Salvestrols – new hope for cancer

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Balanced diet

The Green and Red Diet

Eat organic

Organic food contains higher levels of Salvestrols

Professor Potter’s dietary recommendations advises:

  • A primarily vegetarian diet that including abundant fruits, vegetables, and herbs.
  • Being selective about both the type and quality of produce consumed to help maximise dietary intake of Salvestrols.
  • Wherever possible, eat organic.

In the ‘Green and Red’ diet, the savoury course includes the green vegetables and herbs, and the dessert course includes the red fruits. It is no accident that as a species we prefer to eat savoury foods first and sweet foods after. It seems that this preference has evolved to maximise the absorption and activation of vital nutrients, such as Salvestrols.

For the savoury course the vegetables should be:

Cooked as lightly as possible, and the goodness retained in the food. For example, if vegetables are boiled use the water from this to make gravy or sauces. Roasting whole vegetables is also a good way of retaining the plant’s goodness.

For the sweet course – raw is best.

The fruits and vegetables with the highest Salvestrol contents are listed below:


Green beans, garden peas, chard, avocado contain high Salvestrols as well as co-factors needed for optimal effect.

All ‘greens’, including: broccoli, cabbages, kales, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, kohlrabi, chinese leaf, spinach, lettuces, watercress, broad beans. Plus: artichokes [globe], red & yellow peppers, beansprouts, celery, salad rocket, olives, pumpkins, squashes, gourds, marrows, zucchini, cucumbers and gherkins.


Basil, parsley, mint contain high Salvestrols as well as co-factors needed for optimal effect.

Also sage, rosemary, thyme and tea/tisanes made from: rooibos, chamomile, rose hips, lemon verbena, dandelion, plantain and skullcap.

Eat red fruits

Red fruits contain high levels of Salvestrols


Raspberries, blackcurrants, figs contain high Salvestrols as well as co-factors needed for optimal effect.

All red fruits: strawberries, grapes, redcurrants, blackberries, blueberries, mulberries, cranberries, etc., as well as apples, pears, pineapples, mangoes, melons and tangerines.

Did you know?

  •  Sulphur sprayed on green leafy veggies destroys Salvestrols.
  •  Processing foods destroys Salvestrols.
  •  There are also relevant amounts of Salvestrols found in wine. Wines where grapes are fermented in their skins produce more Salvestrols.
  •  Phytoalexin can NOT be made in the body and has to be obtained from the diet.
  •  Salvestrols are so important to health that even the liver won’t detoxify it during Phase 1 of Liver Detoxification, so it stays in the body for longer.
  • Organic food contains on average 30-50x more Salvestrol than those farmed under modern, mechanised farming methods.
  • Dark, cloudy juices have more Salvestrols than clear, light juices.
  • Stone ground, unfiltered, cloudy olive oil has more Salvestrols than oils processed by other methods.
  • Bitter vegetables contain more Salvestrols e.g. kale, silverbeet, spinach, endive, dandelion leaves, stinging nettle, watercress. [In Chinese medicine, bitter foods help stimulate liver chi.]


Schaefer, Brian A. Salvestrols: Natures defence against cancer. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform [July 2012].

Schaefer, Brian A. Salvestrols: Journey to Wellness. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform [December 2013].

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