Can sunbeds be used to make vitamin D and would you use a sunbed to make vitamin D? Those are two of six questions about sunlight and sunbeds put by GrassrootsHealth to four leading experts on vitamin D. Here are some of the answers to those two questions. (Scroll down for the full video) Q: “Can Sunbeds be
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
10 UV Tanning Tips for getting the best from indoor tanning A while ago I had the pleasure to be asked to write about 10 tips for indoor UV tanning for publishing in the new Directory of Tanning Salons In USA. They were so satisfied with the article that they asked me to first publish
Sunshine is the source of life and avoiding sunshine will double your risk of premature death. That is the conclusion from a new study made by a team of researchers in Sweden. (Avoidance of sun exposure is a risk factor for all-cause mortality.) They assessed the avoidance of sun exposure as a risk factor for
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
SmartSun UV-wristband – will it save you from sunburns? I am sure you know that it is good and healthy to be in the sun but it is bad and maybe even can be dangerous to get a sunburn. The advice to get out of the sun before you get a sunburn is a good
New Research Confirms That Regular Indoor Tanning is the Best Source of Vitamin D A recently published report confirms that a commercial indoor tanning bed is a better source of vitamin D than vitamin D pills. The study included 105 students, 18-30 years old, mainly female, from the Netherlands. They were divided into three groups
Sunlight and vitamin D-rich diet can reduce the risk of breast-cancer with up to 43 %. This conclusion from a French study among 70,000 women, confirms the Swedish study reported from in my post Tanned-women-live-longer. Breast-cancerer is the by far most common cancer among women (prostate-cancer, is the most common among men). Take a look at the
If the risk of melanoma makes you avoid sun-exposure, here are some news for you. Are you worried about melanoma? Scared of being in sunlight and take all kind of precautions to reduce your risk? Maybe you already are a victim and have had a lesion cut out? In any case, you are not the
The Health Council expresses major reservations concerning the decision recently taken by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) to raise the category of UV-radiation and solariums to cancer risk category one and says that the supporting scientific documents provide no basis for this. The Council states that “sunbathe sensibly and in moderation. As
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
SPF-lotions prevents vitamin D synthesis and current sunscreen recommendations from the WHO may be re-evaluated. Not really any big news for reader of this blog. We all know that in order for us to create vitamin D in a natural way, we have to expose our skin to UVB-rays, either from the natural sun or
A review of “Embrace the Sun,” probably the most important book you should read if you care about your health and wellbeing. The first post of several in which I will report on each of the chapters and appendixes of a new book, “Embrace the Sun” written by Drs. Marc B. Sorenson and William B. Grant.
The sunbed ban in Australia – SunSmartness gets STUPID! Find out how two big lies and a Cave Woman make people in Australia sick by the tanning bed ban. Plus a huge CONSPIRACY!
Melanoma Day: It’s Scary… But Not In The Way You Might Think The melanoma awareness month (or week/day) has become a new sign of that summer is approaching. In Europe, the organisation behind the Melanoma Day is Euromelanoma, which describes itself as: “a pan-European campaign for skin cancer prevention that aims to give information to