Sunscreen Accelerates Cancer and Blocks Vitamin D Generation

Sunscreen Accelerates Cancer and Blocks Vitamin D Generation

This was brought up recently and I thought it would be a good idea to share as it is soo commonly misunderstood and what perfect timing with the warmer weather coming up.

Myth 1: The sun causes cancer.

The sun has never ever been linked to solely causing skin cancer. This myth was brought forward by the sunscreen industry, dermatologists and the cancer industry. (Note: Cancer industry is a very big industry, hence why they don’t reveal the cure and use all donation money for other things)

So if I don’t use sunscreen then what?

Your skin may burn. I say may because not everyone’s skin will burn. It depends on the health of your skin. If you are deficient in antioxidants and vitamin B, you are much more likely to get a sun burn as your skin is not healthy enough to take in the UV rays properly. Those with darker skin are able to have their skin act as a built in sunscreen which means they will have a much harder time getting burnt.


Get your body well maintained with proper high quality nutrients, specifically vitamin B and antioxidants. Most diets contain eating a lot of acidic foods, fried-meats, heavy dairy products, fast foods and acidic pop. This is a perfect reason as to why many people will get burned in the sun. Their diets don’t contain healthy foods and their skin isn’t nutrient dense enough.



Using sunscreen. Sunscreen blocks your bodies ability to generate any vitamin D from the sun. This is why sunscreen is BAD. Not only does it have a boatload of chemicals in it, but it make you vitamin deficient. There are easy natural ways of protecting your skin, why use chemicals that cause cancer and make you vitamin deficient?

Vitamin D

Vitamin D is a very important nutrient to have proper amounts of in your body as it is responsible for the decrease on 4 out of 5 cancers of every kind as well as many other diseases when levels are properly maintained in the body.



The article below is from

Researchers at the Environmental Working Group, a Washington-based nonprofit, released their annual report claiming nearly half of the 500 most popular sunscreen products may actually increase the speed at which malignant cells develop and spread skin cancer because they contain vitamin A and its derivatives, retinol and retinyl palmitate.

Furthermore, the FDA has known about the dangers of vitamin A in sunscreens since ordering a study 10 years ago, but has done nothing to alert the public of the dangers.

“Retinyl palmitate was selected by (FDA’s) Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition for photo-toxicity and photocarcinogenicity testing based on the increasingly widespread use of this compound in cosmetic retail products for use on sun-exposed skin,” said an October 2000 report by the National Toxicology Program.

According to AOL news, other problems with sunscreens include:

  • The use of the hormone-disrupting chemical oxybenzone, which penetrates the skin and enters the bloodstream.
  • Overstated claims about performance.
  • The lack of needed regulations and oversight by the Food and Drug Administration.

Also, be careful where you discuss the danger involved with sunscreens. Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen has reportedly “infuriated cancer experts” by describing sunscreen as “poison”.

Bundchen refuses to use it on herself or her family because of the chemicals they contain. According to the Daily Mail:

“[Bundchen] made the comments at the launch of her own organic skin care range, which presumably doesn’t include sun care lotions.”

Bundchen, incidentally, is currently the highest paid supermodel in the world. She also has said that it should be against the law for healthy mothers to give their baby infant formula full of sugar, and often soy.


No need to continue doing or using things blindly; educate yourself, and then make your own decisions.

For the love of sunshine . . .

with passion & gratitude — jennifer


4 thoughts on “Sunscreen Accelerates Cancer and Blocks Vitamin D Generation

  1. This was extremely interesting to read, but I wasn’t convinced, so I did a little extra reading:

    It would appear the results fluctuate back and forth depending on whose study results you’re currently reading, but the two things agreed most heavily on are A. most sunscreens don’t provide complete protection since they do not block UV-A rays, and B. sunscreen can cause Vitamin D deficiency. But being Caucasian also leads me to a greater risk of dangerous UV-B absorption without it, sooo, back to my life motto:

    Everything in moderation.


    • I love love LOVE that you took the time to dig deeper on this article’s topic! In my opinion, that’s what it’s all about — not teaching people WHAT to think, but teaching them HOW to think — to ask questions and seek out available information!

      I’m so glad reading this one article didn’t convince you; if it had — I would be just as worried as if you’d chosen to not even read its content based on its hyper-provocative and controversial headline.

      When there is so much controversy around a single topic, we owe it to ourselves to research as many perspectives as possible, and then to make our own decisions. (Especially something like this that affects us directly, and that we have total control over the choices we can make surrounding it.)

      There’s no reason to blindly operate anymore! The information is out there; we just need to go seek it out.

      I, myself, will be garnering more info around the idea that we can build up our skin to be more inherently protective against the rays thanks to our nutrition. That struck a chord with me. How deliciously self-empowering! BUT, since I don’t know that I’ve ever heard that before, it’s time to search out info from various perspectives, and then make my own decisions from there.

      Thank you ever-so-much for taking the initiative to dig deeper, and for then taking the time to share about it with the Phoenix. I couldn’t have asked for a more spot-on example to support this over-all mindset I’m trying to perpetuate here. You rock!!! :)


  2. Throughout evolution, humans have depended on the sun for their vitamin D requirement ( 1 , 2 ). Indeed, a likely reason that melanin pigmentation devolved was to permit humans who migrated north and south of the equator to make enough vitamin D in their skin to satisfy their requirement ( 96 ). The recommendation for the avoidance of all sun exposure has put the world’s population at risk of vitamin D deficiency ( 97 ). This has become apparent in Australia, where a dramatic increase in skin cancer rates resulted in the promotion of never exposing the skin to direct sunlight without sun protection, ie, clothing or sunscreen. The so-called sun-safe message has resulted in a marked increase in the risk of vitamin deficiency in Australia ( 40 ).


  3. Sunscreen absorbs ultraviolet light and prevents it from reaching the skin. It has been reported that sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 8 based on the UVB spectrum can decrease vitamin D synthetic capacity by 95 percent, whereas sunscreen with an SPF of 15 can reduce synthetic capacity by 98 percent (Matsuoka et al., 1987).


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