Explore the health and wellbeing issues concerning tanning beds and tea.
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Learn about Tanning Beds and Tea Host: The news is heart of the press. Top medical scientists have just moved tanning beds into the top cancer causing category. The healthy glow some sort after mainly by teens in Europe and North America is as deadly as arsenic and mustard gas according to the experts. Tanning beds hit the trend mill in the late 1970’s with a patient introduction to the American market. Mainly used for cosmetic reasons, there were a few therapeutic applications as well. People with Psoriasis and Eczema found an improvement in skin condition with moderate use. And people suffering seasonal affected disorder don’t stop on Vitamin D with a help of manmade UV A and UV B rays. But the few health benefits associated with the tanning beds are vastly outweighed by the new found risks. Even if you only use a tanning bed 10 times per year, you are seven times more likely to develop melanoma than someone who doesn’t. Tanning salons will tell you that UV A rays create a safe tan, untrue. Emma Copeland: There isn’t any safe way to use sunbath. We know that they still produce harmful UV rays and in some cases this can even be stronger than the mid days sun. Host: No longer in the probable cause in—elaborate studies have just proven that synthesized sunshine can increase your risk of skin cancer by 75% if you take up the habit before turning 30. Those at most risks are the ‘tannericsics’, those with an addiction to tanning beds, fueled by peer group pressure and poor self image. People suffering from this type of body dysmorphia are likely to continue using tanning beds excessively even after being educated on the risks. If you want to look like a leather handbag and develop skin cancer, melanoma and arc eye disease to top it all off, by all means, book a session at the local fake and bake. But the truth is tanning beds are more dangerous than the real sun. The whole world loves a good brew, whether you’re dressed in hemp jogging a soy chai or sipping a lady from your favorite Royal Albert, it doesn’t matter which walk of life you came from, tea benefits everybody equally. Tea is loaded with anti-oxidants. Flavonoids found in black tea encourage arteries to release nitric acid which enables them to expand and relax more efficiently promoting healthy blood flow. You have to drink it black to get the benefits though. Recent studies who’ve shown that the case on molecule in dairy milk blocks the artery-friendly effects of a good cup of tea. Tea is the talk of the town at the moment. Studies are being done concerning its effects on cancer, Parkinson’s, and cholesterol levels to name it a few. William Gorman: The evidence has been building for a number of years now particularly in the last seven years. The scientists have started to discover and see this health benefits with tea particularly the antioxidant delivery of tea. The evidence is very strong in the cardiovascular area and it’s building slowly in the area of cancer. And of course the dental side for tea is natural levels of fluoride, that’s actually quite strong so all in all it is quite a good story for teeth. Host: Green tea is growing in popularity. It comes from the same plant as black tea, Camellia Sinensis, but it hasn’t been fermented. A light steam drying process helps green tea to keep its catechins intact. Scientists are excited by the fighting capabilities of these little antioxidants. So, make green tea part of your daily diet to boost your cancer immunity. Studies are also underway regarding its impact on liver disease and stroke. So, whether it’s—green Japanese sencha, it’s one spoon for you and one for the pot for the good health. Tanning beds can cause arc eye disease due to excessive light exposure which feels like having sand in your eyes continuously.