Synopses & Reviews
The most up-to-date and complete resource on the powerful benefits of micronutrients for cancer treatment and prevention
• Written by the nation’s leading expert on vitamins and cancer research
• Reveals how to maximize the benefits of your cancer treatment program while minimizing the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation
• Shows how to counteract the carcinogenic effects of dental X-rays, CT scans, mammograms, cell phones, and other unavoidable hazards of modern life
• Provides an easy-to-follow program of nutritional supplements to improve your odds of avoiding and beating cancer
Despite extensive research and the development of new treatments and drugs, the U.S. mortality rate from cancer has not changed during the past several decades. Yet there are promising nutritional ways of avoiding and even beating cancer. In this completely revised and expanded edition, leading anticancer researcher Kedar N. Prasad and doctor K. Che Prasad reveal the latest revolutionary discoveries in the use of antioxidants and micro-nutrients to prevent and treat cancer--and also help with heart disease, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s.
Providing a simple nutritional program to follow, the authors show how micro-nutrients, vitamins, and antioxidants can enhance the beneficial effects of conventional cancer treatments, decrease their toxic side effects, improve long-term prognosis, and reduce the risk of new cancer. Explaining how antioxidants regulate gene expression and cancer heredity, the authors detail how to counteract the risks of dental and medical X-rays, CT scans, mammograms, cell phones, frequent flying, and other unavoidable hazards of modern life; reduce the oxidative stress of free radicals in the blood; and decrease chronic inflammation. Reviewing recent studies, they deflate the controversies surrounding the use of antioxidants in cancer treatment, revealing everything from the reason why many vitamins in foods are destroyed during storage to the surprising role of selenium in cancer prevention.
About the Author
Kedar N. Prasad, Ph.D., is the chief scientific officer of the Premier Micronutrient Corporation, the former director of the Center for Vitamins and Cancer Research at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and the former president of the International Society of Nutrition and Cancer. He lives in the San Francisco Bay area.K. Che Prasad, M.S., M.D., is director of microbiology and codirector of cytology at Marin Medical Laboratories. He lives in the San Francisco Bay area.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Gabriel Kune, M.D.
Preface: Why Should You Read This Book?
1 Common Misconceptions about Cancer
2 The Real Facts about Cancer
3 Free Radicals, Inflammation, the Immune System, and Antioxidants
4 Mutagens and Carcinogens
5 Diagnostic Doses of Radiation and Cancer
6 Why Do Controversies Exist about Antioxidants in Cancer Prevention?
7 Proposed Micronutrients and Lifestyle Recommendations
8 Micronutrients in Combination with Radiation Therapy, Chemotherapy, and Experimental Therapies
9 Values of Recommended Daily Allowances (RDA)/ Dietary Reference Intakes (DRI)
Resources: Major Centers for Studies on Antioxidants and Cancer
About the Authors