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Five to Thrive: Your Cutting-Edge Cancer Prevention Plan Paperback – October 1, 2011

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<DIV><DIV>"This is a remarkable survey of holistic cancer treatment. If I had cancer, I would read this book."  — Mehmet C. Oz, MD on The Definitive Guide to Cancer</DIV></DIV> --Mehmet C. Oz, MD

<DIV><DIV>""This stellar book is for all cancer survivors who have asked 'What now? What else can I do?' Five to thrive provides authoritative, natural approaches for thriving after cancer. I strongly recommend this book for all cancer survivors and the people who care for them." " Gregory A. Plotnikoff, MD, FACP, Integrative Medicine Physician Penny George Institute for Health and Healing --Gregory A. Plotnikoff, MD

About the Author

<DIV><P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 12pt" class=MsoNormal>Lise Alschuler, ND, FABNO, is a board-certified naturopathic oncologist and the vice president of quality and education at Emerson Ecologics, a distributor of natural products to healthcare professionals. She practices naturopathic oncology with Naturopathic Specialists, LLC, and is the author of Mushrooms: Ancient Healing Wisdom. She lives in Lenox, Massachusetts. Karolyn A. Gazella is the publisher of the Natural Medicine Journal and the creator of the Healthy Living Guide series. She is the author of Osteoporosis: Strengthen Bones Naturally, Plant Oils, and Probiotics and the coauthor of Boost Your Health with Bacteria. She lives in Boulder, Colorado. They are the coauthors of The Definitive Guide to Cancer and cofounders of the multimedia educational initiative Five to Thrive.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Active Interest Media, Inc.; 1 edition (October 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1935297406
  • ISBN-13: 978-1935297406
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #462,399 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

As a naturopathic physician with board certification in naturopathic oncology and a cancer survivor myself, I know the power of natural therapies to bring health and healing to people diagnosed with cancer. Natural therapies are powerful weapons in the fight against cancer. The safe and effective integration of natural therapies with conventional cancer treatments to improve outcomes as well as the use of natural therapies to reduce cancer risk brings health, healing and vitality to people diagnosed with cancer.

Lise Alschuler is a naturopathic doctor with board certification in naturopathic oncology and has been a practicing since 1994. She graduated from Brown University with an undergraduate degree in Medical Anthropology and received a doctoral degree in naturopathic medicine from Bastyr University. Dr. Alschuler is past-President of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and a founding board member of the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians. She currently serves as a Director on the Naturopathic Post-Graduation Association. Dr. Alschuler works as an independent consultant in the area of practitioner and consumer health education. She also oversees the Quality Program for Emerson Ecologics, one of the largest nutritional supplement distributors in the U.S. Previously, she was the department head of naturopathic medicine at Midwestern Regional Medical Center - Cancer Treatment Centers of America. She was also the clinic medical director and botanical medicine chair at Bastyr, as well she was on the faculty of Southwest College.

Dr. Alschuler is the co-author of The Definitive Guide to Cancer: An Integrative Approach to Prevention, Treatment and Healing, and Five To Thrive: Your Cutting-Edge Cancer Prevention Plan. She co-created www.FiveToThrivePlan.com, and co-hosts a radio show, Five To Thrive Live! on www.w4CS.com about living healthier lives in the face of cancer. She currently practices with Naturopathic Specialists in Arizona, and calls Tucson AZ and Chicago, IL home. Learn more at www.drlise.net.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer Grant on October 12, 2011
Format: Paperback
The thought of cancer provokes fear whether one is predisposed genetically, has experienced the disease's devastating effects in their own or loved one's lives or harbors dread. Relief is found by seeking out knowledge, resources, discovering what is within one's control to change, and how to espouse purpose and meaning in life. All of these are addressed in Five to Thrive, a book written by two highly reknowned professional cancer specialist women who have walked their talk during their own cancer journeys.
In 2009 I came to know co-author Lise Alschuler when my mom became a patient of hers. I learned a tremendous amount from Dr. Alschuler and am fortunate to have tried and tested the guidance found in Five to Thrive for myself even before the book was written. That advice currently protects me against the hereditary odds of getting cancer, manage ongoing stress, and enables me to live a more joyful and healthy life. I am also comforted that my mom was able to experience an extra year of quality living after beginning naturopathic treatment while I simultaneously became a better support person and caregiver. Now.the same principles, resources and lifestyle counsel that were so beneficial to us are readily available to others on the pages of Five to Thrive.
Five to Thrive embraces the mind/body/spirit dimensions of personhood. Through learning what, and how, foods, vitamins, and supplements can enhance the body's own immune system, one empowers their internal cellular army to be equipped, able, and ready for action should the mutant celled enemy we know as cancer proliferate. Discussion of the five pathways that cancer exploits and how to guard them are addressed utilizing a reader friendly format accompanied by graphs and insights from the author's own cancer histories.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Gaylynne Mann on December 10, 2011
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As a cancer patient I loved this book. Have had so many books recommended to me to read that left we wondering what I could do to promote my own health. This one was really impowering. I think it's a must read for anyone who wants to be in charge of their health, their own internal environment. As a patient you can have some control of your future.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Jacob Schor on September 20, 2011
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I just ordered two dozen of these books today with the intention of handing them out to patients with the simple instruction, "Must read!"

Put simply the book covers every topic I want to talk to my patients about but that I don't have time to. Besides, the authors do a far better job explaining things than I probably would end up doing. Easy reading yet manages to cover some complex topics. I don't know of a better book for every cancer patient to have in their possession. It's a "must read" book for anyone with cancer.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Clair M. Pearson on September 27, 2011
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I love this book. I feel empowered with an arsenal of cancer-preventing actions that I can own and act on. The authors of this book have put some of the ownership for cancer prevention back in the hands of the reader, and I can't help but think that this sense of empowerment in itself is beneficial to one's health. I think the world needs more guides like this. Broken down into easy, achievable sections, and filled with a sense of power, this book is one that I will continue to refer to and reread for years. This isn't a daunting reference guide. Its 'real'.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By CancerFamily on September 24, 2011
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This book is a life saver - no pun intended! When you have a number of people with cancer in your family, you want to know what you can do to keep yourself healthy, and what your loved ones can do to prevent a recurrence. Grounded in real science and research, the book tells you what you need to know. And most importantly, as you read it, you feel empowered to make good choices, not overwhelmed by all the things you "should"' be doing. Thanks for this book!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Goodman on February 8, 2013
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Being a man with lymphoma there wasn't anything specific for me. Some interesting science. The spiritual bit just seemed like opinion not useful. The five thing seemed contrived. the elements were not weighted. All in all an interesting book but not a guide book for cancer recovery. My doctor loved it and recommends it to all his patients.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kindle Customer on September 20, 2011
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I haven't had cancer, but my family history makes me concerned about getting it. This book is great for anyone who wants to prevent cancer or a recurrence. I learned tips that I immediately started using in my daily life. Beautifully written and very practical!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By E. Steiner on July 9, 2012
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My doctor works with one of the authors. I read the earlier book several years ago. Five to Thrive is very inspirational. I, also, have had cancer and am looking toward a healthy and more normal life.
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