> Hello Jane
> This is just to let you know that I followed your diet guidelines
> rigorously, and have brought my PSA reading down from 5.2 last October to
> 3.3. Your ideas are very sound, and I'm sure that they will have helped
> thousands of men and women all over the world. Many thanks for your help.
> Best regards
> Mike W. (Wrexham, UK)

Dear Jane

I'd be delighted for you to use this testimonial and I am happy for my name to be added to it (Susan MacLennan, Aberdeen). I have also followed your nutritional advice.

I noticed one or two slight errors and potential areas of confusion in my statement so if it is to be added to a website I have amended it below:

Keeping Hair Through Chemo:

I want to thank you personally for the advice you give in 'Your Life in Your Hands'. I was diagnosed with breast cancer in August 2011, had a mastectomy in September 2011 and have just completed a course of FEC75 chemotherapy. One of my real fears was losing my hair, bad enough to lose a breast but I was terrified to be bald as that would really mark me out as a 'cancer victim'.

I religiously followed your juicing advice with a green juice plus spirulina in the morning and a carrot, apple and ginger juice in the evening. I also ate a fair amount of melon. Not only have I kept all my hair, but it is actually growing in thicker. I had it cut and coloured yesterday - 10 days after the last chemo, and my hairdresser was amazed at the amount of new growth.

I did use the cold cap too but was advised it only gives a 50% chance and that my hair would thin dramatically with it even if successful. My oncologist told me that the cold cap 'doesn't work' especially for people with fine hair like mine. My hair has always been quite fine but I now see it growing in thicker than ever.

I will tell everyone what my 'secret' was, and wondered if you have considered publicising this more widely - it is after all a major cause of concern for women undergoing chemotherapy.

Many thanks again.

> Hi Jane, this message is just a BIG BIG THANK YOU for helping to save my
> life. I truly believe my prayers were answered when God led me to your
> book. It's now 10 years since my diagnosis. Not only have I been clear of
> cancer but I am no longer suffering with benigh breast disease and breast
> pain which I lived with for 8 years previous to my diagnosis. I knew
> something terrible was going to happen to me because of the benigh lumps I
> was suffering with all those years before. I hope and pray you will always
> be out there saving more women/men. My frustration is when I tell others
> going through cancer about changing their lifestyles and dairy most don't
> want to know!! They find it unbelievable that something like milk which is
> promoted as healthy and is in our lives everyday can be bad for us. They
> say the Government wouldn't allow it (how brainwashed we all are). Anyway
> this message has been very late in coming. Once again THANK YOU, and may
> God keep you safe and continually helping us all. Sandra

Just a line to say thank you. 5 years after being diagnosed with a PSA of just under 50 and a Gleeson of 3+3 I am now cancer free due to your book "Prostate Cancer,understand,prevent and overcome." Trying to get the word out.
Again, thanks for giving me and my wife our lives back.

> Hi Jane, I attended a forum @ Woodford Folk Festival, Australia in
> December "Food is Medicine, Medicine if Food" and your book was
> recommended when the question of breast cancer arose. I read it in a few
> hours and felt so empowered. I cannot express my gratitude for sharing
> this information and your story. I am spreading the word and have started
> my own facebook page Cara's Healthy Hints. Warmest regards, cara
Hello Jane
You probably get lots of emails like this, but I just want to say thank you. I was diagnosed with oestrogen+ breast cancer in 2002 and I read both your books. I've used them ever since and still stick to your advice - I am still clear (Fingers crossed) despite having cells in my lymph in 2002. You're my hero.
Pat Tarttelin

Professor Plant

I am a Canadian dermatologist practising in the USA, an assistant professor of medicine at Dartmouth Medical School and a private practitioner.

I adore your chapter title "Milk is a Four Letter Word". Wonderful!

My work parallels yours, but my subject is acne. You could look at www.acnemilk.com.

There are three subjects to this missive

  1. I am going to take the liberty of sending you two CDs, one a Powerpoint, the other an audio CD of a 75 minute Focus Session given two years ago by me to the American Academy of Dermatology. I am certain you will see the parallels. I would very much like to hear your feedback. Is this best sent to Imperial College? Are you still there or is there a better address?
  2. I would very much like to spend an hour or so with you at some point and might be able to, I hope, in early June. My daughter is graduating from RCSI Dublin and I could nip over to London if we could arrange a time. Is there a chance?
  3. I would also dearly love to be able to arrange for you to speak on this side of the Atlantic. I haven't researched your presentation schedule yet so I'm not sure whether you have been over here before. Ideally, if there is a chance that I might be able to arrange for you to speak to the Women's Dermatology Society (my wife is also a dermatologist, but her interest is in vulval disease), I would be honored to help set it up. The date for 2009 would be Sunday March 8.
The venue is San Francisco. I know that is a distance away (both time and distance), but could you look at your schedule and tell me whether this tentative feeler might take hold?

I look forward to hearing from you.

Bill Danby
F. William Danby, MD, FRCPC
Adjunct Asst Prof Med (Dermatology)
And here are a couple of recent publications that you might have trouble accessing.
Acné et nutrition      Diet and acne

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