Nutrient Effective for Cancer, Alzheimer’s, Heart Disease

More and more research is stacking up on the healing properties of resveratrol.  Primarily found in grapes and blueberries, this powerful plant nutrient has been found to be an effective antioxidant that protects against free radical damage that is linked to many types of diseases.  It has also been found to have anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer effects.

It has even been shown to allow blood to flow better through the blood vessels, giving it excellent potential with high blood pressure and heart disease.  Studies at the University of Switzerland proved resveratrol’s brain-protecting ability.  They found that resveratrol mopped up brain-damaging plaques and free radicals, which have been linked to Alzheimer’s disease.  So powerful is this important nutrient that it has even been referred to a “Reverse-it-all” by many health practitioners.

In numerous studies, resveratrol has had a positive effect on cancer.  In another study, scientists identified resveratrol as a nutrient that activated the human gene for survival and longevity.  Research also shows that resveratrol protects the skin from damaging UVB rays of the sun, thereby protecting it against skin cancer.  What’s more, this potent nutrient has even been shown to protect the body against radiation therapy when used as an adjunct to radiation treatment of cancer.

Resveratrol works as an anti-inflammatory, which may be one of the reasons it may be effective for heart disease.  In research, resveratrol demonstrated the ability to improve the dilation of blood vessels, which may allow blood to flow more easily through blood vessels.  It has also been shown to relax the walls of the blood vessels, making their diameter larger, thereby lowering blood pressure (when it is high), and allowing a higher volume of blood to flow through all areas of the body, delivering increased oxygen and nutrients to the body’s cells. As a potent antioxidant, it supports the cells and organs in eliminating uric acid and other toxins from the body, thereby supporting muscle recovery for athletes.

You can obtain resveratrol primarily from red or purple grapes and blueberries.  While red wine is a good source of this phytonutrient, its alcohol content can be damaging to brain cells and the liver, and can disrupt women’s delicate hormonal balance.

Adapted with permission from The Life Force Diet by Michelle Schoffro Cook, BSc, RNCP, ROHP, DNM.

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Michelle Schoffro Cook

164 comments

Linda Goossens
Lin G.3 years ago

Thanks.

Vita Pagh
Vita P3 years ago

Good to know.
Thank you.

Elena T.
Elena Poensgen3 years ago

Thank you :)

Betty C.
Betty C3 years ago

Thx.

Teresa Wlosowicz
Teresa W4 years ago

Especially the parasites are great!

Siti R.
Siti R4 years ago

"You can obtain resveratrol primarily from red or purple grapes and blueberries. While red wine is a good source of this phytonutrient, its alcohol content can be damaging to brain cells and the liver, and can disrupt women’s delicate hormonal balance."


Siti R.
Siti R4 years ago

"You can obtain resveratrol primarily from red or purple grapes and blueberries. While red wine is a good source of this phytonutrient, its alcohol content can be damaging to brain cells and the liver, and can disrupt women’s delicate hormonal balance."

Heather Marvin
Heather Marv4 years ago

Another reason they shouldn't mess with our food re GM because who knows what it does in the process to damage and destroy the goodness in those foods.

Heidi Aubrey
Heidi Aubrey4 years ago

Pterostilbene does everything resveratol does and is 100 fold more bio available. I have researched this.

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