N-E-W-S-T-A-R-T Page Four

Sunshine

Nutrition, Exercise, Water, Sunshine, Temperance, Air, Rest, Trust in Divine Power

 

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Sunshine

Did you ever stop to think what it would be like without sunshine on this earth?

There would be no life at all, not a leaf could grow or a flower bloom. No animal could live and no fish could survive in the oceans.

It is from the mighty power and energy of the sun that all vegetable and animal life gets the power to live and grow. Some get it from the sun directly and some indirectly.

Not only does the sun give off light and heat, but its rays also kill off many germs. The sun gives plants the power to take carbon-dioxide and oxygen from the air, a process called photosynthesis, and combine these into basic foods which are eaten by other living animals. This is called chlorophyll, the green substance in the leaves of the plants. This is a wonderful process that man, with all his big laboratories and expensive equipment has never been able to do, or even fully understand.

Energy from the sun's rays also acts on our skin, giving vitamin D, one of the vitamins needed in our body.

When we wake up in the morning and the sun shines into our bedrooms, we immediately have a more cheerful "spring in our step" and a healthier glow to our faces. The sun gives off great amounts of life healing energy each hour of every day.

Sunlight, either from shining on us directly, or from eating foods grown in the sun, assists in keeping the blood clean and pure which supplying life to each part of our body. It also strengthens the body's immune system.

Even sick people are greatly helped by relaxing in moderate amounts of sunshine and fresh air.

The sun has many healing properties that greatly benefit the health of the body:

  • Aids in relieving acutely swollen arthritic joints
  • Relieves certain symptoms of PMS
  • Increases calcium absorption
  • Forms Vitamin D
  • Destroys bacteria and viruses
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Brings a sense of well being
  • Promotes healing of some skin irritations

Of course there is danger of over exposure to the harshness of the sun's rays, but as in all facets of our lives, it is always possible to overdo even the good.

Regulate the exposure to the sun with moderation and common sense.

 

(Continued on page five - "Temperance")