Cancer Cures: Is This New Product as Good as it Sounds?
From a faraway place comes news of an exciting new cancer remedy…is it too good to be true, or is it a long-forgotten health tonic?
Recently, we were visited by relatives from Down Under and listened with interest to their story about a local gentleman who was making waves with a rather old fashioned product: purple carrot juice. They talked animatedly about this amazing ‘new’ product as if it was a miracle cure-all, and of course it caught our attention, especially given that another close relative happens to be battling cancer at the moment.
According to the Australian relatives, some people who were challenged with cancer began taking this unusual sounding juice on the advice of someone local and they both found it to be very healing. Why purple carrot juice, we wondered, and if it was so great why didn’t everyone know about it? After a little digging, we found out that the purple version of the ubiquitous orange root vegetable fell out of favour many years ago – nearly a century, actually – and thus was no longer cultivated as widely as it once had been. For whatever reason, orange carrots became a fad some time ago and they have now become what we all think of when we think of carrots.
Orange carrots are, of course, high in many healthy nutrients such as beta-carotene precursors and fiber, but the purple carrot has this one beat by a long shot. Extremely high in antioxidants, the purple carrot is about to come out of obscurity, judging by the early human health results. The couple who had been facing cancer and began consuming purple carrot juice claim it made a huge difference in their health, helping to heal them. This is undoubtedly a large claim, and while more clinical trials will provide more detailed results, the evidence we’ve seen sounds promising.
Some wise business-oriented gentleman in Australia has taken the bull by the horns and developed a concentrated product combining this promising juice with concentrated red grape juice (Shiraz), also known for its health-giving properties, including antioxidants but also resveratrol and polyphenols. A bottle of this potent product was generously shipped to us by the relative in question, and we began including it in our diet immediately. We also were sent a bottle for the close relative who is actually battling cancer and currently undergoing chemotherapy.