SUNSCREEN: IS IT PROTECTING OR CONTRIBUTING TO CANCER?
a. The sun helps you make vitamin D that protects you from cancer.
Sure, you don’t want to burn, but you should give yourself at least 10-20 minutes of direct sun exposure every day. You can make 10,000 to 12,000 international units (IU) of vitamin D in just half-hour but not when you are covered up with sunscreen. Wearing sunscreen pretty much kills the ability of your skin to produce vitamin D from sunlight and you need that vitamin D to help protect you from getting cancer.
b. Sunscreen doesn’t defend against melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer.
c. Sunscreen contains toxic chemicals (common names are benzophenone, avobenzone, homosalate and ethoxycinnmate) which can contribute to the development of cancer.
Those are 3 reasons to avoid commercial sunscreens.
So, what should you do?
After you have given yourself as much time as your skin can handle in the sun without burning, find shade, cover up, and/or use an all-natural sunscreen.
Remember that a label that reads “all natural” may not be entirely all natural due to the lack of regulations around such claims, as Catherine discovered. The only way to know is by reading your labels and recognizing what ingredients are safe or not safe.
CATHERINE’S STORY: POISONED BY “NATURAL” SUNSCREEN
I have been feeling ill after applying sunscreen. Nausea, headache, dizzy, pronounced depression. I tried a sunscreen from a drug store years ago and I had strong suicidal thoughts. Figured out it was the sunscreen after 3 days. This recent sunscreen has taken me a week to figure out. I bought it at a health food store so thought it would be okay but obviously it wasn’t. I feel like I have been poisoned and need to take something to detox the chemicals. Do you have any suggestions?” Catherine C, Alberta
ANTIPERSPIRANTS: WHERE DO THE TOXINS GO?
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“Deodorant, unlike antiperspirant, does not block the release of underarm perspiration. It neutralizes the smell, using antiseptic ingredients that deal with the bacteria. Antiperspirants actually clog or block the pores that release sweat.
Your body needs to release toxins. However, when you use an antiperspirant, you stop a key area of detoxification. The toxins-meant to be expelled through the underarms-get deposited in the lymph nodes below the arms.
Studies have continually shown that nearly all breast cancers occur in the upper outer quadrant (UOQ) of the breast. Interestingly, this is precisely where the lymph nodes are located!…………
And then there is the better-known issue of parabens, which are found in deodorants. Researchers have found traces of chemicals called parabens in every sample of tissue taken from 20 different breast tumors. Parabens have been shown to be able to mimic the action of the female hormone estrogen, which can drive the growth of human breast tumors.”
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Would you like to use this article in your E-zine or website? You may, as long as you include this complete write-up with it: Brenda Eastwood is a holistic health expert who specializes in Women’s Health Issues. Her expertise stems from over 30 years’ experience as a Registered Nutritional Consulting Practitioner. This includes ongoing research, 17 years running a successful private practice, presenting hundreds of seminars and workshops, as well as coaching clients through her unique online Inner Circle program. Today she is able to reach out to even more women through her regular article contributions to HANS (Health Action Magazine) and her book “Get off the PMS and Perimenopausal Roller Coaster, Learn 9 Natural Fast Track Solutions to Balanced Hormones”. For more information on Brenda Eastwood please visit www.BrendaEastwood.com or for information on her Total Health Packs visit www.TotalHealthPack.com