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Say No to Cancer: The Drug-free Guide to Preventing and Helping Fight Cancer

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An expanded and updated edition that reflects the latest information on the connection between cancer and diet and lifestyle—and how to reduce risk of the disease
 

By improving your diet and taking the right nutritional supplements you really can say no to cancer, and this guide explains how. New chapters reflect the very latest information on the connection between diet and lifestyle and the risk of developing cancer. It ...

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Overview

An expanded and updated edition that reflects the latest information on the connection between cancer and diet and lifestyle—and how to reduce risk of the disease
 

By improving your diet and taking the right nutritional supplements you really can say no to cancer, and this guide explains how. New chapters reflect the very latest information on the connection between diet and lifestyle and the risk of developing cancer. It offers guidance for people who wish to avoid getting cancer, and for those who want to know what they can do nutritionally if they have cancer or want to prevent reoccurrence. Cancer is increasing at an alarming rate and one in three people will develop cancer at some point in their lives. According to the World Cancer Research Fund, up to 39 percent of the most common cancers are preventable through diet, physical activity, and weight control alone.

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Holford's many books (e.g., The New Optimum Nutrition Bible; The Holford Low-GL Diet) emphasize the primary importance of nutrition and lifestyle changes in maintaining or regaining good physical and mental health. Here he writes that we have "been digging our own graves with our knives and forks." The book is organized into six parts: an explanation of how cancer works, an analysis of the relationship of various foods to cancer, information on cancer-causing environmental factors, information on cancer-preventing nutrients, a discussion of how to stay cancer free, and a more specific discussion of the various kinds of cancer. Each chapter is organized into smaller sections, and this keeps the information from becoming overwhelming. The content is enhanced by references to relevant research and a bountiful list of resources; however, the resources are all based in the UK and will be of limited value to U.S. readers. VERDICT This is a valuable and accessible resource on alternative diet and lifestyle therapies, largely focusing on nutrition, but U.S. readers may be better off with two titles published by the American Cancer Society: Complete Guide to Complementary & Alternative Cancer Therapies and Complete Guide to Nutrition for Cancer Survivors.—Elizabeth J. Eastwood, Los Alamos Cty. Lib. Syst., NM
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780749954116
  • Publisher: Piatkus Books
  • Publication date: 5/1/2011
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Pages: 414
  • Sales rank: 1,451,189
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Patrick Holford is one of the world’s leading authorities on nutrition and mental health. He has written 30 health books and is the founder of the Institute for Optimum Nutrition His books include The Holford Low GL Diet, The New Optimum Nutrition Bible, and Optimum Nutrition for the Mind. Liz Efiong is a nutritional therapist.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vii

Guide to Abbreviations and Measures viii

Introduction xi

Part 1 What Causes Cancer? 1

1 What is Cancer? 3

2 The Oxidant Factor 10

3 Hormones in Havoc 16

4 Toxic Living - Carcinogens Identified 29

5 In the Genes? 35

6 How Strong Are Your Immune Defences? 40

7 Why Your Liver is Your Best Friend 48

8 The Homocysteine Connection 61

9 How Stress and Negative Emotions Leave You Vulnerable 77

10 Communication Breakdown 88

Part 2 Good and Bad Cancer Foods 91

11 Why Too Much Meat is Bad News 93

12 Why Milk is a Four-letter Word 99

13 The Best Anti-cancer Fruits and Vegetables 106

14 The Secret of Salvestrols 123

15 Good Fats and Bad Fats 133

16 The GL Factor - Why Sweet Foods are Bad News 139

17 Alcohol, Coffee and Tea - the Whole Truth 155

Part 3 Anti-cancer Lifestyle Factors 159

18 Protecting Yourself from Radiation 161

19 The Two Sides of Sunbathing 171

20 Pesticides and Plastics 175

21 Active and Passive Smoking 185

22 The Art of Chemical Self-defence 188

23 Ten Ways to Reduce Stress and Emotional Baggage 195

Part 4 Anti-cancer Nutrients 213

24 Exploding the Myths 215

25 The Truth about Antioxidants and Cancer 228

26 Mega-dose Vitamin C and Cancer 238

27 How Vitamin D Protects Against Cancer 245

28 Other Anti-cancer Nutrients 257

29 Anti-cancer Minerals - from Selenium to Zinc 261

30 Probiotics-Your Immune System's Best Friend 265

31 Herbs and Natural Cancer Remedies 273

Part 5 How to Avoid Cancer 281

32 The Ideal Diet and Lifestyle Changes 283

33 Anti-cancer Recipes 291

34 Supplementary Benefit 303

Part 6 What to Do if You Have Cancer 307

35 Conventional and Alternative Treatment 309

36 Maximising Recovery from Chemotherapy, Radiation and Surgery 312

37 Reducing the Risk of Recurrence 319

Part 7 The A-Z of Nutritional Healing 335

Strategies for Each Type of Cancer: Breast

Cervical

Colorectal

Endometrial (uterine)

Kidney and Bladder

Liver

Lung

Lymphoma (Non-Hodgkin's) and Leukaemia

Mouth, Throat and Oesophagus

Ovarian

Pancreas

Prostate

Skin

Stomach

Testicular

References 350

Resources 381

Recommended Reading 395

Index 397

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