Did you know that what you eat plays a HUGE role on whether we bronze vs burn on our skin?
I didn’t… 🙁
And spent YEARS spraying chemical laden carcinogenic concoctions onto my largest absorbent organ (the SKIN), and it wasn’t until one of my closest relatives was diagnosed with skin cancer and I KNEW that if I didn’t pay more attention, I was next. First off, anything we put on our skin jumps into the carpool lane of our blood stream in less than a minute, in transit to the liver for processing, ie our garbage disposal system…hence clogging up the system like a backed up sink. And what we say in Chinese medicine about a clogged up liver is:
A Congested Liver is THE MAIN REASON contributing to deaths in America today!
So, I have 5 tips for you to both ‘protect you' from the skin's negative effects and also how to take advantage of the GOOD stuff it offers (ahem VITAMIN D – which 70% of Americans are deficient in…and there is NO Vit D pill in any amount that will offer the ORGANIC rays the sun does).
#1 Buffet to BRONZE – ie eat your sunscreen.
A large part of natural sun protection is eating an anti-inflammatory diet. I made THIS VIDEO for you to learn more about what exactly that means 🙂
This type of diet will also be beneficial for many other health conditions, as 95% + of diseases and conditions (YES including depression, alzheimers, obesity and cancer as examples) are tied to inflammation.
Foods to Avoid
- processed foods
- vegetable oils (such as PUFA'S)
Foods to Eat
- HEALTHY saturated fats (like coconut oil)
- Foods rich in omega-3s (fish, etc)
- Load up on leafy greens
- 2+ tablespoons of tomato paste daily (check your cans to be sure there's no added sugar and be sure they're BPA free)
This a GREAT ARTICLE on it.
#2 Supplement – Fish Oil + probiotics + fermented foods
Here's my FAV's for that:
- MEGASPORE probiotics (no comparison to store bought…this is the BEST blend hands down)
- doTERRA Vitality Pack (check out how to order to save the most $)
- Fermented foods
#3 Time to sun bathe
Best times to get sun is 30-60 minutes from 10am-2pm WITHOUT sunscreen. AND ditch the sunglasses, your eyes need to absorb D from the rays too (Crows feet are sexy)…Mark's Daily Apple explains HERE.
#4 Block harmful rays naturally
For long term sun exposure use natural harmful ray blockers such as THIS.
#5 Protect your skin AFTER your playtime!
I love teaching how to make this blend at workshops.
It's super easy, smells amazing and is SUPER therapeutic to not only your skin but your inside body too. And perhaps you know but maybe you don't:
HEALTHY SKIN IS AN INSIDE JOB!
Here's the tools I used to make this, which are THE TOP NOTCH ones to ensure your safety, beauty and happiness 🙂
And as to that GOD AWFUL coral destroying, cancer causing, endocrine disrupting slather slop we refer to as ‘sunscreen', here are 5 reasons to stop using it:
- They contain chemicals that are known carcinogens and endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDC). A 2000 Swedish study found that higher rates of melanoma occurred in those who USED sunscreen versus those who sun bathed without.
- Women who avoid sunbathing during the summer are TWICE AS LIKELY TO DIE as those who sunbathe daily, according to a MAJOR June, 2014 study in Sweden featured in The Independent (UK).
- Sunscreen BLOCKS the body’s ability to produce vitamin D3 from the sun’s UVB rays, which is by far the best form of vitamin D.
- There is NO conclusive evidence that sunburns lead to cancer…or that sunscreens protect against melanoma, or that increased sun exposure increases the risk of melanoma.
- Environmentally, she notes: “In areas where there has been much exposure to ED [endocrine disrupting] chemicals, coral and other sea populations have died off and the prevalence of dual-sexed fish has risen.”
If you'd like to read more about that, THIS ARTICLE will blow your mind.
DIY is IN!
I'm a HUGE FAN of essential oils and how they can help you reach health and beauty goals by leaps and bounds.
If you'd like a free sample or would like to get started on how you can REMODEL YOUR ENTIRE life, including personal care products, reach out. I can help you do 1 of 3 (or all) things:
- Get 25% off Essential Oils (real ones…don't bother wasting your $ at the stores, they're not as pure nor intended for internal use)
- Learn how to make your own, use them, travel with them and LOVE ON YOUR BODY with them.
- Create a business advocating and coaching others how to do #1 and #2. If you're not in love with your current job, or wish to supplement the one you have now OR are a health practitioner like me and wish to GO DEEPER with health offerings by teaching your clients and patients how to care for their bodies beyond the propaganda (Secret deodorant, Neutrogena sunscreen, Tide detergent, Dove Soap, Crest toothpaste), let's talk.
SCHEDULE A TIME TO TALK WITH ME HERE
In the meantime, get your sunshine, put your toes in the sand, and hold your own hand…even if no one else will!
My hand is ALWAYS on yours. 🙂 Love you!