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The premise of this book and some of the research cited is extremely eye-opening. The author spends considerable time showing us that cancer is not to be feared, and that it's the body's defense survival mechanism to protect and heal something that is out of balance or damaged. Since clearly we aren't winning the war on cancer, I loved this approach and am highly intrigued by the notion that we should work WITH cancer rather than fighting against it. I plan to listen to this book again, and then search out others like it. (I don't have cancer, but have friends and family who have.)
That being said, it's hard to put complete and total faith into each point of research when some of it is very flawed and contradictory. For example, the author spends considerable time telling us how cancer was extremely rare prior to the 1900s, and even rarer as you go back further in time. Yet he then spends an entire chapter talking about how meat is bad and a strong carcinogen. Sometimes he says "processed meat" and makes references to hormones, nitrates and antibiotics in our meat. Yet he mostly lumps meat altogether in one category as being "bad." I was scratching my head over that one. Does that go to say that our ancestors prior to 1900 never ate meat? Hardly. Humans have thrived off of meat since the beginning of time. It might have made more sense and offered better credibility if he spent time determining WHAT exactly about our meat today is harmful. I would beg to differ that a pasture-raised grass-fed steak or wild venison is as carcinogenic as a cheap, commercially bought hot-dog.
After listening to that section, I became disheartened because I wasn't sure exactly what to trust at that point. Maybe down the road he'll published a revised version and look into some of the data around the Paleo concepts of eating more like our ancestors and help consumers understand what to look for (and what to avoid) when choosing our diets. To nudge people toward vegetarianism as a way to prevent cancer is just wrong and conflicts with his message that cancer is a modern-day affliction.
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Should I ever have to face the evolution of cancer I now completely understand it and how to reverse it. Every word in this book resonated with me as truth at a cellular level. Thank you Andreas for giving us this gift. Every doctor who believes what he is being told by his or her industry should read this and then look at the studies themselves. I think the ones who are truly doctors to heal people would change how they practice medicine. Simply wonderful work
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