ONE OF THE PHYTONUTRIENTS THAT  I RESEARCHED AND PERSONALLY TAKE IS GRAPE SEED EXTRACT. More than one study has supported its use as a possible inhibitor of cancer. In this case reported recently in the peer reviewed journal “Carcinogenesis” it was shown once again how a simple available phytonutrient could be both effective and benign.

In a mouse model it was shown that Grape Seed Extract (GSE) in a “rather dramatic effect” killed head and neck squamous cell carcinoma cancers while healthy cells were unaffected.  The article discussed how cancer cells are not only fast growing but that they are “necessarily  fast growing” possibly because the unique conditions in which they can grow at an accelerated rate EXIST. When those conditions change or cease to exist cancer cells DIE. It was indicated that there are many ways to create conditions that affect the environment that cancer cells live in and as well the internal environment. I have come across close to 400+ phytonutrients which through various ways affect cancer cells, GSE is just ONE more!

This report clarified in my own mind what I have been doing with these phytonutrients in my own well being and care. I have been creating an environment through EVERY TOOL AT MY DISPOSAL that my cancer cells will find it difficult to live in. Why, WHY! shoot one arrow into your target? Why rely ONLY on the chemical your doctor prescribes? Why rely ONLY on (of all things) something like laetrile? And NOT change your diet, your lifestyle or outlook?

The Grape Seed Extract was shown to inhibit the cancer cells by damaging their DNA “via increased reactive oxygen species” and by interfering with a few of “the pathways that allow repair…of [DNA] by decreased levels of ..repair molecules Brca1, Rad51 and DNA repair foci”.

The article summed it up so succinctly “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”

Cancer cells MUST have ‘defective pathways’ otherwise they wouldnt be cancer cells. Interfering with those vulnerabilities, Achille’s tendons, is something that anyone can do with simple small casual easy changes.

While I would not suggest buying SEEDED grapes and chewing up any seeds (one would get a higher amount of dietary fiber) present and swallowing, supplements are very readily available!

The weight of just one feather, the pressure of just one small change might inhibit cancer by itself alone.

Eat smart, eat wisely

live well



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  1. #1 by William Harris on February 8, 2012 - 7:54 PM

    I have been researching Pubmed and Google since 2004 on natural foods that treat or prevent cancer. The Broccoli group is a very good food group. I take turmeric with it daily. Seeds are good also, like Silymarin and grape seeds. Vitamin D3 is also good and all older people probably need to take Melatonin. It’s also good for treating or preventing cancer.

    • #2 by mmillr on February 9, 2012 - 6:36 PM

      Yes, they are good for you. I’ve only been researching since Jan/Feb 2010, but I’ve put hundreds and hundreds of hours into it. I’ve close to 400 phytonutrients that help fight cancer, my cancer, …and that of others. I’ve read thousands of abstracts, which is something any one can do, but to integrate these individual items into one’s life …that takes a certain creativity and skill. I did my “vitamins” recently. Twelve cups into which I put about 60 different phytonutrients. I know about broccoli, cruciferous vegetables and Milk Thistle/silymarin. I know about grape seeds, olive leaves, and resveratrol. D3 yes and melatonin. A glass of plain water, why, when a cup of herbal tea is better. It is not just supplements, but integration of natural sources of these phytonutrients into one’s dietary life. What meaning has the Mediterranean Diet IF YOU CANT INTEGRATE ITS LESSONS INTO YOUR LIFE? I see so many people seize upon one straw, one chemical, one “cure” and make no other changes in their life. Healthful diets are healthy for a LOT of reasons not just one single phytonutrient.
      You say you’ve been doing this since 2004, what made you start?
      I wish you the best in you journey
      martin miller

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