Books & Resources
Yoga and Qi Gong Resources
YOGA AND QI GONG BOOKS
It is very important to move and stretch daily while on chemotherapy or while cleansing with the oils because if we stagnate the toxins will build up and cause lymphedema. Adding yoga to the morning exercise routine is an excellent way to prevent this and to assist healing.
To clarify—the role of qi gong (Chinese yoga) is for building and storing energy. Yoga is for stretching, inner massage and building muscular strength to combat the cachexia caused by cancer, chemotherapy and steroids. Both share common roots and both share a common model of the universe.
These books have been chosen because they are easy to follow for the beginner with no previous experience. More advanced books are added just for those interested in pursuing this subject deeper.
For anyone new to yoga, this book is still one of the best even though it has been in print for decades and was published well before the craze in Yoga hit North America. The exercises are explained carefully and illustrated through photographs.
The book is ideally suited to the cancer patient because it establishes a series of exercises that make up a routine. The only exercises described are those of the routine. Variations on each exercise are demonstrated for beginner and advanced.
It’s like having a yoga teacher in your own home! Van Lysebeth, with over 50 years experience as a yoga instructor, describes more than 200 exercises and postures, using over 100 photographs and numerous illustrations that show both the right and wrong way to perform them. Unlike other yoga books which show only the completed posture, these illustrations show the intermediate steps for attaining the final postures. For beginning students, this classic book is a perfect introduction to yoga.
We are including this book because it will take the reader directly into the Eastern reality. There are many yogic accounts of the magical events individuals who practiced yoga were able to achieve. Knowing this our minds naturally open to new possibilities, new hope.
Autobiography of a Yogi is at once a beautifully written account of an exceptional life and a profound introduction to the ancient science of Yoga and its time-honored tradition of meditation. This acclaimed autobiography presents a fascinating portrait of one of the great spiritual figures of our time. With engaging candor, eloquence, and wit, Paramahansa Yogananda tells the inspiring chronicle of his life: the experiences of his remarkable childhood, encounter with many saints and sages during his youthful search throughout India for an illumined teacher, ten years of training in the hermitage of a revered yoga master, and the thirty years that he lived and taught in America.
Also recorded here are his meetings with Mahatma Gandhi, Rabindranath Tagore, Luther Burbank, the Catholic stigmatist Therese Neumann, and other celebrated spiritual personalities of East and West. The author clearly explains the subtle but definite laws behind both the ordinary events of everyday life and the extraordinary events commonly termed miracles. His absorbing life story becomes the background for a penetrating and unforgettable look at the ultimate mysteries of human existence.
Selected as “One of the 100 Best Spiritual Books of the Twentieth Century,” Autobiography of a Yogi has been translated into 20 languages, and is regarded worldwide as a classic of religious literature. Several million copies have been sold, and it continues to appear on best-seller lists after more than sixty consecutive years in print. Profoundly inspiring, it is at the same time vastly entertaining, warmly humorous and filled with extraordinary personages. Self-Realization Fellowship’s editions, and none others, include extensive material added by the author after the first edition was published, including a final chapter on the closing years of his life.
Yoga Anatomy is included in this foundational list because it is important to know one’s body intricately in order to effectively employ self-healing. To be most effective yoga asanas should employ visualization. To visualize the internal structure of our bodies, we need to have a basic understanding of our anatomy.
This book will show us basic bones, tendons and muscles used in each asana. This is an excellent introduction to a deeper study of anatomy.
The best-selling anatomy guide for yoga is now updated, expanded, and better than ever!
With more asanas, vinyasas, full-color anatomical illustrations, and in-depth information, the second edition of Yoga Anatomy provides you with a deeper understanding of the structures and principles underlying each movement and of yoga itself.
From breathing to inversions to standing poses, see how specific muscles respond to the movements of the joints; how alterations of a pose can enhance or reduce effectiveness; and how the spine, breathing, and body position are all fundamentally linked.
Whether you are just beginning your journey or have been practicing yoga for years, Yoga Anatomy will be an invaluable resource—one that allows you to see each movement in an entirely new light.
With Yoga Anatomy, Second Edition, authors Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Matthews, both internationally recognized experts and teachers in anatomy, breathing, and bodywork, have created the ultimate reference for yoga practitioners, instructors, and enthusiasts alike.
QI GONG BOOKS
This book is recommended for two reasons: first, because is is so easy to follow for the complete novice and second, because the author used this routine to cure his own cancer. All qi gong routines are based upon the Eight Pieces of Brochade, the eight fundamental exercises explained in this book.
Qi Gong, like yoga is a study that can engross us for the rest of our lives and no matter how far and deep we venture, we will always find further to explore.
An exercise program that can actually release blocks to healing and get you centered…in six minutes a day? The simple, no impact, but very powerful movements of Qi Gong can do that and more, from increasing longevity to boosting the immune system. And this beautifully illustrated guide, written especially for beginners, introduces this amazing ancient art that balances and strengthens the life force. Those who try it can look forward to extraordinary health benefits!
This book is included because it is the story of a qi gong practitioner who used western chemotherapy and qi gong to overcome his cancer. It is one of the few books that offers the perspective of a spiritually dominant personality’s internal response to cancer. One particularly poignant passage was the author’s description of his qi gong students who abandoned him because he had cancer and therefore must not be a good teacher. The Eastern/Western perspective is enlightening.
“This book was written by a practitioner with first hand experience of Western medicine and a thorough knowledge of traditional Chinese practices. This, along with the incomparable motivation of saving his own life, made it possible for Sat Hon to achieve the realizations that are at the heart of his story. ” –Philip Glass
For those who wish to dig deeper into the magical world of qi gong, there is no better place to start than this book. The author, Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming, ” isa renowned author and teacher of Chinese martial arts and Qigong. Born in Taiwan, he has trained and taught Taijiquan, Qigong and Chinese martial arts for over forty-five years. He is the author of over thirty books, and was elected by Inside Kung Fu magazine as one of the 10 people who has “made the greatest impact on martial arts in the past 100years.” Dr. Yang lives in Northern California.”
Prix Bushido French Book Award WINNER – 1997
The Root of Chinese Qigong: Secrets for Health, Longevity, and Enlightenment is the absolutely best book for revealing the what, the why, and the how of qigong. When you know what qigong is, this will help you make the right decision; “is qigong going to be a good choice for me?” When you know why qigong is so effective, this will help you set realistic goals for your use of qigong in your health or martial arts training. When you know how qigong should be practiced, this will absolutely help you to attain your health or martial arts goals in an efficient and timely manner.
Qigong training can improve your health, cure illness, and help you overcome the stress of daily living. Qigong is the study of Qi, or vital energy, that circulates in the human body, and it has been practiced by the Chinese for thousands of years. Qigong is a unique and comprehensive approach to health and longevity, and can be trained by anyone. Get the most from your practice by understanding the principles and foundation of this ancient science.
Dr. Yang teaches sitting and standing meditation, demonstrates massage techniques, and explores the Qi pathways in your body. He explains correct breathing methods, shares secrets for quieting the mind, and discusses how to increase your body’s Qi supply. In addition, he also explains important concepts such as the Three Treasures and regulating the body, breath, and mind. Whatever style you practice, you’ll find the keys to successful training in the Root of Chinese Qigong.
• Improve your health with Qi (vital energy) training.
• Relieve stress with simple breathing techniques.
• Learn the secrets that will advance your practice.
• Discover the foundations of Chinese medicine.
• Eliminate tension with soothing relaxation exercises.
• Includes more than sixty detailed photos and illustrations. Strongly recommended for everyone who wants to study qigong, tai chi, or marital arts.
We include this remarkable book not for the technique it teaches but for the insight it provides into the human potential achieved by a living qi gong master. Like Autobiography of a Yogi, it communicates the magical world the adepts of inner work inhabit and the potential their achievements hold for all human beings.
This authorized biography of the contemporary Taoist expert Wang Liping (1949 -) tells the true story of his apprenticeship in Taoist wizardry, as well as Taoist principles and secrets of inner transformation.
The 18th-generation transmitter of Dragon Gate Taoism, Wang Liping is heir to a tradition of esoteric knowledge and practice accumulated and refined over eleven centuries. This is the first English translation by noted writer Thomas Cleary of the authorized biography by two longtime disciples of this living master of the Dragon Gate branch of the Complete Reality school of Taoism, which integrated Buddhism and Confucianism into a comprehensive new form of Taoism.
Eastern Model of Reality Resources:
For those who would like to deal with their illness by pursuing a more “Eastern” understanding of reality, we suggest books that cater to the Western scientific mind at first until the science of the more mystical model of reality is more fully grasped.
In this section we have chosen books that provide an effective, transforming view of the Eastern understanding of reality, a reality that sees the universe as mental, not material at its foundation. It is also a view the accommodates and explains important concepts long ago expunged from Western religions, like reincarnation, the soul, subtle energy and the remarkable powers of the mind.
The cancer patient unfamiliar with these ideas cannot be expected to learn this through traditional methods. These books will provide an excellent introduction and foundation and will inevitably lead the way to many other resources.
The main emphasis of these materials will be on the use of the mind and emotions as healing tools.
Hands of Light is in every way, one of the most important and remarkable books of the energy healing movement. Ms. Brennan has since developed a vast global school system to teach her methods and a practitioner from the Hands of Light School may be near at hand, where ever you are.
The book provides the most detailed drawings of the subtle energy field, that is the source of our energy and consciousness. This is the energy a cancer patient must cultivate and understand because the field is affected by negative emotions and by positive spiritual work.
This is the field the yogis of the East speak of and what a better way to enter the Eastern mindset or reality than through the scientific/visual method this book provides.
With the clarity of a physicist and the compassion of a gifted healer with fifteen years of professional experience observing 5,000 clients and students, Barbara Ann Brennan presents the first in-depth study of the human energy field for people who seek happiness, health and their full potential.
Our physical bodies exist within a larger “body,” a human energy field or aura, which is the vehicle through which we create our experience of reality, including health and illness. It is through this energy field that we have the power to heal ourselves.
This energy body — only recently verified by scientists, but long known to healers and mystics — is the starting point of all illness. Here, our most powerful and profound human interactions take place, the precursor and healer of all physiological and emotional disturbances.
Hands of Light is your guide to a new wholeness. It offers:
• A new paradigm for the human, in health, relationship, and disease
• An understanding of how the human energy field looks, functions, is disturbed, healed, and interacts with friends and lovers.
• Training in the ability to see and interpret auras
• Medically verified case studies of healing people from all walks of life with a variety of illnesses.
• Guidelines for healing the self and others.
• The author’s personal and intriguing life adventure which gives us a model for growth, courage and possibilities for expanded consciousness
HIDDEN MESSAGES IN WATER
Like Hands Hands of Light, Hidden Messages in Water, provides visual evidence of the power of the mind, the most important tool in healing. It verifies a message Easterners have been telling us for thousands of years, what we think and feel is important to our health. If negative or positive thoughts can alter the crystals structure of crystals, we can easily see what they are doing to our health.
In this New York Times bestseller, internationally renowned Japanese scientist Masaru Emoto shows how the influence of our thoughts, words and feelings on molecules of water can positively impact the earth and our personal health.
This book has the potential to profoundly transform your world view. Using high-speed photography, Dr. Masaru Emoto discovered that crystals formed in frozen water reveal changes when specific, concentrated thoughts are directed toward them. He found that water from clear springs and water that has been exposed to loving words shows brilliant, complex, and colorful snowflake patterns. In contrast, polluted water, or water exposed to negative thoughts, forms incomplete, asymmetrical patterns with dull colors. The implications of this research create a new awareness of how we can positively impact the earth and our personal health.
Wisdom of the OverSelf, is the final book of Dr. Brunton’s nine-book series intended to introduce the Western thinker to the most profound Eastern understanding of the mental universe. Like all of Brunton’s works, the book is dense, but rich and no better introduction to this subject exists in print. The chapter on the Scorpion of Death provides an excellent westernized description of the dying process.
It is relatively easy to imagine the universe being mental, but more difficult to see ourselves as mental, not physical. this book explains how this is achieved.
This early work on spirituality is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. It outlines ideas of karma, mentalism, metaphysics and much more. This is a fascinating work and highly recommended for anyone interested in the eastern mystical traditions.
This book was written in fulfilment of the promise made in The Hidden Teaching Beyond Yoga which, indeed, was really an attempt to clear an intellectual pathway for its abstruse and abstract tenets.
The Indian villager who has hoarded his money, coins, gold or jewels (for he has not yet acquired the banking or investment habit) proceeds to bury his most valuable treasure in the deepest ground, to be dug up only by the hardest labour. I too, have placed my best-regarded truths deep in the work which has been offered last to an audience drawn from the four corners of the civilized world. Consequently some plain hints were scattered here and there in the first volume that until the reader had the whole teaching put into his hands, he could not judge it aright and was indeed liable to form misconceptions.
Diet and Fasting Resources
In this section we have chosen four books that will provide a foundation in cancer nutrition and fasting. Fasting can be highly effective for the cancer patient, especially once one starts the fats protocol as the lymphatic system will be flushing more toxins than at any other time and fasting lets the body channel energy normally used for eating to assist with the task of cleansing.
CANCER DIET AND FASTING BOOKS
Cancer Diet Books
This book is an excellent place to start. Food is medicine to the cancer patient.
There is good news in the “war on cancer”. Optimal nutrition coupled with appropriate medical treatment can dramatically improve the quality and quantity of life and chances for a complete remission for most cancer patients. A well-nourished cancer patient can better manage the disease. Cancer is the number two cause of death in America and the developed nations of the world with one out of four dying from cancer and 38% of women and 43% of men projected to develop cancer over their lifetime.
While the overall death rate from cancer has not appreciably declined since the start of the multi-trillion dollar “war on cancer” in 1971, there is good news from the nutrition arena. Optimal nutrition can reduce the risks of developing cancer by up to 90%, hence it is a strong preventative tool for everyone. And nutrition can dramatically improve quality and quantity of life for the millions of patients who are being medically treated for cancer.
This book provides a well-documented approach for using an aggressive nutrition plan of food and supplements to:
reverse or avoid the common malnutrition that kills 42% of cancer patients
make chemo and radiation more of a selective toxin, thus protecting the patients’ cells while making the cancer cells more vulnerable to medical elimination
slow cancer by limiting the amount of sugar available in the blood and gut for the glucose-dependent cancer cells
stimulate the immune system, which is in charge of killing all unwanted cells in the body, such as cancer
using foods and nutrition supplements as “biological response modifiers” to upregulate the body’s built-in mechanism for eliminating cancer cells, such as apoptosis (programmed cell death).
There are many scientifically-supported nutrition factors that can slow or discourage cancer cells, including fish oil, phytoallexins from red and green fruits and vegetables, vitamin D, and much, much more.
This 400+ page book includes:
An audio CD for those who are too sick or tired to read
A clever “executive summary” for those who want the main bullet points without reading the whole book
A tear out two sided color chart with “rating your foods” and “better seasonings” to tape on your refrigerator
An extensive chapter on meal plans and recipes to make practical cancer fighting foods tasty and convenient
A comprehensive program for the cancer patient to use in conjunction with his or her doctor’s best medical care.
The author, Dr. Quillin, spent 10 years as vice president of nutrition for Cancer Treatment Centers of America, a nationwide network of cancer hospitals, having counseled thousands of cancer patients and working with oncologists to provide synergism between medicine and nutrition. Quillin also organized 3 international scientific conferences on nutrition and cancer, edited the textbook ADJUVANT NUTRITION IN CANCER TREATMENT, and has many legitimate credentials in clinical nutrition (bachelor’s, master’s, doctorate degrees in nutrition; registered and licensed dietitian (RD); certified nutrition specialist (CNS)) to support the credibility of this book.
BEATING CANCER WITH NUTRITION has become the definitive book on this subject, was a bestseller on amazon.com in 1999, has been translated into 5 other languages, and has received high praise from cancer patients and doctors alike.
Originally published in 1994, this book had complete rewrites and updates in 1998, 2001, and the most current version in 2005. This book empowers the patient to be a part of their own recovery from cancer. The positive reviews from cancer patients and family members posted on amazon.com speak for themselves. This program works.
The Paleo Diet helps us to return to the type of diet that best suits the body we were born into. One of the main causes of the exponential rise of cancer and other degenerative diseases is our abandonment of the diets of our own individual ancestors. A Hindu whose ancestors were vegetarians for thousands of years will do best on a be a vegetarian diet. Those of Celtic descent once at an abundance of organ meats and without out supplementation, will find themselves suffering the symptoms of an absence of fat in their diets.
Eat for better health and weight loss the Paleo way with this revised edition of the bestselling guide-over 100,000 copies sold to date!
Healthy, delicious, and simple, the Paleo Diet is the diet we were designed to eat. If you want to lose weight-up to 75 pounds in six months-or if you want to attain optimal health, The Paleo Dietwill work wonders. Dr. Loren Cordain demonstrates how, by eating your fill of satisfying and delicious lean meats and fish, fresh fruits, snacks, and non-starchy vegetables, you can lose weight and prevent and treat heart disease, cancer, osteoporosis, metabolic syndrome, and many other illnesses. Breakthrough nutrition program based on eating the foods we were genetically designed to eat-lean meats and fish and other foods that made up the diet of our Paleolithic ancestors.
This revised edition features new weight-loss material and recipes plus the latest information drawn from breaking Paleolithic research
Six weeks of Paleo meal plans to jumpstart a healthy and enjoyable new way of eating as well as dozens of recipes
This bestselling guide written by the world’s leading expert on Paleolithic eating has been adopted as a bible of the CrossFit movement
The Paleo Diet is the only diet proven by nature to fight disease, provide maximum energy, and keep you naturally thin, strong, and active-while enjoying every satisfying and delicious bite.
THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO FASTING: Heal Your Body Through Intermittent, Alternate-Day, and Extended Fasting
This book presents a moderate, safe approach to fasting.
Thousands of books have been written about the latest and greatest diets that will help people lose weight and improve health. But a key element in any successful nutritional health program is a tried-and-true method that most people haven’t thought about—yet it could be revolutionary for taking health to the next level. This ancient secret is fasting.
Fasting is not about starving oneself. When done right, it’s an incredibly effective therapeutic approach that produces amazing results regardless of diet plan. In fact, Toronto-based nephrologist Dr. Jason Fung has used a variety of fasting protocols with more than 1,000 patients, with fantastic success. In The Complete Guide to Fasting, he has teamed up with international bestselling author and veteran health podcaster Jimmy Moore to explain what fasting is really about, why it’s so important, and how to fast in a way that improves health. Together, they make fasting as a therapeutic approach both practical and easy to understand.
The Complete Guide to Fasting explains:
• why fasting is actually good for health
• who can benefit from fasting (and who won’t)
• the history of fasting
• the various ways to fast: intermittent, alternate-day, and extended fasting
• what to expect when starting to fast
• how to track progress while fasting
• the weight loss effects of fasting
• how to ward off potential negative effects from fasting
The book also provides tools to help readers get started and get through their fasts, including a 7-Day Kick-Start Fasting Plan and healing liquid recipes.
This book has been the bible of fasting for decades of more serious fasters. Bragg recommends 4 (seasonal) 10 day fasts a year, for example. Paul Bragg was a life extension specialist who lived what he taught. He died in his mid-nineties in a surf board accident, looking at the time to be no more than mid-sixties.
Paul Bragg is one of the most remarkable figures of the health food movement his accomplishments are listed as:
Bragg originated, named and opened the first Health Food Store in America.
Bragg Health Crusades pioneered the first Health Lectures across America. Bragg inspired followers to open Health Stores across America and then worldwide.
Bragg was the first to introduce pineapple juice and tomato juice to America.
He introduced Juice Therapy in America by importing the first hand-juicers.
He was the first to introduce and distribute honey and date sugar nationwide.
Bragg pioneered Radio Health Programs from Hollywood three times daily in the 20s.
Bragg and daughter Patricia pioneered a Health TV show from Hollywood to spread The Bragg Health Crusade on their show, Health and Happiness. It included exercises, health recipes, visual demonstrations and guest appearances by famous, health-minded people.
Bragg opened the first health restaurants and the first health spas in America.
He created the first health foods and products and then made them available nationwide: herbal teas, health beverages, vitamin drinks, seven-grain cereals and crackers, health cosmetics, health candies, calcium, vitamins and mineral supplements, wheat germ, digestive enzymes from papaya, herbs and kelp seasonings, and amino acids from soybeans. Bragg inspired others to follow (Schiff, Shaklee, Twin Labs, Herbalife, etc.) and now thousands of health items are available worldwide!
The books included in this short list will provide a good foundational understanding of all the cancer patient needs to know to begin using, growing, and processing cannabis. We have also included several peer reviewed papers from the rapidly growing body of work on cannabis.
One might say that cannabis and cancer go together because cannabis not only helps heal cancer, but it makes the horrible drugs used to fight cancer more tolerable. It reduces side effects, it give the patient a lift and lets the patient sleep soundly at night. Cannabis can reduce the need for a three quarter of the drugs used as part of conventional cancer protocol. This reduces the side-effects caused by the drugs and unlike the drugs, cannabis has the side-effect of healing.
Author, Clint Werner, a veteran journalist from the field of preventative health, wrote this book in 2011, at the beginning of the current cannabis surge in popularity and some of this is due to this book.
The book is written clearly and is easy to read. It explains the science, history and and how it works to heal and provides an excellent basic understanding of this remarkable herb, for a cancer patient wishing to understand and build confidence in its healing power.
Endorsements from Author’s site:
“This book should be required reading for all medical professionals, politicians, and everyone interested in health and wellness.” -Andrew Weil MD
“I learned more from this book than anything I’ve read in the past decade.” -Marsha Rosenbaum, Ph.D., Sociologist, Drug Policy Alliance
“Clint Werner argues forcefully that the health benefits of marijuana far exceed its dangers. Much of the evidence is preliminary but it adds up to a call for professional, large-scale scientific research to access this ever more popular herb.”-Robert Bazell, NBC News and author Her-2: The Making of Herceptin, a Revolutionary Treatment for Breast Cancer
“This book is a must read for anyone who wishes to know the science and politics behind the medical marijuana movement. When yuo hear a claim that sounds unbelievable, this is a great source to separate fact from fiction.”-Keith Stroup, founder of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML)
The methods we provide for growing cannabis are as foolproof as possible and will result in an excellent crop. However, cannabis growing is a sophisticated art and the more we know about it, the more we will enjoy it.
This book provides everything most growers will ever need to know about growing cannabis.
The most comprehensive guide to marijuana gardening ever written is back with all new information and updated advice for cannabis enthusiasts. Over 200 additional pages of all new information are included in this book, from all new lighting equipment and techniques, to highly advanced cannabinoid extraction techniques and detailed, step-by-step gardening guides for novice and professional growers alike.
This book contains over 700 pages, with all new photos and step-by-step guides to every aspect of marijuana horticulture, plant breeding, and hash production. Featuring a handy quick start guide at the beginning to allow growers to get started right away, and hone their techniques as they read the later chapters in more detail. The biggest, most comprehensive, and straightforward guide to marijuana horticulture ever published.
This is an excellent, first-hand account of a patient who cured a serious cancer using cannabis oil alone. The book provides specific instructions using SHORAK oil, oil made by burning off alcohol. The final product is a thick black tar that is put in a syringe. This is also known as the Rick Simpson recipe. The oil recipe provided on this site is safer to to make. Approximately, one tsp. is the equivalent of one dose of SHORAK oil, but this is only approximate.
A practical, easy-to-understand guide how to kill your cancer with cannabis and keep yourself cancer-free
Don’t expect to hear this from your doctor!
In 2012, the author’s son Mike was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. After three operations, including a colostomy and subsequent chemotherapy, mother and son searched for alternative treatments, but most of what they found was snake oil information—dishonest people trying to sell so-called “miracle cures” to vulnerable patients,” often with fancy sales pitches.
A German university’s research article about cannabis cancer treatment changed Mike’s life. After five months of cannabis therapy doctors confirmed that Mike was cancer free.
Not being satisfied with dispensary marijuana, Mike developed his own strains, concentrating mostly on high CBD plus THC combinations. He now has generated dozens of amazingly powerful SHAROK cannabis strains for cancer treatment, but also for other diseases like epilepsy, Tourette syndrome, Parkinson’s disease, MS, chronic pain management, sleep disorders, chemotherapy side effects, PTSD, etc.
For three years now, mother and son have worked in cancer support groups, sharing Mike’s cannabis products with fellow patients. Patients’ testimonials speak of their happiness and relief about their miraculous cannabis healing.
In this book you will learn about:
How Mike’s cannabis oil cured his own cancer and that of friends and fellow patients.This means you don’t have to wade through dozens of websites, books, YouTube videos or forums. Using this method you can start your own healing almost immediately.
The endocannabinoid system (our body’s own cannabinoid manufacturing system)
The cannabis plant
THC versus CBD
The healing powers of high CBD strains
How to choose the best delivery method (smoking, vaporizing, ingesting, edibles, topical application or rectal administration)
How to beware of hemp oil hustlers
How to dose accurately. Many cannabis patients have difficulty getting used to ingesting or using cannabis. While over-dosing tends to cause undesirable side effects, too little medicine reduces the effect. With this guide you will learn how to ease into cannabis treatment without difficulty and use the correct amounts at the right time.
The complete SHORAK treatment plan for cancer
SHORAK medicinal strains versus dispensary strains
How to make your own cannabis oil
New SHORAK cannabis medicinal strains currently under development
Essential Fats Resources
ESSENTIAL FATS BOOKS
It is a stated purpose of this site to gather or link to as much of the existing research in existence on the subject of essential fatty acids. We can set such an ambitious goal because of the scarcity of such materials. Essential fats are the most under explored area in nutritional science. The stigma attached to “low-fat, no-fat” thinking due to the faulty work of the theory’s pioneer Ansel Keyes, in the 1950s, is responsible for this lack of interest.
Below is a list of the most important, foundational books on the subject. Most of these books are out of print and, but can be purchased used.
The world’s top three experts on the subject are also the three individuals listed in our About Us page. Dr. David Horrobin, Prof. Brian Peskin and Paul Beatty. The best foundational books are those written by Dr. Horrobin and Prof. Peskin.
Dr. David Horrobin Books
In 1990, Dr. Horrobin collected and published all of the available research at the time on the subject of essential fatty acids. One book. That’s all it required. With his passing, research on the subject slowed significantly.
Dr. Horrobin perhaps became distracted by the endless number of ailments the oils cured and shareholders were displeased that he didn’t concentrate on ailment they could commercialize. His company invested $100 million in research over the years and Dr. Horrobin wrote and published over 800 papers.
Containing essays by leading investigators in Europe and North America, this volume offers an authoritative examination of the biochemistry, pathophysiology and therapeutic use of EFAs. While it scrutinizes the clinical benefits of both types of EFAs, omega-6 and omega-3 derived from linoleic acid and alpha-linolenic acid respectively, it highlights the effectiveness of the much-neglected omega-6. In order to underscore the importance of n-6 EFAs, the book characterizes the functions of EFA in normal human physiology. These functions include roles in structure of cellular membranes, in the formation of prostanoids and leukotrienes, and in the transport and disposal of cholesterol.
Dr. Horrobin’s initial work with essential oils was in the field of diseases of the brain, because the brain is comprised of up to sixty percent omega 6. As a result, he achieved remarkable success in healing bi-polar disorder, schizophrenia and preventing the onset of Alzheimers and dementia.
The oils also so great success with postpartum syndrome, because the mother, deficient in omega 6, can sacrifice up to 7 percent of her brain tissue to the child, because in nature, the requirements of the child override those of the mother.
The book is included because it give the reader an insight into Dr. Horrobin’s thinking processes on this subject. We accept many of the diseases of the brain as unavoidable with the onset of age, but this does not need to be the case.
This radical, highly readable and absorbing narrative leads to a new understanding of human evolution.
100,000 years ago we became human, and technical, religious, artistic, military and criminal abilities emerged. The first modern humans migrated from Africa to Eurasia and Australasia, carrying with them the genetic basis of schizophrenia, the only major illness found to the same extent in all racial groups. Modern evidence shows that families where schizophrenia is present are also exceptionally creative in many different fields. Albert Einstein and James Joyce each had a schizophrenic child. David Horrobin draws on his knowledge of evolution, medicine and psychiatry to generate a startling hypothesis: we are human because some of us are schizophrenic and because a “touch of schizophrenia” is associated with that creativity which defines us and separates us from our nearest primate relatives.
Professor Brian Peskin Books
PEO Solution is a collaborative effort between Prof. Peskin, the world’s leading authority on essential fatty acids and Dr. Robert Rowen, a highly recognized naturopath, and International Authority on Oxidative Medicine. This is medicine that deals with getting oxygen into the cell. Since this is main function of omega 3 and 6, the book provides the most comprehensive treatment of this subject in print.
Prof. Peskin and Dr. Rowen appear to be at opposite ends of the spectrum on nutrition with Prof. Peskin recommending meat, even red meat and Dr. Rowen recommending a vegan diet. Other than the meat issue, they are quite close together in their beliefs as both recommend low sugar low carbohydrate above all else.
This book provides a thorough challenge to the omega three myth and Prof. Peskin explains the damage too much omega three can cause to the body. Considering nearly every naturopath over the past three or four decades has recommended omega three in much higher doses than we now know is safe, this information is essential.
The title refers to “parent-essential oils” a term that refers to fact that there are only two oils the body can not produce–omega 3 and omega 6. From these parent essential oils, the body can form all other derivatives. Many of the oils sold as supplements are derivatives which end up competing for oxygen.
We encourage cancer patients to spend as much time as possible reading about the science that underlies the effectiveness of the essential fatty acids. Building knowledge that will heal us, is itself healing. It sends a signal to the subconscious that we have started onto a new path of understanding that will lead to health. Achieving a solid understanding of this science will lead to a much deeper sense of confidence in the therapy, a confidence we will need to rely on in the face of the opinions of oncologists and family. This book is the best place to start to build this knowledge, although some might find it easier to start with PEO SOLUTION.
Nexus Magazine called this “One of the most important books you could ever read if you want to understand and prevent cancer.”
From Caduceus Magazine:
“This is a must-read for cancer patients and their physicians. … In conclusion, Peskin and his collaborator Habib have courageously picked up a tiger by the tail in promoting the ideas of Warburg against an orthodox cancer research that stubbornly dismisses such approaches, relentlessly pur- suing drug-based therapies, but they nevertheless point the most promis- ing way forward in cancer treatment, long overdue for serious research and clinical attention.” (emphasis added)
Decades ago, Nobel Prize-winner in physiology/medicine Otto Warburg, MD, PhD., discovered the prime cause of cancer, lack of cellular oxygenation. Medical scientists in the USA verified it, too. Unfortunately, no one knew how to make use of his amazing discovery until now. Cancer is the most terrifying word in the English language. It has become a world-wide plague with no end in sight. We are told that cancer is in our genes and there is nothing you can do. Decades ago, Nobel Prize-winner, Otto Warburg, M.D., Ph.D., discovered cancer’s prime cause, but no one knew how to make use of his amazing discovery until now. The prime cause of cancer has little to do with the current anticancer recommendations, such as eating more fruits and vegetables, adding soy, denying yourself delicious meats, increasing exercise, and so-called healthy eating. After years of painstaking, meticulous, scientific research, cancer has now been completely demystified. You will learn how to stop cancer’s prime cause. Utilizing the most current, up-to-date science as found in the leading medical textbooks and cancer journals, along with Brian’s unique insight and ability to connect the dots cancer does not have to be in yours or your loved ones’ future. Physicians around the world are implementing the information found in this landmark book.
Miscellaneous Cancer Books
The books and resources listed in this section are presented in no particular order. They are excellent books that will assist with the healing process, but do not fit into other categories.
This is one of the most inspiring books a cancer patient can read initially, because it is filled with stories of other cancer patients who, despite the odds, found a way.
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.
While getting her Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkley, Dr. Turner, a researcher, lecturer, and counselor in integrative oncology, was shocked to discover that no one was studying episodes of radical (or unexpected) remission—when people recover against all odds without the help of conventional medicine, or after conventional medicine has failed. She was so fascinated by this kind of remission that she embarked on a ten month trip around the world, traveling to ten different countries to interview fifty holistic healers and twenty radical remission cancer survivors about their healing practices and techniques. Her research continued by interviewing over 100 Radical Remission survivors and studying over 1000 of these cases. Her evidence presents nine common themes that she believes may help even terminal patients turn their lives around.
Carolyn Myss is considered the world’s most accurate medical intuitive, beating even Edgar Cayce.
A bold account of the development of human consciousness and spirituality over the ages and an examination of the dynamic global transformation of attitudes about healing.
For more than fifteen years, Caroline Myss has studied why some people heal, while others do not. In her previous book, Anatomy of the Spirit,Dr. Myss illuminated the hidden interactions of belief and body, soul and cell to show how, as she inimitably puts it, “your biography becomes your biology.” In Why People Don’t Heal and How They Can, she builds on her earlier teachings of the seven different energy centers of the body to provide a vital self-healing program for physical and spiritual disorders. With her characteristic no-nonsense style and high-voltage storytelling, she exposes and explodes the five myths about healing, explains the cultural and individual contexts in which people become physically and spiritually ill and invested in “woundology,” and teaches new methods of working with the challenges that the seven energy centers embody.
To help you get and stay on the path to wellness, Dr. Myss provides rituals and prayers for gaining a symbolic perspective on your life issues; for bolstering your personal power; and for connecting with a universal divine energy. Dr. Myss’s breakthrough views on energy medicine and her active approach to healing life issues and physical illness will help you overcome the mental blocks that keep you from becoming well.
This book represents one of the first scientific approaches to the “medicine of the future”.
The original comprehensive guide to energetic healing with a new preface by the author and updated resources.
• Explores the actual science of etheric energies, replacing the Newtonian worldview with a new model based on Einstein’s physics of energy.
• Summarizes key points at the end of each chapter to help the serious student absorb and retain the wealth of information presented.
Vibrational Medicine has gained widespread acceptance by individuals, schools, and health-care institutions nationwide as the textbook of choice for the study of alternative medicine. Trained in a variety of alternative therapies as well as conventional Western medicine, Dr. Gerber provides an encyclopedic treatment of energetic healing, covering subtle-energy fields, acupuncture, Bach flower remedies, homeopathy, radionics, crystal healing, electrotherapy, radiology, chakras, meditation, and psychic healing. He explains current theories about how various energy therapies work and offers readers new insights into the physical and spiritual perspectives of health and disease.
This book, written by a well-known scientist with a background in biophysics and biology brings together evidence from a range of disciplines to provide an acceptable explanation for the energetic exchanges that take place in all therapies. It addresses a growing interest in the field of mind-body medicine and the role of natural “energy forces” within the body in maintaining normal health and wellbeing. This in turn has lead to interest in how these energies or forces may be channelled to assist in healing and the restoration of normal health.
We include this “occult” book in our list because there are few books in print that define the subtle laws of the universe. Deep healing requires a basic understanding of these laws. Only one of the universal laws seems to get much attention, the law of attraction, because it is used by get-rich-quick motivational speakers around the world. The other laws are just as important.
The term “occult” refers to inner work in this case.
The most popular occult work of the twentieth century–now in a hardbound edition that evokes the original volume, with a new introduction by scholar of mysticism Richard Smoley.
For generations, readers have debated the origins and studied the knowledge of this mysterious exploration of Hermetic wisdom, attributed to “Three Initiates.”
Now in its second century, The Kybalion is restored to hardcover in a beautiful vegan-leather casing with gold stamping, acid-free paper, gold-foil page edges, and a red ribbon place marker. This commemorative volume evokes the appearance of the occult landmark’s first edition.
The new introduction by Richard Smoley, a celebrated scholar of mystical traditions, makes this a historical keepsake.
The secret to the success of the fats protocol is it gets oxygen into the mitochondria, the energy engine of the cell. It doesn’t matter if we get oxygen into the bloodstream, if the mitochondria cannot breath.
With information for patients and practitioners on optimizing mitochondrial function for greater health and longevity
Why do we age? Why does cancer develop? What’s the connection between heart failure and Alzheimer’s disease, or infertility and hearing loss? Can we extend lifespan, and if so, how? What is the Exercise Paradox? Why do antioxidant supplements sometimes do more harm than good? Many will be amazed to learn that all these questions, and many more, can be answered by a single point of discussion: mitochondria and bioenergetics.
In Mitochondria and the Future of Medicine,
Naturopathic Doctor Lee Know tells the epic story of mitochondria, the widely misunderstood and often-overlooked powerhouses of our cells. The legendary saga began over two billion years ago, when one bacterium entered another without being digested, which would evolve to create the first mitochondrion. Since then, for life to exist beyond single-celled bacteria, it’s the mitochondria that have been responsible for this life-giving energy. By understanding how our mitochondria work, in fact, it is possible to add years to our lives, and life to our years.
Current research, however, has revealed a dark side: many seemingly disconnected degenerative diseases have tangled roots in dysfunctional mitochondria. However, modern research has also endowed us with the knowledge on how to optimize its function, which is of critical importance to our health and longevity. Lee Know offers cutting-edge information on supplementation and lifestyle changes for mitochondrial optimization, such as CoQ10, D-Ribose, cannabinoids, and ketogenic dietary therapy, and how to implement their use successfully. Mitochondria and the Future of Medicine an invaluable resource for practitioners interested in mitochondrial medicine and the true roots of chronic illness and disease, as well as anyone interested in optimizing their health.