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Anticancer: A New Way of Life is a scientific and personal book

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Anticancer: A New Way of Life is written by David Servan-Schreiber, a neuroscientist who discovered he had a brain tumor at the age of 31 while conducting brain imaging studies in his own lab. The book Anticancer: A New Way of Life is based on personal experience, but is also scientifically based on studies.

The book explores how small dietary changes like eliminating sugar that fuel cancer and incorporating anti cancer foods such as green tea, mushrooms, berries, dark chocolate and red wine boost immunity and fight cancer. In addition to dietary changes, Anticancer: A New Way of Life also discusses the role of environment and household toxins and their role in cancer and the importance of exercise.

Dr. Servan-Schreiber is a psychiatrist and neuroscientist and clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He co-founded the Centre for Integrative Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre.

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Anticancer: A New Way of Life details which foods to avoid that are cancer promoting, and also includes a pocket guide to take to the grocery store to facilitate anti cancer food choices. 'Everyday at every meal we can choose food that will defend our bodies against the invasion of cancer”, says Servan-Schreiber. The notion that food can fight cancer and other disease is in fact, nothing new, and the book makes it easy to adopt a diet and lifestyle changes that are understandable.

An example of an anti-cancer dietary change includes just reducing red meat intake that can also cut the risk of breast cancer in half. The book is a complete look at how nutrition, environmental toxins, emotions, and physical activity influence cancer. Another example of a cancer fighting food includes pomegranates, recently discovered for their ability to fight prostate cancer. Researchers have even investigated harnessing the cancer fighting properties of foods to fight cancer, including broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables, to develop drugs.

In his book Dr. David Servan-Schreiber shares his personal experience of keeping his own cancerous tumor at bay. Now is the best time to change the way you eat and reduce your risk of cancer. The book is in no way meant to replace conventional treatment, but can offer a way to fight back.

Our health care environment is tentative at best. Explore dietary and lifestyle changes, based on science and the personal experiences of Dr. David Servan-Schreiber, to prevent and control cancer. Anticancer: A New Way of Life became an instant best seller in France and offers a fascinating look into the mechanisms of cancer growth and development and how diet, lifestyle and environment influence cancer. The book Anticancer: A New Way of Life is available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble, and Overstock.com. The goal, according to Servan-Schreiber is to "nourish life", by paying attention to what we eat - something anyone can do without spending a lot of money.



Hi Kathleen, Thanks for posting about Dr. Servan-Schreiber and the Anticancer cause. I am the web developer & digital strategist for Dr. Servan-Schreiber and Anticancer. I just wanted to let you know that Dr. Servan-Schreiber will be posting his latest insight and research through his official Facebook page: http://www.Facebook.com/Anticancer and his new website: http://www.Anticancerbook.com Most recently, Dr. Servan-Schreiber and 40 renowned physicians & scientists presented new groundbreaking research regarding Vitamin D, while launching an international appeal and calling for new standard recommendations. http://www.anticancerbook.com/post/Vitamin-D-is-essential-for-the-prevention-of-cancer-heart-disease-osteoporosis.html Please let me know if you have any questions or need related Anticancer content. Thanks Haysam http://twitter.com/hisom
Haysam! Thank you and you are welcome.
I would like your opinion on drinking Green Tea while undergoing chemotherapy. I am on the chemo oral medication, Xeloda. I have been told by my medical team not to take any anti-oxidants, such as Green Tea. I want to follow the outline of the book but also do not want to jeopardize effectiveness of chemo.