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After discouraging the use of sunscreen, Pete Evans' latest advice is to stare into the sun.

Pete Evans is back with some uh, bizarre ‘medical advice’.

He’s previously spruiked recipes for a dangerous “bone broth” for babies, said sunscreen was unnecessary and supported groups that claim flouride in water is “dangerous”.

And now, well, we have this:

Yes. He is now advocating for staring at the sun – or uh, #sungazing – as one of the best forms of “free medicine”.

He says he only has a “brief gaze” into the “radiant light of the early rising or late setting sun”, but damage to your eyes can happen within seconds and you should just… Not do this. Ever.

The Vision Eye Institute warns that when your eyes are over-exposed to the sun’s UV rays, the radiation literally cooks the exposed tissue and can cause permanent damage. Yes, this can even happen when UV levels are lower at sunrise and sunset.

Do. Not. Want.

This latest advice is truly baffling, and we’re not the only ones who think so.

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So.

Nope.

Just as you should wear sunscreen on your skin daily, you should also wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from UV rays.

And don’t ever look directly at the sun.

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