Author Reveals What Feeds Cancer
At the age of 31 David Servan-Schreiber was a rising neuroscientist with his own laboratory and funding for brain imaging. During the course of testing new brain imaging equipment, he discovered a tumour the size of a walnut lodged in his own brain.
This pioneering book is the culmination of his experience in the field of cancer both as a doctor and as a patient - he has now kept cancer at bay for seven years. He tells his personal story and the cases he has encountered, alongside focusing on the disease and its mechanisms from a purely scientific and medical angle. He looks at the relationship between a body and its cancer, at the immune system, the new blood vessels necessary for cancer growth, and the roles played by nutrition, environmental toxins, emotions and physical activity in containing cancer.
- How exactly foods like green tea, mushrooms, berries, dark chocolate and red wine act to support the immune system and actively fight cancer cells (and that sugar literally feeds cancer)
- How stress isn't bad for us - it's our response to stress that is crucial. It is feelings of helplessness and lack of support that are extremely harmful
- How to develop a science-based Anticancer diet: small changes that make a big difference
- The effects of environmental toxins and the top household products to replace
The book comes with a pocket guide reproducing all the key information and an Anticancer shopping list to enable readers to easily check what foods to eat and what to avoid - detailing foods that specifically inhibit cell growth in certain cancers.
This truly groundbreaking, positive book swept France by storm and went straight to the top of the bestseller charts. In it, Dr David Servan-Schreiber makes the most compelling and inspiring case for playing a crucial part in your own health. 'Everyday at every meal we can choose food that will defend out bodies against the invasion of cancer.'
About Dr David Servan-Schreiber
David Servan-Schreiber, is a French-born psychiatrist and neuroscientist who is clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and confounded the Centre for Integrative Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre.
He co-directed for several years a US National Institutes of Health lab for the study of clinical cognitive neuroscience and functional neuroimaging and he has published more than 90 scientific monographs, and lectured at leading international academic centres, including Stanford, Columbia, Cornell and Cambridge.
One of the original seven members of the US board of Doctors Without Borders, he helped provide medical and psychiatric relief in Kurdistan, Guatemala, India (Tibetan refugees), Tajikistan and Kosovo, and continues to develop mental health interventions for victims of crises, while also training therapists in crisis areas.
The son of famous French journalist and politician Jean-Jacques Servan-Schreiber (former editor of L'Express, author of "The American Challenge"), Servan-Schreiber wrote The Instinct to Heal, which has sold 1.3 million copies world wide and has been translated into 28 languages.
Anticancer: A New Way of Life by David Servan-Schreiber
Published by Penguin Books on June 19th
David Servan-Schreiber will be in the UK June 17, 18, 19
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