Anti cancer a new way of life

Have you ever lived an experience to a point that it made you change the way you lead our life? For me, this book has achieved that effect.

My husband read it first and kept urging me to read it. I brushed it off, thinking that I know all there is to know about cancer as I did enough of that at University. And besides, I have always been so interested in nutrition to a point that I could tell exactly what micronutrient one begets from which food. So naturally, I was quite resistant. But he kept insisting time after time.  He even ordered me a copy in English, and so my excuse bucket ran dry.

 What is it about?

In a nutshell, it extrapolates real stories from real people who have lived with cancer, the author himself included. The stories are backed by scientific evidence. There is so much we can do to stay healthy, just by changing our mode of life. It starts with what we actually put in/on our bodies.

The book is a bestseller and has been translated into several languages.

Why do I like the book?

It is written in such a simplified way. Medical terms could be daunting. But not in this book. The late David has written it in a way that a layman would understand it. The examples he cites in his journey are endearing. You can really empathies with him as a person, not just a medical doctor. It is true that sometimes the patient just becomes a number. I know this because I worked for over 10 years in a hospital.

Why do I think you should read it?

I really don’t want to give away too much information but I think you should read the book to discover the goodness of natural healing besides the powerful drugs that we take. Read to understand the power of nutrients contained in food and what to avoid in relation to added chemicals in foods and household products. Read to understand and appreciate the powerful immune system that we are born with and how we can enhance it so that it can continue to do its job, which is to protect us. Be careful though, it might change your lifestyle but on another hand, it is too good not to share!

 

4 comments

  1. This is one of my favorite books that I can read over and over again. As an Asian, I know all his viewpoints. Most of us eat greens, we less meat because they’re expensive, and walking is part of lives. My grandmother has a twin sister that lived here in the U.S. for twenty years and comparing the two of them, my grandmother is more energetic and healthier than her twin sister. It’s true that the Western diet is a killer as I’d seen myself how a lot of Americans’ poor diet and lifestyles affect them. That’s why I’m thinking my second book will be health-related.
    ‘m wondering what are the eating habits and lifestyles do Tanzanians have?

  2. Wow, there you go! The example about your grandma is incredible, you can’t get a better comparison than that. It’s so unfortunate that we live in this convenience led, quick money making solutions at the cost of our health. Glad this book is out there.
    Good question about the diet in Tanzania. Its hard to generalise because each family eats according to financial means. In general, we have the usual balanced diet which consists of carbs, protein and veggies. For carbs, we eat a lot of rice or ugali (imagine a dough consistency – made from maize flour) proteins we are lucky to have the Indian ocean so we get some fish (sardines are a life saviour for low income as they are inexpensive but so healthy- otherwise we’d have kwashiorkor ) and greens are so readily available. Buuuuut – the way of cooking lets us down a bit. We deep fry a lot and use heavy coconut milk. Street food is popular too. Chips and eggs, fried pork, you name it, but you also get bbq-ed corn on the cob and cassava chips. So it really varies. Western diet has penetrated a lot, and it is seen as ‘la mode’ taking kids to a burger joint is a treat.. some people still believe that the bigger you appear, the more money you have, and so to have a huge belly is a sign of wealth .. I’ll stop.. i could talk forever about eating habits. Thanks for your interest Gladys.

    1. It’s funny because I remember when I was little we had the same notion in the Philippines where those people or kids that are heavy or fat were stereotyped as rich people/ kids or simply no one watched them in kitchen and let them eat all they want. Filipinos are adaptable people even to Western diet that made Philippines as the unhealthy Southeast Asian nation. We have a lot of U.S. fast food chain restaurants there and obesity is becoming an issue which is downright terrifying.

  3. I couldn’t agree more Gladys. I wonder if you saw that report aired on Michael Pollan’s program cooked(water episode) – in India where the norm is to eat home cooked meals- the trend is to oder take out meals like burgers and fried chicken. Moderation is okay but everyday instead of a home cooked meal is just not right. Adverts are all about posting a snapchat drinking sugared drinks and fast food.. So I’m glad that there are moms out there like yourself teaching kids to eat healthily. I hope Olivia and Marie join you in ht kitchen sometimes. My 8 year old goddaughter takes pride in making her own cookies 😉

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