Connie Strasheim offers new and innovative cancer treatments
- Book review
In her new book Defeat Cancer: 15 Doctors of Integrative and Naturopathic Medicine Tell You How, author and medical researcher Connie Strasheim provides the reader with an informative overview of some new and innovative cancer treatments.
Most people, when confronted with cancer in our society, are quickly shunted into typical radiation and chemotherapy protocols. Standard medical treatment offers little variation from person to person, and after chemotherapy or radiation, patients are left with impaired immunity, toxicity, fatigue and emotional uncertainty. As substantiated by several of the doctors in the book, these conventional treatments don't have a great long-term track record despite all the money spent on cancer therapy and research.
Strasheim interviews fifteen different doctors whose focus is on integrating the best conventional wisdom with nutritional supplements, Traditional Chinese Medicine, diet, lifestyle and a wide variety of modalities that help balance body, mind and spirit. Although each doctor employs his or her own set of techniques and protocols, the reader soon understands that there are some common themes among their approaches.
The doctors interviewed present a solid perspective on what options are available to a person facing cancer. The doctors are credible: they come across as knowledgeable practitioners who have a clear understanding about cancer, the diversity of modalities and the individuation of each patient. Some of the tools like Insulin Potentiation Therapy and specific tumor drug testing make so much sense that it's a pity they fall short of the "Standard of Care" procedures followed by the medical establishment. There is a wealth of information here for anyone who is interested in pursuing a kinder and gentler cancer therapy.
This book is a "must read" for anyone facing a new cancer diagnosis or those trying to help a friend or family member sort out available treatment options.
Defeat Cancer: 15 Doctors of Integrative and Naturopathic Medicine Tell You How is available at Amazon.