on April 29, 2016
If you read only one book following a personal cancer diagnosis or the diagnosis of a loved one, this is the book to read. Servan-Schreiber references all of the main points, so you can follow up to verify/and/or question.
If you want to minimize your risk of getting a cancer diagnosis, Anticancer: A New Way of Life would be a good place to start. The fundamental concept recommends taking care of your "terrain." The book makes well founded recommendations for doing so.
on November 21, 2015
Loved this easy-to-read book. Found it so supportive (as one that has recently undergone surgical removal of one of the lobes of my lungs which contained a carcinogenic tumour.) Lots of sensible advice, not dismissive of conventional treatments like chemotherapy or radiation, but allowing that there are many other supportive methodologies that really help, among the most important eating a natural, unprocessed diet rich in fruits and vegetables, trying to eat organically as much as possible, avoiding sugar and processed foods and encouraging meditation which definitely leads to having a positive mental attitude - I tried it and it definitely helps calm the mind. I did much research when I learned of my diagnosis - both naturopathic and allopathic and read until my head swam, There are so many different theories and practices out there. This book crystallised everything for me in a sensible, readable fashion and I was reassured that it was written not only by a medical professional but one who was a cancer survivor himself. I have recommended it to many of my friends (who do not have cancer) as I think it would make a huge difference if more people conducted their lives in the way the author recommends.
on July 26, 2015
This book is a must read for anyone, not just those directly confronted with cancer. I read it while my husband was undergoing treatment and found many practical tips that I included in his complimentary treatment to support his immune system throughout. The author was meant to write this book, his story is very moving and his message hugely empowering. Solid research, brilliant writing, great person behind the story. Worth the read!