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Nutrition and Cancer - State of the Art

Preface | Preface (3rd edition) | Introduction | Review by Beata Bishop | Review by Kate Neil
Preface by Richard A. Passwater
Preface for the third edition by Pat Pilkington MBE
Introduction for the third edition
Book Review by Beata Bishop
Book Review by Kate Neil

Nutrition and Cancer : Preface - Richard A. Passwater, Ph D.


Nutrition and Cancer: State of the Art will save countless lives and reduce needless suffering by bringing the latest health advances to the attention of both health professionals and the public. Here, many readers will find the precise information that will be life-saving to them. This vital information may also serve humanity in a manner not directly intended by Dr. Goodman. The facts in this book, gleaned from many thousands of scientific and medical articles, may become the database used to prevent the political blunder that could otherwise take away free access to the effective nutrients that the public needs for optimal health. Thus, this book is doubly timely, firstly because it presents life-saving information to readers and secondly because it presents information that the public can call to the attention of the Ministry of Health to dissuade them from allowing the United Kingdom to downgrade its health policies to the lowest common denominator of the EC where dietary supplements are often restricted to ineffective dosages.
In Nutrition and Cancer: State of the Art, Dr. Goodman succinctly condenses over 5000 scientific and medical research reports on nutrition and cancer alone. This is no easy task but Dr. Goodman clearly distils the important facts from the background information with sufficient detail and references to satisfy professionals without too much information to confuse or bore the general reader.
Unfortunately, too many physicians in practice are unaware of the extensive depth of evidence about nutrients preventing and alleviating many deadly diseases. These reports are beginning to trickle down to the practising physicians but they often have the feeling that this research is only elementary, fragmentary and not meaningful. This misconception is largely due to the fact that medical school curricula have little involvement with nutrition as almost all of the available time is allotted to basics, drugs and surgery. Nutrition and Cancer: State of the Art will be a fascinating guide to the practitioner who wishes to enter the new nutrition and health information superhighway. Through her professional newsletters and scientific articles, Dr. Goodman has raised the awareness of many health professionals as to the experimentally increasing evidence of the role of nutrients in health.

When one considers the many scientific and medical contributions of Dr Sandra Goodman PhD, two of the most important are her scholarship and ability to educate both professional and public alike. In this book, she continues to break new ground as she did so effectively in Vitamin C: The Master Nutrient. Examples of this new ground includes her discussion of the role of Coenzyme Q-10 in overcoming breast cancer, adjunct and alternative therapies and many other newly discovered relationships between food components and cancer.

This book is aptly named because her research keeps her at the state of the art and she integrates the new knowledge from the research frontiers into the core of existing knowledge in a manner that clarifies so well the steps that must be taken by individuals. This is a strong point of the book. Her entire approach is 'person-centred'. She does not advocate imposing a dietary regime on patients in the manner that practitioners often impose drug or surgical treatments. Since every person is unique by virtue of his/her genetics, personality, biochemistry and life style, she teaches the reader how to adapt the latest research findings to each individual.

Richard A. Passwater, Ph. D.
Berlin, Maryland USA.


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