Useful Resources

WEBSITES AND OTHER RESOURCES

Yes to Life 

Yes to Life empowers people with cancer to make informed decisions about their care options. For well over a decade, we have provided evidence-based information to those in need.

Yes To Life - The UK's integrative cancer care charity.

Yes to Life Directory


Fully searchable directory of Therapies and Providers relating to integrative approaches to cancer.
https://yestolife.org.uk/life-directory/

Yes to Life Health Programmes


Robin has interviewed many of the UK practitioners and so if you are looking to find out if someone is suitable to you and your needs – listening to a radio programme with the practitioners may well help narrow your search.
https://yestolife.org.uk/radio-shows/

WIGWAMYes to Life Cancer Support Group

Wigwam is a cancer support group with a difference. It is a community of people living with cancer coming together to explore and share information and experiences with the aim of empowering themselves to gain control over their lives. Wigwam is a place for people to meet locally or online. Wigwam is a place of safety and care, which is flexible and supportive, to meet others sharing similar issues and to learn about Integrative Medicine.

www.wigwam.org.uk

The Doctors Kitchen 

https://thedoctorskitchen.com/

 

Nutritank

https://nutritank.com/

 

Believe Big Institute of Health

www.bbinstituteofhealth.org

 

The Oncology Nutritionist Institute

www.oncologynutritioninstitute.com

 

Dr Nasha Winters  

www.drnasha.com

 

National Cancer Institute  

https://www.cancer.gov/  

 

Precision Nutrition

https://www.precisionnutrition.com/nutrition-science-is-so-confusing

 

Science Daily

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/11/181128115045.htm

 

National Library of Medicine

https://bit.ly/3mCI7Hu   

Insulin Resistance

https://insulinresistance.org/index.php/jir/article/download/8/9

 

Public Health Collaboration

https://phcuk.org/sugar/

 

The BMJ

https://www.bmj.com/

 

Penny Brohn

https://www.pennybrohn.org.uk/why-choose-us/what-we-do/

 

Blue Zones

https://www.bluezones.com

 

Dr Greger

https://drgreger.org/

 

Dean Ornish PHD

http://deanornish.com/  

BOOKS

The Cancer Revolution

The Cancer Revolution, packed full of resources and information on Integrative Medicine and written by Patricia Peat and 37 international experts contributors, has its own website. The Cancer Revolution represents the fruition of a long-held dream to pull together the best information on the broadest range of approaches to cancer; to introduce the public to a revolutionary way of looking at cancer: Integrative Medicine.

It is hoped that this book will act as a catalyst for individuals to empower themselves, to discover strategies to improve their prospects and quality of life and to become part of a revolution that promises to change the experience of cancer treatment completely.

Find out more: The Cancer Revolution | Lifelineshealth

‘Medical Collaboration for Nutritional Therapists’ - Lucille Leader

This book demonstrates the way forward within the healthcare system for graduates in clinical nutrition and nutritional therapy. It gives precise guidelines for the exchange of information.

Find out more:

MEDICAL COLLABORATION for Nutritional Therapists - ABOUT THE ... (denorpress.com)

How to Starve Cancer - Jane McLelland

This book will answer all the burning questions you face when you begin to explore integrative treatments. Which ‘off-label’ drugs and supplements should you take? Should you try the ketogenic diet? Should you fast? Is fat safe? How much and when should you exercise? Jane explains why each patient needs a personalised approach and, importantly, how to work this out.

Part Erin Brockovich, part Dallas Buyers Club, it is a compelling story of resilience and determination in the face of impossible odds. If you or a loved one has cancer, or indeed any metabolic illness (diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer’s), you absolutely must read this book. Even if you have been told that nothing more can be done, Jane will show you this is almost certainly not true.

Find out more: The Book – How to Starve Cancer

The Metabolic Approach to Cancer – Dr Nasha Winters & Jess Higgins Kelley

 

Since the beginning of the twentieth century, cancer rates have increased exponentially--now affecting almost 50 percent of the American population. Conventional treatment continues to rely on chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation to attack cancer cells. Yet research has repeatedly shown that 95 percent of cancer cases are directly linked to diet and lifestyle. The Metabolic Approach to Cancer is the book we have been waiting for--it offers an innovative, metabolic-focused nutrition protocol that actually works. Naturopathic, integrative oncologist and cancer survivor Dr. Nasha Winters and nutrition therapist Jess Higgins Kelley have identified the ten key elements of a person's -terrain- (think of it as a topographical map of our body) that are crucial to preventing and managing cancer. Each of the terrain ten elements--including epigenetics, the microbiome, the immune system, toxin exposures, and blood sugar balance--is illuminated as it relates to the cancer process, then given a heavily researched and tested, non-toxic and metabolic, focused nutrition prescription.

 

Find out more: The Metabolic Approach to Cancer: Integrating Deep Nutrition, the Ketogenic Diet and Non-Toxic Bio-Individualized Therapies: Amazon.co.uk: Nasha Winters, Jess Higgins Kelley: Books

Nutrition in Crisis - Dr Richard D Feinman

Almost every day it seems a new study is published that shows you are at risk for diabetes, cardiovascular disease, or death due to something you've just eaten for lunch. Many of us no longer know what to eat or who to believe. In Nutrition in Crisis distinguished biochemist Richard Feinman, PhD, cuts through the noise, explaining the intricacies of nutrition and human metabolism in accessible terms. He lays out the tools you need to navigate the current confusion in medical literature and its increasingly bizarre reflection in the media.

Find out more

Nutrition in Crisis : Dr. Richard David Feinman : 9781603588195 (bookdepository.com)

Foods that Fight Cancer – Dr Richard Beliveau

The stunning bestseller from Quebec, coming in English in May. Over 138,000 French-language copies sold!

 

Within this book is the perfect recipe for success: An author who is one of the world’s foremost experts in the groundbreaking area of how food chemistry can fight cancer. A highly accessible and practical text. A beautifully designed package accompanied by full-colour illustrations.

Find out more:

https://www.amazon.es/Foods-That-Fight-Cancer-Preventing/dp/0771011350

Eating on the Wild Side: The Missing Link to Optimum Health – Dietitian Jo Robinson

The next stage in the food revolution: a radical way to select fruits and vegetables and reclaim the flavor and nutrients we've lost.

 

Ever since farmers first planted seeds 10,000 years ago, humans have been destroying the nutritional value of their fruits and vegetables. Unwittingly, we've been selecting plants that are high in starch and sugar and low in vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants for more than 400 generations.

 

Eating on the Wild Side reveals the solution -- choosing modern varieties that approach the nutritional content of wild plants but that also please the modern palate. Jo Robinson explains that many of these newly identified varieties can be found in supermarkets and farmer's market, and introduces simple, scientifically proven methods of preparation that enhance their flavor and nutrition. Based on years of scientific research and filled with food history and practical advice, Eating on the Wild Side will forever change the way we think about food.

Find out more: Amazon.com: Eating on the Wild Side: The Missing Link to Optimum Health (8601411263590): Robinson, Jo: Books

Death by Food Pyramid – Denise Minger

In "Death by Food Pyramid," Denise Minger exposes the forces that overrode common sense and solid science to launch a pyramid phenomenon that bled far beyond US borders to taint the eating habits of the entire developed world.

Find out more:

Amazon.com: Death by Food Pyramid: How Shoddy Science, Sketchy Politics and Shady Special Interests Have Ruined Our Health (9780984755127): Minger, Denise: Books

The Cancer Code - Dr Jason Fung

Author of the international bestsellers The Diabetes Code and The Obesity Code, Dr. Jason Fung returns with an eye-opening biography of cancer in which he offers a radical new paradigm for understanding cancer—and issues a call to action for reducing risk moving forward.

 

Our understanding of cancer is slowly undergoing a revolution, allowing for the development of more effective treatments. For the first time ever, the death rate from cancer is showing a steady decline . . . but the “War on Cancer” has hardly been won.

Find out more: The Cancer Code | The Fasting Method

Keto-Tarian – Dr Will Cole

A new twist on keto: The fat-burning power of ketogenic eating meets the clean green benefits of a plant-centric plate

 

The keto craze is just getting warmed up. The ketogenic diet kick-starts your body's metabolism so it burns fat, instead of sugar, as its primary fuel. But most ketogenic plans are meat- and dairy-heavy, creating a host of other problems, especially for those who prefer plants at the center of the plate. Dr. Will Cole comes to the rescue with Ketotarian, which has all the fat-burning benefits without the antibiotics and hormones that are packed into most keto diets.

 

Find out more:  Amazon.com: Ketotarian: The (Mostly) Plant-Based Plan to Burn Fat, Boost Your Energy, Crush Your Cravings, and Calm Inflammation: A Cookbook (9780525537175): Cole, Dr. Will: Books

The Wahls Protocol – Terry Wahls, M.D

 

An integrative approach to healing chronic autoimmune conditions by a doctor, researcher, and sufferer of progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) whose TEDx talk is already a web sensation

Find out more:

The Wahls Protocol | Dr. Terry Wahls, MD & Author

‘Healthy Eating: The Prostate Care Cookbook’– Prof Margaret Rayman / University of Surrey

This is a much needed cookbook written by expert Margaret Rayman, who created the Nutritional Medicine Post Graduate programme for the University of Surrey. The book is designed to help make the male population more aware on the dangers of Prostate cancer - the most common cancer in UK men with nearly 35,000 diagnosed each year. Unknown to many, scientists have found that there is a link between diet and the development (or spreading) of Prostate cancer and that eating the right foods can make all the difference. This is not just a cookbook, but also a practical guide on how to incorporate the foods and food components that are believed to be beneficial in reducing the risk of Prostate cancer, into the diet.

 

Find out more: https://www.waterstones.com/book/9781856268691

‘Anti Cancer, a new way of life’ – Dr David Servan-Schreiber

When David Servan-Schreiber, a dedicated scientist and doctor, was diagnosed with brain cancer, his life changed. Confronting what medicine knows about the illness and the little-known workings of his body's natural cancer ­fighting capacities, and marshaling his own will to live, Servan-Schreiber found himself on a fifteen-­year journey from disease and relapse into scientific exploration and, finally, to health.

 

Combining memoir, concise explanation of what makes cancer cells thrive and what inhibits them, and drawing on both conventional and alternative ways to slow and prevent cancer, Anticancer is revolutionary. It is a moving story of a doctor's inner and outer search for balance; radical in its discussion of the environment, lifestyle, and trauma; and compelling and cautionary in its proposal that cancer cells lie dormant in all of us and that we all must care for the "terrain" in which they exist.

Find out more:  Anticancer: A New Way Of Life - David Servan-Schreiber (anticancerbook.com)

‘The Structure of Scientific Revolutions’ - Thomas Kuhn

 

A good book may have the power to change the way we see the world, but a great book actually becomes part of our daily consciousness, pervading our thinking to the point that we take it for granted, and we forget how provocative and challenging its ideas once were—and still are. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions is that kind of book. When it was first published in 1962, it was a landmark event in the history and philosophy of science. Fifty years later, it still has many lessons to teach.

 

With The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Kuhn challenged long-standing linear notions of scientific progress, arguing that transformative ideas don’t arise from the day-to-day, gradual process of experimentation and data accumulation but that the revolutions in science, those breakthrough moments that disrupt accepted thinking and offer unanticipated ideas, occur outside of “normal science,” as he called it. Though Kuhn was writing when physics ruled the sciences, his ideas on how scientific revolutions bring order to the anomalies that amass over time in research experiments are still instructive in our biotech age.

Find out more: The Structure of Scientific Revolutions: 50th Anniversary Edition: Amazon.co.uk: Kuhn, Thomas S., Hacking, Ian: 8601404381294: Books

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