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6 Ways You Can Do To Make Spending Time In The Sun Safer, Do You Know Them All?

      This spring, I’d love to encourage you to move as many of your indoor activities outside as possible, and if you missed it, this blog post on 10 activites you should definitly be doing outside will help give you ideas for that! This brings up concerns about skin cancer and photo aging effects from sun exposure — but don’t let that stop you from going outside. Here’s why: A large medical study published in the Journal of Internal Medicine found that folks who avoided sun exposure actually had a shorter life span… with a decreased life expectancy …

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My Top 6 Holistic Tips To Protect Your Skin From Sun Damage

      In honor of Earth Day this April, I’m going to do a 5 part series over the next 5 weeks to encourage you to get outside and get grounded — it is an absolutely essential part of your spring healing plan! Here are the next 5 blog posts: A new study helps to explain why grounding boosts your mood My top 10 indoor activities to take outside this spring and summer Holistic sun protection: tips to know before going outside Replacing minerals to boost your conductivity and avoid dehydration this spring and summer Holistic skin care support: …

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It’s Summer: Decrease Your Skin Cancer & Photoaging Risk, Naturally

    Well it’s finally summer, and we can capitalize on the fact that outdoors is the safest place to be (even the CDC has published recommendations that all windows in homes, offices, and schools be kept open to increase venhilation) you can take advantage of the fact that sunlight is naturally germicidal and the Vitamin D boost you get is naturally immune boosting and move all of your indoor activities outside! So this brings up concerns about skin cancer and photo aging effects from sun exposure — but don’t let that stop you from going outside. Here’s why. A …

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Time In the Sun Actually Increases Your Life Span… Here’s How To Do It Safely

A recent medical study, published in the Journal of Internal Medicine, found that folks who avoided sun exposure actually had a shorter life span… …with a decreased life expectancy that was shorter than even heavy smokers who bathed in the sun. What?!?! Yes.   This was a huge study looked at almost 30,000 participants over a span of 20 years. Researchers tracked health outcomes and life span over two decades and found that even when smoking was factored in, the life span of those who avoided the sun was over 2 years shorter than heavy smokers who got the highest …

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More Sunshine = Longer Life

Thank goodness summer is on the way. I am so happy to finally feel sunshine on my face again. Picnics, gardening, bare feet, after dinner strolls… they all become so much easier with a little sunshine!     But that means more sun exposure… typically something we read a lot of negative things about. And as usual, each time the weather turns warmer I get tons of emails flooding me asking for my recommendation on a good sunscreen (I give you a link to the one I use below!) So today, I thought it would be important to share with …

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Sunscreen May Not Reduce Melanoma Risk (Here is what can…)

A new study (presented at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting on Nov 19, 2016) shows that sunscreen did not have the ability to reduce future melanoma risk.   466 children (enrolled in the study at age 6) were followed for almost a decade (through age 15) and with a detailed report of annual sun exposure and sunscreen use as well as annual skin exams, which identified and documented skin lesions. This is the longest term study on new mole development ever conducted. And unfortunately, the results reveal that there was no association between sunscreen use and subsequent development …

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Avoiding The Sun Is Actually More Deadly Than Smoking

A recent article, published in the Journal of Internal Medicine on March 16, 2016, found that folks who avoided sun exposure had a decreased life expectancy, similar to smokers who bathed in the sun.   This study looked at almost 30,000 participants (females ages 25 – 64 year old with no history of malignancy) over a span of 20 years. Researchers followed participants for over 20 years and tracked health outcomes and life span. What did they find?   Researchers found that even when smoking was factored in, the life span of those who avoided the sun was over 2 …

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