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The Metabolic Approach to Cancer: Integrating Deep Nutrition, the Ketogenic Diet, and Nontoxic Bio-Individualized Therapies Hardcover – May 24, 2017
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The Terrain Ten are the physiological and emotional human elements that require balance and optimization in order to halt and prevent the cancer process
“The Metabolic Approach to Cancer is a powerhouse of detailed information on how to prevent, manage, and treat cancer. How refreshing to see such a compilation of insight, structure, and sweeping scope, one that centers on the health of the entire individual. It is written in an intimate conversation style that comes from decades of deep personal experience, research, and genuine passion.”
—Travis Christofferson, author of Tripping over the Truth
The Terrain Ten
1. Genetic, epigenetic, and nutrigenomic modifications
2. Blood sugar balance
3. Toxic burden management
4. Repopulating and balancing the microbiome
5. Immune system maximization
6. Modulating inflammation and oxidative stress
7. Enhancing blood circulation while inhibiting angiogenesis and metastasis
8. Establishing hormone balance
9. Recalibrating stress levels and biorhythms
10. Enhancing mental and emotional well-being
“The Metabolic Approach to Cancer explains why medicine has failed to find a single cure for cancer. Read this important book to learn how cancer is an environmental, metabolic disease with many small causes that stack up and what you can do to prevent or even reverse it. Taking control of your environment and your food gives you control over cancer! You’ll never look at sugar the same way again.”―Dave Asprey, New York Times bestselling author of The Bulletproof Diet; creator, Bulletproof Coffee
“The Metabolic Approach to Cancer is a powerhouse of detailed information on how to prevent, manage, and treat cancer. How refreshing to see such a compilation of insight, structure, and sweeping scope, one that centers on the health of the entire individual, not just killing cancer cells alone. It is written in an intimate conversation style that comes from decades of deep personal experience, research, and genuine passion. It’s time to welcome a new gem to the universe of books on cancer.”―Travis Christofferson, author of Tripping over the Truth
“Dr. Nasha Winters and Jess Higgins Kelley have written an important book, The Metabolic Approach to Cancer, that can help cancer patients better manage their disease. Most cancers, regardless of cell or tissue origin, are now recognized as a single metabolic disease that feeds on fermentable fuels like the sugar glucose and the amino acid glutamine. Winters and Kelley provide cancer patients with logical, nontoxic, therapeutic strategies for starving cancer cells of their prime fuels while enhancing overall patient health. This book will be a valuable resource for all cancer patients and their oncologists.”―Thomas N. Seyfried, PhD, author of Cancer as a Metabolic Disease
“The Metabolic Approach to Cancer is the book I have been yearning for since my cancer diagnosis in 1989. I have been managing my cancer with nutrition and lifestyle, but my research has led to confusing and sometimes contradictory information. This book has everything I need to know in one place. I feel empowered with knowledge about what I can do and why it will make a difference. I want everyone touched by cancer to read this book.”―Jan Adrian, MSW, founder and director, Healing Journeys
“In The Metabolic Approach to Cancer, Dr. Nasha Winters and Jess Higgins Kelley take the adage ‘knowledge is power’ to a new level. The book is packed with science-backed, practical, and highly relevant information that could easily overwhelm the reader. But rest assured, in a very caring way the two authors make sure you learn how to set priorities, address the main areas of concern first, and make step-by-step improvements to your well-being. This book has the power to truly transform your health!”―Patricia Daly, author of The Ketogenic Kitchen
“The Metabolic Approach to Cancer is a terrific resource for anyone interested in treating cancer with natural therapies. This book is delightful and full of valuable information.”―Ann Fonfa, president, Annie Appleseed Project
“In The Metabolic Approach to Cancer, Dr. Nasha Winters and nutritionist Jess Higgins Kelley expose the inadequacies inherent in the entrenched model of conventional cancer care. Looking beyond the manifestations of a body out of balance, they open the reader’s eyes to the underlying epigenetic changes that contribute to the development and progression of this devastating disease. Also included here is a set of tools―including nutrition, lifestyle, and metabolic therapies―that address the root cause of the problem. This integrated approach offers an opportunity to bring body and mind back into balance."―Miriam Kalamian, author of Keto for Cancer
About the Author
Dr. Nasha Winters, ND, FABNO, L.Ac, Dipl.OM, is the founder, CEO, and visionary of Optimal Terrain Consulting. She has been working in the health care industry for 25 years and is a nationally board certified naturopathic doctor, licensed acupuncturist, practitioner of oriental medicine, and is a fellow of the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology. Initially motivated by a terminal cancer diagnosis 25 years ago, she now lectures all over the world and trains physicians in the application of mistletoe therapy, consults with researchers on projects involving immune modulation via mistletoe, hyperthermia, and the ketogenic diet. She lives in Durango, CO.
Jess Higgins Kelley, MNT, is a consultant, educator and writer. She is the founder and CEO of Remission Nutrition, a global oncology nutrition consulting enterprise that supports clients in the prevention and management of cancer. After teaching for almost ten years, Jess also created and founded the Oncology Nutrition Institute which trains professionals in the latest advances in complimentary oncology nutrition. With an undergraduate degree in journalism, Jess has written health and nutrition pieces for newspapers, magazines and is also the co-author of Bioregulatory Medicine: An Innovative Holistic Approach to Self-Healing.
- Publisher : Chelsea Green Publishing (May 24, 2017)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 408 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1603586865
- ISBN-13 : 978-1603586863
- Item Weight : 1.65 pounds
- Dimensions : 6 x 1.25 x 9 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #19,487 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I find it extraordinarily encouraging and miraculous when I learn of a complete healing or remission due to changes in diet, environment and lifestyle, of the dreaded cancers, which plague our modern life. Dr. Nasha’s life story, which I saw on a Youtube Interview with Mike Mutzel, was engaging and intriguing. After I forwarded this video to my best friend, her husband was diagnosed with prostate cancer. She bought the book and I felt compelled to also buy it so that we could discuss its contents. It is a good thing that I did buy this book because we have had some interesting conversations and I am much better able to guide and support.
This book contains an overview of the Ketogenic diet as it pertains to cancer and other inflammatory diseases. The book has lots of suggestions and insights into health and nutrition which can seem overwhelming and daunting to the novice and those who are just diagnosed with cancer. The authors take a loving approach though, and seem to understand the dilemma of the novice. A cancer diagnosis can be a shock, there are therefore, various emotional hurdles for the cancer patient to overcome as well as drastically changing diet, environment and lifestyle. Cancer, according to the authors, is not a one size fits all disease with a one size fits all cure all, however, they also emphasize that there are certain things that work and have worked well with cancer patients.
The concept of “terrains” presented was quite intriguing to me. When I read the description of the ten “terrians” and the things that I might be doing to disrupt them, I found, even myself, to be lacking. At this point, I thought, that those who are new to this will probably feel overwhelmed. But all is not lost, as the authors try to assure.
So what are some takeaways from this book?
SUGAR feeds cancer, it causes inflammation and other diseases.
Carbohydrates turn to sugar.
Legumes have lectins which can cause inflammation.
Grass-fed and grass finished meat is a must.
Dairy is not digestible BUT there are certain cows which actually produce digestible dairy with an A2 protein, they are: Jersey, Guernsey and Normande cows. (p. 284)
Gluten causes inflammation.
Organic produce only.
Switch to fruits that are low in sugar content.
Some things I question:
While the authors give a great summation of the Ketogenic diet, they don’t get into the various blood types, nor do they call upon the work and study of Dr. D’Adamo in his groundbreaking Eat Right For Your Type book. The authors do state vaguely, that everyone is different, but they don’t and can’t get into the specifics of each person. Interestingly, though, the authors have a hard time with vegetarians and vegans because of their staunch paradigms. I too, have seen many overweight vegans chowing down on legumes and carbs in satisfaction that they are not eating animal products. Even I was caught in the vegan mindset for many years until I opened up to the possibility that I might need to change.
The authors also state emphatically that they are not proponents of wheatgrass juice which I have used for many years. I agree, that gulping down wheatgrass juice is first of all difficult and often not efficacious, however, I have found that swishing in my mouth for a good 2-5 minutes and then swallowing helps digestion and overall health tremendously. So there is a technique to it because we are not cows with 4 stomachs to digest grass!
Which leads me to the next thought, the authors actually cite a book written by Drs. Brian and Anna Marie Clement called, “Killer Clothes” and yet they do not endorse their good work at the Hippocrates Health Center. There are many who have regained their health and their lives in Florida at this great resource and resort and simply not to state that they, too, are doing a good work is sad. Alas, I wonder though, if the Clements would endorse the Ketogenic diet because they are firmly rooted in the wheatgrass juice and raw foodist movement.
Both the Ketogenic/Paleo Diet and the Raw Foodists have important commonalities:
Organic fruits and veggies are best.
Detox environmental toxins including electromagnetic fields and pesticides.
Emotional and spiritual renewal and support.
So, while we’re there on the spiritual support idea, I’d like to just add that “spirituality” does not have to be devoid of Christianity. Jesus healed and is still healing due to the prayers of the faithful. I’m not sure why so many health advocates do not touch on the Lord Jesus and His miraculous love for us as well as His support during times of distress. Prayer works, Jesus laid His hands on the sick and healed, He raised the dead, He is the Great Healer and moreover, Lover of our souls. The Christian cancer patient who is going through this time can dig deep into his or her wellspring of faith. It is important not to push the “spiritual meditation” of Eastern religions on those of us who stand firmly and believe firmly in the Christian church. As a Catholic and one who has seen many miracles occur due to prayer, I’d say to any Christian who encounters this disease, to stand firm and hold on to faith in Jesus and ask for prayer.
In conclusion, I greatly appreciate the hard work and effort the authors put into this work and would definitely recommend a read through to anyone interested. If the ideas and suggestions resonate, use this book as a reference guide and continue to dig deeper. There are lots of books suggested in this book so there is much more to read on this very interesting topic. May the Lord richly bless the work of these authors as they continue to bring healing to the world and those under their watch.
To the Editor: This book, unfortunately has quite a few grammatical errors which it ought not to have since it’s a book published by a doctor (p 148 (This) , 150 (froot), p 175. ( a ….responses), p. 181 (what is still allows), p. 197 (their lost direction), p. 208 (were not get) p. 299 (some people’s heads many be). Please check and revise!