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February 26, 2011

Afraid of Cancer?

by Val Reynolds

anti cancer – a new way of life

At the time of this updated edition of his book Dr David Servan-Schreiber has lived cancer free for ten years. In this book he tells what he has learned, both scientifically and personally.Anti Cancer book

Dr Servan-Schreiber was diagnosed with cancer of the brain when he was working as a medical resident in Pittsburgh.

Anticancer turns fear on its head – it is simply all the best, most thorough and quite amazing research on how you can build your body’s natural defences, whether you have cancer or not.

It is a myth that cancer is primarily linked to our genetic make-up – our lifestyle is the major determining factor and there is so much we can do to help boost our body’s natural capacity for protection.

We can:

Guard ourselves from the imbalances of our environment – adjust our diet, cutting back on cancer promotoers and including the greatest number of foods that help prevent, and actively fight, tumours

Create a relationship with our bodies that stimulates the immune system – understand and heal the psychological wounds that feed cancer

This truly groundbreaking, positive book has swept the world by storm, taking its place at the top of the bestseller charts.

Dr Servan-Schreiber makes the most compelling and inspiring case for playing a part in your own health.

I found this a most compelling read. It has the ring of authenticity and written in non-medical terms

When we heard a dear friend had been diagnosed with multiple melanoma we were devastated and felt helpless. Finding this book has made a huge difference to our understanding of cancer from the point of view of the sufferer and gave us more confidence to keep in touch with him.  I have given my copy to him and I’m confident it is the most positive gift I can give. I’m sending a copy to another friend who is in remission and again I’m sure she will find it of huge interest and a source of hope and inspiration.

I would urge anyone touched by cancer to buy this book and pass it on, or better still send a copy as a gift to those about whose health they are concerned.

Anticancer is published by Penguin in both hard and soft back, ISBN978-0-718-15684-8

It is also available on Amazon Anticancer: A New Way of Life


Penguin has provided In Balance with FIVE copies of Dr Servan-Schreiber’s book, anti cancer to giveaway to In Balance readers. To enter the draw send an email to with Anti Cancer in the subject box and your full contact details in the text box to reach us by 30 March 2011. One entry per household.

Val Reynolds Brown Editor

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