- Paperback: 544 pages
- Publisher: Virgin Books; Revised edition edition (9 Aug. 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0753512041
- ISBN-13: 978-0753512043
- Product Dimensions: 12.6 x 3.4 x 19.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (127 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 71,261 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Your Life In Your Hands: Understand, Prevent and Overcome Breast Cancer and Ovarian Cancer Paperback – 9 Aug 2007
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It was as if she was being stalked by a supernaturally evil killer that, however many times was vanquished, relentlessly kept coming back to attack. The fourth time the breast cancer re-occurred, Jane Plant felt like giving up: "The chill realisation hit me that it wasn't going to let me go until it had claimed my life," she says in her book Your Life In Your Hands. But Plant didn't give up. Instead, tapping into her scientific training, she set about trying to find a rational reason for the breast cancer.
In the UK, one woman in ten is likely to contract the disease. In China, breast cancer affects one woman in 10,000. It was this startling statistical disparity that led Plant to believe there had to be a dietary trigger for the disease. As she continued her scientific investigations, Plant became convinced she had discovered a causal link between dairy produce and breast cancer.
While Your Life In Your Hands contains hard science to back its claims, Plant manages to spell out the science in a way that is easy for the uninitiated to understand. Plant's research is solid and the evidence is compelling.
As well as telling the remarkable story of one woman's determination to overcome breast cancer, Your Life In Your Hands offers no-nonsense advice on how to deal with doctors, self-examination and coping with treatment. The book also includes Plant's own non-dairy diet: The Plant Programme--The Lifestyle Factors. Plant's tenacious spirit will inspire you. Her findings will surprise you. And her book will empower you to fight against the odds.--Christopher Kelly--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
"indispensable reading" (Professor Devra Lee Davis, member of the Board of Directors of the Breast Cancer Fund and Senior Fellow in Cancer Epidemiology at the National Cancer Institute)
"An astonishing book... it could save your life" (Sunday People)
"Amazing... Her message is one that every woman must read" (Daily Mail)
"Ground-breaking" (Irish Times)
"Easy to follow and practical for a busy lifestyle" (Healthy Options)
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I had nothing to loose when I was diagnosed with inoperable oesophageal cancer in October, I was told it was as good as having a death sentance. By following the simple diet of fresh organic fruit and veg and cutting out red meat and milk I've managed to astound my doctors by shrinking a 14cm tumer to 1cm that has come back clear of cancer cells. I'm now on a quest to get as many people as I can to read the book and follow the diet. How many other type of cancers will the diet be able to cure, and why aren't the government doing anything about it ???
As a retired family doctor who did two baby clinics a week for 30 years, I found it not uncommon for breast-feeding mothers to switch to the bottle saying that their babies grew better. Gradually, I came to suspect that growth was excessive, not better. Babies triple their weight in the first year of live, calves about a dozen-fold. There seems to be a correlation between growth factor in milk, and cows milk contains more than mother's milk and this factor stimulates breast and prostate gland growth.
Six years ago my brother-in-law, then aged 72 years, developed prostate cancer with bone secondaries. At my suggestion he promptly went vegan (though later he added fish twice a week making a 'macro-biotic like' diet. Although he also received hormone therapy, the surgeon initially felt he had made an error in diagnosis because the secondaries in the bones vanished so rapidly. However his PSA rapidly dropped from 211 to under 1!
This, and other clinical experiences over many years suggested to me a relationship between diet and cancer, especially some animal products but milk in particular. Milk is designed as an interim food, from birth until weaning and cow's milk is for calves. (There is an argument for 'formula' if mother cannot breast-feed). Cow's milk derives from various grasses, and similar nutrients are found in the green-leafy vegetation which people eat. Dairy products are irrelevant to the human diet. I feel it wiser to restrict or avoid dairy foods until proved safe and healthy to eat.
And for anybody who thinks it is hard work, I liked the diet so much that I still follow a modifed form of it. Once you are accustomed to not eating dairy, it seems rather revolting and I can't imagine ever touching the stuff again. It's also made me, far more aware of the hormone altering chemicals that leach into our food from packaging, that we ladle on our faces, and have all around our homes.
Perhaps if this book had been available before, I, and a distressing number of friends, could all have avoided breast cancer. My daughter was very sceptical thinking I was just following the latest guru, but she heard Jane Plant's work discussed in a lecture at University, changed her degree to focus on hormone altering chemicals in the environment, and is now an eco-toxicologist.
So for anybody not sure, read this book and give it a go. It worked for me.
UPDATE Fourteen years later, still following her advice, and still here. I've just been searching for my copy to check something and for a dose of inspiration. The best most valuable book I've ever bought. And the daughter who became an ecotoxicologist is now working internationally and doing important and very influential work. Two reasons to thank Jane Plant
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I have found the messages in this book extremely interesting and helpful for my own fight with cancer. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Mem
Excellent. Clear advice from a cancer sufferer who cured herself.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
A clear and east to read book. Makes cancer more comprehensible and a lot less scary. Great, scientifically based advise. A must read.Published 4 months ago by EagleEyeGuy
A big thank you to Jane Plant for producing this informative book. I am awaiting surgery,and already feel re-assured that I am doing the best I can as I follow her program. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Rhona Mary Newland
I met Professor Plant in Edinburgh when she was launching her book. I had just been diagnosed with breast cancer. I have been dairy free ever since. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Jeannette Swankie
Hard to say that you like a book when it is on this subject - but I do. I bought this book first time over 9 years ago so I could help & understand what my best friend was going... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Alison Lewis