Thursday, June 1, 2017


I have been hearing this for several years about sunscreens.  Here is a excerpt from an interesting article on the subject and wanted to share.  Not only does this article give you alternatives, but also gives you a recipe for a safe Homemade Sunscreen:

Sunscreen and the Lies We've Been Told About the Real Causes of Skin Cancer.

Most of us are exposed to many different types of propaganda in the form of advertising on a daily basis. A majority of the time these advertisements are trying to sell us products we don’t need. At this time of year, it is difficult to read a magazine, take a drive, or watch television without hearing or seeing an ad for sunscreen.

Mainstream media is obsessed with telling people to avoid the sun and apply copious amounts of sunscreen. Dermatologists and the American Medical Association (AMA) say the sun is bad and that one should avoid it at all costs. But what are those costs? Recent studies have shown that sunscreen, which has been widely promoted over the last 30+ years, could be doing much more harm than good.

Sunscreen blocks vitamin D production, which is an essential nutrient for health and cancer prevention. Many major brands of sunscreen also contain toxic chemicals, which are absorbed through the skin, enter the bloodstream, and then circulate throughout the body. Could blocking vitamin D synthesis and slathering toxic chemicals on our skin actually be among the main causes of skin cancer?

3 Main Types of Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States, with nearly five million people treated annually. The 3 most common types of skin cancer are:

  1. Basal cell carcinomas comprise 80 percent of all skin cancers. Basal cancers used to show up only in middle-aged groups, but are increasingly present in younger people. These cancers grow slowly and rarely spread to other parts of the body.
  2. Squamous cell carcinomas are more likely to grow into deeper layers of the skin and spread to other parts of the body, although this is still rare. Interestingly, squamous cell cancers exist more frequently in darker skinned individuals in areas hidden from the sun such as on the bottoms of their feet or palms of their hands.
  3. Melanoma accounts for less than 2% of all cases of skin cancer, but is more likely to grow and spread if left untreated, making it more deadly. According to, getting more than five sunburns increases your odds of getting melanoma by 80%.
One concerning fact about skin cancer is that according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), rates have doubled in the last 30 years. While the use of sunscreen has also doubled, the CDC, AMA, and cancer industry continue to recommend people avoid the sun and use sunscreen, while ignoring the importance of vitamin D and a healthy diet in skin cancer prevention.

To read the rest of the article – click HERE!

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