Podcast Episode Ninety-Nine: Why Sunscreen Isn’t Actually Good for You

Whether it’s from your parents or your doctors or the beauty magazines you’ve read, you’ve likely heard that using sunscreen is absolutely necessary before going outside and spending any time in the sun. What you might not know is that sunscreen isn’t necessarily good for you because of the chemicals it contains. Those toxins can wreak havoc on your overall health. 

Your skin is an organ that absorbs pretty much anything you put on it, so it’s important to be mindful of what’s applied on your body. The good news is there are lots of ways to protect your skin from the sun without the use of sunscreen. In this episode, we’ll share why sunscreen is not good for you, the many chemicals it contains and what those chemicals do, how your diet can be a natural sunscreen, and why you should probably get outdoors more frequently.  

What’s in this episode:

  • How sunscreen is actually not good for you and contains so many harmful chemicals 
  • How eliminating fat from your diet interferes with how your skin interacts with the sun and absorbs Vitamin D
  • How society, as a whole, spends too much time indoors and doesn’t build up enough melanin in the skin
  • The ways we can protect our skin without using sunscreen
Dr. Holly Carling

Dr. Holly Carling

Dr. Holly Carling is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Licensed Acupuncturist, Doctor of Naturopathy, Clinical Nutritionist and Master Herbologist with nearly four decades of experience. Dr. Carling is a “Health Detective,” she looks beyond your symptom picture and investigates WHY you are experiencing your symptoms in the first place. Dr. Carling considers herself a “professional student” – she has attended more than 600 post-secondary education courses related to health and healing. Dr. Carling gives lectures here in the U.S. and internationally and has been noted as the “Doctor’s Doctor”. When other healthcare practitioners hit a roadblock when treating their patients nutritionally, Dr. Carling is who they call. Dr. Carling is currently accepting new patients and offers natural health care services and whole food nutritional supplements in her Coeur d’ Alene clinic.

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