| October 14, 2008 8:04 AM

Anticancer: A New Way of LifeIn a recent Costco Connection article there was review of the book Anticancer: A New Way of Life.  I found it quite interesting so I googled around and found this interview of the author, How to protect yourself from cancer – 9/12/08 – San Francisco News –  In the video interview the author, Dr. David Servan-Schreiber, talks about the risk of brain cancer due to cell phones and he explains medically why we should be concerned.

Overall I am impressed by Dr. David Servan-Schreiber because of his scientific approach.  The book is appealing because of its underlying philosophy.

The trick is to keep the [cancer] cells from developing … by turning on the body’s cancer-fighting capacities…

Avoid the following common household products:

  • Perchloroethylene/Tetrachloro-ethylene, found in dry cleaning-air garments out for several hours before wearing
  • Cleaning products such as liquid detergents, disinfectants, and toilet bowl sanitizers that contain alkylphenols (nonoxynol, octoxynol, nonylphenol, actylphenol)
  • Deodorants and antiperspirants containing aluminum
  • Cosmetics, shampoo, lotions, gels, hair color, nail polish, perfumes, and sunscreen containing estrogens or placental products, or those with parabens or phthalates
  • Chemical household pesticides and insecticides
  • Heating foods or liquids in plastic containers made with PVCs, polystyrene, or Styrofoam
  • Preparing food in scratched Teflon® pans

Improve your diet:

  • Eat grass-fed organic animal products: meat, milk, cheese, yogurt, eggs
  • Reduce your intake of sugar, white flour, products containing omega-6s (sunflower oil, soybean oil, safflower oil, margarines, hydrogenated fats, non-organic animal fats)
  • Increase your omega-3 intake (fish, and grass or linseed-fed animal products)
  • Increase your intake of anticancer products (turmeric, green tea, soy, fruits, vegetables)
  • Filter tap water: use a carbon filter or an inverse osmosis filter, or drink mineral water or spring water

Add activity to your day:

  • Practice 20 to 30 minutes of physical activity per day
  • Expose yourself to sunlight for 20 minutes each day
  • Practice a method of relaxation and self-centering (yoga, cardiac coherence, meditation, qigong, tai chi)

One Response to “Anticancer”

John March wrote a comment on October 14, 2008

Thanks Frank for the summary! I’m glad to see Diet Coke wasn’t on the list of things to avoid. 🙂

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