Surviving Cancer provides sound research and actionable steps that anyone can follow in order to live a longer and healthier life. Whether you’re interested in preventing cancer or stopping its spread once it has been diagnosed, John M. Poothullil’s book Surviving Cancer will be an invaluable resource.

Most people are baffled by cancer. They know it’s pervasive and a leading cause of death, yet no one can seem to agree on what causes it or how to cure it. For those who are at high risk of cancer due to genetics or environmental exposure, or for those who have already been diagnosed with the disease, this can be extremely disheartening.

Physician John M. Poothullil, who has studied cancer and diabetes for over twenty years and who fought his own battle against lymphatic cancer, encourages his audience to understand cancer like an iceberg: we generally only acknowledge the visible parts while ignoring the enormous pieces that are not as easily seen.

In his accessible, highly researched, and convincing new book, Poothullil opines that cancer grows when it is fed enough glucose. This is why cancer is pervasive among those with type 2 diabetes, who have higher than average supplies of glucose circulating through their bodies.

Backed by plenty of biological research—some of which is presented in a easy-to- understand way, though at points the book’s language becomes too technical—the book forwards the notion that the spread of cancer can be halted if cells are starved of glucose. Those who are prone to cancer or who have already been diagnosed with localized cancer should eliminate grains—the main glucose-delivering culprits—from their diet, Poothullil says.

With dietary recommendations, thoughts on exercise and supplements, stress-related information, and more, the book is a complete guide for those who want to fight against cancer.

With feet in the worlds of both nature and medicine, the book does an excellent job of not being too dogmatic. It does not decry conventional methods of cancer treatment such as chemotherapy or radiation, yet it encourages patients to be proactive about their own health by watching what they eat and drink and how they live their lives.

The book’s format is easy to navigate. It includes a helpful prologue, short and digestible chapters, and an accessible summary that provides conclusions and key points for convenient reference once the book is completed.

A must-have for those at high risk of developing the disease, Surviving Cancer provides sound research and actionable steps that anyone can follow in order to live a longer and healthier life.

Angela WoltmanForeword Magazine

Surviving Cancer: A New Perspective on Why Cancer Happens & Your Key Strategies for a Healthy Life offers several new perspectives on cancer that don’t appear in other books, despite the volume of literature produced yearly about cancer survival. The audience most likely to gain from the book include those who have been diagnosed with localized cancers that have not yet spread and those with a family history of cancer who have not yet been diagnosed. It also contains many points about diabetes and its link to cancer and treatment approaches; so diabetics will find much food for thought, here.

The first of these new perspectives lies in a key to understanding the science and medicine of cancer itself, fostered by Dr. Poothullil’s original thinking that since the dawn of time, cells are driven to divide. This backdrop suggests that we cannot stop cancer cells from forming –they constantly occur, but the body usually eliminates them. The remainder of the introductory section on why cancer happens thus delves into the physical properties of cancer, from abnormal and dysfunctional cell development and influences on cancer’s chemistry within the bigger picture of gene mutations. Those processes influence cancer development, the internal and external characteristics of cancer cells, and the role chronic inflammation plays in cancer’s ability to metastasize.

Part 2 presents the meat of the title and comes after explaining that cancer’s birth and progression is substantially aided by the consumption of carbohydrates from grains, producing glucose that feeds cancer cells. A surprising insight is also that the insulin the body produces to convert glucose to energy aids in producing a cancer-enriching environment. As a result, the book recommends that the way to halt cancer growth is to ‘starve’ cancer cells, by not consuming grains (“…if you have cancer, your goal should be to reduce your intake of glucose-producing grains to as close to zero as possible.”),

This approach involves adopting a diet that may actually assist diabetic diets. Dr. Poothullil also places matters in perspective when he points out that stopping cancer is a priority over controlling diabetes. This means that diabetics should try to cut down on their insulin injections and use diet to reduce their blood sugar, given that insulin promotes cancer growth.

Diet adjustments, exercise, and managing stress are not typically seen as key components of cancer-busting routines; but keep in mind that Surviving Cancer is not just about beating cancer, but promoting a healthier lifestyle overall.

Pair a new theory about the biological basis of why cancer appears and spreads which maintains that the body is constantly producing cancer cells as part of its natural process with a focus on changing the milieu which makes for a welcoming environment for cancer and you have a very different kind of cancer survival book that focuses on prevention, understanding, and an overall better approach to living.

Readers willing to make lifestyle changes to prevent, limit, and curtail cancer’s appearance and spread will find Surviving Cancer offers not just hope, but a proactive approach that places patients in charge of many different options.

D. DonovanSenior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review

This is an excellent book, intelligently written with a lot of new scientific knowledge included. I am looking forward to reversing diabetes by using these techniques. Dr. Poothullil is very credible and gives a lot of great advice. I’m impressed and highly recommend this book.

SunshineAmazon Customer

Dr. Poothullil has opened my eyes to the true culprit of my type 2 diabetes. I have already begun to implement his solutions in my daily diet. 
Thank you for all of your efforts in bringing this disease into the light. I always thought I would be stuck with this “disease” for the rest of my life, Dr. Poothullil has given me fresh hope in changing that outlook.

DavidAmazon Customer

I have read many books on Type II Diabetes, which I have, but none have both persistently pointed to the cause–grains, sugar, too much of all of it–while gently showing how to change it. I stress eat and I love pasta, bread, toast, bagels, rice, especially at night. Somehow, Dr. Poothullil’s clear but also kind direction about why and how we get diabetes really helped me recommit to changing what I am eating. I also like the simplicity of it–avoid these foods (unfortunately, the ones you want), and eat other foods. Eat these new foods slowly and enjoy them. Enjoy being alive and watch your blood sugar numbers drop.

MollyAmazon Customer

This book explains Type II Diabetes in a clear and concise way. Before reading it I had started to make partial changes recommended by Dr. Poothullil. The results has been significantly lower HA1c, lipid panel numbers and blood pressure, as well weight loss (more than 13% of my starting weight). Also off 2 of 4 medications. I am looking forward to implementing further changes suggested in this book to fully restore my health. I hope doctors will read this book and take it seriously. I have suggested it to several doctors. Thank you Dr. Poothullil for making relieving my anxiety and providing answers

SharonAmazon Customer

I’ve had diabetes for 25 years and have been on an insulin regiment for years. I’ve been doing what EAT CHEW LIVE says for the past month and I’ve already cut my insulin down to 1/3 of what I usually take and when I was on vacation for a week I was able to cut it out entirely. Thanks Dr. John Poothullil, you’re making a big difference in our lives.

Martha WolfType-2 Diabetic - Oregon

Through Dr. John Poothullil’s help and putting into practice EAT CHEW LIVE, I have lost over 100 pounds. It has given me hope there is another way to care for diabetes, think about food, and eat.

Randy JonhstonType-2 Diabetic - Oregon

Since reading EAT CHEW LIVE, I’ve cut my insulin intake in half. I would normally visit my doctor every three months, and now I don’t need to see him for another six. I used to check my blood sugar twice a day, and now I only check it once day. This book has made me a different person.

Jeanne FoxType-2 Diabetic - Oregon

EAT CHEW LIVE has changed my life. I was fascinated by Dr. John Poothullil’s theory that Type-2 diabetes is not caused by insulin resistance and I began implementing the practices from the book in my own life. In the first six months, my blood sugar went way down and I began to lose weight. I’m happy to recommend EAT CHEW LIVE because I know it will absolutely be a positive book in your life.

Rick BenzelType-2 Diabetic - California