Winning the War on Cancer by Sylvie Beljanski is an informative book about a natural remedy for cancer. It primarily focuses on the benefits of the extracts from Pao pereira and Rauwolfia vomitoria. Sylvie also mentions her father’s research regarding Ginkgo biloba and RNA fragments. This book is not only about the natural remedies and the successful outcomes associated with their use. Sylvie also provides the readers with background information regarding the various perspectives towards these natural remedies, and why some are opposed.
Sylvie informs you that there are a lot of natural remedies available. She explains that they are not well-known due to the pressure from big pharmaceutical companies and governments who are looking to make money. Economics fuel the push for synthetic treatments as opposed to the use of natural supplements. This is emphasized throughout the book. We also discover how the French government shut down Dr. Mirko Beljanski’s research lab in an attempt to silence the success of these natural remedies. Sylvie also explains how these extracts were most beneficial when combined with traditional treatments like chemotherapy or surgery.
This book really sparked my interest in finding out more about natural remedies. It causes you to think about how many times you’ve been given a synthetic treatment option with negative side effects. Subsequently, I began to wonder how many natural remedies are out there that I don’t know of. I really enjoyed how Sylvie provided personal stories and patient portrayals. It allowed the reader to relate to the story. There were not any parts of the book that I did not like.
I give Winning the War on Cancer 3 out of 4 stars. Overall, the story was easy to read. Numerous facts supported the information provided. Sylvie also did a great job with writing the story in a way that was easy for a typical reader to understand. While it included some scientific terms, they were defined throughout the story. If it was allowed, I would rate this book 3.5 stars. The only reason I did not give it 4 stars was because of the grammar errors that I found.
I would recommend this book to others. It would appeal most to individuals who are looking to learn more about natural alternatives to today’s traditional treatment options. Those who are currently facing a cancer diagnosis could benefit immensely from the information provided. Even if you are not interested in natural remedies, there is a part of the story that covers questions that patients should address with their providers prior to making treatment decisions. These questions do not only pertain to cancer, but to any diagnosis. While I respect the fact that there are going to be individuals who oppose these treatment alternatives, I encourage everyone to read this book.