Sunscreen More Deadly Than Sun Exposure?

Before you run out into the warm weather (finally!) and get sunburned, check out this Dr Mercola article. He is THE MAN when it comes to natural health. His article questions what is worse, sun exposure or sunscreen? The consensus is that most sunscreens use far more toxic chemicals that could be more deadly than the risk of cancer from sun exposure.

Natural Sunlight Is Far and Away the Best Way to Get Your Vitamin D! There is a delicate balance depending on your skin type. You need the good rays (UVB) for healthy Vitamin D production, but you don’t want to stay in the sun too long and get burned by the damaging rays (UVA).

Read full article here;  https://products.mercola.com/summer-essentials/?

My favorite take-away is the list of chemicals to avoid.  Here is a snipet;

If Your Sunscreen Contains Any of These Chemicals That I Consider Dangerous and Potentially Life Threatening, Do Yourself a BIG Favor…

Harmful Chemicals in a Sunscreen
Toss your sunscreen in the trash if it contains any of these chemicals I consider potentially harmful.

Dump it now.

Yes, that’s right. Toss your sunscreen in the trash if it contains any of these questionable chemicals:

  • Para amino benzoic acid…
  • Octyl salicyclate…
  • Avobenzone…
  • Oxybenzone…
  • Cinoxate…
  • Padimate O…
  • Dioxybenzone…
  • Phenylbenzimidazole…
  • Homosalate…
  • Sulisobenzone…
  • Menthyl anthranilate…
  • Trolamine salicyclate…
  • Octocrylene…

And, oh yes, let me not forget…

Potentially harmful chemicals such as dioxybenzone and oxybenzone (two chemicals I just mentioned) are some of the most powerful free radical generators known to man!

So if your sunscreen contains dioxybenzone, oxybenzone, or any of the other chemicals I just revealed, I highly recommend you switch to a formula that is safe and healthy for your skin.

 

I plan to visit a local pharmacy and see if they carry anything that is “safe” for your skin. I bet not, but am always hopeful.

I would recommend following Dr Mercola if you agree with his basic principles;  https://shop.mercola.com/pages/dr-mercolas-six-key-principles

I get regular email updates and always learn something new.  I’m a firm believer in always adding to my toolbox of knowledge.

Karin Conway

Organic Growth Coach

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http://www.linkedin.com/in/karinconway

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Signs That You Need to Quit Wheat

Dr Mercola just published a great article that can help explain how wheat destroys your guts and why it might be a good idea to avoid it. You don’t have to be diagnosed with Celiac. Maybe you just have brain fog, stomach aches, etc. Check it out before its too late and your stomach is unable to digest nutrients.

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2016/09/21/gluten-sensitivity-celiac-disease.aspx

My own personal experience with quitting wheat included being able to wake up and actually breathe. I didn’t know how lousy it was making me feel, because that was my “norm”. Once I quit and got through the withdrawal time, I was happy to say my body reacted nicely. I skinned up and was able to think clearly.  Since my breathing passages were no longer inflamed I could breathe freely. I would highly recommend it!

If your gut instinct (or pain) is telling you to try something different, try going without the wheat and let me know how great you feel. Yes, wheat is an addiction so it might make you feel lousy while you go through withdrawal. It is completely worth it! If you feel like a zombie screaming, “I gotta have my pizza!!!” you’re not alone.

If you want to learn more tips and tricks to improve health and feel better all the time, come to one of our classes in the Milwaukee area. Our focus is baby steps on Lifestyle, Exercise, Attitude, and Nutrition. (LEAN Principles) We post them on MeetUp. https://www.meetup.com/Holistic-Health-Nutrition-Enthusiasts/

 

Make it a great day!

🙂 KC

Karin Conway

Organic Growth Coach

KarinMConway@gmail.com

http://www.linkedin.com/in/karinconway

Blog:  www.KarinConway.com

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