posted on Jun, 27 2009 @ 04:46 AM
Originally posted by Asherah
I think all of the sunscreen use led to my vit d deficiency.
Thats exactly what it has done.
Vitamin D, and sunshine are key to the health of a person. Anyone via a quick google search will see that Vitamin D is instrumental to our health.
When we apply sunscreen it blocks vitamin D from being absorbed.
Additionally, unlike our ancesters, who did not have sun screen, it removes are own super power of being able to tell when we have had too much sun
exposure. You may have experienced this super power before, your skin goes a bit red, and if left unchecked it turns into a burn.
Traditionally, when people noticed a burn coming on, they either got out of the sun, took refuge in shade, or put a layer of clothing over their skin.
The reason why we have increased skin cancer is two fold in my opinion, on one hand you have people using weak and ineffective lotions, which block
vitamin D, but do not block UVA. As well as the fact that people stay in the sun far too long with out proper - NON CHEMICAL - based protection.
In an amazing twist of irony, to save ourselves from skin cancer, we lather ourselves up with known cancer causing chemicals and lather it up until it
absorbs into our body.
It's also worth noting that I covered this topic, as well as 13 others, in my two part series
7 Things that ARE Killing you!
7 Things that ARE Killing you! Part 2