I’ve heard from many people that hearing about other’s cancer journeys can be really powerful.
And one of the most powerful stories I’ve read comes from David Servan-Schreiber.
David was a straight-down-the line doctor, doing his internship in psychiatry while completing his PhD in neuroscience, when he accidentally discovered that he had brain cancer.
His highly-acclaimed book “Anti-Cancer: A New Way of Life” details how he went down the path of conventional medical treatment, believing fully in the power of the health-care system he was part of:
He describes his struggles in switching from the role of “doctor” to “patient” and developed a new appreciation for the difficult experiences that many cancer patients have to go through.
He also talks about the frustration he felt after asking his doctor what lifestyle changes he could make to prevent a relapse, only to be told “it doesn’t really matter what you do”.
And then he shares his horror when his cancer returned, and his determination to find better answers for himself.
Thankfully he found some incredibly helpful answers, and graciously shares them with us in his book.
David is still a strong believer in the conventional medical approach, but says that we need to complement it with four things:
1. Minimising environmental toxins
2. Improving our diet
3. Stimulating and supporting our immune system, especially through exercise
4. Finding emotional peace
I’m seeing some common themes coming out of the answers that people find, are you?
What I found really powerful about David’s story was the inside view on his journey from doctor, to patient, to an active participant in his healing.
I love his faith in the healing properties of food, and the wealth of science-based information in his book about the things that you can do to prevent and heal cancer.
I also love the fact that despite being such a relatively conventionally-minded scientist, David has also embraced the importance of mindset and emotions in healing cancer.
This is a great book for anyone who needs a very rational, logical approach to the healing of cancer, along with an inspiring story of hope.
I highly recommend that you check it out:
And if you have any questions about David’s book, please comment below.
Have an awesome day.
Nikki H Stokes, The Truth Fairy
BSc (Hons) [Genetics], GradCertComp, ProfCertAstrology, ReikiPracIII, SixSensoryI, MatrixEnergeticsII