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Nov 25, 2019

Emily Harman, the host of Onward Podcast, interviews Jane McLelland, Author of How to Starve Cancer Without Starving Yourself. From 1994 until 2004, Jane battled two aggressive cancers with metastatic spread. Both cancers were classified as terminal. Using her medical knowledge and research, Jane put together a cancer-starving formula, using natural therapies, exercise and diet. When faced with weeks to live as the result of a second cancer, Jane put together a unique cocktail of old, ‘off-label’ drugs and her cancer ‘melted away’. Jane and Emily discuss Jane’s cancer starving approach and her ground-breaking book.  

Episode Highlights: 

  • Emily Harman shares her former husband’s recent cancer diagnosis. 
  • Jane McLelland talks about being diagnosed with cervical cancer in 1994.
  • What choices did Jane make regarding intravenous Vitamin C?
  • Jane shares the impact of her doctor’s misdiagnosis of her cancer.  
  • What does Jane mean by ‘We’re all guinea pigs?’ 
  • Jane McLelland explains the conflict of interest between old medicine and new medicine. 
  • Jane shares her thoughts on chemotherapy. 
  • Sometimes you don’t want to know that you are really sick. 
  • What does Jane recommend we do to prevent cancer? 
  • You should be eating for energy and nutrition. Poor food choices can create health problems.   
  • The mind’s role in healing disease needs to be taken more seriously.  
  • What conflicts with doctors and family members can arise for a cancer patient?  
  • How can a friend be supportive of a cancer patient?  
  • Unfortunately, hospitals don’t offer healthy food.  
  • Sugar feeds cancer. 
  • Jane discusses her determination to have children and how her dreams came true.


3 Key Points:

  1. When faced with health issues, you must advocate for yourself.
  2. Many simple old drugs have been overlooked in the race for the latest patentable cancer drugs.
  3. Each cancer patient needs a personalized approach. If you want to explore integrative cancer treatments, Jane’s book can help. 

Tweetable Quotes:

  • “Suddenly, I had to do this mental switch from grieving to think, ‘Right, well there is no point grieving because I’m going to be dead anyway, unless I actually do something fairly positive.’” – Jane McLelland
  • “With a Stage 4 (cancer) diagnosis, I think it is always worth having a second opinion.” – Jane McLelland
  • “We’re all guinea pigs of the big pharmaceutical companies. That is what we are. As a cancer patient, we’re just the ticket for keeping this whole system going. Let’s try a new drug. They don’t want there to be an answer.” – Jane McLelland


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