The higher a person’s vitamin D levels, the higher the risk of non-melanoma skin cancer, such as basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, finds new research. But the study, appearing in the Aug. 15 issue of the Archives of Dermatology, stops short of saying that high vitamin D levels might actually cause these types of cancer, the most common malignancies in the United States. Read the article.
So we are told by scare-mongers that wearing a sunscreen reduces your Vit D production in the skin, now we are told that too much Vit D can increase chances of skin cancers…. YIKES!
Well, Mother Nature is not as simple as we humans demand…and if we understand the 5 basics of living on this planet, we will stop being surprised by all this marketing hype coming at us from all directions…
1. The sun is the major enabler of skin cancer. We live on this planet and there is absolutely nothing that humans can do about the presence of the sun in our everyday lives.
2. Either stay out of the sun completely (never venture outside nor near a window during daylight hours) or wear a mineral sunscreen EVERY DAY. Not venturing out into daylight is definitely bad for your health and mental well being.
3. A sunscreen only screens out the sun’s UV rays – it does NOT BLOCK them, so there are always some UV rays penetrating your skin to enable the production of Vit D.
4. Do NOT suntan and do NOT use tanning beds.
4. Eating 5 organic fruit and 5 organic vegetable servings a day will give your body most of the nutrients it needs to provide antioxidants for the protection of your body from the damaging rays of the sun.
See the other blog entry ‘sunscreens and Vit D3 can work well together‘ as well as ‘sunscreens cause cancer?‘ – an article about Vit A and skin cancer… and for all sunscreen related articles, see the sunscreen category.