Most cancer patients will tell you they don’t know what’s worse — battling the disease or the treatments.
When we’re not disfiguring these folks with barbaric surgeries, we’re poisoning them with toxic chemotherapy and radiation.
But imagine a day when we’re fighting cancer with something as harmless as a crisp, fresh apple — or a handful of grapes.
And I’m not talking about the future. These treatments are available right now for just pennies a dose.
Quercetin and resveratrol — two natural compounds found in apples, grapes, and other fruits and vegetables — continue to blow scientists away with their cancer-fighting powers.
Fight cancer AND make chemo less toxic
In a study out of Oregon State University, a combination of quercetin and resveratrol made the chemo drug Adriamycin less toxic to patients’ hearts and helped it fight cancer more effectively.
And if you know anything about Adriamycin — which is so poisonous for your body it’s been nicknamed the “red devil” — you know the less of this stuff you need, the better.
But, of course, quercetin and resveratrol have proven they can help prevent — and even fight — cancer all on their own. They’re both flavonoids, which give plants their bright colors. And all flavonoids have natural anti-cancer abilities.
To learn a bit more about flavonoids try this quick video from Split Second Nutrition…
Dynamic duo douses inflammation
Quercetin and resveratrol are both powerful antioxidants and help control inflammation. And a review just this year of dozens of studies found that quercetin is especially effective at battling prostate cancer.
You see, cancer cells need to communicate with each other to divide and spread, but quercetin basically cuts the phone lines. This causes the cells to die through a process called apoptosis.
I’ve been using quercetin with my own patients for years with fantastic results.
You can find quercetin and resveratrol supplements online or at just about any health store.
And the two nutrients are food naturally in a number of foods…
|Foods Rich in Quercetin|
|Apple, raw with skin|
|Cocoa powder, unsweetened|
|Cranberry juice, raw|
|Hot green chili peppers|
|Red onion, raw|
|Spring onions, raw|
|White sweet onion|
|Foods Rich in Resveratrol|
|Cocoa powder, unsweetened|
“Combinatorial resveratrol and quercetin polymeric micelles mitigate doxorubicin induced cardiotoxicity in vitro and in vivo” Journal of Controlled Release, 2015; 213: 128
“System to boost levels of resveratrol, quercetin could provide new options for cancer therapy,” Oregon State University, News and Research Communications, oregonstate.edu
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