Dubbed by many of our customers going through Cancer treatment as the one book they have found to be the most beneficial, Dr David Servan-Schreiber's ‘Anti-Cancer: A New Way Of Life' has been a Content bookshelf favourite for a while now and is an interesting read for those going through treatment, their partners and to anyone seeking to clean-up their diet and lifestyle..
Featuring accessible information that stems from Dr Servan-Schreiber’s first-hand experience with Cancer alongside scientific findings and data, the book outlines the lifestyle factors that can help or hinder the development or progression of cancerous tumours; with sections dedicated to addressing the environmental, dietetic and psychological aspects.
Combining a contemporary approach that favours a holistic investigation of how our way of life can influence our immune system and the inflammatory mechanisms that lead to disease, the book favours four suggested approaches; guarding ourselves against the imbalances of our environment, adjusting our diet and dealing with psychological distress to ultimately create a relationship with our bodies that fosters a resilient immunity.
Favouring some of our favourite immune boosting foods, products and supplements and taking into account the mind-body relationship, Dr Servan-Schreiberb reveals how we can incorporate some of the practises outlined in the chapters into our every-day.
Anticancer Food & Environment
Presenting an approach that favours a back-to-basics outlook on nutrition, this section divulges the link between sugar consumption and Cancer and provides an invaluable list of alternatives to every-day beauty and household products.
Anti-cancer foods & supplements that we make sure to include into our day:
- Green tea
- Olive Oil
- Ginger, herbs & spices
- Cruciferous and alliaceous vegetables
- Dark chocolate
Toxic food & environmental factors we avoid:
- Refined sugar and white flour
- Over-consumption of omega 6 as found in vegetable oils and animal fats
- Exposure to chemical contaminants in conventional beauty and household products
Exposing how our thoughts and emotions affect the body’s ability to stave off and heal disease, exploring the effects of stifled emotions and the fears and sense of helplessness that many people faced with Cancer experience – we particularly love the section on Ian Gawler’s great calm - outlining his extraordinary recovery after being diagnosed with osteosarcoma through the power of meditation and positive thought. Check out another of our favourite reads Ian's Meditation: An In-depth Guide if you want to learn more.
So whether you’re going through treatment yourself, have a loved one who is, are currently in remission or are simply interested in learning the best ways to protect yourself against toxic input and disease, this book is a great guide to look to when you feel in need of some additional support.