In the News


Wednesday, August 1, 2007
This week we conclude our discussion of the American Cancer Society’s ad campaign which emphasizes the alleged dangers of sunlight and skin cancer. Some might argue that it is important to warn people to avoid sunlight exposure, and to screen for skin cancer, since melanoma is such a deadly disease.… continue reading

Smart Tan Members Memo Aug 2007

Wednesday, August 1, 2007
By: Joe Levy Dear Smart Tan member: We begin this month by looking at an amazing story: The American Cancer Society and the $35 billion anti-sun industry finally have come under scrutiny from the mainstream media for being too closely tied to each other.… continue reading

The Elephant In The Living Room Is Still Being Ignored

Wednesday, August 1, 2007
By Patricia E. Reykdal & Donald L. Smith As the headline says, the elephant sitting in the living room, i.e., that sunbeds are the ideal source of vitamin D-effective photons, is still being ignored. The “good news” is that more and more articles are being published by both the scientific and mainstream media recommending 15 minutes of exposure to sunlight once or twice a week instead of recommending sun avoidance.… continue reading

Time to take some more vitamin D

Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Bill Higginson For years Canadians have been warned time and time again to ‘stay out of the sun.’ This stern message has come from our parents, doctors, nurses, aunts, uncles, teachers and even Health Canada. But, a series of recent studies indicate this may be bad advice.… continue reading

Higher Vitamin D Levels Linked with Reduced Risk of Colon Cancer

Tuesday, July 31, 2007
According to the results of a study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, people with higher plasma levels of vitamin D may have a reduced risk of developing colon cancer. Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that comes from dietary supplements, foods such as fortified milk and cereal, certain kinds of fish (including salmon, mackerel, and tuna), and exposure to sunlight.… continue reading

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