Sunscreen Can Accelerate Cancer and Block Vitamin D Generation


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When the sun is out we often turn to sunscreen as a means to protect ourselves. While this can be helpful, it is important to think about when to use sunscreen and what types to use.

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. Limit your exposure in the sun and wear cotton clothing as it can help protect you from getting too much sun. Use ONLY mineral based sunscreens when absolutely necessary. Check health food stores for these types of sunscreens. They work just as well and do not contain the same harmful chemicals.

Least Favorable Option
Using sunscreen all the time. Sunscreen blocks your body’s ability to generate 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 contain harmful chemicals, but it can make you vitamin deficient. There are easy natural ways of protecting your skin, why use chemicals that have been linked to cancer and make you vitamin deficient?

Vitamin D
Vitamin D is a very important nutrient and having proper levels of vitamin D in your body has been found to be responsible for the decrease of 4 out of 5 cancers of every kind as well as other diseases.

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.

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.

It is beneficial to read your sunscreen bottle and determine if any of the following chemicals are found, if so, it may not be the best product to use.

  1. Para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA), including octyl-dimethyl PABA
  2. Benzophenones, especially benzophenone-3
  3. Cinnamates, namely octyl-methoxycinnamate (OMC)
  4. Homosalate
  5. 4-methyl-benzylidene camphor (4-MBC)

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.

Sources:

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-04-sunscreen-vitamin-d-deficiency.html
http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/pick-your-poison-%E2%80%93-sunscreens-vs-sunburns-1


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  1. Joey

    We have a great website here. This article is spot on. Just ask your body how it feels about certain things and listen to the answers.

    The tricky part might be to put yourselves in the shoes of others. It must be the case that a part of me wishes to brutally (think of the horror involved with chemo) mass murder millions of people with a slow sunscreen induced death. Cancer is a billion dollar industry, and my ego-self loves money and creating separation so that I may feel safer because I feel afraid that I am going to die.

    As an ego, I want only to kill everything that is a threat to me… and since I live in fear, everything is a threat.

    As I step beyond my ego and my fears – who needs them anyway right? – I’m finding that the world can be a lot more peaceful and can flow with energy, I can knowingly create my reality bubble.

    I also wanted to note some of the commenter’s on the site that seem to be upset with the idea that they are responsible for everything. Its not just a collective, its YOU. There are many many collectives and some are dark and others are light.

    We are in between the polarity. I am.

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  2. This reticle is loaded with garbage. I live in Australia, we have the worlds highest rate of skin cancer. Why? Because we get a shitload of sun here, and we’re basically all white Europeans.. Within a beach culture. By your reasoning china or England would have similar rates, but no, they aren’t exposed to the sun (in relation to it’s proximity to the equator) half as much as we are. During the summer solstice some parts of Australia are closer to the sun than Indonesian countries. And the I suppose you would bring up the argument that we also wear more sunscreen than other countries. But skin cancer rates in Australia have been declining since the use of more effective sunscreens. These articles are generally really biased and seem to be widely presumptuous based on small sets of data and citation. It’s disappointing really.
    Sorry if that seems harsh guys I know you’re trying.

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    • Jax

      Totally agree Luke!

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    • ba ba ba really you have no idea you people should leave this planet and live on the moon and may be you mighten get brain washed so much

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    • What about the possibility that the cause of a melanomas, is a nuclear radioactive particulate in the air ? One small toxic particle lands on our skin and reacts with the sun and our skin. Thousands of nuclear detonations have taken place across the world, in the past near on 70 years, and we are clouded in the stuff. This never gets discussed.

      Do you also know what is in sunscreen ? Have you looked at the ingredient list ? Do you know about heavy metals and nano particles ? Who is presenting the figures on skin cancer ? Who owns the sunscreen companies ? And the media ?

      What about an idea that we are placed on this planet fully equipped, an incredible machine that needs only the cleanest of fuel, that the planet naturally provides, with a sun that fuels the planet, and also ourselves. Would that be logical, being that we seem to have found ourselves within a system (nature) that seems to run amazingly smoothly, until we get in the way. Have you ever heard of sun gazing ?

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    • Bill

      I used to burn even though I used sunscreen. Now I don’t use sunscreen much and don’t burn at all. Instead I tan. Why? I gave up industrial vegetable and seed oils and replaced it with virgin coconut oil, unrefined red palm oil and grass-fed beef lard. I gave up sugar. I gave up grains. I normalized Vitamin D levels with a supplement. I take Astaxanthin and Omega 3 supplements. I eat grass-fed beef in moderate portions. Sure, I will put a bit of sunscreen on around the eyes, nose and ears when I am going to be exposed for a long time. The sun certainly weathers the skins but I am not slavish to using sunscreen like I used to be nor need I be. Is sun exposure linked to skin cancer. Sure. But it isn’t the whole story.

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    • It’s good to question everything you read Luke. And you make lots of valid points. This is not only about the chemicals used in the sunscreens, it’s also about what you put inside your body that gets into your skin.The foods we eat nowadays are full of unnatural additives, preservatives and toxins, The cosmetics we put on our skin gets absorbed into our blood stream and one needs a pharmaceutical degree to understand what’s in the ingredients. I would definitely not call this garbage and this is not suggesting for you to just go and lay on the sun all day. It’s important how you translate correctly what is said above.
      Open your mind and use your common sense…Who can gain/loose from this information being true..Joe or Big Pharma, Cancer related institutions, cosmetics industry…? Is skin cancer really in decline in Australia, who published the results and what are the quoted reasons in the decline…who says it, who can profit from it (is it the three industries I just named earlier.. or some independent institutions). You and I can agree on one thing I hope…it’s all about money and companies would do anything to get the moneys from us. Just ask yourself a few more questions, do a bit more research before you make a radical conclusion..

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    • Marie

      I wonder how many of you white Europeans use sunscreen….. er maybe that’s why Australia has the worlds highest incidence of skin cancer…… because you all use sunscreen???

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    • Lisa

      What proof do you have that rates of skin cancer decreased upon Sunscreen use? Or maybe its the Better, Holistic health improved in people over the last few years that made them better in fighting off the disease. More and more people are becoming aware of what nutrients they consume from their food or supplements; that would assist the antioxidents and vitamins in helping to fight off cancer.
      Im Against using sunscreen. Im European, and not needing to use sunscreen. I travelled often to countries in Singapore and Panama in their hot/summer times. Near the Equator and did not need to use protection on my skin. I do eat very healthy; i am a Vegan and feel I get Alot of antioxidents/nutrients and vitamins from food and supplements. Those that do need sunscreen, there are many brands Organicly formulated for use. Without all the crazy chemicals. Our skin is the Biggest pore we have..taking in all things we Put on it.

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      • vera

        I live in Australia and have very white skin. Here I burn, but travelling to Thailand near the equator, and in Europe I never needed sunscreen…never burned there at all, even spending hours in the sun in the middle of the day. Here we are much closer to the ozone hole than you guys, and that is a known fact. New Zealand is even closer than we are and while I lived there I really had to be even more careful. Did you know that in New Zealand in Summer they actually have estimated ‘burn time’ as part of the evening weather report since the UV index is so high. It is often less than 10 minutes. So Lisa, try coming to Australia and New Zealand and see how long you last in Summer without burning. I think you might find yourself in for a very rude shock if you do

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        • Bevan

          I agree with Vera, the rest of you are all idiots.Yes sunscreen is full of chemicals which is bad, yes sunscreen deprives you of vitamin D.But can all you north american , head up your own ass idiots start looking at the rest of the globe in relation to this. Yes in New Zealand in summer as a part of our weather report we give a burn time due to the ozone hole, usually between 7-15 mins.
          Sunscreen or not we lose, due to the environment caused by your countries pollution.
          Stick that in your pipe and smoke it.
          I have lived in Canada, and in the UK for many years and have not needed sun protection and have not burnt my skin at all.
          Moved home to New Zealand and got burnt in the first 10 mins. Badly!
          Its to the point that at the highest peak of the summer when the ozone hole is at its worst , you contemplate not being outside between 12 pm – 3 pm on sunny days just to avoid sunburn.
          Chemicals or not some of us in the world don’t have a choice.
          WAKE UP!!

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        • Pfarthing6

          The sun down under is waaaaay different than any other place I’ve been, far more intense, and totally easy to burn. You’re right, folks who haven’t experienced it don’t understand it.

          But, there’s more ways to deal with that then just sunblock. A long shirt, a wide brimmed hat, etc.

          The other thing is, you guys get a lot more UV too. UV is what is associated with causing skin cancer, not just any old sunlight. And there’s different kinds of UV and the skin can tolerate different levels of UV.

          Unfortunately, though well meaning and perhaps thought provoking, just isn’t technical enough to be of much value to people. More like it’s simplistic overtures are all too misleading.

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    • kim

      Thank u Luke…I agree

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      • @Kim “Thank u Luke …I agree.” What research did you do to agree with Luke?…Did you know that the Worldwide stats on skin cancers put Australia 10th yes 10th in the list of death from skin cancer.
        Ask yourself this. How much programming have you had from the media and corporations in your lives telling you to wear sun screen? Have you noted that each year that tube of factor x gets smaller and the price gets bigger. We are all being suckered!
        The highest incidences of skin cancer have occured in countries where the use of chemical sunscreens containing benzophenone and oxybenzone have been promoted the most.
        Think and do some research before you pontificate people…..wake up!

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        • Jennifer

          http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/cancer-info/cancerstats/types/skin/incidence/uk-skin-cancer-incidence-statistics#world

          These statistics show that Australia has the world’s highest incidence of skin cancer. perhaps it has a lower rate of death by skin cancer because it has very active and thorough public health campaigns about skin cancer and a good public and universal health program. Skin cancers found and treated early have a very good cure rate.

          Saying that rate of sunburn is relative to health of skin is pure nonsense. People with whiter skin burn more easily due to a lack of melanin. Melanin offers protection from the sun’s rays.

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          • soosie dodd

            Jennifer,

            I just put this comment to Susan:

            If you read the article again you will see that it is not just a case of not using sunscreen but also feeding your body the right nutrients & antioxidants so that your skin is healthy & can protect itself. I am fair skinned & have burned & used sun screens for many years, but over the last year or so I have been following a raw animal free diet, cutting out all processed flours, dairy & sugars – consuming fruit, vegetables & seeds/nuts/legumes & I promise you that my skin no longer burns & my colour has changed from a white, blotchy to a wonderful & healthy golden……. I also do alot of excercise, drink plenty of water & breathe well, hydrating & oxygenating my cells well. This has made me realise that it is what we do & all the toxins we put in & on our bodies that is causing the trouble….. I no longer lie out for hours to get a tan, I don’t need to, so I avoid the strongest sunlight hours using shade or clothing – I just use common sense now & I am healthier than most people I know!! I no longer have to take medicines, I no longer get headaches, colds, aches & pains or cold soresI am sorry that you have been ill but if you investigate on line & check out the Gerson Therapy for example you will see!! We live in a world ruled by greed & those in power need us to be dependant & sick so that we consume all the products they need to sell us……….. from over processed, nutrient lacking foods to pharmaceuticals to treat all the symptoms caused by our consumer oriented lifestyle. Wishing you health & happiness & frredom from all the fears that we are fed daily via Doctors, TV, press & mindset of the general public.

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        • Susan

          Funny, I never wore sunscreen and I got melanoma.

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          • soosie dodd

            Susan,

            If you read the article again you will see that it is not just a case of not using sunscreen but also feeding your body the right nutrients & antioxidants so that your skin is healthy & can protect itself. I am fair skinned & have burned & used sun screens for many years, but over the last year or so I have been following a raw animal free diet, cutting out all processed flours, dairy & sugars – consuming fruit, vegetables & seeds/nuts/legumes & I promise you that my skin no longer burns & my colour has changed from a white, blotchy to a wonderful & healthy golden……. I also do alot of excercise, drink plenty of water & breathe well, hydrating & oxygenating my cells well. This has made me realise that it is what we do & all the toxins we put in & on our bodies that is causing the trouble….. I no longer lie out for hours to get a tan, I don’t need to, so I avoid the strongest sunlight hours using shade or clothing – I just use common sense now & I am healthier than most people I know!! I no longer have to take medicines, I no longer get headaches, colds, aches & pains or cold soresI am sorry that you have been ill but if you investigate on line & check out the Gerson Therapy for example you will see!! We live in a world ruled by greed & those in power need us to be dependant & sick so that we consume all the products they need to sell us……….. from over processed, nutrient lacking foods to pharmaceuticals to treat all the symptoms caused by our consumer oriented lifestyle. Wishing you health & happiness & frredom from all the fears that we are fed daily via Doctors, TV, press & mindset of the general public.

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  3. sonia franco

    You know guys ….lecture yourselves ……

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  4. Jakob Altman

    So me being a very pale red head, what am I supposed to do to go out into the sun in a place like Colorado. Which is where the sun is extremely strong because of the elevation, thin atmosphere due to dry climate. Do I just not go outside? I start to burn after 20 min of being in the sun. Anyone have any ideas? Solutions? This article said that sunscreen is bad for you but didn’t give a lot of alternatives besides ingesting more vitamins and antioxidants, please enlighten me.

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    • john bates

      cover up with light loose clothing. It’s what we all did before sunscreens were invented. We didn’t all die of cancer (yet)

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    • Ted

      In full summer sun you shouldn’t be in it for longer than 20 minutes. The best sun to expose your skin to is early in the morning, a half hour is all you need. Wear a hat and long sleeves the rest of the day, or go to a health food store and buy a natural sunscreen without all the nasties. Yes it will cost you more, but which is more important, a fat wallet and some flashy things or your health?

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    • I ‘m a red head too…I live in Australia and burn very easily. I make my own natural sunscreen, it’s fantastic and very safe without all the nasty chemicals in it.

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      • saige

        Would you please share your recipe for natural sunscreen?

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    • kaylyn Valentine

      You red heads have to wear long sleeves and hats… it healthier. Also Vitamin E and B complex with paba will help stop burning. My daughter did this all summer long at an outside job building trails in the mountains… She’s very proud of her “Goth” white skin and she kept it in a record hot summer.

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  5. Jakob Altman

    The sun does not love me like its darker children, there is some abuse in this family based on skin color.

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  6. Jakob, there are healthy alternative sunscreens available. Just google them and you can use them with confidence.

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  7. also the figures given out by the “authorities” are fudged to show whatever figures they want. Drug companies have been caught out fudgeing figures before, do you trust drug companies and corporations that make billions out of us or people that only have our health at heart?

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  8. Walt

    The most common since approach is to do what the natives do.(before they were westernized) Look at place s that receive a lot of sun: Almost everywhere they where long pants and shirts and a large hat for shade and the people are almost always darker skinned too. I mexico and central america, they wear long pants and shirts and big sombreros. In Vietnam and China, same thing but with a more conical hat. In the middle east, people completely protect them selves from the sun with robes and turbins, etc. The only time people wear shorts in these countries is to play soccer. Laying out on the beach or “sunbathing” is stupid.

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    • In addition to this (which I totally agree with) think about the way that we have populated the planet. Those ethnicities in hotter climates, closer to the equator generally have darker skin. That’s evolution. For the individual who mentioned the fair skinned people of Australia… those people aren’t originally from Australia! The aboriginals of that country (with darker skin) are. Most of the people populating North America are immigrants from Europe (a peek at a map will reveal that rainy England for example is further north than the U.S.).

      Couple this with the fact that people travel for pleasure to warm destinations much more than ever (my Caucasian self is going to Hawaii next month!). Visiting a place where one’s skin is not acclimatized to being so much closer to the equator (evolution doesn’t happen overnight), and sure you’re going to get a sunburn. Which hurts. And slathering on something that aids that problem in the immediate? What’s that about our instant gratification society? With no concern for the future…

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  9. johnny frechette

    The article is worth reading more than once if this is a new area of contemplation. Dr. Mercola cites the contents of the body as a prime component of the Sun’s reception. The Sun is no longer obvious as our life source when we invest our cells with acids~ this is the part of Joe’s note to us that is fresh to me.I have heard that being drunk in the Sun increases the likelyhood of burning, and apparently that isn’t much different than acids from sodas, and processed foods. The Sun is offering us deep penetrating rays of vitamin D production in our juicy organs. The deliberate and mindful exposure to this process is exceedingly corrective.Being in the Sun is our pay. Don’t wait to have money to place yourself in the Sun. Coconut oil it rated about a 15 and will make you feel and look like a willionaire: new word for the situation. A willionaire is free.

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  10. loloma

    synchronicity… today i decided not to put on sunscreen then got home and found this article… last summer I wore a popular zinc sunscreen and found that my skin was getting more pigmentation marks than I have accumulated over my previous 50 years… I got another brand but today my bod said no so I just put my hat on

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  11. Sometimes I wonder if people realize that the skin works alot like the liver to keep us healthy and free from toxicity.

    Did you know that when the skin is working optimally it eliminates upto 2 kgs of material per day? We’re a civilization that believes putting some soap on our bodies is actually cleaning us. To some degree this is true, but most of the time soaps have chemicals for smell and other qualities that are actually carcinogenic.

    Your skin is comprised of upto 7 layers of dermis and epidermis which if we want to function in the highest capacity to keep us toxin free than we need to give it a little more attention.

    Most people don’t realize that yeast, parasites, bacteria, fungus and petrochemical get clogged up in our skin. The skin is naturally an acidic environment which can become breeding grounds for things that would downright scare the crap out of you if you could see it.

    So what’s the solution? Well for this all we need to do is look back afew thousand years to the ancient Egyptians (known for their cleanliness and personal hygiene above all cultures) even the Greeks with their advancements and public bathing etc were dumbfounded at how clean and neat the Egyptians were.

    So what did they do? Well originally grains were distilled to make alcohol to clean the skin! Yes “vodka” essentially was invented to clean wounds and open up and clean the largest organ of the body “the skin”. They would mix this alcohol with what we today call “bicarb soda” into a putty consistency and they would scrub the skin all over their bodies to kill all the acidic bacteria etc and to open the skin so it could function optimally.

    I have been sharing this of many processes for the last 5 years to thousands of people. Most of them can’t believe how amazing their skin feels and looks after just afew sessions of this. Not to mention when going in the sun your body has the ability to make more Vit D and tends to tan easier and not burn. By simply adding coconut oil I have found many ozzies and others have been able to go out for hours in direct sun without burning.

    A good friend of mine on the Gold Coast Michael brown (red head & fair skin) would easily burn every time he went into the sun. He started this process religiously and now can go out for hours and has a great tan.

    This is important because petro chemicals in sunscreen actually cause skin cancer. And the more people that get skin cancer the more people use sunscreen it’s a nasty cycle.

    So imagine how much your liver and kidneys and other organs will love you if your skin is eliminating the brunt of the toxicity that gets into our bodies from these modern times.

    So what do i do? Well you used to have to pay $2,000 and come to one of my weekend courses to find out. But here it is for Free!!

    Buy the cheapest bottle of triple distiller VODKA and some aluminium free BI-CARB SODA mix the 2 in a Jar with a lid till its a putty consistency. Have it next to you the next time you shower. Get I a me rinse off. Then turn off the shower and scrub your entire body with this putty (I use a scrub brush or a loofah) I scrub head face arms legs everywhere. You might even get an it h in certain spots. I recommend focusing more on those spots and when your done scrubbing. Get back into the shower and rinse off. That’s it. Then I recommend getting into the sun for 20-45 min. Depending on how much sun you can handle at first. The just build up from there. Sun or no your skin will be loving how open and clean it is. Cleaner than it has been in years. This will take the workload off your other organs and keep you healthy and beautiful!!

    Thanks for reading this post. If ya like it be sure to share with your friends and I will keep these kinds of posts coming. Cheers :0)

    Tyler Tolman TT

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    • This is the best information so far. You even included us red heads who burn within 15 mins of sun exposure and have cited actual experience of a method that works. Well what will people be thinking when I, the teetotaller, purchase a bottle of vodka?

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    • Lou

      Hey Ty, this actually makes sense and I’m planning to do this but can you first provide me with more info/links about the egyptians alcohol use please?

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