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Why Does the Highest Paid Model in the World Not Wear Sunscreen

Updated on March 22, 2017
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At age 16 I was a volunteer at a hospital bacteriology lab. I became a chemist for U.S. government. Then I studied health & related fields.

Pictures of Giselle Bundchen or Gisele Bündchen

Picture of Gisele Bundchen after having  baby. On her new skin care line: "I wanted to teach girls to love themselves and take care of their bodies."
Picture of Gisele Bundchen after having baby. On her new skin care line: "I wanted to teach girls to love themselves and take care of their bodies." | Source
Gisele Bundchen in a bikini.
Gisele Bundchen in a bikini. | Source
Supermodel Gisele Bundchen or Gisele Bündchen.
Supermodel Gisele Bundchen or Gisele Bündchen. | Source
Supermodel Gisele Bundchen or Gisele Bündchen wearing a bikini and holding her baby. She is out in the bright sunlight while wearing no sunscreen.
Supermodel Gisele Bundchen or Gisele Bündchen wearing a bikini and holding her baby. She is out in the bright sunlight while wearing no sunscreen. | Source
Map of the U.S. with highest to lowest rates of melanoma. Note how Arizona, Texas & Florida (very South) have the lowest rates of melanoma. WA and MT, below Canada have the highest rates of melanoma. Click on picture to see it clearly
Map of the U.S. with highest to lowest rates of melanoma. Note how Arizona, Texas & Florida (very South) have the lowest rates of melanoma. WA and MT, below Canada have the highest rates of melanoma. Click on picture to see it clearly | Source

Is Sunscreen a Poison and a Drug? Sunlight is the Very Best Source of Vitamin D

Many believe that the best advice you can give, is to tell people to use drugs. The group of drugs that this is referring to is sunscreen. But the highest-paid supermodel in the world does not use sunscreen and describes it as a poison.

So sunscreen is a drug and a poison. Supermodel Gisele Bundchen or Gisele Bündchen has been mentioned in 3 of my articles since she does meditation, yoga and martial arts. These 3 practices are for self-improvement of the body, mind and spirit.

Huffington Post has an article called Gisele: Sunscreen Is 'Poison'. It says:

The Daily Mail reports that Gisele has once again said something that won't make everyone happy.

According to the paper, the 30-year-old Brazilian said of sunscreen: "I cannot put this poison on my skin...I do not use anything synthetic." The statement was made as she launched her own organic skin care line Sejaa.

In 2007 Time Magazine recognized vitamin D as one of the top 10 medical breakthroughs of the year. In November, 2010 the U.S. RDA of vitamin D was tripled. In the last several years 7 medical doctors have written 7 different books about vitamin D. In one of those books Andrew Weil M.D. says in The Vitamin D Solution:

Increasing the amount of vitamin D in the body can prevent or help treat a remarkable number of ailments, from obesity to arthritis, from high blood pressure to back pain, from diabetes to muscle cramps, from upper respiratory tract infections [flu] to infectious disease [greatly boosts immune system function], and from fibromyalgia to cancers of the breast, colon, pancreas, prostate and ovaries.

Adolph Hitler in the book, Mein Kampf says:

By means of shrewd lies, unremittingly repeated, it is possible to make people believe that heaven is hell -- and hell heaven. The greater the lie, the more readily it will be believed.

Latest news 2014: Scientists Blow the Lid on Cancer & Sunscreen Myth.

According to a June 2014 article featured in The Independent (UK), a major study conducted by researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden found that women who avoid sunbathing during the summer are twice as likely to die as those who sunbathe every day.

The epidemiological study followed 30,000 women for over 20 years and “showed that mortality was about double in women who avoided sun exposure compared to the highest exposure group.”

This article, Solar Facts and Advice, has this advice:

Since We’ve Been Avoiding the Sun Over the Last 30 Years, TheDeath Rate From Skin Cancer Has Risen 400%

Lifeguards in Australia have the lowest rates of melanoma

A tan can actually help prevent melanoma

It is easy to see on the internet that she is the highest paid model in the world. Here is what Wikipedia says about her:

Claudia Schiffer and Naomi Campbell have stated that Bündchen is the only true remaining supermodel.[10] In 2012 she placed first on the Forbes top-earning models list, estimated to have earned $45 million in one year.[11] As an occasional actress, she had supporting roles in Taxi (2004) and The Devil Wears Prada (2006). From 2000 to 2005, Bündchen was in a much-publicized relationship with American actor Leonardo DiCaprio.[12] She married New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in 2009.

She is the goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Environment Programme.

She was chosen by Time magazine in 2007 as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

Gisele Bündchen has a line of natural skincare products with no sunscreen in it. It is called Sejaa Pure Skincare and uses all-natural ingredients and is free of any petrochemicals, parabens, synthetic or genetically modified ingredients.

The FDA says that sunscreen is only proven to prevent sunburn, but common sense can do that. It is not proven to do anything else. Also Wikipedia says that most of the ingredients in sunscreen (all chemicals) are untested.

Humans have survived on this planet for millions of years while getting plenty of bright sunlight living in areas like Africa. Please note that Bundchen has also said that all mothers should breastfeed their children. Mothers have also been doing that for millions of years.

Now this is a very controversial issue. Here is information from PMC (PubMed Central) that is part of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. PMC is a free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM).

Benefits of Sunlight: A Bright Spot for Human Health says:

However, excessive UVR exposure accounts for only 0.1% of the total global burden of disease in disability-adjusted life years (DALYs), according to the 2006 World Health Organization (WHO) report The Global Burden of Disease Due to Ultraviolet Radiation. DALYs measure how much a person’s expectancy of healthy life is reduced by premature death or disability caused by disease.

In contrast, the same WHO report noted that a markedly larger annual disease burden of 3.3 billion DALYs worldwide might result from very low levels of UVR exposure. This burden subsumes major disorders of the musculoskeletal system and possibly an increased risk of various autoimmune diseases and life-threatening cancers.

The best-known benefit of sunlight is its ability to boost the body’s vitamin D supply; most cases of vitamin D deficiency are due to lack of outdoor sun exposure.

What the above says in simple English is that the BENEFITS of sunlight outweigh the danger of sunlight 23 billion times. The math 2.3 billion / 0.1 = 23 billion.


What is worse than depression. That would be paying money to cause you to be depressed. Psychology Today has an article called Vitamin D Deficiency and Depression. It says that the reason for the increased rate of depression is due to sunscreen! To read more about this see Can Lack of Vitamin D Cause Depression.

Now some people may be concerned that we have put holes in the ozone layer and this would cause us to need something artificial like sunscreen or sunblock. Well here is what the National Geographic Daily News has to say about this on Whatever Happened to the Ozone Hole? (May 5, 2010):

What would the 1980s have been without big hair and ice-cold wine coolers?

Luckily no one had to find out: Key substitutions in hairsprays and refrigerants allowed such products to exist without chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), which were found to be ripping a huge "hole" in Earth's protective ozone layer.

Today the ozone hole, which was first spotted 25 years ago, appears headed for a happy ending, thanks to unprecedented international action.

So that is no longer a problem. Sunlight turns out to be the best source of vitamin D. With bright sunlight you can get more vitamin D than you ever need with no danger of getting too much. The body stores the inactive form of it and makes it active when it is needed.

Vitamin D is not a vitamin. It is a neurosteroidal hormone. In the late 1800s most children in Europe and North America had the terrible bone disease known as rickets. So doctors told people to have their children get lots of sunlight and that got rid of most of it. Then in 1906 they discovered vitamin D and could use it to get rid of rickets that was caused by a lack of vitamin D.

Wikipedia says about sunscreen:

Sunscreen (also commonly known as sunblock, sun screen, sunburn cream, sun cream or block out and sometimes unhelpfully called suntan lotion)[1] is a lotion, spray, gel or other topical product that absorbs or reflects some of the sun's ultraviolet (UV) radiation on the skin exposed to sunlight and thus helps protect against sunburn.

Concerns have also been raised about potential vitamin D deficiency arising from prolonged use of sunscreen.

Fact: sunscreens must include "Drug Facts" information on the container.

Sunburn is caused from being in the sun too long and you can get 3rd degree burns on your skin that form blisters. If you have a baby out in the sun too long that gets bad sunburn and someone sees the baby, they may call child services on you. Then child services will investigate if you are mentally fit to be a parent. Vitamin D comes from God's sun or the sun of God! Take 46 seconds, 1 minute and then 38 seconds to watch these 3 eye opening videos.

Would God Get it Wrong? | SPF-1,000

The Sun Scare Campaign of Sunlight Lies | 1 minute

Chemical Sunscreen vs. The Sun-- 38 second video

Vitamin D and Sunlight and Epidemiology

According to Wikipedia:

Epidemiology is the study (or the science of the study) of the patterns, causes, and effects of health and disease conditions in defined populations. It is the cornerstone of public health, and informs policy decisions and evidence-based medicine by identifying risk factors for disease and targets for preventive medicine.

Epidemiology shows that as people live further from the equator, rates of many diseases go up including cancer, autism and type 1 diabetes since the sunlight is weaker and the UV index is lower. When it comes to skin cancer it does not show that in the United States the rates of melanoma (the dangerous skin cancer) go up as you live closer to the equator. See the picture/graph at the top of this article to see this.

One epidemiologist, Doctor of Public Health, Cedric Garland says that if people get enough vitamin D (lifeguard levels) that it would virtually eradicate breast cancer. In the above video you learn why you hear a lot of what you hear. The biggest problem with sunlight is that it is free. So it is not profitable for anyone to tell you how healthy it is for you.

For more on the research done with cancer, especially breast cancer see Cancer and Vitamin D. It has a video by Dr. Oz about vitamin D, breast cancer, colon cancer and uterine cancer and info on cancer and vitamin D by Harvard Medical School and Christiane Northrup M.D.

On the other hand sunscreen is a multi-billion dollar industry so there are billions of reasons for people to tell you to buy sunscreen. Don't you see plenty of things on the internet that want you to spend money on a certain thing to make money. It is no different with sunscreen. Now Gisele Bundchen is a multi-millionaire due to how she looks so she would not do anything to hurt her looks.

If you cannot get an abundance of bright sunlight, then you can take vitamin D supplements. To learn more about how much vitamin D you should take daily see How Much Vitamin D. For more information on Autism from Vitamin D Deficiency from PubMed (U.S. National Library of Medicine), Psychology Today, Scientific American and more see the above webpage. This is about the pregnant mother and the newborn baby. With enough vitamin D, the body can handle more toxins from many sources.

The above also applies to cancer since a lot of cancer is blamed on toxins. The following also applies to the pregnant mother and newborn baby, learn how enough vitamin D can eradicate over 95% of the type 1 diabetes. Read about the study in the Lancet where they gave over 10,000 newborn babies 2,000 IU daily for the first year of their life and followed them for 31 years. It reduced type 1 diabetes by 80%. Read what says about vitamin D and type 1 diabetes and much more in Type 1 Diabetes is Preventable.

The country's leading expert on vitamin D is Michael Holick Ph.D., M.D. He is a dermatologist that has won many awards on dermatology. Many years ago he was fired from the Boston U. dermatology department for writing a book about vitamin D and sunlight. He says that dermatologists teach that you should try to avoid going outside during day time at all. Then he said that it was strange that they picked Miami, Florida for their national convention since it is the closest place to the equator on mainland United States.

He is currently an endocrinologist. They study hormones like neurosteroid hormone vitamin D. Michael F. Holick MD is also a professor of medicine, physiology and biophysics at Boston University Medical Center. For more information on him, other things that you get from sunlight like nitric oxide that lowers high blood pressure and what WHO (World Health Organization) says about sunlight see Sunlight, Vitamin D and Skin Cancer.

See his book below. Here is a testimonial about that book:

Dr. Michael Holick has been a hero of mine for many years. How thrilling to have his ground-breaking research on vitamin D in one easily accessible book. This information can save your life. Really."—Christiane Northrup, M.D., ob/gyn physician and author of the New York Times bestsellers: Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause

Wikipedia says about Dr. Holick:

His scientific oeuvre [a substantial body of work constituting the lifework of a writer, an artist, or a composer] increased awareness in the pediatric and medical communities regarding vitamin D deficiency pandemic. [a pandemic is a widespread epidemic]

Also see The Vitamin D Deficiency Pandemic. It tells how NHANES (the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey) found that 77% of Americans do not get enough vitamin D. That means that only 23% get enough. Also see what PubMed Central tells about this pandemic (widespread epidemic).

The Vitamin D Solution: A 3-Step Strategy to Cure Our Most Common Health Problems by Michael Holick M.D., Ph.D.-- country's leading expert on vitamin D.

The Vitamin D Solution: A 3-Step Strategy to Cure Our Most Common Health Problems
The Vitamin D Solution: A 3-Step Strategy to Cure Our Most Common Health Problems

"This information can save your life. Really." -Christiane Northrup, MD, New York Times bestselling author of The Wisdom of Menopause. Many Americans have succumbed to the scare tactics of the dermatological community, and avoid sunlight for fear of skin cancer and premature aging. Therefore, most of us suffer from vitamin D deficiency, which causes daily aches, pains, and fatigue, worsens serious illnesses, and diminishes the quality of everyday life. Drawing on decades of research, Dr. Michael F. Holick reveals a well-kept secret: our bodies need a sensible amount of unprotected sun exposure.


Picture of Coppertone Girl

Suntan lotions were promoted before sunscreens. This is for the Coppertone suntan lotion that is now Coppertone sunscreen.
Suntan lotions were promoted before sunscreens. This is for the Coppertone suntan lotion that is now Coppertone sunscreen. | Source

Coppertone Girl and Suntan Lotion for Darker Tans

In the 1960s and 1970s these same companies sold billions of dollars of suntan lotion with ads all over the place. That is what it was called. It was not called sunscreen or sunblock. It contained butter or oil. It was advertised that it would help you get a sun tan instead of a sunburn. Just about everyone in America used it.

One brand was advertised as saying "Tan don't burn, get a Coppertone tan." Just do a search for it enclosed in quotation marks. They had a little girl wearing a bikini bottom and no top. A dog pulls down the bottom to show how pale her derriere (buttocks) is compared to the rest of her tan body. To see this picture and more on this, see Wikipedia Coppertone Girl. It says:

Coppertone is the brand name for an American sunscreen, owned by Merck, formerly Schering-Plough. Coppertone is the sister brand to Bain de Soleil, which is targeted to adult women. The name originated from its marketing of suntan lotion.

It dates to 1944, when pharmacist Benjamin Green invented a lotion to darken tans. The company became famous in 1953 when it introduced the Coppertone girl, an advertisement showing a young blond girl in pigtails staring in surprise as a Cocker Spaniel sneaks up behind her and pulls down her blue swimsuit bottom, revealing her buttocks to have a lighter tone than the rest of her body.

Please note that the drug company Merck, mentioned above, used to sell the most popular painkiller ever called Vioxx. But it was recalled after they learned that it was causing too many people to get heart attacks. One guy had a wife that was using Vioxx. She was in her 40s and had no serious health problems. She had a heart attack. On the day of her funeral, it was announced that Vioxx was recalled. The above resulted in billions of dollars of lawsuits.

Gisele Bundchen does martial arts, yoga and meditation and all of these have a positive effect on the person. Also Chuck Norris is famous for martial arts and movies but he will be known mostly for introducing The Total Gym since now, after many years, it is more popular as ever.

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