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Sun exposure

There is an appalling attitude
emanating from the scientific community
exhorting humans to stay away
from direct sunlight.

Dermatology is wrong about

It is important to make the distinction between healthy sun exposure and sunburn.

Skin cancer
Grooming eliminates the possibility of developing
skin cancer.

It fails to guide humans on
how to take the sun rationally.

Your skin needs the sunlight

Wearing clothes or applying sun cream are liberating shortcuts for you, but what about your skin?
Your body needs several hours of daily exposure to our old friend and benefactor.
• Sunlight nourishes and energizes you.
• You need it to get the full nutritional value from the food you eat.
• Ultraviolet rays act as a natural antiseptic.
• Sunlight prevents many physical and mental ailments.
• ...

Vitamin D

Vitamin D is produced in skin that is exposed to sunlight.
It performs essential tasks in the maintenance of several organs.
It regulates your blood's calcium and phosphorous levels that are so important for bone formation and strength, as well as helping your immune system.
Since humans don't take enough sunshine, vitamin D is artificially added to their food, namely in milk.
This is synthetic vitamin D.
So, because of the unwillingness of our parents and ancestors to get out in the sun, we all are forced to intake this artificial substitute.

The sun is fun

Sunlight alters your mood, it makes you more cheerful.
It soothes your nerves and calms you down.
It gives you a general sense of well-being.


tan and sunburn

Healthy sun exposure
does exist

Dermatologists tell us that there is nothing like a healthy exposure to the sunshine.
For them, even the shortest display can cause irreparable harm to your skin.
Now, this attitude doesn't make any sense.
I think they are wrong.
We all think they are wrong.
It is urgent that they stop spreading their anti-sun heresy.

An insult to God

Dermatologists are insulting God with their pretension that our skin can't withstand natural living conditions on earth.
On the contrary, a healthy behavior surely can include lots of sun without causing any damage.
Your skin is equipped to thrive in direct sunlight and has wonderful systems to extract all it can from its warming energy
Only overexposure to the sun is detrimental.

Melanin; the natural sun screen

Melanin is the pigment that is responsible for the color of your skin.
It is found in plants, animals, micro-organisms and even in bacteria.
In humans, it acts as a natural sun screen.
Exposure to UV rays triggers melanin formation.
The amount produced varies depending on the sunshine received.
Melanin protects your skin from ultraviolet rays by absorbing them.
Nothing could be more natural.

Sunburn is to be avoided

Now, sunburn is something else and should not be confused with tanning.
Sunburn occurs when you overexpose your skin and you actually char the top layers of the epidermis.
It is a goof on your part, a mistake, a lack of care.
You've stayed too long in the sun.
You can maintain a deep tan without burning your skin.
You are responsible for monitoring excess heat at all times.
It is important to make the distinction between tanning and sunburn clear even to young children.
Tanning is healthy, sunburn is an injury.

Bad examples

Most cancer information papers take the skin of nuns (who seldom go outside) as examples of healthy skin.
Such an affirmation only proves that they have an unnatural vision of what skin should be.
Dermatologists point out the damages by showing the skins of fishermen, ruined by the sun.
In my view, fishermen have a completely wrong attitude towards sun exposure and should not be taken as examples of any natural behavior.
No animal would do that.
They are showing us exactly what to avoid by staying in the scorching sun without caring for their skin.

Distinguishing tan and sunburn

Tanning is a natural skin protection process in which melanin molecule production is increased.
Their dark pigmentation and shape act as a shield, warding your skin against the rays of the sun.
There is a limit to their action and taking shade is often the proper course of action.
Sunburn is terrible, you want to avoid it at any cost.
It can lead to skin cancer.
This being said, the effects of sunburn gets worse every year if the charred cells aren't removed by grooming them off.


Rational sun exposure

Animals sunbathing

We often see animals around us enjoying the sunshine.
Several documentaries present entire herds basking in the sun.
The energy from its rays is converted by the skin into physical strength and stamina.
Those animals are intelligent enough to take just what they need, then get out of its radiance.
Humans have lost part of their protection with the thinning of their fur.
But humans seem to also have lost part of their brain in the operation, forgetting their animality and submitting their skin to the worst offenses.

How to tan safely

The idea is to stay away from the scorching sun unless you are moving fast or near a body of water.
You can sense what is safe for you.
Your skin is the judge.
It will tell you how it feels about receiving the sunlight and alert you when it has enough.
But you must be watchful of its signals.
As soon as you feel a burning sensation, you should take cover.
Use your best judgment and monitor conditions continuously.

Taking the sun Taking shade

You want to take all the sun you can.
So, go outside and enjoy the sunshine.
But when you feel your skin telling you it has enough; take shade.
However, mostly if you find some way to cool it down, it may be ready for more sun after only a few minutes.
The idea is to go in and out of the sunlight.

Seasonal tanning

For populations living in regions where seasonal changes force a loss of tan, great care should be taken when re-exposing it in the spring.
The same goes for vacationers who travel to warmer climates.
Since it hasn't seen the sun for some time, your skin is too weak to defend itself.
It can't produce all the needed pigments right there, at that moment.
You have to expose your skin to the sun gradually and frequently for it to build up its shield.
A first seasonal tanning session could be as short as five minutes.

Being active under the sun

I think God has a precise idea of what you should be doing under the sun.
It's called moving, being active.
Anyway, if you stay in place, you cook.
You have to move if you want your cooling system to work.
The air you set in motion by going around reacts with your sweat, creating a cooling sensation.
This forms a layer of fresh air that surrounds your body.
You have to move fast enough for this to happen.
If you are nude and speeding around, your motion will keep you nice and cool.
Clothing hinders this process almost completely.

Clothes and sun cream

Wear as little clothing as you can.
Try to expose every part of your body periodically.
Wear clothes for protection, not vanity.

Sun creams are worse than clothes because of the chemicals that get into your poor skin, already suffocated by their presence.
Sun creams are the symbol of foolish sun exposure.
Well tanned skin needs no protection.
I spend my entire summers without putting on any sun cream and my skin never burns even though I spend several hours a day under direct sunlight.
I take care of my skin and would not let it burn.

Sunscreens deresponsibilize you

Putting on sun cream, mostly on children, is a gesture of irresponsibility that gives you and them a false sense of security.
It is a frivolous attitude since it relies on artificial means to try to become a superhuman.
Respectful tanning is much more complicated.


The end of skin cancer?

Skin cancer develops
inside fold crossings.
Grooming them solves the problem.

Skin cancer

•Spots on your head, shoulders, back and arms that are exposed to the sun can become cancerous.
•These appear as moles or colored spots on the skin and grow with time.

•Just press your nail on any of these spots and you will feel them cave in under the pressure.
•They can be removed through grooming.
•Had you groomed earlier, they would never have appeared.

Dermatologists haven't explored their skin with their nails.
All skin cancer studies are based on incomplete and incorrect knowledge of skin.

A melanoma is a fold crossing

Keratoses, carcinomas and melanomas are simply different stages and types of infection that can occur inside a fold crossing.
These troublespots generally first appear as acne during your youth, but as they grow, the pressure attacks the skin itself.
You are not supposed to let things get to this point.

Groomed skin could not
develop skin cancer

Once you've removed some of these spots on yourself, you realize how unhygienic they were.
It is understandable that disease could find a niche in such unattended places.
You can groom the mess away but, as you do, it becomes clear that you should not have left this happen.
If you have such spots on your skin, it will take you some time to groom them away but you can start enjoying the benefits of the sun now.

Ungroomed sunburned skin

Skin cancer information points out that most of the damage is done during one's youth, a period where more exposure occurs.
This shows how badly we educate our children about sunburn and taking shade.
Once the skin is scorched, part of it will peel off within the next few days.
It is what remains that causes problems.
Some burned epidermis cells are buried into the skin by the folding action and stay trapped in there for life.
In some cases, the body reacts to their presence.
The point is that these cells are supposed to be groomed off before damage is done.
Therefore, tanning is not the culprit, lack of grooming is.

Evolutionary obligation

Some people claim that, because of the thinning of the ozone layer and because we have less fur than before, humans skin has lost its ability to endure the rays of our life sustaining star.
We have to ask ourselves what we want for our future.
We can let our skin become less and less adapted to life on earth by seeking artificial protection.
We may be forcing our grandchildren to life indoors by refusing to push our skin to adapt.
If conditions change on this planet, should we not all try to evolve along with them?


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