Healthy Skeptic Robert Davis Busts Sunscreen Myths

On today’s show Dr Fitness and the Fat Guy had on Healthy Skeptic Robert J Davis PhD. Robert is an award winning health journalist whose work has appeared on CNN, PBS, WebMD and the Wall Street Journal.  He debunked all those myths about sunscreen. Robert explained that there is a lack of FDA regulation of  sunscreen. So there are very often misleading claims on the the sunscreen packaging.  He shared tips on which sunscreens are safe and which are a rip off. He also explained that any sunscreen over 30 spf is pretty much overkill. According the Consumer Reports the best sunscreen is a brand from Target not one of those expensive designer brands. Instead of relying on sunscreen to protect you – go old school and wear a hat and cover up, stay in the shade and wear black. To learn more about bogus health claims please buy his book The Healthy Skeptic. Cutting Through The Hype About Your Health on Amazon and go to his website www.everwell.com

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