PRAISE FOR NATURE’S CANCER FIGHTING FOODS
“With two decades of cancer care behind me, I remain more convinced than ever that the recipe for a cancer free lifestyle includes mind-body fitness, a life affirming attitude, soft fractionated approaches to chemotherapy when needed, precise lab studies tailored to determine the appropriate nutrients and herbs for each individual, and quite significantly, a diet of anti-cancer foods. For anyone confused or uncertain about what to eat, Verne Varona’s splendid work is a must. Nature’s Cancer-Fighting Foods has not only answered your need, but should be read by anyone fearful of this dreaded illness.”
Keith I. Block, M.D.
Medical and Scientific Director,
Block Medical Center and the Institute for Integrative Cancer Care, Evanston, Ill.
“Verne Varona clarifies many dietary myths while presenting a clear nutritional guideline for cancer-prevention strategies. Nature’s Cancer-Fighting Foods presents powerful information that should be available to all.”
Co-Author, Chicken Soup for the Soul
Nature’s Cancer Fighting Foods, is a lifesaver. Not just for Cancer candidates, but for anyone who wants to eat sanely in a world where convenience and efficiency has taken precedent over health. It’s filled with crucial information and is actually fun to read.”
“In Nature’s Cancer-Fighting Foods, Verne Varona presents a simple nutritional program that anyone with faith and the will to heal can follow to turn any degenerative disease around. Rooted in the understanding of how foods affect the interplay of body, mind and spirit, his program does not demand adherence to a rigid one-size-fits-all diet, but rather offers and overview of which foods and herbs enhance immunity. When he debunks a theory, he tells us why in plain language. When he finds nutritional gospel missing the mark, he shows us how and why and what we can do about it. This unique, easy to digest volume offers a new depth of understanding to everyone—sick or healthy—on the power of foo, our most intimate relationship. Keep this straight-talking self healing primer close at hand.”
Volume 22, No. 66 – Winter, 2003
Reviewed by Anna Bond
Nature’s Cancer-Fighting Foods, by Verne Varona offers a much needed coherent approach to a healthier way of eating for the purpose of preventing and reversing cancer. But this is not a laundry list of which foods to eat or avoid, rather it is a formula of health strategies where food is the tool to achieve them. This very accessible book should be helpful for those trying to reverse cancer, those trying to prevent illness or anyone just trying to find a diet that will help them feel better. ”
Townsend Letter for Doctor’s & Patients
Reviewed by Katherine Duff
“If you have the inspiration, this book is an excellent, unbiased source of information that can help you on your healing journey.”
Bernie Siegel, MD
Author, Love, Medicine & Miracles and Prescriptions For Living
“In a unique, passionate and articulate voice, Verne Varona has written a thought provoking blend of modern science, good nutrition and hope. Nature’s Cancer-Fighting Foods is a necessary wake-up call and guide to good health.”
Harold Bloomfield, M.D.
Author, Making Peace with Your Past
“Verne Varona’s wonderful book, Nature’s Cancer-Fighting Foods, is delightfully readable and scientifically sensible. A surprising bonus in the book is Mr. Varona’s wise and practical insight into transition process toward a better lifestyle and diet. Mr. Varona has provided us with a wonderful new resource for better health.”
Mark Scholz M.D.
Prostate Oncology Specialist
Director, Healing Touch Oncology, Marina Del Rey, CA
“Simple, clear, effective techniques and explanations that can both prevent cancer and alter its path. A wonderful and doable program on the healing power of specific foods. I have worked with many cancer patients over the years who have received great benefit, comfort, and healing from Verne’s program. Nature’s Cancer-Fighting Foods, is finally available to all. A must read!”
Michelle Leclaire O‚Neill, Ph.D., R.N.
Director, Mind/Body Center, Pacific Palisades, CA
Author, Twelve Weeks to Fertility
“Almost every family in our society has been touched by cancer. The causes of cancer and systems that reverse cancer must be learned by everyone. We are being starved to death in a land of plenty, and at the same time silently poisoned to death by our food, air, and water. The book, Nature’s Cancer-Fighting Foods, is needed now more than ever. I highly recommend this book.”
President, Alternative Medicine.com
“I am following many of the principles found in Nature’s Cancer-Fighting Foods and I am a better person for it. Verne Varona should have written this years ago.”
Lendon H. Smith, M.D.
Author, How to Rear a Healthy Child
“In Nature’s Cancer Fighting Foods, Verne Varona offers invaluable information about how to consciously and positively transform our health. His writing and deep sense of caring make him an outstanding and unique individual in the field of preventive health care.”
Barbara De Angelis Ph.D.
Author, Real Moments
“With a wealth of both practical and theoretical information, this exhaustively researched and clearly written book is a must-have item. And it’s not just for those concerned about cancer, but for the library of anyone interested in the effects of food on health.”
Author, Food & Healing and Food and Our Bones
Founder, The Natural Gourmet Cookery School, NYC
“In Nature’s Cancer-Fighting Foods, Verne Varona presents some sound advice on how to nurture your sanity and well being—as well as how to prevent dis-ease.”
Dr. Saul L Miller
Sport psychologist to professional sport, Olympic athletes and corporate North America.
Author, The Complete Player
“The simple truth is that what you eat has a direct affect on your health. Nature’s Cancer-Fighting Foods clearly explains what to eat and why. Buy it, learn it, live it.”
President George Ohsawa Macrobiotic Foundation — Chico, CA
Author, Pocket Guide to Macrobiotics
“Filled with essential, easy-to-follow information, Nature’s Cancer-Fighting Foods, provides an excellent understanding of how food can create an internal environment that will not support cancer growth, and how food can effectively aid in the elimination of cancer. An indispensable guide that will help to prevent disease, improve health and save life.”
Cancer Survivor, Nutritional Consultant
Author, Recovery From Cancer–The Elaine Nussbaum Story
“I personally have heard Verne lecture on how the food you eat impacts on every aspect of a person’s life. His presentation had a real effect on changing my diet because not only was it true but his method of presentation was great. Verne was funny, serious, descriptive and honest. Hopefully, everyone reading Nature’s Cancer-Fighting Foods, will also benefit from his wisdom.”
Arturo S. Rodriguez
President United Farm Workers of America, AFL-CI — Headquarters: Keen, California
“Nature’s Cancer-Fighting Foods, is a much-needed resource for combating the growing cancer epidemic. In a user-friendly way, Verne Varona provides specific, research- based dietary information that empowers readers to begin their own personal program for optimum health.”
Hyla Cass, M.D.
Author, St. John‚s Wort: Nature‚s Blues Buster
“As an octogenarian who can still stand on one foot in the shower to wash his other one, believe me when I say that life doesn’t begin at 40 and doesn’t end with cancer. I learned that from my talented friend, Verne Varona, who taught me how to eat. As a result, I‚ve conquered disease, survived brain surgery, lost weight and have clean feet. Now that Verne has put his knowledge into this book, you can learn to share my good fortune.”
Author, So Far, So Funny
“Nature’s Cancer-Fighting Foods is an excellent encyclopedic work for self-healing.”
Author, Sugar Blues
PRAISE FOR MACROBIOTICS FOR DUMMIES
“Macrobiotics for Dummies, has changed my life! I honestly know that your publishing this book has not only reversed areas of my life but has saved my life. May sound heavy but I am absolutely sure that you get it. Amazing!” — Pauline Jones
“Macrobiotics for Dummies, is an extremely well written & important book. It should be made a required read in “ALL SCHOOLS” at an early age. It would radically improve our healthcare MESS! A class undertaking Verne ! Keep up the great work that you are accomplishing and the many sacrifices that are required.” — Don Porter
“Macrobiotics for Dummies, is a great book and so pleasantly presented – love every page!” — Mary Licari – Los Angeles
“I have been reading an amazing book called Macrobiotics for Dummies, by Verne Varona and thought it was full of wonderful and helpful information about health, nutrition, macrobiotics and general wellbeing. I loved it and bought copies for friends too. I would certainly recommend it to anyone who is interested in getting healthier and want to enjoy a better quality of life. Verne is a wonderful writer and puts everything across in an easy way which makes it enjoyable to read and is entertaining too. So pleased I bought it and am sure it will inspire so many people to change the way they think about their health.” — Julie Silver, Nutritionist – Manchester, UK
“Macrobiotics for Dummies, is not just a book it’s an encyclopedia!! With Verne’s excellent guidance my life has been transformed! You will experience what I mean when you get this book. If I can do it anyone can, and now in this “Dummies” book format it is so easy, Verne hasn’t skipped a beat. It’s ALL there! The recipes are very delicious and extremely satisfying. Already in my first week with the book I feel a few extra pounds melting away and increased energy. Verne’s, Macrobiotics for Dummies, is the definitive guide for anyone who wants to have energy, be happy, be disease free, be your perfect weight and enjoy fabulous food at the same time. Thank you Verne!!!” — Donna Vail, Author/Seminar Leader – Texas
“Macrobiotics For Dummies,” is a clear and concise document that lays out the principles of macrobiotics along with some of the history of the movement. Anyone interested in diet and general health who is not familiar with macrobiotics will gain practical knowledge and advice from this publication, and those already exposed to these principles will find it to be a nice 21st century update. The tips given throughout the book are easy to remember, and following these principles does not require spending lots of money at the grocery store. In fact, it may reduce your grocery bills. In an age where cancer rates are high, heart disease is still a threat, people are subject to attacks from various flus and colds, and medical costs continue to rise, this book gives sound advice to help control obesity and maintain the immune system, along with making a case for the favorable impact to the environment that is possible with increased adherence to macrobiotic principles.” — Gus Lakis – Dallas, Texas
“Never wanted to buy a book called for “Dummies.” I have taken a couple Macrobiotic cooking classes. The Chef told me a good book to buy was, “Macrobiotics for Dummies.” I have truly enjoyed this book. It contains all the information I was looking for, and it has great re-copies and guides. Excellent book for beginners, or people interested in healthy cooking.” — Traveling John (from Amazon.com website MB4D page)
“Macrobiotics for Dummies, is a great guide! Not only was the book extremely informative, but the Kindle formatting was the best I’ve seen yet.” — Richard C. Dean (from Amazon.com website MB4D page)
“The book, Macrobiotics for Dummies, by Verne Varona, is the most user friendly health book on the market right now. There is a glut of books about macrobiotics and how to treat all of our health ills, but the thing that distinguishes this gem is the way it is written by Mr. Varona so that the reader can understand the information and immediately put it to use. The author’s warmth and humor shines through every page and the reader feels like a friend is sharing his 40 years of macro experience with you, personally. Additionally, this book addresses more then nutritional needs. It details how one can change all aspects of life, including emotional, spiritual and nutritional perspectives while encouraging us to find meaning in our lives. If you want to make a profound shift in your attitudes, even if you are not macrobiotic, treat yourself to Macrobiotics for Dummies, and your life will never be the same!” — Susan & Phil Beram – Maryland