The Canadian Cancer Society and Neutrogena: Partners

Cosmetics giant Neutrogena, whose parent company Johnson & Johnson has allowed the use of potentially cancer-causing chemicals in their products (and only announced in August 2012 that they would be removing them by the end of 2015), has taken on Continue reading

Why You Need Sunshine for Optimal Health

Discover How Sunlight Helps Heal Almost Every Known Health Condition–and How You Can
Bask in the Sun without the Risk of Overexposure

If you’re like most people, you probably think that getting a sufficient amount of safe sun exposure daily is not that important.  Unfortunately, you’re mistaken.  Insufficient sun exposure puts you at risk of serious medical problems, from bone fractures … to cognitive impairment … to cancer!

Vitamin D, which is known as the “sunshine vitamin,” is produced by the body in response to sunlight.  The latest statistics show that 1/3 of all Americans are deficient in vitamin DContinue reading

Tanning Beds Boost Vitamin D Production

The FDA has the media and subsequently many Americans in a (perhaps unjustified) uproar about teens using tanning beds, and they are now pushing to ban tanning for people under 18. It is time to set some of this witch-hunting straight.

The ruckus comes in the wake of a report that was released last year by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), part of the World Health Organization. The report resulted in the IARC’s changing the status of tanning beds from ‘possibly carcinogenic’ to ‘carcinogenic.’

With the same argumentation and evidence, the sun itself would fall into that category.

The media definitely talks about it as a danger,  Continue reading

Some Colors Offer Better Sun Protection

Some Colors Offer Better Sun Protection

Do you want to protect your body from the sun’s harmful rays, but don’t want to pay premium prices for clothes made from high-tech fabrics that promise to protect from damaging UV rays? Think blue and red rather than yellow. Spanish scientists have found that cotton fabrics dyed deep blue or red provide better UV protection than the same fabric dyed yellow.

The researchers found that the color of a fabric is one of the most important factors in how well clothes protect against ultraviolent radiation, although scientists aren’t sure exactly how color interacts with other factors to affect protection.

Clothing dyed a shade of deep blue provided the most protection while yellow afforded the least.