Diabetes Mellitus(DM) and Sunlight
The Father’s Kiss! Diabetes, Health and Sunlight Benefits
I remember as a little girl my father tucking me into bed and kissing me good night on my forehead as I drifted off to sleep. For some reason, one night Daddy did not come to tuck me in, I don’t remember why now but I was very upset over it and lay awake until he (finally) came to tuck me in like a bug in a rug and kissed me off into the land of sweet dreams!
Our Father in Heaven also gives us a kiss every evening and morning! God gave us the Sun for heat, light, to grow food, to keep us healthy and for healing when we are sick!
How the Sun Helps Control Diabetes
The body manufactures vitamin D by the action of sunlight on the skin (that is not slathered with sunscreen). According to Diabetes Forecast (Dec. 2011), The Role of Vitamin D in Type 2 Diabetes, “researchers have linked low vitamin D levels to insulin resistance and diabetes.” In the small study, the results showed that having normal vitamin D levels for two months “improved hepatic (liver) insulin sensitivity…by 37%”. As the article stated, “Pretty remarkable.”
When the skin is exposed to sunlight, a natural gas, called nitric oxide, is released. This helps boost metabolism and slows weight gain. Experts, published in the journal Diabetes, found this could lead to a treatment of Type 2 Diabetes. Dr. Richard Elliott, of Diabetes UK, stated, “Sunlight might help to reduce risk factors for Type 2 diabetes by an effect unrelated to vitamin D”.
Ten More Benefits of Direct Sunshine Exposure:
Increases melatonin levels – inducing sound sleep.
Produces Vitamin D – helps strengthen our bones and fights osteoporosis and other bone diseases.
Lowers blood cholesterol levels, and blood pressure.
Strengthens the immune system.
Alleviates pain from swollen arthritic joints.
Relieves certain PMS symptoms.
Together with plenty of exercise and a healthy diet, helps prevent obesity in children.
Helps heal ulcers.
Elevates our mood and improves our attitude.
Sunshine – the kiss of the Father that wakes us in the morning and sends us to bed for a good night’s sleep!
Are you getting enough sunlight to produce all the Vitamin D you need and to reap the healthy results? Abundant Health Wellness Center can help you answer that question.
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