For HL

Did an article a while back, for the bros, about why it’s good to sun your balls.
Women have been wondering…. “What about us?”
You know I didn’t forget about you. Don’t even try that.
This one is for you. Yes, YOU. Mmm hmm. Y-O-U. YOU.
I save the best for last.
Sometimes…

Prevent Breast Cancer – Sun Those Titties

 

“You’re saying sunning titties prevents breast cancer?….”
Technically… yes. But you want to sun your bum-bum too. Include the titties, but don’t sun the titties exclusively. Full body treatment is what you want.
I got a whole page of studies on sunshine and breast cancer. Don’t worry, we’re gonna be going deep on it. It’s going to be fantastic.

One thing

Has been found to massively, massively affect risk and survival with breast cancer.
What’s that thing?

Sunshine

more vitamin d

 


I’m not saying it’s the only thing, I’m no breast cancer expert, but as you’ll see below – it’s pretty damn big.

Women who get the D

Suffer lower risk and better survival against breast cancer.
It’s all about the vitamin D – a potent chemopreventive steroid HORMONE our bodies produce after solar UVB exposure to our naked skin. 
Sun exposure is the natural, God-intended, biologically-superior, safest, easiest way to get the sunshine hormone vitamin D.
Vitamin D supplements are good too, if ,for whatever reason, you can’t get sunshine so easy.
You can’t really get vitamin D from food. People who tell you that are stupid. It’s sunshine or supplements – that’s it.
And sunshine is best. That’s a fact.

 

The Big Clue – Breast Cancer Rates Significantly Decrease Closer to the Equator

prevent breast cancer map

(Source: National Cancer Institute)

Yep, if you analyze the breast cancer rates of American states and other countries around the world you’ll find the areas closer to the equator have much, much lower rates of breast cancer.
The southern states have lower breast cancer rates than the northern states.
The southern half of Australia (farther from the equator) has more than double the rate of breast cancer cases compared to the north half.
Same in Mother Russia.
This study here looked at breast cancer rates in *107* different countries and found that countries closer to the equator, getting more UVB sunlight, enjoy significantly lower incidence rates of breast cancer compared to countries father away from the equator.

So what’s going on at the equator?

More sunshine, stronger sunshine, year-round. Which means…
You can make more vitamin D, make it faster, make it easier, and make it all year. And as I’ll explain shortly, this has enormous implications for cancer risk (and a whole lot of other diseases).
In a place like New York, in autumn and winter – half the year – it’s literally impossible to make any vitamin D. The sun is too weak, the sun is scarce, and then when winter sets in the sun pretty much disappears. In a place like England the sun is actually pretty weak even in summer time – it’s possible to make vitamin D, but it’s not easy. The strongest days of summer sunshine you’ll find that far north are about equal to the weakest winter days of sun in South Florida.
Down somewhere like Texas though – much closer to the equator – you can make vitamin D year-round and make it easy. 
Now to enjoy the vitamin D-producing effects of sun exposure you have to actually get your ass out in the sunshine. Living in a sunny area won’t do you much good if you never go outside. However, the sunnier your area is the less you have to actually try to make vitamin D. People closer to the equator are certainly getting more and stronger doses of vitamin D compared to people in New York – and without even thinking about it. People in Miami are getting little vitamin D bumps when they walk their dog, walk from their car to the office, walk out to the mailbox, etc..
(In case this is news to you, here’s an article explaining exactly how your body produces vitamin D from sunshine.)

Now what all exactly does that vitamin D mean for breast cancer?

The technical mechanisms through which vitamin D prevents breast cancer are really beyond my ability to properly explain, but I’ll try my best to summarize what the smarty-pants people say. You can read what they’ve written in the studies linked below.

 

How Vitamin D and Sunshine Prevent Breast Cancer

 

Vitamin D tells pre-cancer cells to kill themselves

One of the proven anti-cancer effects of vitamin D is the stimulation of apoptosis, which means “programmed cell death”. All of the cells in your body eventually die and are replaced with new, young, healthy cells. You lose tens of billions of cells per day in this process. Like leaves falling off a tree.
Cancer develops when old, malfunctioning cells do not die and do not go away. These expired cells hang around and start to cause problems. Vitamin D, by triggering apoptosis, literally tells diseased, pre-cancer cells to kill themselves before they become a problem. 
But when these pre-cancer cells manage to escape apoptosis, they go on to become cancerous and multiply. 
The higher your vitamin D levels are, the stronger and more reliable your apoptosis process is in your body. Those pre-cancer cells are getting cleaned out.
When your vitamin D levels are low, your apoptosis process is weaker. Some of those pre-cancer cells are able to sneak by and turn into multiplying cancer cells. The weaker your vitamin D levels are, the more this will happen, and the longer you’re vitamin D-deficient the longer the window of time is where cells have a higher probability of becoming cancerous.
The anti-cancer effects of vitamin D have been demonstrated in vitro (petri dish experiments in a lab) with vitamin D successfully inhibiting breast cancer cell growth and promoting apoptosis.
Vitamin D helps your body identify pre-cancer cells and then whispers in their ears “Hey, how about you kill yourself. Just do it. You should totally do it.

 

Vitamin D Inhibits Tumor Growth 

Tumor angiogenesis is the process of a tumor developing its own network of blood vessels that allow it to gain access to increasing amounts of oxygen and nutrients so that it can grow. Like a tree spreading roots.
Vitamin D has been proven in vitro to inhibit tumor blood vessel formation.

 

Vitamin D Stimulate Anti-Cancer Effects of Tumor Necrosis Factor Alpha (TNF-α)

Tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) is a naturally-occurring protein in your body that has been found to have a very complicated role in cancer – as it can both promote and fight cancer depending on the circumstances. Typically TNF-α is associated with increased tumor development, growth, and spread, however this in vitro study found that vitamin D is able to stimulate the anti-cancer effects of TNF-α such as apoptosis.

 

Vitamin D Promotes Proper Breast Development in Adolescence

One hypothesis gaining evidence is that vitamin D deficiency early in life may contribute to improper breast development, creating small internal defects and vulnerabilities that may increase the risk for breast cancer later on in life.
Studies evaluating lifetime sun exposure habits and breast cancer risk have found that women who report having spent the most time out in the sun in their youth have much lower breast cancer rates compared to women who report seldom enjoying the sun in their youth. Associations have been found between ever having had an outdoor job early in life and lower breast cancer risk. An association has even been found between early life sunburns and lower breast cancer risk.
This study of 3,101 breast cancer patients and 3,471 healthy, age-matched controls in Canada found that increased sun exposure in adolescence alone carried a protective effect into adulthood, even if sun exposure decreased with age.

 

Evaluating Vitamin D Levels of Breast Cancer Patients

There’s a whole bunch of these studies. Real simple. They measure the vitamin D levels of a bunch of women with breast cancer (the “cases”) and then measure the vitamin D levels of a bunch of healthy women without breast cancer (the “controls” – matched closely in age, race, lifestyle).
They get all that data and compare. What do they find?
All these case-control studies find women with breast cancer have way lower vitamin D levels. 
This meta-analysis reviewed 11 different studies investigating vitamin D status and breast cancer risk and concluded that women with vitamin D levels in the optimal range (above 47 ng /ml) enjoy a 50% lower risk of breast cancer compared to those with only 10 ng/ml or less. They also found that breast cancer risk drops approximately 10% for every 10 ng/ml vitamin D blood level increase.
This one compared vitamin D levels in 579 breast cancer patients and 574 healthy controls. Researchers found that for every 10 ng/ml increase in vitamin D blood levels the women enjoyed a 64% lower risk for developing triple-negative breast cancer.
This one evaluated vitamin D levels of 236 Japanese breast cancer patients (stages 1 – 3). The study found that among premenopausal women, those with higher vitamin D levels enjoyed higher pathological complete response rates following chemotherapy (meaning no detectable trace of cancer following treatment) and women with higher vitamin D levels enjoyed higher rates of relapse-free survival.
NOW – some of you might be getting all nit-picky right about now. “Correlation is not causation durrrr durr durrr….”
You got a point there maybe. Is the low vitamin D contributing to breast cancer or does cancer somehow depress vitamin D levels?
Well we have some special studies that took that question into the design and used pre-diagnosis vitamin D level measurements of women who later went on to develop breast cancer. 
In this one, scientists were able to gather pre-diagnosis vitamin D level measurements of 142 women who developed breast cancer later on and they compared these measurements to 420 healthy controls. What they found was that the breast cancer patients had lower pre-diagnosis vitamin D levels and those in the highest pre-diagnosis vitamin D level group enjoyed a 48% lower risk of breast cancer.

 

Sun Exposure Lifestyle Studies

Then we have studies that don’t look at vitamin D levels at all, but instead simply evaluate women’s reported sun exposure habits and history. They ask the women extremely detailed questions about how much they go outside daily, weekly, how their outdoor activities change with the seasons, how their sun exposure habits have changed throughout their lifetime, what clothing the women wear, how much time they’ve spent working outdoor jobs – all kinds of questions.
What do they find? 

The women who love sunshine the most have the lowest breast cancer rates

This study evaluated 1,788 newly diagnosed breast cancer patients and 2,129 healthy matched controls for lifetime sun exposure. Researchers found that light-skinned women who enjoyed the most sun exposure had a 47% lower risk of advanced breast cancer. (Lighter skinned people make vitamin D easier because vitamin D is racist.)
The Women’s Health Initiative Observational Study followed 71,662 participating women over a decade. Over that period 2,535 women would develop breast cancer. What researchers found was that women who reported spending 2+ hours outside daily had a 20% lower risk of breast cancer compared to women who reported spending less than 30 minutes outside daily. 
This study found that simply having had an outdoor job between the ages of 10 and 29 provides a lower risk for breast cancer later in life, women who report exposing more naked skin to the sun have a lower risk, and even that early life sunburns are associated with a lower risk for breast cancer.
These sun exposure habit studies demonstrate very compellingly that women who spend lots of time outside, where the sun is, enjoy a lower risk for breast cancer. And this goes right along with the suggestions made by the latitude and vitamin D status case-control studies, as well as the in vitro studies proving the anti-cancer effects of vitamin D.
One weakness of these sun exposure habit studies is that the value of being out in the sun will vary wildly based on many factors such as:
-the time of day (you actually need the more intense mid-day UVB sun to make vitamin D)
-the latitude you live at (solar strength decreases as you leave the equator)
– the seasons (solar strength decreases in autumn and winter and the UVB window that allows you to make vitamin D shrinks drastically or disappears.
-and how much you’re allowing the sun to hit your naked skin (clothing and sunscreen block vitamin D production – you gotta get naked).
For example – a woman who spends lots of time outside in Canada might not actually be making much vitamin D at all and not getting much benefit, whereas a woman spending time at the beach every day in Miami Beach is getting enormous benefit. 
I suspect that the protective effect of UVB sun exposure against breast cancer is probably stronger than even these sun exposure studies suggest.

 

Prevalence of Vitamin D Deficiency

I have a whole page here of nearly 50 studies investigating vitamin D deficiency rates all over the civilized world… and they’re all bad. Real bad. Bad bad.
The vast majority of people have low vitamin D levels and, depending on the measurement standards being used, are deficient.
People just don’t go outside much anymore and when they do it’s only briefly, they’re mostly clothed, they’re seeking shade, they’re putting on sunscreen, they’re going out when the sun is weak, and they’re crying about how they want air conditioning. Even in Florida the average vitamin D level is terrible.
Most people don’t have any understanding of how to properly supplement with vitamin D – they’re not even aware of how important it is and how likely it is that they’re deficient.
It’s basically impossible to get adequate vitamin D from food sources. That’s just simply not how we’re biologically evolved to get vitamin D.
You need regular, daily, full-body, unprotected sun exposure or, less ideal, to get educated on how to properly supplement with vitamin D – which involves regular blood testing.
The facts we know with certainty are: 1) women who get more sun exposure suffer less breast cancer, 2) women with higher vitamin D levels suffer less breast cancer, 3) breast cancer rates are lower in areas of the world with more intense sunlight, 4) vitamin D has been proven in vitro to inhibit breast cancer growth, and…

 5) The vast majority of women walking around have inadequate vitamin D levels

What would happen if that were changed and instead all women had optimal vitamin D levels?
How many lives would be saved every year?
How much money would survivors and families save and how much suffering could they be spared from?
How do we change that?
We all have to get naked.

 

What happens when you don’t get naked (in the sunshine)

Islam is by far the most anti-nudist, anti-vitamin D lifestyle there is.
Women are forced to be clothed and covered head-to-toe. They’re the least naked people on the planet. Even at the beach these poor women have to wear burkinis.
And do you know who has the absolute worst vitamin D levels all over the world?
Traditionally-dressed Muslim women. That’s a cold, hard fact.
Every study that measures the vitamin D levels of Muslim women finds they literally are all severely deficient. It’s totally common in these studies for a lot of the women to even have undetectable levels. Studies measuring the vitamin D levels of Muslim women have been done all over the world and probably not one single Muslim woman has ever been found to have a healthy vitamin D level prior to medical intervention. And they suffer vastly disproportionate rates of severe vitamin D deficiency-caused diseases. 
In Iran, women start developing breast cancer a full decade earlier than the average age other women start developing breast cancer. This study of Iranian breast cancer patients found that more than 95% of the women were vitamin D deficient. 98% of them said they literally never get any sun exposure ever because of how they dress.
Now this study on the other hand, from Canada, found that women who report exposing more of their naked skin to the sun have a lower breast cancer risk.
So to summarize all that: 
The less naked you are, the higher your breast cancer risk is.
The more naked you are, the lower your breast cancer risk is.
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Until next time,
Toasted buns and roasted chestnuts,
 
Austin
 

P.S. What I learned researching this article

Breast cancer is complicated. Holy moly is it complicated. You don’t want to have to learn all this. Stay healthy, and keep your loved ones healthy, so you never have to do all this research on a disease. 
 
P.P.S. Here’s the podcast version of this article for your aural pleasure

 

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