Sunscreen Causes Cancer
Though excellent books on the healing effects of the sun, including prevention of cancer, especially with a health diet of good fats, like flax oil, have been out for a very long time, most people, who are under the spell of doctors, mass media, the cosmetic industry, the pharmaceutical cancer scam, and sunscreen manufacturers have continued being afraid of it and avoiding it like the plague. While many of us have been careful not to use sunscreen for years because the information was out there all along, now, people en masse are starting to throw their chemical tubes in the trash, where they belong. Well, it's about time, and now, the effects of vitamin D are all the rage as effective against the flu, and more. The main message is—the sun is good for you. It's your friend. And it heals cancer, while sunscreen is being shown to lead to cancer. Opposites Day! While preventing cancer is only one of many benefits of the sun, including waylaying tooth decay and osteoporosis, colon cancer, depression, MS, and more, I'm focusing primarily on the relationship between sunscreen and skin cancer in this essay.
Less Sun Equals More Cancer
The use of sunscreens have certainly not been followed by a downturn in skin cancer so many scientists began looking at what was going on. The places where the sun was weakest, or the sunscreen use most promoted, cancer was the worst. For example, studies have proven that there is a higher incidence of melanoma in men using sunscreens, and basal cell carcinoma in women.1 This is not just some slight elevation in cancer we're seeing but highly elevated numbers. Back in 1991, the Norwegian Cancer Institute Professor Johan Moan showed the annual rate of melanoma in Norway went up 350% for males and 440% for females from 1957 until 1984. with no change in the ozone layer over this period of time. In the British Journal of Cancer she reported that by Ozone depletion is not the cause of the growth in numbers of in skin cancers.2
The rise in melanoma was especially rabid in Queensland, Australia where the medical establishment has brainwashed the population to use sunscreens without fail. Queensland now has worse melanoma than anywhere. Cedric Garland showed that the highest rise in melanomas come in places where the highest use of sunscreen occurs, so of course, the question of cause and effect arises.3
Dr. Gordon Ainsleigh believes that the 17% increase in breast cancer observed between 1991 and 1992 could well come from sunscreens and that regular sunshine could prevent much of the cancer problem.4
The good ol' US Navy checked it out and discovered that the worst melanoma was in those bound to work indoors all day long. Not only that, the skin cancer showed up on the areas that were covered by clothing. Hmm.....
Shoot, sun is so good for us that a couple hours, even in the evening, can make us lose weight, be happier, stop eating too many sweets, be less tired and anxious, keep our teeth, our hearts, and even our social life, as we will withdraw less from socializing. Heck fire! Let me at it!
But what about cataracts and glaucoma! Ha, you think you've got me there, right? Wrong! Only with a junk food diet does sun exposure lead to more of the little rascals.5
Vitamin D and Diet
Sunscreen is implicated in cancer partly because it keeps us from getting vitamin D. and Dr. William Grant determined that sixteen types of cancer were helped by sunshine, and the vitamin D it provides. Researchers Cedric and Frank Garland in 1980 showed that more sun meant fewer incidences of cancer. But did you hear about that? So, they studied further, vitamin D as it prevents colon cancer, in 1985, and later studies showed it helped breast, prostate, and ovarian cancer, as well as lymphoma. 45,000 Americans die from cancer exposure. Not all of this is because of sunscreen, as part of it is due to just not getting enough exposure because of location.6
Norway also has studies by a researcher named Robsahm, in 2004, which show that breast and colon and prostate cancer is worse during periods without much sun, and that D can stop cancer even if it is advanced. However, D from diet isn't enough to do much, according to studies by Grant and Garland. As much as 1000 I.U. s would be needed every day for that, according to studies by Tuohimaa. However, only half and hour in the sun a day during summer months at the time of day when the sun is the highest, averaging for the middle latitudes, even if we are wearing clothes but without hats or gloves can make a difference with cancer.
Of course, we can hanker all we want, but winter won't come through with enough sun. It isn't fair! So we depend on D we stored in our bodies from plenty of sun in the warmer months, and fish with the best oils, such as salmon, trout, mackerel, sardines, and tuna, as well as organic, grassfed milk, and fresh squeezed organic orange juice can help be our sunshine. Imagine eating a big yellow grapefruit that has been soaking in the sun, and make that work for you. Being the sun, even if it's only half an hour, but even better, what your body can tolerate with the natural sunscreen foods, you will also help you your immune system, blood pressure, and musculoskeletal system.7
Diet is important all round beyond the great Dr. Johanna Budwig's famous recommendation of flax oil with cottage cheese to resonate with the sun's healing vibrations. "The sun's ultraviolet Alpha-rays (UVA) cause an acidic condition in those eating sugars, fats, and dairy products causing these toxins to flush to the skin to catalyze irritation, cause wrinkling and Cancer (and Beta-rays/UVB cause cancer); and these rays can aggravate cold sores, chickenpox, lupus, and some hereditary diseases. Retina-A's retinoic acid can make one even more sensitive to U.V. rays, as can antihistamines, antibiotics (tetracycline), antihypertensive diuretics, and cosmetics," says Joseph E. Mario, in his Anti-Aging Manual: The Encyclopedia of Natural Health.
Food is more important for helping us absorb the utilize the sun, but less a substitute producer of Vitamin D. According to a thorough report, "Sunlight Robbery," we should be sunbathing whenever possible, especially places where we have to work to squeeze enough sun out of the sky." Vitamin D obtained from food provides only about 10% of our needs."8
While Vitamin D can be found in some types of fish including wild caught salmon, and is added to milk, which is questionable as nutrition, dietary D is only a small part of what our bodies use. Supplements are generally behind the times, using a form that has been to shown to be not very helpful. Well, darn! What the heck. So don't count on that and think you don't need to go into the sun. We can suspect just how much D deficiency is implicated in cancer because of the higher incidence of cancer in the groups with less sun, including the black population, the elderly, people who live in the north, the overweight (because D gets stuck in their adipose tissue), and diabetics, because their kidneys aren't good at transforming the D. So, if you're a diabetic elderly overweight black person in Alaska, get a really skimpy bathing suit, now, no questions asked.9
We all know that adequate intake of D helps keep strong bones, but studies show it also fortifies the immune system as well as being our well known friend by keeping cancer of the breasts and ovaries at bay—by 50 percent.10Vitamin D has been shown to help about 77 percent of all types of cancers. Berries are a great place to go for that, such as raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, and elderberries, as well as grape seed extract. Fish oils are well known to help resonate with the sun, as does flax, to prevent cancer, but recently, scientists are also suggesting we eat more broccoli and cabbage, beans, chard, carrots, chard, and pumpkin, all inexpensive vegetables that can supplant costly surgeries. Beta-carotene and vitamin C in addition to D are also helpful in preventing cancer.11
A diet low in antioxidants leads to cancer. Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, and Editor of Natural News, in 2007, asks us to eat more spirulina as well as the berries to build up your own internal sunscreen to keep the skin from DNA mutations from radiation, making us more resistant to sunburns, as even helping with eye function. Dr. Mercola also recommends goji berries, blackberries, as well as applying aloe.12Diet is important all round beyond the great Dr. Johanna Budwig's famous recommendation of flax oil with cottage cheese to resonate with the sun's healing vibrations. "The sun's ultraviolet Alpha-rays (UVA) cause an acidic condition in those eating sugars, fats, and dairy products causing these toxins to flush to the skin to catalyze irritation, cause wrinkling and Cancer (and Beta-rays/UVB cause cancer); and these rays can aggravate cold sores, chickenpox, lupus, and some hereditary diseases. Retina-A's retinoic acid can make one even more sensitive to U.V. rays, as can antihistamines, antibiotics (tetracycline), antihypertensive diuretics, and cosmetics," says Joseph E. Mario, in his Anti-Aging Manual: The Encyclopedia of Natural Health.
SAD is also helped by D itself, but not by the vitamin. It has to come from the sun.13
Not only does sunscreen cause cancer by preventing the benefits of the sun itself, including but not limited to vitamin D, the ingredients are toxic carcinogens on their own.
1 Garland, Cedric F. et al. "Effect of sunscreens on UV radiation-induced enhancement of melanoma growth in mice." Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Vol. 86, No. 10, May 18, 1994, pp. 798-801
2 Moan, J. & Dahlback, A. "The relationship between skin cancers, solar radiation and ozone depletion." British Journal of Cancer, Vol. 65, No. 6, June 1992, pp. 916-21
3 American Journal of Public Health, Vol. 82, No. 4, April 1992, pp. 614-15
4 Ainsleigh, H. Gordon. "Beneficial effects of sun exposure on cancer mortality." Preventive Medicine, Vol. 22, February 1993, pp. 132-40
5 See http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/salud/esp_salud04a.htm, by Joseph G. Hattersley, Extracted from Nexus Magazine, Volume 8, Number 4,2001
6 See Reduce Your Risk of Cancer With Sunlight Exposure, 2004 by William B. Grant, Ph.D
7 See The Sunscreen Myth: How Sunscreen Products Actually Promote Cancer Posted by: Dr. Mercola, 2007
8 See http://www.naturalnews.com/001264.html
9 See http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,157348,00.html
10 See Looking Good, Feeling Sexy and Preventing Cancer with Sunshine by Sheela Montgomery
11 See http://healingdeva.com/sunscreen_cancer.htm
12 See http://www.naturalnews.com/021903.html
13 See this excerpt from Nexus, by Joseph G. Hattersley, Volume 8, Number 4,2001