The Cancer Wisdom Podcast

                     Published: July 8, 2022 Host: Simon Persson

In this episode, I will answer the question: can the sun give you cancer? Discover why moderate sun exposure can help you prevent cancer. 

Learn why humans need sunshine to be healthy and how the body generates vitamin D. Also, find out why you should avoid sunscreens and ways to get enough vitamin D.

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Summary


  • Sunshine is good for our heart, and we also know that moderate sunlight lowers the risk of colon, prostate and breast cancer, and other cancers.
  • Vitamin D controls our sleep cycles and creates strong bones.
  • The body uses UVB rays to generate inactive vitamin D3.
  • UVB rays cannot reach the earth unless the sun is 30° degrees above the horizon.
  • You can blame the pharmaceutical industry for starting our fear of the sun. 
  • Today's sunscreens block both UVA and UVB rays. 
  • Most sunscreens on the market are toxic. 
  • Moderate sunshine exposure does not cause cancer.
  • Everything in excess can be toxic.
  • It's more dangerous to avoid the sun altogether than it's to get regular moderate sunshine. 

How To Get Enough Vitamin D

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You will also discover things that can stop you from getting vitamin D.

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Episode transcript:

Simon: Sunshine may prevent cancer, not cause it. You need moderate sunshine to be healthy and avoid cancer. In this episode, you will learn why humans need sunshine to be healthy. And finally, you will discover why you should avoid sunscreens and how to get enough vitamin D.

Intro jingle: Welcome to the Cancer Wisdom Podcast. This podcast teaches you how to treat cancer with natural remedies without using toxic treatments. Discover how to take charge of your health and not be a slave to Big Pharma medicine. Here's your host Simon Persson.

Simon: This might be hard to believe, but sunshine is as important as food, shelter, water, and oxygen. Our ancestors knew the importance of sunshine. They saw it as something vital and holy.

But in our modern age, we are scared of the sun. But we shouldn't because sunshine is important for our health. Sunshine is good for our heart, and we also know that moderate sunshine lowers the risk of colon, prostate and breast cancer, and other cancers.

And we also need vitamin D from the sun to create strong bones. The sun also controls our biological clocks, which also controls our sleep patterns. And sunshine also makes you feel better.

The vitamin D process starts with the sun. So the sun generates electromagnetic radiation energy of various wavelengths. The sun generates radiation in the ultraviolet spectrum.

So there are three main ultraviolet rays,  UVA, UVB, and UVC. UVC rays get absorbed by the ozone in the atmosphere and never reach the earth.

And then we have UVB rays which the body needs to generate vitamin D.  And then we have UVA rays which contain much less energy than UVB. But it penetrates 100 times more than UVB and is more present than UVB rays.

The body generates vitamin D when UVB rays hit the skin's surface. The skin then creates inactive vitamin D3, and then the liver and kidneys activate it.

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble hormone which the body can store for later use. So that means that we can use our vitamin D stores for a couple of months. 

UV levels are more intense when the sun reaches its highest point in the sky. That means that vitamin D generation is weaker in the morning and afternoon.

The sun is also strongest near the equator, which is the shortest distance to the earth. UVB rays cannot reach the earth unless the sun is 30° degrees above the horizon. That's the reason why we cannot generate vitamin D in the winter in many countries.

But if you live closer to the equator, you can always get vitamin D throughout the year because the sun will always be 30° degrees above the horizon.

Many people have a fear of the sun. When they go outside during hot weather, everyone usually uses sunscreens to protect their skins.

You can blame the pharmaceutical industry for starting our fear of the sun. So there were aggressive educational campaigns created to start this anti-sunshine hysteria. We were taught that any amount of sunshine was bad for us.

And their main marketing point was that sunscreens could prevent skin cancer. And sadly, most of the dermatology profession has bought into this lie. They have also told everyone to stay out of the sun.

But there is little evidence that sunscreens actually prevent most types of skin cancer. The first sunscreens only blocked UVB rays, but not UVA.  

So that meant that people couldn't generate any vitamin D, and at the same time, their skins got damaged by UVA rays. But today's sunscreens block both UVA and UVB rays. Every time you use sunscreens, you cannot generate any vitamin D.

Some people usually travel to warm countries during the winter when they cannot generate any vitamin D in their own country. But then they go to the beach and use sunscreens and therefore cannot get any vitamin D.

So they falsely believe that they have gotten vitamin D and have wasted their money on a vacation that didn't give them much vitamin D. Most sunscreens on the market are also toxic. Sunscreens on the market contain chemical filters.

So there's usually a combination of two to six active ingredients. The most worrisome chemical is oxybenzone which can cause an allergic skin reaction. The foundation EVG found it in about 65% of the non-mineral sunscreen tested.

Melanomas are the most dangerous form of skin cancer,  and according to the expert, Dr. Michael Holick, moderate sunshine exposure does not cause cancer.

Too much UV radiation can damage the skin but not cause skin cancer. As long as you use moderate sunshine and respect your limit,  you will not become sick because of the sun.

But you can become sick if you get too much sunshine. I remember one summer when I wanted to tan, but I didn't respect my body's limit. My skin started to burn, and it became red. But I just continued to stay in the sun.

And then, when I came home, my skin started to peel off, and I had a sunstroke. For about one to two days, I had a fever and headache. So what I did wasn't smart, but I recovered quickly and didn't get skin cancer.

When you don't use sunscreen, you have to be more careful when you're in the sun. You need to respect your limits. So when I learned my lesson from my sunstroke, I didn't repeat this mistake.

One time I went to Thailand,  and when I went to the beach, my base was under a  palm tree, where I had some shade. And then I went for a swim, stayed in the sun for a couple of minutes until my skin dried. In this way, I got enough vitamin D, and I didn't burn my skin.

When you're in a country with stronger UV rays, you have to be careful to not stay too long in the sun. Your skin type also decides how long you should be in the sun.  

If you have darker skin, you need to stay longer in the sun. And if you have a very pale skin,  your skin might become red very rapidly. That means that you can generate more vitamin D in a shorter time than a black person.

Sunshine in moderation is good for your body, and you shouldn't be afraid of it. But everything in excess can be toxic, even water. I remember one time when I read a story about a mother called Jennifer Strange.

In 2007 a radio station created a competition where you could win a Nintendo console. This Nintendo Wii console used a new type of controller and was really popular.

So this woman wanted to give this console to her kids. The radio station said that the contestant that could drink the most water would win this console. Nintendo Wii can also mean to pee. Jennifer Strange drank a lot of water and came in second place.

Eventually, she died of water poisoning. So this became a big scandal, and the radio station fired the people that created this competition.

But even after this sad story, people didn't say that you shouldn't drink water. Every year people drown,  but that doesn't stop us from using water.

Everyone knows that moderate exercise is good for your health, but some people can die in the gym when they lift weights. But we don't tell people to stop exercising because we know the importance of it.

But somehow, we say that every amount of sunshine is bad for our body. But the truth is that people who get moderate sunshine exposure are less likely to get melanoma. Most melanomas occur on parts that receive little or no sun exposure.

People in Sweden, for example, get skin cancer even if the sun is not as strong, and they have very  long winters. It's actually more dangerous to avoid the sun altogether than it's to get regular moderate sunshine.

So you should always listen to your body and don't overdo it. You need to respect your limit. So stay in the sun until your skin turns pink. When I see that I have gotten too much sunshine, I usually stay inside, even if I want to go out. In this way, I don't damage my skin and can still get enough vitamin D.

If you want to learn how to generate more vitamin D,  then you should download our vitamin D guide. This guide teaches you how to measure your vitamin D and how to get enough of it.

And you will also discover things that can stop you from getting vitamin D, and you also get some tips about supplements if you can't get enough sunshine in your country.

So I will put a link to this guide in the show notes. Thanks for listening to this episode, and I'll see you in the next one.  

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About the Show

The Cancer Wisdom Podcast teaches you how to treat cancer with natural remedies without using toxic treatments.

Discover how to take charge of your health and not be a slave to Big Pharma medicine.

Your host:

Simon Persson


Simon Persson is a holistic cancer blogger passionate about natural health remedies. When he is not blogging, he enjoys nature, cooking, sports, and learning about the latest gadgets on the market.

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