We are funny creatures aren’t we us humans… Are you ready to forever look differently at two very common products that before now were widely accepted in our society?
Sunscreen and bras. When you’ve watched all of this interview with the awesome Nadine Artemis (from Living Libations) your summers and the way you think about breasts will always be different. This was filmed behind the scenes the Longevity Now Conference following Nadine’s brilliant presentation.
Sunscreen is controversial subject only because it has been used for so long without question. Like smoking and tobacco was widely accepted, even encouraged, the safety of sunscreen is being deeply questioned.
The main concern about sunscreen:
- Some ingredients in most high street sunscreens become carcinogenic in the sun
- Some sunscreens separate the UVA and UVB rays. This means that your skin doesnt get burned great – BUT the burning of your skin is a signal to tell you to GET OUT OF THE SUN – you’ve had enough!
- Sunscreen blocks UVB rays, the UV that creates the sunburn. The UVB being blocked separates them from the UVA. This means that the UVA still penetrate through. Studies (I will course them ASAP) show that UVA rays cause more skin damage. And, because you’re STILL in the sun (because you’re not getting the message from your skin) then those UVA rays do their damage for longer.
Look a little deeper at what is happening and we see that sunscreen is blocking our vitamin D production because it is UVB rays that create vitamin D.
On top of that we are baking carcinogenic free-fradical chemicals into our skin. Oxybenzone being a main sunscreen issue.
Sunscreen blocks the absorption of Vitamin D3. Low vitamin D levels are linked to
Staying indoors all day, not seeing sunlight, then going on holiday for 2 weeks ROASTING are the perfect recipe for skin problems.
Dr Ackerman, founding father of the study of dermatology, author of Sun and the epidemic of Melanoma; Myth on Myth (2008) substantiated that there is no direct link between the sun and melanoma. Helen Saw, published in the medical journal the Lancet, found that indoor workers who are exposed to artificial lighting are more likely to get Melanoma.
It’s apparent that Lack of sunlight and our cultures lack of vitamin D3 is linked to cancer.
Appropriate sun exposure prevents skin cancer.
All of the above can lead to accumulation of toxins in our lipid layer and xenoestrogens which imitate estrogen in our bodies further messing with our hormonal balance…. what!?
Yes sunscreen will prevent the sun burn but at that cost. We do want to avoid sunburn but, sunburns are actually easier for our DNA to process than the sun damage of being in the sun with sunscreens.
What’s the solution?
- Natural alternatives to sunscreen include: coconut oil, olive oil, jojoba
- Build protection from the inside with antioxidants. They will help protect and heal from the inside out.
- Gradually build up more time in the sun without sunscreen. The naturally darker your skin the more time you can spend without burning. But listen to your skin – if it’s burning it means go found shade.
- Get sun in the morning or late afternoon. This way you will be exposed to milder rays.
- If you are really white then expose parts of your body first. Feet, calves, hands and forearms and build up from there.
- Connect to nature. For millions of years we have evolved awaking with the sun and going to sleep with the moon. You are always connected to nature, it’s time to tune in and listen.
This was a beautiful interview with Nadine Artemis from Living Libations took place back stage at the Longevity now conference in California. David Wolfe is one of the creators of Longevity and known force in the Vegan and superfood World.
Nadine has arrange of very clean products (see them here) that I have used and highly recommend. Nadine Artemis is a highly sought after World Renowned speaker who offers insights on health. As far as I can gather her lifestyle is peacefully sustainable and based in Canada, away from the intensities of city life.
The highly fascinating illusive obvious.
This is Nadine Artemis’ talk at the Longevity Now Conference: