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From: Jeff Novick, MS, RD, LD, LN (
Subject:         Re: raw food diet and skin cancer question
Date: March 27, 2009 at 12:31 pm PST

In Reply to: raw food diet and skin cancer question posted by Clo on March 26, 2009 at 12:08 pm:


Like many dietary philosophies, the raw food community and the promoters of it make many claims that are not true and potentially
harmful. Often, there is some truth to what they are saying, but it
is often blown out of proportion or taken out of context.

There is some truth to the fact that someone who is eating healthy
(raw of not) will have a higher level of anti-oxidants in their skin
which will slightly change the tint of their skin which will offer
some protection against the sun.

"From these observations, we conclude that carotenoids from a
normal, unsupplemented diet accumulate in the skin and confer a
measurable photoprotective benefit (at least in lightly pigmented
Caucasian skin), that is directly linked to their concentration in the

In addition, following a healthy diet and lifestyle can reduce your
risk of cancer and the WHO organization even acknowledges that a
few simple may eliminate about 40% of cancers.

You are wise to question what you are hearing and I recommend
you seek out credible scientific documented sources of health
information which is freely available on the internet.

In Health

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