As a pioneer of lifestyle medicine, Dr. Budwig was way ahead of her time with the Budwig diet and natural complementary cancer treatments. When it comes to sunbathing, mounting evidence is also proving she was, again, spot on with her recommendations.
As part of her protocol, Dr. Budwig had her cancer patients soak up about 20 minutes of sunshine daily. Just 10 minutes of direct sun exposure helps the body to create approximately 10,000 units of natural vitamin D.
Medical doctors today are realizing that we need more vitamin D as a society, and the lack of this vitamin contributes to cancer.
“More than three-quarters of cancer patients have insufficient levels of vitamin D (25-hydroxy-vitamin D), and the lowest levels are associated with more advanced cancer”, reported a study presented on October 2, 2011, at the 53rd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology.
Vitamin D deficiency has been linked not only to certain cancers, but also to autoimmune diseases, heart disease, high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, and many other ailments. These discoveries prove the importance of making sure you are getting enough of this critical vitamin.
The Sun and Skin Cancer
What about all the warnings that sun tanning causes skin cancer? We all know there can be “too much of a good thing,” and that is true when it comes to sunbathing. So the key to proper sun exposure is to take precautions and, very importantly, not to overdo it.
Enjoying 10 minutes of sunshine on the front of the body and another 10 minutes sunshine on the back would be enough. Also, as our face is consistently exposed to the sun in our daily routine, it more often than not gets enough rays. To prevent premature aging of the face, many prefer to wear a hat when they sunbath, and thus only expose the rest of their body.
If you are doing outdoor activities or need to be out in the sunshine longer than 20 minutes, it’s essential to cover up or find shade as much as practically possible and also use a safe and natural sunscreen.
Selecting a safe sunscreen is not easy. Sadly, there is very little evidence that using sunscreen will prevent skin cancer and, in many cases, due to the high level of toxic ingredients in many sunscreens, they actually contribute to skin cancer. A 2019 report from Environmental Working Group (EWG) found that nearly two-thirds of sunscreens do not work correctly and contain dangerous ingredients that are readily absorbed by the body. Many find shea butter or coconut oil with its natural SPF of 4-6 to be acceptable sunscreen protection.
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Sunbathing and the Budwig Diet
A typical ‘day at the beach’ for a large percentage of the population means lathering themselves with harmful suntan lotions, exposing their bodies for hours upon hours to sunshine, as they sip on soft (fizzy) drinks and eat junk food. Unfortunately, it’s this combination of overexposure, too many hours sunbathing, bad diet, and dangerous suntan lotions that are among the underlying causes of skin cancer today.
The reason Dr. Budwig had such outstanding success with her natural complementary cancer treatments was that she found the correct balance to sun exposure, food choices, and the importance of photons from the sun.
Dr. Budwig stated: “The sun’s rays are very much in accord with humans. It is no coincidence that we love the sun. The resonance in our biological matter is so strongly attuned to absorb the sun’s energy…there is nowhere else on earth where the sun’s energy is found in a higher concentration than in humankind. This accumulation of the sun’s energy…is enhanced when we consume food which has electrons, which in turn attract the electromagnetic waves of sunbeams, of photons. A great amount of these electrons which are in accordance with the wavelength of the sun’s energy, are to be found, for example, in seed oils. Technically speaking, these oils are even known as electron-rich essential highly unsaturated fats (as in flaxseed oil in the Budwig diet).”
She went on to say: “Thus, the human who eats refined foodstuffs or food which lacks electrons not only cuts off his oxygen enough to suffocate himself, he also cuts himself off from the effects of the sun. When such people cover their skin with a layer of paraffin as sun protection and then lie in the sun, the burn damage is very great, because the electrons, which cannot be stored, and the electron-rich biological molecule, are missing. We can store the sun’s energy, and the living body is then in a position to summon, depending on the situation, energy from this storage depot of electrons. When these depots are empty, the person then feels irritable, tired, and his limbs become heavy. But we can replenish these storage depots by taking electron-rich seed oils (as in freshly ground flaxseeds which are part of her muesli recipe). These are set to receive solar energy. This photon, so animated, so dynamic, so powerful, can be captured by suitable electrons.”
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