Participants: Curtis & Paula Eakins
Series Code: AL
Program Code: AL000207A
00:01 Sunlight exposure gives us vitamin D,
00:02 so that we can build strong bones and teeth.
00:05 But does it stop there?
00:07 Is there something new?
00:08 Well, today's program is entitled
00:10 "Sunlight something new under the sun."
00:13 We'll be right back.
00:40 Hi, welcome to "Abundant Living."
00:41 This is Curtis Eakins and my co-host would be--
00:45 Paula Eakins.
00:46 Okay, you were kind of laughing when we came
00:48 on the scene, so we got to say it together now.
00:51 I am somewhat.
00:52 You're somewhat together. Somewhat together.
00:54 Okay, can we kind of continue now.
00:57 All right.
00:58 Something new under the sun,
00:59 that's what we're talking about today.
01:00 So we're gonna be talking again as we continue
01:03 in this whole program on talking
01:04 about the eight natural remedies.
01:06 And now we're on the sun. That's right.
01:08 Now we're talking about, this is the new series
01:10 like my wife said, a new series
01:12 and eight natural remedies.
01:13 Now, of course, some people of course,
01:15 most Seventh-day Adventist Christians.
01:17 We're here to allow these principles
01:19 which is one of the reason why we have a degree
01:22 of longer health and longevity.
01:24 But those who may not be aware of that
01:27 eight natural remedies, let's so walk them thought that,
01:30 where are they and how can a person
01:33 remember those eight natural remedies.
01:37 Well, once again those who are just tuning in,
01:40 know that we're gonna be talking about
01:41 this acronym 'NEWSTART.'
01:43 And those who have been following along with us.
01:45 By this time you really should be able at least to
01:48 some of them, you know, what I'm saying.
01:50 But anyway the word is 'NEWSTART.'
01:52 'N' stands for nutrition, 'E' stands for exercise,
01:57 'W' stands for water, 'T' temperance, 'A' air,
02:03 'R' rest and 'T' trust in divine guidance.
02:09 Now this was coined by a gentleman that was
02:12 at the one of our lifestyle centers
02:15 that people go to and he had a time trying
02:18 to remember this eight natural remedies
02:19 or I say eight natural laws
02:20 or eight natural principles or eight natural doctors.
02:23 So everybody has a different kind of swing on it,
02:25 you know, but anyway he got the word 'NEWSTART.'
02:30 And one of things I think is important here
02:32 and that is that word trust in divine guidance,
02:34 actually trust in divine guidance.
02:36 Anything we're gonna do, we definitely have to
02:39 trust in divine guidance and ask God to help us so.
02:42 I would like to put up the other end
02:44 but then it won't spell 'NEWSTART'
02:45 and so with that in mind understanding
02:47 that the whole thing about trust in divine guidance
02:50 makes everything possible.
02:52 That's right.
02:53 And again Ellen White, one of the cofounders
02:57 of the Seventh-day Adventist church mentions
02:59 those eight principles in a book
03:01 called Counsels on Health,
03:03 page 90.
03:04 This basically where that 'NEWSTART' came from.
03:07 This is a quote.
03:08 She says proper diet, exercise, use of water,
03:15 sunlight, temperance, air, trust in divine power,
03:19 these are the true remedies.
03:22 So from that came up with the 'NEWSTART' philosophy
03:26 that we have embraced and want to share
03:28 that with you as well.
03:29 So today we're talking about sunlight, go ahead.
03:31 You know, we've been talking also about
03:33 our references and a reference you just mentioned,
03:35 number one you talk about Ellen G. White
03:38 and we're gonna be talk about her.
03:39 The Counsels on Health is a good book
03:40 and the other one I like is Ministry of Healing as well.
03:42 That she actually discusses
03:44 the eight natural remedies and then of course,
03:46 our major reference major, major reference
03:49 is God Himself, the Word of God,
03:51 the Creator God, that's were all this information
03:54 is actually coming from as well.
03:56 Yes, so we gonna start with God's Word
03:58 as far as that, that is God's Word
04:00 had to say about sunlight.
04:02 So again, if you've been with us
04:04 for the last few weeks hopefully you have
04:06 your Bibles handy and we're gonna go to
04:08 the Word of God to set the stage
04:10 as far as this topic,
04:11 something new under the sun,
04:13 there is something new under the sun.
04:14 We're gonna look at the Book
04:16 of Genesis 1 and we're gonna start with verse 16.
04:21 "Genesis 1:16, the Bible says "And God made
04:25 two great lights, the greater light to rule the day
04:31 and the lesser light to rule the night,
04:33 He made the stars also."
04:35 Going down to verse 18.
04:37 "And God saw that it was good."
04:41 So now the greater light of course referring
04:43 to the sun, that's the greater light.
04:46 Now how good is it?
04:48 Well, the wise man talks about how good it is
04:50 and he as the reference as far as
04:52 what we can receive from the sun.
04:55 Now these next two texts are easy to remember.
04:59 One is Ecclesiastes 7:11, the other one is
05:05 Ecclesiastes 11:7, so one is 7:11.
05:09 Okay, okay.
05:10 The other one is 11:7.
05:11 We're gonna read the 7:11 first,
05:14 then read the 11:7 next. Okay.
05:16 Both texts talks about the sun,
05:17 both texts are very profound.
05:21 Chapter 7:11, the last part "There is profit to
05:27 them that see the sun"--
05:31 So therefore when we see the sun we have to look
05:33 directly into the sun but when the sun is out,
05:36 the sunrays is out, we receive the wise man say profit,
05:41 when the sunlight is shining in the heavens,
05:44 there is profit.
05:45 Now that's Ecclesiastes 7:11.
05:47 Let's turn to Ecclesiastes 11:7, all right.
05:53 Listen to these words
05:55 "Truly the light is." What honey?
05:59 "Sweet and a pleasant thing for the eyes
06:04 to behold the sun."
06:07 So both two texts are talking about the sun
06:10 SUN. Yeah.
06:11 And both two texts are talking about
06:13 how is the pleasant thing is profitable for the sun
06:17 to shine for the eyes to see the sun.
06:19 So those two texts tells us
06:21 about the power of benefits of the sunlight
06:25 when the eyes see the sun over
06:26 when sun in shining in the heavens.
06:28 We're gonna-- you have a lot to talk
06:30 about the sun and immunity system, you know.
06:33 How does the actual sun help
06:35 with the immune system?
06:37 Okay, now it does a whole lot about
06:39 the immune system, let me first before we do that.
06:42 Let me expound on this text here,
06:45 these two texts as well.
06:47 You know, there is a hormone called melatonin.
06:51 It's very a powerful hormone
06:53 and it's produced by a small gland
06:55 call the pineal gland,
06:58 it deep into the base of the brain, all right,
07:00 very small pineal pine, shape like a pine cone,
07:03 that's how the name got its-- gland got its name.
07:07 This gland produces melatonin,
07:11 gives us a good mood, help us to sleep.
07:14 Guess what?
07:15 When the sunlight strikes the eye,
07:18 it hits the optic nerve, goes back to
07:21 the pineal gland and this gland produces melatonin,
07:26 helps us to give the good mood and good sleep.
07:28 Sometimes this gland is call the third eye.
07:32 So therefore sunlight also produces a good mood,
07:35 that's why this song writers says, rainy days
07:38 and Mondays always get me down.
07:42 Less sunlight, so it has affect on the sun
07:45 as far as that is concerned.
07:46 Now you're talking about the immune system.
07:49 Immune system is very fortified,
07:52 it helps in to protect us from bacteria, viruses,
07:55 micros, cancer cells everyday, all right.
08:00 There are certain cells that are very powerful
08:03 in doing that, the T-cells in particular.
08:06 Let's go to the graphic and see what the T-cells
08:08 can do when sunlight has stroke the eye.
08:11 Let's go to graphic at this time.
08:15 Sunlight and Immunity ''Vitamin D increases
08:20 antimicrobial cells and activate T-cells.
08:27 Also play a role in respiratory tract infections
08:32 and treatment of asthma, sunlight."
08:35 Wow. Wow.
08:36 So now there is something new under the sun.
08:39 We're talking about respiratory tract infections.
08:41 We're talking about asthma,
08:42 we're talking about T-cells.
08:43 Now there's many types of T-cells,
08:45 you have a T helper cells, then you have the T killer cells.
08:51 These cells protect the cell on the inside.
08:54 We have the B-cells protect ourselves
08:56 from the outside.
08:58 The T-cells protect us from inside.
09:00 The T helper cells and T killer cells also
09:04 attack and destroy cancer cells.
09:07 Now we're talking about sunlight in relationship
09:10 to cancer.
09:13 Therefore those who have sunlight exposition have
09:15 a less risk of cancer of the colon, breast
09:19 and also the prostate
09:21 because those areas have we call cancer,
09:25 I mean vitamin D receptors.
09:27 So when sunlight strikes the eye,
09:29 strikes the body those gonna fortified with
09:32 these anticancer properties so therefore
09:35 you have 50% less of cancer
09:37 in those areas as well, so protect us from cancer.
09:40 So now we got that sun, not only being--
09:42 helping with the mood,
09:43 of more positive mood kind of a thing.
09:46 Now we got also there with the ability to be able
09:49 to effectively help out with immune system
09:53 when it comes to major killer diseases such as cancer.
09:55 Right. And cancer is included, yeah.
09:56 Cancer is included.
09:58 So that's true, because closer we get
09:59 to the equator, less cancer we have in certain areas
10:03 in a population and sunlight is responsible
10:05 for that with the vitamin D.
10:07 What are the-what are the other benefits then,
10:09 what are the benefits that we also get
10:10 from that the sun as far as immune is concern?
10:13 Yeah, there has been quite a lot of benefits.
10:15 One medical journal just of late,
10:18 I will just go and say its date 2012 April issue
10:22 of the journal medical journal called Dermato-Endocrinology.
10:27 This journal lists a lot of benefits from sunlight.
10:31 Now again, hold on to your seat
10:33 because this gonna be very profound.
10:35 Number one, when sunlight strikes the skin,
10:37 number one it turns the cholesterol in the skin
10:40 to vitamin D.
10:42 So now the cholesterol in the bloodstream
10:44 replace with the cholesterol that's in the skin,
10:47 therefore the cholesterol comes down base on
10:49 sunlight exposure, that's one.
10:52 Two, sunlight also reduces glucose or blood sugar levels,
10:57 so therefore sunlight exposure
10:59 also have to monitor or normalize blood glucose
11:04 in the skin as well.
11:05 Number three, sunlight exposure,
11:09 this is independent of Vitamin D also reduced the symptoms
11:14 of clinical multiple sclerosis,
11:19 it's been very critical as far as doing that is concern.
11:22 So there is a lot of something new
11:24 under the sun as far as that is concern.
11:25 One more thing.
11:26 Sunlight also generates nitric oxide.
11:31 Now nitric oxide helps to dilate our arteries.
11:36 When arteries dilate, the blood pressure comes down.
11:40 Sunlight does that as well.
11:42 So again there is a lot of things that sunlight can do.
11:44 That just a sampling of what sunlight can do
11:48 when sunlight strikes the skin.
11:51 So we got the cholesterol.
11:52 Yeah, the cholesterol gone.
11:54 High blood pressure. We got the heart.
11:55 Heart, diabetes.
11:57 Diabetes, and we got all that going on--
11:58 Good mood, cancer fighter.
12:01 So we're gonna keep that immune system up
12:03 and going because we needed just-I love it, I love it.
12:06 Now, you know, you hear a lot of talk about
12:07 vitamin D as it relates to the sun.
12:11 And then of course, you hear a lot of talk about,
12:12 you know, may be taking vitamin D tablets. Yes.
12:15 Well, you know, my question,
12:17 my next question is.
12:18 What's the best source of getting that Vitamin D
12:21 that we need to have?
12:22 Yeah, 'cause lot of people do take supplementation,
12:24 Vitamin D and particularly Vitamin D3, all right.
12:27 Let's go to screen and see
12:29 what is the best source of Vitamin D.
12:33 Sunshine Vitamin.
12:35 "Sunlight exposure of the skin is know to be
12:39 the most important source of vitamin D."
12:45 Well, that's on the Journal
12:46 of Internal Medicine, that's great.
12:47 That's true, yeah. You know--
12:49 Because lot of people buying that vitamin D3
12:51 and so but sunlight God created that in heavens
12:54 and He say, it was good so must be good for that too.
12:57 Yeah, he know, he always want to make sure I mean,
12:59 you know, that we're actually getting out in
13:01 the sun because that's some of the things
13:03 that we've gotten away from, it's coming out
13:05 and we love actually walking out in nature,
13:07 going out and gain that sunlight,
13:09 sunlight, sunshine on us.
13:11 And so, let's talk for minute about the exposure
13:14 and the duration?
13:15 Okay, because lot of people may be thinking,
13:17 okay, all those things are good but Curtis,
13:19 you left out one thing, sunlight causes skin cancer,
13:22 that's what most people may be saying
13:24 but there has been some clinical studies
13:26 as of late where sunlight is really not the cause
13:29 of skin cancer, that's why you heard on 3ABN "Abundant Living."
13:33 They did to rats, they shaved
13:36 the back of the rats and expose them
13:37 to the ultraviolet rays of the sun.
13:40 The rats that had a plant-based diet
13:43 had no skin cancers, the rest that had a diet
13:47 that's high in fat and oil in grease
13:51 had 30% of cancer on the skin.
13:55 So, if the tissues have a lot of fat
13:58 or fried foods in one's diet, when sunlight strikes the skin,
14:03 it turns it cancerous.
14:05 So sunlight is not the culprit,
14:07 it's more or less the diet.
14:08 Now about exposure.
14:10 What we need about may be 10 or 15 minutes
14:12 of sunlight exposure with most of the skin expose
14:15 to get these benefits.
14:17 Now, of course, you have two types of rays.
14:20 You have to ultraviolet A rays,
14:23 you get that in the mornings and in evenings.
14:26 We have the ultraviolet B rays,
14:28 you get that between 10 and 4 o'clock high noon.
14:31 The ultraviolet B rays 10 to 4 you get the vitamin D.
14:36 The ultraviolet A rays in the mornings and evenings
14:39 you get the other benefit, so you need both rays
14:41 to have a healthy balance. Okay.
14:43 So therefore the sun exposure, now,
14:45 of course, dark skin people need a little bit more
14:47 so just myself, I need may be 20 minutes where light skin
14:50 people may need 10 or 15 minutes
14:53 and that would be working well for those individuals.
14:56 How about Ellen G. White,
14:57 what does she say about sunlight?
15:00 Based on what we have to said so far,
15:02 this next statement should not come as a surprise.
15:05 Let's go to the screen.
15:08 Sunlight equals Healing "To the sick it is work
15:13 more than sliver and gold to lie in the sunshine.
15:19 This is one of nature's most healing agents."
15:25 Counsels on Health, page 166.
15:27 So you see where and all that has not been
15:30 said about sunlight because we're out of time.
15:31 But again, this is one nature's most healing
15:34 agents, something new under the sun.
15:37 Honey, let's finish up.
15:38 You know, I mean this is profound,
15:39 I mean, we can spend a lot of time on this.
15:41 That's true.
15:42 But just think, the Creator God,
15:44 He knows what He's doing.
15:45 Yes, He does.
15:46 Okay, that sun is there for reason,
15:47 for healing of the nation.
15:49 One of things that I really like
15:51 and that is that we really need to
15:53 not only get the sun on us
15:56 but we need to get the Son of God in us.
15:58 I'll write it now.
15:59 I think that is kind of going back and forth
16:01 there, letting God do this thing in our lives,
16:03 you know. Yes.
16:04 He wants us to have everything,
16:06 He wants us to have life more abundant.
16:08 And so here we go going out in nature.
16:10 And by the way nature is God's second love
16:14 letter to us.
16:15 The Word of God is the first one
16:16 and then that nature.
16:18 I, I think about going out in morning we go out
16:20 and take our walks. That's true.
16:21 And how-- no matter what is going on
16:23 and talk about a good way to start your day off
16:25 is just go out that door, get out that door
16:27 and let God speak to you with that love letter
16:31 and they could be flowers, it can be,
16:33 I know one time I was walking
16:35 and I like to ask God for surprises.
16:37 And He will send butterflies right in front of me,
16:40 you know, and flowers are blooming,
16:42 I mean it's just amazing what's outside the door.
16:45 You know and it's all out there waiting for us
16:47 to come and then the Word of God, oh.
16:50 When you start and you had prayer first thing
16:52 in the morning, thanking God for brand new day,
16:54 new opportunities for Him to lead and to guide
16:57 and be with you.
16:58 And then at this point, you know, it's like
17:00 no matter what goes down, you know it's gonna be
17:03 a better day. Yes.
17:04 Have you ever gone through your whole day,
17:05 did not talk to God at all, didn't thank Him for anything
17:08 and then all of a sudden when your day ended,
17:10 you were like, oh, by the way
17:11 I should have prayed about that first.
17:12 And then you think about it as you start
17:15 your day with God and that sunshine
17:17 which is the word and the sunshine outside,
17:20 you are good to go.
17:22 You know, what I'm saying.
17:23 You are good to go.
17:24 You understand what I'm saying.
17:25 I think I understand what you're saying.
17:27 Talk about saying, saying, saying things.
17:28 I know you said are we gonna cook.
17:30 You know what, we're going to be making
17:32 some chicken fajitas.
17:34 No, no, I know you say it, this is a chicken on 3ABN.
17:38 This is a mock chicken fajita.
17:40 I want you to get your paper and pencil
17:41 and meet us in the kitchen.