“A metabolic, deep nutrition, and nontoxic approach is the answer to cancer prevention and management. This book is our call to arms—we must focus on the 90-95 percent of cancers that are caused by the standard American diet and exposure to environmental toxins. We simply cannot keep shrugging our shoulders when we, or our loved ones, are diagnosed. If a new virus began to kill one of every four people in the United States, you can bet your pink ribbon a cure would be found, and fast. While Western medicine continues to drive along the dusty, dead-end road seeking the genetic and targeted answer to cancer, it is time for us to start taking control of our own health and health care choices. We’ll say it again: Cancer is a metabolic, environmental, and emotional disease. It’s not just a tumor; it signifies correctable imbalances that occur inside and outside our body. Now is the time for lifelong remission. It is time for some real hope and to disarm the most deadly disease of modern times. How? With the metabolic approach to cancer.”
~ Dr. Nasha Winters and Jess Higgins Kelley from The Metabolic Approach to Cancer
This is the third book specifically on cancer I got after my brother’s recent diagnosis.
Pilar Gerasimo recommended Anticancer. We started with that one then covered Tripping over the Truth by Travis Christofferson.
When I asked my friend (and coach) Ben Greenfield what books I should be reading he told me to read this one and to “follow it to the t.” So, of course, I immediately got it.
It’s astonishingly good. I echo Ben’s advice and say, THIS is the book to read if you or a loved one are dealing with cancer.
Dr. Nasha Winters was diagnosed with stage IV terminal ovarian cancer 25 years ago. She was told Western medicine couldn’t do anything for her so she committed herself to figuring it out—becoming a naturopathic doctor and acupuncturist and fellow of the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology in the process.
She’s thriving and has helped thousands of others thrive through cancer as well by focusing on, as per the title, a “metabolic approach to cancer” that integrates “deep nutrition, the ketogenic diet, and nontoxic bio-individualized therapies.”
Nasha wrote the book with Jess Higgins Kelley who is an oncological nutrition specialist. The book is encyclopedic in its wisdom yet still super-readable. It’s smart, grounded, and integrative. I was literally on the edge of my seat reading and underlining it—fired up with the insights and excited to implement them with my brother.
Get a copy of the book here.
It’s literally PACKED with Big Ideas. We’re barely going to scratch the surface of the surface but I’m excited to share a few of my favorite Ideas so let’s jump straight in!