November 15th, 2010
By: David Gutierrez
Eminent geologist Jane Plant is now promoting a dietary program for the treatment of cancer, saying that going dairy-free and eating cancer-protective foods helped cure her breast cancer where conventional Western medicine had failed.
Plant was first diagnosed with cancer at age 42. Over the next five years, the cancer recurred four times “despite a radical mastectomy, three further operations, 35 radiotherapy treatments, several chemotherapy treatments and irradiation of my ovaries to induce the menopause,” she writes in her book Your Life in Your Hands.
After the discovery of a cancerous lump in her neck, Plant came across statistics detailing the low rates of breast and prostate cancer in China. Since dairy is almost never consumed in China, she cut it out of her diet entirely and limited her intake of foods containing high levels of chemicals and hormones. She built her diet around foods that have been shown to protect against cancer.
The idea of a connection between diet and cancer is not new.
“The American Cancer Society estimates that of the 500,000 cancer deaths that occur in the United States, about one-third can be attributed to dietary factors, with another third being caused by cigarette smoking,” writes Phyllis A. Balch in her book Prescription for Nutritional Healing, 4th Edition.
Yet while the idea of preventing cancer with diet is widely accepted, the idea of treating it that way is more unconventional.
“Hence, the Plant Program (www.JanePlant.com) was born and, using it alongside conventional medicine, Jane has helped innumerable women and men to combat breast and prostate cancers – often not just stopping the cancer but reversing the disease’s path into secondaries and preventing it from returning,” writes Judith Potts in The Telegraph.