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Skin cancer group ridiculously says never expose your skin to natural sunlight

Posted By admin On March 14, 2011 @ 5:06 am In Sci Tech | Comments Disabled

Jonathan Benson
Natural News [1]
March 14, 2011

Exposing skin to natural sunlight every day is the best way for the body to receive adequate levels of health-promoting and disease-preventing vitamin D. But in what can only be described as carrying on a legacy of pseudo-scientific stupidity, the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention (NCSCP) — whose members include the American Cancer Society (ACS) and the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) — has recently come out urging people to avoid sunlight exposure at all costs, and instead take vitamin D supplements.

While vitamin D supplements can be helpful in treating cases of vitamin D deficiency, or during the winter months when sunlight exposure is limited, it is sheer lunacy to suggest that the sun is dangerous and must be avoided, as did NCSCP. Henry W. Lim, MD, co-chair of NCSCP and chairman of dermatology at Henry Ford Hospital, actually stated that he believes it is “not appropriate” to expose skin to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from sunlight.

UV radiation, however, is precisely what skin needs to be exposed to in order to produce vitamin D. And numerous recent studies have confirmed that not only is natural sunlight beneficial for skin, but avoiding it is responsible for all kinds of diseases, including the reemergence of rickets (http://www.naturalnews.com/031479_r… [2]).

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In other words, the NCSCP recommendations are a public health hazard, as not getting enough UV radiation from natural sunlight will destroy health. Even the supplementation recommendations from NCSCP are dismally low, constituting a mere 600 international units (IU) of vitamin D a day. In fact, a recent study published in the journal Anticancer Research explains that the average adult needs around 8,000 IU of vitamin D a day to protect against serious diseases like diabetes and cancer (http://www.naturalnews.com/031577_v… [5]).

To put it bluntly, avoiding the sun out of fear is pure stupidity. With proper antioxidant intake and a gradual conditioning of your skin to accept sunlight without burning, virtually everyone can benefit from regular sunlight exposure without having to accept the fear mongering and lies that have for too long kept people lathering themselves in toxic sunscreens and avoiding the sun at all costs.

To learn more about the many benefits of vitamin D, visit:
http://www.vitamindcouncil.org [6]

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[1] Natural News: http://www.naturalnews.com/031683_skin_cancer_sunlight_exposure.html

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[7] http://www.prnewswire.com/news-rele…: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/national-council-on-skin-cancer-prevention-encourages-americans-to-obtain-vitamin-d-through-diet-and-supplements-117600638.html

[8] http://www.naturalnews.com/031683_skin_cancer_sunlight_exposure.html#ixzz1GZhgKBAW: http://www.naturalnews.com/031683_skin_cancer_sunlight_exposure.html#ixzz1GZhgKBAW

[9] Media Continues Skin Cancer Scare by Vilifying Natural Sunlight, Vitamin D: http://www.prisonplanet.com/media-continues-skin-cancer-scare-by-vilifying-natural-sunlight-vitamin-d.html

[10] The Truth About Sunlight, Cancer and Vitamin D: http://www.prisonplanet.com/the-truth-about-sunlight-cancer-and-vitamin-d.html

[11] Study: Many sunscreens increase skin cancer risk, FDA has known for a decade but done nothing: http://www.prisonplanet.com/study-many-sunscreens-increase-skin-cancer-risk-fda-has-known-for-a-decade-but-done-nothing.html

[12] Some cancer industry groups finally admit that advice to avoid the sun may be causing vitamin D deficiencies: http://www.prisonplanet.com/some-cancer-industry-groups-finally-admit-that-advice-to-avoid-the-sun-may-be-causing-vitamin-d-deficiencies.html

[13] FDA officially declares the sun unsafe, urges public to lather toxic sunscreen on skin: http://www.prisonplanet.com/fda-officially-declares-the-sun-unsafe-urges-public-to-lather-toxic-sunscreen-on-skin.html

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