In Chapter One, the authors of “Embrace The Sun,” Drs. Marc B. Sorenson and William B. Grant, disprove the thesis that sun exposure causes the deadly skin cancer melanoma.They do it by answering five essential questions about melanoma. The scientifically and statistically proven answers pulverize any argument in defense of the medical myth that sun exposure causes melanoma. Unfortunately, this myth has grown such strong roots in academic, scientific, health-administrative and mass media environments that it is very hard to uproot, even if it demands a super-high level of “double-think” (Orwell “1984”) to defend. The five questions, to which the answers will reveal the fraudulence of the melanoma scare, are:
Question 1. Has sun exposure increased as melanoma has increased? Question 2. Do outdoor workers have higher incidences of melanoma than indoor workers? Question 3. Do many melanomas occur on areas of the body that receive the greatest sun exposure? Question 4. Is there a co-morbidity of melanoma with common skin cancers, some of which are known to be associated with high sun exposure? Question 5. Has an increase in sunscreen use resulted in a decrease in melanoma?As I’m sure you understand, the answer to all five questions is a resounding NO. To question 5 could also be added the generally decreased sun exposure due to the sun-scare campaigns. Plus the fact that the amount of people visiting sunbeds has reduced by at least 50% during the last 20 years. When you read all the scientific proof that Marc and Bill have gathered in “Embrace the Sun,” Chapter 1, you’ll wonder from where the myth about sun exposure and melanoma comes. The answer to that question is simple; sunshine is the biggest competitor to the chemicals made by BIG PHARMA who, in liaison with the food and cosmetic industry, control medical education, health authorities and, by their advertising budgets, the media. Just look at the commercials on TV and in glossy media and see how much of it is from companies in the Nestlé and L’Oréal groups.
Four more proven statements about sun exposure and melanomaThe authors make four more statements, related to the five answered questions. Those four statements are drawn from the proven conclusions made by answering the five initial questions.
- Is it possible that the reported increase of melanoma is partially due to excessive diagnosis of benign non-melanoma lesions?
- The idea that regular sun exposure leads to melanoma is counterintuitive considering the available scientific data.
- These facts [i.e., the facts presented earlier in Chapter 1 as answers to the initial five questions] should be presented to everyone who defames the sun as a carcinogen (causes cancer) for melanoma.
- Along with the decrease in sun exposure, 25(OH)D levels have also decreased profoundly
The most memorable quote from Chapter One of “Embrace the Sun.”
“FOR THE VAST MAJORITY OF THE POPULATION, THE GREATER THE REGULAR EXPOSURE TO SUN, THE LESSER THE RISK OF MELANOMA”