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“The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?" Psalm 27:1

“Perfect cleanliness, plenty of sunlight, careful attention to sanitation in every detail of the home life, are essential to freedom from disease and to the cheerfulness and vigor of the inmates of the home.” Ministry of Healing, p. 276.

Sunshine benefits the body in many ways. It furnishes natural Vitamin D and helps to lower cholesterol. The vitamin D that is produced through the process of the sun aids in calcium assimilation in the body. The Sunlight has a stimulating effect on the immune system, as it increases the oxygen supply to the skin and has the similar effect as exercise to speed up the metabolism. Sunlight also stimulates the liver, which increases its ability to deal with toxins, and therefore helps ease the burden of the immune system.

To get the full benefits of sunlight, start with 10-15 minutes exposure to the face and hands daily up to 30-45 minutes daily. The body stores the vitamin D readily for over a week. The best time to sunbathe is between the hours of 9 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Avoid burning. Also, to avoid the risk of skin cancer, reduce the free fat intake, such as oils, margarine and other foods of this nature. It would be best to avoid these foods altogether.

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