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What Makes Sunscreens Toxic?


Facts taken from Dr Mercola’s Website

A study in the April 2004 Journal of Chromatography found that there was significant penetration into the skin of all sunscreen agents they studied. And slathering a carcinogenic agent onto your skin may in fact be worse for your health than ingesting it, as it goes straight into your blood stream.

By following experts’ recommendations to apply generous amounts of sunscreen every few hours to prevent skin cancer, you are likely absorbing a fair amount.

Making matters worse, scientists are not even sure whether sunscreen prevents against melanoma in the first place. They’ve suggested that sunscreen may prevent sunburn, but may fail to actually protect against cancer because most sunscreens only screen out UVB, which makes vitamin D, not the UVA that causes most of the damage.

Some studies have even found a link between melanoma and the use of commercial sunscreen! Additionally, potentially harmful chemicals such as dioxybenzone and oxybenzone are some of the most powerful free radical generators known to man. And yet other studies have linked specific chemical UV filters with the transsexualization of male fish and coral reef degradation.

Use ONLY natural sunscreen with safe, non-toxic ingredients, so as to not add to your toxic load, YOU DON’T NEED EXTRA TOXIC LOAD WITH YOUR MS and perhaps still not be protected from damaging UVA.

As you can see from this list, compiled from the Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep website, there are lots of potential dangers lurking in your sunscreens:

Octinoxate (Octyl Methoxycinnamate) The most widely used sunscreen ingredient, known for its low potential to sensitize skin or act as a phototallergen. Estrogenic effects are noted in laboratory animals as well as disruption of thyroid hormone and brain signaling. Has been found to kill mouse cells even at low doses when exposed to sunlight!
Oxybenzone (Benzophenone-3) Associated with photoallergic reactions. This chemical absorbs through your skin in significant amounts. It contaminates the bodies of 97% of Americans according to Centers for Disease Control research. Health concerns include hormone disruption and cancer.
Octisalate Octisalate is a weak UVB absorber with a generally good safety profile among sunscreen ingredients. It is a penetration enhancer, which may increase the amount of other ingredients passing through skin.
Avobenzone (Parsol 1789) Primarily a UVA-absorbing agent, sunlight causes this unstable ingredient to break down into unknown chemicals, especially in the presence of another active, Octinoxate.
Octocrylene Produces oxygen radicals when exposed to UV light.
Homosalate Research indicates it is a weak hormone disruptor, forms toxic metabolites, and can enhance the penetration of a toxic herbicide.
Micronized Titanium Dioxide Sunscreens with micronized titanium dioxide may contain nanoparticles. Micronized TiO2 offers greater sun protection than conventional (larger) particles. These small particles do not penetrate skin but may be more toxic to living cells and the environment. Inhalation of powders and sprays is a concern.
Micronized Zinc Oxide Same as Micronized Titanium Dioxide, above.
Titanium Dioxide Appears safe for use on skin, due to low penetration but inhalation is a concern.
Ensulizole (Phenylbenzimidazole Sulfonic Acid) Known to produce free radicals when exposed to sunlight, leading to damage of DNA, this UVB protector may have the potential to cause cancer.
Nano Zinc Oxide Nano zinc oxide offers greater sun protection than larger zinc particles. Comparatively little is known regarding potential health effects of nanoparticles. They do not penetrate healthy skin, and thus appear to pose a low health risk in lotions. Inhalation of powders and sprays is a concern.
Nano Titanium Dioxide Same as Nano Zinc Oxide, above.
Zinc Oxide Zinc has a long history of use in sunscreen and other skin care products; little absorption and no adverse health effects are reported.
Padimate O (Octyl Dimethyl PABA / PABA Ester) A derivative of the once-popular PABA sunscreen ingredient, research shows this chemical releases free radicals, damages DNA, has estrogenic activity, and causes allergic reactions in some people.
Menthyl Anthranilate 1 study found that it produces damaging reactive oxygen species when exposed to sunlight.
Mexoryl SX 2 hours of sunlight can degrade as much as 40% of this active ingredient. Low skin penetration.
Methylene Bis-Benzotriazolyl Tetramethylbutylphenol Not an approved active ingredient in the U.S.  Few studies exist on this chemical. It is photostable and does not absorb through your skin.
Sulisobenzone (Benzophenone-4) Can cause skin and eye irritation. Does not penetrate your skin to a large degree, but enhances the ability of other chemicals to penetrate.
Benzophenone-2 Not approved for use in United States sunscreens. Concerns about hormone disruption.

Toxins and MS


Toxins is a topic that cannot be covered easily. Toxins are produced by living cells. Everyone knows that toxins are connected to many serious health problems such as cancer. They are contained to many foods (especially processed food), more or less in the air we breath, within known poisons, basically everywhere. Basic inhibitory function of the toxins is to block the cells receptors so the cells cannot absorb the essential substances for their normal growth.

My doctor says there are thousands of them inside our colon. There are cases when scientists want to provoke artificial cancer to mice for experimentation purposes so they use some extremely cancerous toxins from our colon!

What in my opinion one should know is the magic word “detoxification”. It is one of the major functions of the liver and kidneys. Remember that fat stores toxins! The key here is to follow some steps for detoxification in everyday life.

1. Try to accompany your meat with a glass of good quality wine (IWT)*. Wine is said to help burn the fat (which is oxidized easily).

2. Stick to your gluten free anti fungus diet.

3. Try to go to the toilet everyday (basic detoxification process) and if you’re having constipation problems use some physical cathartic. In case your colon remains for more than one day uncleaned toxins are produced which are absorbed into your blood stream. It is one of the most common cause which deteriorates your MS symptoms.

4. If you use B12 vitamin try to use the type called “Methylcobalamine” because of its detoxification properties.

5. Ask your therapist if you need to use any herbal, homeopathy remedies which helps body to detox.

6. Fruits, small Fish (not very often because almost all fish contain a small or high amount of heavy metals), vegetables play a crucial role to our body’s detoxification.

7. By discarding Heavy Metals you’re detoxification yourself! So B1 plays a crucial rolle to detoxification process.

8. Eliminate alcohol, smoking.

*(ITW)=If Well Tolerated

See also the “How the protocol helps you detoxify from heavy metals” page.

Οι τοξίνες είναι ένα θέμα που δεν μπορεί να καλυφθεί εύκολα. Οι τοξίνες παράγονται από τα ζωντανά κύτταρα. Όλοι ξέρουν πως οι τοξίνες συνδέονται με πολλές σοβαρές παθήσεις όπως ο καρκίνος. Βασική ανασταλτική τους λειτουργία στην φυσιολογία του οργανισμού είναι να μπλοκάρουν τους υποδοχείς των κυττάρων εμποδίζοντας την πρόσληψη από τα κύτταρα απαραίτητων ουσιών. Περιέχονται σε πολλά φαγητά (ειδικά επεξεργασμένα) περισσότερο ή λιγότερο στον αέρα που αναπνέουμε , μέσα σε γνωστά δηλητήρια, ουσιαστικά παντού.

Ο γιατρός μου λέει ότι υπάρχουν χιλιάδες τοξίνες μέσα στο έντερό μας πολλές από τις οποίες είναι εξαιρετικά επικίνδυνες.

Φανταστείται πως κάποιες από αυτές χρησιμοποιούνται για να προκληθεί τεχνητός καρκίνος σε ποντίκια πειραματόζωα μέσα σε μερικές εβδομάδες!

Κατά τη γνώμη μου η μαγική λέξη εδώ είναι “ΑΠΟΤΟΞΙΝΩΣΗ”. Είναι στοιχειώδης λειτουργία του συκωτιού και των νεφρών. Θυμηθείται ότι το λίπος αποθηκεύει τοξίνες. Το κλειδί εδώ είναι να ακολουθούμε καθημερινά κάποια βήματα που βοηθούν σε αυτή τη διαδικασία.

1. Προσπαθήστε να συνοδεύετε το κρέας σας με ένα ποτήρι καλής ποιότητας κρασί (ΑΕΑ)*. Το κρασί βοηθά στο κάψιμο του λίπους.

2. Ακολουθείστε την ελεύθερη γλουτένης αντιμυκητιακή σας δίαιτα.

3. Φροντίστε να πηγαίνεται καθημερινά στην τουαλέτα (βασική μέθοδος αποτοξίνωσης). Το ζήτημα αυτό είναι κρίσιμο! Σε περίπτωση που το έντερό σας μένει γεμάτο ή μισογεμάτο για πάνω από μια ημέρα τότε παράγονται τοξίνες, που απορροφούνται στο αίμα. Στη συντριπτική πλειοψηφία των περιπτώσεων αυτό εντείνει τα συμπτώματά σας.

Βεβαιωθείται ότι αυτό γίνεται με ποιότητα χωρίς προβλήματα (άνετη αφόδευση). Το έντερό μας είναι γύρω στα 7 μέτρα και για να αδειάσει χρειάζεται ηρεμία και χρόνο. Αν έχετε προβλήματα δυσκοιλιότητας χρησιμοποιήστε κάποιο φυτικό καθαρκτικό.

4. Εάν χρησιμοποιείτε βιταμίνη Β12 προσπαθήστε να κάνετε χρήση του τύπου “Μεθυλκομπαλαμίνη” λόγω των αποτοξινοτικών ιδιοτήτων της.

5. Ρωτήστε το γιατρό σας αν χρειάζεστε κάποιο βότανο, ομοιπαθητικό που βοηθά στην αποτοξίνωση. Υπάρχει πληθώρα σκευασμάτων (Super Detox κλπ)

6.Τα φρούτα, τα ψάρια και τα λαχανικά παίζουν σημαντικό ρόλο στην αποτοξίνωση. Αν βεβαίως πρόκειται για βιολογικά.

7. Με το να αποβάλλετε βαρέα μέταλλα αποτοξινώνεστε! Άρα η Β1 παίζει κρίσιμο ρόλο στη διαδικασία της αποτοξίνωσης.

8. Σταματήστε το αλκοόλ και το κάπνισμα.

*(ΑΕΑ)=Αν Είναι Ανεκτά

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