Sunscreen Revisited – Should You Act on New Evidence?

Back in 2011, I wrote a post on sunscreen, questioning the rational behind it’s use. Since writing that piece, a new randomly controlled trial has been conducted on sunscreen use and melanoma risk, and just recently, the official health advice on sun exposure has been changed in UK, so I thought it was about time …

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Hormesis. What can tanning teach us about training?

Who would believe it? Several days of unbroken sunshine in Manchester! In case you missed it, check out this article on Rules for Primal Sun Exposure. Writing the above article, however, got me thinking about the similarities between tanning and training. Although these two activities may at first appear to have little in common, they …

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The Debate: Sunscreen, good or bad?

Conventional Wisdom has us in fear of the Sun. For thousands of years, the Sun has been revered, even worshipped as a deity for its life giving properties, but now the official line is that the Sun is to be feared. You should stay out of the Sun, or at least cover yourself in sun …

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