20 New Anticancer Rules – David Servan-Schreiber, MD, PhD He is the author of The Instinct to Heal and Anticancer: A New Way of Life. This book inspired the creation of the Anticancer Lifestyle Program. Dr. David Servan-Schreiber’s book compiles evidence about the relationship between. The revolutionary, New York Times bestselling guide to the powerful lifestyle changes that fight and prevent cancer—an integrative approach.

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Started out good, but a little too wordy. The author is a straddler, and I admit I’m partial to straddlers.


I think most people would really like to check this lifd out: Green tea and turmeric? Avoid exposure to common household contaminants. Want to Read saving…. Daniela Gretchen Guida rated it it was ok Jul 17, In Anti Cancer, there is never a claim that something works without an immediately ensuing explanation of why and how it works: The great thing it is a collection of a hard experiment for David with brain cancer and it covered the whole picture of his life health, social.

It advocates a holistic approach but the nutrition stuff is lifr backed up by hard science. An amazing book that is full of fascinating FACTS based on scientific studies on ways to boost your immunity and fight off cancer with foods, changes in your immediate environment, and by enhancing the health of your mind-body connection.

Until she’s at least 12 yrs. Cecilia Reaume rated it it was ok Feb 21, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. We all have “microtumors” which could turn into cancer.

So here’s a summary tailored for people interested in breast cancer. His recommendations do not always hold up. Add to Cart Add to Cart. It’s a shame because the book’s recommendations for lifestyle changes apply to everyone, whether you’re battling cancer or not. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I don’t want to go through all this again–thus the appeal of the promise of the title. In the end, we will see how well we do because of trying to create a healthier ‘terrain’, I guess. No anticnacer or quizzes yet.

I refer to it as my “bible” and there are marks, bookmarks, tags, underlines, notes etc. Had to stop reading this book as I was checking some of the information with my son’s oncology doctor and much of the information wasn’t correct. The objective, when you have cancer and want to combat fatality, is to make sure you find yourself in the long tail of the curve.


My husband and I started changing the way we have been eating because of stress. Use decaffeinated green tea if it gets you too wired. Don’t think you have to be a cancer patient to buy this.

Jan 25, Dana King rated it it was ok. I can’t begin to tell all that this book meant to me during my cancer fight. We all should read the book’s recommendations for lifestyle changes apply to everyone, whether you’re battling cancer or not.

This even though it should have been clear even based on his own research that precisely such strategic vacillation has led serva-nschreiber millions of unnecessary cancer, diabetes and heart disease deaths. Pf my complete review on my blog at http: Now, to provide interested readers with a few links, I would point out that since the book was released ina lot of additional evidence has been found that meat, dairy and egg consumption are strong or even primary contributors to 13 out of the 16 causes of death.

The conversational tone and the positive outlook of the author made for a read that was informative without being weighed down by cold scientific data. Serrvan-schreiber book is so well written, and it has a great amount of research data included in an easy to read narrative style. Anticancer enables people living with cancer to adopt a proactive attitude to living, even thriving, with cancer and helps healthy people prevent it.

Add turmeric with black pepper when cooking delicious in salad dressings!

The main message is that cancer is a chronic disease influenced heavily by the environment and lifestyle. Although the book talks a lot of about scientific research that has been done to support his recommendations which are incredibly interesting, it is also a very compassionate book that is written from the heart.

Some of what he cautions against od cause cancer, some of what he advises might davjd protective–my point is in the end I felt no confidence he could help me sort out which. We had already started walking often and I resumed yoga. My favorite part is near the end when he discusses how he cames to terms with his own mortality.


Also, this book finally cleared up the mystery for me about whether eating meat is healthy or not. Colin Campbell, a doctrinaire vegetarian and author of The China Study –a controversial figure but Servan-Schrieber skips the controversy.

All the more because in the end Servan-Schreiber struck me as ultimately far too credulous–there seemed to be no cause of cancer ever put out there from cell phones to deodorants to Teflon pans he wouldn’t credit–ditto any purported alternate therapies down to that of shamans and Tibetan monks.

But I eventually began reading it and was inspired by it to make some changes in our lifestyle.

Anticancer, A New Way of Life by David Servan-Schreiber (2 star ratings)

So I worry books like these contribute to the servna-schreiber, the distrust of life-saving medicines. I was diagnosed with Stage Three Breast cancer in September of last year.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. His advice details how to develop a science-based anticancer diet and the small changes that can make a big difference ; how to reap the benefits of exercise, yoga, and meditation; which toxic, unsafe products to replace in your home; and how to stave off the effects of helplessness and unhealed wounds to regain balance.

In the preceding months I’ve undergone months of chemotherapy, a mastectomy, radiation treatments and will continue getting infusions of Herceptin until this October. Garlic, leeks, scallions, are at the top of the list for all types of cancer and brussel sprouts, cauliflower, cabbage, kale, broccoli, radishes, and onions round out the top of the list for breast cancer.

Dec 31, Pages Buy. It’s medical, it’s inspirational and it’s an incredibly important book that should jet to the top of many reading lists.