A Fish Tale Of Acquired Sunburn Immunity.
The subject of sunburn came up on gg's "Ireland's Not A Garbage Can" blog.
(It's not as off topic as it sounds. Ireland has a lot of Gingers. Gingers burn up in the sun. It was a logical progression. Kinda.)
But I digress.
I mentioned that for several Summers I've noticed I'd become immune to sunburn.
I didn't consider it a problem (what Ginger would?!)
But I found it most curious
Even when visiting Florida from a Northern state...
Dead fish belly WHITE...
To days spent at a pool under a straight overhead sun...
NO SUNBURN! - Hardly a tan!
(Some local Pentecostals concluded I must be very godly; it was a manifestation of providential protection that I didn't blister hideously & slough off skin like a moulting snake. I am NOT making that up!
Gg asked if I eat much fish of the Omega 3 sort.
I most certainly do!
But I'd never heard that oily fish would turn a Ginger unsunburnable.
Imp chimed in & added that eating strawberries also prevents sunburn.
I searched it...
and found this...
You know all those damnable health studies that tell you you have to eat crap like seaweed or sawdust or you'll die?
NOT THIS ONE, Y'ALL!
Yes. I realize one unfried Ginger - even a dead fish belly white Ginger in Florida that convinces Pentecostals a miracle has occurred - isn't exactly a clinical study.
But as noted in the article, if something works - you don't NEED studies!
Thought I'd pass it along; take it for what it's worth.
(This blog is not intended to diagnose, prevent, treat or cure any condition or ailment.)
Y'all got the standard lawyer approved legal disclaimer.
If any of y'all blister hideously, slough off skin like a moulting snake, get cancer and/or die horribly, neither you nor your survivors can sue my @ss off.