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Eileen Silva, Ph.D., N.D., CTN, is a doctor of Natural Health and Naturopathy, in Southlake, Texas, with a practice in metabolic health, weight, and body balancing. She has been treating patients and teaching workshops on integrative medicine for over 18 years. Eileen has appeared on TV and radio talk shows coast-to-coast, lectured extensively, and has developed a breakthrough technology, colored bar-graph, computerized body analysis program. Her newly-released book, A HEALTHIER YOU, joins her best-selling, FAT CHANCE AT LAST! ---HOW TO GO BEYOND WILLPOWER, in offering lifestyle changes for better health results. As CEO of Hegan Center, Eileen has trained and certified medical doctors and chiropractors for almost a decade. Her innovative wellness techniques have been used to help thousands of individuals achieve weight loss and better fitness. Eileen's programs have also brought enhanced energy, weight balance, and longevity to professionals in corporate wellness programs. Eileen is an active member of the American Naturopathic Medical Association, the American Holistic Health Association, and the Health Sciences Institute.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

June in Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Did you know that skin cancer is the most common type of all cancers?
More than 1 million people will be diagnosed with skin cancer this year alone.
Most of all skin cancers are caused by too much exposure to UV rays. This usually occurs when people are out in the sun for too long or for extended periods of time. It can also be caused by the use of tanning beds.

Here are 6 ways you can help prevent skin cancer:

1.Cover up
Living in Texas can get pretty hot in the Spring and Summer. The thought of covering up may seem hot and not real practical but if you wear a lightweight fabric you will stay cool and protect your skin.

2. Sunscreen
You need to use a sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher. The higher the SPF the better. Make sure you apply sunscreen properly and in generous amounts.

3. Wear a hat
Hats protect our neck, ears, forehead and eyes. Straw hats are not recommended.

4.Wear sunglasses
Sunglasses should block 99% to 100% of UV rays.

5. Limit your time in the sun
The best time to avoid being outside is between the hours of 10am to 4pm.

6. Avoid tanning beds and sunlamps
The UV rays in a tanning bed can be just as strong as sun rays.

If you do suspect a possible skin cancer, please visit with your doctor as soon as you can. Early detection is important and could save your life.


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