Author(s): Ian Gawler
Tarcher's updated edition of an international, perennial bestseller--with more than 250,000 copies sold worldwide. As a young veterinarian and decathlon athlete, Dr. Ian Gawler had his right leg amputated as a result of bone cancer in 1975. The cancer returned later that year. Against almost impossible odds, he recovered and went on to found one of the world's first lifestyle-based cancer self-help and support programs in 1981. Originally published in 1984, "You Can Conquer Cancer" is a revolutionary book that has sold hundreds of thousands of copies worldwide and has been translated into fourteen languages. This edition is completely updated and contains whole sections that provide important new information and self-help techniques. Notable for its clarity, this book expands upon what is a truly integrated, holistic approach to cancer--emphasizing nutrition, the power of the mind, meditation, family and social support, and the spiritual dimension of life.
"An exceptional man with an exceptional story about recovering and healing. This is not only about cancer but about your life and choices."--Dr. Bernie Siegel, author of "Love, Medicine and Miracles" "A wonderfully practical, inspiring guide both for preventing and healing cancer."--Dr. Joan Borysenko, author of "Minding the Body, Mending the Mind" "There is hope for people with life-threatening cancer, and this book is where to find it."--George Jelinek, Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Western Australia Review for Meditation: "Regardless of religious beliefs or life situations, any reader would benefit from the Mindfulness-Based Stillness Meditation (MBSM) techniques clearly outlined here. There are many user-friendly books that teach basic meditation, but this edition is particularly unique in its authors' life stories and expertise in the mind-body connection. Bedson spent time in India learning from masters at a Tibetan monastery, and Gawler, diagnosed with swiftly fatal osteogenic sarcoma at the age of 24, overcame his painful disease through meditation and lifestyle change and has remained cancer-free since 1978."--Kirkus Review
Dr. Ian Gawler is the founder of The Gawler Foundation, has appeared widely in the media, and is sought after as a presenter and speaker at conferences around the world. Gawler has conducted many workshops and retreats in his native Australia and internationally, which have drawn big crowds for more than thirty years.