Sunscreen Ingredient Linked To Endometriosis
As reported by NaturalNews.com (5/12) by Randall Neustaedter OMD Commercial Sunscreens Are A Danger To Your Health:
A recent study has shown that a potent sunscreen ingredient, oxybenzone, may be
a cause of endometriosis. This condition occurs when uterine tissue grows in
abnormal sites in the abdomen and causes severe pain. Women are usually
diagnosed because of severe cramping during their periods. In this study of 600
women, those with the highest levels of a form of oxybenzone in their urine had
a 65 percent increased risk of endometriosis. Oxybenzone, like bisphenol-A
(BPA), is a chemical that mimics estrogen. And endometriosis growth is fed by
This study should be another warning sign that oxybenzone should not be put on
the skin. The highest levels of oxybenzone in the urine of women in this study
occurred in the months of July and August, proof that the sunscreen ingredient
is readily absorbed into the bloodstream.
Exposure to sunlight promotes good health. The more sun exposure we get, the
better our bodies function. Preventing sunburn during the hottest part of the
day is a good idea. Sunburn damages the skin. But with all of the evidence that
sunlight is beneficial in the prevention of cancer and heart disease,
maintaining a strong immune system, and building bones, no one should be using
sunscreens on a routine or daily basis.
This study provides further evidence that commercial sunscreens that contain
cancer-causing and estrogenic chemicals should never be used. Sunscreens with
oxybenzone, methoxycinnamate, and PABA are dangerous. The only proven safe
sunscreen ingredient is zinc oxide.
Dr. Randall Neustaedter, OMD, has practiced and taught holistic medicine for
more than thirty years in the San Francisco Bay area, specializing in child
health care. He is a licensed acupuncturist and doctor of Chinese medicine,
author of The Holistic Baby Guide, Child Health Guide and The Vaccine Guide.
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Scientists Reversing Views On Skin Cancer
As reported by Tara Green NaturalNews.com 5/11 Scientists Reverse Stance On Sun And Cancer: Now They Admit Sunlight Can Prevent
Skin Cancer -
Since the 1980s, physicians and cancer groups have regularly warned the public
against the potential health dangers of direct sunlight on skin. As a result,
many people have stayed out of the sunlight completely, covered their limbs
even in warm weather or slathered themselves with UV protection products, all
in the interest of lowering their risk of melanomas. However, more recent
findings indicate that this kind of nearly vampiric avoidance of the sun may
not benefit your cancer odds after all.
A 2009 study by a group of Leeds University researchers found that higher levels
of Vitamin D were linked to improved skin cancer survival odds. Other studies
have found that Vitamin D has a connection to a strong immune response in the
body. In fact, Vitamin D may hasten the death of tumor cells.
Unfortunately, most people have low levels of Vitamin D, leaving them at higher
risk for a host of diseases including breast cancer, prostate cancer, bowel
cancer, cervical cancer, rickets and osteoporosis. (For more in-depth
information on this, see this report: http://www.naturalnews.com/rr-sunli...)
"It's common for the general public to have low levels of vitamin D in many
countries," said Professor Julia Newton Bishop of the Leeds Institute of
Molecular Medicine and author of the Leeds study. "Melanoma patients tend to
avoid the sun as sunburn is known to increase the risk of melanoma. We use
sunshine to make vitamin D in the skin, so melanoma patients' levels of vitamin
D may be especially low." Bishop also noted that people can get more Vitamin D
through dietary sources such as fatty fish. She points out that balance is key,
as extremely high levels of Vitamin D can have a negative effect on health.
The mainstream media continues to run stories every summer warning people
against the sun even two years after the Leeds study. While hours of sunbathing
may be risky behavior for your long-term health, receiving a moderate amount of
sunlight while out gardening or walking is actually as good for you as eating a
low-fat diet and engaging in regular exercise. In fact, laying off the
sunscreen may help you not only absorb sunshine into your skin to help fight
tumors, but also helps you avoid the chemicals in most commercial sun blocking
products. Some studies have indicated that these chemicals can actually
generate harmful free radicals in the body.