In this episode, Katie talks to Sundaily founders Chris Tolles and Dr. Emilia Javorsky about how to protect your skin and slow aging from the inside out all with the help of a little-known substance called polypodium leucotomos. They delve into the role of antioxidants and which ones work, why sunscreen isn’t the only answer (and sometimes isn’t even a good one), and much more.
A quick FYI, when we recorded this episode, they were Sundots, but they’ve renamed the company since… so don’t be surprised! The only thing that has changed is their name!
- What polypodium leucotomos is and how studies show it can protect skin
- The way vitamin D deficiency fits into the sun exposure equation
- How internal sun exposure works and how to optimize it
- The problems with many sunscreens and what to look for in a healthy one
- What UVA and UVB are and how they are different
- The false safety net that comes with many sunscreens
- What the research says about how to protect skin from the inside out against sun damage and aging
- How antioxidants in food and supplements may help protect the skin
- And more!
Resources We Mention
- PuraThrive Vitamin C
- EverlyWell Vitamin D Test
- The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (going on my Christmas gift list!)
- The Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell
More From Wellness Mama
- Ascorbic Acid: Vitamin C Benefits, Sources & Cautions
- Natural Homemade Sunscreen Recipe
- Why I Eat My Sunscreen to Protect Skin From the Inside Out
- Benefits of Safe Sun Exposure for Reduced Cancer Risk (& Vitamin D)
- Why (Most) Sunscreen Is Harmful
- Benefits of Green Tea
Your turn! Which camp are you in… sun-shy or sun-seeker? Please drop a comment below or leave a review on iTunes to let us know. We value knowing what you think and this helps other moms find the podcast as well.
Thank You to Today’s Sponsors
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