|Diet, water, yoga, mood, and melanin all protect the skin (Yoga Coop/Wisdom Quarterly).|
Lauren Gott writes in response to Sunscreen is toxic! Protect skin with food: What do you recommend for redheads? I am practically a raw foodist (uber healthy), and I just cannot get away without using sunscreen, as well as, covering up with clothing, hats, etc. I use Devita sunscreen from Whole Foods.
It used to be enough to alkalize the body; that would keep us from burning. NOTE: alkalizing the stomach is not the same as alkalizing the body.
Use PH test strips in the morning on saliva and urine to check how alkaline the body is. The stomach needs to be acidic when eating. It is a lack of stomach acidity that leads to poor digestion. Poor digestion is very acidifying.
The protective ozone layer we once enjoyed between us and the Sun has been attenuated and in some spots completely destroyed. Many more harmful rays are coming through. So it takes more to protect ourselves from the harmful rays of the skin.
For example, nano particle size minerals seep through the skin and do unknown harm. Other ingredients react to sunlight and age us prematurely. Titanium dioxide, a major ingredient in "screens" and "blocks," reacts to sunlight creating destructive free radicals. These astonishing facts are no longer secret. The SPF number is not regulated or overseen by any agency. It is more of a ballpark figure.
What to do instead?
2. COVER UP. Stay out of direct sunlight, particularly at midday when rays are striking directly. This means wearing simple protection: wide brimmed hats, light colors which are more reflective (and even when sheer tend to provide more "SPF" than toxic ointments).
3. CHILL. Stay relaxed. Even a great diet will have a tough time countering the effects of anger, envy, resentment, distress, worry, and other acidifying conditions. Drink cooling drinks, which means NO added sugar. Sweeten with green stevia or real fruit. There is as much sugar in a glass of processed orange juice as a soda. Eat oranges instead. Eat whole berries of all kinds, fresh or frozen. Drink a gallon of water a day, preferably distilled, to stay hydrated and cleanse toxins. Dr. Leonard Coldwell recommends adding a teaspoon of pink Himalayan salt to remineralize it. Avoid plastic and aluminum containers. Glass and metal are safe.
4. UNTAN. Do not tan. There is generally enough Sun damage occurring to ever go seek it out in a machine or on the beach. This has become true even in northern climes. The East Coast of the United States gets plenty of Sun earlier in spring and throughout the summer. Due to climate chaos warming is moving up, and plants and animals are slowly migrating north.
(TheTrutherGirls) Sunscreen's toxins cause skin cancer.
- Suncreen does not protect, may contribute to cancer
- More than SPF 30 is pointless and extra toxic
- Skin cancer rising: Risk triples over 30 years
- Skin cancer risk increasing for people born in 1990s
- Environmental Working Group report on sunscreen
- Breaking News: 2012 sunscreen facts
- Sunscreens do not provide adequate protection
- Information on sunscreen ingredients