The sun doesn’t cause the deadliest form of skin cancer any more than little boys cause cooties. But like boys and cooties, the sun gets the blame anyway.
Well, my friend, take everything you’ve heard about your favorite star and toss it out the window — and into the daylight — because while there are plenty of risk factors for melanoma, the sun isn’t one of them.
If anything, LACK of sun can cause the disease!
But living like a hermit isn’t the only thing that can cause your skin cancer risk to skyrocket. New research reveals how men around the world could be increasing their risk right now without even realizing it. It’s got nothing to do with spending time in the sun… and everything to do with what most folks do in a dark room.
Erectile dysfunction (ED) pills such as sildenafil, vardenafil and tadalafil — aka Viagra, Levitra and Cialis — can raise your risk of the deadliest form of skin cancer, according to the study in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Just a single prescription for any of the PDE5 inhibitors could increase your risk of melanoma by a third, which raises the lifetime risk of melanoma from 1 in 33 to 1 in 25.
Men who have more than one prescription have a 20 percent increase in risk.
The drug industry is already on the defensive, claiming the risk can’t possibly be real.
But what they won’t tell you is the very gene that goes haywire in melanoma blocks the same PDE5 enzyme targeted by ED pills. In other words, the drugs are actually HELPING the cancer to shut down what might be its only real enemy inside your body.
Fortunately, you don’t have to risk cancer — or anything else, for that matter — to get back on track in the bedroom.
In fact, the very thing that’s wrongly blamed for melanoma can actually help your sexual function.
Sun exposure can stimulate the production of nitric oxide, which improves the flow of blood. And since no part of your body depends on the flow of blood more than your penis, be sure to get outside each day.
It’s the only “solar power” you really need.
If that doesn’t do the trick, you don’t need a drug. You probably just need a hormone boost. You can goose your body’s testosterone production with natural therapies such as ram’s horn; if you need more help, speak to a naturopathic physician.
I recommend an experienced member of the American College for Advancement in Medicine. Try their Physician+Link tool to locate a practitioner near you.