Sunday, February 28, 2010



I just finished reading Anticancer by David Servan-Schreiber, MD, PhD.
The book isn't a feel good book about living with cancer, it is about the foods and lifestyle that contribute to the high cancer rates in the western world and ways to counter them. It went into great detail about how the typical western diet is the perfect formula to promote production and growth of a tumor and the ways this diet, high in sugars and meat and veggies pumped full of hormones and pesticides, are the perfect recipe to cultivate a tumor. The book was very well written by a doctor of western medicine. He shines the light on the power of the pharmacuticle companies and points out what should be obvious, that there is little to no money to be made by the "health care" industry by recommending you eat healthy organic produce and meats. The money is to be made on treatments and drugs. Anyways, it opened my eyes to the realities of the foods most of us eat on a daily basis and the metabolic and biological effects they have on our bodies in relation to cancer. Ever wonder why we have such escalated cancer rates in this country? Check out the book, it will shed some light at the very least and maybe have you re-examining what your putting in your body. It's got me shopping a lot differently.

Of course I'll be sharing this info with mom and urging her to take some of these steps. At this point she's got nothing to lose and everything to gain.

We'll be heading to Stanford on Tuesday to see a heptologist and I'll update again after the visit.

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