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The Metabolic Approach to Cancer

By: Dr. Nasha Winters ND FABNO LAc DiplOM,Jess Higgins Kelley MNT
Narrated by: Suzie Althens
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Since the beginning of the 20th 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 audiobook 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 10 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 10 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, nontoxic and metabolic, focused nutrition prescription. 

The metabolic theory of cancer - that cancer is fueled by high-carbohydrate diets, not “bad” genetics - was introduced by Nobel Prize-laureate and scientist Otto Warburg in 1931. It has been largely disregarded by conventional oncology ever since. But this theory is resurging as a result of research showing incredible clinical outcomes when cancer cells are deprived of their primary fuel source (glucose).

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2017 Nasha Winters and Jess Higgins Kelley (P)2018 Chelsea Green Publishing

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Great info (very dense), lots of science - NO PDF!

I've been reading lots of books on health, biohacking, cancer prevention, and such every since my prostate cancer diagnosis and surgery 2 years ago. This book brought all that I have read so far into one unified approach that makes sense. There is a TON of information in the book and I'll be re-reading it (likely several times). Prostate cancer runs in my family (I'm 3rd generation with it), and I am committed to my son NOT being generation 4.

My one complaint is a BIG one. The author constantly refers to "the PDF supplement" which sounds like it is chock full of great info. For some reason, my audible library does not show me a PDF for this book. I see PDFs for many of my other books and have had no trouble downloading them, but this one is simply not there.

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Packed full of good information

This book brings together a lot of other writings I have seen about how nutrition affects cancer. The author seems to have a real depth of knowledge about food, nutrition, and their relation to disease. Because she herself had advanced cancer at a young age, and is healthy decades later adds to her credibility.

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"Finding your hope in defeating the Cancer within

I thoroughly enjoyed the information contained within this book. Although there will be, on many occasions ,(as I read), moments of frustration and other emotions because of the new insights that will cause them. Above all else I sensed a renewed hope coupled with a "proven battle plan ", for fighting cancer both now and in the future for yourself as well as a loved one, or someone you might know.
The narrator was excellent too.

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Think Outside of The Box - Learn to Heal

Dr Nasha is inspiring and brilliant. Practical assessments to open your mind to things that YOU can change to have CONTROL over your FUTURE! Grateful for this opportunity to learn to heal from brain cancer.

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Excellent

Science backed approaches for cancer that Oncologists need to learn! I was actually mad at the lack of knowledge of my mother’s Oncologists. They had no dietary or nonchemo recommendations for her and recommended Hospice. She followed principles in this book and is almost two years past the Hospice date. Does it take work to follow? Yes. Is it worth it? Absolutely.

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Makes so much sense.

I can now replace a whole lot of supplements with food What a great book ❤️

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Essential information

This book is a wealth of information for improving your habits, choices, and lifestyle to protect yourself from a host of diseases, cancer being a big scary one of them.

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Wow, good stuff!

this book helped me identify additional tools I needed to love a healthy nutritional ketogenic lifestyle.

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A must read for cancer patient.

It's lie fundamental and exceptional knowledge for all cancer patients.
Good guidance for confusing patients.

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Best Book of Year

Most informative, particularly for those in the “fight”. Usually, I listen to books a little more recent.

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  • 11-27-20

The Definitive Guide for regaining health

I found my way to this book after a stage3 cancer diagnosis. I had been blinkered to anything about cancer before, but this book has been transformative. After reading it, nothing seems the same (while trying to not become one of those horrible health freaks I am helping to alter the lifestyle of my family and friends). I've lost around 30lbs (2 stone) so far, due to the lifestyle changes I've made while reading the book and will never be going back. Several chapters were so shocking to me that I became irate that this information is not disseminated to all school-age children. I recommend this book to anyone that has the slightest interest in health, not just cancer. I refer to it over and over and I bought the hardcover as well as the audiobook. I can't gush enough about it. I can only express my deep thanks to Dr. Winters, Jess Higgins Kelley and Suzie Althens. Kudos to all!!!

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  • 11-02-23

Brilliant

It is a must have audio book and I will be buying the hard copy. Simply put if you have cancer or someone you love does, this is a essential guide.

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  • 08-07-23

Outstanding wisdom - a powerful book by two inspirational women.

There are not enough words to convey my gratitude to you both for your powerful book.

You have made a significant impact on my journey to fighting the oesophagus cancer I have recently been diagnosed with. I will be eternally grateful for everything I have learnt and I’m now applying from your book. I bought a hard copy, and have also been listening to it whilst out walking and gardening.

My recent diagnosis came like a violent earthquake, shaking every core element in my body and soul. After overcoming the shock, I decided to take control of my situation. Ignoring the advice given to me by the medical establishment to eat as much sugar, carbs and ice cream, I went on a journey to find the truth.

I have been telling everyone who wants to know about your book. It holds so much wisdom backed with evidence. It’s a powerhouse.

I will treasure it, and continue to listen to it - and read it over and over again - and course, continue to keep applying it to my life.

Thank you so much.

Eternally grateful.

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  • 05-30-23

A must read cancer book

A must buy for anyone interested in cancer prevention and cure. There is so much useful information that can be adopted straight away. The information is delivered in a way that the average person can understand and the narration is excellent. I also decided to buy this book in hardback as I feel the information is so important. Don’t hesitate, I think every open minded person should have a copy of this book. It shows that mainstream medicine is not the be all and end all with cancer. I found this a very empowering book.

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  • 09-02-22

Nonsense

Apparently I need to avoid refined grains, any grains at all, fruit, milk, tampons, talc, pyjamas, nail polish, bubble bath, alcohol, smoking, fabric softener, non organic anything, artificial light, vaccines and chemo.

I do not recommend this book at all. It contains some science, and then takes huge leaps into the world of nonsense to back up their approach of avoiding toxins and eating a ketogenic diet to cure and/or avoid cancer risks.

It skates dangerously close to suggesting if only you’d eaten better you wouldn’t have cancer.

I made it to chapter 6 and when they started on toxins in vaccines I gave up.

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  • 02-24-21

Excellent

Informative, thorough, interesting and inspiring. I recommend wholeheartedly. Have listened to several times and keep learning more.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-31-20

Great book, poor pronunciation

The books content is highly valued, however it’s clear the narrator is unfamiliar some terminology.

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  • 03-03-23

Thank You

As a cancer patient I have looked for alternatives to treatments that are being offered. I have enjoyed learning so much about cancer and the healthy way to tackle it. I am excited to change my diet and live a healthy lifestyle. Thank you, thank you.

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