It’s that wonderful time of year! Temperatures are rising, there are longer daylight hours, and late-night campfires are sparking up outdoors. Summer offers more time in the sun and nature, which provides us with many advantages. Unfortunately, there’s also some downsides.
Too much sunlight can lead to excess ultra-violet radiation (UVR) exposure. UVR has been linked to various harmful health conditions, such as increasing aging of the skin and skin cancer risk.
In my latest post and video, I provide an overview on the benefits of sunshine, as well as an education on the harms of too much UVR. I also empower you with information on how to naturally protect yourself from soaking in too many rays so you can enjoy summertime with less worry.
-The health benefits of the sun
-The dangers of UVR
-The pitfalls of chemical sunscreens vs. sunblock
-Natural supplements shown in clinical studies to help shield some of the negative effects of UVR (such as decreasing DNA damage, inflammation, skin aging, and skin cancer risk)
– Foods that may help protect from the detriments of UVR
-The importance of knowing about the phototoxicity of certain essential oils
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Here’s to a wonderful, safe summer and a Happy Fourth of July!
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Disclaimer: This material is for information purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prescribe for any illness. You should check with your doctor regarding implementing any new strategies into your wellness regime. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA.
This information is applicable ONLY for therapeutic quality essential oils. This information DOES NOT apply to essential oils that have not been tested for purity and standardized constituents. There is no quality control in the United States, and oils labeled as “100% pure” need only to contain 5% of the actual oil. The rest of the bottle can be filled with fillers and sometimes toxic ingredients that can irritate the skin. The studies are not based solely on a specific brand of an essential oil, unless stated. Please read the full study for more information.