Stop Feeding Your Cancer

The title of a new book by John Kelly, MD—Dublin, Ireland

Published by PENTHEUM, November 2014

Published Nov. 2014

I first learned of this important new book from Dr. T. Colin Campbell in late December 2014, immediately downloaded the Kindle version from Amazon and read it the next day. Why is this book so important?

Because it validates with human beings—the animal protein and cancer connection discovered by Dr. Campbell in the laboratory several decades ago. That connection is described succinctly in this quote from the book’s preface:

[Dr. T. Colin] Campbell’s careful experiments indicated one bald conclusion: that the favourite food of cancer cells happens to be animal protein; ergo, reduction or elimination of animal protein in the human diet stops cancer cell growth.

Fortunately, I learned about this powerful little book while in the early stages of writing my second book, the 4Leaf Guide to Vibrant Health, that I co-authored with Kerry Graff, MD. From the manuscript of our new book, Dr. Kelly’s work is well represented:

If only our mainstream authorities would heed the game-changing scientific and clinical findings of T. Colin Campbell, PhD and John Kelly, MD in the two incredibly revealing books referenced here.

Dr. Campbell provided the scientific foundation in the early nineties and presented his compelling findings in his best-selling 2005 book, The China Study. The most alarming information about cancer was that it was strongly associated with the consumption of animal protein. In the lab, Campbell was able to “turn cancer on and off,” simply by adjusting the level of animal protein in the diet up or down.

Long before getting to know Campbell, Dr. Kelly read The China Study, and decided to test out the findings on his human patients in Ireland. The results were astounding. Almost every patient in many dozens of cases was able to basically starve their cancer—resulting in the slowing, arresting or reversal of this horrible disease.  

In 2014, he went public with their stories in his powerful book described here.  His book, along with The China Study, appear on our Reading List in Chapter 27. You (and your doctor) should definitely read them both.

As with Bill Clinton, this book will allay the Pope's fears about the quality of a plant-based diet.

The book that inspired Dr. Kelly to test Dr. Campbell’s science to stop cancer in humans

From another book review. What Kelly has to say about the medical profession, dominated by consultants who rarely look beyond their own highly specialised areas, is telling.

But it is his exposure of the refusal of specialists to take on board this new way of treating cancer – or even to consider it – that makes this such an important book. Book review: The Dublin doctor who is beating cancer

You can read the book’s preface free. Using Amazon’s “Look Inside” function at this link, where you can also purchase the book in either paperback or Kindle. Stop Feeding Your Cancer: One Doctor’s Journey

The Bottom Line. Sadly, it’s all about money, power, ego and control when it comes to mainstream medicine. But it’s time for that to change. I will close with Dr. Kelly’s humanitarian appeal for that change in this paragraph from Chapter 8 in his book.

“I’m no fool. I understand the implications are colossal – in terms of new treatment approaches to one of the major illnesses, in terms of the food industry, in terms of the pharmaceutical industry, in terms of medical institutional regimes. But the facts must be faced and the coordinated follow-up studies and readjustments in care must be made. Because, finally, it isn’t a medical, or an economic, or a political issue. It is a humanitarian cause.” — John Kelly, MD

Final Note. I first mentioned this book in my last blogpost of 2014. 2015—Long Overdue Breakthrough Year. Hopefully, it may help us turn that long-awaited corner as we move away from “disease management” and on toward true health promotion. A few of my earlier cancer blogs provided here:

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A former strategic management consultant and senior corporate executive with Ralph Lauren in New York, J. Morris Hicks has always focused on the "big picture" when analyzing any issue. In 2002, after becoming curious about our "optimal diet," he began a study of what we eat from a global perspective ---- discovering many startling issues and opportunities along the way. In addition to an MBA and a BS in Industrial Engineering, he holds a certificate in plant-based nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies, where he has also been a member of the board of directors since 2012. Having concluded that our food choices hold the key to the sustainability of our civilization, he has made this his #1 priority---exploring all avenues for influencing humans everywhere to move back to the natural plant-based diet for our species.
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10 Responses to Stop Feeding Your Cancer

  1. Lisa says:

    I, too, wish that life were that easy. I was a vegetarian and proceeded to being a vegan for 20 plus years along with a fulfilling fitness lifestyle that included swimming, running, biking, bench stepping, aerobics instructor, yoga, and weight training. Enjoyed my entire life…happily married for nearly 40 years and a strong faith, family and friends lifestyle. Then at 52 years of age, I developed breast cancer. No one believed this could happen, not even my docs who were my friends! Now, it has returned and I’ve been faithful to continue the steps I outlined above. What the heck? I see friends and family members eating everything and anything and they are very healthy at ages 60 and over. So I’m not so sure I’m on this bandwagon; sorry.

  2. shipleye says:

    Wish life were that easy. My husband just passed away from bladder cancer in early May of this year. He was a vegetarian for over 35 years, eating mostly fruits, veggies, grains, etc. Exercised daily with tennis or biking, was an avid reader, etc. No history of cancer in his family!!! He was a healthy 82 but cancer got the better of him. Our lives have a due date and sometimes we don’t know when that will come. I am hearbroken of course since we thought we would go quietly in our sleep at about 90!

  3. Mary Guay says:

    I’ve ordered the book and have read The China Study many times. I wrote CLIMATE CHANGE: Our Children Are in Danger, and the China Study is mentioned at length as a solution to the cancer, obesity, cardiac, and diabetes epidemics that plaguing our country. I eat a plant-based diet and see my health improve rather than deteriorate with age. My cause/purpose in life is to slow the climate crisis and save a livable planet for our children. That CANNOT be done unless people move to a plant-based diet. The Earth can sustain 2 billion meat eater or 14 billion plant eater. Right now we have 3 billion meat eater, billions more lining up to climb up the food chain, and 1 billion people who are starving. To feed the current 3 billion meat eaters we are depleting the natural resources (soil, water, and clean air) our children need to produce their food. The plant-based diet is a WIN-WIN-WIN (prevent/reverse cancer and other diseases, have sufficient food for all to be well nourished, and slow climate change so our children can survive)! Mary Guay

    Thanks for all you do to raise awareness. We must not be the generation that destroys our children’s futures.

    • wideeyedpupil says:

      me too Mary, although I haven’t written a book, that’s awesome. There’s more and more people getting on to do something to stop catastrophic climate change and that gives me hope, even if the prognosis continues to get worse. Also a big China Study fan. I was already vegan but it changed the way I think about these issues profoundly.

      • wideeyedpupil says:

        So Morris what work confirmed the link in humans? Was it clinic trials, an understanding to the precise mechanism? something else? Already we have the epidemiological data from the China Study itself.

  4. Simon says:

    Yes, I have got hold of this book on Amazon (recommended by Dr Colin Walsh 2 weesk ago) and started reading it……will give my comment after reading it from cover to cover….seems an interesting read….Simon

  5. Dorothy Greet says:

    Hi Sue, Do you know about this blog by Hicks? He’s one of my reliable sources, serves on Campbell’s board of directors Thanks for your feedback! Safe travels, XXXOOO Dorothy

    Sent from my iPhone


  6. irenenorm says:

    Thanks for the link to Dr. Kelly’s book. I read the sample text online at Amazon and think that it will be very readable for people who might have trouble tackling “The China Study” (as wonderful as that book is). Looking forward to your new book as well. Keep up the good work!

  7. Joanne Irwin says:

    I share Dr. Kelly’s book with all my Food for Life class participants, and it is recently featured in my monthly newsletter. His case studies are inspiring; his passion and commitment mirrors yours, Jim. What I most admire about Dr. Kelly is his openness to new information and solid research. Far too many medical personnel are stuck in tunnel vision. Dr. Kelly read the China Study, was impressed, as we all were with the research, and he acted on it. I’ve gave one physician the book to read, and a year later learned it hadn’t been opened. Go figure! I plan on writing Dr. Kelly; want him to know how much he’s appreciated! He should also be invited on the Holistic Holiday at Sea. Hope all is well, Jim.

  8. nigelrichardson says:

    Another good one Jim. Having read The China Study so many years ago this is not new news.
    But disseminating it to more people is a very worthwhile initiative – and Kelly’s book will be a great help.
    I wonder if the politicians involved in this year’s Dietary Guidelines for America have read it. It should be required reading for all legislators.

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