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Beating Cancer with Nutrition (1998)

by Patrick Quillin

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Ever wonder what goes on at Cancer Centers of America? This book may give you some clues, as the author was associated with those cancer hospitals.

His program in three steps:

1- Debulk tumors with “traditional” treatments: surgery, radiation, chemo, hyperthermia.
2- Regulate remaining cancer cells with enzymes.
3- Feed the immune system. Build resistance with nutrition.

What is meant by nutrition? “Anti-cancer” foods, especially vegetables and proteins, plus megasupplements. Vitamins, minerals, herbs, glandulars, fatty acids, probiotics, food extracts.

“Traditional treatments” disable or damage the immune system. Can nutrition repair that damage? This is a holistic program, but includes some very toxic procedures.

A good discussion but too much science and not enough nature, in my opinion. Too many dubious “super” nutrients to balance against one another. Too much complex biochemistry to manage. Healing does not need to be this complicated. Are concentrated supplements effective in pill form? Are they safe in megadoses?

The recipes in this book include ingredients that should be off-limits to cancer patients: salt, sugar, garlic, meats, cheese and dairy, wine, bacon and eggs. Even “liquid smoke,” whatever that is. This book states repeatedly that sugar feeds cancer. Then why do its recipes call for brown sugar? It says on page 115 that brown sugar is “virtually identical to white sugar.” The author calls salt an “essential nutrient.” It is neither necessary nor a nutrient. He calls garlic a “superfood.” It is a toxic irritant.

The author accepts homeopathy as a valid healing modality, which it is not.

Some of these “super” nutrients are said to “boost” the immune system, but how do they do that? Is it their own toxicity that provokes a response? If you ingest poison you will get an immune response. Some of the “immune-stimulating ingredients” in this book are toxic.

This book is right to assert the importance of nutrition in cancer, but I am reminded of Herbert M. Shelton’s sage advice: “There are no superfoods.” ( )
  pjsullivan | May 21, 2016 |
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Beating Cancer with Nutrition. Sugar feeds Cancer: diet and supplements can starve tumors· Nutrition makes chemo and radiation more toxic to the tumor while protecting the patient. Nutrition changes underlying causes of cancer, improving outcome for cancer patients regardless of other therapies. Why Beating Cancer with Nutrition is unique: The book was developed after working with over 500 cancer patients and organizing 3 international symposiums on the subject. The information contained in BCN is both scientifically backed with references and clinically proven in the hospital with patients. This information helps cancer patients to improve quality and quantity of life. BCN had been translated into Japanese and Chinese and is being translated into Korean. BCN had become a home study continuing education course for registered nurses. BCN 2001 version will contain a 72-minute audio CD version in response to the requests from tired cancer patients who said they needed and audio version of the book to get started. BCN had sold 110,000 copies in 7 years in print, which is impressive for small publishers. Why Patrick Quillin is Unique: For the past 10 years, Dr. Patrick Quillin has served as the Director of Nutrition for Cancer Treatment Centers of America. He is an internationally respected expert in the area of nutrition and cancer. He has earned his bachelor's, Master's and doctorate degrees in nutrition and is a registered and licensed dietitian ( RD & LD) and Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) with the American College of Nutrition.

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Clinically proven and easy-to-follow strategies to dramatically improve your quality and quantity of life and increase chances for a complete remission.

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