80 years ago, before heliophobia (fear of the sun) conquered American society, you would’ve just gone outside and frolicked in the sun, sunscreen free, with not a care in the world. And guess what— skin cancer wasn’t a relevant threat.
BUT, as you can see below in the 1970’s we started to use sunscreen and consume larger and larger amounts of seed oils…. CANCER skyrocketed.
Seed Oil Decay
Recall from above that skin damage has two steps: UV light, and lipid peroxidation.
If you’ve read my other articles, you’ll know that lipid peroxidation is a pedantic term for seed oil decay: i.e., the decomposition of unstable poly-unsaturated fats (PUFAs) from seed (and fish) oils into reactive substances like aldehydes and lipofuscin.
If increasing UV exposure is not to blame for the population-wide increase in skin damage, then maybe increasing lipid peroxidation is.
And when did PUFA consumption really take off in the US? In the 1970s.
When you realize that sensitivity to UV light increases with PUFA consumption, as does the incidence of skin cancer, then it all starts to make sense: lipid peroxidation is the real cause of skin cancer that’s become more prevalent since the ‘70s
SUNSCREEN: Benzene and Octocrylene, both cancer-causing chemicals, have been detected in over 78 popular sunscreens.
You’ve been lied to. The sun did nothing wrong. It was the seed oils and bad sunscreens the whole time.
And now that you understand the true cause, you need not fear the sun any longer. Time to overcome the heliophobia and partake in the many boons that sun exposure can bestow on your health and wellbeing.