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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780452298286
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 12/24/2012
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 211,821
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword O. Carl Simonton xi

Acknowledgments xiii

Introduction xv

Author's Note xxi

Part 1 Understand the Cancer Journey 1

The Emerging Model of Cancer Care 3

The Tumor Model 7

The Shift 8

The Question of Cause 11

Beyond the Cause: Your Response 14

The True Sources of Health and Healing 19

The Will to Live 20

Hope: The Force That Sets Your Course 21

Spiritual Connection: Inner Guidance 23

Relationships: Emotional Intelligence and Support 25

Mind/Body: Visualizing the Desired Outcome 27

Physical Exercise: The Five-Hour Standard 29

Nutrition: The Most Healthful Choice 31

Caution: Overtreatment 35

More Is Not Better 38

Overtreating Breast Cancer and Prostate Cancer 42

Chemotherapy: Be Skeptical 43

Stopping Chemotherapy: A Call for a New Standard 46

Fractionated Dose Treatment 48

A Road Map to Recovery 51

Learning from the True Experts 51

The Six Strategies 52

Implementation Intelligence 59

Part 2 The 50 Essential Things to Do 61

The First Step Understand Your Diagnosis 63

1 Stop "Awfulizing" 64

2 Take Charge 67

3 Ask Your Doctor These Questions 69

4 Get a Second Opinion 73

5 Become an E-Patient 77

6 Rethink the Statistics 80

The Second Step Determine Your Treatment 83

7 Understand Your Conventional Treatment Options 84

8 Gauge Your Confidence in Your Medical Team 90

9 Conviction Versus Wishful Thinking 92

10 Reflect on the Treatment Decision 94

11 Decide! 98

12 Give Only Informed Consent 100

The Third Step Manage Your Treatment 103

13 Believe in Your Treatment Program 104

14 Overcome Fatigue and Nausea 106

15 Make the Most of Your Appointments 109

16 Monitor Your Progress 111

The Fourth Step Heal Your Lifestyle 113

17 Live "Well" 114

18 Operate Under New Assumptions 116

19 Schedule Your Wellness 118

20 Eliminate Active and Passive Smoking 120

21 Adopt This Nutritional Strategy During Treatment 122

22 Shop for Nutrient-Dense Foods 127

23 Hydrate 130

24 Know Why You're Eating 132

25 Determine Your Nutritional Supplement Program 134

26 Make Exercise Part of Your Recovery 143

27 Sleep More 146

28 Find Positive Support 148

The Fifth Step Heal with the Mind 153

29 Study These Resources 154

30 Analyze Your Beliefs 156

31 "Reframe" Your Cancer 159

32 Evaluate Your Self-Talk 161

33 Choose a Daily Affirmation 164

34 Manage Your Toxic Stress 170

35 Visualize Health and Healing 172

36 Maximize Mind, Body, and Treatment 176

The Sixth Step Embrace Your New Life 179

37 Understand the Message of Illness 180

38 Live Now 184

39 Take Time to Play 187

40 Laugh for Healing Power 189

41 Evaluate Your Relationships 191

42 Get Beyond "Why?" 194

43 Practice Self-Discipline 196

44 Choose Your Emotional Style 199

The Seventh Step Nurture Your Spirit 203

45 See Life Through Spiritual Eyes 204

46 Value Personal Spiritual Growth 207

47 Make Forgiveness a Habit 210

48 Exude Gratitude 215

49 Practice Unconditional Loving 218

50 Share This Hope 221

Part 3 Essential Guides for the Journey 223

Guide 1 Nutrition as Medicine 225

The Vitamin D Promise 225

Cancer and Sugar 237

Clean Out Your Pantry and Refrigerator 244

Cook and Shop Healthfully 245

Sample Menus 246

The Cancer Recovery "Real Foods" Shopping Listâ„¢ 248

Guide 2 Mind/Body and Healing 249

Illness Representations 249

Meditation and Visualization Exercises 260

Guide 3 Complementary Cancer Therapies 265

Counseling 266

Group Support 267

Creative Therapies 268

Spiritual Healing 269

Energy Work 270

Bodywork 272

Guide 4 Alternative Cancer Therapies 275

Overview 275

Ayurveda 276

Homeopathy 277

Naturopathic Medicine 277

Traditional Chinese Medicine 279

Guide 5 Living Well 283

Cell Phones and Cancer 283

Other Environmental Threats 292

Environmental Toxins Top 10 Checklist 295

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    Highly Recommended -- covers all aspects of taking control of your cancer treatment

    If you are as confused as I was when I was diagnosed with stage four cancer, I know you will learn as much as I did about cancer survival and treatment. Anderson gave me the confidence to become a survivor with a very positive attitude.

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    This book was tremendously helpful and empowering to me througho

    This book was tremendously helpful and empowering to me throughout my treatment for cancer. I am 6 years out with no evidence of disease! I highly recommend this book to anyone going through treatments.

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