NICE BOAT !!
“Studies in the past decade indicate that insufficient sun exposure may be responsible for 340,000 deaths in the United States and 480,000 deaths in Europe per year, and an increased incidence of breast cancer, colorectal cancer, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, autism, asthma, type 1 diabetes and myopia.”
If you research you can find a number of sites that cite research that shows direct sun rays on a regular basis, in safe amounts per skin type, can heal mitochondria, assist in the production of new mitochondria, as well as help the body recycle old mitochondria. Direct UVBs also help the body increase red blood cell production, which in-turn helps increase oxygen in the body. Yes UVAs are harmful to the body, but UVBs counteract the UVAs and help protect the body from the harmful UV ranges. So long as our sun exposure does not result in sunburns, the body metabolizes the UVs and Vitamin D synthesis produces Vitamin D3, simplistically speaking.
In my humble opinion, if the core issue preventing optimal health, or even proper healing, is an inability of the body to produce cellular energy, healing must begin there, as opposed to a specific body organ system. We cannot learn to run before we learn to stand, as the old saying goes.
As I have stated earlier this year, I spent last December through early April 90-95% bed ridden. My maximum step allowance over the winter, per day, ranged between 30 and 100. Since being able to lay in the sun regularly, and absorb her energy, I’ve been able to take short easy walks through the yard, or on occasion through a festival and gain an average of 3,000 steps per day, and a maximum of 5,000 in a single day about once per week. I’ve been able to do light chores, mostly daily since early May. I also recover more quickly when I crash that when I wasn’t getting sun exposure, I’m still unable to specifically exercise without crashing, but my daily overall activity has increased dramatically since focusing daily on Heliotherapy.
Yes I am still tired most of the time. Yes I can get very weak if I do slightly too much. Yes my whole body can flair up in terrible pain if I push my “energy envelope” and do slightly too much. Yes if I push it my cognitive function plummets as well as my eyesight. Yes I still require an average of 10 hours of sleep per night, and then naps or lots of reclining rest times each day. BUT my activities, daily steps and energy have drastically improved since the winter! Improving the entire body from this “neuroimmune” disease takes a lot of time, wicked amounts of patience and there is zero guarantee of high level recovery. But I do believe in an improved state of living, because being as low as bed ridden just sucks!
I started out after winter by getting 15 minutes per day in direct sun. I had to slowly build up my skin pigment to endure more sun, safely. After all, practically zero UVs or direct sun from October through mid April brings out my lily white Scandinavian and northern Germanic skin color! Also, the whiter the skin is, the more it reflects the sun rays away from the body. I feel this is the reason it takes us a while of regular sun exposure in early spring to start building pigment. The darker the skin gets, the longer we can lay in the sun and the more quickly we darken.
At the start of May the UVs here maxed at level 3. By the end of May they were averaging level 5. Now with the sun being as far north as she goes for the year, our highest UV days top out at level 9, but average 7. Obviously the time of day (angle of the sun), clarity of the sky, humidity levels and particulate levels all determine the exact amount of UVs at any given time throughout each day. No sunscreen for me either. Sunscreen blocks over 93% of the bodies ability to absorb Vitamin D. I also eat a diet and follow a supplement regime that is potently high in antioxidants. The key is timing.
For the last few weeks I’ve reached a direct sun exposure time of 30 minutes per side; front, back, right and left sides. That gives me 2 solid hours a day of direct Heliotherapy. I also get about 4 to 5 hours per day of indirect sun ray exposure. I have not burned once this year because I’ve been pacing my exposure. Since the second to last day of April to now it has been about 60 days. 20 of those days were cloudy. That has given me 40 days of direct Heliotherapy so far this warm season.
We also gain Red to Near Infrared levels of sunlight too. It is said the best times to gain the most infrared is nearer the sunrise and sunset, when the angle of the sun blocks most UVs. Supposedly if your shadow is longer than you are tall, then it is the optimal time to gain Red to Near Infrared and avoid most UVs.
I live on a dead end dirt road in the mountains of Vermont with a completely private yard. I have a sunning deck with full sun exposure for almost seven-eights of the day this time of year. My Heliotherapy exposes every inch of my body to direct sun rays. I strip down, give my thanks to the sun goddess, open myself to her energy and the light, focus on complete relaxation and the absorption of the energy through every pore of my body. It is not only a practical physical healing therapy, but a deeply spiritual one as well. My journey with the sun during my exposure time is very moving.
On another note, sunbathing allows my body to naturally detox through the skin. This is something that seriously lacks when you are forced to spend most of your time in bed!
My wife and I also have this device, the only one of its kind FDA approved, to use year round, but especially during the low to zero UV seasons.
Since that does not supply Red to Near Infrared ranges of light, we have another light panel specifically for those ranges. This will allow us to get optimal UVs and Red to Near Infrared year round, which will also help our bodies make and maintain optimal levels of Vitamin D/D3 all year.
I get my vitamin d levels checked again on July 8th. It will be interesting to see what they are.
I feel strongly that there are other deeply powerful medicines contained in the light and energy of the sun that no lamp could ever produce. Those will be missed in the season of ice, but perhaps the sunlight and Red to Near Infrared lamps will work to assist the body continue to heal throughout the year.
One last thing about laying in the sun for that much time per day.
“Clinical studies have proven that 2 hours of nature sounds in a single day reduces damaging stress hormones up to 800% and activates between 500-600 DNA segments responsible for repairing and healing the physical body.” Dr. Joe Dispenza
Sunning here in the mountains isn’t just a journey with the sun, but also a healing practice through sound.
Have fun on the boat this summer Johannes!