The sun is back! People prone to seasonal depression should soon be more inclined to regain their morale!
A better understanding of our world has come from the study of light.
Since the dawn of time, especially in ancient Greece, the sun has been known and recognized for controlling microbes. So why are health authorities relentless about the issue of sun-related risks? Even today, it is classified as a class 1 carcinogen by the WHO, The World Health Organization.
What the scientists think!
We really liked the approach of Doctor Auguste Rollier, at a time when the effects of the sun are becoming trending news. It must be said that, in 50 years of practice, this doctor affirms that he has never seen a single case of skin cancer caused by heliotherapy (treatment of certain diseases by sunlight, rich in ultraviolet rays ). The great paradox of his career is that this man treats skin cancers with the rays of the sun, mind-boggling as that may sounds, especially during these times, where the sun is blamed for skin cancer. In our article "The Sun; Friend or Foe?" we focus on the dangers of the sun and how to protect yourself from it.
Why not mention all the benefits?
It is always good to remember that light remains mysterious and that even from a scientific point of view there are still many unexplored or unexplained factors. Einstein himself devoted a lot of effort and research to study it. He said at the end of his life that despite his more than 50 years of research, the nature of light still remained inaccessible to him. In 1919, the theory of relativity was verified by an eclipse of the sun. The myth of Einstein was born. But behind the image of genius, entire facets of this man remain shrouded in darkness. A strange paradox. Einstein had to wait for the sun to hide to find fame.
“You have to treat light with a lot of respect,” Anadi Martel, the author of "The Power of Light", reminds us. “it's like everything, it's a question of the right dosage.”
If we take a closer look by comparing ourselves with animals, (perhaps you are one of those who own a pet), you have surely noticed that animals never get sunburned. Yes, they know how to quantify their own needs for the sun. They seek shade or take advantage of their dense hairiness. But what about plants? To protect themselves, plants close up and turn their leaves. In fact, it is only man who wants to spend a whole day sitting on a beach or just being in the sun. Look at the hours of exposure of certain people: they arrive at 10:00 a.m. and leave around 4:00 p.m. Can you imagine the dose of sun their skin has just received? Do you believe that the skin can really handle such excess? Of course not! The only official recommendation is simple: expose yourself to the sun with moderation and listen to your body!
Keep an eye on your diet
The sun is a magical key, and our well-being depends on it. However, you should also maintain a balanced diet to keep a good dose of vitamin D in your body. It should be noted that the worst enemies of vitamin D are sugar and industrially farmed meats, since they are less rich in vitamin D than their sister organic versions... And yes, the drugs and pesticides with which non-organic products are stuffed to the hilt, inevitably block the benefits of vitamin D.
A bright thought to conclude
Sunlight is also beneficial, so take a walk outside every day, if possible, during the brightest hours of the day: even in gray weather, there is more light outside than at home! Provided you use it in moderation, a little cure of sunlight can do your body the world of good.