Book reviews

Book #15: The Essence Of Health

May 20th, 2016|

Author: Dr Craig Hassed Reviewed by Charlie – May 2016 This book covers the Seven Pillars of Wellbeing according to Craig Hassed. It is very positive in dealing with the negatives and highlights the positives. It offers a co-ordinated approach for individuals, groups and professionals confronted by chronic illness including cancer. This book does offer the reader hope. Dr [...]

Book #40: The New Prostate Cancer Nutrition Book

November 30th, 2016|

Dr Charles "Snuffy" Myers, Rose Sgarlat Myers, Gabrielle Myers, Sara L. Sgarlat (Rivanna Health Publications, 2012) This is the updated version of Book #25 (Eating Your Way to Better Health). The book begins with a number of chapters on the benefits and risks of various food types and preparation methods. Not surprisingly, the emphasis is on the Mediterranean diet. The [...]

Book #48: The Cancer Recovery Guide

December 1st, 2016|

Prof Kerryn Phelps (Pan MacMillan, 2015) Kerryn Phelps is well known as a former president of the AMA, and through her work in the media. She is a GP and a pioneer in the practice of integrative medicine in Australia. This book has six parts that follow the journey of a cancer patient from diagnosis, through emotional confusion and changed expectations, specific treatments [...]

Book #50: After Cancer: A Guide to Living Well

April 24th, 2016|

Dr Ranjana Srivastava (published as a Penguin Special in 2015): Review by Garry - April 2016 Dr Srivastava is an Australian oncologist, based at Monash Health, and adjunct associate professor in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash University. She is known widely as a contributor to public discussion on cancer and its implications. Her other [...]

Book #66: Beat Cancer

August 24th, 2017|

Authors: Prof Mustafa Djamgoz and Prof Jane Plant Reviewed by Graham August 2017 In this 2014 book the authors present a 10-step programme to help you beat cancer. At a time when you may be feeling helpless and confused, they aim to provide essential guidance you need to take control of your life and regain your health. The [...]