She read it years ago (she has her own copy). Although she has never had cancer of any kind it had a profound effect on her and she took on board what the author talked about and adopted a lot of what she recommended into her lifestyle.
The book is called Your Life In Your Hands – Understanding, Preventing And Overcoming Breast Cancer by Jane Plant (2000)
Jane Plant - Wikipedia
There's a bit about her on Wikipedia. Note this book was published 19 years ago.
Personally I think she was way ahead of her time with some of the conclusions she draws, and not just about cancer.
Conclusions that more people are only really becoming conscious of today (plastic pollution, effects of chemicals on health, sea pollution and fish etc).
As with everything in life, there are people who diss her book, and others like her no doubt, as 'quackery', especially on the mainstream cancer charity sites like Cancer Research UK etc.
I would like to bet none of the 'dissers' have actually read it. Interesting that I visited the wonderful Maggies cancer centre opposite the Freeman hospital in Newcastle yesterday and guess what?? They had several of Jane Plants books on their library shelves, so her ideas can't be that controversial
I found all the things she talked about made sense, and while I might not believe that diet alone can defeat cancer once you've got it - very difficult to shut the stable door once the horse has bolted! - eating in order to prevent an illness does make sense.
Her chapter on Dairy (and red meat) is fascinating - and also makes sense! If what she says is true then heaven help us if Brexit happens and we do a trade deal with the US. A lot of their mass produced food products absolutely stink, health-wise, particularly dairy and meat. If we think we have an obesity crisis in the UK now, just wait and see what might be happening further down the line!
Anyway, ideas on food and what we should/shouldn't eat vary enormously.
I've never been on any kind of 'diet' in my life, but one thing for certain - cancer really concentrates the mind!
So I've been following my own diet (with lots of common sense) for the last 3 weeks, loosely based on what Jane Plant (and a couple of others) recommends. Had no difficulty sticking to it whatsoever, never felt hungry, and feel a 100 times better and fitter. Shame the chemo will be destroying all the good work, but I intend to stick with the right food stuffs ongoing regardless.
She even has a suggestion for what she ate during chemo that stopped her from losing her hair.
Got to be worth a try? Nothing to lose, even if it doesn't work - at least it won't give me any of the nasty side effects chemo probably will!
It will be my own wee 'mini trial'
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Try and have your fruit and veg and whatever protein you fancy.
For me healthy food seems to be just jumping up in price, all the rubbish is much cheaper, you can only have so many tins of beans before the neighbors start complaining !
I guess its the same with sprouts !
Just been reading about Jane Plant...again. I came across her thoughts when David was diagnosed, and also Otto Warburgs theory about reducing sugar in our diet. A healthy diet can only help, but alongside conventional treatment. Glad your going belt and braces Marie, it's got to be the best way to stop it, I must say though, I think once you've had, there is always the potential for it to return. I think the problem is that while there is loads of research into "cures" there doesn't seem to be much about the causes, I think your right about plastics and toxins being major factors, but how can you avoid it? It's in the air we breathe and most food packaging.
Btw, good luck when you start your treatment,
We'll look back in a few years time and be amazed at how barbaric current conventional treatments were
Ah, well. Beggars can't be choosers. Just hope and pray I withstand the onslaught and don't suffer too many side effects - particularly the nasty long term ones. Scary scary s-s-s-scary.
I'm such a wimp when it comes right down to it
Like I said a while back - I'm gonna be worse than a man with man flu!
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