Nutrition and Cancer: State-of-the-Art
Prefaces Richard Passwater PhD; Pat Pilkington MBE
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.