Skin cancers

Preventing Skin Cancer

Skin cancersIn answer to questions about prevention of skin cancer…
I recommend Green Tea extract, Curcumin, Rosemary and Grape seed extract which are all in MediHerb’s Vitanox. Take 2 – 3 daily away from meals (eg 1 before breakfast and 2 before bed).  Also 150 mcg of Selenium daily, which is 0.5 ml of Selenosol. EPA from fish oil has also been shown to have a protective effect. I would advise a good quality concentrated fish oil; the cheap ones are contaminated with PCBs and mercury. You need to get the equivalent of 700 – 1000 mg of EPA. That’s 2 – 3 capsules of MH Enhance brand Omega 3 Forte.

If you’re exposed to potential carcinogens (toxic chemicals) in your work, Withania is a herb that prevents skin cancer induced by carcinogens. I’d recommend 2 daily of MediHerb’s Withania & Ginseng or Withania Complex if you’re a bit stressed and run down. For heavy chemical exposure I would recommend a visit to the naturopath for some advice and help on boosting your detoxifying capacity.

Foods that can help include beetroot (canned is OK) and garlic. Avoid margarines; they contain trans fatty acids which promote skin cancer.

For more information contact Cameron Stirling, 07 5483 7688.