Have you or a loved one been diagnosed with colon cancer? Did you know that changing your diet could lower your risk of dying of it even after you've been diagnosed? You didn't? Neither did I. When I was diagnosed with colon cancer I found the best answers available in the medical literature. Oh, did I mention the research is all in medicalese, the most boring language on the planet? Lucky for me I worked as a naturopathic doctor before I got cancer, so I can read medicalese.
When you finish this book, I want you to be able to tell me, in one minute or less, how you should eat, exercise, and supplement to lower your risk of dying of colon cancer. If you can do that, please tell me and everyone else in a book review and on my website. It's terrible to be where we are. But we have choices, and this book is my way of giving us direction and hope.
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Less enjoyment, this is a good distillation of what may take the individual years to figure out. As a scientist, the author (and most likely many of your doctors) may be justifiably reluctant to recommend the more significant lifestyle changes for others that he is doing himself but I would read between the lines and do what he's doing, i.e. 95% or more vegan diet based on the effect of animal protein on insulin like growth factor levels, and the role of that in cancer, especially colorectal. There is plenty of good research around this, paraphrased for the layman on Nutritionfacts. org. I would also investigate intermittent fasting generally, and especially ketosis if doing chemoradiation. One thing also not included here is the no brainer conclusion that as there are only so many calories/volume one can consume in a day, consume as many as possible from cancer fighting foods as possible. In other words, one could eat white bread all day and meet caloric requirements, but if you ate lots of nuts, berries and greens all day, you'd get thousands of times more cancer fighting nutrients. I suspect that this is why juicing, a means to massively concentrate phytonutrients, figures in so many spontaneous remission accounts. Finally, while I don't buy the "evil doctors and big pharma" conspiracy theories, just because there isn't a double blind placebo controlled study for something doesn't mean it isn't useful or worth trying. The perspective of someone who isn't looking at early death and debility will never be the same as yours. Avoid the lunatic fringe and scams, but when it comes to things like eating well and exercising, there's nothing to lose. Even with this information in hand, it is very difficult and takes time to incorporate these lifestyle changes long term, so start immediately, make sure you're meeting nutritional requirements, but say goodbye to beloved bad habits and gustatory caprices. You can beat the stats. Don't buy the 'Internet research self-imposed death sentence' but this requires not eating, thinking and living like the stats, i.e. no gloom and doom, no more standard American diet and sedentary lifestyle. Also check other Audible reads, Radical Remission, Anti-Cancer, and How Not to Die. Finally, this book is five bucks or something like that so you may want to just buy it rather than using a credit.