It was as if she was being stalked by a supernaturally evil killer that, however many times was vanquished, relentlessly kept coming back to attack. The fourth time the breast cancer re-occurred, Jane Plant felt like giving up: "The chill realisation hit me that it wasn't going to let me go until it had claimed my life," she says in her book Your Life In Your Hands. But Plant didn't give up. Instead, tapping into her scientific training, she set about trying to find a rational reason for the breast cancer.
In the UK, one woman in ten is likely to contract the disease. In China, breast cancer affects one woman in 10,000. It was this startling statistical disparity that led Plant to believe there had to be a dietary trigger for the disease. As she continued her scientific investigations, Plant became convinced she had discovered a causal link between dairy produce and breast cancer.
While Your Life In Your Hands contains hard science to back its claims, Plant manages to spell out the science in a way that is easy for the uninitiated to understand. Plant's research is solid and the evidence is compelling.
As well as telling the remarkable story of one woman's determination to overcome breast cancer, Your Life In Your Hands offers no-nonsense advice on how to deal with doctors, self-examination and coping with treatment. The book also includes Plant's own non-dairy diet: The Plant Programme--The Lifestyle Factors. Plant's tenacious spirit will inspire you. Her findings will surprise you. And her book will empower you to fight against the odds.--Christopher Kelly