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The Definitive Guide to Cancer: An Integrative Approach to Prevention, Treatment, and Healingby Lise Alschuler
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A comprehensive cancer guide offering an integrative approach that embraces both alternative and conventional therapies for prevention, treatment, and healing for the millions of cancer patients in the United States, their families, and their caregivers.
The first layperson’s guide to using vitamins, minerals, and herbs to support traditional cancer therapy, the Definitive Guide to Cancer helps patients and their caregivers understand the causes, symptoms, and diagnosis of cancer and how to offset the side effects of conventional medicine. With clear and empowering advice, the authors provide conventional cancer treatment plans and in-depth recommendations in regard to diet, lifestyle, and nutritional supplements for 21 specific cancers. The inclusive approach of this authoritative reference addresses both conventional and alternative therapies; updates throughout include revised cancer findings and statistics, expert interviews, and real-life stories from practitioners, patients, and caregivers. In addition to offering a wealth of scientific data, this guide also counsels patients to achieve deep healing through a mind-bodyspirit approach.
Information is power--and when you or a loved one is faced with a cancer diagnosis, the need for accurate and trusted medical information becomes urgent. The Definitive Guide to Cancer, now in its third edition, encourages you to take an integrative approach that embraces both alternative and conventional therapies across the spectrum of cancer prevention, treatment, and healing. Naturopathic physician Lise N. Alschuler and medical journalist Karolyn A. Gazella present an overview of what cancer is, its causes and preventative strategies, an in-depth approach to integrative treatment options, descriptions of key body functions, and discussions of more than twenty specific cancers. This comprehensive guide delivers informed hope along with effective tools for reclaiming your vitality in the midst of cancer treatment, healing, and recovery.
About the Author
LISE ALSCHULER, ND, is the director of naturopathic medicine at Midwestern Regional Medical Center/Cancer Treatment Centers of America, an accredited regional hospital specializing in comprehensive integrative cancer care.
KAROLYN A. GAZELLA is a research journalist and health writer, the founding publisher of the journal Integrative Medicine, and executive director of a nonprofit alternative healing program. She is the publisher and managing editor of the Natural Medicine Journal, an online journal for healthcare professionals, in association with the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians.
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“Updated, expanded, and authored by two renowned authorities who both also happen to be cancer survivors themselves, this book is an invaluable resource to cancer patients, their families, and their conventional care providers. This evidence-based encyclopedic text, infused with experience and humanity, truly lives up to the promise of its name.”
--Donald I. Abrams, MD, from the foreword
“For the first time, all of the necessary information to support cancer patients through difficult treatment decisions as well as help them address the underlying causes of disease can be found in one clear and sensible guide. It’s about time!”
--Mark Hyman, MD, author of UltraMetabolism: The Simple Plan forAutomatic Weight Loss
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