Sloppy Science Harms Sun's Role In Health
As reported by Paul Fassa 12/11 (NaturalNews.com) Sunshine Helps Prevent Skin Cancer While Sunscreens Promote It
There are three types of skin cancer - of which melanoma is the most dangerous
and potentially lethal because it can metastasize into other body parts. The
other two non-melanoma types, squamous cell carcinoma and basal cell carcinoma,
are treatable and not as threatening or able to metastasize as melanoma.
Most skin cancer cases are of the basal cell carcinoma type, which can destroy
surrounding tissue and disfigure facial skin areas if unchecked. It is
advisable to check with a dermatologist if you have any unusual new moles or
sores that won't heal anywhere on your skin. Skin biopsies are easy to perform.
Mainstream medicine blames the sun for all three types, and recommends sun
screen lotions to block sun exposure. But one should take their sloppy science
of prevention with several grains of salt. Just about any dermatologist still
holds to the myth that you need to avoid direct sunlight or lather your body
with sunscreen to avoid skin cancer. Recently, the opposite has been determined
to be true in both cases.
There are two basic types of ultra-violet (UV) rays from the sun that affect us:
UVA and UVB. Ultra-violet A (UVA) rays have little or no benefit, and can cause
some skin damage that initially shows as sunburn and eventually dries and ages
the skin. UVA rays are steady throughout the day. Most sunscreens do not block
harmful UVA rays. But most of them contain toxic and carcinogenic ingredients.
Natural lotions and many European sunscreens are more beneficial and less toxic.
This requires some serious label reading. Simply using coconut oil, sunflower
oil, jojoba (hoHOba) oil, eucalyptus oil, or shea butter is easier for
preventing sun burn if you're concerned. Glass windows and windshields do not
filter out UVA rays. But they do manage to block UVB rays. UVB rays are
involved with the beginning of a body's vitamin D3 production. And UVB rays
peak during mid-day and are strongest during summers and nearer the equator.
They are not the same throughout the day as UVA rays are.
Sloppy science says you must deprive yourself of sun bestowing vitamin D3 that
helps to prevent cancer and boost the immune system while slathering your body
with carcinogenic sunscreens that don't even block UVA rays. Makes no sense,
does it? Actually, those two medical suggestions have probably caused more skin
cancer. Over the past few decades, skin cancer cases, especially melanoma, have
risen dramatically. And it was a few decades ago that the sun-skin cancer links
were made. This made selling sun screen lotions easy with no research on their
harmful ingredients or inability to deflect UVA rays. That's not unusual for
It's wise to pull out of the sun if your fair skin gets pink to avoid sunburn.
As you tan, your sun exposure endurance increases. And don't worry about
vitamin D3 toxicity from sunlight. It's almost impossible. As your D3 blood
level increases, the body simply produces less regardless of the sun exposure
time. There are many overly tanned skinned retirees (who golf often and play
lots of tennis), who can attest to their sun soaked boundless energy and good
health. Many consider 8,000 to 10,000 iu (international unit) dosages safe for
almost everyone, though it's wise to test D3 blood serum levels. Sometimes more
is used under short term dire conditions, up to 50,000 ius, without toxicity.
Paul Fassa is dedicated to warning others about the current corruption of food
and medicine and guiding others toward a direction for better health with no
restrictions on health freedom. You can visit his blog at
From The Daily Dose WC Douglass, M.D. "The Douglass Report" How Sunscreen Shuts
Down Your Natural Defenses
It's the "cover-up" that's finally being exposed to the light: Not only will
sunscreens NOT protect you from cancer, they'll actually CAUSE the very disease
they're supposed to prevent!
I've warned you before about all the ways these toxic creams can wreck your skin
and ruin your life -- and now, you can add one more to the list: Sunscreens can
shut down the body's natural defenses against the UV rays in sunlight.
New research finds for the first time that your skin cells are loaded with light
receptors -- essentially tiny eyes that detect and respond to sunlight. When
they pick up on the UV rays that come from the sun, these receptors signal the
body to produce the natural melanin that blocks the most damaging wavelengths.
You don't need sunscreen when your body makes its own protection -- but when
you slather a chemical ointment all over your skin, you blind those tiny
eyes... and they're never able to signal the start of melanin production.
No wonder people who use sunscreens have a HIGHER risk of skin cancer!
Naturally, the mainstream still can't figure it out: At least one news report
on the new discovery contained a list of "tips for sun safety" which included
-- no joke -- "use suncream." Even the researchers behind the study say they
hope their work will lead to new and better sunscreens.
Talk about missing the point! There's just one "tip for sun safety" you need to
know: The sun is safe... sunscreens are not. As I've told you before, many of
these noxious creams contain chemicals that your own government admits can
cause cancer. And the idea that you need to "block" or even "screen" the sun is
crazy on the face of it -- because your body NEEDS that sunlight to make the
essential vitamin D used by everything from your bones to your brains.