About the Sun, suntan, sunburn, UV rays and solar radiation
by Tom Chalko
One day my friend, husband of a medical practitioner, told me that he had sunburnt his nose, forehead and cheeks during an afternoon walk he took along the beach in Melbourne. He was not happy at all, blaming himself for not applying a sun protection cream. I asked him, whether he had his sunglasses on. "Of course", he replied, "why did you ask that ?".
"Because your sunglasses are responsible for your sunburn." I said.
"??", he couldn't hide his surprise. "Our eyes are very important sensors for our body. By wearing dark sunglasses in the presence of a bright sunlight you just fool your entire body, so it thinks that it is really dark and adjusts its entire metabolism to perform in the dark", I explained. "As a consequence, your skin is not at all ready for any exposure and you get your sunburn", I continued.
Most people adopt the official belief of our medical authorities, that the sunlight is dangerous to skin and causes dreadful incurable diseases such as skin cancer.
The truth of the matter is that the Sun and its light are absolutely essential to any form of life on Earth, including us. Consider, that diseases currently attributed to the Sun could be caused by a great multitude of factors, including toxic diet and careless lifestyle.
There are two things, you need to know to take benefit from solar radiation and protect yourself from its dangers :
Have fun with your clean non-sticky body and save some money too !