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Sunday, March 29, 2009

Enjoying the Sun

We live in a society that tells us to cover up and fear the sun. I too was hit with that stigma while I was directing a day spa. Our aestheticians constantly preached the sun block story. I can totally understand too with all the skin cancer issues. However, rather than solely blaming the sun for these unfortunate circumstances. Let's address a couple related issues.

First of all, cancer cannot grow in oxygen rich blood. Even more, the Ph level of the blood needs to be off balance in order for cancer to thrive in the body. Lastly, cancer is a fungus and it's food is sugar and too much fat in the system clogs and causes stagnation. Skin cancer occurs when the body is nutritionally imbalanced and the skin does not have the antioxidants to keep the skin protected.

Do you have any idea of what is in sunblock? If you ate it, would it make you sick? Well, applying toxic products to the skin is worse than eating toxins. At least the liver can filter the garbage out a bit when we ingest them, but when we apply it straight to the skin it is a direct route to the blood stream. No filtration took place. Some people suggest that the sunblock is the problem and not the sun.

Denying the body of sunlight is not wise. Think of a plant that is denied sunlight. What happens to it? It grows lanky and weak. The plant is susceptible to disease. We aren't that different. We need sun and we need it all over our bodies. Back to the plant analogy, imagine if only half the plant was exposed to sunlight. What would happen? Can the plant really be healthy? So, what am I suggesting here? GET NAKED in the sun. I know, you are freaking out, but seriously, if you care about your health and you give it a shot you will see how wonderful and well you feel.

So, go out and get a bit of healthy sunlight. Be smart about it and don't go overboard here. Acclimate yourself. Start off peak hours before 10 am and after 4 pm. Try 10 minutes and work your way up to more exposure. In the winter lay out in a sunny window.

Try natural sun protectors through eating them. Eat vibrant, rich, full rainbow spectrum of fruit and vegetables. Did you know that each color conatins a different antioxidant? Eating a diet high in all the colors of the rainbow ensures balanced coverage. It's funny to note that in the winter the food that grow are primarily green and in the summer all the colorful fruits and veggies emerge. This is because plants produce a pigment as a way of preventing from being sunburned. Eating them raw provides us with that same sun protection since antioxidants are destroyed in the cooking process. Eating 2-4 Brazil Nuts a day which contains all the selenium we need for sun protection also.

Lastly, coconut oil and aloe vera is a great sun block!

Go on and have fun in the sun!


Ami said...

I love your blog.


Anonymous said...

I actually hate using lotion, but my skin is so dry. What would you suggest. Heres what im thinking..
drink more water, eat fruits and greens, shower once a week...i suffer from psoriasis so it can get painful. If you know any information, or helpful hints please fill me in. I feel like you know a lot of information about skin, so i feel good about asking you about it. :)

Lori Painter said...

Ami; Thanks!

Chelsie: You sound like you are on the right track. Have you been following this protocol long or are you just now going to apply it?

Sarah said...

This is a great post! I totally agree that the sun isn't something to fear, unless we're not living a pure lifestyle. I can't wait 'til the weather warms enough for me to be out in the sun here in Ohio.

Anonymous said...

Lori- Ive been adding fruit and greens into my diet since last summer. Since the beggining of this year ive been able to go about a week on just fruits and greens and then ill eat some SAD food. I do notice an improvement when i stick to it, so i think if i just keep it up it'll get better. hopefully.

The Veg Next Door said...

Hi Lori, I've been following your blog for a while and find your posts about hair and skin care interesting.

Just wondering what the best approach is to take with children regarding sunblock. My children eat well and fortunatly enjoy green smoothies but they are out for long periods of time so I don't want to abandon sunblock all together...

RAWVOLTA said...

The thing about sunblocks is that ( besides harsh toxic ingredients) they only block UVB, which simply means, that one can stay at the sun longer--> which means that the person is losing a SIGNAL that it's been to long...Ultraviolet still gets his job done and do the damage.
Of course if one eats oils that are rancid and than expose the body to the sun, the free radical's work is in full bloom.
10, 15 minutes 3/4 times a week ( both-front and back of the body ) is optimal and that's the best way to get your vit. D3.

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