The Sun "Does Not" Cause Skin Cancer
"Learn Why the Myth of the Sun Causing Skin Cancer Can Hurt Your Health"
of us have been bombarded about the dangers of the sun by experts and the
media. However, because it is one of the most pervasive and inaccurate myths
persisting in most of the patients I see, I can only assume you are under the
Unfortunately, this myth has contributed to massive
amounts of disease and illness in our society.
sun exposure cause skin cancer? Absolutely. However,
appropriate sunlight actually prevents cancer. Exposure to the sun provides
many benefits such as promoting the formation of vitamin D. We also have strong
evidence that sunlight is protective against MS and breast cancer.
The Key is to Never Burn.
the American Academy of Dermatology will have you bathing in sunscreen, it
is one of the LAST things you want to put on your body. It is a toxic chemical
that can cause problems in your system.
Even if it didn't contribute to
disease, the central issue is that it doesn't even work.
British dermatologist published an article earlier this year which showed no
clear indication that sunscreens worked. Another study
in the Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology last year found the same
thing. A far more logical solution would be to use clothing to protect you
against the sun.
The Cause of Skin Cancer.
what is the cause of skin cancer and the deadly melanoma? I may sound like I am on my soapbox again
but, it is the omega 6:3 oil ratio.
quote from Cancer Res 2000 Aug 1;60(15):4139-45:
experimental, and mechanistic data implicate omega-6 fat as stimulators and
long-chain omega-3 fats as inhibitors of development and progression of a range
of human cancers, including melanoma."
year, the prestigious National Academy of Sciences published a comprehensive
review showing that the omega 6:3 ratio was the key to preventing skin cancer
development. An Australian study done ten years ago showed a 40% reduction in
melanoma for those who were eating fish. And this was without any attention to
lowering omega-6 fats.
do I recommend you pop some fish oil pills and go out and get as much sun as
you would like? Absolutely
must exercise caution. At the beginning of the season go
out gradually, perhaps as little as ten minutes a day. Progressively increase
your time in the sun so that in a few weeks, you will be able to have normal
sun exposure with little risk of skin cancer.
never to get burned, that is the key.
Never Use Sunscreen.
also never to use sunscreen, another key. You can creatively use your clothing
to block the sun's rays during your build-up time.
bottom line is, please avoid getting sucked into the hype that sunlight is dangerous.
It is only dangerous if you are clueless about fat nutrition, which most
medical doctors are.
If you choose to ignore your omega 6:3 ratio and stay out
of the sun, you could limit your risk of skin cancer, but is that worth the
risk of getting MS, breast or prostate cancer?