I found out about salvestrols while chatting with my friend Ron who facilitates a meditation center in upstate Washington. I became especially curious when Ron told me that organic fruits and vegetables have a higher rate of cancer curing salvestrols in their make-up. Why? I was wondering, and what the heck are salvestrols? Well, Ron went on to tell me that because the vegetable and fruits that are grown organically have to fend for themSelves when it comes to ‘surviving’ so-to-speak the elements and growing conditions. In other words, they are not fed pesticides and fungicides. Because of this, the organically raised fruits and veggies are stronger and have more salvestrols. Which means more salvelstrols, means more cancer conquering something or others.
Now I am not really sure what salvestrols are, but I do like the idea that the fruits and veggies grown organically are generally strong foods. Which to me means that they are healthier foods. Needless to say, I have become even more conscientous about buying organic produce. Of course, I also enjoy growing my own vegetables too. This info makes gardening even a more inspiring action.
Some of the articles (actually most of them) that I found on salvestrols where selling salvestrols in a bottle. Now that appears to me to a bit stupid. I may be wrong, but how can the strong healthy vibrancy of organic fruits and vegetables be maintained while in a bottle? Oh well. . .
I found the following information while reading about deceased Yugoslavian molecular biologist, Mirko Beljanski PhD. He and his wife spent a great deal of time studying cancer and salvestrols. Here is and excerpt from a website about their salvestrol work:
Salvestrols are natural compounds, found in a number of fruits and vegetables
(e.g. tangerines, cranberries, blueberries, strawberries, red grapes), which are
specifically activated by a family of enzymes found only in cancer cells. When
so activated, the salvestrols cause the cancer cells to self-destruct
(apoptosis). Prof. Gerry Potter (University of Leicester, UK) suggests that the
enzymes have evolved as a physiological rescue mechanism. The process has been
demonstrated in vitro, in cell lines taken from many different types of human
cancerous tissue. Salvestrols may therefore possess anti-cancer properties when
ingested. The first salvestrol to be discovered was resveratrol, found in red
Salvestrols are produced by plants in response to fungal attack and other
infections. When plants are sprayed with fungicides and pesticides, their
production of salvestrols is impaired, since they are no longer challenged by
these diseases. Properly grown organic fruits and vegetables therefore contain
disease-fighting substances such as salvestrols, which are absent from or
present in far smaller quantities in non-organically grown produce.
Considerable publicity has been given to resveratrol as the substances found in
red grapes, red grape juice and red wine. Resveratrol, however, is unstable,
disappearing from red wine within an hour of opening the bottle. Taking
advantage of the publicity, a number of companies now offer red grape extract.
But before purchasing any such product, it is worth quizzing the company on
their extraction methods, as well as the concentration and stability of active
resveratrol in their product.
I hope to hear more about salvestrols. Stage 4 agressive prostate cancer that metastacised to the bones was not a fun diagnosis to get – not for me, nor anyone else. If fact, no cancer diagnosis is any fun. So any information I get that provides me with new insights to health is a good thing. Buying, growing, and eating strong healthy alkaline foods seems to be a path that many of the alternative methods for reclaiming health have in common. Good night! Vernon Vito Johnston