Cancer and Sunlight

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 Interesting report on skin cancer…….

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According to an Oct. 15 Associated Press article, an 8-year study of more than 100,000 Scandinavian women between 30 and 50 yielded an undeniable correlation between regular artificial tanning and the incidence of melanoma. Among the studies’ shocking (to the medical establishment, not me) findings were these:

-Women over 30 who salon-tanned once a month or more increased their risk of developing melanoma by 55%.

-Women under 30 who UV-baked once monthly saw their likelihood of developing melanoma skyrocket by approximately 150%!

-The risks were identical for women of similar age regardlessof hair color – a factor some in the mainstream deem significant in determining melanoma risk.

William Campbell Douglass II, MD points out that exposure to sunlight doesn’t actually cause skin cancer. That actually a lack of sunlight can lead to skin cancer because that lack leads to a vitamin D deficiency.

He points out that “Scientists from the National Institute of Health have recently concluded that our nation is currently in the midst of a Vitamin D deficiency crisis that’s likely leading to skyrocketing rates of all kinds of diseases – from rickets and osteoporosis to diabetes, heart disease and many common cancers.”

How much vitamin D to take a day? The latest reports I am reading suggest taking as much as 4000 units a day.

4 Responses to “Cancer and Sunlight”

  1. barbara Says:

    Hi Sheila and thank you so much because I love the sun and have read some interesting research too in David Wolfes work—he’s the raw food guy.
    I’m a little confused by the UV tanning bed research though.
    I understand real sun is good for us and we need the vit D but the salon tanning? Is that a problem because its not the real deal?

  2. Sheila Says:

    Intuitively a piece of me always knew the sun didn’t cause my cancer, but the doctors scared me.
    I tanned in the beds when they were first out, and I also intuitively knew they weren’t good for me.
    My dermapathologist definitely sees a correlation between the tanning beds and melanoma.
    As far as I understand it is the bulbs and light and its artificial. Just like when we try to artificially create anything nature gives us.
    thanks so much for your thoughts

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