Grape Seed Extract Kills Cancer. Leaves Healthy Cells Unharmed

Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - Byron Richards, CCN

Add grape seed extract to the list of nutrients that can tell friend from foe, offering safe and helpful non-toxic remedies for those dealing with cancer or wishing to prevent it. The latest study published last week in the journal Carcinogenesis is a mouse study involving head and neck squamous cell carcinoma cells. It showed that grape seed extract damaged the DNA of cancer while blocking the ability of cancer cells to repair such damage. In contrast, grape seed extract is one of the friendliest and most helpful nutrients know to healthy cells.

“It’s rather dramatic effect”, say Rajesh Agarwal, PhD, investigator at the University of Colorado Cancer Center. Cancer cells are fast-growing cells. Not only that, but they are necessarily fast growing. When conditions exist in which they can’t grow, they die. Yet we saw absolutely no toxicity to the mice, themselves. I think the whole point is that cancer cells have a lot of defective pathways and they are very vulnerable if you target those pathways. The same is not true of healthy cells.”

I have previously reported that grape seed extract reduces prostate cancer risk, helps prevent skin cancer, and is effective against leukemia cells. One study shows that grape seed extract and resveratrol work synergistically to knock out colon cancer cells.

It is becoming clear that nutrition offers great hope for prevention of cancer as well as treatment, actually helping chemo drugs work better at lower doses. Nutrition actually has intelligent gene-management function, demonstrating the ability to kill cancer cells while helping to assist healthy cells. Other nutrients in this category include tocotrienols, curcumin, green tea catechins, quercetin, DHA fish oil, and many others.

Individuals should not consider any one nutrient or combination of nutrients as a sole treatment for cancer. However, the ridiculous recommendation by many oncologists to discontinue all antioxidants during cancer treatment should be thrown into the trash bin of ignorance and incompetence. It is high time the FDA and other public health institutions embraced the stunning ability of nutrition to prevent and help combat disease.

B. Richards, CCN

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