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by David Servan-Schreiber

eBook Anticancer: A New Way of Life download ISBN: 0718154290
Author: David Servan-Schreiber
Publisher: Michael Joseph (2008)
Language: English
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Home of the internationally acclaimed, New York Times Best Seller: Anticancer: A New Way of Life. When David Servan-Schreiber, a dedicated scientist and doctor, was diagnosed with brain cancer, his life changed.

Home of the internationally acclaimed, New York Times Best Seller: Anticancer: A New Way of Life. Anticancer describes natural methods of health care that contribute to preventing the development of cancer or to bolstering treatment. Confronting what medicine knows about the illness and the little-known workings of his body's natural cancer ­fighting capacities, and marshaling his own will to live, Servan-Schreiber found himself on a fifteen-­year journey from disease and relapse into scientific exploration and, finally, to health.

David Servan-Schreiber, MD, PhD (1961-2011), was a clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh .

David Servan-Schreiber, MD, PhD (1961-2011), was a clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and cofounder of the Center for Integrative Medicine. He codirected a laboratory at the National Institute of Health for the study of clinical cognitive neuroscience and published more than ninety articles in scientific journals. Following a year-long battle with a relapse of brain cancer, he died in July 2011.

Anticancer: A New Way of Life Paperback – 2000. In the view of Servan-Schreiber, cancer is a chronic disease which took on epidemic proportions after World War II because of changes in our environment. by. David Servan-Schreiber (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Cancer begins with micro tumors, which we all have, but some grow into bigger tumors that can invade other parts of our body, leading to disease and death. Or, they can remain small and harmless. Surprisingly, we can do a great deal to ensure that these micro tumors remain small and harmless.

A New Way of Life book. Servan-Schreiber covers an enormous amount of ground in 220 The shame about David Servan-Schreiber's book "Anticancer" is that if you don't have cancer, you're unlikely to read it. It's a shame because the book's recommendations for lifestyle changes apply to everyone, whether you're battling cancer or not. Besides, everyone has cancer cells and everyone is bombarded with carcinogenes, so it behooves us to do all we can to protect our health in the face of these internal and external threats.

Anticancer is the best-selling book on cancer in the world. A Conversation With David Servan-Schreiber. 28. 5. Dr. David Servan-Schreiber's Remarkable Story. 36. 7. Regaining a Sense of Control. Anticancer describes natural methods of health care that contribute to preventing the development of cancer or to bolstering treatment

Home of the internationally acclaimed, New York Times Best Seller: Anticancer: A New Way of Life. They are meant to serve as a complement to conventional approaches (such as surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy).

David Servan-Schreiber, . P., is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and cofounder of the Centre for Integrative Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre.

The famous name and the impeccable scientific credentials don’t hurt, but David Servan-Schreiber’s Anticancer rides mostly on the sincerity of his pitch

The famous name and the impeccable scientific credentials don’t hurt, but David Servan-Schreiber’s Anticancer rides mostly on the sincerity of his pitch. It is worthy of the finest in nighttime television infomercials, where among all the financial advisers, kitchen gadget guys and acne specialists is one with a story so personal, heartfelt and sensible that you suddenly need exactly what he has to sell. Not that Dr. Servan-Schreiber is peddling a product (other than his book).

When David Servan-Schreiber, a dedicated scientist and doctor, was diagnosed with brain cancer, his life changed. Confronting what medicine knows about the illness and the little-known workings of his body's natural cancer ­fighting capacities, and marshaling his own will to live, Servan-Schreiber found himself on a fifteen-­year journey from disease and relapse into scientific exploration and, finally, to health. Combining memoir, concise explanation of what makes cancer cells thrive and what inhibits them, and drawing on both conventional and alternative ways to slow and prevent cancer, Anticancer is revolutionary. It is a moving story of a doctor's inner and outer search for balance; radical in its discussion of the environment, lifestyle, and trauma; and compelling and cautionary in its proposal that cancer cells lie dormant in all of us and that we all must care for the "terrain" in which they exist. Advocating a sea change in the way we understand and confront cancer, Anticancer is a radical synthesis of science and personal experience, an inspiring personal journey, and certainly a guide to "a new way of life." Anticancer tells us: ◊ Why the traditional Western diet creates the conditions for disease and how to develop a science-based anticancer diet ◊ How and why sugar and stress feed cancer and ways to achieve life balance and good nutrition to combat it ◊ Why the effects of helplessness and unhealed wounds affect our ability to restore health ◊ How to reap the benefits of exercise, yoga, and meditation ◊ How to minimize environmental toxins ◊ How to find the right blend of traditional and alternative health care
Comments: (7)
Auridora
This is THE book to have if you or someone you love has cancer. When my husband was diagnosed with incurable, stage IV kidney cancer, I wanted to do anything in my power to keep him healthy for as long as possible. I'm in charge of the cooking, so that's where I started. His oncologist and dietician told us we didn't need to change his diet. That was pretty shocking to me, I've always believed if you feed your body healthy things, it will be better able to fight disease. While we were cheking out after seeing the doctor, one of his nurses quietly said to me, "Sugar feeds cancer. Cut out the sugar." That sent me on an all out search for the best cancer diet I could manage - and I knew I wasn't going to get it from hospital staff. I found this book just randomly searching the web, and it was the only book I needed to buy. I bought several more, but "Anticancer: A New Way of Life" has been, far and beyond, the most informative and motivating thing I've read. Thanks to David Servan-Schreiber, I have slowly, but steadily removed cancer-feeding foods from our home. We no longer use cleaning supplies or hygene products with toxic ingredients. My husband is still with us after two years of fighting, and is still doing pretty well. I have personally gotten much healthier and dropped 20 pounds by cutting out the bad stuff.
My copy is dog-eared and written in. I've got notes on most of the pages and lots of things are highlighted. There's tons of information that your oncologist isn't going to give you, but you need to know. It was a God send for us. Every cancer patient should own a copy.
Maridor
It came as a total shock when I found out I had a brain tumor in October, 2009. I am a non-smoker, a vegetarian, I've always been slim and I exercised 3-4 days a week. I'd seen this book before my diagnosis and thought it looked good, but didn't buy it. I thought I didn't need it.

Once I realized the author also had brain cancer and had been able to keep it in check for over 15 years through diet and other means, I knew this was the book for me. If you want to learn how to do something, go to someone who has done it! So I bought the book. It's an easy read and is backed up by scientific research and 28 pages of footnotes in case you want to learn more. The book is very specific in its recommendations.

I took the plunge around Christmas, 2009 and have been following the diet ever since. I underwent a year of chemotherapy treatments at the same time. During that time I periodically had MRI's that showed the tumor was shrinking. The tumor has continued to shrink even after I finished chemotherapy in January, 2011, so the diet change and supplements are having the intended effect.

Reading this book and changing what I eat has been incredibly empowering for me. I thought I knew a lot about nutrition before, but I learned some important things from Dr. Servan-Schreiber:

- Vegetables to eat daily (broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, all cabbages)
- Good oils to use (olive and canola)
- Spices to add (garlic, ginger, turmeric)

I also learned some sobering facts about sugar (see page 61):

"The German biologist Otto Heinrick Warburg won the Nobel Prize in medicine for his discovery that the metabolism of malignant tumors is largely dependent on glucose consumption. (Glucose is the form of digested sugar in the body.) In fact the PET scan commonly used to detect cancer simply measures the areas in the body that consume the most glucose. If a particular area stands out because it consumes too much sugar, cancer is very likely the cause."

I never thought I could kick the sugar habit, but after the first two weeks it wasn't hard. I found substitutes to feed my sweet tooth - berries, fruits, cinnamon, stevia, and baker's chocolate (which is unsweetened) with any of the above.

If you have the right motivation I believe you can do just about anything. My plan is to live well and long!

UPDATE:
March 2, 2018 - It has been over eight years since my first symptoms of an oligodendroglioma appeared. My tumor shrank considerably, from over 5 cm to about 2.5 cm over 5-6 years. If it were not in the brain, this would be called remission, but in the brain it's called regression. During the past year it has started to grow again, at first slowly and now more aggressively in one area.

For me, nutrition is still a key factor in how I live my life and maintain my health. There is plenty of scientific evidence to support this (see How Not to Die by Dr. Michael Greger or his nonprofit website, NutritionFacts.org). Health is determined by so many other factors. What we eat is simply one of these.
Qudanilyr
If you have been diagnosed with cancer and feel that there is nothing you can do to increase your survival after treatment, read this book! I am buying one for a friend, I'd love to put one in every Oncologist office. I am going through chemotherapy right now and am incorporating these dietary and lifestyle changes. If I survive long term, I'll come back here and right an even better review!!
Anarius
We buy several of these at a time to give to our friends as they begin their journey with cancer. My Husband followed the diet in this book, and it keeps his immune system strong to fight the cancer. He was given 2 years after his lung cancer diagnoses, and this June it will be 7. Lots of useful information in this book.
in waiting
This is a well-written book written by a cancer survivor.
His basic explanation of what cancer is and how it grows was easy to grasp. If a reader understands that, everything else in this book will fall into place.
The author cites a large of amount of research in discussing the effects of lifestyle vs. genetics and how that relates to cancer.
I found the portions regarding "terrain" to be intriguing. He wrote about everything: nutrition, exercise, psychology, meditation.....
I bought this book after reading another book that referenced some of this book's material.
I recommend this book for anyone interested in a multi-faceted anti-cancer book.
Whilingudw
Literally Life Changing! Seriously, like not using those words flippantly. I've always viewed people who eat organic, grass-fed, blah-blah, as people who just had money to blow or just REALLY cared about the environment, but now, I GET IT. I started reading this book because a) I wanted to eat "healthier" after the birth of my second child, but didn't want to do some fad diet and 2) my husband had a relapse of thyroid cancer and when your husband has cancer twice, as the author mentions, you want to do everything you can to make sure it doesn't happen again again.