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536. New Study: Vitamin D And Skin

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Dr. Martin: Okay. I'm back. I'm going to do a very quick recap on skin cancer. I was saying in the 1970s, in the 1980s, [00:00:30] they made a lot of bogeymens. I saw it happen. Okay. And I've been very consistent by the way, about these things. Okay. And like I said, what they're showing, let me just give you the study. Then I'll talk to you a little bit of history. Vitamin D, your levels of vitamin D are very much related to how you fight [00:01:00] aging of your skin and cancer of your skin. Two things. So vitamin D levels have a very big impact on your skin.

So the very thing that they made a bogeyman in the 1970s, might even been a little bit earlier than that, maybe in the late 60s and I call it the Johnson & Johnson [00:01:30] disease. Maybe they're the ones who cut me off on Facebook. I don't know. But the studies are showing that the better your vitamin D levels are in your serum, your serum, your, what they call, your D Hydroxy 25, your blood serum levels of your vitamin D, the higher that is, the better your skin is. One, anti- [00:02:00] aging. Anti aging, and two is anti-cancer.

Now we've always known about vitamin D and your immune system. We've talked about that 1,000 times. Your T cells, your natural killer cells. We talked about it. Your immune system doesn't work without vitamin D. The sun. And they made [00:02:30] the sun the bogeyman. And it's amazing because somebody was asking me the other day, well, how come they got COVID? Look at the sun, the Floridians get. Why do they have COVID? Because they don't go in the sun, especially in the senior ages. Floridians stay out of the sun because they bought the lie. It's only the Canadians on the beach.

[00:03:00] No, but seriously guys, and I'm not saying go burn in the sun. So don't misquote me. I'm not saying to go burn in the sun. Wear a hat 100%. You don't want to get the basal cell carcinoma, you don't want to get the squamous cell carcinoma. Those are when you burn in the sun. Farmers [00:03:30] will get basal cell, farmers will get squamous cell. It's a skin cancer when they burn, but they don't get melanoma. Somebody will tell me, yeah, but farmer died of melanoma. They usually don't because ... I'm just giving you stats guys. Melanoma, you're far more susceptible to the deadly skin cancer melanoma [00:04:00] when you work indoors, when you don't go in the sun. It is a big time northern hemisphere cancer. People don't go in the sun. They don't get enough vitamin D. The higher your vitamin D levels are in your serum, the less chance of two things on your skin. Amazing. One, aging.

Now [00:04:30] it goes against what we've been hearing all these years. Well, look at the sun. Even today. If you'd brought 100 dermatologists in a room, 99.9 of them would tell you that the sun ages the skin. According to the research, though, it doesn't. Now again, please understand what I'm saying. Don't misquote me. Don't burn in the sun. [00:05:00] There is too much of a good thing. But the sun and vitamin D supplements, when you don't get the sun, because that will elevate your serum vitamin D levels and your skin appreciates it. Don't overdo it. But important, remember, 20 minutes, 20 minutes. Your arms [00:05:30] and your legs exposed 20 minutes, you get 10,000 international units of vitamin D3. 20 minutes.

Now you're in northern Ontario or in Canada at this time of the year. Good luck with that because you're not going to get vitamin D. If it's a nice sunny day, get outside, but it's not for vitamin D that you're getting outside. The sun. You know what you will [00:06:00] get? Let's say it's 30 below. And you go outside and you go for a walk, you get dressed up real good, but the sun is up. Do you know what you're getting? You're getting something good for you. It's not vitamin D by the way. You know what it is? It's melatonin. You get melatonin when you see the sun. You just have to see it. Don't put your sunglasses on if you [00:06:30] can. Some people I know, they're hyper, hyper sensitive to the sun.

But especially if there's snow or whatever and you're outside. And oh, it's very, very, very bright. You're getting melatonin. You're not getting vitamin D though. Take your vitamin D supplements in the wintertime. This is the dark time of the year. February, March coming. Be better. The days will be longer, but [00:07:00] vitamin D for your skin is really, really important. So you need vitamin D. Good, isn't it?

Anti-aging, exactly the opposite of what you've been taught. It's anti-aging of your skin. And secondly, it is anti-cancer of your skin. Well it's anti-cancer for everything. [00:07:30] Look at our email that we wrote this morning and we talked about when your levels of vitamin D are good for breast cancer, which is the number one cancer now. Oh, it makes me angry. But breast cancer, very, very, very low levels of vitamin D consistently in people that get breast cancer.

So vitamin D we know [00:08:00] about cancer, but we didn't know it about skin cancer. And like I was saying, the deadly form of melanoma is found in people who work indoors, people who never get a sun. They're the ones who get melanoma. Now that is often hidden. A lot of people don't realize that. It's incredible. So that's important, [00:08:30] isn't it? Isn't that an important study when you think of it? Vitamin D. Skin. Get vitamin D to protect your skin. Wow. You would think it was just the opposite the way they teach it. So the sun's not the bogeyman guys. It's not the bogeyman. Like I said, they go with something, and it goes on and on and on and on and on and never ends. So [00:09:00] apologize again for the technical difficulties. We're trying to fix this thing if we can. I don't know what's going on. I don't know if it's on Facebook and I know it was last week. I don't know now if it's something else. Anyway, we'll try and get to the bottom of it. Well, love you guys and talk to you soon.

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