FDA is preparing a proposal to increase consumer awareness of tanning bed risks. The question is if FDA's proposal to increase consumer awareness of tanning bed risks is based upon facts or anecdotal fiction spread through communication in mass-media? A clear indication of the latter is found in a statement in FDA's press-announcement about their
The President’s Periodic Physical Exam shows that President Obama has a “mild Vitamin D deficiency”. According to the President’s Periodic Physical Exam in May 2014, President Obama's level of Vitamin D was 22.9 (ng/ml). A Vitamin D level of below 30 ng/ml is considered as “insufficient” by most standards except by the American Food and Nutrition Board. They believe
The Paradox of Indoor Tanning Business – USA and Russia Compared I recently visited two large exhibitions. One was in Nashville, Tennessee and the other one in Moscow, Russia. Click on image for video The Smart Tan Downtown Expo in Nashville is totally dedicated to tanning. The Intercharm in Moscow is Russia’s largest bi-annual exhibition
For many years the Dutch Cancer Council, just like most of their peers in other countries, was recommending people to stay away from tanning under the midday sun and always protect the skin with sun-blocking lotions. They were all misled by inflated statistics over melanoma-diagnoses handed to them by dermatologists employed by large cosmetic companies.
How to Use Your iPad or iPhone to Make Vitamin D Did you know that you can use your iPhone or iPad to help you make vitamin D? There is actually an app, D-Minder, that can do just that. No, it will not turn the screen of your mobile device into a UV-lamp. Instead it
Does Melanin Work Like A Natural Sunscreen During Tanning? Melanin is what many dark-skinned people want to have less of, while many white-skinned people wish to have more. Melanin is the pigment that gives our hair, skin and eyes their color. It is produced, not only in the skin, but also in many internal organs.
4 December is ”Skin Cancer Awareness Day” in the European Parliament in Brussels. “Skin Cancer Awareness Day” is a joint initiative by the Association of European Cancer Leagues (ECL), European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV) and Euromelanoma. The host for “Skin Cancer Awareness Day” is MAC (MEP’s Against Cancer) and the event will take
This post contains unique advice on indoor tanning for vitamin D. In a recent survey among tanning salon owners in the USA, more than 60% reported an increase in the number of tanners above 40 years old in their salons. Joseph Levy, Executive Director of Smart Tan that made the survey, commented the result like
What causes melanoma, the most deadly skin-cancer? Most people would say that sunlight causes melanoma. Other would mention “sunbeds” and some would specify “sunburns” as being the main culprit for melanoma. In fact, none of those answers are not and cannot be correct. You might wonder how can I say that when doctors and cancer
Vitamin D: Is This The Miracle Vitamin? That is the title of a new book by Ian Wishart, an investigative journalist in New Zealand. In his book, Wishart accuses the Cancer Council in New Zealand for neglecting all evidence of the cancer-fighting role of vitamin D. This is an exact parallel to my accusation of
Edward Gorham, PhD, talks about how to use the sun or UV light for vitamin D synthesis.This video is an excerpt from a longer video in a series brought to you by UCSD School of Medicine and GrassrootsHealth where experts discuss the latest research on vitamin D. Actually this part is more about how the body
Melanoma, the most deadly skin-cancer, does not occur from too much sun. That is the conclusion from an article at Mercola.com, the World's #1 Natural Health Website. The studies examined in the article confirms that what I have been writing about in my previous posts and in my video about 30-years of sun-scare, are the
Everything you have heard about when and how to tan is probably wrong and will do more harm than good to your skin.
A carefully cultivated (i.e. UVB-promted) tan is the best protection towards sunburn.
You can use a broad-spectrum sunscreen (maximum SPF 15) for your face (and for your body if you HAVE to be in sunlight long enough to risk getting sunburned.
Otherwise, it is much better to use a high quality indoor tanning lotion based on Aloe-Vera or Coconut milk (but without any immediate or delayed bronzers).
Can you really reduce the risk of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers with the help of sunbeds? It sounds like an idea invented by the indoor tanning industry but is in reality a conclusion possible to draw after a couple of recent studies about sun-exposure and melanoma/non-melanoma skin cancers In a report, “Occupational sun exposure
Vitamin D deficiency – how fast? [gplus count=”true” size=”Medium” ] Been on a sunny vacation? Got a nice tan? Think you are above the level for Vitamin D deficiency? Yes, maybe you are, IF you tanned like described in my previous post “Do you know how to tan?”. Unfortunately most people still adhere to the