Salvestrols: Nature’s Defence Against Cancer by Brian A. Schaefer

Salvestrols are
“The most significant breakthrough in nutrition
since the discovery of vitamins.”

Salvestrols are a new class of natural compounds that have a pharmacological definition rather than a chemical definition. They  are defined by the action of the metabolites produced when they are metabolised by the CYP1B1 enzyme in cancer cells. Simply put, salvestrols are food-based compounds that are metabolised by CYP1B1 to produce metabolites that are anticancer agents. These anticancer agents suppress tumour growth by killing the cancer cells. Salvestrols provide an explanation of the link between diet and cancer and between fruit and vegetable consumption and lower cancer incidence.

Artichokes in Dipping Sauce

4 medium artichokes;
1 chopped onion;
2 cloves garlic (minced);
2 Tbls. minced fresh mint;
½ tsp. crumbled rosemary;
¼ cup olive oil (stone ground);
2 Tbls. lemon juice;
½ cup cider vinegar;
½ cup water;
½ tsp. sea salt

Rinse artichokes and cut 1 inch off the tops. With scissors, trim off the thorny tips of the remaining leaves. In a large saucepan, sauté the onion, garlic, mint and rosemary in oil. Add lemon juice, vinegar, water and sea salt. Place artichokes in seasoned broth; cover and simmer until tender, about 40 minutes. Allow to cool in the broth. To serve, place each artichoke in a bowl with some of the broth to use as a dipping sauce.

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