Section 3: Health and Life Choices, Article 9

Sunlight, Light of Life


“Truly the light is sweet,
and a pleasant thing it is
for the eyes to behold the sun.”
Ecclesiastes 11:7.

Y ehuveh began creation with light. From the very first, He said “that it was good.” So perhaps light is a great starting point for maintaining and for regaining health! Light has all the markings of a great remedy—it’s always available, always affordable, always effective, and has no side-effects!
[Sure, you can get too much, but there’s hardly any remedy, natural or artificial, on which you cannot overdose. Everything in life requires good judgment!] After creating light on the first day, Yehuveh added sunlight, moonlight and starlight on the fourth day! Each addition of light has its place in our well-being. Even the moon and stars play their own roll in both physical and spiritual health. Jacob blessed Joseph with “the precious fruits brought forth by the sun, and for the precious things put forth by the moon.” Genesis 1:4, 14-18; Deuteronomy 33:14.
         What is the value of
light, especially of sunlight?  Twice scripture speaks of being “enlightened with the light of the living.” In Job 33:30 this light is powerful to “to bring back his soul from the pit;” and Psalms 56:13 speaks of Yehuveh delivering “my soul from death . . . that I may walk before Elohim in the light of the living?” Truly light, especially sunlight, is life to us. We take the matter far too lightly, for though sunlight is essential to plant life and plant life is essential to us for food, the sunlight plays a far greater role in our lives than just to grow our food.
         Physically we know
sunlight is essential to a ruddy complexion and a tanned face, but this is only the beginning. From an article by Dr. Richard Hansen, called “Healing Sunlight,” [first published in Natural Lifestyle and  Your Health, January 1990] the following insights are valuable: “Energy from the sun comes to our planet in several classes of wavelengths: short visible rays, including cosmic rays; gamma rays, x-rays, and ultraviolet; visible light of several colors; and invisible infrared, radio, and electric waves. . . . The infrared waves provide warmth, . . . helps our gardens grow.


Resistance to Infections
         “Those wavelengths shorter than visible light strike our bodies and have a profound effect upon our skin, eyes, and enzyme systems. The most obvious manifestation of sunlight’s effect is on the skin. We tan when the invisible pigment in the outer layer of the skin, the epidermis, is converted to melanin, a much darker pigment. . . . All may benefit from the effects of sunlight, which tends to toughen the skin, making it resistant to disease, including many infections. Diaper rash, commonly cause by yeast organisms, can be virtually cured by judicious exposure to sunlight. Other similar conditions, such as athlete’s foot and even chronic psoriasis, can respond to influences from our sun.      


Gael Bataman         
Originally Written:     7 September 2005
Latest Update:           7 January 2010


                                                       
Complete Study Guide to Article 9   

       
Vitamin D and Calcium        Oxygen Utilization        Blood Sugar Stabilization        Germ Killer     
                               
Spirit Lifter        Sunlight and Cancer        Conclusion       

       
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