Monday, February 13, 2012

born in France, author of a bestselling guide cancer treatment

David Servan-Schreiber, who died of brain cancer at age 50, was a psychiatrist and author of the bestseller. As a rising star of American psychiatry in the 1990s, was part of a team from the University of Pittsburgh who has been testing the activity of the brain using magnetic resonance imaging. To support its young researchers, the university hospital which allowed them to use their MRIs in the afternoon to map the brain activity of "guinea pig" students, those scanners that are mentally challenging puzzles . When a test subject did not show, David decided to take their place in the machine. Colleagues David brought the sad news that they had discovered a tumor the size of walnuts in their prefrontal cortex.

David received conventional treatment and the cancer is in remission before returning. After his second surgery and chemotherapy, he asked his oncologist for advice to avoid a relapse. He said he said: ".. There is nothing special to live your normal life ... If your cancer comes back, we will detect early" response was not filled, David began years of research that led to believe that the body's natural defenses play a crucial role in the fight against cancer and can be used to support the established medical treatments.

These beliefs led him to write Healing without Freud or Prozac (first published in French in 2003, and entitled Instinct to heal the U.S.) and his masterpiece, cancer (2007), which has been translated into 35 languages, with over 1 million copies in print and a passage in the bestseller lists of The New York Times. With these books, David informed his ideas on integrative approaches to prevention and treatment of cancer. It focused on healthy eating and living, including exercise, yoga, vegetables, green tea and avoiding inflammatory foods.

David is survived by his wife, Gwen, and their three children, his mother. And three brothers, Franklin, Emilio Eduardo

. David Servan-Schreiber, psychiatrist and writer, born April 21, 1961, died July 24, 2011

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