Me, My Cells, and I: A Survivor's Seriously Funny Guide to the Science of Cancer

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Sentient Publications, 2011 - Health & Fitness - 312 pages
Conventional medical wisdom changes constantly, so how do we make educated health decisions? Me, My Cells, and I helps its readers sort through contradictory medical advice by comparing different cancer treatments, proposing the idea that when your cells have more energy, so will you. To learn how to deal with his advanced prostate cancer, Dave Ames studied Nobel Prize winning research and learned to make treatment and lifestyle choices resulting from the effects on his cells ability to use oxygen. This path through the maze of conflicting health advice showed him what to eat and how to counter the side effects of radiation. His treatments ran the gamut from conventional drugs and radiation, to the less-conventional such as dietary changes and the decidedly alternative practice of Qi Gong. Dave synthesized his copious research to write the book he wished was available when he was diagnosed, adding a big dose of humor to help the biochemistry go down. He explains the benefits of alternative medicine, how the body works, and the latest mainstream research on cancer. He believes that when it comes to cancer, it s not about beating the odds, it s about improving them."
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Lessons of the Lake
20
Your Brain versus the Universe
37
The Skinny on Fats
51
Bound by the Chains of Scientific Dogma
68
The Quadruple Whammy
81
Molecular Miracles
96
Electrons
114
The Warburg Effect
175
Hypoxia
185
Theres a Tumor in My Sweet Tooth
197
Reefer Madness
209
The Kiss of Death
224
It Doesnt Matter What You Believe
239
Fish Therefore I Am
251
The End of the Beginning
259

External Qi
128
Too Many Ohms in the Meridian
139
My HalfLife as a Dirty Bomb
155
Ionizing Radiation
163
Acknowledgments
273
Index
303
About the Author
313
Copyright

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About the author (2011)

Dave Ames is the author of three books about fly fishing and one book about cancer. He prefers fishing to having cancer, so when he got diagnosed and heard the dire odds, he set about trying to prove the doctors wrong. Cancer-free for several years now, he's on a mission to tell others how he did it. Dave grew up on the shores of Lake Erie. He was one of those kids who read Mark Twain and the Hardy Boys late into the night by a flashlight hidden under a blanket. Fishing came naturally to him. He graduated with a degree in geology from Allegheny College, and became a fly-fishing guide. He has spoken to audiences in the tens of thousands, in venues all over the country, and has kept his listeners roaring with laughter. He's been interviewed on regional and national television, and has written for a variety of newspapers and magazines.Dave lives in Missoula, Montana, where he's been known to do a bit of fishing now and then.

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