A while back, I viewed the movie, Crazy Sexy Cancer, by Kriss Carr. I thought it was really interesting; she changed her lifestyle to survive cancer. (She also fell in love and married her cameraman. Cool!) (I think I should make a movie on a different subject; I will need a camera-women! LOL.)
A really memorable statement that she makes is, Food is your Medicine. I have been keeping this in mind as I try to improve my own diet. If I am willing to pay $5 for a desert, I certainly can pay a bit more for better quality and healthier foods.
Kriss Carr has also written books and has a website and blog.
Additionally, I really like the book, Anticancer, by David Servan-Schreiber, MD, PhD. 2nd Edition. The author, also a cancer survivor, has written about foods and habits that can help one to survive cancer or prevent it. www.anticancerways.com.
And I really like the book, Healthy at 100, by John Robbins. It looks at the diets and habits of the longest living peoples on Earth. (See also, The Blue Zones, by Dan Buettner and www.bluezones.com)
And, Healing Spices, “How to Use 50 Everyday and Exotic Spices To Boost Helath and Beat Disease” by Bharat B. Aggarwal, PhD with Debora Yost.
For information on healthy eating, see Dr. Weil’s Anti-inflammatory Food Pyramid:
The “You” books by Drs. Mehmet Oz and Michael Roizen. (see www.DoctorOz.com)
For information on relaxation and meditation and cancer prevention, see
Dr Weil: www.DrWeil.com
Center for Mindfulness at U Mass Medical Center, founded by Jon Kabat-Zinn, phD: www.umassmed.edu/cfm/index.aspx There are Mind Body Stress Reduction Programs across the country: www.umassmed.edu/cfm/mbsr.
Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain: How a New Science Reveals Our Extraordinary Potential to Transform Ourselves by Sharon Begley
Guided imagery CDs: www.HealthJourneys.com
Books by Dean Ornish, MD. Website: www.pmri.org.
The Book, The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook, by Martha Davis et al.
New Harbinger Publications publishes books on related subjects: www.newharbinger.com.
Book: The Kind Diet, by Alicia Silverstone.
Mindsight by Dan Siegel MD (See the pages on OCD) and www.drdansiegel.com/?page=books&sub=mindsight
Sounds True www.soundstrue.com/
Book: Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain: How a New Science Reveals Our Extraordinary Potential to Transform Ourselves by Sharon Begley
Simonton Cancer Center (Integrating mind-body approaches into cancer care. www.Simontoncenter.com
Also, books by O. Carl Simonton, MD.
www.HealthJourneys.com (Guided Imagery CDs/Downloads. They have specific ones for Cancer.
Exceptional Cancer Patients www.Ecap-online.org and Books/CDs by Bernie Siegel, MD (Some audio programs also on Itunes.)
Commonweal.org/index.html Commonweal Cancer Help Program
Books by Rachel Naomi Remen, MD, such as Kitchen Table Wisdom.
Annieappleseedproject.org Information on Cancer Care and Complimetary and Alternative Medicine.
Book: Anticancer: A New Way of Life by David Servan-Schreiber, MD.
Book: Beating Cancer with Nutrition by Patrick Quillin, phD./His Website.
Books by Lawrence LeShan, phD.
Small Miracles, Series of Books.
Book/DVDBlog: Crazy Sexy Cancer
Book: Out of the Box for Life by Warren Berland, phD.
Mind Body Medical Institute in Boston founded by Herbert Benson, MD. They have a Cancer Program www.mbmi.org
The Moss Reports by Ralph Moss, PhD. CancerDecisions.com
The Spectrum (Dean Ornish, MD) www.pmri.org/spectrum (The Spectrum Program) Spectrum Program Sites: www.pmri.org/lifestyle_program.html
Eat, Drink and be Healthy (Walter Willet, phD)
The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted and the Startling Implications for Diet Weight Loss, and Long-Term Health by T. Colin Campbell.
The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who’ve Lived the Longest by Dan Buettner
St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital stjude.org
Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center umassmed.edu/Content.aspx?id=41254 Also includes a list of practitioners/programs across the country. Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction.
University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center Resources: Oncolink
Sloan Kettering Integrative Medical Services, including Qigong, Alexander Technique, etc. www.mskcc.org/mskcc/html/1988.cfm They also have information on herbs, etc. and information on recent studies.
See also the other categories on this page, ex. “Healthy Eating.”
Some Forms of Qigong; there are many. Please check with your doctor, before trying.
Chilel Qigong www.chilel.com.
Spring Forest Qigong www.springforestqigong.com
Fragrant Qigong www.qi.org/fragrant.
Chow Qigong www.eastwestqi.com.
Academy for Guided Imagery Go
Book: Return to Wholeness: Embracing Body, Mind, and Spirit in the Face of Cancer by David Simon,MD
Alternative Medicine: Cancer the Definitive Guide by Burton Goldberg
Book on Cancer by James Gordon, MD
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