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Protecting Our Skin from the Sun

by Cindy Harrington, CNC, CHS, CINHC, CYT
Center for Nutritional Healing

It's that time of year - summer! We're out in the sun, enjoying the warm weather at home and on vacation. And we're doing our best to protect our skin from damage, usually with sunscreens, many of which have toxic chemicals that are readily absorbed into our bodies via the skin. It's a terrible trade off that you don't have to make. Because there's another, better way to protect your skin from sun damage. It gets to the root cause of why we burn and offers a simple, nutritional solution.

Sun damage to the skin, our largest organ, occurs when there is an imbalance of nutrients. It has to do with vitamin D, a very important pro-hormone; vitamin F, made up of essential fatty acids; and calcium, the most abundant mineral in the body. So here is what happens. When the sun's ultraviolet rays hit your skin, vitamin D is automatically produced (this is good). But, if you don't have enough vitamin F when this happens (and most of us don't), an imbalance of calcium occurs. You see, when you're in the sun, as your vitamin D level increases, that lack of vitamin F results in calcium moving out of the tissues and into the bloodstream. This is not good because calcium has a protective function for the skin and we need it in our tissues to protect us from sun damage including sunburn. The result is a lack of calcium in the skin tissues, creating the perfect storm by making our skin vulnerable to inevitable sun damage.

By simply taking natural, safe, whole food supplements, Cataplex F and Calcium Lactate from the company Standard Process, you can prevent this imbalance of nutrients from even occurring. Your skin is protected! A few of each before and during sun exposure is all you need.

For anyone concerned about sunburn, skin cancer and the negative effects of toxins in most sunscreens, this is an awesome discovery! It's the healthiest, safest option out there to protect your skin. At Center for Nutritional Healing, we offer Standard Process whole food supplements to all our clients. They are the best of the best and moderately priced.

Come to Center for Nutritional Healing and discover how you can enjoy the summer sun and the beneficial vitamin D it generates while naturally protecting your skin.