toxic we are the more we burn!)
Also try oils that suck the nutrients through our skin that have been used for centuries! Cold pressed olive oil (darkest green/used by Cleopatra!) or grapeseed oil as a base with added fragrant 100% essential oils are a fabulous beauty product. Our favorite is adding orange oil, lemon, lavender and geranium into our recipe for beautiful skin. Olive oil can be a mild natural antioxidant sunscreen perhaps due to the vitamin E. This oil is absorbed into the skin and does not leave oily residue. A wonderful after sun exposure treatment for mere pennies.
Read this interesting article from the LA times!