Paul Kraus is probably the most famous mesothelioma patient in the world because he has survived longer than anyone and only used non-conventional therapies. No surgery, radiation or chemo.
Paul was diagnosed with peritoneal mesothelioma in the summer of 1997 at the age of 53. The surgeon told him that his abdomen was littered with tumors and there was not much that could be done. A radical surgery was suggested by one doctor, but he pointed out that the surgery was probably not going to cure Paul.
(Note: the HIPEC procedure has had a dramatic impact in increasing life expectancy for peritoneal mesothelioma patients, but this procedure was not available in 1997).
Rather than give up, Paul and his wife Sue set about researching as thoroughly as possible every aspect of mesothelioma. This research led Paul to consult with doctors all over the world. In time, a path to regain his health and manage his cancer emerged. This path included radical lifestyle changes, dietary changes, mind-body therapy, and some experimental modalities.
Paul’s amazing recovery prompted many questions from other mesothelioma patients. How did he do it? What did he do? Paul wrote a book about his journey to health called “Surviving Mesothelioma.” A limited number of free copies are available to mesothelioma patients by calling 1-888-378-1331.
Because Paul believes that his dietary therapies played a role in his recovery, he has described much of what he ate and drank in his latest book, the one you are holding. Credit must be given to his wife Sue. She did most of the work in finding and preparing these healthy recipes for nearly two decades.
It is Paul and Sue's hope that this small book helps other people realize the importance of nutrition in their lives.