So, what have I been doing on leave to recover from colon cancer? Beyond gibbering in terror and re-evaluating my life, I went looking for a diet book written for people who’ve been diagnosed with colon cancer. It turns out no one had written one, so I wrote one. It is cleverly entitled “The Colon Cancer Diet.”
In honor of the last week of Colon Cancer Awareness Month, I’m giving half off electronic copies at Smashwords (coupon code WH58A) If you didn’t know that March is Colon Cancer Awareness month, count your blessings.
Some of you have not asked me the question you want to ask, “why did you get colon cancer?” and I’ve partially answered it in the book. But I also wrote up a fairly lengthy explanation, cleverly entitled, “Why Did I Get Colon Cancer?” which can also be found at: http://naturopathicmaine.com/books/the-colon-cancer-diet/
As we come out of a mild winter and my lawn flowers start blooming, I am tremendously grateful for the life that I have been given and for all the daily joy that life provides.
Wishing you and yours a tremendous day!
From my press release
THE COLON CANCER DIET: Diagnosed N.D. Writes For Fellow Patients
A Maine Naturopathic Doctor has written The Colon Cancer Diet about simple diet changes that dramatically lower the chances of recurrence for colon cancer patients.
Diagnosed with colon cancer himself last October, Dr. Christopher Maloney, N.D., is on leave to recover from surgery. He went looking for a diet book specifically designed for patients who already have a colon cancer diagnosis.
“There’s nothing out there,” Dr. Maloney noted. “I contacted the national advocacy groups, and they had no book recommendations. It’s like once you get the colon cancer diagnosis diet and lifestyle no longer matter.”
Dr. Maloney wanted to simplify the medical literature for other patients. “When you’re in pain and terrified of dying, you don’t want to read a long book full of statistics. My goal is to give patients four basic guidelines that will lower their chances of dying. If they can tell me what they need to do in a minute or less, then my book has been a success.”
Prior to his diagnosis, Dr. Christopher Maloney was in family practice in Augusta, Maine for over a decade. He received his Naturopathic Medical degree from the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon and his diploma of Premedical studies from Harvard University.
“As a Naturopathic Doctor, my patients expect me to be healthy,” Dr. Maloney relates. “But colon cancer isn’t a reflection of where we are now. It takes colon cancer a decade to grow. I think it’s important for patients to look at me and understand that you can be doing everything you can do to be healthy now and still have things go wrong. Negative self-judgment has no place in a plan for healing and recovery.”
The Colon Cancer Diet is on sale electronically at smashwords in honor of Colon Cancer Awareness Month. The book is also available from Amazon and kindle. While Dr. Maloney is on leave, other licensed Naturopathic Doctors can be found at: mand.org.