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I found that skin color has got something to do with breatharianism. First a definition. First of all, we know that the color of our skin varies between people from different parts of the world. European people and their descendants generally have light colored skin, especially in the Nordic countries. By the Mediterranian, in north of Africa and India as well as other parts of Asia, people have darker brown skin color. African people have dark skin color... So we have the genetic differences, which I am not referring to on this page. We also have the fact that European people and descendants can tan themselves artificially.
What I will discuss here, is the fact that sunlight and health affects people's skincolor. I can not speak of people other than north European, as I am one myself and familiar with the changes/adaptations of our skincolor. There is some sort of puzzle here about skin color that I will try to clear out. I would say that I'm "on to something".
North European people's skin color
Us north European people are generally a light skin color. Especially people from Finland and perhaps Russia and Baltic countries as well, many of whom are nearly white in skin color. I fall into this category, of the whitest palest people. ;) But now I am glad, as it has given me the opportunity to notice that certain things affect skin color, and that there is a connection to breatharianism!
It's a fact that us north European people, if we don't take good care of ourselves, become I'd say completely white in skin color. This happens to individuals who have bad eating habits with little nutrition, who don't exercise or get out much, or who get sick or have gotten old. A person can pretty much get pale with only one of the above 'unfortunate occurences'. Let's take a closer look on the things that make a person extra pale:
Food poor of nutrition: I know several of these people who mainly eat some cooked carbohydrate along with meat. No vegetables. Never any fruit. Hardly even juice. They mainly eat take-out food, frozen dinners or boil some pasta. I don't like to categorize or generalize, but there are plenty of 'these people'. Not only is their food devoid of nutrients, it is also fiberless and difficult for the body to deal with. People who eat like this do usually go pale.
People who don't exercise: Or, people who simply don't use their body much. Maybe they even have office jobs and sit all day. Don't walk much on their way to and from work. Spend their evening in front of the TV. Usually, in fact, the same people as above.
Sickness: If a person gets sick, a severe cold, fever, or something worse, they tend to get pale.
Age: Most, if not almost all, elder people in northern Europe are pale, whereas younger persons tend to have a so called 'healthier skin tone'. Although, there are a number of older people who do have a healthy skin color.
I'd say that the above four things each contribute to making a person pale. It's not based on guessing, I've observed people all my life, and there are probably lots of science papers backing me up too. And often a person suffers from more than just one of the above things that make them pale. But of course... there are always those who make exceptions to any rules.
What makes north Europeans tan?
But don't get the impression that north Europeans and descendants are a bunch of pale people all together, as we're not. I would generally say that people who eat a balanced diet (which consists of nutritious foods at least now and then), do get out more, do exercise or move around, and are healthy as well as younger, have a light to tan skin color. A so called healthy skin color. I am not an expert, but right now wish I were as I'm on to something... but I'd say that the following contribute into making a person more tan:
* Fresh air
What made me wonder
One day I meditated on manifesting all needed nutrients and reaching the perfect healthy bodily state. Wow, I immediately did feel something, it felt wonderful, refreshing, almost like after having been on a run or been at the gym. OK, that's that, I thought and carried on with my evening as usual. An hour or so had passed, and I walked past a mirror and saw my reflection. I was shocked, at first I didn't recognize the person looking back at me and it took a while to realize that it was me and no one else. I was completely tan. More than tan, I was dark brown.
Could that be? I didn't believe it. I hurried to a larger mirror in a brighter lighted room, that showed the same dark brown me. I don't know for how long I stared, perhaps I was waiting for me to snap out of this "dream". I had gotten tan all over, even on parts of the body which aren't exposed to sunlight. This lasted until I begun eating again. I'm excited to see if it happens again when I try the nutrient manifesting meditation again! The tan was a surprise I was not ready for!
As a little girl, I had the healthy tanned skin color, but as I grew older and got into my teens I had become quite pale. (I of course have a theory as to why I got pale.) Most people would say I was white. It was so bad that when I met a person for the first time, the first thing they would tell me was that I was pale, or ask me why I was so pale. Of course I perceived it as a problem, and did all I could think of to get tan. No way of eating, not even health foods or carrot juice and not tanning or tanning lotion worked. And so I was pale until I found breatharianism and discovered a pleasant 'side effect': the tanning effect. Being tuned in to breatharianism, although still eating, slowly gave me a slight healthy skin color. But when I gave breatharianism a real try, it made me dark brown.
I will confess that all my longing for a dark skin color is gone now. Being a very dark brown color didn't look pretty what so ever on me. Ha ha, blonde hair, greyblue eyes and being used to being pale, and there I was, absolutely dark - dark - brown. It's a funny, and true, story. :)
The connection to breatharianism
I believe that skin color is related to breatharianism. What clues do we have? Nutritious food makes us tan, sun makes us tan, and exercise and fresh air makes us tan. Each of which provide us with nutrition. The lack of nutrition - if we don't get nutritious food, sunlight, exercise or fresh air - makes us pale. I'd say it's got to do with sunlight. A pale person requires nutrition, and so has a light skin color which lets in more sunlight. But as we are healthy and nourished, our body isn't asking for nutrients, and so we become tan and less sunlight passes through. The fact that sunlight itself makes us tan, and the fact that sunlight produces vitamin D, suggests that sunlight creates other forms of nutrition as well.
Note that this shouldn't mean that African people and descendants as well as other people who are genetically darker in skin color would be a more 'healthy' people. As they are not, and suffer from the same diseases of Western eating habits as us Europeans and descendants do. Right? I'd say that it's just a case of them genetically getting a darker skin color. What it means to their nutrient intake from sunlight, I do not know. As I said, I can only speak for us north Europeans. I'd love to find out though.
The danger of artificial tanning
If my theory is correct, getting an artificial tan would be harmful. If a person is in need of nutrients, and thus is pale, gets an artificial tan, the required sunlight would be unable to pass through and not be able to produce the required nutrients.
Tan update: May 12 I decided to give breatharianism a try again, and felt a connection to both light and prana. Within a few hours I went completely tan again, like the last time. I was as surprised as the first time this happened.