“When it comes to cases of Radical Remission, we may not yet be able to understand why these people healed from cancer or why their techniques worked for them but do not always work for others. However, I firmly believe that if we put intense effort into studying these cases—instead of just ignoring them because we cannot explain them—then two possible outcomes will occur: at the very least, we will learn something about the body’s ability to heal itself, and at the very most, we will find a cure for cancer. Neither of these outcomes can occur, however, if we continue to ignore cases of Radical Remission. After all, where would we be if Alexander Fleming had ignored the mold in that one petri dish? As history has shown us studying anomalies is not an unproductive use of time. On the contrary, studying anomalies has historically led to tremendous breakthroughs—and that’s where real hope lies.”
~ Kelly A. Turner from Radical Remission
This is the seventh Note we’ve created on books specifically on cancer. (I’m sharing the sequence again so people can go through them in the order I studied them as the wisdom from each builds on the prior.)
We started with Anticancer then Tripping over the Truth then The Metabolic Approach to Cancer then Cancer As a Metabolic Disease then Keto for Cancer then Outside the Box Cancer Therapies. And, now this brilliant (and bestselling) book that I highly recommend. (Get it here.)
Kelly Turner is one of the world’s leading researchers and psychotherapists in the field of integrative oncology. She got her Ph.D. from UC Berkeley (one of the best graduate programs out there) studying the remarkable stories of people who were told they had a limited amount of time to live and then RADICALLY defied those odds.
In fact, she’s studied over 1,000 (!) case studies of what she calls “Radical Remission.” In the book, she shares the nine “key factors that can unlock your pathway to dramatic healing.”
One of my favorite parts of the introduction to the book is a story Kelly shares about a man who had a Radical Remission and she wondered, “How is this not front-page news?”
Imagine someone who’s told he’s going to be dead in x period of time who then goes on to live for 10x that time (and continues to live). Why aren’t we putting that guy (or gal!) on the front page of our newspapers and trying to figure out how that’s possible?!
Alas, that’s precisely what Kelly has dedicated her life to and what this book is all about.
(btw: Kelly also wrote the brilliant foreword to Nasha Winters’ The Metabolic Approach to Cancer. Nasha has led the nutrition component at Kelly’s Omega Institute retreats.)
The book is PACKED with Big Ideas and, even more importantly, SUPER (!!!) inspiring (goosebumps) stories of normal people like you and me who “have defied a serious or even terminal diagnosis with a complete reversal of the disease.”
I’m excited to share a few of my favorite Ideas so let’s jump straight in!