Sunshine and Telomeres

A warm sunny day … what could feel better? However, the warm sun on our skin we all desire to create a lot of bad press from the medical establishment.

Far from being a source of diseases that kill before his time, the sun is its best hope of living longer and prevent disease.

Did you know, for example, that people who live in places that are more than the sun’s UV radiation have the lowest incidence of cancer? 1

that sunlight does not mean that lowers the “risk” of cancer. Getting more sunlight prevents people from actually getting cancer.

Studies show sunlight prevents skin cancer, prostate 2 , lung 3 cancer, colorectal 4 cancer … and reduces the rates of leukemia, breast cancer, bladder cancer and lymphoma. I could list many more.

Part of protective power of the sun is that its UV rays “become” many processes in the body that lengthen telomeres.

Most doctors do not know because they have been deceived into believing that sunlight is generally harmful and can even kill. But they are years behind the research.

These are just some of the amazing ways SUNLIGHT helps your body grow younger:

1 . In one study, researchers found that the sun’s ultraviolet rays decreases blood pressure. In another study, scientists discovered that ultraviolet rays promote fat loss.

Now here’s an interesting thing that was not mentioned in the summaries of these studies, but it’s something you should know.

Both studies found that sunlight causes the body to release nitric oxide. 5 What neither study observed is that nitric oxide activates telomerase, the enzyme that rebuilds telomeres, those little tips on their DNA that regulate how your body young and healthy acts.

In my health club, I have been studying the anti-aging powers nitric oxide for years. (You remember that this is nitric oxide (NO), no laughing gas from your dentist. That’s nitrous oxide. )

is not a compound produced naturally by cells in the walls of blood vessels. This allows them to “breathe easy” and let their blood flow freely.

happen to know of my research on telomeres that NO increases the activity of telomerase. life of blood cells extends. 6 The same is true in the other direction. Blocking the production of NO and telomeres shorten. 7

2 . You may already know that sunlight is converted into vitamin D in your body. But did you know that vitamin D also increases telomerase?

One study examined the medical records of more than 2,000 women and found that women with more vitamin D had longer telomeres. And women who took vitamin D supplements had longer than women who did telomeres. 8

3 . Sunlight also encourages your skin to make melanin, a natural sunscreen that gives your complexion color. And there is a relationship between the amount of melanin you have in your skin and the length of their telomeres.

When melanin is concentrated in a small area, which darkens the skin. This process prevents younger skin cells.

Cancer experts studied 1,800 women aged 18 to 79. The researchers compared telomere length of white blood cells of these women with melanin-rich areas to white blood cells women without them.

There are two reasons why consulted white blood cells. The first is that they are “guardians” of his body against biological enemies. They fight against diseases and infections that can age. The second is that telomere length of white blood cells also often used to extrapolate telomere length and overall health.

Women who had more areas of skin melanin rich had longer telomeres. The white blood cells of these women ranged from six to seven years younger that women who had a less melanin. 9.10

4 . Another form of sunlight protects and lengthens telomeres is through melatonin. I found that for the anti-aging, which is the expression of telomerase really makes melatonin so powerful.

I revealed this to subscribers in the March issue of my confidential Curas newsletter. I discovered the connection while the research for my new book on the biology of telomeres is made.

Sunbeams say the brain’s pineal gland to produce melatonin when and how much of what to do. It turns out that telomeres have receptors that “listen” and “talk to” hormones in your body, including melatonin.

In one example, researchers gave melatonin to young and old rats. They all had significant increases telomerase and a significant decrease in oxidative stress. This suggests that melatonin is not only a potent antioxidant, but also increases the expression of telomerase. 11

is very simple: the increased levels of melatonin helps cells are more recent

5 .. Melatonin also helps regulate the production of another vital hormone called HGH or human growth hormone. HGH helps stimulate telomerase to rebuild telomeres.

So you can see why it is so important to get a healthy dose of sunlight.

In my practice, these are the steps I give my patients who have been “in the dark” to help them out and get light healthy sun:

  1. If you do not it’s been a long time in the sun, start out gradually. If you are fair-skinned, go outside for about 20 minutes a day. If you have a darker complexion, then you can push around an hour.
  1. As your skin begins to tan, you can spend more and more time in the sun. This is because your skin has begun production of melanin. This hormone acts as a natural sunscreen to protect yourself from the flames.
  1. I’m not a fan of slathering on sunscreen. Many contain toxic or carcinogenic chemicals. Chemicals that have been banned in other countries. Sunscreens also block sunlight so that it can not stimulate nitric oxide and vitamin D, blocking telomere benefits of the sun. If you are concerned about being in the sunlight for a long time, then use a natural sunscreen like zinc oxide cream.
  1. Many drugs can make your skin more sensitive to ultraviolet light. Like antibiotics, antihistamines, chemotherapy and common analgesics. So ask your doctor or pharmacist if medications are sun to use or not.

To your good health,
Al Sears, MD

Al Sears, MD

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