BOOK REVIEW: Paul Kraus Survived Peritoneal Mesothelioma, Read His Story

By  //  February 5, 2018

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rigidly controls the food he put into his body

Paul Kraus represents a breakthrough in peritoneal mesothelioma treatment. He holds the mantle of the man who has survived for the longest period of time with the disease, defying the idea that it’s an automatic death sentence.

Paul Kraus represents a breakthrough in peritoneal mesothelioma treatment. He holds the mantle of the man who has survived for the longest period of time with the disease, defying the idea that it’s an automatic death sentence.

And it’s not simple luck that has prolonged his survival since 1997.

Kraus is a man who has survived because of his own research into both his lifestyle and his diet. Through making drastic changes, he continues to maintain a high quality of life today.

Not Merely about Survival

Survivors of many terminal cancers are often shadows of their former selves. The world’s longest mesothelioma sufferer wanted to continue to enjoy a high quality of life without worrying about whether he could continue to do what he enjoyed.

His research led him to a lifestyle and diet that allowed him to do just that.

Anti-Cancer Foods

Look at this resource regarding peritoneal mesothelioma and you’ll soon see why this disease is so destructive. A key part of Kraus’s story is in the major changes he made to his diet.This included increasing his consumption of fruits and vegetables. One such group of anti-cancer foods he consumed in large amounts was cruciferous vegetables. These are known to have protective enzymes that deprive cancer cells of the resources they need to continue to function.

It makes sense because it’s estimated that 40% of cancers are related to overweight or obesity, and anti-cancer foods will also allow you to maintain a healthy physique.

Removing Other Things Entirely

Kraus realized he couldn’t take any risks and thus cut many things from his lifestyle. He abstains from alcohol and when cooking meat, he never uses high temperatures. Charred and well-done meat can increase the risk of cancer in parts of the colon, which is a particular problem for mesothelioma sufferers.

He rigidly controlled the food he put into his body and continues to do so today.

Increasing Exercise Levels

Exercise is important for a healthy body. It’s no secret that those who have any form of cancer are less likely to participate in regular exercise.

For Kraus, exercise wasn’t about prevention but about supporting his body in its efforts to stave off the further spread of his mesothelioma.

Exercise improves blood flow and allows nutrients to be distributed throughout the body at a faster rate. It’s also vital for maintaining mental strength. Feelings of anxiety and depression are common, and Kraus learned quickly how devastating those emotions could be with mesothelioma.

Last Word – How Did Paul Kraus Do it?

You could point to Paul Kraus’s history as a holocaust survivor for evidence of his strong mental fortitude. But Kraus’s survival is based firmly on science.

His story has encouraged others to adopt similar lifestyle changes, which have also enabled them to beat their prognoses. And more research is being performed into how changes in diet and lifestyle can impact a person’s ability to survive mesothelioma for years and still live a high quality of life.

Do you know someone who suffers from mesothelioma?

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