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Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Sunlight boosts immunity independent of vitamin D

S.O.T.T: It may well be that the lack of sunshine in the wintertime is the biggest reason we get more colds and flues during that time. It turns out, that sunshine directly charges the immune system - and it has nothing to do with vitamin D!

Sunshine must be the most underutilized and free remedy available to mankind. A recent notable study found that sunshine is the biggest climate element affecting mental health. Workplace sunshine helps increase sleep quality, physical activity and overall quality of life - whereas artificial light is harmful. Sunlight is even shown to help us lose weight.

In 2014, researchers declared that sunshine could reduce the risk of death from all causes. In fact, they said,  "We suspect that the benefits to heart health of sunlight will outweigh the risk of skin cancer. And now we may have the missing puzzle piece why... "

Sunlight offers surprise benefit — it energizes infection fighting T cells

Georgetown University Medical Center researchers have found that sunlight, through a mechanism separate than vitamin D production, energizes T cells that play a central role in human immunity...read more>>>...