• Has anyone read "Beating Cancer With Nutrition" by Patrick Quillin? If so, what are your thoughts? I just began reading.

    Asked by maddie1 on Thursday, February 9, 2012

    Has anyone read "Beating Cancer With Nutrition" by Patrick Quillin? If so, what are your thoughts? I just began reading.

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    • nancyjac's Avatar

      Good nutrition is a wonderful thing. It contributes to a healthy body and helps manage some of the side effects of of cancer treatments. But does it cure cancer? Ah, no.

      over 5 years ago
    • RebeccaLynn25's Avatar

      I've read "Anti-Cancer" and "Mastering Your Metabolism" in which both books talk about eating better foods and what to stay away from. In Anti-Cancer, it talks about certain foods that cause the cancer cells to commit suicide. The other books tells you what chemicals are in what foods and what these chemicals cause in the body. For instance, most of the food we eat, isn't food. It's chemicals added to corn or some other base, to make it taste a certain way. Both books talk about the antibiotics and the hormones given to cows that cause cancer or other health problems. I was diagnosed 2 weeks before my 30th birthday and the first thought that popped in my head was 'what am I putting in my body?' I didn't want to know about my cancer and all the bad things. I wanted to know what caused it so I could stay away from those things and I could tell other people what to stay away from. I always said when I got rich and famous lol, I would push for more regulation on the foods companies are allowed to produce with these harmful ingredients. Like nancyjac I don't necessarily believe nutrition is a cure for cancer, but I will change what I put in and on my body, if it means I won't have to fight cancer again.

      over 5 years ago
    • maddie1's Avatar

      Thank you both for responding - I too am trying to figure out "why?"
      So I thought gathering as much info as possible would be a great idea in order for me to at least make an effort to try to stop this from ever happening again. I have started to change the way I eat and am hoping this will aid in me not getting sick again. I really appreciate your views on this as I know nutrition will not cure me of cancer.

      over 5 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      Common sense will tell you a good diet, excercise and overall being as healthy as possible will help, but these people who are selling books, herbs and snake oils to those who are scared of their cancer, or afraid they will get it, should be shot. If what they are selling would cure cancer, or keep others from getting it, thats what they would give you when you go to a Dr.

      But, as I said, everyone needs to eat better, exercise more and be in better health.

      over 5 years ago
    • searcher's Avatar

      I think nutrition can help in slowing some cancers by limiting fats and eating a more alkaline diet. What I am reading suggests a more vegetable diet with less animal protein to reduce inflammation and raise body ph. Supposedly avoiding sodas, sausage, etc. keeps the body less stressed and better able to fight disease. I haven't found any magic bullets yet. I am looking for any little edge I can get to prevent things getting worse so if eating more veggies might help, why not?

      over 5 years ago

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