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Harness the Healing Power of the Sun for a Powerful Detox

The sun feels good because it is good! (Image: Anastasia Vish/123rf)
The sun feels good because it is good! (Image: Anastasia Vish/123rf)

When we think of detoxification and healing, we usually think of embarking on a restrictive diet, drinking juices, or having a foot soak, or massage. Actually, we don’t really need to do much; nature has already sorted this for us. We can simply lie in the sun and soak up some healing rays, and some vitamin D.

In this video, Dr. Josh Axe explains how the sun’s rays give you a powerful detox—from his sun-chair.

Nature has all the boxes ticked, all we need to do is to become one with the great outdoors and invite the warm sun to touch our skin, as it’s meant to.

The sun’s warm embrace not only heals your body, it seems to nurture your very soul, and elevate your mood.

Scientifically-proven positive effects of the sun

  • Cleansing. The heat of the sun makes you sweat out toxins, cleansing the body of toxins.
  • Kills microbes. Just 2o minutes of sunshine a day will cause you to make over 200 antimicrobials, killing pathogenic bacteria and fungi.
  • Vitamin D absorption. Direct sunlight on your skin makes vitamin D3, a most important hormone-regulating vitamin, essential for health, and a simple preventative for many illnesses.
20 minutes of sun exposure a day is all you need—less if your skin is very pale (Image:micadew/flickr)

20 minutes of sun exposure a day is all you need—less if your skin is very pale. (Image: micadew/flickr)

  • Elevates your mood. Sunlight diminishes depression and mood disorders associated with a lack of sunlight. It has the power to brighten your spirits.
The sun lightens your mood as you reconnect with nature in the outdoors (Image:Anna Yakimova/123rf)

The sun lightens your mood as you reconnect with nature in the outdoors. (Image: Anna Yakimova/123rf)

  • Reduces cancer. Sensible exposure to regular direct sunlight will decrease your risk of cancer.
  • Immunity. Sunlight strengthens your immune system.
  • Strengthens teeth and bones. Ample vitamin D, from sun exposure, keeps teeth and bones strong into old age.
  • Heals skin ailments. The sunshine has a positive effect on skin problems such as psoriasis, acne, eczema, and fungus infections.
  • Improves stamina and fitness. The sun improves the body’s fitness and stamina overall, as it oxygenates the blood.
Skim boarding: playing in the sun (Image:JohnGoode/flickr)

Skim boarding—playing in the sun (Image: JohnGoode/flickr)

Get adequate sun exposure to enjoy good health throughout your life(Image:Boudewijn Berends/flickr)

Get adequate sun exposure to enjoy good health throughout your life. (Image: Boudewijn Berends/flickr)

Why does the warm sun on your skin feel so good? Because it is good. Nature made this so.

Be wise and don’t burn

Too much of anything can harm, so build your sun exposure slowly; get to know how much your skin-type can accept, to avoid burning.

When enough sun is had, wear your hat (Image:Irina Patracu Gheorghita/flickr)

When enough sun is had, wear your hat. (Image: Irina Patracu Gheorghita/flickr)

When you’ve had enough sun, cover up with clothing, or choose a natural sunscreen containing zinc oxide over a chemical sunscreen.

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