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5 Amazing Properties of Sunlight You've Never Heard About

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Monday, January 14th 2013 at 5:00 am
Written By:
Sayer Ji, Founder

Sunlight is well-known to provide us vitamin D, but did you know that it kills pain, keeps us alert at night, burns fat and more...

Our biological connection and dependence to the sun is so profound, that the very variation in human skin color from African, melanin-saturated dark skin, to the relatively melanin de-pigmented, Caucasian lighter-skin, is a byproduct of the offspring of our last common ancestor from Africa (as determined by mitochondrial DNA) migrating towards sunlight-impoverished higher latitudes, which began approximately 60,000 years ago. In order to compensate for the lower availability of sunlight, the body rapidly adjusted, essentially requiring the removal of the natural "sunscreen" melanin from the skin, which interferes with vitamin D production; vitamin D, of course, is involved in the regulation of over 2,000 genes, and therefore is more like a hormone, without which our entire genetic infrastructure becomes destabilized.

While the health benefits of vitamin D are well-documented (GreenMedInfo.com has identified over 200 health conditions that may benefit from optimizing vitamin D levels: Vitamin D Health Benefits page, and Henry Lahore's Vitamin D Wiki has far more), the therapeutic properties of sunlight are only now being explored in greater depth by the research community.

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Excellent article.

I live in Seattle which is woefully devoid of sunlight this time of year.

I spent 2 weeks in Florida last month because my body was craving sunlight.

Thanks for the informative article.

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And another fun fact about sunlight.... Did you know that MOST of the physical matter that becomes a plant is taken from the sunlight and air? Only a tiny bit of the physical matter of the plant is made of dirt.

And a testimony about vitamin D. In the summer I am outside all day and rarely take it. In the winter, it is dark and cold and I just damn near hibernate, and vitamin D helps me stay healthy and avoid seasonal blues. I take D3, about 10,000 IU's all winter.

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