Cancer and Sunscreen Myths
I find this article very interesting and a reason to ponder.
Bernard Ackerman, MD, (deceased 2008) was one of the world’s foremost authorities on the subject of skin cancer and the sun, sunscreens and melanoma skin risks. Ackerman’s views excerpted from an article in The New York Times (July 20, 2004), titled “I BEG TO DIFFER; A Dermatologist Who’s Not Afraid to Sit on the Beach”:
The link between melanoma and sun exposure (dermatology’s dogma) is unproven. There’s no conclusive evidence that sunburns lead to cancer. There is no real proof that sunscreens protect against melanoma. There’s no proof that increased exposure to the sun increases the risk of melanoma. The link between melanoma and sun exposure (dermatology’s dogma) is unproven. Many times melanoma is found on unexposed skin. There is no real proof that sunscreens protect against melanoma. There’s no proof that increased exposure to the sun increases the risk of melanoma. According to a June 2014 article featured in The Independent (UK), a major study conducted by researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden found that women who avoid sunbathing during the summer are twice as likely to die as those who sunbathe every day.
The epidemiological study followed 30,000 women for over 20 years and “showed that mortality was about double in women who avoided sun exposure compared to the highest exposure group.” Researchers concluded that the conventional dogma, which advises avoiding the sun at all costs and slathering on sunscreen to minimize sun exposure, is doing more harm than actual good. That’s because overall sun avoidance combined with wearing sunscreen effectively blocks the body’s ability to produce vitamin D3 from the sun’s UVB rays, which is by far the best form of vitamin D.
According to a ground-breaking 2011 study published in Cancer Prevention Research suggests that optimal blood levels of vitamin D offers protection against sunburn and melanoma. In the USA, vitamin D deficiency is at epidemic levels. Ironically, vitamin D deficiency can lead to aggressive forms of several types of cancers.
Another key deficiency is Vitamin A. According to Dr. Des Fernades, a vitamin deficiency could lead to skin abnormalities such as sun damge and melanoma. Topical vitamin A is the only known elements that keeps skin health and combats sun-damage.
Elizabeth Plourde, PhD, is a California-based scientist who authored the book Sunscreens – Biohazard: Treat as Hazardous Waste, which extensively documents the serious life-threatening dangers of suncreens. Dr. Plourde provides proof that malignant melanoma and all other skin cancers increased significantly with ubiquitous sunscreen use over a 30-year period. She emphasizes that many sunscreens contain chemicals that are known carcinogens and endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDC).
So the take away it is extremely important to choice carefully what you buy to apply to the skin. Skin health from the inside out rings true.
We believe everything that defines healthy, beautiful skin is a direct result to the application of topical Vitamin A and anti oxidant enrich diet.
Sources for this article:
http://www.independent.co.uk http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov http://www.vitamindcouncil.org http://www.nytimes.com http://www.faim.org https://www.vitamindcouncil.org http://science.naturalnews.com
Credit: Natural News