Overall rating and opinion of "Winning the War on Cancer" by Sylvie Beljanski

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Re: Overall rating and opinion of "Winning the War on Cancer" by Sylvie Beljanski

Post by Shruti Banik » 12 Jan 2019, 15:03

This is an amazing book and I can feel through the narration the pain, struggle, hope and despair of the author. It is truly motivational and a must read for those who enjoy a medically induced book.

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Post by SummerWine » 13 Jan 2019, 13:54

Unfortunately I lost a loved one to this terrible disease not long ago so I wish I had discovered this book some time before. I admire the author's courage of writing her dad's story and exposing some of the hardship he had to face. An interesting aspect is the way Beljanski explains how cancer appears - cells mutating due to environmental and emotional toxins. I love the fact that she writes in a way that even the uninitiated can understand.
It's a great and informative book to read and I sometimes wonder if (God forbid) facing such a disease would one choose the traditional course of treatment or go with an alternative one?

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Post by Fatima_Palacios » 13 Jan 2019, 15:46

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I loved the personal information that was included about the author's family and their struggle with the government. I thought some of the scientific information might lose some readers. My rating of the book is: 4 for the first chapters and 3 for the second half of the book = 3.5!
I was having doubts about finishing this book i think is 4 on the first chapters as well but i didn't think that would last, I'm glad to see the quality remains
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Post by Miahcahla » 13 Jan 2019, 17:44

I say 5 star. Very captivating and well written book. I loved the detail put into it. As for medicinal and big pharma. I could take all day to state my views.

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Post by NazirAhmad » 13 Jan 2019, 18:07

Reading this book is full of alacrity as the author tells how her father struggle before he died and her ably strong heart to endeavor in the accomplishment of the book eventually, this effort really deserves an absolute regard☺

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Post by NazirAhmad » 13 Jan 2019, 18:17

Reading this book is full of sympathy as the author enumerate how cancer became a dreadful disease nowadays to every living irrespective of your being a man or a woman, a boy or a girl, young or old and remain detrimental to death. This is full of sympathy 😔😔

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Post by HappyHatch » 13 Jan 2019, 19:43

I thought this book brought a large controversy to the table. The thought that there may be a cure for cancer out there but the pharmaceutical companies don't want it used it huge! This thought boggles my mind as I have had multiple family members suffer from cancer. I sincerely hope the use of this possible cure can come into effect soon!

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Post by Mr Justin » 14 Jan 2019, 08:14

Winning the War on Cancer: the Epic Journey towards a Natural Cure by Sylvie Beljanski is one of the interesting pieces of literature, mainly on the account the topic and the writing flair of author. Cancer, as a disease that has afflicted millions of lives in the world, everyone is keen to learn about scientific breakthrough on the discovery of natural cure.

The author adds spice to this story when she disclosed that her late father Mirko Beljanski PHD ,the first green molecular biologist, was called by then France President Mitterrand to treat his prostate cancer.

I like the book because it’s educative, informative and entertaining. However, id o not like the author‘s penchant to overrate the father by glorifying his achievements after his death.

Nevertheless, I would still recommend the book for others to read as it is not only educative, informative, entertaining but also provides vital information everyone needs to be armed with.

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Post by Kat H » 15 Jan 2019, 03:37

The author of "Winning the War on Cancer," Sylvie Beljanski, is brilliant and courageous! I give this book an enthusiastic FIVE. That Sylvie could take the torch from her father and run with it after all he had been through is nothing short of a miraculous, epic journey to get such important information far enough to put it in reach of the general public. The introduction grabbed me as soon as I realized it was about a subject I am passionate about--integrative medicine. I can't wait to read through the whole book. I have been riveted by the heart-wrenching story that was unfolding on two continents, all in the name of honest research only to have it confiscated. Thank you, Sylvie, for bringing it out in the open! I recommend your book to anyone who desires freedom of information and natural cures.

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Post by Sicily Joy » 15 Jan 2019, 20:37

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I gave this a book a four out of four stars. I felt that is was well-written, and the author did an excellent job of weaving a personal story with data and drier information. As a chemical-engineering student, I have encountered many texts that have incredible backstories, but the author forgoes that story in favor of slamming readers with heavy amounts of data and research. I think this author appropriately delivered data without overwhelming readers. I encountered some typos here and there, but nothing worth losing a star over. I also went over to the foundation's website to see what was available there. I found that the website backed up what the author was saying, particularly in the realm of research. Furthermore, the journals and universities mentioned as associates of the foundation, or involved in research with the foundation are all well-known and reputable. Many of the journals mentioned weren't your average, run-of-the-mill subscription, and often require significant work to get published in. The extensive footnotes and access to links for further information also lead me to believe that this foundation's work is built from evidenced-based research.
I have only sampled the book. But from what I read I agree with you. I enjoy how she mixed good research with personal experience. She does a great deal of showing what this research actually matters on a human level.

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Post by cpru68 » 16 Jan 2019, 09:47

I absolutely was fascinated by this book. Not only does it contain amazing facts about the subject of cancer and what this author's father did with plant extracts to help people, but it is a book showing honor to her dad. I enjoyed the way she blended scientific fact while recounting the turmoil she went through to continue with his work. I liked how the timing of people and events seemed to occur right when she needed help. I have already recommended this book to people because this information needs to get to the public, and I would give it a four out of four stars. It is such a great resource for those who are looking for natural remedies for cancer, and I am hopeful that one day we will see the working together of traditional medicine with natural therapies. There should be no conflict between the two.
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Post by Zora C Penter » 17 Jan 2019, 21:17

I just finished the book and will be rating it a 3/4. The content is amazing and does appear well researched, but there are quite a few grammatical errors and formatting issues that can make some of the writing difficult to read. Thus, the loss of the star.

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Post by chelhack » 17 Jan 2019, 22:54

I give this book a 3 out or 4 star rating. I like the fact that she is still trying to get the word out to help people win with cancer
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Post by ChristeenaP » 18 Jan 2019, 19:46

gali wrote:
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This is a discussion topic for the January 2019 Book of the Month, Winning the War on Cancer: The Epic Journey Towards a Natural Cure by Sylvie Beljanski. What is your overall opinion of the book? What do you like most about it? What do you like least? Will you recommend the book to other people? Why or why not?

I am usually not too interested in nonfiction books. This one definitely caught my attention! I found I actually enjoyed learning about the work of the Beljanski family. I liked how Sylvie included personal stories to provide the reader with more background and understanding. That personal touch was my favorite part. It kept the book from being too dry. At the same time, she provided plenty of facts to support the information that was provided. There was not a part of this book that I disliked. I recommended this book to those who are looking to learn about natural remedies. People who are specifically dealing with a cancer diagnosis may benefit the most. However, I encourage everyone to read this book!

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Post by Faithmwangi » 19 Jan 2019, 10:04

I haven't gone very far with this read. However, the much I have covered I would give it a four out of four stars. The author does make her statements clear and shares her knowledge very well.
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