It is not an exaggeration to call the rise in the incidence of cancer an epidemic, and modern diet and lifestyle seem like two of the more obvious possible culprits. Author Michio Kushi, founder of Macrobiotics in America, reviews what 25 years of scientific research into the links between diet and cancer has taught us, and then proposes some fairly simple, if stringent, dietary goals. Michio suggests general guidelines, rather than specific diets, allowing the reader to understand the principles of macrobiotics, and create a personalized nutritional program. The Macrobiotic Approach to Cancer
includes dozens of anecdotal accounts of cancer survivors who benefited from macrobiotics, an inspiration to those of us who have trouble contemplating a life free of sugar and spice and what seems like everything nice. This is not a cookbook; Michio wisely advises that you take a class in macrobiotic cooking if you decide to adopt a macrobiotic diet. -- From The WomanSource Catalog & Review: Tools for Connecting the Community for Women; review by Patricia Pettijohn
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In many ways, cancer is a symbol of the destructive trends that confront us all in the final decade of the twentieth century. The crisis in personal and global health, in which cancer plays a major role, is rapidly approaching a critical stage, and may soon threaten the continuation of society. In order to reverse this destructive trend and avert future catastrophe, we need to change our way of thinking and look beyond partial or symptomatic answers....Central to this new understanding is a respect for the importance of diet.
Medical studies and case reports indicate that sea vegetables can be effective in eliminating tumors....A 1986 screening of sea vegetables for antitumor activity found that nine out of the eleven varieties studied inhibited tumors in animals.