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Anticancer: prévenir et lutter avec nos défenses naturelles

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The New York Times bestseller takes us on an empowering journey and changes the way we think about fighting cancer

David Servan-Schreiber's story of his journey from cancer patient to health combines memoir with a clear scientific explanation of what makes cancer cells thrive and what inhibits them. Anticancer is filled with easy to understand charts and diagrams and a six
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Hardcover, 274 pages
Published 2007 by Laffont
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Darth J
Apr 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
October 2015 Updated Review
So, I find myself picking this book up again for the same womp womp reasons that have precluded me from reading The Fault in Our Stars. (view spoiler) You know what's strange? This is actually one of my favorite books. I enjoyed it so much that I carry a copy on my phone in addition to having the
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Jeffrey Cohan
The shame about David Servan-Schreiber's book "Anticancer" is that if you don't have cancer, you're unlikely to read it.

It's a shame because the book's recommendations for lifestyle changes apply to everyone, whether you're battling cancer or not.

Besides, everyone has cancer cells and everyone is bombarded with carcinogenes, so it behooves us to do all we can to protect our health in the face of these internal and external threats.

Servan-Schreiber covers an enormous amount of ground in 220 pa
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John Harris
Feb 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I can't begin to tell all that this book meant to me during my cancer fight. I stumbled across it a few days after my diagnosis. I wasn't looking for a cancer book. Yet, it changed my life.

This book showed me that I can do things to stay healthy, despite doctors saying there's nothing I could do. I still had to do six rounds of chemotherapy and surgery but this book still gave me valuable information and I think helped me stay alive.

The book follows Dr. Servan-Schreiber's story of his own "accid
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Lisa (Harmonybites)
Color me dubious. The further I read into this book, the more skeptical I became--which is a shame, because Dr Servan-Schreiber with his unique perch as physician, research scientist and cancer patient would, I thought, be the perfect person to sift the solid science from wishful thinking and outright quackery but...

This book is rated as high as it is because nothing in his proposed program could do harm (the mindset being a different story) and I couldn't help being fascinated by parts and move
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Kelsey
Apr 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: EVERYONE
Shelves: favorites
READ THIS BOOK EVEN IF YOU DON'T HAVE CANCER! It absolutely changed my life. I refer to it as my "bible" and there are marks, bookmarks, tags, underlines, notes etc. all that I've added myself. Thankfully, my good friend gave me the most current edition with new research on CELL PHONE use. I don't have children myself, but I do have an 18 month niece who I adore in every way, shape and form, and I have told my brother and his wife to keep the cell phone AWAY from her. Until she's at least 12 yrs ...more
Stephany
Nov 01, 2009 rated it really liked it
Please: Save yourself four years scouring Medline and buy this book. Four years is approximately the amount of time it took for me to find about half of the scientific literature in this book. Later, if anyone says "But there's no scientific evidence that you can fight cancer naturally!" you'll be armed with a tome of evidence to the contrary.

The author is a straddler, and I admit I'm partial to straddlers. His expertise and experience have made him someone who comfortably straddles the worlds o
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Cindy
Aug 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An amazing book that is full of fascinating FACTS based on scientific studies on ways to boost your immunity and fight off cancer with foods, changes in your immediate environment, and by enhancing the health of your mind-body connection. There are many things you can do that will make a difference in your odds of getting cancer and surviving it. After the author's own bout with brain cancer, he went searching for non-pharmaceutical things he could do to make a difference for himself and his out ...more
Batu
Aug 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
One of the best books I have ever read fiction or non-fiction! It is not just about avoiding cancer or leading a healthy life but it is about living and dying. Although the book talks a lot of about scientific research that has been done to support his recommendations which are incredibly interesting, it is also a very compassionate book that is written from the heart. The author is an accomplished MD and Ph.D. who talks about his family, life and experiences living with brain cancer for 19 year ...more
Martha Love
Apr 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: health
AN IMPORTANT BOOK FOR PRACTITIONERS IN HEALTH AND PSYCHOLOGY! This book is so well written, and it has a great amount of research data included in an easy to read narrative style. I applaud Dr Servan for this very helpful book contribution in understanding the immune system and how it effects our health and well-being. I was particularly interested in his conclusion from medical studies that the ability to keep one's emotional state in balance and stress-free is also important to aid the immune ...more
Hamood Alsudais
Nov 03, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is one of the best book I've read.
I bought it from Vancouver airport (2010) and it was my travel mate for my long trip but the thing I wanna to mention here is a short story happened to me when one guy at the plane came to me and asked me "why you reading that book?? " He answered to him self "because I had a prostate cancer and I followed a lot of things written at this book !! I play sport more than young did and my progress is very great !!! " .

This conversation changed my plan whi
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Erin
Apr 15, 2009 rated it it was amazing
I love this book. I was already obsessed with learning about food, so I knew a lot of what was in here, but now that I'm fighting with my husband against his disease, I'm more than motivated to know what foods (and other issues) help and hurt the healing (and cancer-prevention) process. I've not eaten meat for almost two months, save for fish, and although I doubt I'll ever announce myself a vegetarian, I won't be surprised if I never eat meat again. This book is fantastic. Whether or not you ha ...more
Jeremy
Dec 12, 2009 rated it it was amazing
I try to be sparing with my FIVE STAR ratings, but this is certainly the most important book I read in 2009 and maybe in the past five years.
This book is for you if you've battled cancer, know someone who has, or it is a part of your family tree - in other words this book is for everyone.
DSS has an amazing story (brain cancer survivor), incredible background (neuropyschiatrist, MD, PHD), and very strong pen. This book does three things that are so vital in today's society of ever-increasing canc
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Angelea
Nov 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book was recommended to me by the breast cancer case manager I work with who was treated for an aggressive breast cancer herself six or seven years ago. She said she got a lot out of this book and that many of her patients have, too.

I liked that the author provides scientific evidence to support his recommendations, but with a healthy dose of pragmatism. I think he very fairly marries conventional medical treatment with how diet, nutrition, stress management, and exercise have the potentia
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Mynde Mayfield
Dec 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cancer
Wonderful, comprehensive with medical studies to back it up. Beginning with the biology of cancer itself, helping the layperson understand what's happening in our bodies when/how cancer is present and what we can do to prevent and/or compliment a western medical treatment protocol. I especially loved the section on the mind-body connection but wish he would have talked about Eastern medicine (herbs and acupuncture). The most valuable section of the book for me is on diet and this is one reason i ...more
Linda Vituma
Apr 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Racionāli un iedvesmojoši par līdzsvaru starp tradicionālu un alternatīvu aprūpi un dzīvesveidu. Sāku šo grāmatu lasīt ar aizdomīgumu un bažām. Pabeidzu - iedvesmota. Daudz atziņu un sajūtu manī raisīja šī grāmata. Un ir vārdi, kurus mēģinu aptvert vēl šodien. Piemēram: "..ka astoņpadsmit gadu es "dzīvoju veselīgu dzīvi ar vēzi"".
Jean
Mar 11, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Learned a lot about how to eat better. Here is the list I made based on advice from the book.

Green Tea – has to steep 10 min and be drunk within an hour
Agave nectar – (reduce white sugar, honey, brown sugar, maple syrup)
Olive oil – 1 tablespoon a day, don’t bring to smoke point (bad if used at high heat)
Spices - Turmeric – has to be mixed with a generous pinch of black pepper and olive oil (add agave nectar to remove slightly bitter taste). Rosemary, Thyme, Oregano, Basil, Mint, Parsley, Ginger,
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Ann
Mar 21, 2010 rated it really liked it
I'm sure I never would have been motivated to read this unless I'd had breast cancer this year, but that's probably true for many people who pick up a book with this title. The book was actually given to me by the lady who cleans my house. She is Brazilian and had heard of it, and when she gave it to me, early on in my chemo treatment, I put it aside, promising to myself that I would read it some day. Now I'm at the stage where I'm facing the "what next" in this illness, and I finally picked up ...more
Fran Pereira
Mar 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Muito interessante, relato de um médico que se vê acometido por um raríssimo tumor cerebral e, desenganado por seus colegas de profissão, que lhe dão uma expectativa de poucos meses de sobrevida, decide tomar frente de seu tratamento e promove uma mudança geral de hábitos em sua vida.
0spinboson
May 01, 2014 rated it it was ok
The nutritional advice in this book is a step in the right direction, but frustrating because a. the 'science' behind it consists mostly of epidemiological intuitions even though there is much more interesting science to be found, b. the author pulls his punches when it comes to dietary recommendations (inveighing against non-organic animal products but seeing organic as healthy, which they aren't), and c. (connected to a.) he seems to have missed pretty much all research into plant-based (vegan ...more
Dana King
Jan 25, 2015 rated it it was ok
Anticancer had a lot of good information in it, but was also full of pretension and bizarre & irrelevant stories about the author's ex-wives. I can't recommend it as a good reading experience. So here's a summary tailored for people interested in breast cancer.

The main message is that cancer is a chronic disease influenced heavily by the environment and lifestyle. Although mainstream western medicine is excellent at treating acute problems, it terrible at preventing and treating chronic prob
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Isaure
Mar 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Pour l'instant ce livre me laisse ébahie et je me demande comment j'ai pu passer à côté pendant tant d'années... Il serait presque "d'utilité publique" de le faire lire au plus grand nombre !
Michael Lepage
Aug 19, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone affected by cancer, past or present
Read my complete review on my blog at http://www.lifeemerging.com/blog/book... .

David Servan-Schreiber grew up in Paris. He became a doctor and scientist at the University of Pittsburgh. One day, his research subject failed to show up, so he volunteered to have a brain scan as part of the research study he was conducting with his colleagues. To his surprise,

he himself, discovered that he had brain cancer. And so begins a unique story - Schreiber's own journey through cancer as a young, budding d
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Aija Ekmane
Apr 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Grāmata pārsteigums? Nē.
Grāmata deva ko jaunu? Jā.
Pirmoreiz es patiešām iedziļinājos , kas tas "vēzis" vispār ir un kāpēc viņš tik slikti padodas ārstēšanai. Nu baigais nezvērs.

Katram par sevi jāparūpējas pašam un jāpalīdz saviem bērniem. Veselīgs ēdiens, sports un harmonija sevī ir mūsu pašu atbildība. Ir lietas ko es ņemšu vērā turpmāk veidojot ēdienkarti, piedomāt vairāk vai mēs ģimenē pietiekošā apjomā nodarbojamies ar sportu.

Nepīpēt un neļaut to darīt mūsu bērnu klātbūtnē! Ja fiziskas aktiv
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Happyreader
Beautifully written motivator to improve your lifestyle habits and your life overall. If nothing else, you’ll end up drinking more green tea. Better yet, you’ll also focus on relieving stress, exercising more, reducing environmental pollutants, reducing body fat, and eating more cruciferous veggies, mushrooms, garlic, whole plant foods, and omega 3s and less sugar, refined carbs, pesticides, and animal fats. While that sounds really dry and not so motivational, this book is incredibly moving. It ...more
Edie
Jun 10, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another cancer book that I would recommend to anyone who wants to live a healthier lifestyle. The author is a physician who found out he himself had brain cancer by accident while working on clinical trials. This chronicles his journey and how his own diagnosis changed the way he conducted his research, and eventually his life. It advocates a holistic approach but the nutrition stuff is actually backed up by hard science. It's not a self-help book, but he does touch on the subject of how such a ...more
Christine
Jul 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: health
This is a great book. The cover says all of us have cancer cells in our bodies (something my husband who does genetic sequencing informatics had also told me), but not all of us will develop cancer. The Action Pages near the end of the book offer concrete, practical advice for the lifestyle that can prevent 60% of cancers. Yes, eat more fruits and vegetables, but no they don't all have to be raw to keep their inflammation-fighting, immunity-boosting properties (eating foods raw preserves enzymes ...more
Bam
Feb 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
This book was selected by my book club and at first I was reluctant to read it. My mother had passed away from pancreatic cancer the previous month and I didn't even want to think about cancer, much less read about what she might have done to prevent it or lengthened her life. But I eventually began reading it and was inspired by it to make some changes in our lifestyle. This is not the first book I have read on this topic of changing diet, exercise and the existence of a mind-body connection bu ...more
Miguel
Dec 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Em 1992, no decurso de uma experiência realizada no seu laboratório de investigação, um psiquiatra francês, então com 31 anos, descobriu que tinha um tumor maligno no cérebro. David Servan-Schreiber aceitou combater a doença aliando o tratamento médico tradicional (cirurgia, radioterapia e quimioterapia) com uma filosofia e postura proactiva, que abrangia as terapias alternativas, e o que posteriormente veio a confirmar-se o essencial: um estilo alimentar
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Heidi (Yup. Still here.)
Even though I have read a lot of this information elsewhere it is always nice to find validation in alternative treatments from someone whose background originates the traditional side of medicine. I look forward to the day when traditional medicine embraces alternative ideas. With the two teams working together that would create the optimal healthcare experience IMO. This was easy to read and contained valid and useful information for everybody - not just cancer survivors (or as I like to be ca ...more
Burcu
Sep 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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David Servan-Schreiber (April 21, 1961 – July 24, 2011) was a French physician, neuroscientist and author. He was a clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He was also a lecturer in the Faculty of Medicine of Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1.
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