Salvestrols – Nature’s Mighty Mite in the Fight Against Cancer

March 20th, 2014 by Dr. Keith Nemec

Fruits and VegetablesMost of us have grown up with our parent’s telling us to “eat our vegetables”. These days, even the government has gotten in on the act, telling us all that our diets should contain at least five servings of fruits and vegetables per day. Here’s a little known fact – that number is entirely arbitrary. For example, the Japanese government recommends that their citizens should eat at least twelve servings of vegetables a day, while the Scottish government recommends a lowly three. Still, it’s widely accepted that the health benefits of fruits and vegetables cannot be overestimated, and that they can help to protect our bodies from a variety of diseases and disorders, not the least of which is cancer. Research into the effectiveness of plants, vegetables and fruits in the fight against cancer is ongoing, and recent discoveries have uncovered a remarkable ally in that battle. Salvestrols – mighty little chemicals that hide in the best fruits and vegetables and kill cancer naturally while leaving healthy cells untouched.

Salvestrols – A Brief History

Salvestrols were discovered in 2005 by two British scientists, Gerry Potter and Dan Burke, who were conducting research into synthetic compounds that would kill cancerous cells while leaving healthy cells untouched. To their amazement, they found that nature had got there first. During their research, Burke and Potter found that many fruits and vegetables contained a natural compound, which they called Salvestrols, that had the innate ability to target and kill cancerous cells while leaving healthy cells untouched. Moreover, they found that Salvestrols did this quickly, safely, and efficiently.

How Salvestrols Work

The chemical compound Salvestrols is found in a variety of fruits and vegetables. It is an inert chemical that is only activated in the presence of CYP1B1, which is an enzyme found in cancerous cells. All cells within the body follow a natural life cycle. They are born, they grow, and ultimately they die. The CYP1B1 enzyme interrupts this natural life cycle, preventing the natural death of the cell, and allowing it to mutate and become cancerous. Healthy cells do not have the CYP1B1 enzyme. Salvestrols are drawn to cells that exhibit CYP1B1, they are then activated by the enzyme and through a natural chemical process instigate cell death in the cancerous cell. Healthy cells, which do not exhibit the CYP1B1 enzyme, are left untouched.

Where to Find Salvestrols

Salvestrols can be found in a wide variety of plants, fruits and vegetables. Adding these to the diet can help to protect the body from developing cancerous cells, and can actually kill existing cancer cells. The following is just a sampling of the fruits and vegetables that contain Salvestrols.

  • Avocados
  • Broccoli
  • Olives
  • Artichokes
  • Cabbage
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Parsley
  • Basil
  • Mint
  • Sage
  • Blueberries
  • Cranberries
  • Bell Peppers

The list goes on and on. However, as common as Salvestrols is, there is a rub….

Salvestrols – Here’s the Rub

While the discovery of Salvestrols is definitely good news for people looking for natural ways to combat cancer, there are a few points to take note of. First, and foremost, many modern agricultural techniques (pesticides, fungicides, etc.) inhibit the growth of naturally occurring Salvestrols. Salvestrols is produced in plants as a protective mechanism to ward of blight, so when we divert the natural growing process we inhibit the development of the lifesaving chemical. That is why it so important to choose organically grown fruits, vegetables and herbs, and to eat them raw whenever possible. This cannot be stressed enough. Second, Salvestrols can only be obtained through a healthy diet, rich in organic fruits and vegetables. Because Salvestrols are so easily destroyed through processing, it is not possible to make an effective Salvestrols supplement.

Salvestrols is a mighty little chemical that is leading the way in the natural fight against cancer. Found in the food we often take for granted, this little might may be the key to unlocking a cancer free future for men and women everywhere. To put this mighty mite to work for you, remember that you must choose organic, and that the most benefit will be derived from raw fruits, vegetables and herbs.

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