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 and type of your skin as well as how long you are in the sun. 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.
Most Favorable Option
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. Use ONLY mineral based sunscreens when absolutely necessary.
Least Favorable Option
Using sunscreen all the time. Sunscreen blocks your bodies ability to generate any vitamin D through chemical process assisted by the sun. This is why sunscreen should not be used every time you go out. Not only does it have a lot of chemicals in it, but it can make you vitamin deficient. There are easy natural ways of protecting your skin, why use chemicals that cause cancer and make you vitamin deficient? Try things like spending more time in the shade, wearing breathable cotton shirts and clothing, or even a hat. Mineral based sunscreens are a great last resort when you will need to be out in the sun for a while. They can be bought at health food stores.
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.
Sunscreen Accelerates Cancer
Research released by the Environmental Working Group, a Washington-based nonprofit, claims that nearly half of the 500 most popular sunscreen products may actually increase the speed at which malignant cancer cells develop. The main reason? They contain vitamin A and its derivatives, retinol and retinyl palmitate.
This isn’t a huge shock to the filed however. The FDA has known about the dangers of vitamin A in sunscreens since ordering a study 10 years ago. Unfortunately, they have done little about the results and haven’t said much to the public.
“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.
Even mainstream media is aware of the risks as AOL news reports other issues with sunscreens:
- 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.
Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen has reportedly “infuriated cancer experts” by describing sunscreen as “poison”.
According to the Daily Mail Bundchen refuses to use it on herself or her family because of the chemicals they contain.
“[Bundchen] made the comments at the launch of her own organic skin care range, which presumably doesn’t include sun care lotions.”
Bundchen is also controversial on a few other issues, regardless of being the highest paid supermodel in the world. She also has stated that it should be against the law for healthy mothers to give their baby infant formula full of sugar, and often soy.