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Foods and nutrients that fight skin cancer

It is no secret that eating well, exercising regularly, and aiming for a balanced lifestyle benefits both for our minds and bodies. Certain foods and the nutrients that they contain can even help fight off diseases. From our weight, body image, heart, and blood pressure, to an improved mind, healthier skin and more energy – the impact of the food we eat has many benefits.

So, what foods and which nutrients do you need to include on your next shopping list?

Who loves nothing more than a fishing trip with friends when the weather starts to warm up? Or for some of us, quick visit to the fish markets or supermarket helps to ensure that we have a delicious piece of salmon or tuna for dinner. Whilst being a treat for the tastebuds, the oils in fish also offer additional health benefits; one of these, according to the University of Manchester, is to help prevent skin cancer. Results from a study performed by the University suggest that Omega 3 fish oils improve immunity to sunlight. Fatty fish – including trout, salmon and tuna – contain large quantities of omega-3 fatty acids.  So if you’re unsure what to do for dinner tonight, why not cook some salmon with veggies for a healthy, delicious meal that could also be helping your skin!
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By |February 25th, 2016|Skin Cancer, Skin Cancer Prevention|0 Comments

Three reasons to book your skin cancer check today

Because of the real risk:
According to the Cancer Council, Australia has the highest incidence of skin cancer in the world and two out of three Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by age 70. According to the Cancer Council, 2012 saw 2,036 deaths due to skin cancer in Australia, so there is no denying that Australia has a real skin cancer problem. With early detection being one of the key components to recovery from skin cancer, it is vital that you get your skin checked regularly. SunDoctors has clinics in Queensland, NSW, South Australia and Victoria and there are new clinics opening all the time, so head to sundoctors.com.au to find a clinic closest you. […]

By |February 17th, 2016|Skin Cancer, Skin Cancer Checks|0 Comments

Is my child getting enough sun protection?

We all know just how important skin protection is and how susceptible our skin is to damage from harmful UVA and UVB radiation. This is especially important in children, as this is the time when their exposure to UV radiation is more likely to contribute to skin cancer later in life.

As active outdoor activity is important for the overall health and well being of children, we have put together four recommendations to help guard your child’s skin against the long-term consequences of early skin damage when they are playing outdoors.

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By |February 10th, 2016|Sun Protection|0 Comments

Being sun smart is the new black

It’s that time of year again when many of us spend time outdoors, in the pool, at the beach or even entertaining in the back yard. These days, many people are generally more careful about the sun than they were 20 years ago, but some of us still like having a suntan, especially in summer. But it wasn’t always this way.

For centuries, tanned skin was considered unattractive, especially among women. Back in the days of Ancient Rome and Greece a tan was a complete “no no”. Women would paint their faces white with lead paint and in the early 10th century, arsenic was used as a whitener to produce a white and often deathly pallor!

A tan was not golden or glowing, but brown and weathered – proof that someone laboured outdoors. Well-bred ladies protected themselves with hats, parasols and long sleeves. Coco Chanel, the fashion design icon is widely credited – or blamed  – with changing this attitude. […]

By |February 3rd, 2016|Skin Cancer, Sun Protection|0 Comments
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