It’s the most widely held belief about skin cancer…
Experts announce it on TV… doctors warn you about it… and people miss out on what could’ve been some of the best days of their lives because of it.
We’ve all been told, repeatedly, that the ONLY way to avoid skin cancer is to avoid the sun.
And if you DO have to go outside — ohmygod!!!! — you’d better “protect” yourself from this supposed cancer risk.
To them, that means slathering some poorly tested chemicals all over your body’s most sensitive organ… a.k.a. your skin.
Well, friend, I hope you don’t take those “experts” too seriously.
New research reveals the REAL key to protection from the most common form skin cancer.
It has NOTHING to do with sun.
It’s NOT a new chemical layer to baste in before heading outside.
In fact, it’s NOT outside your body at all.
As the old saying goes, it’s what’s on the INSIDE that counts!
FIGHT skin cancer… from the INSIDE OUT
How often do you hear about vitamin A?
Maybe that’s why so many people are getting skin cancer…
Because falling short in vitamin A could raise your risk of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma.
It’s one of the most common forms of the disease, striking some 1 million Americans every year.
This isn’t typically a deadly cancer. But it’s no fun, either.
It looks like a chunk of your skin was burned off or something…
And treating it usually means removing that chunk — leaving you with some battle scars, often in highly visible places such as the face, neck and ears.
But if you boost your A, your risk of this disease will plunge.
In the new study, folks with the highest levels of A had a 17% lower risk of skin cancer.
Apply that across the board… and make sure everyone gets more A…
And that means 170,000 cases of skin cancer every year could VANISH.
Your best sources of A include carrots, sweet potatoes, and pumpkin (hello, autumn!)… as well as milk, fish, liver, eggs, and poultry.
Now, this isn’t to say you can load up on those foods or pop an A supplement and then go bake in the sun ’til you crisp.
But the notion that any sun exposure will roast you to death is just absurd.
Get out for 15-30 minutes a day without “protection,” depending on your complexion, to enjoy the benefits of sunshine (including vitamin D).
Then, if you’re going to be out longer, cover up.
Check online to find a sunscreen free of hormone disruptors and other nasty chemicals. They’re harder to find, but they’re out there.
A good place to start your search is by punching “EWG sunscreens” into Google. You’ll find a free guide that includes just about every possible brand along with ratings and an explanation of what’s inside for each.
In Your Corner,
Dr. Allan Spreen