Sunlight for Your Life
By Dr. Jamie Fettig
All life on the planet and everything in nature is dependent on the sun. Without the sun, there would be no life
on the planet. All life is dependent on the sun. Plants convert the sunlight into energy, and all animals need
plant life or other animals in order to live. All life in nature is dependent on the sun. We as humans are part of
nature. We need sunlight just like everyone else.
Sunlight is essential for your life and health. This often brings up the concern of skin cancer. People are told
the sun causes skin cancer and they should wear sunblock to prevent skin cancer. This is a big fat theory of the
medical symptom and disease care profession. Skin cancer is on the rise because people are supposedly spending more
time in the sun, and this is the supposed "proof" that skin cancer is caused by the sun. Did the experts happen to
notice that most cancer is on the rise? Does the sun cause these cancers as well?
Well, my friends, I have a question for you. How many other bad things are on the rise that people are doing?
Lots. Just because the sun hits the skin, the powers that be say it means that is the one thing that "causes" skin
cancer. They are looking for the one cause and one cure. Remember, there is no one cause of anything. There are
only contributing factors.
In my opinion, it is not the sun that contributes to cancer, but being burned by the sun. Most people get no
exposure to the sun for months; then they play weekend warrior and go out in the sun all weekend, often getting
burned. My inner knowing tells me it is this burning that is a major contributing factor to skin cancer, not the
actual sun exposure.
So if you do not build up to being in the sunlight, and you know you will be in the sun for a long time, use a
The irony about sunblock is the stuff most people use actually contains a chemical that is known to cause
cancer. The FDA says PABA is a known carcinogen, or causes cancer and yet it is in most sunblocks. How ironic.
There are PABA-free sunscreens that use "new" different chemicals. My thought is that those chemicals that replace
the PABA will soon be identified as carcinogens as well. Just give them time. Even PABA was labeled "safe" by the
FDA at first.
My recommendation: get a good chemical-free sunblock. Many health food stores will have them. Or you can find a
place near you that sells them on the web. Avalon Organics is the sunblock I recommend and use. Unfortunately, they
are not available everywhere right now.
The easiest way to get sunlight is go outside. Go outside every day without contacts or any type of glasses and
have large amounts of your skin exposed to the sun. For you this might not be feasible, because you live some place
where there is a thing called winter. So an acceptable alternative is getting some quality full spectrum light
bulbs for your work and home. These are light bulbs that put out light similar to the sun. You can order them
online as well, full spectrum solutions are the brand I use. But be careful; not all full spectrum bulbs are
created equal. Most of the full spectrum bulbs in traditional stores are not much of an improvement over ordinary
A fun alternative is going south for the winter. Go someplace where you can hang out in the sun without glasses
or contacts, with much of your skin exposed to the sun.
Either way, you need sunlight all year round to be Totally Healthy.
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