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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

dear ms b-dont worship


ms b
i read this sad story
sorry about talking about a sad story
of an pretty 18 year old who just died from melanoma

now when i was a little guy
my generation called the baby boomers
were all sun worshipers

many of us used sunscreen stuff
go to any beach and any pool
there would be folks there with
baby oil with a tincture of iodine in it
to be used as a block of the sun
also to make you skin if you were white more golden
like you know
donald trump

of course this didnt block no sun
we all got burned and would get so dark
that some doubted what race we were
back when folks paid more attention to that sort of stuff

yes i got burned multiple times
we were outside from sunrise to sunset during the heat of the
much of the time with shirts off

now in my medical practice i have had several folks
young ones with melanoma
some are still alive
some are not
all loved the sun

now a days it seems parents are more concerned about
providing sun protection
i know yours are

sun also ages the skin besides causing the other cancers
basil cell and squamous cell
slower easier treatable skin cancers

its the bad one
it can go fast and spread anywhere
just ask jimmy carter
luckily for him he responded to a new drug that may
have cured his disease

since we are using so much sun protection
there are more and more kids and adults
who have low vitamin d levels
from the lack of sun
which is necessary to convert the vitamin d in the skin

there is it seems
a right amount of sunlight for the skin
too much does damage

ms b
use that sunscreen a strong one
keep yourself covered
somewhere in all this
you do need some sunlight on your skin

wish i had known all this growing up

now im pretty good about using hats long sleeves

gma and i dont want no coppertone baby

the organicgreen doctor

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