Resveratrol and quercetin help in the fight against cancer

Most cancer patients will tell you they don’t know what’s worse — battling the disease or the treatments. Because once you’ve received the diagnosis you’re up for invasive surgeries, 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.

I’m not talking about the someday far in the future. These treatments are available right now.

Quercetin and resveratrol — two natural compounds found in apples, grapes, and other fruits and vegetables — continue to blow researchers away with their cancer-fighting powers.

In a new study, a combination of quercetin and resveratrol made the chemotherapy drug Adriamycin less toxic to patients’ hearts and helped it fight cancer more effectively.

If you know anything about Adriamycin — which is so poisonous for your body it’s been nicknamed the “red devil” — you know the less this stuff is pumped into your body, the better.

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 colours. And all flavonoids have natural anti-cancer abilities.

Quercetin and resveratrol are both powerful antioxidants and help control inflammation. A review of studies, earlier this year found that quercetin is especially effective at battling prostate cancer.

Cancer cells need to communicate with each other to divide and spread, but quercetin basically cuts their line of communication. 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.

Wishing you the best of health,

Dr. Glenn S. Rothfeld
Editor
Nutrition & Healing
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Resveratrol, quercetin show hope for potential new cancer treatment, siasat.com

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