Healthful Reads

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer or if you just want to do what you can now to reduce your risk of cancer, you may find my list of resources helpful. I wish I had this list when I was first diagnosed. It would have helped me find my way in this healing journey a little sooner. And I will keep adding onto this list as I discover more helpful reads. Keep in mind, there is no one book or document that has all you need to guide you on your journey and my chosen path may be different from yours, but these books and articles are what helped me. I have included healthy living books that I think would be a great addition to anyone's list of books to read. Always follow what you think works best for you. Please feel free to add comments, suggestions or questions below. I will try to respond whenever possible. 


1. Dispenza, Joe. You Are the Placebo.

2. Turner, Kelly. Radical Remissions.

3. Block, Keith I.. Life Over Cancer.

4. Deacon, Gillian. There's Lead in Your Lipstick

5. Quillin, Patrick. Beating Cancer With Nutrition.

6. Segersten, Alissa and Malterre, Tom.  The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook

7. Servan-Schreiber, David. Anti-Cancer: A New Way of Life.



This is the blog associated with the Life Over Cancer book. This continues from the book with 
comments on up-to-date cancer research articles, etc.


This is the Canadian Cancer Society website. The most useful tool on this site, in my opinion, is their latest cancer statistics report. You can learn everything about the statistics of cancer in Canada here: incidences, mortality, survival, prevalence.  Eye opening stuff!


This is a series of videos on anything nutrition based on scientific articles, written by Dr. Michael Greger, MD. 


This is the Environmental Working Group's website.  They ranked 48 fruits and vegetables based on pesticide residue. I use the Clean Fifteen and Dirty Dozen to know which is safe to buy non-organic or too toxic to not buy organic.  There are also articles on seafood, household cleaners, cosmetics, etc. 


Pubmed is a database of published biomedical literature.  You will need to have a fair understanding of health sciences to better appreciate the research. This is where I go to cross-check health-related information, eg. advice from healthcare practitioners, drug interactions, etc. You have access to abstracts but will need special access to read the entire article (mostly not needed).  Keep in mind, I think evidence-based medicine can be overrated so take the information with a grain of salt and always question what you read. 

More to come later...