Idaho: (208) 629.0444 Toll Free: (844) 537.6742

Idaho: (208) 629.0444 Toll Free: (844) 537.6742

Menu Icon


Wednesday, April 26, 2017

I'm sure you've heard mainstream medicine's warnings about the sun: It's dangerous and causes cancer.
But as usual, they've got it all wrong.
Avoiding the sun can actually increase your risk of suffering from skin cancer.
Respected British medical journal The Lancet reported way back in 2004:
'It has long been realized that indoor workers have an increased risk for melanoma, compared with those who work outdoors, indicating ultraviolet radiation is in some way protective against this cancer'.1
Researchers have also found people who avoid the sun die younger than those who get regular sun exposure.2
In fact, the sun protects against cancer, promotes heart health and supports a positive mood that comes from a healthy brain.
And it also keeps you young, because the sun has a direct impact on the health of your telomeres — the protective caps at the ends of your chromosomes that act kind of like biological clocks that control the age of your cells.
When the sun's UVB rays reach your skin, your body starts to produce vitamin D. This tells your body to make more telomerase, the enzyme you need to maintain and rebuild your telomeres.
When you don't produce enough telomerase, your telomeres shorten and fray each time your cells replicate… and the more you age.
That's not all. Vitamin D deficiency can lead to a whole host of other serious health problems. 
To Your Good Health,
Al Sears, MD
Al Sears, MD, CNS
1. Rivers, Jason K. Is there more than one road to melanoma? The Lancet. DOI:
2. Lindqvist PG1, Epstein E, Landin-Olsson M, Ingvar C, Nielsen K, Stenbeck M, Olsson H. Avoidance of sun exposure is a risk factor for all-cause mortality: results from the Melanoma in Southern Sweden cohort. J Intern Med. 2014 Jul;276(1):77-86. doi: 10.1111/joim.12251. Epub 2014 Apr 23.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.