In your book you write that resveratrol affects cancer at three stages of its life cycle : Initiation, promotion and progression. You also write that resveratrol can inhibit human breast cell cancers. In an earlier question in this forum you answered that resveratrol can have a minute negative effect on breast cancer. So I get somewhat confused – does resveratrol have a negative effect on breast cancer or a positive effect as you state in your book? Is it safe to continue with resveratrol (Source Naturals brand) with a breast cancer diagnosis? Do you know any herb that could have a positive effect on breast cancer and lyme? After a long time of treatment with antibiotics and your herbal protocol, I am much better but still have some symptoms left – a burning sensation in my feet and my fingers and hands. Kind regards and thank you for your true commitment and great help.
Resveratrol is an isolated constituent from (usually) grapes or Japanese knotweed. In my discussion of knotweed in the book I talk about some of the effects of resveratrol. However, the important thing is the knotweed, NOT the resveratrol. I only suggested resveratrol when the book was written because that was the only form in which knotweed could be purchased. Essentially, the Source Naturals resveratrol is a standardized knotweed formulation. I now generally recommend the use of a whole knotweed preparation from Green Dragon Botanicals. However, to answer your question more directly, resveratrol (and a number of other constituents in knotweed) INHIBIT cancer formation and help in reducing existing tumors.