It’s 2023.  And yet we live in a world where the average human being believes the sun- you know, the thing in the sky that makes ALL life possible- causes cancer.

This is the farthest thing from the truth.   We have a long way to go.  

And it’s going to be up to you to help educate others and create this shift in consciousness.

I’m not saying sunburns and skin cancer don’t exist.  I’m saying we have strayed so far away from Nature that the average human being can’t handle sun exposure like every other animal living on the Earth’s surface.  It’s not the sun’s fault that we are becoming weaker with each generation.

This is a self-made issue.  That means it’s on us to clean up our own mess.

We start fixing this when we stop blaming external forces, like the sun, for our problems, and focus on what we can control, which is our terrain.  

Problem is, one of those isn’t exactly profitable.

Each year, roughly six million people are treated conventionally for skin cancer, and that number is growing.  It costs Americans  $8.9 billion annually to treat skin cancer in this manner. 

The only way this is going to change is with a mindset shift.   We must acknowledge the truth: it is your internal terrain, not the sun itself, that causes cancer.

And no, it doesn’t matter how fair-skinned you are, you CAN become more tolerant of the sun.  Like all things in life, it’s going to take some time, effort, and a touch of common sense. 

There are catalysts that leave Modern Humans more prone to skin cancer than previous generations.  Any of these can leave you more susceptible:

If your body is in an acidic, toxic state, you’re more likely to end up with any number of modern-day diseases that are common, not normal.

If you have a healthy, robust terrain, you are incorporating healthy foods, habits, etc., and you don’t fear the sun, you’re not going to get skin cancer.

How Did We Get Here?

Before the Modern Craze

Did you know that before the advent of antibiotic drugs in the 1930s, many doctors in Europe actually recommended sunlight therapy (also known as heliotherapy)?

Before that, someone was even awarded a Nobel Prize for discovering the powerful benefits of sunlight?

I know, it would seem crazy to the average modern-day human.

Niels Reiberg Finsen began using sunlight as a treatment for primarily two diseases: smallpox and tuberculosis of the skin (due to lack of Vitamin D).  He also discovered that UV radiation benefited those who had been diagnosed with lupus vulgaris, a skin condition.  As I mentioned, he ended up winning a Nobel Prize for his work in 1903, a year before he passed away.

Between him and Dr. Auguste Rollier, they found that heliotherapy can actually have an enormous amount of benefits, including:

By 1933, the two of them recorded over 165 different diseases that could benefit from sunlight exposure.

One can argue that sunlight is actually the most powerful broad-spectrum medicine on the planet.

The Success of Finsen and Rollier

Over a span of about twenty years, Dr. Finsen treated about 2,000 patients successfully with heliotherapy.  In the case of Dr. Rollier, 80% of his patients were deemed cured and discharged.  During Dr. Rollier’s peak, he operated 36 clinics in Switzerland.  The clinics were located 5,000 feet above sea level.  

Why so high?  The intensity of ultraviolet light increases by 4% for every 1,000 feet of elevation above sea level.  So at 5,000 feet, the sun’s UV intensity is increased by 20%.

That’s right, he wanted MORE UV light exposure, not less.

Rollier found that sunbathing early in the morning particularly, along with a nutritious diet, produced the best outcomes.  

He recommended gradually building up sun exposure over time. Those who had not been exposed to the sun for long would gradually increase their exposure over time.

Rollier died in 1954, and unfortunately the healing power of the sun was seemingly lost with him.

Changing Course

The 1960s introduced the onslaught of “miracle drugs” that set the stage for many of the advertisements and medical practices we see today in America.  

By the 1980s, the public was being incessantly harassed about the dangers of sunbathing and the potential risks of skin cancer from sun exposure, despite there being real evidence to link the two.  It also flies in the face of all the previous generations of humans and other surface animals that have never had issues with skin cancer.

Obviously, this message terrorized enough people, and a new problem was created.  And with that problem, corporate and lobbying interests responded as they tend to do, with another “miracle cure” in the form of sunscreen.  It grew to the point where it became an actual industry.

Since the time of Rollier, the collective consciousness has pretty much taken a complete 180॰ turn.

It’s going to take those who are willing to take the ‘risk’ of exposing themselves to sunlight to find that the sun actually makes them feel better.  This is provided, of course, that they do not use sunscreens or burn their skin due to overexposure too quickly.

Yes, there can be too much of a good thing when too much is done too fast.  Common sense isn’t too common nowadays.  However, no sun exposure or actively blocking it with chemical sunscreens and sunglasses IS WORSE!

You can see in this study here, avoidance of the sun is associated with GREATER risk of death from all causes.

We will discuss how to adapt to the sun in a healthy way later on our journey.  For now, understand that cutting out or substantially reducing the thing that makes life possible on Earth is going to make health outcomes worse- not better.

But first, we have to talk about skin cancer itself.

What is Skin Cancer?

There are plenty of misconceptions that come with cancer.  I understand this can be a sensitive topic.  I have had close family members that have gone the conventional approach and are alive today.  So I understand how impactful a diagnosis can be not only on the individual, but everyone in the periphery as well.

Before diving into the main types of skin cancer, I want to set one thing straight.  All cancers are fundamentally the same.  They are generally categorized by their location in the body (breast, prostate, lung, etc.).  Yet while millions of dollars each year are raised to find “cures” for each of these, it avoids the true nature of the problem.

Cancer cells are simply cells that are damaged by their own acidic wastes.  Cancer is not an entity that can travel to other tissues (or cells) and magically turn them into cancer cells.  However, the acid environment that leads to this cell damage is systemic.

Cancer simply will not exist in an alkaline, cleansed body.  

When organs and glands are underactive from inflammation (acidosis) or toxicity, a host of imbalances and disease conditions can result.  Skin cancer can certainly be one of them.

Cells and tissues become stronger or weaker depending upon genetics (strengths and weakness passed on through the actions of one’s parents), one’s lifestyle (ie. what you eat, drink, breathe, what is absorbed through your skin), and by what you think and feel (emotions).  

We already live in a world where 50% of people are expected to get cancer at some point during their lifetime.  Now is the time for every single person to stand up and take charge of their own health.  No one else is going to do it for you.

Consumption of excess proteins, acidic foods, and mucus-forming substances (milk, processed sugars, etc.) will also hamper your lymphatic system, leading to stagnation and congestion.  This leads to a more acidic body that must detoxify first!  Bear in mind, modern humans bear an incredible toxic never before seen in history, including (but not limited to):

All of this together creates a heavy immune burden and an acidic, toxic body.  This leads to cellular hypoactivity, cancer, and ultimately cell death.

So, with that out of the way, let’s get to skin cancer.

Skin Cancer

Most skin cancers develop as a result of an assault on the melanocytes.  Melanocytes are melanin-producing cells located in the bottom layer (the stratum basale) of the skin’s epidermis, the middle layer of the eye (the uvea), the inner ear, vaginal epithelium, meninges, bones, and heart.

Skin cancers are easily detected because, unlike many cancers found inside the body, these arise on the surface.  It should be no surprise that skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed form of cancer.

Generally speaking, there are three primary types of skin cancer:

  1. Basal cell carcinoma (BCC)
  2. Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC)
  3. Malignant melanoma

The first two (BCC and SCC) are considered non-melanomas and are more common.  Malignant melanomas are rarer, but much more lethal by comparison.

Let’s look at these in a little more detail.

Basal Cell Carcinoma

BCC is the most common form of skin cancer today.  It tends to be the least dangerous, with the lowest chance to spread.  BCC usually appears as a raised, smooth bump on the surface of the skin.  It may have an almost “pearly” appearance.  If not properly addressed, it can burrow into the underlying tissue causing disfigurement and serious damage.  BCC accounts for the majority of skin cancer diagnoses.  

Squamous Cell Carcinoma

SCC is considered more dangerous than BCC.  Clinically, it appears to be darker in color, usually red.  It also appears thicker and almost scaly in nature.  It is possible that these lesions can bleed and ulcerate.  If not properly managed, they can develop into a larger mass.

Malignant Melanoma

These are the most dangerous form of skin cancer and carry the poorest prognosis.  If not detected early, these are more difficult to treat and can spread rapidly.  Malignant melanomas account for roughly 75% of the deaths associated with all skin cancers, so it’s a big deal.

Generally, malignant melanomas begin in moles or areas of abnormal appearing skin that involve melanocytes.  A change in color, shape, size, or elevation of a mole may indicate a malignant melanoma.  An appearance of a new mole during adulthood, new pain, itching, bleeding, or ulceration can be a few signs of a potential malignant melanoma.

They also have other characteristics, like:

There is no doubt that skin cancers are becoming more common.  The real question is: how did the sun suddenly become so vicious trying to kill people after thousands of years of not doing so?

Did the sun have a change of heart?  Did ultraviolet light just become “ultra-violent” overnight?

We shall find out!  


Before diving in, it’s important to understand that the sun’s influence on human skin is based on three primary factors:

  1. The sun itself- which is the producer of UV light
  2. The Earth and atmosphere, through which UV rays have to travel (or get obstructed by)
  3. The human being who comes into contact with UV light.

Guess which one is the major variable?  It’s number 3.

The takeaway message here is this: the most important factor that determines whether or not your skin will be damaged by the UV light is not the sun, rather the person’s ability to adapt to his or her natural environment.  

For example, when we look at skin cancer, we know that incidence rates are rising.  

Has the sun changed?  No. 

The atmosphere? Not really.  

What about human behavior and activity?

Despite the alarms ringing about climate change, there is no abnormal rise of UV radiation leaving the sun.  So option three is the winner here!

Each year since the new millennium, at least 1 million Americans are diagnosed with some form of skin cancer annually.  In 1980, that number was 8,000 people in the previous eight years

The Ozone Excuse

With an understanding that nothing about the sun itself has really changed over the course of human history, the conventional medical community has moved to another reason for you to fear the sun: the ozone layer.  

Many in the medical community point a finger at the changing environment, specifically the ozone layer, for its danger to human beings.  They are convinced that UV light exposure is ultimately the cause of skin cancer.

This theory assumes that the thinning of the ozone layer allows too much UV light to penetrate the atmosphere and reach the Earth’s surface.  Supporters state that because of this, UV is destroying all kinds of cells like skin and eye cells.

However, this theory doesn’t really have any scientific backing.  There is no real evidence that a reduction in the ozone layer has caused an increase in skin cancer rates.  

Again- look to Nature.  Humans (and domesticated animals) are the only species that suffer from skin cancers.

We know that variations in ozone (which we know can happen annually), have a negligible effect on the intensity of UVB radiations when compared to geographical variations on the planet itself.  In other words, there is no “abnormal thinning” occurring.  

UVB radiation increases about 5000% from pole to equator, and this is mostly due to the angle of the sun.  For example, a 10% increase at mid-latitudes translates to traveling about 60 miles towards the equator.

Even with this known fact, there is no reason for people living close to the equator to fear for their lives.  Greater UV intensity does not make a person more vulnerable to skin damage or cancer.  In fact, we know that the opposite is true.

The goal of many modern scientists in this space is to “prove” that UVB radiation increases skin cancer incidences.  This is why there has been such a craze trying to “prove” the depletion of the ozone layer, but unfortunately there isn’t really any evidence to support this.

Most studies that have looked at this, like one studying Toronto from 1989-1993, was found to be faulty due to weather disturbances during that time period.  This is an example.

So what’s really going on?

Is There Proof?

Turns out, there have been UV radiation measurements taken in the United States as far back as 1974.  Between 1974 and 1985, UV radiation didn’t increase.  It actually fell by an average of 0.7% annually, continuing to do so beyond that.

With this knowledge, mainstreamers would have concluded that skin cancer rates would have decreased, right?  WRONG!  Skin cancer rates actually doubled during that same 11-year span.

This is just one study that completely contradicts the theory that UV radiation is the cause of skin cancer.  Despite this study, and others like it, most people are still in a state of panic when it comes to the sun.

This caused a big enough ruckus that it actually led to the 1985 Vienna Convention, whose goal was to provide a framework for international restrictions on the production of ozone depleting substances.

Slaper et al.’s goal was to assess how these restrictions would affect skin cancer rates.  They used three different scenarios.

  1. No restrictions on noxious substances
  2. Restriction on the production of five known ozone-depleting agents by 50%
  3. Production of 21 known ozone-depleting chemicals was to be completely halted

The studies were performed under the assumption that these restrictions would be uniform worldwide, and that there would be no radical change in human behavior towards sun exposure.  Taking these assumptions into account, this is how their models predicted the scenarios would play out…

  1. Skin cancer rates would quadruple by 2100
  2. Only a “doubling” of skin cancer by 2100
  3. Only a 10% incidence rate increase in 60 years (by around 2045).

They conducted these models assuming varying rates of ozone depletion over a 100-year span.  It is worth noting that ground-stationed UV detectors did not concur with satellite detectors.

They also assumed a dose-response relationship between UV radiation and skin cancer- based on the only studies done previously to this, which were done on mice.

Of course, we now know these models are completely false, as skin cancer rates have increased well beyond those numbers predicted.

Another point worth noting is that melanomas- the most dangerous form of skin cancer- are more common in people who tend to spend more time inside and work indoors.   Another interesting note is that many cancerous lesions tend to appear on areas of the skin not normally exposed to the sun, like the eye, the rectum, vulva, vagina, mouth, respiratory tract, GI tract, and bladder.

So all this begs the question: since UV radiation is actually decreasing and skin cancers were much less common when UV intensity was stronger 100 years ago, what are the other factors that may be playing a role in sun cancer?

The sun and Earth have not suddenly become hostile towards human beings.  There is no physiological or anatomical change that could describe this.  Rather, we have detached ourselves far from our Natural ways.

We also have to share the truth about UV light.

The Truth About UV Light

Hopefully, we have established that UV light reaching the Earth is not actually increasing.  

Despite this fact, modern conditioning has gotten average humans to the point where they are scared of pretty much any UV radiation.  The average person thinks someone is “careless” or “reckless” if they do not apply sunscreens on a regular basis to protect themselves from the UV radiation.

The belief that the sun is going to harm humans has done more harm than almost any other modern medical dogma.  You can argue that this should be a crime against humanity.

Some mainstream doctors today are finally acknowledging the fact that you should actually get some sun exposure (usually in the ballpark of 15-20 minutes daily) before slathering yourself from head-to-toe in chemical sunscreens.

So hey, there’s some progress!

If the UV light-cancer theory was correct, you’d see the people living closest to the equator and at the greatest altitudes with the highest incidences of skin cancer.  

Turns out, the exact opposite is the case.  And this isn’t just for skin cancer, but all different forms of cancer.  Again, these are places where UV radiation is greatest!  There is nothing “ultra-violent” about ultraviolet radiation, in fact, as you will see, it can be incredibly healing!

Sunlight is NOT threatening your life.  In fact, it is the opposite!  It gives you life!

Just think about this for a second.  How did all of those generations prior to modern humans possibly make it without constantly applying sunscreen?  Were they ravaged with skin cancers?  Of course not.

The tune on this is finally starting to change, but we have a long way to go.  

To fix this, we need to start with the main violator, if you will: UV Light.

What is UV Light?

Generally speaking, there are three main types of solar radiation.

UV Rays themselves are further broken down into three subcategories:

In today’s modern world, there are some lamps and tools that can produce UV radiation (like welding tools), but the primary source is going to be from the sun.

UV radiation from the sun isn’t uniform throughout the day.  It is also different in different areas of the world.  In most places, it will be its highest around midday.  It is estimated that roughly half of all UV radiation occurs around the few hours before and after noon.  

The ozone layer is primarily responsible for absorbing most UV radiation, allowing only a small portion of it through.  Many humans take the next step by eliminating even more sunlight in the form of windows, houses, spectacles, sunglasses, sun lotions, and clothing.

Note: under normal circumstances windows would actually admit UV light.  However, many modern windows have UV filters that are at least 95% effective.  Even regular prescription glasses and contact lenses have built-in UV filters.

Now, for a little physics lesson.  Generally speaking, the longer the wavelength, the deeper something can penetrate a surface.  

In the ozone layer, all the UVC and most of the UVB are absorbed.  This is because these are shorter wavelengths than UVA and some UVB rays.  Knowing this, you can see how longer wavelengths, toward red and infrared, can actually penetrate deeper layers of the skin.

Despite what you hear, there are many benefits to UV light, including:

There’s also the other end of the visible light spectrum, called infrared, which has its own benefits, including:

As mentioned above, the list of benefits is literally endless.  So why all the fuss about skin cancer?

You may have noticed that human beings are quite an adaptable species.  We have become so ingenious that many of us have left our natural habitat- the tropics- to live in otherwise inhospitable environments.  This feat would have been impossible without the ingenuity of the modern mind!

These adaptations have allowed humans to adapt to varying degrees of temperatures (to a degree, no pun intended!), pressures, humidity, sunlight, and others.

There are certain features that seem to help humans adapt to these environments- to a degree!

I need to make this clear, the reasons humans have been able to dominate the entire planet like no other species is due mostly to behaviors, NOT physical adaptations.  

No one can survive an arctic, or even a temperate climate night without clothing, shelter, and/or a heat source.

No other species on the planet has access to these.  Humans are not the exception to the laws of Nature, no matter how hard the Modern Human tries.

Self-Regulating Mechanisms

Nature doesn’t make mistakes.  The human body has perfect self-regulating mechanisms that protect it from the harshness of certain elements in Nature.

For example, after swimming in a sea or lake for an extended period, you may notice skin swelling, shivering, and circulatory signs.  This is the body letting you know it is time to get out of the water.

Get too close to a fire?  Who hasn’t touched a hot stove as a child and immediately regretted it.  But you learned your lesson, right?

Eating the natural foods that Mother Nature provides grants us strength and energy.  The Modern Western Diet has only led to obesity, cancer, autoimmune responses, and heart disease.

Similarly, the sun should be viewed with the same respect.  Sunlight, in my opinion, is the most powerful medicinal tool on the planet.  

The sun can cause damage only if the person has not appropriately adapted to it!  Anyone can relearn this with time and effort!

Unfortunately, people take it to extremes and misinterpret Nature.  They do not understand that, like anything worthwhile, it takes time and the appropriate context to adapt once again.  

Just think about it for a second.  Doesn’t it make more sense to say that modern humans’ tendency toward unnatural things like…

AND MORE are more likely the reason that folks struggle with conditions like skin cancer and cataracts than the very natural source that allows the continued growth and evolution on the planet throughout time?

Interestingly enough, many of these things didn’t even exist 100 years ago- when UV radiation was stronger, yet no one was getting skin cancer.

Can you see how illogical this mainstream narrative is?  The same source that allows for life to exist is now somehow killing humans (and only humans apparently) by the droves?  Come on now.  

Even the US FDA is beginning to “see the light,” a little bit.   There are some light therapies used for esophageal and lung cancer- with fewer risks than surgery or chemotherapy.

Why Are So Many People Sensitive to the Sun?

We MUST acknowledge the fact that humans are not only the sickest animal on the planet, we are also the sickest generation of human beings in recorded history.

Overcoming this may be the tallest task in human history, with over 60% of all Americans and over 50% of children having a diagnosed chronic disease.  This is what “convenience” gets you.

We also know that over 90% of Americans don’t even consume the recommended amounts of fruits and vegetables daily.

Mind you, even 5 servings of fruits and vegetables per day (an embarrassingly low amount mind you), is associated with lower all-cause mortality.

Now, I want you to think about this for just a second.

Most of your antioxidants are going to come from fruits and vegetables.  If over 90% of Americans are not consuming even the recommended levels, might it be possible that those people might be more prone to sunburns and skin cancer?


There’s actually a study that backs this up.  Researchers from Baylor University took two groups of animals to explore the connection between diet and sun exposure.  In the study, one was fed more of a Standard American Diet (SAD), filled with your toxic inflammatory foods.  The other was fed a variety of highly nutritious foods- which, again, most Americans don’t consume.

Both groups were then exposed to an amount of UV rays from that sun that we are told “cause cancer.”

Would you like to take a wild guess at what the outcome was?

25% of the animals in the SAD group ended up with skin cancer.

Want to guess how many ended up with skin cancer in the nutrient-dense food group?


So before you go on thinking that avoiding the sun is the answer to all your skin problems, remember that literally every single other species on the planet’s surface, when left to their own devices, does not suffer from skin cancers like we do.

In fact, the animals only seem to suffer when us humans get involved!  The irony.

When the terrain is toxic, inflamed, and acidic, you are more prone to health issues.  Always fix the terrain first!

In 1970, Americans spent about $6 billion annually on fast food.  That number has ballooned to over $110 billion.  To put this in perspective, Americans spend more money on fast food than

When you hear a statement like “the sun causes cancer,” I want you to pause and just ask yourself: “Does this statement apply to any other species on the planet, left to their own devices?”  

If the answer is no, start asking questions.  If you think the answer might be yes, then you would need DOUBLE the evidence to support it.  

Assuming human beings are the exception to the laws of Nature is the single biggest mistake that modern human beings continue to make.

Sunscreen… Yikes

We love our absolutes.  But we have to let go of this idea “I need to avoid the sun because my dermatologist said so.”  This is probably the same person that recommended a sunscreen that is made of known carcinogens.

So, in order to “protect you from cancer,” put something on your body that contains ingredients that are known to cause cancer…

Can you see how insane this logic loop is?

Let’s look at this a little deeper.

In 2021, the Food and Drug Administration, which is supposed to check sunscreen safety, proposed its most recent updates to sunscreen regulations.

They found that only two ingredients, zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, could be classified as safe and effective, based on the currently available information.

Twelve other ingredients were proposed as not generally recognized as safe and effective due to insufficient data: 

Despite this, these are allowed for use in the United States (as of writing this).  

Why is this a problem?  The skin is, effectively, the body’s second mouth.  In my opinion, as a rule of thumb, you should not put anything on your skin that you wouldn’t eat.  If you put these sunscreens on your skin, they are getting absorbed directly into your body.  

A lot of people are taking advice from their doctors, using products that have known carcinogens, many of which have been pulled off of the market numerous times!

Let’s take just a few examples from the list above.

Oxybenzone, octinoxate, octisalate, octocrylene, homosalate and avobenzone are all absorbed through the skin.  The FDA has found they can be detected in the blood weeks after application.  Oxybenzone, octinoxate, and homosalate are known hormone disruptors that can cause skin allergies and other health issues.

There are even studies that show sunscreen ingredients can end up in breast milk, urine, and blood plasma.  Nevermind the fact it is possible to inhale these as well.  

Like most things with the FDA, many of these lack adequate amounts of safety data.  The rather strange position US regulatory agencies like to take is to allow many things into the consumer market without safety data, only to retract it later on once it is found.  

You would think that you’d do the opposite right?  Like, you’d want to be certain that a chemical isn’t dangerous before making it available, and make it an even more rigorous process to approve them?  Maybe it’s just me!

This is a staple part of the playbook.

We can break some of these down too.


This is one of the most problematic compounds.  The CDC has found that nearly all Americans have high amounts of oxybenzone, with more being found in those who regularly apply sunscreen.  This is a known endocrine disruptor and can cause allergic skin reactions.

Again, the FDA drags their feet on doing anything.  In one of their later reports on sunscreens, they said this:

“[the] available literature … indicat[es] that oxybenzone is absorbed through the skin to a greater extent than previously understood and can lead to significant systemic exposure.… The significant systemic availability of oxybenzone … is a concern, among other reasons, because of questions raised in the published literature regarding the potential for endocrine activity.”

Ask for forgiveness, not permission.  Seems to be the motto of the FDA.  

The European Commission found that current human exposure levels to oxybenzone to be unsafe.  They actually proposed a concentration restriction of 2.2%.  This is well below the amount allowed in U.S. sunscreens, which is up to 6%.


Octinoxate is an organic UV filter, and can be readily absorbed through the skin.  It is found in

It is well known now that this is associated with

Several countries already ban the use of this because it ends up in the water and may harm aquatic life.  Yet somehow, it’s safe on human skin?


This is yet another UV filter allowed in U.S. sunscreens- despite the FDA admitting that there is insufficient evidence supporting its safety and effectiveness.  Do you see the pattern yet?  This is yet another compound associated with skin problems and hormone imbalances.

The European Commission found levels higher than 1.4% to be problematic for humans, yet the FDA allows for concentrations up to 15%.

I can go through these all day, but I think you get the point.  If you want to look up more specifics, please feel free to do so.  In fact, I encourage it. 

Just don’t fool yourself into thinking that sunscreen is somehow going to save you and there are no downsides.  Take responsibility.  Fix your terrain.

So…Does the Sun Cause Cancer?

We now live during a time where 50% of people will develop cancer at some point during their lifetime.  That is an incomprehensible statistic.

Cancer can only exist in a deficient, toxic, or acidic environment.  Sunlight deficiency can certainly fit the bill here.  

It is fairly well known that people who live mostly outdoors, at high altitudes, or near the equator have the lowest incidence rates of skin cancer.  

Interestingly, research also points to the fact that office workplaces, those who socialize only at night, and those who work under fluorescent or artificial lighting are MORE likely to develop it.

So what’s going on here?

Reconnecting with Nature

Skin damage can only occur with overexposure to sunlight OR no sunlight exposure at all for weeks to months (this is most modern humans who work office jobs)- followed by a day out in the sun for hours.  There is a limit each of us has that dictates how much UV light the body can tolerate strong sunlight.  Beyond that, our body sends signals to slow down, and we get a sunburn.  

If we actually follow these obvious signals and seek shelter when appropriate, we can eliminate chances of skin damage in a natural instinctive way.  Ignoring or suppressing these signals is the only way we subject our skin to harm from overexposure.

This may happen due to obligations or occupations, like a farmer.  However, the farmer can easily wear a long sleeve shirt and hat for an easy source of protection.

It is also worth noting that you can become more sun-tolerant over time, regardless of your complexion.  If you slowly expose yourself to more sun over time, particularly in the morning and evening to start, your eyes and skin will begin to readjust and you will become stronger internally and externally.  

This is not only fantastic for your skin, but it is necessary for your circadian rhythms to function properly.

Unfortunately, many people ignore the signs, assume the worst, and avoid it altogether is the answer.  

Even worse, many go to extremes, exposing themselves to long periods outside following weeks, if not months, indoors.  Perhaps the most famous example in the US is Memorial Day weekend after spendings months inside during a cold winter.  

Chances are, this person is applying a liberal amount of sunscreen, probably ignorant of the fact that sunscreen is a suppressant.  

The difference between the farmer and man on the beach is that the latter is suppressing the natural reaction, making it more likely that he/she is creating an environment for dis-ease.  It creates an unnatural condition, which the body cannot recognize.

The truth is, we are born with a natural sunscreen in the form of melanin.  If we add in unnatural coping mechanisms like sunscreens, it throws off the balance, leaving us, ironically, more exposed to cancers, as we will see later.

Remember, our ancestors never applied sunscreen.  They had no idea it would ever exist.  We need to come back to reality and understand that neither the sun, nor the Earth, is responsible for promoting skin cancer.

And as if sunscreen alone wasn’t enough, think of all the other toxic products that we are regularly exposed to, like blush, foundation, shampoos, conditioners, deodorant, perfume, cologne, shaving cream, lotions, mascara, eye liner, soap, exfoliant, creams, etc.  Remember, the primary cause of cancer is a toxic, acidic body.  The modern human exposes himself/herself to more toxins than any other generation of human.  

Just take a look at some of the product labels.  These things simply didn’t exist as recently as 100 years ago.

It is the modern human’s lifestyle, along with the desire to find artificial substitutes for seemingly everything.  The smart ones are finally realizing that these conveniences actually deprive people from leading a normal natural healthy life.

What Do Science and Nature Really Tell Us?

The truth is, my plan was to fit all of the information into one newsletter, but when I crossed 10,000 words, I realized that I needed to break it up.

While this may seem MUCH different than what you may have been told, there are MANY answers out there to a lot of these problems and modern misconceptions.  

We will be going over them in MUCH MORE detail in Part 2 next week.

But we’re also going to be going deeper into the mechanics of light, quantum mechanics, hormones, and structured water.  

If these are new concepts to you, then I hope it will pique your interest. 

If you’ve made it this far, I want to leave you with some action steps before we get to next week.

Where to Start

Remember, as with anything worthwhile, consistency is key!  My goal is to give you a framework to start building your resilience not only to the sun, but your health in general.

With that said, here is a good place to start.

Morning Routine

  1. Get sunlight before 9AM- ideally as close to the sunrise as possible (obviously, this time is going to change throughout the year depending on where you live).
    1. No glasses or contact lenses
    2. No windshields or windows
    3. No sunglasses
      1. Any of these will not allow for enough light to stimulate the cortisol “wake” response to optimize your circadian rhythms.


  1. Use a 10,000+ Lux lamp for 20-30 minutes in the morning.
    1. The light should be 12-15 inches away from the face.
    2. Use only if you absolutely can’t get outside.  Nothing replaces the real thing.

Midday or Peak Sun

At least 20 minutes of sunlight exposure per day.

Use common sense with this.  If you haven’t been out in the sun in months, maybe start with 10 minutes and build up.  If you’re following this and eating healthy foods, this shouldn’t be an issue for long.

Also, if your eyes are sensitive to the sun, it is not because you have blue eyes!!!  It is, again, because you have to rebuild your resilience.  Use a hat if necessary or stand under a tree or shaded area if needed.  This is a much better option than sunglasses.

In my opinion, the ONLY time you should really use sunglasses is when driving and they are absolutely needed for glare on roads, water, etc.  Outside of that, save your money and quit a habit that does nothing beneficial for your health.  There’s plenty of ways to look stylish without sunglasses.  🙂

Evening Routine

At least 10-15 minutes of sunset light.  

Ideally, after sunset there wouldn’t be any light exposure at all.  You want to limit ALL light exposure as much as possible.  But this is the modern world, and that’s not attainable for everyone.  I get it.  With that said, if you HAVE to use light, keep the image of a fire in mind.

  1. Red
  2. Low
  3. Dim

There are some ways you can fix this as well.  Ditch the e-reader and buy physical books.  Listen to music.  Meditate.  Write on paper.  Play board games.  There are infinite possibilities.  I know this is hard to believe, but many humans survived for quite a while without the internet or a TV!

Use blue light blockers if you need to, but even those aren’t going to be as good as red, low, dim lights, or none at all.  My personal favorites are Ra Optics, and you can use code DRVINCENT to save 15%!

We’ll be diving deeper into the science of it all next week.

Until then…

Much love!

Dr. Vincent Esposito

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  1. If you want to live a life that is beyond the average human being, then start by giving it the nutrition it needs!  There is information on over 150 other herbs and superfoods in my book Nature’s Kitchen & Cabinet! 
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