Sunday, January 31, 2010

'Anticancer' Book & Diet - Dark Chocolate! (Not a ton of course)

I plan to read the book Anticancer: A New Way of Life soon. I leafed through it last night at a bookstore and placed a request for it online with the library. The book first came out in September 2008 and contains a lot of advice about which foods to eat and which ones to avoid. One of the foods the author endorses is dark chocolate :-) (not in huge amounts of course). I first got introduced to dark chocolate by someone lactose-intolerant and I think it's so much better than milk chocolate. I like Ghirardelli but there are several good brands.

This post from the author's website contains some basic cost-conscious advice.

(By the way, I've read several books that advise eating more vegetables and fiber, and I don't remember any of them mentioning Beano, which does wonders in reducing or eliminating the flatulence that results from eating those things. I haven't received any coupons from Beano as a result of posting this, and don't expect to. The stuff works. Not on absolutely everything, every time, but since I live with the Human Bloodhound, aka the Super-Smeller, Beano is very useful. :-) (Yes, I borrowed the nickname "Super-Smeller" from "Psych.")

Back to Anticancer -- here's a short description of the book from the author's website:

"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 capabilities, 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."


  1. Hi Ben,

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