Multiple Myeloma an incurable disease, but I have spent the last 25 years in remission using a blend of conventional oncology and evidence-based nutrition, supplementation, and lifestyle therapies from peer-reviewed studies that your oncologist probably hasn't told you about.
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Living with an “incurable” cancer since 1994 has taught me that the newly diagnosed multiple myeloma patient requires as much mind-body therapy as drug-based therapy. It is impossible for me to overstate the importance of the five books listed below to multiple myeloma patients, survivors and caregivers. I found the books below to be central to my own MM experience.
That is why I have written a blog about recommended reading for the newly diagnosed multiple myeloma patient. That is why I think that reading the books below will help the cancer patient “get your mind right” as the warden said in the movie Cool Hand Luke.
My list of reading for the MM patient are those books that I found to be essential to my learning manage my day to day therapy, and my day to day thinking. It is by no means meant to be a complete list of books about cancer. Many of the books below are not even about cancer.
If you would like me to consider a book that you found to be helpful in your own cancer experience, please scroll down the page and tell me. Your input is appreciated.
“In The Power of Habit, Pulitzer Prize–winning business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. Distilling vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives that take us from the boardrooms of Procter & Gamble to sidelines of the NFL to the front lines of the civil rights movement, Duhigg presents a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential. At its core, The Power of Habit contains an exhilarating argument: The key to exercising regularly, losing weight, being more productive, and achieving success is understanding how habits work...”
“The father of the new science of positive psychology and author of Authentic Happiness draws on more than twenty years of clinical research to demonstrate how optimism enchances the quality of life, and how anyone can learn to practice it. Offering many simple techniques, Dr. Seligman explains how to break an “I—give-up” habit, develop a more constructive explanatory style for interpreting your behavior, and experience the benefits of a more positive interior dialogue. These skills can help break up depression, boost your immune system, better develop your potential, and make you happier…”
“An internationally known scientist joins the bestselling coauthor of “The Melatonin Miracle” to introduce the healing power of the antioxidant network–the different antioxidants that work together with much more strength than they do individually…”
“Dr. Keith Block is at the global vanguard of innovative cancer care. As medical director of the Block Center for Integrative Cancer Treatment in Evanston, Illinois, he has treated thousands of patients who have lived long, full lives beyond their original prognoses. Now he has distilled almost thirty years of experience into the first book that gives patients a systematic, research-based plan for developing the physical and emotional vitality they need to meet the demands of treatment and recovery…”
“In her New York Times bestseller, Radical Remission: Surviving Cancer Against All Odds, Dr. Kelly A. Turner, founder of the Radical Remission Project, uncovers nine factors that can lead to a spontaneous remission from cancer—even after conventional medicine has failed…”