Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Sunshine Cleaning

Contrary to public opinion, a moderate amount of sunshine can be bloody good for you.
Sunshine lowers cholesterol, lowers blood pressure, disinfects and heals wounds, improves the immune system,kills bad bacteria and improves depression
It also cleans and deodorises cottage carpets , once they have been scrubbed  within an inch of their lives
In the 1950s and 1960s  thousands of sickly children were often given weekly " sunlight" treatments in order to be healed from anything from skin disorders to respiratory problems. Skin cancer was never considered.....sunlight healed all..or so it was thought 




25 comments:

  1. It has some wonderful benefits for sure.

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  2. You little scrubber you ;)

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  3. I am a believer in sunshine. I skip the sunscreen for short periods of time. I'm on 800,000 mg of vitamin D. Seems like there is something wrong with that when I could sit in the sun for 20 minutes. Doh.

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  4. These carpets will LOVE YOU forever John! Now they can breathe!
    I did the same thing last week with a slew of hooked rugs we had stored in the basement for years....now they LOVE ME! I really think so......

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  5. vitamin D deficiency is a big factor in breast & skin cancer so i try to catch a few rays and forget the prevailing wisdom.

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  6. yep, moderate sunshine is good for ya.

    baking all day without sunscreen sets you up for serious skin cancer (one of my friends in his 70s is having this problem now).

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  7. That's why love even Third-world Africa. Sunshine all day and most of the year. I can just smell the freshness emanating from your carpets; waiting to be rolled and slept on by your chillen. xx

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  8. Just make sure Winnies' arse doesn't get any where near them lol!
    Many moons ago when I was on my 1st ward, we had to push the beds out onto the lawn, with the patients bottoms painted with egg white and expose them (pressure wounds etc) to the sunshine, we used portable screens of course to save them embarrassement! Unfortunately, occasionally they were not positioned well enough to screen them from the hourly train passing by.......I hasten to add, that never happened on my shift!

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  9. Have you ever put your carpets out onto the snow? apparently that works quite well unless it's actually snowing....

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  10. Whenever I see Muslim women (especially) out in long robes, sometimes with face partially, or even entirely, covered, I can't help wondering what detrimental effects they are inviting. Still, as long as it's THEIR own decision, who are we to argue, right?

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    1. Maybe it's not their decision.

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  11. You sound like Pathe News. I read it in that voice.

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  12. nice carpets - I know not the point of the post but I really like them

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  13. I adore that little piggy in goggles.

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  14. All I can think is that woman is up to no good with that little pig, if they both need goggles.

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  15. When I was young, nobody said anything about limiting exposure to the sun or wearing sunglasses or sunblock, and summers were hotter, yet I don't recall any epidemics of skin cancer. How come?

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    1. people at more fresh food which supplied more antioxidants to offset the effects of the sun

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    2. The earth's protective ozone layer has thinned a bunch since then. More of the high-risk UV rays are getting through now.

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    3. Thanks, you two!

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  16. I do love being out in the sun (not subathing, just being outside.) It's hard for me to think of it as the enemy now. I do avoid the mid-day sun, and slather on the sunscreen. Sigh.

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  17. I'm really struggling in this heat...
    hope this link works - babies in the 30's living in flats put out to get sunshine to ward off Rickets ( Rickets has come back with children not playing outside enough )
    https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Image+of+children+in+flats+getting+sunshine&espv=2&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=77LQU4KEPY6M7Aayo4DwDw&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ&biw=1366&bih=667#facrc=_&imgdii=_&imgrc=4mvbrcNEDk31zM%253A%3BnMxCyps7pl7iYM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fi.imgur.com%252FL1aQWR8.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.reddit.com%252Fr%252FHistoryPorn%252Fcomments%252F1vlxpp%252Fa_child_in_a_baby_cage_used_to_ensure_children%252F%3B605%3B781

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  18. Doesn't sunshine help prevent rickets? I think I read it in a couple of books.

    Love,
    Janie

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  19. I love the fact that you put out your carpets. My grandmother used to drape hers over a clothesline and beat them (I don't know if it was in the sun). Aren't bed sheets dried in the sun wonderful?

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  20. I don't entertain carpets (wooden floor) though do have two rugs. There is something oddly satisfying to slap life and dust out of them - just like in the olden days - with that implement, can't remember what it's called.

    I agree with you about the sun. However. Yes, the dreaded however. I have taken great care of my skin all my life time which is part of the reason people think me a decade younger than I am. Though, you may ask, what purpose that serves. I don't know, John.

    And then, a few years ago, my so beloved skin went on strike. GP sent me to dermatologist. Dermatologist (Professor) suggested light therapy. LIGHT therapy? Didn't that rather defeat the object of previous years? Told him I'd think about it. I thought about it for long enough for my skin to return to its former beauty on its own steam.

    May the sun kiss you,
    U

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  21. Oh, yes, the sun's marvellous. I've put throw rugs on the line and used a rug beater to get the dust out of them. At other times, i washed them and let them dry on the line.

    It doesn't take long for me to get my vitamin D fix on a sunny summer's day, about 5 minutes. Really. In winter, it's a different story, and i supplement with a liquid vitamin D3.

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