Just what role does sunlight play in our health? While most of us can agree that yes, sunlight is useful because our bodies need Vitamin D, the truth is that there are actually far more reasons why sunlight is not just important for maintaining our health, but essential. It’s not an exaggeration to say that natural sunlight – unlike the artificial light that we find in tanning beds – is a cure for an incredible array of ailments. But how can we distinguish good sunlight from bad, and what steps can we take to ensure that we receive the sunlight we need when we need it? The answer is an enlightening one.