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dan

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Posted - 04/10/2007 :  08:31:51  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Cancer fighting ellagic acid and nitrilosides are concentrated in the seeds of black and red raspberries, blackberries, marionberries, loganberries, and strawberries. Studies have consistently shown these compounds in berries to be very effective against cancers. Ellagic acid can also be found in cranberries, pomegranates, walnuts, and pecans. Pomegranate extracts are widely available as nutritional supplements with high ellagic acid content. A list of health oriented research papers on ellagic acid can be found at http://www.red-raspberry.org/health/references.html

Berries contain anthocyanins, which act as pigments, are a major component of the phenolic/flavonoid class. Recent research shows that anthocyanins act as antioxidants, providing many potential health benefits. Researchers are currently linking anthocyanin activity to improving vision, controlling diabetes, improving circulation, preventing cancer, and retarding the effects of aging, particularly loss of memory and motor skills, as well as helping reduce the risk of heart disease. Quercetin is a flavonol in berries that works as an anti-carcinogen and an antioxidant. Quercetin has also been shown to reduce the release of histamine, necessary for the cancer cell growth cycle. Catechins are other berry flavonols that support the antioxidant defense system. Catechins found in red raspberries may contribute to cancer prevention.

One attribute of cancer cells is that they do not die naturally after a certain period of time (apoptosis) like normal cells. Ellagic acid causes apoptosis in cancer cells in the laboratory. It may also work by preventing the binding of carcinogens to DNA and by strengthening connective tissue which prevents cancer cells from spreading. Other claims for ellagic acid are it reduces heart disease, reduces birth defects, promotes wound healing, and is an effective sunscreen.

For topical application, consider combining pomegranate extract with aloe vera gel by opening the capsule and mixing them together. Topical ellagic acid is especially promising because of studies that show it inhibits skin cancer in animals.

Has anyone tried a commercial or a homemade ellagic acid topical cream for skin cancers? We would love to hear your results!

anivoc

529 Posts

Posted - 04/28/2007 :  19:54:11  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Dan,

Had high hopes with the rasberry cream developed by Peter M Pugliese
Unforunately though it is a nice skin cream it had no effect on my basal cell skin cancers :(
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dan

572 Posts

Posted - 04/30/2007 :  00:02:04  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Another poster at http://www.topicalinfo.org/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=75 said

" 2. I tried applying the Raspberry Skin Cream well known to cure skin cancer to the cancerous growths on my face for weeks, but it didn't work for me - I noticed no difference. I have heard the Raspberry Skin Cream worked well for many people after about two weeks."

So we have two reports so far that raspberry cream did not work for healing skin cancer. This is not a very good start for topical raspberry cream but we are still very interested in hearing about other experiences either positive, negative, or somewhere in between.
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grabec

USA
24 Posts

Posted - 06/01/2007 :  23:41:19  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have tried this rasperberry cream on some sking cancers for about one week with absolutely no result.
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susan

7 Posts

Posted - 07/03/2007 :  03:10:57  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am new to this really informative forum. I have begun using raspberry cream 3x/day for the last 4 days. I have many AK's on my face and one confirmed BCC. I'll post results at 2 and 6 weeks. I plan on using this product as a sunscreen also, so I should be using it consistently. So far I have noted that the BCC is crusting slightly and 2 spots that are AK's are crusting. I have Raspberry Seed Powder on order and will begin taking that as soon as it arrives. Thanks for all the great info and new products to try. To date I have only used bloodroot salve, but the Sunspot ES and PDQ sound interesting. I have a very healthy respect for the black salves.
Thanks again,
Susan
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dan

572 Posts

Posted - 07/03/2007 :  21:15:21  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Susan, welcome to the forum! It looks like you are in a position to give us some very useful feedback on raspberry treatments. I think it is great that you are planning for 6 weeks. Be sure to tell us what raspberry products you are using. Also, take pictures if you can for your own benefit. We look forward to hearing of your results and feel free to contribute elsewhere too.
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Minnie

USA
10 Posts

Posted - 08/01/2007 :  14:31:47  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi. I'm new to this forum and just received my Raseberry gel for a possible skin cancer on my forehead. I have been using a black gel (with poke root additional herbs and homeopathic) and the area when from a flat scabby area to a round raised scab. I am hoping that the Raseberry Gel drops the scab off. The information that came with the products was indeed interesting. I will also take the Raseberry capsules as if I am treating the external I might as well treat the internal. I will keep you posted as to the effectiveness of this product just as Susan is going to do. I know it will take time and I've got nothing but time. Minnie
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Minnie

USA
10 Posts

Posted - 08/01/2007 :  14:52:23  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I just posted about just receiving my Raseberry Gel. I mentioned that I have been using a Black Gel and will use both products as the Black gel has caused a change in my scabby area. That Black Gel is gentle on the skin not like the Black Salve that causes burning of the skin. Wish me luck. Thanks for this forum!
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dan

572 Posts

Posted - 08/01/2007 :  19:59:52  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Minnie, good luck! We look forward your reports. Also, is the Black Gel a commercially available product?
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Minnie

USA
10 Posts

Posted - 08/02/2007 :  16:32:14  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
No Dan, that Black Gel is a product from a company I use to purchase my homeopathic products from as I was a practicing Acupuncturist and certified in homeopathic remedies. Raseberry Cream may works for some and not at all for others but the important thing is that you use it for at least 6 - 8 weeks. It could take longer. Natural healing is a long term commitment and is not for the impatient. Unfortunately we always want a quick fix and the reality is that healing takes time. Take care.
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anivoc

529 Posts

Posted - 08/05/2007 :  09:51:56  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Minnie,

Not to discourage or insult you but at least from my perspective / opinion. An AK is an AK, a BCC is a BCC and topicals that kill / effect them either kill / effect them or they don't. From my own experience Rasberry cream does not kill /effect either type skin cancer period. I called and spoke with Mr. Pugliese (The raspberry cream guy), told him about bloodroot of which at that time he had no knowledge and we went over his results at that time ( less than conclusive). I was more than willing to give it a try, I did..for months... it certainly is nice skin cream. It has an spf of 15 and doesn't burn if it gets in your eyes.

To deduce what works or doesn't work there need to be controls and multiple test.

I would like to know what is the name of the Black gel that is getting a reaction and what the active ingredient is.

Though I have tried most things out there FForest results starting with Sunspot ES and my own with curaderm, for me, shine a big spotlight on BEC5.... the active ingredient in eggplant. I will say though so far not eradicated I have gotten the most encouraging results next to bloodroot which definitely works but is very painful.

Right now FForest is using a combo of orange oil / ammonia then eggplant mush with vinegar then Sunspot ES with dmso. If it works beautiful my only concern is if the whole regime is necessary. BEC5 kills skin cancer (though several people have had luck with vinegar or baking soda or orange oil all separately )...I am pretty sure it is the delivery / application system we need to refine to get the optimum results.

We are all just lay people of different walks in life faced with a common problem working on a solution that works better than what is available to us today.

I welcome and encourage you to join in our quest.

Good Luck!

Edited by - anivoc on 08/05/2007 09:54:51
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Minnie

USA
10 Posts

Posted - 08/08/2007 :  16:57:29  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have not been diagnosed with a skin cancer or precancerous skin condition, or a AK. I have areas on my forehead that are scaly and were not healing and scabbing over. Kind of like an oozing crusty area but not bloody. Since the skin didn't want to heal itself I decide to use a product I had called Black Gel which is indicated for crusting, ulcerating and hardening of the skin. The ingrediences are: Arsenicum, Lycopodium, Silicea, Thurja, Sepia, BUFO, Lachesis, (homeopathic remedies for skin problems) in a base of Chaparrel, Red Clover, Comfrey, Plantain, Chickweed, Poke Root, Mulliein, Echinacea, Goldenseal, Lomatium, in a gel base. You can purchase at a site which is www.costlessvitamin.com for $13. It's from a company called Energique. They replaced the comfrey with calendula and propolis. I had used the Black Gel alone for three weeks with no results. Once I added the Raseberry Creme I am getting results. I had four spots, two are gone and the other two are almost healed. What happened is that something is causing my lesions to totally dry up and be replaced with clear new skin. Together these products are working out for me.

I am sorry that you are having such a time healing your skin problems. I do hope that you find your magic bullet. I may have found mine and like I said, I don't know if I have a precancerous skin condition but I would guess I do as I have lived in Florida most of my life.
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dan

572 Posts

Posted - 08/11/2007 :  12:48:53  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Minnie, thanks for the ingredients and the link. Actually, there isn't any info on that website I could find concerning the Black Gel except an ordering link. I did find this link http://www.energiqueherbal.com/pdfs/Product%20News%20Box%203.pdf that lists the ingredients. This could be a case of a skin condition responding to a synergistic combination of ingredients. The only way we will ever know about such combinations is if people like you that find them communicate to others. Thank you, I hope it keeps working and maybe someone else can benefit. Keep us updated if possible.
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Mexico

55 Posts

Posted - 08/11/2007 :  19:22:56  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dan andf Minnie - I am noticing on that last Energique link that the product does actually contain bloodroot - which was not on the original list of ingredients in Minnie's message.
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dan

572 Posts

Posted - 08/11/2007 :  22:17:03  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow, thanks Mexico, that was good detective work on your part (and pretty bad on mine). Bloodroot is not necessarily a bad thing, it just tends to be painful to use on skin cancers.
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Minnie

USA
10 Posts

Posted - 08/14/2007 :  12:48:29  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I purchased the Energique Black Gel years ago when I had my Acupuncture practice and the ingredients on the tube says Poke Root. At that time you had to be a licensed practitioner to order any Energique products. It appears anyone can order now so that may be why the change of ingredients. I have to say that with my "old" Black Gel and the Raseberry Cream my skin is all healed and an added benefit is that my "age spots" or brown sun spots on my face are disappearing as well. Didn't expect that. I'm happy with how well the Raseberry cream/Black Gel worked for me and will continue to use the Raseberry cream on my face.
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dan

572 Posts

Posted - 08/14/2007 :  19:53:10  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Minnie, your healing is welcome news regardless of the formulation change. Can you tell us what brand of raspberry gel and capsules you used, and how often you applied the topicals?
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Minnie

USA
10 Posts

Posted - 08/15/2007 :  18:20:21  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am using Raspex Raspberry Seed Capsules taking two capsules twice a day. The seeds are also suppose to be good for weight loss and elevated cholesterol.
I applied the Raspex Skin Gel three to four times a day. I live in Florida and since it has sunscreen in it, I'm ahead of the game as my normal moisturizer has no sunscreen. Of course you can Google Raspex to purchase. The company was fast in its delivery. I recommend them.
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Mexico

55 Posts

Posted - 08/16/2007 :  08:11:15  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Minnie are you using the black gel mixed with the Raspex gel or independently - i.e. Black gel in the morning and Raspex in the afternoon and evening for example? The Black Gel seems to be similar to the Black Ointment from Dr. Christopher where the ingredients are chaparral, comfrey, red clover blossoms, pine tar, mullein, beeswax, plantain, olive oil, mutton tallow, chickweed, and poke root. I have been using that ointment with some limited success but it doesn't finish the work. maybe this Raspex gel will do.
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anivoc

529 Posts

Posted - 08/19/2007 :  10:54:25  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Minnie was your Raspex in fact a real gel. The Raspex "Gel" I used was not a gel but more of a tan cream. When I think of gel I associate it with something see through /clear. The Raspex I received was a tan cream. I did not take the capsules which may have helped.

The problem I have is that you used both the raspex cream, the capsules and the Black gel which blurs the results. Was it the black gel, the raspex and the raspex capsules or both in concert. We don't know. We do know Black salve kills skin cancers ( painfully) and the Black gel you used may be the real hero here. Strictly using the raspex cream for months was useless for me.

It isn't cheap and I hate to see people wasting money on something that is unproven.

I don't have an answer but I can say that Blodroot has worked the most effectively (albeit the most painfully also)for me so far.

I have been using sunspot es with some success. ( See the sunspot es is best thread)

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dan

572 Posts

Posted - 08/19/2007 :  16:20:23  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Minnie, could you also list the ingredients from the Raspex Skin Gel bottle? I am looking for what gives it a SPF 30 rating. Thanks!

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Mexico

55 Posts

Posted - 08/20/2007 :  08:06:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
"Red raspberry seed oil possesses an exceptionally high proportion of alpha and gamma tocopherols (Vitamin E), vitamin A and omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Red raspberry seed oil offers the skin broad spectrum protection from damaging UV-A and UV-B rays. The SPF of red rapsberry seed oil has been found to be equal to that of titanium dioxide and has been rated to have an SPF as high as 28-50 (Oomah et al 2000). Red raspberry seed oil has more pronounced anti-inflammatory properties than avocado, grapeseed, hazelnut and wheatgerm oils and may prove to be most effective oil to use in the treatment of eczema, psoriasis and other skin conditions (Oomah et al 2000)."

"Rates of skin cancer are rising rapidly worldwide and have become a major health concern. Skin cancer affects roughly the same number of patients as all other cancers combined and doctors expect to treat 1.3 million patients this year, according to the American Cancer Society. It is notable that red raspberry seed oil may act as a broad-spectrum UV-A and UV-B shield. The protection factor of red raspberry seed oil is equal to that of titanium dioxide and showed an amazing SPF of between 28 – 50 (Oomah et al 2000). This property, also potentially present in other berry seed oils being tested, may be an asset in the growing field of sun protection."

But let's also note that: "Preliminary studies by private laboratories have indicated that ellagic acid is present in the extract and seed meal of red raspberry seeds and not detectable in the red raspberry seed oil."

So maybe eating the actual seed meal brings in the effective ellagic acid while the oil itself will preventively protect the skin for the sun.
See http://www.oregon-berries.com/cx15/message5.pdf

Edited by - Mexico on 08/20/2007 08:08:57
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Minnie

USA
10 Posts

Posted - 08/20/2007 :  10:38:46  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dan the ingrediences in the Raspex Skin Gel are: Raspberry extract, Octyl Methoxycinnemate, Octyl Saticylate, C 12-15, Alcohol Benzoate, Butyl Methoxydibenzol Melhane, Glycerin, Linoleic Ester, Titanium, Dioxide, Oat Protein, Carbone, Sorbitan Oleate, Acryletes C10- C30, Alykl Acrylate, Crosspolymer, Ascorbyl Pefroitate, Allantoin, ****ake (mushroom) Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Methyl Paraben, Propyl Paraben, Fragrance and Water.
I would also like to know what makes it SPF 30! It wasn't easy reading the list as it was somewhat smeared from using the gel and the printing was really small so hope it all makes sense to you.
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Mexico

55 Posts

Posted - 08/20/2007 :  18:14:23  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Titanium dioxide is one of the ingredients. It acts as a strong mechanical sun block. That by itself could explain the SPF 30
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dan

572 Posts

Posted - 08/21/2007 :  00:19:40  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Minnie. Here is a list of active ingredients in sunscreens and their health hazard rating from the Environmental Working Group at http://www.cosmeticsdatabase.com/special/sunscreens/active.php This link has a brief synopsis of each ingredient. It looks like Raspex Skin Gel relies on several common sunscreen ingredients (marked with a **) in addition to raspberry seed oil to get the SPF 30 rating.

Active Ingredient, Health Hazard (0=Good, 10=Bad)
OCTINOXATE (OCTYL METHOXYCINNAMATE) **, 3
OXYBENZONE (BENZOPHENONE-3), 7
OCTISALATE **?, 3
AVOBENZONE (PARSOL 1789, BUTYL METHOXYDIBENZOYLMETHANE) **, 2
TITANIUM DIOXIDE **, 1
MICRONIZED ZINC OXIDE, 3
HOMOSALATE, 4
OCTOCRYLENE, 3
MICRONIZED TITANIUM DIOXIDE, 3
ENSULIZOLE (PHENYLBENZIMIDAZOLE SULFONIC ACID), 3
MENTHYL ANTHRANILATE, 1
PADIMATE O (OCTYL DIMETHYL PABA | PABA ESTER), 6
NANO ZINC OXIDE, 3
TINOSORB, 0
SULISOBENZONE (BENZOPHENONE-4), 3
MEXORYL SX, 2
DROMETRIZOLE TRISILOXANE, 4
ZINC OXIDE, 2
NANO TITANIUM DIOXIDE, 2
4-METHYLBENZYLIDENE CAMPHOR, 5
POLYSILICONE-15, 2
CINOXATE, 2
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Minnie

USA
10 Posts

Posted - 08/24/2007 :  10:55:28  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey Mexico and Anivoc this message is for you both as I just read your posts so I owe you an answer.
Mexico, First I apply my Black gel which is in gel form let it dry then apply the Raseberry Gel which is a tan cream (like Anivoc has used) over the gel. I take two capsules of the Raspberry seed once a day. I understand that I may be blurring the lines with taking all these products but I was using the Black Gel weeks before I started the Raseberry Gel and it wasn't doing the job. I would say that in conjunction with the three products I have effected a major change in my skin. My husband even commented on how good my skin now looks. So Mexico I would take the Raspberry Seed capsules along with the two skin creams. It may work for you also. By the way, I started out with four caps two times a day and now just do two a day because I foget to take the extra two!
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Mexico

55 Posts

Posted - 08/24/2007 :  22:30:25  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Minnie - Thanks for the update. I just received the raspberry gel and seed powder yesterday. Too early to report but in my case the gel makes my spots tingle a little bit. We'll see - something will work! I believe too that it is important to use the seed powder (or in capsules) internally. the skin is not just an outside thing, it is part of our body and what we eat affects it just like any other cells in our body.
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anivoc

529 Posts

Posted - 08/25/2007 :  21:43:11  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ola Mexico

Are you planning on using the the raspberry seed capsules and Raspex gel in tandem with the Energique black Gel?

If so try and keep at least one area you are treating isolated, using just the raspberry products and see what results you get.
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Mexico

55 Posts

Posted - 09/07/2007 :  11:53:35  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
As a side point, I have used the Raspberry cream on a wart on my finger and the wart is virtually gone after 10 days. So there is something active in the product for sure.
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Minnie

USA
10 Posts

Posted - 09/20/2007 :  10:37:25  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey Mexico,
So I think you are right, there is definitely something in the Raseberry cream that works. I also think since we both are taking it internally that's the key.
I had what is called a "healing crisis" (this is where the body rids itself of unwanted stuff) because I ended up with two pimples like blotches on the side of my nose and a scabby area in my hairline. I was all cleared up until these new things cropped up. I used strictly the Raseberry cream (NOT the Black Gel) and it's all cleared up now. The Raseberry seed capsules and the Raseberry Creme is certainly doing it's job for me. I love the skin cream and will continue to use it every day. I'm very very happy with the results I've had.
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susan

7 Posts

Posted - 11/24/2007 :  22:00:22  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sorry that I have been out of touch. I posted back in July about using raspberry cream on a confirmed BCC on my face. Sad to say that after using one and a half containers of it (and about 6 weeks of use), it did basically nothing. It got a little irritated a time or 2. But, nothing, nada. I tried SunspotES and Cymillium also, nothing worked. I broke down and used cansema. I applied it for 3 days and it took care of it. Little to no pain this time. Thank you Lord!! I continue to use the raspex cream as a sunscreen, and I like it for that. Good luck to all
Susan
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anivoc

529 Posts

Posted - 11/24/2007 :  23:18:33  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Susan,

Did you take the raspberry seeds internally like Minnie and Mexico?

I like you had no success with raspex but I did not take the seeds internally. Maybe that is key to success..

Let us know..

Thanks
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susan

7 Posts

Posted - 12/22/2007 :  18:07:20  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Anivoc,
I did take ground raspberry seeds internally (Raspex brand). 1 tbsp mixed with yogurt 2x per day. I did this for 4 weeks. I didn't want to order another container of it so I just stopped and used the cream for an additional 2 weeks because I had read somwhere that a 6 week cream treatment should remove the BCC. Taking both the ground seeds and using the cream did not work for me.
Susan
Susan
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anivoc

529 Posts

Posted - 12/28/2007 :  12:44:46  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Susan

I will e-mail Mexico and ask him to report back. Many times, myself included you think you had success only to have the tumor resurface. I have a hard time believing anyone with a documented BCC is going to knock it out with Raspex..It is a nice skin cream though.. My wife loves it.
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anivoc

529 Posts

Posted - 12/28/2007 :  12:55:33  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
After re-reading through this..

I am pretty certain Minnie's success was with the Black Gel http://www.energiqueherbal.com/pdfs/Product%20News%20Box%203.pdf
not the raspberry cream..

Again Raspberry cream "Raspex" is a great skin cream and doubles as a mild sunscreen.

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Mexico

55 Posts

Posted - 12/28/2007 :  13:16:39  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I just received a message from Anivoc asking for my feedback about the raspberry cream.

My answer is a very clear "I don't know"

After I had cryosurgery on my 2 most problematic spots several months ago I stopped using it or anything else for that matter. I am not currently using any product on my skin. I have remained on a anticancer diet and intend to do this for the rest of my life.

The cryosurgery worked well for me and it has healed without any obvious scarring.

Like others, after my own situation improved I stopped participating here in this forum. But I applaud the investigations and the courage of all participants looking for better solutions to skin cancer.

After a visit to a good local naturopathic doctor it became obvious that the sun is not the only culprit and that a faulty diet may predispose to skin cancer. Still I have been protecting myself from the sun and added 1,000 mg of vitamin D to compensate. I am taking Omega 3s, flax seeds, avoiding all dairy food, eating lots of veggies and some small fruits (blueberries, raspberries, strawberries...), seaweeds, garlic and onions. I am avoiding prepared and or overcooked meats.

Overall my skin looks really good and things are much better.

I wish you all the best of health for 2008


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Dragonmaster

USA
1 Posts

Posted - 02/04/2008 :  14:54:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello everyone,

I came across this forum by "accident" (if there is such an animal), and although I personally do not suffer from dermal eruptions of any sort, I am a healer (NOT doctor) with somewhat extensive knowledge (over thirty years) in nutrition and "nutritional treatment", and there are a couple of things I would like to point out that might be of benefit to everyone...

In addition to ellagic acid and rasberry powder, I would recommend the addition of HLA (hyaluronic acid) and vitamin D to the diet, as well as the addition of oil-based vitamin E topically on problem areas (please note, vitamin E is essentially useless to the body if you do not have adequate amounts of selenium in your diet, and few in America do).
"Mexico" is absolutely correct that diet is the major factor in the health of your skin, but sunshine exposure is not directly responsible for skin cancers, just the opposite is true. This is mis-information promoted by the sun lotion business cartel to sell product. LACK of sufficient vitamin D however, will promote cancerous growth...
And "Minnie", I need to warn you that the parabens (ethyl, methyl, propyl, etc.) are hormone disruptors for women, in that they are "psuedo-estrogenic" and can add to the already high unnatural estrogen load women face from chemical exposure nowadays, and should be avoided, if possible (you will find them in everything from your laundry detergent to your toothpaste!)
I highly recommend going organic in your diet and eliminating chlorine exposure, if you are having skin related problems. Anyone wishing to comment on this post, please email me directly, as I probably will not have a chance to read this again. Good health to you all !!!
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Allie

USA
26 Posts

Posted - 08/05/2008 :  03:25:06  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Has anyone applied pure ellagic acid as a topical? I've ordered some caps of Ellagic Defense. It's 90% ellagic acid from the Haritaki fruit, plus bioperine to enhance bioavailability. It's intended for internal use, but I'm wondering how it would be if applied directly to a lesion.

Here is a "friend of a friend" story. My good friend has a friend whose husband was diagnosed with inoperable cancer of the pituitary gland. He began taking ellagic acid internally, and within 2 months his cancer disappeared. His doctors were amazed. This was 5 years ago, and no recurrence.
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rhonda

Australia
3 Posts

Posted - 10/28/2008 :  08:13:59  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have been using a homemade raspberry skin cream [ which I made up] and have seen the results to be very positive so far. I had a freckle on my lower leg that had changed colour and the perimeter was had a bluish tinge. Although I had not had it checked out by a doctor I decided I would try and use raspberry skin cream firstly. If I didn't see any positive results within a week I was off for an appointment.
Within 48 hours I noticed a considerable change. The outer ring of discoloration had disappeared completely. The freckle itself after 4 days is nearly completely faded. My husband has also been quite astonished by the rapid change in a short period of time. It is very easy to make and I am now going to try it on other skin markings.
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rhonda

Australia
3 Posts

Posted - 10/28/2008 :  17:49:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My homemade receipe for raspberry skin cream is
1-2 fresh raspberries mashed, 1/4teaspoon vitamin c powder, fresh aloe vera gel [from the plant],teaspoon burdock herb [dried],10 drops zeolite, 10 drops liquid zinc. Mix all ingredients together and store in the refrigerator in an air tight container. Make only enough up for 2 days as it is best to make fresh batches up every couple of days [i would imagine fresh is best anyway].
You put only a small amount on the spot and the surrounding area. Cover with a waterproof plaster [as it will leak of raspberry juice] and change this dressing twice a day. I would also add in the next lot some of the herb chapparal as it is good for skin cancers also.
See how you go, this mixture certainly will not harm you, its all good healthy ingredients.
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dan

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Posted - 10/28/2008 :  22:20:35  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the very unique raspberry skin cream recipe rhonda! You sound pretty familiar with using natural ingredients for healing so we very much appreciate that you shared this here. You mentioned using a waterproof plaster. I am not sure what exactly that means (maybe it's Australian). Also, have you used zeolite topically for other skin issues?
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Neil

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Posted - 02/16/2009 :  14:08:14  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello, I am coming in pretty late here. From the thread info., I ordered and am using Raspex Gel. Areas I am treating are my forearms from decades of rolled up sleeves exposure. Four years ago a dermatologist biopsied a half inch lesion that wouldn't heal (basil cell c.) then cut out one and a half inches for good measure leaving a scar and stitch design looking a little like Frankinsteins forehead.

Before reading here, there were some tiny lesions near that area that seemed not to be healing. On these I rubbed my own mix of copper salicylate powder (broken out from a capsule) mixed with vit. E oil. In a week that healed it.

There has also been a strange, very slight itching in places just beneath the skin surface on both arms (but no lesions or surface marks). What that indicates, I don't know, but from this site's good reports on raspberry gel, I have been rubbing that tan cream on like hell as a trial preventive for about a week now. The itching seems to be less frequent—for whatever that is worth.

I haven't used my Energique Black Gel on the arms. The Energique people say it is good for “drawing out”, (like a poultice?). Or on softening up callouses, for which I've use it, and it works for that.

Finally, the karitosis I get on my face gets burnt off ocassionally with liquid nitrogen at the Doctor's; or between visits, I do it myself with dry ice from the grocery. Works fine. Also works for age spots.

PS. Impressed by the spirit of self healing attitudes and sharing info on this site. Any comments welcome.

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sunni

USA
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Posted - 02/17/2009 :  12:29:48  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Neil
Finally, the karitosis I get on my face gets burnt off ocassionally with liquid nitrogen at the Doctor's; or between visits, I do it myself with dry ice from the grocery. Works fine. Also works for age spots.


Hi Neil,

Can you explain your dry ice procedure? It sounds interesting.

Thanks
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Neil

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Posted - 02/17/2009 :  14:11:16  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello Sunni
What I do is to get a small piece—maybe 25˘ worth—out of my grocers dry ice bin. I look for a piece with a good edge or points. Then I simply hold it to the spot for two or three seconds till it smarts for a little while. It works for me but I am not advising you or anyone on the site to do this as I am not a medical professional. For me, this seems to me to be a substitute for the Doctor's Q tip with liquid nitrogen or spray.
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nanette37

USA
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Posted - 04/07/2009 :  11:42:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi I am new here and am finding all your comments interesting. I am trying to heal an undiagnosed skin eruption on my face. Living in a beach city I have spent many hours in the sun but also spent several years tanning in tanning salons.

My skin eruption is about 1/4" in diameter and looks like a five pointed star. It started out with a small bump and an itch. I thought it might be a flea bite but I didn't scratch it. A couple days after it appeared it turned into a pinkish, slightly raised lesion.

To heal the lesion I have tried: peroxide, iodine, emu oil, and HLA to no avail. I prefer to keep trying alternative methods as I have had some very bad experiences with doctors and reactions to RX medications of late.

I was interested in Neil's use of Copper salicylate powder with Vit E. Has anyone else tried that?

Neil if you are here had you tried your copper/vit e mixure on your forehead? What was your recipe?

Thanks in advance for any replies.
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Neil

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Posted - 04/16/2009 :  21:59:08  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Nanette:

Before you do anything you should find out what it is you have. I dont know--a pink five pointed star--are you sure you are not a communist? (Sorry, I couldnt resist that; at my age I have to find my humor where I can.)

Seriously, you might have to bite the bullet and go to a dermitologist and have it biopsied. Then if you have basil cell or another type of the big C, you can treat it as you wish.

I have no particular formulation, but just enough of the oil to moisten the copper powder. You can find out more about the copper stuff and its possible efficatiousness--Google it. Keep us aprised.

Neil
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barbsdawn

USA
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Posted - 06/16/2009 :  00:10:24  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am impressed with the information on raspberry seed powder. I will investigate all these recommendations further, but I hope this powder will help address the systemic flaws that cause me to produce the skin cancer cells in the first place.

There were a number of things I will investigate further.

There are some cautions I must address, however. BE CAREFUL! After I had a confirmed basel cell diagnosed, I used a rather expensive cream called Curaderm ointment, ordered offshore, made from eggplant extract or derivative.(cost about $125-$130.) I studied consumer reviews and the research and I was impressed. Since the cream was effective for basel cells, I called the company to see if I might use it on another type of cell, (Squamous, I think) The representative from the company warned me that using the ointment on certain other mole/leisions had the potential of turning one slow growing type of cancer cell immediately into into melenoma.

I go to the dermatologist every 3 to 6 months. This skin cream was painful and slow, but when I went back to the doctor, I had a biopsy of the area done and no basel cell was found. If you have medical insurance and a job, I would not skip the important first step, learn exactly what you are dealing with. Once you have an official diagnosis, then investigate all your options and make and informed decision based on facts and not desperation or fear.

http://www.curaderm.net/order/orderpage.aspx

It is up to each of us to investigate alternatives carefully. We need to look at the research, the # of subjects involved, and whether or not double blind studies were done. Look at the consumer reviews. There are many snake-oil salesmen out there, so protect yourself. Supplements can be very powerful and effective, but they can also be dangerous. Be informed and keep informed.
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Viking_Dave

USA
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Posted - 10/17/2009 :  23:58:03  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello, I am new to this forum and to cancer. I was recently diagnosed with a BCC 7mm x 3mm next to the inside corner of my eye. Due to being almost blind in that eye my BCC had gone undetected for 7 or 8 years. I am to undergo surgery six days before Christmas and am trying to find anything I can due to minimize the amount of tissue they will need to remove. The reconstructive aspect may be extensive. I need to hit this as hard as I can. Anything, any help is truly appreciated.
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toni

USA
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Posted - 11/24/2009 :  01:13:31  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by rhonda

I have been using a homemade raspberry skin cream [ which I made up] and have seen the results to be very positive so far. I had a freckle on my lower leg that had changed colour and the perimeter was had a bluish tinge. Although I had not had it checked out by a doctor I decided I would try and use raspberry skin cream firstly. If I didn't see any positive results within a week I was off for an appointment.
Within 48 hours I noticed a considerable change. The outer ring of discoloration had disappeared completely. The freckle itself after 4 days is nearly completely faded. My husband has also been quite astonished by the rapid change in a short period of time. It is very easy to make and I am now going to try it on other skin markings.

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paulaleblanc

USA
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Posted - 12/16/2010 :  15:15:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I had a BCC...my third on my face. The other 2 were surgically treated, after a dermatologist first burned them. Lots of pain and expense and long healing process. For my third one, I did internet research and ordered Grape Seed Extract. Had to use it for 4 to 6 weeks and keep it covered at all times, applying once a day. It is a very tar like purple substance BUT the BCC is gone so far. No pain with this method and very little expense. I have been using raspberry skin cream since then and have noticed lots of positive changes in my skin as far as lessening of wrinkles, skin tone better and age spots fading.
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Thrivalista

USA
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Posted - 05/03/2012 :  10:43:44  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
New here, first post. Thanks to everyone for sharing your experiences so generously.

I've started with dandelion on an A.K. today until I can scout some local petty spurge. It's been very helpful to see what others are doing that works for them, and intriguing to note that none of the remedies work for every individual. I'll be sure to keep an open mind about what works for others, as maybe being different from what works for oneself.

And kudos to the folks who are sharing p.s. seeds freely. Inspiring!
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