Natural treatments to battle skin cancer include turmeric and cur cumin taken orally or topical, topical eggplant (nightshade) poultice with vinegar, blood root and black salves,coconut oil and baking soda, vitamin C and magnesium chloride. These treatments should only be considered if you are unable to obtain a biopsy or you know for sure what you are treating.
Preventing Skin Cancer
- Try to stay in the shade, wear a wide brimmed hat, long sleeves and pants.
- Stay away from tanning beds. Artificial UV rays are known to be a human carcinogen.
- Eat a diet rich in antioxidants that can lower your risk of cancer.
- Foods high in omega 3 – Salmon, trout, mackerel, fish eggs, etc.
- Foods high in bata-carotene – Carrots and sweet potatoes (the darker the better).
- Dark green and leafy vegetables – Avocados, asparagus, spinach, collard greens, kale, broccoli.
- Tomatoes contain high amounts of lycopene which may help prevent sunburns
- Shiitake mushrooms – one of the best sources of bata-glucans that destroy cancer cells.
- Turmeric and red raspberries both contain anti-cancer properties that make cancer cells become apoptotic (programmed cell death).
- Limit your exposure to the sun to no more than 30 minutes a day. Less if you have had skin cancer, fair skin or live close to the equator.
- Enjoy the sun before 10am and after 4pm. If your shadow is shorter than you, the suns rays are strongest. It is best to limit your exposure.
Slopping on sunscreen, unless you need to be in the sun all day, may do more harm than good.
Sunscreen sales have increased over the past 20 years or so and therefore should have reduced the occurrence of skin cancers. This has not been the case. In fact, the number of skin cancers have increased. Some sunscreens have chemicals that are toxic, those toxins are absorbed into your blood stream. If you must use a sunscreen, one made with zinc oxide is a good choice.
Sunscreens reduce the amount of UVB rays that come in contact with your skin and that reduces our ability to make vitamin D. Vitamin D regulates our ability to absorb calcium and phosphorous, important for healthy bones and teeth and vitamin D supports our immune system.
Probably the best advice for avoiding skin cancer caused by the sun is moderation.
Getting enough sun, yet not so much as to cause damage.
Your personal history with sun burns and sun/light exposure will have an impact on your skin cancer susceptibility. The damage to the DNA structure of your skin cells are irreparable with every severe sunburn you have had in your life.
When you go to the doctor with a suspected skin cancer, you need to be proactive. Your monthly screenings should have alerted you to any new or suspicious lesions.
Caught early and treated early keeps all forms of skin cancer in check.
I have had basal cell carcinomas removed from my face and my back. The one on my face I had barely noticed and the one on my back I had ignored for years until it started to grow and ulcerated. It was spreading laterally along the basal cell layer and was much larger than the spot we could see.
The Mohs surgery left me with an open surgical wound that was 1 ¾ X 1 inch. I was told it would take 6 months to a year to grow enough skin to close the wound.
I used a cannabis based salve, and successfully closed the wound in 14 days. See my story in AFN thread Cannabis Salve Healing (https://www.autoflower.net/forums/threads/cannabis-salve-healing.14705/)
Using a basic cannabis salve can accelerate skin growth on superficial wounds and aids in healing a variety of skin issues; eczema, psoriasis, lupus, acne, rosacea, inflammation, bug bites, and dry skin.
Next to butter and milk, coconut oil is the best of the fats I have found to infuse with cannabis. Raw, unrefined coconut oil smells and tastes like coconuts and is good for you and your skin.
For every 2 cups of oil I infuse about a half ounce of popcorn buds and sugar trim.
I break a part the buds but do not grind.
This is a small crock pot. I keep it on low for about 4 hours. I do not want it to decarb.
Let it cool a bit, then strain the plant material out. Cheese cloth or nylon stockings work well.
Set up a double boil or water bath pan. I have a mason jar lid under my Pyrex glass making it a water bath. This keeps the oil away from the heat source so it doesn’t burn.
Heat the oil to add beeswax. Beeswax melts at 140º, heating the water to simmer works in lieu of a thermometer.I use between ½ cup to ¾ cup beeswax pellets for the 2 cups infused coconut oil. Block beeswax will need to be grated. Summer or hot weather will need more beeswax, cooler temperatures will require less.Add the beeswax in small amounts, keep stirring the oil while adding and melting the beeswax.
To test consistency, drip a few drops on a plate to cool.
When all the wax is melted, put the oil in a cool place, allow the oil to cool completely, several hours or overnight.
Mix the solid oil with a hand mixer to smooth. Start out on low and scrape the bowl often until all is mixed together.
Then whip on high to a creamy texture.
2 cups coconut oil
½ ounce dry cannabis
¾ cup beeswax pellets
- Melt 2 cups coconut oil on low in a crock pot.
- Mix in ½ ounce cannabis. Heat uncovered, on low for 4 hours.
- Strain plant material out of the oil.
- set up the oil in a double boil or water bath system, heat to 140ºF.
- Melt beeswax into oil a little at a time until desired consistency.
- Remove oil from heat, allow to completely cool 6 hours or overnight in a cool place.
- Mix with a hand mixer, on low at first then whip on high setting.Since my healing, I have found a few suspicious spots on my face and arms. I suspect they may be precancerous spots. These spots I rub concentrated magnesium chloride oil on and over time has reduced the spots, completely irradiating them in some cases. Persistence is the key, at least once a day, more often is betterMagnesium Oil
1 cup distilled water
1 Magnesium Chloride flakes
1 Tablespoon Vegetable Glycerin
- Boil the water.
- Place the Magnesium chloride flakes in a glass bowl.
- Pour the water over the fakes and stir until completely dissolved.
- Cool completely then store in the spray bottle.
- Add vegetable glycerin and shake.
Love Your Skin
Our skin has several purposes for us. It keeps our insides in and is a barrier to our environment. It is one of our defenses for germs and infections and keeps us from getting waterlogged when we swim or take a bath. Skin regulates our body temperature to 98.6ºF to keep our internal organs happy. Our skin has the ability to heal itself by constantly replacing skin cells and making scabs. Sunlight on our skin is the most effective way to make vitamin D for regulation of calcium. Important for our bone and muscle health. Toxins can be excreted through our skin and medicines can be absorbed. Probably the most important of our senses is our sense of touch. Not only hot and cold, but it is proved that human touch and contact is important for our emotional health.
Everything we ingest or expose ourselves to has an affect on our skin, good or bad. Alcohol and smoking (tobacco) damages small capillaries and causes premature aging.
Drinking 8 or more glasses of water everyday will help you rid your body of toxins and hydrate your skin. Stress can show up on skin. Stress can worsen Psoriasis, Eczema and Rosacea, and can cause rashes and hives. Autoimmune issues, liver and kidney diseases, even high cholesterol can show up on your skin.
I hope you heed my warning and get any suspicious skin spot checked out. The only way to tell if a skin spot is cancerous is with a biopsy. Melanomas may not be caused by sun damage. They often do form on people who have had a history of excessive sun exposure, but they form in unexposed areas.
Skin cancer can kill you. I consider myself very lucky I had basal cell carcinoma because it rarely metastasizes, but it will spread. Ignoring squamous cell carcinoma or melanoma for years would have been deadly for me.
Love the Skin Your In –
Any statements made by Root are consideredgeneral information and discussion about medicine, health and related subjects. The words and other content provided in this article, and in any linked materials, are not intended and should not be construed as medical advice. If the reader or any other person has a medical concern, he or she should consult with an appropriately-licensed physician or other health care worker.
Greetings AFN friends new and old!
I want to give a sincere thank-you to the good people at AFN for giving me the opportunity to share the medical strains that I create. I have been an avid Heirloom Veggie, herb, flower, berry, fruit and ornamental tree cultivator for 35 years, living in the harsh Northern Climate of the PNW, USA. So growing and breeding Cannabis came naturally to me when I began working with our favorite plant a few years ago.
Like many other MMJ patents, I first became dependent and then addicted to pharmaceutical pain killers. When I went Cold Turkey from very high daily dosages, I knew that I needed some natural form of pain management. Thus my entry into the world of searching to find the right Medical Strains, to truly help make me somewhat functional. As most if not all of us chronic pain patients know, depression, anxiety, and insomnia can and typically does become a part of our daily lives. My battle with all of the above ailments led me on a seven year fast paced and often challenging struggle to find the most effective strains for my many mental and physical infirmities. My heart is always to share what strains work for me with other medical patients that I am a care- giver for, and all of you reading these lines.
I have been extremely fortunate to first have the time to research, and get my hands dirty. More than that, the small private breeders that I have been working with has allowed me to have access to the best medical genetics on the planet.
Over the last three years, I have had to weed through most of the so called ‘High CBD’ strains that the large commercial ‘breeders’ are dumping onto the market as fast as they can without proper testing. I am sure many of you have personally experienced this in your quest for High CBD strains. I have and am also exceedingly privileged to be able to network with many of the of the best private breeders in the world. These fine breeders, primarily medical patients themselves have provided me with true and stable High CBD seeds, cuts, as well as pollen. My first acquisition was a lab tested pure CBD Z6 pheno (10-15% CBD: .3% THC) personally delivered to me by the breeder as a gift. This exact Z6 pheno is being used in both Washington, and Colorado State, USA, to treat children with Dravet Syndrome. Roughly the same CBD to THC numbers as the strain Charlottes Web. Z6 does not do well indoors, but I was able to source some Harli-Tsu seeds, which for those that may not know (Harlequin Tsunami) is a Californian dispensary only strain Harle-Tsu is a very high CBD strain with low THC content. There is a much higher chance of finding High CBD pheonos more easily than any other commercial ‘High CBD’strains that I know of on the market today. I combined the (Z6 with Harli-Tsu), The grower is able to find High CBD phenos 90% + of the time. Individually and collectively these are to be the back bone of many of my upcoming releases. I also have several other High CBD photo strains to test, and hopefully incorporate into my CBD projects, if the make it through testing.
I also wanted to create some Northern Lat Outdoor High CBD strain, which will and do finish in some of the harsher Northern Climates. After much research, I decided to combine the Z6 with a Swiss OD poly hybrid named Ierdbei. Very pleased with the end results. Also combined Z6 with a stable semi-auto: Iranian Auto Flower (a.k.a. Auto Affie) . Smaller, and faster finisher. Good for semi-stealth environments.
Also working with some of the new CBD autos that seem very promising.. Making many crosses with some of our favorite auto strains with these new CBD autos, as well as with the photosentsitive Indica hybrids and land races that I work with.
I have personally found that many of the photosenstive land races are naturally higher in CBD and so many other medicinal compounds that have been bred out in favor of concentrating only on high THC content, and high yield. Have had the pleasure of discovering and working with pure Indica hybrids like Black Domina, and many others as well. Many are pure knock-out strains. Great for acute pain and insomnia. Am working with these in Indica and CBD crosses.
I also work with strains that are not high in CBD numbers for those of us that suffer from ailments that high CBD %s does not do much for, so hope to be able to provide med patients of all kinds with strains to help many of our ailments.
I will be posting a strain list of currently available strains, as well as strains that I am presently working on for testing in a separate thread.
Hope to have a little something to help other MMJ patients.
Thank-you for your interest and taking the time to read my introduction as an independent breeder here, and look forward to more interaction with all of you fine people.
Ok guys I’m taking a page out of one of mentors book here….. @epenguin
Here’s the deal. My other comp I allowed the community to pick a winner. This time I’M PICKING THE WINNER……
I’m putting up 3 random “Dirty Santa” pics. Your job to enter is to choose 1 of them. Then you copy the pic and paste it in your best attempt to caption the photo and make ME and MISSES TRAIN really get a good chuckle……
We will read them all carefully (and I give you my word there will be no favortism.) And together we will select a winner.
Here’s the rules…. NO RACISM, NO POLITICS please be respectful to others in the community but besides that I’m a pretty twisted dude at times SO MAKE ME LAUGH……
Some of the Entries so far..
Normally I’m the guy who gives the presents!
But this year Bill Clinton said he wanted to be the one that gave me a present.
I’m not sure what it is but something smells a bit fishy to me!
Rudolf is starting to wonder where his lunch is!
But I’m not sure he is gonna eat that carrot, once he knows where it’s been!
I said to my friends “I hate fancy dress and I don’t have a costume anyway”
They said “No worries, just come in you festive hat and and get pissed with us”!
So I did as they said “So I got pissed & came in my festive hat”!
And oh boy what a night it was but now my hat is stuck on like glue and my mouth feels like an elf shat in it!
I swear never again, bah humbug!
At the staff Christmas party Mrs Claus said she wanted the plates cleared before anyone got any Christmas pudding!
She made it especially clear she wanted everyone to eat all their Brussels Sprouts and that she didn’t want to hear any buts.
Well Mrs Claus & love you as much as I do, if you go round making people eat that many sprouts, your gonna hear quite a few butts!
Are you Sure this is how @Root said to check our PH..I can’t read the meter from here.
AFN Staff Party 2015
I Told you he wasn’t a Real penguin..
Ok it’s officially a go…. make me giggle
To make A-Train Giggle..follow the Dirty Santa Link.