The Sun and the Moon

It was during one of my visits to the farm that I got down to chatting with the sarpanch of the village, and enquired on the state of health of the villagers. I had started treating the people of the village a while back for their ailments, and was curious to know the general health issues faced by the farming community there. While in conversation, I asked him about the prevalence of cancer in the village, and to my surprise he said that he could not recollect even a single case of cancer in his village! This set me thinking!

In the past I have been treating mainly knee pain and back pain for these farmers, but never came across either any auto immune disorders, or cancers.
I started to explore what could be different in this farming community that there is not a single case of cancer in the last so many years. These villagers drink alcohol, smoke, chew tobacco, eat meat , just like most people in the city. They too do have their quota of stress, either financial, or emotional, just like the people in city. They drink whatever water comes in their hand unlike most city people who get treated water or bottled water.

Yes, the air they inhale is surely much cleaner and they do a lot more physical activity than most people in the city(but there are people doing regular exercise also who are affected with cancer).

This set me thinking as in what else apart from the pure air is different, and then, it stuck me that these people expose themselves to lot of sunlight and moonlight unlike the urban population. They toil in the sunlight through the day and they are mostly outdoors in the night, till they retire for the day. Is sunlight and moonlight the secret?

We do not hear of the animals in the forest falling sick or needing a doctor or a hospital, they eat and drink all sorts of things but they don’t fall sick. What is it that gives them so much immunity against unfiltered water and uncooked food ?Again is it sunlight and moonlight?

The scientific world knows of Vit D from the sun, but nothing significant from the moon. Not much money would be spent on this research as this is available free in the nature. So it’s likely that we could only identify Vit D that gets absorbed in the body from the sun. There could be so much more in the sun and moon rays that we may not have explored, but that which protects these farmers in villages and the animals in forests.

In the olden times the sun and the moon light would fall on the water bodies and the water would absorb the goodness and healing properties, and we would drink that water, but in today’s world neither are we drinking that water, nor are we getting any exposure to these healing rays! Most religions have a ritual where you pray to the sun and the moon. Our ancestors knew the importance of this exposure.

Human race, plants and animals were never meant to fall sick they were made with a self sufficient mechanism to take care of themselves. Nature had provided all that is necessary for it survival and protection.

Are we depriving our body of the most essential thing along with air and water, that is, the sun and moon light ?Is this the reason for our low immunity and the reason for us falling sick often?

As a doctor with 28 years of experience, I am convinced about this theory and I have started to catch up with my quota of early morning sunlight, and I take off to the farm on full moon night and I bask in the healing rays.

I have started to advice my patients about the importance of this exposure and am particularly instructing the kids to have their daily exposure , so that they grow up believing that their immunity is not compromised and it becomes a habit for them .

If all of you join me in spreading this to our family and kids we may be shaping a healthy future generation.

-Dr.Manoj Kuriakose