Membership Module 09

Membership Module 9 – The Sun – Sinister or Saviour?

Welcome to the ninth module of the Embracing Health Membership Club. The sun has been much maligned over the past few decades and we are now seeing a myriad of preventable health disorders emerging due to a lack of Vitamin D. Even though the sun does have some damaging effects, especially on the aging of our skin, there are ways to safely gain optimal Vitamin D without harming our health. Learn more about how to do this within this module!

Embracing Health Membership Mag!

Embracing Health publishes a magazine each month exclusively for you and this membership site, and the magazines always contains an in-depth article which explores an important health topic in a way that gives you the facts in a simple but effective style of writing.

Along with the main article, the magazine contains a raw vegan recipe that I have made and enjoyed in my own kitchen; a book review; a case history to give you insight into different healing programs, and a question and answer section. The magazines are beautifully designed and can be printed out and saved in your Membership Club Folder for future reference and easy access to all the information and recipes.

Click on the link below to download the Module 9 Membership Magazine!


-Module 09 Membership Magazine


Tele-seminars, interviews and lectures:

Sunscreen, UV Rays, and Skin Cancer – with Narelle Chenery

For an informative video on these subjects, I would like to introduce you to Narelle Chenery, founder of Miessence, who has a wealth of knowledge on these subjects. For your convenience, below the video you will find a summary of the key points Narelle makes, and a full transcript of the talk if you prefer to read rather than listen!

Summary of the key points:

There are two types of ultraviolet radiation – UVA & UVB

  • UVA:
    • is responsible for 90 – 95% of UV radiation
    • it is deeply penetrating, even through glass for constant exposure
    • is responsible for aging and immune suppression
  • UVB:
    • Is high energy
    • Less penetrating that UVB
    • Is responsible for sunburn
    • Is higher in summer, and higher near the equator

80% of new cancer diagnoses in Australia are skin cancer

  • There are higher melanoma rates amount frequent chemical sunscreen users
  • There is a higher incidence of skin cancer with sunscreen use

There are three forms of skin cancer:

  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma – 16% of cancers and due to sunburn
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma – 80% – mainly found in men who work outdoors, on their head and neck areas.
  • Melanoma – a potentially fatal skin cancer, mainly found in people living in the city, and not on sun exposed areas. Thought to be linked, (but not proven), to severe sunburn in childhood.

Chemical sunscreen use has:

  • Some effect on preventing Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • No effect on preventing Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Increases Melanoma

There is a rise in Melanoma in Queensland, Australia and other places where chemical sunscreen have been heavily promoted. One factor may be that sunscreens give people a false sense of security so they stay in the sun much longer than they normally would. SPF – Sun Protection Factor measures UVB reflection, not UVA.

Sunscreens come in two forms:

  • Chemical which absorbs UVB rays
  • Reflective of both UVA and UVB rays

The problems with chemical sunscreens:

  • The chemical Benzophenone is used in many sunscreens and is one of the most powerful free radicals known to man, and is activated by UV light. Free radicals cause cellular damage and can promote cancer.
  • Titanium dioxide is unstable in UV light, does not protect from all UVA radiation, and degrades to form free radicals.

Zinc oxide is a healthier solution:

  • Protects against both UVA and UVB radiation
  • Is never irritating to the skin

Vitamin D is generated by UVB light and it is very important to get regular, safe sun exposure to promote the production of Vitamin D:

  • Early morning and late afternoon sun is the safest sunlight to be exposed to
  • Use safe, organic, non-chemical sunscreen at other times
  • Low Vitamin D levels are linked to the development of breast and colon cancer, and increases the growth of melanoma
  • It has been proposed that sunscreen causes more deaths than it prevents

For the full transcript of the video, please see below:

 Sunscreen, UV Rays, and Skin Cancer – Transcript



Even if we eat organic food and filter our drinking water – we can still absorb a myriad of harmful chemicals and toxins from the skin care and beauty products we use, and from the cleaning products we clean our home with.

I prefer to use Miessence Certified Organic products for many of my needs, and I also like to put their health products In-Liven and Berry Radical in my morning Green Smoothie. From toothpaste to translucent powder, from mascara to mineral masks, from deodorant to dishwashing liquid, Miessence products will ensure you lower the toxic chemical burden in your home!

Browse the Miessence store categories and order as a Preferred Customer or join as a Member (more info below)

Skin Care
Hair Care
Body / Oral Care
Mother & Baby
Essential Oils & Perfumes
Health Care
Trial Sizes
Household Cleaning
Value Packs

Join as a Miessence Representative

There are two ways to purchase Miessence products.

You can join as a Preferred Customer. You receive no discount on your first order, but on every following order you receive a 10% discount. When you have accumulated 150pv of purchases, your next order receives a 20% discount.

The other way to receive great discounts on products, and also earn an income if you choose, is by joining as a Miessence Representative. Whether you are just planning on using the products yourself, or making a business out of it, you can enjoy discounts of up to 30% on your orders. There are minimum spends to allow you to earn commission, but it is very reasonable and if you are using a few of their products, it is easy to meet the basic requirements.

For more information on the discount structure go here:

For more information on getting started as Miessence Representative go here:

To join up now and take advantage of the great Fast Start Promotions go here:

To have it all done for you, here is the easiest way – Download the forms here, fill them out, and send them back to Miessence. From then you will receive your products every month – straight your door!



Our Organic Future – Alf Orpen

In this interview with Alf Orpen we discuss a common question we often get asked about organics. Is organic produce better for our health than conventionally-grown, is it worth the extra cost and can it really help our planet?

Alf has more than 20 years experience in the organics industry, which has taken him across the world as an accomplished public speaker and educator, lecturing to companies, health professionals and individuals on the hidden health effects modern agriculture has on us, and the dangers of chemicals in our lives.

Below is a link for the interview that you must save to your computer to be able to listen to it. Right click on the link and “Save As” or “Save Target As” and you will be able to play it through your computers audio system.

Our Organic Future – Alf Orpen


Interview Transcript:

Our Organic Future – Alf Orpen

Listening to the interview is a great way to absorb the information, but if you prefer to read rather than listen – below you will find a detailed 16 page transcript of the entire interview!

 Our Organic Future Transcript


Coming soon…

Module 10 - delves into the Troublesome Thyroid. One of the most badly treated, and poorly diagnosed of health, Thyroid conditions, can cause immense suffering for many people. Knowing the symptoms and what tests need to be done so that you can be treated correctly, is vital in our battle to restore our health.