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Saturday, July 30, 2016

Sun Exposure, By Jo Francks, M.H.

The sun is the best source for Vitamin D production. Most North Americans are lacking in this important vitamin. There aren’t a lot of significant food sources to provide adequate vitamin D levels therefore we need to look to exposure to the sun for this important nutrient.

Sunbathing is an important part of Dr. Christopher’s Incurables Program. He recommended a daily sunbath in the nude in direct sunlight. He said to gradually increase exposure starting with 2 minutes front and back and add two minutes each day thereafter. He referred to the sun as the world’s greatest doctor but advised to never allow the skin to burn from exposure to the sun or a sunlamp. The skin uses the rays from the sun to produce vitamin D but once the skin starts to turn pink it no longer produces vitamin D. It is important to understand the difference between the rays of the sun. There are UVA rays and UVB rays. UVA rays are longer and penetrate deep into the skin to produce a dark tan. When in the sun too long they cause wrinkles and sun spots. They are also the rays that can produce skin cancer if exposed improperly. UVB rays are shorter and cause the skin to burn. They are also the only rays that make Vitamin D.

The best time for vitamin D production from the sun is 11:00 am until 1:00 pm or when the sun is the brightest. That is when the UVB rays are most direct. They are not as effective when they come in at an angle. Additionally, they are easily filtered out by smog, pollution, fog, clouds and windows.

Vitamin D is an important nutrient in preventing cancer including skin cancers. It is important for proper immune function and to prevent autoimmune diseases. It helps with proper brain function, diabetes prevention and is needed for the absorption of calcium and phosphorus. Dermatologists have found that tanning makes the skin give off endorphins which improve feelings of well-being and make you feel happier.

Things to remember:
Don’t stay in the sun so long that the skin burns or turns pink.
Studies have shown that sunscreen can actually cause skin cancer.
Gradual exposure to build up to a tan is best.
Eat foods high in antioxidants. Luckily they are abundant this time of year.

People who have changed to the Mucusless Diet have indicated that they can be in the sun without burning for a longer period of time.

For most people 20 minutes in the sun with arms and face exposed twice a week is what is needed for adequate vitamin D production.

Jo Francks is a Master Herbalist graduate of The School of Natural Healing. She is also a Holistic Iridologist and Quantum Touch Practitioner.

Friday, July 29, 2016

"BELIEVE that everything good is possible, because it is. When we truly believe, our ability to heal everyone and everything is unstoppable." ~ Doreen Virture

Everything is energy. Like energies join. Directed energy creates. When we direct our energy at what we hate, we make that energy grow. When we direct our energy at what we would like to see and what makes us happy, we make that energy grow. We Are That Powerful!!

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Intuition is, "the ability to acquire knowledge without inference or the use of reason." ~ Wikipedia

I'm a staunch believer in intuition, but as a two step process; alert and guidance. Often, when my intuition alerts me, I react and go straight to thinking. Oops! I just blocked the guidance causing reaction/trepidation based on past experiences. Instead, if I pause when my intuition alerts me, I get trusted messages/guidance as to what to do next. #PowerInThePause - With the onslaught of the illusion of hate being created, we could all benefit greatly from an intuition reboot!

Quotes of the day... 7/27/16

“A purpose of human life, 
no matter who is controlling it, 
is to love whoever is around to be loved.”
     ~ Kurt Vonnegut

"A goal, a love, and a dream give you 
total control over your body and your life.”
     ~ John Wayne

“My life has no purpose, no direction, 
no aim, no meaning, and yet I'm happy. 
I can't figure it out. What am I doing right?”
     ~ Charles M. Schulz
That crazy guy must be living in the moment ;)

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Quotes of the day... 7/26/16

Check in with yourself regularly today.
Hold silent conversations with any area
Of your body that’s asking for attention.
     ~ Doreen Virtue

“Intuition is really a sudden immersion 
of the soul into the universal current of life.”
     ~ Paulo Coelho

“Don't try to comprehend with your mind. 
Your minds are very limited.” 
     ~ Madeleine L'Engle

Monday, July 25, 2016

Children have it down!

Childeren are creative without trying. They have open imaginations that allow ideas and adventures to swarm in, and the audacity to act on them. Adults are weighed down by knowledge.

We can return to that enchanted existence by living in the moment, welcoming the roller coaster moments and the floating feather ones. Life has a beautiful design for each of us, if we let go of the reigns.

When life gets us down and closes off our 6th sense with its innumberable distractions, that's the time to get childish, play, and break open the mind again. Life is as oppressive or magical as we allow it to be. 

Quotes of the day... 7/25/16

“Anger, jealousy, impatience, and hatred 
are the real troublemakers,
with them problems cannot be solved.”
      ~ Dalai Lama

"These things we see — 
these things we relive and live and relive — 
color the way we approach and lead our lives.”
     ~ Jillian Locke ♥

Life is sparkling new every moment,
with beautiful answers and guidance.
Just because we fall off the present train today,
doesn't mean we can't get back on it tomorrow.
The choice between living in the past
and living in the present is always there.