By Alane Palmer, ND, CNC, and Maria Cummings
There has been a bit of confusion on whether sunscreen blocks the body from producing vitamin D. However, there has never been a study showing that using a sunscreen causes a vitamin D deficiency. On the contrast, there is evidence showing that regular sunscreen SPF15+ has multiple benefits such as reducing chances of skin cancers and premature aging. So go ahead and enjoy some sunshine along with your SPF 15 so that you can both protect your skin and develop vitamin D. You only need about 10 to 15 minutes of sun 2 to 3 times a week for healthy vitamin D levels.
What is the Best Sunscreen?
We like the natural sunscreens that use zinc oxide and titanium dioxide minerals vs. the conventional ones that have toxic ingredients such as:
Those type of toxins are hormone disruptors, plus you have to wait twenty minutes before they become active! However, natural sunscreens are effective as soon as you apply them. Not to mention that your body’s largest organ is the skin, and anything that you put on your skin gets absorbed through your skin and into the bloodstream. So, if you are using the conventional sunscreens, you most likely are absorbing toxins too- yikes!
We live in a toxic world and are exposed to toxins daily! From the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the food that we eat, the last thing we should do is apply toxins directly to our skin, but most of us do. That is why it is imperative to read labels, research, and buy natural or organic produce, foods, and other products. Many of us have a heavy metal toxic overload and are not even aware of it. Here are a few signs that you may be struggling with a heavy metal burden.
Heavy Metal Toxicity Symptoms
Memory Loss or Brain Fog
Fatigue or Insomnia
Psychological Issues like Bipolar or Schizophrenia
High blood pressure
Pain and Stiffness
With symptoms like those, I would hope most people would want to consider using more natural products and eating more organic (whenever possible) than risk having to be on medications (due to the above type of symptoms) which also have side effects. You do not have to live with toxic heavy metal loads. You can detox IF you know which toxic metals you carry. The good news is that Now you Can Test Yourself with our Toxic Element Hair Analysis Test Kit. Just clip about a tablespoon of hair and mail it to our lab and you will get your results in about three weeks with a detox protocol!
To check your heavy metal toxic load, click here!
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Medical disclaimer: Our Hair Analysis Test kits and all tests cannot be used to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. All test results are to be used as educational materials and as a guide to help support your overall health and wellness. Always discuss health concerns with your medical doctor.