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Pleasure has been stolen from you. As animals, humans start with a fixed list of innate pleasures like to desire food, thirst water and absorb sunshine. All three are essential for life and yet some people, including medical professionals, would have you abstain from one of these life-giving pleasures. You are probably aware that too much food leads to obesity, diabetes, heart disease and death. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in America. You may not know that too much water can cause your brain cells to explode leading to death or that it only takes a tablespoon... Continue »
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Enjoy the benefits of the sun while minimizing the potential risks of either too much or too little sunshine. You are a complicated being. You are unique. There are no “one size fits all” solutions to sun enjoyment or anything else in your life. However, four and half million years of human evolution has prepared you for survival – it is human intelligence that is in opposition to what nature has intended for you. Don’t try to outsmart nature. As the synthetic butter commercial ironically says, “It isn’t nice to fool Mother Nature.” Sun Smart Principles Never sunburn Temet nosce... Continue »
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Congress’ decision to place a 10 percent luxury tax on indoor tanning starting yesterday to help fund the U.S. Health Care Reform Act of 2010 will actually raise the cost of health care reform by $3.3 billion to U.S. taxpayers. “The tax on tanning will raise an estimated $1.7 billion over 10 years, which is $3.3 billion less than Congress said it needed from the 5 percent tax on Botox injections and elective plastic surgery,” Smart Tan Vice President Joseph Levy said. “So in trading down $3.3 billion, we assume that additional cost will be borne by taxpayers to pay... Continue »
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A Closer Look at the WHO-IARC Report The WHO-IARC (World Health Organization – International Agency for Research on Cancer) published a review in 2007 which IARC officials in 2009 claimed established a “limited” and “weak” correlation in a meta-analysis of previous surveys attempting to correlate indoor tanning and melanoma incidence. Here are the data sets from the WHO-IARC report and findings that were not widely reported: There is no statistical connection between indoor tanning and melanoma for people who actually use professional indoor tanning facilities in North America. (Grant WB, “Critique of IARC Meta-analysis of the Association of Sunbed Use... Continue »
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The journey to the truth often takes you to rainbow's end and the pot of gold – I.e., follow the money. One such truth explains Sun Scare, a movement whose sole purpose generates profits for cosmetics manufacturers, cosmetic dermatologists and beauty magazines – at the expense of your health. Sun Scare's exaggeration of skin cancer risk, especially melanoma, has caused a vitamin D deficiency epidemic in the United States, Canada and other parts of the world - making Vitamin D deficiency the greatest health problem of the century. Today cosmetic dermatologists lose $4.7 billion per year in eczema UV treatments... Continue »
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I've been asked dozens of times if bathing after tanning washes away your tan. My response has always been a qualified, "Yes." You don't really wash off the tan, but you do wash away essential oils that help you tan and you can accelerate exfoliation with excessive bathing. Recently I heard a question asked and answered that surprised me, "Does bathing after using a sunbed wash away vitamin D?" When you expose your unprotected skin to midday summer sun you make 90% of your "vitamin" D. "Vitamin" is in quotes because "Vitamin" D is neither a vitamin nor a supplement,... Continue »