Dermatologists Crying About Sunscreen…Again


I found this article that states that “in a survey of 156 U.S. dermatologists, every single one of them agreed that sunscreen reduces premature aging of the skin, or photoaging, and 97 percent agreed that it also lowers the risk of cancer. But 99 percent of them also think their patients don’t apply enough sunscreen.”

Of course they believe that.

And yet the D levels in people are so low that there are cases of Rickets again.  Wow.  Dermatologists make so much money that they need to ease their guilt by making us believe that they are saving us from cancer.  They really aren’t. Instead, they have created an epidemic of low D.  They have made people so paranoid about the sun that even getting them out for 10 to 15 minutes a day, to help in getting D, is one of the hardest recommendations for them to follow.

Will someone ask them why higher D may be helpful for melanoma patients?  In fact, there are tons of other studies showing that maybe, just maybe, melanoma is not really a sun issue.  Hmmm.

I believe in sunscreen.  If you are going to be out in the sun for hours put some sunscreen on.  For short periods, and you do need some sun, don’t.



Douglas Farrago MD

Douglas Farrago MD is a full-time practicing family doc in Forest, Va. He started Forest Direct Primary Care where he takes no insurance and bills patients a monthly fee. He is board certified in the specialty of Family Practice. He is the inventor of a product called the Knee Saver which is currently in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Knee Saver and its knock-offs are worn by many major league baseball catchers. He is also the inventor of the CryoHelmet used by athletes for head injuries as well as migraine sufferers. Dr. Farrago is the author of four books, two of which are the top two most popular DPC books. From 2001 – 2011, Dr. Farrago was the editor and creator of the Placebo Journal which ran for 10 full years. Described as the Mad Magazine for doctors, he and the Placebo Journal were featured in the Washington Post, US News and World Report, the AP, and the NY Times. Dr. Farrago is also the editor of the blog Authentic Medicine which was born out of concern about where the direction of healthcare is heading and the belief that the wrong people are in charge. This blog has been going daily for more than 15 years Article about Dr. Farrago in Doximity Email Dr. Farrago – [email protected] 

  1 comment for “Dermatologists Crying About Sunscreen…Again

  1. October 24, 2016 at 7:43 am

    I have been wondering when and if someone would speak out against excessive sunscreen use. I genuinely worry about my grandchildren who are slathered in the stuff before going outside and am not surprised in the least to hear that rickets is on the rise.

    We need sun on our skin!!!!!

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