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UVB radiation penetrates uncovered skin and helps the body to convert cholesterol to Vitamin D3. Glass filters out UV rays so exposure to sunshine indoors through a window will not increase your Vitamin D level and will scarcely improve your tan. The best time of day to get some sun for the purposes of boosting Vitamin D is between 11am-3pm, and about 25-50% of the time it takes to produce minimal sunbirn is optimal for these purposes

Individuals with limited exposure ought to include good sources of vitamin D in their diet and, as a significant proportion of the population of the developed world are Vitamin D defficient, many are further advised to take supplements - with vitamin K2, to mitigate adverse calcification

Failure to get enough Vitamin D results in a host of health issues including weakened bone health and impaired immunolgical functioning, plus possibly also factors involved in the development of skin conditions, certain cancers, autoimmune conditions, and Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

It is also important for natural light to enter the eyes, particularly in the early part of the day, in order to mitigate against myopia and to promote robust circadian rhythms/melatonin (sleep hormone) production. Enhanced exposure to (sun)light is associated with reduced glial activation, anxiety/panic attacks, and insomnia vs. improved serotonin production, and Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and mild depression

That said, acute or prolonged optical exposure to intense sunlight can immediately damage vision and may be linked to cortical cataracts and macular degeneration, and prolonged exposure of the skin to sufficiently strong rays can produce sunburn and signficantly raise the risk of skin cancer

Exposure to UV rays can also degrade folate, a nutrient vital for foetal development - something expectant mothers should be aware of (particularly during peaks of the solar cycle). On the flip-side, sunscreen blocks UVB and hence hinders Vitamin D production from sunlight

A lot to consider here but the need to get a fair amount of sunshine on our skin, and nautral light in our visual environment, should hopefully seem clear



Grounding, or Earthing, refers to connecting electrically with the Earth so as to discharge unhealthy energy (that we seem to soak up like sponges, in the evermore polluted environments we inhabit) and to take up the earth's natural, subtle, healing negative electrical charge. In recent years, research has been steadily uncovering a multitude of associated biological benefits and it is fast becoming a new health craze

The simplest way to be grounded is to contact the grass or earth with exposed skin e.g. wander about barefoot (where safe), or to immerse yourself in an earthed body of water. When indoors, one can connect oneself to the earth with the use of a metal grounding rod, a grounding mat/pad/band/patch, and a connecting cable. At night one can use a grounding sheet to good effect - the greater the surface area of skin in contact with the conducting surface the better, it would appear

Many people who try grounding report feeling noticably better within quite a short space of time, and I myself believe that grounding myself has helped to mitigate chronic pain and to improve my recovery from exercise (extremely valuable assets to someone with ME/CFS). It is also reportedly beneficial in cases of electromagnetic field (EMF) sensitivity (EHS), although I have yet to have the opportunity to test/confirm this personally and am less confident of this claim

It is also important to note that earthing in a high EMF environment could be very bad news for normal, healthy people, never mind the electro-sensitive