Sunlight Needed For Essential Fatty Acid Absorption
From NaturalNews Essential Fatty Acids And The Sun (7/12) by John McKiernan
Most of us are now aware of the importance of Essential Fatty Acids to our
overall health and well being. What isn't so commonly discussed; however, is
the relationship between EFAs and the sun.
Don’t Be Afraid Of The Sun
It seems many people are so concerned with covering themselves up from any sun
exposure that they are missing out on the important benefits of sunlight. Dr.
Robert S. Stern, chair of the Department of Dermatology at Harvard Affiliated
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, calls them "solar-phobes." Let's be
clear, too much sun exposure is associated with skin cancer and premature skin
aging. The key is to find a balance.
Lack Of Sun Exposure And Vitamin D Deficiencies Go Hand In Hand
Sun exposure is the only reliable way to generate vitamin D in the body. There
is now clear evidence that vitamin D deficiencies are associated with an
increased rate of various types of cancer. Vitamin D is one of the most
powerful healing chemicals in your body, yet completely steering clear of the
sun will all but guarantee that you won't get enough of it.
Mike Adams writes "Vitamin D prevents osteoporosis, depression, prostate cancer,
breast cancer, and even affects diabetes and obesity. Vitamin D is perhaps the
single most underrated nutrient in the world of nutrition."
Vitamin D: Not The Only Reason You Need Sunlight
Many people are aware of the connection between vitamin D and the sun. What many
people aren't aware of is that the heath benefits of EFAs and sunlight go
hand-in-hand. Dr. Johana Budwig, seven-time Nobel Prize nominee and pioneer in
Essential Fatty Acid research, says the sun's rays are very much in harmony
with humans. Budwig reported positive results in healing heart disease,
arthritis, cancer and other common diseases with massive doses of EFAs. Budwig believed in the EFA-sun connection so strongly that she would have her
patients lie in the sun after consuming large doses of EFAs. Not surprisingly,
the patients reported feeling rejuvenated.
Essential Fatty Acids are electron-rich oils which are compatible with solar
rays. "Electron-rich highly unsaturated oils... increase the absorption,
storage and utilization of the sun's energy" Dr. Budwig explains. What's more
is that those who lack EFAs do not experience the same benefits from sun
exposure. We notice individuals in our time experiencing stress and decreased
energy from exposure to the sun's energy, whereas others respond with dynamic
improvement in all vital functions. There is now great cause to believe that
the difference in these individuals is the intake of EFAs.
John Mckiernan is a health and fitness writer. He is the owner of Supplement
Helper where he writes supplement reviews and more. He also manages CNA Info, a
small blog that is aimed at answering questions for those interested in topics
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