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“The health-care revolution continues . . . an accessible, science-based approach to wellness.” —Andrew Weil, MD
What if we could make basic, sustainable lifestyle changes that could prevent us from getting cancer?
What if those with cancer could improve their chances of living long, vibrant lives?
The evidence is now clear: at least 50 percent of cancer deaths can be prevented by making healthy lifestyle changes. But many—patients and doctors included—still don't realize the simple changes we can make to increase chances of survival, or aid in the healing process for those with a diagnosis. Introducing the concept of the "Mix of Six," Lorenzo Cohen and Alison Jefferies make an informed case that by focusing on six key areas of health and wellness, you can support treatment or reduce your risk for developing cancer altogether.
An accessible, prescriptive guide to wellness based on the latest scientific findings, Anticancer Living outlines a path to radically transform health, delay or prevent many cancers, support conventional treatments, and significantly improve quality of life.
“Anticancer Living will empower millions of people with information they can use to reduce their risk of getting cancer and improve their chances of surviving a cancer diagnosis. Highly recommended!” —Dean Ornish, MD, author of The Spectrum
About the Author
Lorenzo Cohen, PhD, is the Richard E. Haynes Distinguished Professor in Clinical Cancer Prevention and director of the Integrative Medicine Program at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. He is on the board of the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine and Health and is a founding member and past president of the Society for Integrative Oncology. Dr. Cohen has published more than 125 scientific articles in top medical journals and has edited two books on integrative medicine for cancer care.
Alison Jefferies, MEd, has worked extensively as an educator. She is a former president of the MD Anderson Cancer Center Faculty and Family Organization and works closely with Lorenzo Cohen to foster health and wellness in individuals and their communities.
Cohen and Jefferies live in Houston with their three children.
Praise for Anticancer Living
“The health care revolution continues with a great new book . . . a valuable resource that presents an accessible, science-based approach to wellness.”
—Andrew Weil, MD
“An invaluable guide for both professionals in the health field and the general public . . . written by authors with impeccable credentials.”
—Deepak Chopra, MD
“Anticancer Living will empower millions of people with information they can use to reduce their risk of getting cancer and improve their chances of surviving a cancer diagnosis. Highly recommended!”
—Dean Ornish, MD, author of The Spectrum
“Anticancer Living . . . blends expert insight, practical experience, deep compassion, and clear writing to produce a formula that can change lives—and save them. This is an important, empowering book.”
—David L. Katz, MD, author of Disease-Proof
“Anticancer Living is an excellent resource that outlines the types of health behaviors that can reduce cancer risk and also improve the quality of life of those undergoing cancer therapy.”
—David S. Rosenthal, MD, former president of the American Cancer Society
“It should be required reading—not only for laypeople, but for physicians too.”
—Neal D. Barnard, MD, author of Dr. Neal Barnard’s Program for Reversing Diabetes
“Adults and children, men and women can benefit by applying the sound advice and easy to follow guidelines presented by Cohen and Jefferies.”
—Margaret I. Cuomo, MD, author of A World Without Cancer
“Anticancer Living presents scientific evidence that changing the way we live can reduce deaths from cancer and other major diseases. It shows us how to go about altering our lifestyles in order to achieve this goal and feel better every day. This much needed book provides a prescription for better health, from experienced professionals who want passionately to help you improve your life.”
—John Mendelsohn, MD, former president of the MD Anderson Cancer Center
“Lorenzo Cohen and Alison Jefferies are picking up the mantle from the late David Servan-Schreiber, and not a moment too soon! This book promises to be an important guide to reducing the risk of recurrence of cancer and the risk of getting it in the first place.”
—Susan M. Love, MD, MBA, author of Dr. Susan Love’s Breast Book
“The cheapest, most effective form of health care is not getting sick in the first place. For cancer patients and anyone seeking to avoid a future cancer diagnosis, this book will be a bible providing a practical, achievable path toward an anticancer lifestyle.”
—Gary Hirshberg, chairman and cofounder of Stonyfield Farm
“I thoroughly believe in the Cohen/Jefferies approach to prevention and healing and I think this is an important book for all people to read.”
—Yogrishi Swami Ramdev
“My brother’s book, Anticancer, has already helped millions of patients around the world. Anticancer Living discusses the latest research, shares inspirational stories, and gives us practical advice. This is an indispensable book for all of us.”
“It is not hyperbole to state that there is a desperate need for this book. An astonishing number of Americans will be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetimes. Dollars spent on cancer research are devoted primarily to treatment and cure—or, to use an image from this book, “mopping up” once a cancer diagnosis has been made. Anticancer Living provides a concrete, evidence-based guide to ‘turning off the tap’—lowering inflammation in order to prevent cancer in the first place.”
—Meg Cadoux Hirshberg, founder of the Anticancer Lifestyle Foundation
“Anticancer Living provides an accessible, prescriptive guide to wellness based on the latest scientific findings and clinical trials, and it showcases the community of doctors, researchers, caregivers, and patients who have been inspired to create change.”
“A must read for those caring for cancer patients as well as patients themselves who will find it informative and inspirational.”
—Houston Medical Journal
“[Cohen and Jefferies] offer some fresh perspectives and evidence . . . These are basic, sustainable, synergistic lifestyle adjustments that can reframe how we deal with cancer at any stage, including prevention. . . . It may save your life.”
—Galveston County Daily News