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  1. Taking A Leap Of Faith

    Yes, most people who travel to tropical areas remember to wear sunscreen, but unless their skin is very fair fail to do so at home.

    Plus let’s be honest we’d much rather find ways to naturally protect ourselves than slather on sunscreen that has cancer causing chemicals in it. Why try to stop skin cancer and sun damage if you’re just going to put chemicals on the largest organ of your body that can cause cancer?

    Also, one of the greatest internal defenses are berries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries. They are all high in antioxidants and eating them frequently in the spring and summer helps give you a natural protection.

    It’s not just summer time when damage can occur, we also have to remember that if we go on vacations to higher elevations and where the sun is reflecting off the snow we also need protection.

    • Margarita

      Hello,

      Your comments about protecting skin in higher elevations and during the winter are so true! I didn’t consider this at all. Thank you for noting that!

  2. Wing

    This is an important issue especially now that beach season is in and a lot of people frequent the shore. How do you feel about getting Vitamin D through sun rays vs from food and supplement? I don’t know if our body synthesize Vitamin D from the sun if we put on skin protection.

    • Margarita

      Wing,

      Good question, never thought of that (I rarely use sunscreen). No, although sunscreen decreases vitamin D production to some extent, it will not result in vitamin D insufficiency.

      Read this article published by the British Journal Dermatology: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/713721

      Personally, I take Butter Oil/Fermented Cod Liver Oil Blend (along with organic egg yolks, only non-vegan foods I consume). Fermented (meaning it is raw) cod liver oil has a plethora of vitamin D (along with vitamins A and K2 that are hard to get enough eating only vegan foods)

      P. S. I have been taking this supplement for the last 1.5 month for the purposes of a cavity reversal. I do not want to make any big conclusions yet but my cavity got lighter and smaller, the pain that I had in the evenings is gone and teeth in general became whiter. I am going to make a post about this.

  3. Simon

    Awesome piece of info, thanks for the great post!

    It’s a fact that too much sun exposure could not only result in a painful aftermath, but the potential cancer threat is for me the worst thing.

    The inhibitors of sun-induced harmful reactions seem like the best of the bunch, manly because of the DNA protection.

    BTW, I’ve heard that sunscreen products actually cause cancer themselves. Is that even true?

    • Margarita

      Simon,

      Thanks for dropping by again!

      Actually, the sun, precisely UV radiation, doesn’t cause cancer. Cancer as disease boomed in the 20th century and even more in the 21st century. As you can imagine, in the past the sun was just as intense, however cancer was not nearly as widespread. UV radiation is just one of the causes of cancer. The root of cancer lies in our weakened immune system. Our immunity has been brought to its knees via toxins & chemicals from vaccines, drugs, food, water, air. The immunity, which is basically the body’s defense mechanisms, simply cannot neutralize the effects of too much UV radiation. Which ultimately results in wrong cells cycles, that is, cancer. If you feel like reading more about it, see what Dr. Paul Stallone, for example, has to say on this.

      Yes, it’s true if you are looking at conventional ones. Not those made from naturally-occurring minerals such as  zinc oxide & titanium dioxide.

      Even of you have the absolutely best natural sunscreen, don’t arm yourself with it from head to toe. If it’s not too hot out, only put it on the most exposed and sensitive areas. Like face, neck, shoulders. Your skin must be allowed to produce vitamin D (in fact, lack of it, is one of the causes of cancer!). It’s better to protect yourself with white cotton / linen clothes, so that the sunrays still can play a little with your skin 🙂

      Regarding which natural sunscreen to go for. Personally, in the last few years, I have been using the Goddess Garden brand.

      However, in the last months, I’ve been applying the Alba Botanica Sport one (just because the place where I get the Goddess Garden was out of it). Its ingredients are 100% vegetarian as well, and it does its job fantastically, but its smell is not my thing.

      If you still need some clarification, shoot me a reply.

      p.s. Don’t hide too much from the friendly sun! It’s a kind gigantic star that gives us life on this planet. As well as spoils us with that nourishing warmth that we desperately crave for during winters.

       

    • Margarita

      Simon,

      Thanks for dropping by again!

      Actually, the sun, precisely the UV radiation, is not an underlying cause of cancer. Cancer as a disease boomed in the 20th century and even more in the 21st century. As you can imagine, in the past the sun was just as intense, however cancer was not nearly as widespread. The UV radiation is just one of the triggers of cancer. The root casue of cancer lies in our weakened immune system. Our immunity has been brought to its knees via toxins / chemicals / contaminants from vaccines, drugs, food, water, air. Our immunity, which is basically the body’s defense mechanisms, simply cannot neutralize the effects of too much UV radiation. Which ultimately results in wrong cells cycles, that is, cancer.

      Yes, it’s true if you are looking at conventional ones. Not those made from naturally-occurring minerals such as zinc oxide & titanium dioxide.

      Even of you have the absolutely best natural sunscreen, don’t arm yourself with it from head to toe. If it’s not too hot out, only put it on the most exposed and sensitive areas. Like face, neck, shoulders. Your skin must be allowed to produce vitamin D (in fact, lack of it is one of the causes of cancer!). It’s better to protect yourself with white cotton / linen clothes, so that the sunrays still can play a little with your skin 🙂

      Regarding which natural sunscreen to go for. Personally, in the last few years, I have been using the Goddess Garden brand.

      While, in the last months, I’ve been applying the Alba Botanica Sport brand (just because the place where I get the Goddess Garden one was out of it). It’s natural, and does its job as well, but its smell is not my thing.

      I’m sure there are quite a few other companies that make safe and reliable sunscreens. By trial and error, eventually you will find one that you really like.

      If you still need some clarification, give me a shout.

      p.s. Don’t hide too much from the friendly sun! It’s a kind gigantic star that gives us life on this planet. As well as spoils us with that nourishing warmth that we desperately crave for during winters.

       

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