Cancer prevention and tea polyphenols are the critical links between our diet and health. If you realize this and want to learn how to prevent cancer naturally, I recommend reading this book.
Cancer Prevention: A Book Review on Cancer Hates Tea
A Unique Preventive and Transformative Lifestyle Change to Help Crush Cancer
By Maria Uspenski - Illustrated. 208 pp. Page Street Publishing Co. $21.99
Tea drinkers in the U.S. today are more plentiful and sophisticated. Especially when compared to the days of simply dunking the generic supermarket tea bag in hot water for a less-than-stellar cup of tea. Consumers are rushing in for more as better-quality tea choices become available. They want the whole tea experience.
We are also becoming more health-conscious, and tea brings a healthier beverage choice to the table. Ironically, tea began as a medicinal beverage. Uspenski's book, Cancer Hates Tea, details the health benefits of tea in cancer research.
Tea is having its day, but so is cancer. Cancer Hates Tea is a cross-section of the two. The book synergizes two complete opposites – wellness versus illness, in a clear and experienced language any non-medical person can understand.
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Cancer Prevention Diet
Cancer Hates Tea was a first place finalist for Best Tea Publication in the 2017 World Tea Expo's 'World Tea Awards' to Honor Contributors to Specialty Tea Industry Growth, Innovation, and Education.
The American Cancer Society reports that cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States. After her battle with cancer, Maria Uspenski extensively researched tea and discovered hundreds of clinical trials that showed how powerful a five-cup-a-day tea habit could be. Tea is the most studied anti-cancer plant, with over 5,000 medical studies published on its health benefits over the past ten years.
By breaking down how tea works with your body's defenses against cancer, Maria's systematic review of the research is approachable and relatable for anyone battling the disease or family and friends fighting cancer. Adding tea to a healthy diet can help reduce cancer risk by following her three-week plan that gets tea polyphenols streaming through your system.
Uspenski helps the reader understand the biology of the human body at the cellular level and how cancer affects it. She explains the healing power of tea, backed by a systemic review of scientific studies, leaving the reader with a feeling of control over their wellness. The good news is Maria's lifestyle changes for cancer prevention recommendations are easy to follow. The book inspires the reader to overhaul old beverage habits.
When I first read the title of this book, Cancer Hates Tea; I was taken aback by its unconventional approach to tea. Most people don't write about tea solely as it relates to the burden of cancer. But it did get my attention.
The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patient in the care of the human frame – in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.”Thomas Edison
You don't have to have cancer to read this book. And if you want to prevent cancer through healthy lifestyle choices, you should read this book.
It's a fantastic story about tea and health. Everyone should be inspired to read this book.
Maria Uspenski is a mechanical engineer by trade, educated at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. It wasn't until after she was diagnosed and treated for cancer that she began intensely researching cancer and ways to prevent it. She went on to obtain a certificate in fitness nutrition.
Tea kept coming up as the most significant preventative measure to take. So she dove in, founding a tea shop in Boulder, Colorado called The Tea Spot and designing her tea steeping ware using her mechanical engineering background.
(If you are a long-time reader of my work, you know how much I love the teas from The Tea Spot).
The book is a compilation of everything Uspenski learned about disease control and the health benefits of tea during her intense journey to prevent cancer from returning. She tells us she is now ten years cancer-free.
Cancer Prevention and Tea
Cancer Hates Tea book excerpt.
Cancer Hates Tea is divided into four parts:
- Part One discusses the chemical properties of cancer and tea at the cellular level. Uspenski defines how the two interact with one another and details the critical role of the immune system in preventing cancer from overwhelming the body.
- Part Two introduces tea, the different varieties, and the health benefits of each. Uspenski explains how to make your tea, with steeping and brewing practicalities. She shows the reader how to incorporate tea into their daily routine easily.
- Part Three is more detailed on all the tea varieties and the critical way each relates to health. Excess body weight puts you at increased risk. Tea and weight loss, heart health, and mental health are all explained through the specific tea and related activities, such as regular exercise and tea and meditation.
Drinking tea has some of the same chemical and neurological effects as going into a deep meditative state.”Maria Uspenski
- Part Four is a "how-to" guide, including tea recipes. I especially enjoyed the matcha salad dressing and how you can and should incorporate tea into your everyday life. There is a significant focus on green tea since many studies show the efficacy of green tea on health due to its high EGCg – a very potent antioxidant most prevalent in green tea. In recent decades, leafy greens have been recommended as a part of a healthy diet, and green tea falls right into that category.
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The mission of Cancer Hates Tea is to foster wellness and quality of life through tea. If that is your goal for drinking tea, this is an excellent primer for you. I write a lot about tea and wellness because I know the studies on tea and health and recognize tea as one of the healthy choices any health care provider would recommend.
The pictures and illustrations throughout the book are delightful. Uspenski's approach and handling of complex scientific information are easy to read and comprehend.
Uspenski portrays a rebellious attitude toward cancer by explaining ways we can “give cancer the finger.”
Yet, she makes a dire point, arguing that cancer is mainly the product of an unhealthy lifestyle and environment. Her quest is to urge others to absorb the knowledge she has gained and to save themselves from the ravages of this mostly preventable disease.
Cancer is a largely preventable disease and that the function of the immune system and cancer are in inextricably linked.”Maria Uspenski
Uspenski claims the effects of drinking tea daily can start making a measurable difference in your body in as little as six weeks.
Final Thoughts on Cancer Prevention
If I were new to tea and looking for something strictly about tea and the enjoyment of the different teas and flavors they impart, I might not select this book alone. There are other books well suited for exclusively learning about tea.
This book is for you if you are high risk and drinking tea for a safer alternative and comprehensive health strategy. Truthfully, the environmental risk factors we all face are enough of a public health concern that all health systems should be recommending tea as part of a healthy diet.
I love this book. I already know the "varieties and possibilities of enjoying tea are endless." I am also a big proponent of tea and wellness.
To me, it's intuitive that there is a link between our diet and health. If you realize this and want to take the next step, I recommend reading this book. Uspenski sends a compelling message we should all hear.
The book is well-researched, and I like that it includes a comprehensive reference bibliography for those interested in further studies on tea and health.
If you know someone who could benefit from "Cancer Hates Tea," you can purchase it here.
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Well I was reading the review and links for cancer hates T there’s a link in there if you want to purchase the book click here. When you click there it takes you to this page but there’s no link to purchase the book. Just wanted to point that out so you can repair that was looking to purchase the book. If you’ve got a link that works or an address I can order from that would be great.
Mary Ann Rollano
Thank you for the comment. The link is updated. You can purchase the book on Amazon here.
This sounds incredible!
Mary Ann Rollano
It is. You should give it a read.