Is this book an opinion or result of a research?

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Re: Is this book an opinion or result of a research?

Post by Sarah Tariq » 31 Jan 2019, 02:03

You are right, the author has degree in some other decipline. But actually she is presenting this book from the perspective of her father's research. She has sufficiently provided facts and figures to support this research. Plus, she has cited many cases that were solved using this healing method, that includes both traditional and natural ways to cure Cancer. So I am of view that this book is quite authentic, and is a great source of hope for those who are undergoing painful traditional treatment of cancer.
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Post by cristinaro » 31 Jan 2019, 05:13

I think it is well-researched since it is backed up by scientific and statistical data as well as professional studies in the field. It is, after all, Sylvie's attempt to make her father's work known to the general public.
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Post by T_stone » 01 Feb 2019, 08:54

Personally, I think the authors opinions in this book were based further researches in addition to her fathers'.
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Post by HRichards » 01 Feb 2019, 14:18

The book seems to have quite a bit of research behind it. The author may have not gotten a degree in the subject, but they seem like they've done valid research. Possibly some more credibility might be added to the book if there was some more high level research, but I felt like this book had good points made.

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Post by KSaxer » 01 Feb 2019, 14:37

She acknowledges her lack of knowledge right off and constantly supports her statements with footnotes to the research her father did, which is included in the book. I agree that she did surround herself with people who do have the science background to understand the research as well as support her.

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Post by Georgia Lyonhyde » 03 Feb 2019, 09:10

I'm more inclined to see this as a book offering an opinion. Whilst there may be research involved, it isn't enough to sway me to step away from traditional medical practices even if they do involve toxins.
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Post by Susmita Biswas » 05 Feb 2019, 14:28

This is the result of his father's research.

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Post by Timjim » 05 Feb 2019, 19:29

Well, I think the author's background in this field is not strong enough for this book to qualify as a research.

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Post by Loraboogaard » 06 Feb 2019, 21:31

As a Christian, I do believe that at creation everything was perfect, even the food. Adam and Eve didn’t need pesticides and fertilizers to make their fruits and vegetables grow. When sin came into the world, things became imperfect. Bugs, disease, and so on. As time has gone by, these things have multiplied so many times. New diseases are discovered every day! I am a survivor of a blood cancer, in fact, it’s the fifth rarest disease in the world, with a five year life expectancy. It was a miracle that I am here today. As I went into the emergency room one night, there was a doctor on call who happened to have just finished reading a book on this disease and diagnosed me. A very long story, short. I was put on a non FDA approved drug that I could feel working immediately. This drug has brutal side effects and I will have to be on it for life. The past two years, I have been experimenting with different foods and oils to see if my side effect could be eliminated through eating.
Because of certain natural products, I now have a full head of hair, my joint pain is gone,and people I don’t even know are coming up to me and telling me how beautiful my complexion is. (When I first started the drug I had acne and cysts all over my face). I feel better than I ever have! I do believe that God put plants and trees on this earth that serve a purpose. We just need to find the right ones for the right ailments. The human body is a very complicated and an amazing creation. We will never understand it completely. The author and her father are on the right track, though. Each person is different and each disease is different, and I believe that no two people are alike, and have to be treated differently. I highly recommend this book if you have cancer or other health problems. I also highly recommend you to see a doctor who specializes in these natural cures. You cannot attempt them on your own (other than eating organic food that grows in the ground, like God intended for us to eat). It is way too complicated. People who are experts on this subject have spent their whole life in research.

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Post by Popcorn1 » 09 Feb 2019, 21:23

This book has a lot of references that proves that it is not opinion-based. When I read the book, I found that Sylvie did not write any assumptions about the natural cure. All that she had presented is backed with the evidence of research conducted by doctors and scientists mentioned in the book.

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Post by timd » 12 Feb 2019, 12:58

Legal practitioners often acquire a lot of knowledge in other fields of study. The author's father was a molecular biologist who passed a lot of his knowledge on to her, so it could be argued that this is based on scientific research. However, scientists who are rebels in their fields often have views opposed to those of the rest of their colleges. Without sufficient research, it is not really possible to say that this is supported by scientific proof.

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Post by Robby Chandra » 13 Feb 2019, 07:15

Books must be published based on personal research not the results of other people's research, even if the person is his father! because with the results of the research itself, the book is guaranteed the value contained in it.

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Post by ObsessedBookNerd » 13 Feb 2019, 09:07

I think it is entirely possible that it is based on research. There are many scientific articles that state certain medicines or foods shrink cancerous tumors. There is also numerous research that shows different types of cannabis can also cure cancer. Overall, I think it would be better not to overlook any research that may be the most sufficient/healthy way to cure cancer.

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Post by Megan Heady » 13 Feb 2019, 17:23

I think this is basically a thesis driven research paper. She is not a doctor, but she has done a lot of research and shows her sources well. I do not believe in homeopathic medicine, and she did not convince me that I should
But she presented her case well and showed her work, so I don't think this is merely her opinion, but rather her thesis.

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Post by Eva Darrington » 14 Feb 2019, 11:16

I think this author presents more evidence than is often available on alternative methods. It is very difficult to study alternative methods for numerous reasons, including funding. What needs to be studied thoroughly is not just the quantity of life afforded by various treatments, but also the quality of life. Long-term effects of some traditional treatments can be disheartening, disfiguring, and disabling. Chemotherapy, the most "proven" traditional treatment leaves many people wishing they had chosen differently. If smaller doses could be used, in conjunction an integrative treatment plan, that is a good thing.
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