I am a long-term cancer survivor who has an increased risk of both melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers. Everything from an autologous stem cell transplant to getting sun-burned frequently as a teen has increased my risks. And there was the mole that was removed from my face a few years ago too…
When I launched PeopleBeatingCancer in 2004 I began researching both conventional and non-conventional cancer therapies to blog about. The research linked and excerpted below was a real ah-ha moment for me. I have been taking saunas regularly for years. But a casual sauna may last only about 10-15 minutes. Once I read the article below I decided to take my saunas more seriously. I began taking my temperature after my weekly sauna to find out if my internal body temperature was changing.
Long story short, when I take a sauna for between 30-40 minutes at a temperature ranging from 190-21o degree fahrenheit my internal body temperature increases to about 102-103 degrees fahrenheit. I give myself a temporary fever which, according to the study below, kills melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer cells.
To learn more about other evidence-based therapies that can help prevent the development of non-melanoma skin cancer or relapse, please watch the short video below:
It turns out that whole body hyperthermia also is heart healthy, brain healthy, lowers my blood pressure and detoxifies my body of heavy metals. Jennifer Aniston and Gwyneth Paltrow say that saunas are good for my skin too.
The JNH Lifestyles 2 Person Far Infrared Sauna is extremely well-reviewed on Amazon. This sauna even has a testimonial from a guy who installed one by himself in his home.
I am both a cancer survivor and cancer coach. If you would like to learn more about both conventional and evidence-based non-conventional therapies please scroll down the page, post a question or comment and I will reply to you ASAP.
In humans, hyperthermia is defined as a temperature greater than 37.5–38.3 °C (99.5–100.9 °F), depending on the reference used, that occurs without a change in the body’s temperature set point…
“Thus, hyperthermia induced apoptosis in two types of skin cancer cells through endoplasmic reticulum-mediated apoptosis and not through the classical intrinsic or extrinsic apoptosis pathways. Hyperthermia may be a promising treatment for basal cell carcinoma and melanoma, bypassing the antiapoptotic defenses concentrated in the intrinsic and extrinsic apoptosis pathways…”