Battling Cancer with Tea
Marvellous effects of Tea
The book Cancer Hates Tea, by Maria Uspenski, founder and CEO of The Tea Spot in Boulder Colo., is now for sale.
Published by Page Street Books, the book is “an encapsulation of all I’ve learned about the health benefits of tea as an anticancer food on my adventure along the road to wellness, post-disease,” according to Uspenski.
It starts with a primer on both cancer and tea chemistry, followed by practical information on making tea, how much to drink and when to drink it, and how to incorporate tea into the daily routine.
The book’s third section presents additional anticancer actions and the teas that “can help on the journey toward achieving your best possible state of immunity.”
Part four of the book offers “how-tos to help in choosing your first teas and a plan you can follow for guidance to get into the tea-fit groove, more advanced information on teas and some recipes that will help you pull tea into your diet.”
Uspenski noted that the book is not intended to promote tea as a treatment for any kind of illness or disease. “Although drinking tea has been associated with many health benefits, the chemistry, biological mechanisms and cancer prevention properties of tea are not fully defined,” she said.
The nature of the association that comes up repeatedly in epidemiological studies between tea drinking and anticancer benefits is not clear, she said, and “although human cancer prevention trials with green tea polyphenol preparations have shown promising results, further intervention trials are needed to conclusively demonstrate the cancer-preventive activities of tea.”