A Vitamin D Discovery
Researchers set out to determine if vitamin D receptor gene (VDRG) BsmI polymorphisms were markers for the susceptibility to Parkinson’s in Korean patients. The study involved 85 Parkinson’s patients (30 men and 55 women) and a control group of more than 200 healthy patients:
- Those in the Parkinson’s group were evaluated by a neurologist and diagnosed with idiopathic Parkinson’s disease on the presence of two or more chief characteristics of the disease (i.e. tremor, rigidity and bradykinesia), as well as by the lack of signs not related to Parkinson’s.
- in the control group were screened to ensure they had no history of neurological and psychiatric disorders.
Each polymorphism was detected using polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based restriction analysis; the relationship between the BsmI polymorphisms and the clinical manifestations of Parkinson’s was also evaluated.
The results of the study showed that overexpression of the b allele and homozygote bb caused the VDRG of Parkinson’s patients to react differently than those in the control group–thus making them more susceptible to this devastating disease.
It is well known that a long-term deficiency of vitamin D will almost certainly result in disease. It is important that blood levels of it are checked routinely on everyone especially during the winter months or for those who don’t get sun exposure in the summer. Of course, the most effective and safest way to ensure that your body has optimal levels of vitamin D is to get daily sun exposure. The key, though, is to not be deceived by conventional medical wisdom that sun will cause cancer. As long as you are getting safe doses of sunshine the exact opposite is true.
Insufficient sun exposure causes far more deaths than too much sun exposure.
If, for whatever reason, you are unable to get enough sun, it is vitally important that you supplement your diet with vitamin D. One of the best ways to do this is with high-quality cod liver oil.
Finally, if you want to reduce your risk of developing Parkinson’s disease, add vitamin D to the growing list of natural treatment options available to help you do so:.
Your eyes and the sun
Shakespeare said “The eyes are the windows of the soul”. It is now known that the eyes truly are mirror of our physical and emotional health. The Bible states “The light of the body is your eye; when your eye is clear, your whole body is also full of light; but when it is bad, and your body is full of darkness” (Luke 11:34). We are much less aware that our eyes, as the major access routes by which light enters the body can be mirrors of our general and emotional health. It was in 1970 that Science was able to prove this neurological connection that light entering the eyes was not just for the purpose of vision but was also sent to one of the most important part of the brain, the hypothalamus Thus science established that light entering the eyes serves both visual and non visual functions. This discovery proved scientifically what ancient civilizations apparently already knew about light.
The hypothalamus which receives light energy by way of our eyes co-ordinates and regulates most of our life sustaining functions and also initiates and directs our reactions and adaptations to stress. It acts like a chief executive officer passing on orders from the brain to the rest of the body and seeing to it that they are carried out. Its major functions include control of the nervous system, energy balance, fluid balance, heat regulation, activity and sleep, circulation and breathing , growth and maturation, reproduction and emotional balance.
Information received by the Hypothalamus is also used to control the secretions of the pituitary gland, there by significantly affecting the body’s other major regulatory system, the endocrine system. The endocrine system regulates the physical and chemical process involved in the overall maintenance of life as well as the varying rates of chemical reactions within each of our cells. Although the pituitary plays a key role in the functioning of the endocrine system, it cannot on its own decide the appropriate hormones All these high level decisions are taken by the hypothalamus. It controls most of the body’s light related information and sends it to the pineal a tiny pea sized organ found in the base of the brain. Sometimes known as the third eye, the pineal gland produces certain types of chemicals called ‘tryptamines’. One type of the tryptamines, melatonin, keeps our body clock aware of night and day and the changing seasons which then uses this information to cue other organs about light conditions in the environment. Now the definite anatomical connections between light, the eyes, the hypothalamus, the autonomic nervous system, and the endocrine system, have been established, it is important to understand the purpose of these connections.
Scientists are now concerned that sunbathers are using high protection creams that only blocked the UV rays and that this might explain why, despite and even because of the use of certain sun creams, skin cancer rates are high in some parts of the country. Remember that frequent, short exposures are not only safer but are more beneficial than a prolonged dose of sunlight. Also, early morning sunshine has been identified as the most beneficial.
Excessive unsaturated or polyunsaturated, refined fat in the diet and in suntan oils and skin lotions can lead to the formation of free radicals. These may be contributing factors in the formation of some cancer. An abundance of fruits, vegetables and whole grains in the diet provides substances that help prevent the formation of free radicals and protect against their harmful effects and are thus important for the body to properly handle exposure to sunlight.
SURYAYOG is a combination of yoga, Nada, Rishi Reiki and enlightened meditation which emphasizes utilizing the wonderful energy from Sun for a better living. It refines the soul, a gift from the great Himalayan masters. There are miraculous cures for a wide variety of diseases: This method being highly scientific. It is brought to us through Acharya Jowel popularly known SuryaSwami.
WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE SUN WITH YOUR EYES WIDE OPEN THROUGH SURYAYOG, NO WONDER THEY BECOME “WINDOWS OF THE SOUL”. THEN WAIT AND SEE WHERE THOSE WINDOWS LEAD YOU TO.