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Professor Jane Plant's international bestseller on combating breast cancer through diet and lifestyle changes has been fully revised and updated, including new information on ovarian cancer and other types of cancer.
In this groundbreaking book, Professor Plant details her own experiences of suffering with breast cancer, and how she learnt of the relationship between cancer and diet. The book explains the science behind the 'no dairy' diet and gives practical advice on how diet and lifestyle changes can help prevent and overcome breast and ovarian cancer.
For sufferers, their families and anyone who is concerned about the risk of cancer, this book is essential reading.
Plant, a British geochemist, claims that eliminating dairy products from her diet saved her from dying of breast cancer (which recurred five times)--and argues that readers can prevent such a diagnosis or recurrence by doing the same. Although this recommendation is based largely on her own experience, she initially discusses how she used her scientific training to discover what caused her cancer. Subsequent chapters address how cells become cancerous; the scientific link between dairy and breast cancer; Plant's dietary and lifestyle recommendations; and why the medical establishment and policy-makers have failed to look sufficiently at the role of dietary and environmental factors in cancer. Plant also includes worthwhile tips for coping with health professionals, conventional treatment (which she supports along with her recommended dietary changes) and the emotional impact of a positive diagnosis. The scientific case Plant builds against dairy products suggests this area is worthy of further study, but the evidence she presents is not substantial enough to warrant her claims. Moreover, her recommendation that women replace dairy products with soy products is also troublesome, as some studies show large amounts of soy stimulate breast cancer cells in women who have had cancer. Although Plant is no doubt sincere, the suggestion that women can "conquer" cancer by following the "Plant Program" is overly simplistic and optimistic.