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.
- Elevates your mood. Sunlight diminishes depression and mood disorders associated with a lack of sunlight. It has the power to brighten your spirits.
- 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.
- Cardiovascular health. Sun exposure lowers high blood pressure and has a positive effect on heart health.
- Grows babies and children. Some cultures understand that sunshine contributes to the growth and strength of young children. This may not be proven by science (yet), but it’s plausible, right?
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 you’ve had enough sun, cover up with clothing, or choose a natural sunscreen containing zinc oxide over a chemical sunscreen.