We can keep a great many toxins our of our bodies by considering our skin as a “second mouth” in the amount of substances that enter our bodies through that “portal”. Our skin is our largest organ. While it gets much attention regarding its appearance, it is little considered for its health unless it is injured.
However, just as our cell membranes are “on the front line” of our inner environment, our skin is on the front line of our outer environment. Our skin absorbs what we rub on it, pour on it, wash over it . . . you get the point. Yet, again, we don’t think a great deal about our skin’s
function. We just want it to be pretty and not hurt.
Certainly medical science is aware of the skin’s absorbing mechanisms because it now uses skin patches for delivery of many kinds of pharmaceuticals. Skin patches are often used to deliver pharmaceuticals with varying degrees of impact both on skin and biochemistry.
Our skin has an essential function of absorbing solar electrons and photons from sunshine
and then our bodies use the products of that absorption to produce vitamin D. For succinct details about the importance of REAL vitamin D as opposed to the steroid hormone produced in a lab and labeled “Vitamin D2 or D3, I refer you to Shane Ellison (www.thepeopleschemist.com/blog) (search Vitamin D). Ellison points out that ONLY exposure to the sun a minimum of 45 minutes 2 or 3 times a week (especially your belly or other large “patch” of skin) produces REAL vitamin D which is ESSENTIAL for health. If you cannot get that exposure, he recommends a natural cod liver oil that DOES NOT (read the label) contain synthetic D2 or D3. Nordic Naturals is a brand without that stealth hormone added.
Regarding toxicity of chemical sunscreens, I refer you to a wellpresentedreport on the chemicals in sunscreen and encourage you to consider our need forsunlight exposure on our skin and the risks of chemical sun blockers. I encourage you to make your own informed decisions. Our skin provides several square feet of absorbent surface;therefore, what we slather and spray on it is significant. Environmental Working Group linkhttp://www.ewg.org/2013sunscreen/the-trouble-with-sunscreen-chemicals/ provides a good chartof sunscreen chemicals.
Considering care of our skin, there is yet another benefit of Dr. Johanna Budwig’s research (published in her book, Cancer the Problem and the Solution. She is well known for taking over care of late stage cancer patients (in her native Germany) and restoring them to full health. She notes that exposure to sunshine for a short time daily was a great part of the healing regimen. In my book, Slam the Door on Cancer and Lock It Out of Your Life, available at www.amazon.com , I share a great deal about the protocol Dr. Budwig used including her flax oil/protein “diet”. I credit her protocol as a very important element in my own healing process and still adhere to it through smoothies and salad dressings made from the flax oil and high sulfur proteins like yogurt and cottage cheese.
In addition, Dr. Budwig actually compounded what she termed “ELDI (Electron Differentiation) Oils” mixing 75% flax oil with 25% wheat germ oil. She applied this mixture to the skin of some of her patients –
particularly late stage cancer patients. She also sometimes used flax oil enemas for those
patients. All of Dr. Budwig’s flax oil treatment (including nutrition), she writes in the above cited book, brought
dramatic healing to her patients so that they could benefit from sunlight exposure.
Flax oil is not a major vitamin D source like cod liver oil; however, it is a source of solar photons and our body has these electron rich photons in every healthy cell. We really are “the light of the world”.
I encourage you to be very aware of your “largest organ” or your skin and take care what you absorb through it. I personally use some natural sunscreen products ONLY if I’m out in the direct sunlight without shade or sun protective clothing for more than an hour at a time.
If you do have damaged skin including aged skin, I encourage you to read Shane Ellison, M.S.’s book Over-the-Counter Natural Cures.. Chapter One is a wealth of information regarding skin restoration and care amongst other topics. He also includes a chapter, “Avoid Cancer Now” that is available as a free pdf online. I believe you will find it at several links if you search “Shane Ellison’s Avoid Cancer Now chapter”.