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Mum's Not Having Chemo: Cutting-edge therapies, real-life stories - a road-map to healing from cancer [Kindle Edition]

Laura Bond
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

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Book Description

A book about choices. A book to empower all cancer sufferers and their families.

In March 2011 Laura Bond's mother Gemma was diagnosed with ovarian and uterine cancer. Laura discovered that the only thing more shocking than telling someone your mother has cancer was revealing that she had declined chemotherapy. But, according to studies, many oncologists would do the same. So Laura, a journalist, started writing a blog to explain her mother's decision to say 'no' to mainstream medicine and 'yes' to hydrogen peroxide, vitamin C injections and infrared saunas.

Mum's Not Having Chemo shares Gemma's natural healing story as well as advice from over 60 of the world's leading cancer specialists and holistic healers - from oncologists in Tokyo to energy healers in Harley Street.

If you want to explore alternative options, or find ways to supplement your conventional care, this book provides cutting edge research from around the world and describes treatments road-tested by Gemma and other cancer survivors. It's an invaluable and uplifting companion to help you make the best choices for your own healing journey.

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This is the book the world needs to change the face of modern health-care - an absolute must for anyone with cancer and their relatives and friends. Facing a diagnosis of 'The Big C' can be terrifying and for most people their treatment plan and daunting future path is presented to them as a fait accompli. The author's mother Gemma Bond chose a path less trodden and this book beautifully documents the emotional rollercoaster she went on, and the physical challenges she faced. Because Laura has a journalistic mind she has thoroughly researched and really dug out not only the facts and science behind alternative treatments and therapies, but she also provides a very human approach from her experience of supporting her mum. Best of all she clearly lays out how to source these options and gives realistic suggestions. This book is unique and it's also a brilliant resource for the currently 'well'. When it comes to building immunity and cancer prevention, there little to rival it. It's moving, inspirational, informative and wonderfully uplifting all at the same time (Janey Lee Grace, TV and radio presenter and author of Imperfectly Natural Woman and Look Great Naturally Without Ditching the Lipstick)

An excellent source of information; highly recommended! (Jonathan V. Wright MD)

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A thoroughly researched and engagingly written book for all those seeking to understand their cancer diagnosis and looking for ways to take a full and empowering role in their recovery.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 705 KB
  • Print Length: 355 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0749958960
  • Publisher: Piatkus (7 Nov. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00B27ED30
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #156,659 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.8 out of 5 stars
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38 of 38 people found the following review helpful
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Before writing this review, I must admit to a heavy bias, namely I am a cancer survivor who also declined chemotherapy in favour of a more natural and dietary-based approach.Having said this, if this book wasn't up to the mark I wouldn't shy away from slating it! Having read about cancer voraciously for the past 4 years I honestly thought that I wouldn't learn much from reading it. I was however pleasantly surprised at the sheer amount of new information it brought to my attention. It's also a well-written book in that it gives enough information without being too technical and therefore stays engaging and easy to read.I tend to read books with a highlighter pen poised in my hand nowadays (sorry book purists) and always highlight things I need to do more research on later. This book has given me a list of nearly 60 new books/treatments/therapies I need to look up! The complexity and range of treatments covered by the book mean that they can't be covered in too much detail. However, having said this I think this is an excellent book for someone wanting an introduction to what's out there in the alternative cancer field. I also found it a very uplifting and inspiring book - particularly the accounts of fellow cancer survivors who have regained their health again after terrible prognoses If I was to level a tiny criticism at it, it would be that there was nothing on the Budwig Protocol. Overall, if you are considering an alternative path for you or a loved one and need some more information and a heavy dose of inspiration, I don't think you could do any better than this book.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read... 5 Dec. 2013
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Everything you need to know about an alternative way forward to avoiding and treating cancer. An excellent read at a reasonable cost .
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Such a good book 25 Nov. 2013
By mrs h
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Wow where to begin... A few years back I had a health scare and didn't once question main stream practice, well I would now! I am going to buy am Infra Red sauna, for daily use. If you are interested in helping yourself heal or creating a better inner body clear mind positive healthy you READ THIS BOOK
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent book 9 Jan. 2014
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I can't recommend this book enough for anyone diagnosed with cancer and their families. It is so thoroughly research and so concise. It is easy to read and really inspiring. I think it has saved my life!
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing book - 6 Dec. 2013
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I really love this book, it came out the week I was deciding whether to do the 6 months chemotherapy protocol and I had decided NOT to do the chemo and this book appeared
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Read 20 Jan. 2014
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Superb book. Very informative without being overbearing. Everyone who has had or is having a cancer connection should get it and take on board how get the best out of different treatments.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
By Qazim
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My father got diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, whilst at shock and divisibility about what we had been told I started Google-ing cancer treatments and alternatives. Somehow I got to the Amazon page about this book, It is truly inspirational, and has made me and my family see that there are alternatives to cancer treatment rather than having chemo. PLEASE befor saying yes to chemo which wont work say yes to reading this book and see what might, with minimal effect, your body is week and it has itself caused the cancer it is the only thing that can cure it, Laura has done an amazing job on this book and her website helps alot too. We have been moved by the book and as a result we are going to try alternative treatments.

Thank you Chaz
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29 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What doctors can't or won't tell you. 9 Nov. 2013
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This is a must-read book for anyone who is concerned about cancer, whether preventing it or having being diagnosed as having it. Gemma Bond had the courage to follow her own conviction, that nature knows best. The story of her journey, with all it's up and downs, is both inspirational and educational. The book is not about dictating you what you should do if you have cancer, it is more about revealing the many, little-known options that exist, which are more natural, more effective and less damaging to the patient. Our toxic environment, deficiencies in our diet and stress are the main causes of all chronic disease, not genes or the lack of a particular drug, which the pharmaceutical industry would have you believe. You will not get this information from your doctor or oncologist, not only do they not know (medical schools do not teach about nutrition or the effects of environmental toxins) but even if they did, they are not allowed by law to recommend any treatment for cancer that is not a drug, radiation or surgery. The pervasive control that the pharmaceutical industry has over our health choices is unacceptable and needs to be changed. In writing this book, Laura Bond has gone far beyond the limits of most researchers to find many courageous and and compassionate doctors have turned their backs on the 'Drug Based' approach to chronic disease because of the dreadful side effects and poor results. The book explains the true cause of most serious health problems and especially cancer. This information is for anyone who wants to know the truth about why we get sick and why drugs cannot make us truly well again, they only mask the symptoms or buy a little time. True healing comes from nature and own immune systems, this book shows you how and allows you to take control and responsibility for your health.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Such an informative & positive book. I don't have ...
Such an informative & positive book. I don't have cancer, just a fear of it, and someone gave me this book. Couldn't put it down and have bought it for a few people!
Published 13 days ago by buz
1.0 out of 5 stars Has not missed anything
Lots of bits and pieces of everything but sadly no real substance and no indication of a rational ordered process.
Published 24 days ago by Mr M Duxbury
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth reading
Excellent book
Published 1 month ago by RL
4.0 out of 5 stars It is a good book but not giving you all the answers you ...
It is a good book but not giving you all the answers you may hope.
Published 3 months ago by C. M. Gee
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very good
Published 4 months ago by Joan Penn
5.0 out of 5 stars i enjoyed every page - a must-read for everybody before cancer strikes
"How many stars would you give 'Mum's Not Having Chemo" amazon wants to know from me: six stars at least! the best and most honest book about this serious topic. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Eliane Zimmermann
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Informative book a bit to sensationalist for me in some areas .
Published 5 months ago by Rar
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent and well researched review of some of the main ...
Excellent and well researched review of some of the main alternative treatments available without any of the strident 'anti conventional' tone found in other books and websites. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Cherry
5.0 out of 5 stars you have to read this book....
An incredible, easy to read book ... everything put so simply, yet factually. If you have been diagnosed with cancer, at any stage, are helping a family member or friend to deal... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Nikki
4.0 out of 5 stars There is a lot of interesting info in here but it is mainly geared...
I identify with this title!! There is a lot of interesting info in here but it is mainly geared towards people not going the medical route and telling you how bad it is for you. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Greenwoodlady
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