I get comments all the time that my lifestyle is a little frou-frou and that the squishy stuff that I write about has no proof. Many people who are actually going through immunotherapy themselves try and dispel the fact that cancer, for the most part, is preventable with a healthy immune system.
Au contraire, my friends. There is lots of science to prove this fact. Hell, the fact that boosting the body’s immune system kills cancer cells proves this fact!!
But, since I’m NOT a doctor, and I don’t have thousands of hours of proof in this realm, I’ll let these two wonderful MD authors speak for themselves.
The book that really reached me first when I was going through my treatment options was a book by Dr. David Servan-Schreiber named “Anticancer: A New Way of Life”.
This book goes through EVERYTHING that you need to know to change your life and prevent cancer. He really focuses on diet, which I agree has a huge impact on cancer treatment. Food has been medicine for centuries – only recently did we begin to depend on pharmaceuticals.
He also touches on the fact that cancer MAY be preventable. This is a tough idea to swallow, because many cancer patients don’t want to think that their lifestyle may be to blame. I know I didn’t want to admit it, either. But he really digs in to the root causes of cancer (with facts and figures) and lifestyle is a biggie.
The second book that I love is “Mind As Healer, Mind As Slayer” by Dr. Kenneth R. Pelletier. This book really opened my eyes to the mind-body connection. I always knew that there was so much more to health than just the body, and this book nails it.
Not only that, but it has a HUGE amount of info on studies that show how this connection works. He goes in-depth on stress and its contribution to disease. I’ve always had a sneaky suspicion that the amount of stress I was enduring around the time of my diagnosis contributed to my immune system’s default. Dr. Pelletier explains this in detail and then describes stress reduction techniques. EXACTLY what I need!!
These two books are must-reads for anyone who wants to delve into the science behind cancer. Not the pharmacology-based science that wants you to be a zombie and endure poison to be cancer free. The kind of science that says “YOU can control your destiny”.
So do it, all you cancer fighters!! Control your destiny!!