Friday, 7 September 2018

Questioning Cancer - Giuliano D'Alessandro

Non fiction is something of a departure on my blog in these days of fiction zeal. But this is a book everyone should read. For in it the author seeks to challenge our sheep-like acceptance of current practices within the health and food industries, and beyond. 

I read this book in one sitting. Many of the ideas within it in mirror my own thoughts and deductions over the years. If I might quote from the back cover ‘The Earth has always provided for us in nutrition and medicine, it is only recently that we have learnt to ignore the abundance of this truly incredible world we live in.’ Beautifully put. 

This book sets out succinctly, and what a delight it is to have everything under one roof so to speak, the main areas that are negatively impacting on our health and well being and what we might be able to do about it. Seeking out knowledge is key and my impression is that this book is the result of one man’s dedication to educating himself from all the knowledge out there and forming what are, surely, obvious conclusions?  He’s done much of the work for you, people! But let this book be a catalystt for your own discoveries. 

In a way the title is a bit of a misnomer because it is about much more than questioning cancer however that subject forms a, maybe contentious, exploration into whether chemotherapy and radiotherapy are the best treatments for a disease which we are possibly causing by our lifestyles. And how the pharmaceutical companies are profiting and, dare I say, perpetuating ‘dis-ease’. 

It is a challenging book. It pulls no punches. But it is one thing to question passive acceptance of systems in place, many people do that without substantiation, this book looks at alternatives and solutions. There is an emphasis on seeking out information for yourself and taking control of your own health and your own life. 

I was fortunate enough to be given a copy of this book by the writer, who I will say with some pride, was a former pupil of mine. Thank you, Giuliano. I give you ten out of ten and a gold star!!

For those interested I include a YouTube video of the author speaking on the Reclaiming Perception series.

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