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    • ISBN:9781405519755
    • Publication date:07 Nov 2013

Mum's Not Having Chemo

Cutting-edge therapies, real-life stories - a road-map to healing from cancer

By Laura Bond

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  • ISBN: 9780749958961
  • Publication date: 07 Nov 2013
  • Page count: 368
  • Imprint: Piatkus
This is the book the world needs to change the face of modern health-care - an absolute must for anyone with cancer and their relatives and friends. Facing a diagnosis of 'The Big C' can be terrifying and for most people their treatment plan and daunting future path is presented to them as a fait accompli. The author's mother Gemma Bond chose a path less trodden and this book beautifully documents the emotional rollercoaster she went on, and the physical challenges she faced. Because Laura has a journalistic mind she has thoroughly researched and really dug out not only the facts and science behind alternative treatments and therapies, but she also provides a very human approach from her experience of supporting her mum. Best of all she clearly lays out how to source these options and gives realistic suggestions. This book is unique and it's also a brilliant resource for the currently 'well'. When it comes to building immunity and cancer prevention, there little to rival it. It's moving, inspirational, informative and wonderfully uplifting all at the same time — Janey Lee Grace, TV and radio presenter and author of Imperfectly Natural Woman and Look Great Naturally Without Ditching the Lipstick
An excellent source of information; highly recommended! — Jonathan V. Wright MD
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Authors:
Dr Duncan Carmichael

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Grand Central Publishing

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Tess Sharpe
Authors:
Tess Sharpe

Never cut the drugs--leave them pure. Guns are meant to be shot--keep them loaded. Family is everything--betray them and die.Harley McKenna is the only child of North County's biggest criminal. Duke McKenna's run more guns, cooked more meth, and killed more men than anyone around. Harley's been working for him since she was sixteen--collecting debts, sweet-talking her way out of trouble, and dreading the day Duke would deem her ready to take over his command. Now time's running out. A terminal cancer diagnosis leaves Duke with six months to live, and their business rivals, the Springfields, are circling. If Duke's illness is revealed, a bloody war will break out through North County and Harley will be the one left to pay the price. With her father secretly in hospice care, she makes a choice: to sabotage his business and frame Carl Springfield for it.Blowing up meth labs is dangerous business and getting caught will be the end of her, but Harley has one advantage: she is her father's daughter. And McKennas always win. BARBED WIRE HEART is a novel set in the mountains of rural Northern California that explores the meth trade through the eyes of a kingpin's daughter hell-bent on destroying everything her father's built in order to save her town, her life, and the battered women she protects.

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Authors:
Dr Avrum Bluming, Carol Tavris PhD

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Authors:
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Authors:
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New Harbinger

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