Preface by TLB Staff Writer: Christopher Wyatt
The issue of sunscreen and the sun is a confusing one and I believe that it has been deliberately been made so. Obviously a lifetime of blistering sunburns is not good for anyone and it is common sense to wear protective clothing and seek shade when it is blistering hot outside. Many of the chemical sunscreens contain highly toxic chemicals such as Oxybenzone and Octinoxate which according to the EWG website are highly toxic for the environment, are hormone disruptors, and has been found in mother’s milk!
For those who don’t know EWG stands for Environmental Working Group and they keep a list of ingredients to watch out for! Other nasty ingredients that can be found in sunscreen are retinyl palmitate (a form of vitamin A) and Tocopheryl Acetate (a form of vitamin E) BOTH are known carcinogens when exposed to UV rays and yet they pop up in sunscreens that have the Skin Cancer Foundation seal of approval!!! I am not sure if this is pure ignorance on the subject or a deliberate plan to kill people!
As a person who has been personally impacted by skin cancer, I am not going to tell anyone to not wear sunscreen or to not avoid the sun! I am going to tell people to look for zinc oxide based sunscreens that contain zinc oxide and titanium oxide. I am also going to tell people to use the resources in the modern world to help them make informed decisions and to stay away from anything that seems to too good to be true! Check out the video at the end of the preface for some reasonably safe non chemical sunscreens.
Use Google to check out the health risk of any ingredients that might be added to your sunscreen as some of them might raise the risk of photosensitivity or might just be plain harmful to your skin! I am also going to tell people to wear a wide brimmed hat, sunglasses, and to protect their skin!
If you have a mole or a strange spot please go see a dermatologist! No, the medical community does not always get it right but there is a time and a place for conventional medicine! THIS WOULD BE ONE OF THOSE TIMES!!!
Lastly, it is good to eat a healthy diet one rich in antioxidants and to consider supplementing with vitamin C and with Nicotinamide (a form of B3). Once again nature proves that health comes from what is on the end of your fork!
Be safe, use common sense, and enjoy the warm weather! (CW)
Scientists Blow The Lid on Cancer & Sunscreen Myth
By Paul Fassa
According to a June 2014 article featured in The Independent (UK), a major study conducted by researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden found that women who avoid sunbathing during the summer are twice as likely to die as those who sunbathe every day.
The epidemiological study followed 30,000 women for over 20 years and “showed that mortality was about double in women who avoided sun exposure compared to the highest exposure group.”
Researchers concluded that the conventional dogma, which advises avoiding the sun at all costs and slathering on sunscreen to minimize sun exposure, is doing more harm than actual good.
That’s because overall sun avoidance combined with wearing sunscreen effectively blocks the body’s ability to produce vitamin D3 from the sun’s UVB rays, which is by far the best form of vitamin D.
In the USA, vitamin D deficiency is at epidemic levels. Ironically, vitamin D deficiency can lead to aggressive forms of skin cancer. A ground-breaking 2011 study published in Cancer Prevention Research suggests that optimal blood levels of vitamin D offers protection against sunburn and skin cancer.
Additionally, vitamin D protects the body from diseases like multiple sclerosis, rickets (in the young), tuberculosis, inflammatory bowel disease, type 1 diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus and Sjogren’s syndrome.
According to the Vitamin D Council, researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham recently reported that “lack of sun exposure may lead to cognitive decline over time.”
A dissident dermatologist
Bernard Ackerman, MD, (deceased 2008) was one of the world’s foremost authorities on the subject of skin cancer and the sun, sunscreens and melanoma skin cancer risks.
Below are Ackerman’s views excerpted from an article in The New York Times (July 20, 2004), titled “I BEG TO DIFFER; A Dermatologist Who’s Not Afraid to Sit on the Beach”:
The link between melanoma and sun exposure (dermatology’s dogma) is unproven.There’s no conclusive evidence that sunburns lead to cancer.There is no real proof that sunscreens protect against melanoma.There’s no proof that increased exposure to the sun increases the risk of melanoma.
A 2000 Swedish study concluded that higher rates of melanoma occurred in those who used sunscreen versus those who did not.
Sunscreens: Cancer-Causing Biohazards
Elizabeth Plourde, PhD, is a California-based scientist who authored the book Sunscreens – Biohazard: Treat as Hazardous Waste, which extensively documents the serious life-threatening dangers of sunscreens not only to people but to the environment as well.
Dr. Plourde provides proof that malignant melanoma and all other skin cancers increased significantly with ubiquitous sunscreen use over a 30-year period. She emphasizes that many sunscreens contain chemicals that are known carcinogens and endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDC).
Environmentally, she notes: “In areas where there has been much exposure to ED [endocrine disrupting] chemicals, coral and other sea populations have died off and the prevalence of dual-sexed fish has risen.”
Dr. Plourde’s research on mice and sunscreen exposure also showed increases in both pup and maternal mortality as well as reproductive issues in subsequent generations.
Additionally, the book documents how sunscreen chemicals have polluted our water sources including oceans, rivers and municipal drinking water. Worse yet, testing revealed that 97% of Americans have sunscreen chemicals in their blood!
Dr. Plourde’s book also has a chapter on the importance of vitamin D3 to health, and she posits that the widespread vitamin D3 deficiency is linked to overuse of sunscreen combined with sun avoidance in general.
[Editor’s note: Click here to read more about how sunlight prevents many deadly internal types of cancer]
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