This was brought up recently and I thought it would be a good idea to share as it is soo commonly misunderstood and what perfect timing with the warmer weather coming up.
Myth 1: The sun causes cancer.
The sun has never ever been linked to solely causing skin cancer. This myth was brought forward by the sunscreen industry, dermatologists and the cancer industry. (Note: Cancer industry is a very big industry, hence why they don’t reveal the cure and use all donation money for other things)
So if I don’t use sunscreen then what?
Your skin may burn. I say may because not everyone’s skin will burn. It depends on the health of your skin. If you are deficient in antioxidants and vitamin B, you are much more likely to get a sun burn as your skin is not healthy enough to take in the UV rays properly. Those with darker skin are able to have their skin act as a built in sunscreen which means they will have a much harder time getting burnt.
Get your body well maintained with proper high quality nutrients, specifically vitamin B and antioxidants. Most diets contain eating a lot of acidic foods, fried-meats, heavy dairy products, fast foods and acidic pop. This is a perfect reason as to why many people will get burned in the sun. Their diets don’t contain healthy foods and their skin isn’t nutrient dense enough.
Using sunscreen. Sunscreen blocks your bodies ability to generate any vitamin D from the sun. This is why sunscreen is BAD. Not only does it have a boatload of chemicals in it, but it make you vitamin deficient. There are easy natural ways of protecting your skin, why use chemicals that cause cancer and make you vitamin deficient?
Vitamin D is a very important nutrient to have proper amounts of in your body as it is responsible for the decrease on 4 out of 5 cancers of every kind as well as many other diseases when levels are properly maintained in the body.
The article below is from Mercola.com
Researchers at the Environmental Working Group, a Washington-based nonprofit, released their annual report claiming nearly half of the 500 most popular sunscreen products may actually increase the speed at which malignant cells develop and spread skin cancer because they contain vitamin A and its derivatives, retinol and retinyl palmitate.
Furthermore, the FDA has known about the dangers of vitamin A in sunscreens since ordering a study 10 years ago, but has done nothing to alert the public of the dangers.
“Retinyl palmitate was selected by (FDA’s) Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition for photo-toxicity and photocarcinogenicity testing based on the increasingly widespread use of this compound in cosmetic retail products for use on sun-exposed skin,” said an October 2000 report by the National Toxicology Program.
According to AOL news, other problems with sunscreens include:
- The use of the hormone-disrupting chemical oxybenzone, which penetrates the skin and enters the bloodstream.
- Overstated claims about performance.
- The lack of needed regulations and oversight by the Food and Drug Administration.
Also, be careful where you discuss the danger involved with sunscreens. Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen has reportedly “infuriated cancer experts” by describing sunscreen as “poison”.
Bundchen refuses to use it on herself or her family because of the chemicals they contain. According to the Daily Mail:
“[Bundchen] made the comments at the launch of her own organic skin care range, which presumably doesn’t include sun care lotions.”
Bundchen, incidentally, is currently the highest paid supermodel in the world. She also has said that it should be against the law for healthy mothers to give their baby infant formula full of sugar, and often soy.