Official Review: Winning the War on Cancer

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Official Review: Winning the War on Cancer

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[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "Winning the War on Cancer" by Sylvie Beljanski.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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Winning the War on Cancer: The Epic Journey Towards a Natural Cure by Sylvie Beljanski is a must-read for people suffering from cancer and other chronic diseases. All those who are willing to give integrative medicine a chance will find this book a valuable source of information. The author does not blindly dismiss the benefits of allopathic treatments. On the contrary, her greatest merit is that she pleads for a holistic approach to medicine and the convergent action of both traditional and alternative cures.

I am neither a doctor nor a patient. However, I found Sylvie Beljanski’s book highly educational and inspirational from multiple perspectives. Firstly, the author’s ideas are thoroughly backed by scientific research, published articles signed by experts in the field, and treatment protocols for different kinds of cancer. Secondly, Winning the War on Cancer is the most wonderful tribute a daughter could pay to her father. In addition, the book raises the alarm on the financial interests of pharmaceutical companies and the hidden agenda of elected officials.

All ten chapters are exceptionally well organized and edited. Although this is mainly a piece of scientific non-fiction, it also includes many personal stories that display the kind of high action and drama characteristic of a novel. The first part of the book focuses on Mirko Beljanski, PhD, a brilliant biologist-biochemist who joined the famous Pasteur Institute in Paris and started to rethink the origin of cancer. Gradually, the book progresses toward Sylvie’s own journey since the moment she decides to carry on her father’s legacy and research program.

Driven by the idea of helping people to fight against cancer, Mirko Beljanski found two miraculous plants in nature: Pao pereira, a tree native to the Amazon, and Rauwolfia vomitoria, an African root bark. Moving a step further, he developed natural molecules able to selectively block cancerous cell multiplication without killing healthy cells. Due to Beljanski’s treatment protocol, the French president François Mitterand could finish his second term in office after he had almost given up the struggle against pancreatic cancer. If cancer patients were thankful for Beljanski’s products, the conventional oncology community sought to destroy his scientific credibility.

Her father’s persecution and subsequent arrest trigger Sylvie’s strong emotional reaction and her commitment to accomplish the mission of proving his innocence and manufacturing his products. The book details on the trials and tribulations of a long journey for a daughter who is ready to change her entire life and risk her marriage only to clear her father’s name and make people aware of Mirko Beljanski’s contribution to the advancement of science. I have particularly enjoyed Sylvie’s frankness coupled with her courage and determination to achieve her goals. Her ability to deal with extremely diverse and challenging situations kept me tuned in all the way to the end. A law graduate, Sylvie finds the strength to set up the Beljanski Foundation, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to further Dr. Beljanski’s research within a network of high-profile institutions around the world.

I am rating Winning the War on Cancer 4 out of 4 stars. Since I believe in the healing power of nature, I have no reservations when it comes to environmental medicine. Besides, Mirko Beljanski’s theories and products are meant to complement surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy, not replace them entirely. Sylvie’s journey of self-discovery is pigmented with many ups and downs. No matter if she is in the Amazon rainforest, at a Las Vegas medical convention, or on a hospital bed, she manages to overcome all obstacles and stay true to the promise she made to her father. I am recommending the book not only to cancer patients, but also to people interested in living a healthier life. Unlike synthetic drugs and their associated side effects, natural products could work well in eliminating toxins and providing quality support to the body’s rejuvenating process. There is nothing I liked least about this book. Its overall optimistic message, the scientific references, and the author’s encouraging tone will definitely convince many of those who are still skeptical about integrative medicine.

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I find the holistic approach of Winning the War on Cancer very relatable and admirable. Thank you for your well-written review!

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I've been interested in alternative medicine and natural healing for some time now. It sounds like the author did her homework and research on this one. It took courage to stick to her guns in the face of the greater 'scientific community' trying to discredit her father's research. I'm not into memoirs, so I'll be skipping this one, but I'm sure those who like the genre will find it a fascinating read. Thanks for the excellent review!

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On the contrary, her greatest merit is that she pleads for a holistic approach to medicine and the convergent action of both traditional and alternative cures.
I am totally with the author on this matter. We shouldn't always consider one option but several others that can help toward the same goal. Thanks for the informative review. Good job!
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Cancer is definitely one of the most horrifying diseases there is. My common sense says that the holistic approach would probably be the best way to fight it. Therefore, this book really sounds very interesting and reliable. Thanks for the thoughtful review!

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I would also like to read this educational and inspiration book that touches on the most threatening disease in the world today. Insightful review.

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If we cue more to holistic treatment, our trepidations on drugs would have largely been eradicated. Nice review

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I am also neither a patient nor a doctor, I found this book (based on your review) to be amazingly helpful to cancer patients and their families and friends. Thank you for writing this brilliant review!
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I have read many survival stories, people cheating deadly diseases and deaths. And still be able to find hope after all that uphill battle. This book sounds more like a treatment than a survival story. Thanks for the amazing review.

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This book is decent. I love the story of survival. Cancer is so deadly, and reading a story about the survival and courage to fight it gives me so much inspirational not to give up. Just put everything into action.

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The Author's holistic approach is very important in overcoming cancer. Nice review of the book.

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Post by lhuddleston03 »

I enjoyed your review, not only because I am currently reading Manifesto for a Cancer Patient by Colleen Huber NMD but also your review is very well written and gives just enough information to inspire me to read it also. 8)

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This book was full of priceless information, The story was interesting but difficult to follow. The research and information about the extracts was incredible .The amazing work she and her father have done should be known world wide and I will for sure recommend this book to others.
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Your review is quite thoroughly done.Cancer is a real menace and any effort to enlighten people on alternative prevention and treatment is always welcome.

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I have no reservations when it comes to environmental medicine
It is a promising field. Thanks for a good review.

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