"A comprehensive look at the healing power of nutrition for cancer patients ... A wide-ranging and often thought-provoking nutritional-healing manual."
- Kirkus Reviews
"This book is long overdue. Cancer patients need a sense of empowerment while undergoing medical therapy. Strongly endorsed."
- Alan Gaby, MD, author NUTRITIONAL MEDICINE
"As founder and medical director of the largest integrative functional medicine clinic in North America, located in Southern California- where we treat everything from the common cold, to auto immune diseases, to all stages of cancer; I spend a great deal of my time educating my patients on lifestyle changes necessary to get the body's healing mechanisms at peak efficiency. This book, 12 Keys, is a jewel in saving me much time since I can refer the patient to this book, then have a refresher session with the patient later. Having treated thousands of patients over the past decades it is very clear that nutrition plays a key role in preventing and reversing many ailments, including cancer. Dr. Quillin's book is destined to become a classic in its field".
- Leigh Erin Connealy, MD, Medical Director, Center For New Medicine & Cancer Center For Healing, Author of The Cancer Revolution and Be Perfectly Healthy
"A tour-de-force from one of the best communicators of natural approaches to dealing with cancer. This book should be read, not just by cancer patients, but by everyone concerned with the cancer menace. It will empower you to take the right actions to prevent or reduce its effects on your life."
- Mel Werbach, MD author of NUTRITIONAL INFLUENCES ON ILLNESS
"For several decades Dr. Patrick Quillin has been the leading voice for science-based cancer prevention and treatment with nutrition. Now in his most recent book, 12 Keys To A Healthier Cancer Patient, he provides the most cutting edge nutritional and holistic information to help you and your doctor supercharge your body to heal and recover from cancer. This book is an outstanding resource for all people affected by cancer. It should be required reading by all healthcare practitioners involved cancer care!"
- Mark Stengler NMD, Naturopathic Medical Doctor, author THE NATURAL PHYSICIAN'S HEALING THERAPIES
"First time I ever used the words "can't put it down" with a health book. As enjoyable as it is educational. Will recommend to my patients. Do yourself a favor and pick up a copy of this book."
- Stan Burzynski, MD, PhD, Founder, Burzynski Cancer Clinic
"An exceptional and enjoyable book that employs evidence-based science to bolster the healing abilities of the cancer patient while undergoing medical therapy. Our "war on cancer" would have a major victory if every cancer patient and cancer doctor used the strategies in this 12 Keys book."
- Ty Bollinger, Author, The Truth About Cancer, Founder, The Truth About Cancer
"As an orthopedic surgeon I was taught very little about nutrition in medical school. However, over the last 10 years I have developed an intense interest personally and have passed this on to my patients with great success. I have published in organic chemistry, biology, joint mechanics, joint arthroplasty, spinal biomechanics. With 11 years of education after high school I thought I knew a little bit about everything. But when it comes to the science of nutrition and plants, there are few as knowledgeable as Patrick Quillin. I have followed his work for years and ultimately had the privilege of meeting him in person. He is brilliant and I highly recommend this book for anyone who is interested in having a better understanding of nutrition and how it affects their body. Although this book is useful for patients dealing with cancer, it is also useful for anyone who is interested in leading a healthier lifestyle. For me, Patrick is a role model and true health care hero. Thank you Dr. Quillin for all you do in the name of science, education, and most importantly your desire to help others."
- Irvin Sahni, MD, physician and founder of Spine Center of Texas
"Excellent book! As a practicing physician for over 30 years and author of several books, I can unequivocally say that this is a classic. Every cancer patient, their family and doctor needs to read this to advance healthcare and particularly cancer care by a quantum leap. Clear, doable and empowering, this book is a must read!"
- Hyla Cass, MD, physician and author of SUPPLEMENT YOUR PRESCRIPTION
"Dr. Quillin has compiled a brilliant and powerful collection of research-backed steps cancer patients can take to restore their body's natural healing potential. This book is chock full of grounded hope."
- Ocean Robbins, founder Food Revolution Network, author 31 DAY FOOD REVOLUTION
"Excellent Resource For Cancer Patients This new book by Dr. Quillin is an excellent synopsis of what every cancer patient needs to be aware of and take action upon. It is an easy to read book and holds one's interest. I thoroughly enjoyed it and I plan on providing it as one of the resources for all my cancer patients."
- Dr. Rashid A. Buttar, physician and author of amazon bestseller 9 STEPS TO KEEP THE DOCTOR AWAY
From Kirkus Reviews:
A comprehensive look at the healing power of nutrition for cancer patients.
Quillin's (The Wisdom and Healing Power of Whole Foods, 2012, etc.) lengthy book on the link between nutrition and disease covers a wide swath of territory, with a specific aim of getting cancer-challenged bodies back into prime healing mode. It's an update and expansion of his 2005 edition of Beating Cancer With Nutrition, and in it, he writes in an authoritative and assuring voice bolstered by his 40 years of experience as a nutritionist. For 10 of them, at Cancer Treatment Centers of America, he worked closely with cancer patients in various stages of the disease. He repeatedly underscores that the advice in his book isn't a "magic bullet" and is meant to be used in conjunction with a patient's traditional medical treatment. Quillin does take the stance, however, that proper nutrition "usually provides a dramatic extension of quality and quantity of life." Over the course of the book, he offers 12 "Keys" that he says are "required to unlock your body's unfathomable healing capacity"; they include such advice as reducing stress and getting more exercise as well as "Energy Alignment" via alternative-medicine therapies. However, more than 100 pages are devoted to the ninth key, "Nutrition," and his core message that "there is an abundance of evidence supporting the scientific link between optimal nutrition and optimal health." The pages are replete with easy-to-grasp graphics that illustrate and clarify his points. He repeatedly points readers to his website to find more information, though, on which he also sells a proprietary line of commercial nutritional products; the text contains occasional mentions of these items. Most chapters end with case studies of cancer patients who went into remission after combining medical treatment with the author's nutritional advice. Overall, the scope of the book is impressive-in addition to being a self-help manual, it's a cookbook, political treatise, historical study, medical text, and philosophical guide.
A wide-ranging and often thought-provoking nutritional-healing manual.