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Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

The fruit that guards against sunburn, UV damage and skin cancer

We all need a little sunshine in our lives. It’s an important source of vitamin D. Get too much sun, though, and UV damage can lead to premature aging and skin cancer. But there’s a tasty way to give yourself an extra layer of sun protection and guard against sunburn…

Joyce Hollman

Daily aspirin almost doubles melanoma risk for men

For years, a daily aspirin was viewed as a panacea that would prevent heart attacks and strokes and even help decrease the odds of some cancers. But it also carries risks. Recent research has turned up another one… the increased potential for deadly melanoma, especially in men.

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

How not to wash away your skin’s natural barrier and cancer protection

According to research, the way most of us shower could increase our risks for eczema and even skin cancer. Here’s what you need to know about getting clean, plus the only three areas you should soap in the shower…

Jenny Smiechowski

2 nutrients that boost the immune system’s ability to battle melanoma

The link between bacteria in your body (your personal microbiome) and diseases like cancer is stronger than ever. Prebiotics and these bacteria have a special relationship. So it’s not all that surprising that researchers found two prebiotics decrease the risk of melanoma…

Jenny Smiechowski

Why melanoma may have more to do with your hair than skin

Melanoma is a serious form of skin cancer that’s caused when UV rays damage pigment cells in the skin called melanocytes. When melanocytes are damaged, they mutate and start growing rapidly. But the root of skin cancer may be hiding somewhere other than your skin cells — in your hair follicles.

Jenny Smiechowski

Is chicken really the healthier alternative to red meat?

Despite the debate on meat’s health merits, most meat-eaters are confident about one fact: White meat is healthier than red. Well, before you cook up a white meat feast fit for a king, you should know that chicken isn’t the perfect alternative to red meat we thought it was…


Joyce Hollman

The vitamin that fights skin cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer’s

The sun’s ultraviolet rays can lead to skin cancer, even if you’re not a sun worshiper. You’ve had plenty of exposure just by walking outside during the spring and summer months. But there’s exciting news about how to outsmart the damage with a simple vitamin…

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

Sanitizing your way to skin cancer?

Researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine decided to take a look at what role the bacteria on your skin play in protecting you against cancer. It turns out that you might be washing away cancer protection right now…

Jenny Smiechowski

2 pills a day kept the skin cancer away

There’s a vitamin that could keep you safe from skin cancer, which is notorious for coming back again and again. And this time, it’s not vitamin D, but it’s just as important to keeping you…

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

Eating more tomatoes could cut your skin cancer risk by half

The most common form of skin cancer beats out breast, prostate, lung and colon cancer combined. So take precautions this summer and find out how research says eating more tomatoes should be part of your efforts to reduce your risk of skin cancer…

Jenny Smiechowski

Eating this food in the sun boosts melanoma risk

Chemicals called furocoumarins can increase your risk for melanoma, the most dangerous type of skin cancer, by as much as 36 percent. And it naturally occurs in this food…

Easy Health Options Staff

The fruit that offers skin cancer protection from the inside out

You’ve probably read much on Easy Health Options about the quandary that sunscreen poses. It’s supposed to protect you from skin cancer but at the same time exposes you to toxins and blocks the sun’s rays that help your body produce valuable vitamin D.