May 17, 2013
I saw a strange orb in the sky today. I am pretty sure they call it the sun. So…..
I left the building at lunch time and picked up some dog food. I then thought, "Why not eat lunch in my car?" So that is what I did. After enjoying my daily dose of yogurt and a protein drink, I started to feel drowsy from the warmth, so I started to put my seat down into the horizontal position. "Snap out of it Joyce. You have to work this afternoon." I was only out there for 15 minutes, and my arms were pink from the sun.
Yes, it’s that time of the year when we have to protect our skin. There are many books in the Library that will help you to detect, offer suggestions, or support a doctors prognosis as his/her chosen course of action in the treatment of the skin cancer.
We have to protect our skin, which goes against the thoughts of my youth (a tan shows one is healthy, young and Coppertone gorgeous!). Sun hats, sunglasses, and sun block are what we can do without having to go to the doctors. However, we need good, healthy, radiant skin throughout our lifetime.
There are some great reads: Saving Your Skin by Barney J. Kenet and Timeless Skin by Carolyn Ash. Our diet has a lot to do with healthy skin. Skin is also inherited (not the skin we have on, but the type of skin we have): dry, oily, olive, white, and black. All have to be protected. But what do we choose? There are many interesting and knowledgeable articles in MCPL’s Health Reference Center via the Research Databases. One can also find the best product on the market by accessing ConsumerReport. Some other interesting books are Melanoma Skin Cancer from the American Cancer Society and Lightning at the Gate by Jeanne Achterberg.
Today, one has to be proactive regarding our health. After all, who knows our body better than us?