The Definitive Guide to Thriving After Cancer

The Definitive Guide to Thriving After Cancer (Random House, 2013) introduces you to the Five to Thrive® plan. This groundbreaking cancer prevention plan will show you how to influence the way your cells behave to create an internal environment that moves you away from disease and towards vibrant health. Easy-to-read and deeply personal, Definitive Guide to Thriving After Cancer is a truly innovative wellness plan that offers an accessible lifestyle program for optimizing health and wellness after a diagnosis of cancer. The Five to Thrive Plan will help you thrive in the most ultimate sense! Available at the following outlets:


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Praise Quotes

"The study of epigenetics is completely changing the way we view disease prevention and treatment. In Five to Thrive, information about the epigenetic impacts on cancer prevention is shared with the general public in an easy-to-understand, life-changing way. By describing the epigenetic impacts on five key bodily pathways, the authors are able to effectively teach readers how to use this information to positively transform their health. Tracing the epigenetic impacts of diet, lifestyle, and dietary supplements on cancer prevention is innovative and necessary. This book is likely to help a lot of people."

—Ajay Goel, PhD, Director of Epigenetics and Cancer Prevention at Baylor University

"Combining scientifically reliable information and compassion, Alschuler and Gazella have created a useful and practical cancer prevention plan. The personal stories from the authors that are peppered throughout the book make it even more interesting and compelling. If you are concerned about preventing cancer, you should read this book."

—Alan R. Gaby, MD, author of the textbook Nutritional Medicine

"This book is not only a passionate and well-written reminder to live life to the fullest it is a template for how to do so.  As a physician for over twenty years, I have witnessed remarkable survivals against great odds.  We do not teach patients, however, how to transition from a survivor to a thriver. All of us can benefit from this well researched and articulate review of the influencers of "vital living.”  But for cancer survivors like myself, this book should be required reading.  I have told patients that their diagnosis can offer a blessing of opportunity to enrich every remaining moment of their lives. These authors have blessed us with Five to Thrive, a blueprint for building a better life in which we can thrive."

—Susan W Ryan, DO, Emergency Physician Denver, CO, and Melanoma Survivor

"Destined to become a go-to handbook for anyone interested in improving their health, this book can help diffuse the fears so often associated with the hows and whys of preventing cancer.  Amassed with personal insight, experience and dignity, the new work from the desks of Alschuler and Gazella is a must-read for anyone whose life has been affected by the disease."

—Daniel Rubin, ND, FABNO, Naturopathic Oncologist and Founder/Medical Director of Naturopathic Specialists, LLC, in Scottsdale, AZ

"Five to Thrive explains vibrant, vital strategies to support cancer prevention. With empowering information and inspiration, Lise Alschuler, ND, and Karolyn Gazella truly guide people to thrive. Follow this path on your journey to greater health." 

—Jeannine Walston, Co-Founder and Executive Director, EmbodiWorks and Brain Tumor Survivor

"Lise Alschuler and Karolyn Gazella are recognized leaders in the field of natural cancer prevention and treatment.  Now, they've distilled all their vital, cutting-edge information about cancer into a simple, easy-to-read book, a must-have resource for cancer patients and their families, as well as those who want to embrace a cancer-preventive lifestyle. Highly recommended!"

—Ronald Hoffman, MD, Founder and Medical Director of the Hoffman Center in New York City

"Reading Five to Thrive is like having a conversation with a caring and very well informed friend, intent on educating you to make healthy lifestyle changes and motivating you to sustain them. This incredibly valuable resource will serve not only to reduce the risk of cancer and its recurrence, but will also decrease obesity, diabetes, heart disease and many other chronic ailments in those who follow its sound advice.  If Five to Thrive—with its focus on health and wellness—were mandatory reading, there would be no need for Health Care Reform! I only wish my parents had had access to this information—for their sake and mine."

—Donald I. Abrams, MD, Chief, Hematology-Oncology, San Francisco General Hospital and Integrative Oncologist, with UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine

"Scientifically sound, and deeply moving, Five to Thrive is a rare combination of education and inspiration that motivates and empowers the reader to create the habits necessary to help keep cancer at  bay.  Nowhere have I read such an in depth explanation of why such things as exercise and laughter affect ourrisk of cancer so profoundly. The information on how the five pathways affect cancer risk is conveyed in a fun and approachable manner. Congratulations to Alschuler and Gazella for creating a simple, yet comprehensive plan that correctly prioritizes what we all need to do to be healthy."

—Tina Kaczor, ND, FABNO, Naturopathic Oncologist and Senior Medical Editor Natural Medicine Journal

"It is so important for people to have trustworthy information about how to lead healthier lives. With a powerful voice of compassion, optimism, and soulfulness, Five to Thrive offers just that. Readers will appreciate the wisdom contained in this book." 

—Philippa J. Cheetham, MD, Dept. of Oncology, Columbia University Medical Center, Co-host of Katz’ Corner radio show, Medical correspondent for Fox TV

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