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Books by Donald R. Yance, MH, CN

Adaptogens in Medical Herbalism: Elite Herbs and Natural Compounds for Mastering Stress, Aging, and Chronic Disease
By Donald Yance , MH, CN, RH (AHG), SFO

A scientifically-based herbal and nutritional program to master stress, improve energy, prevent degenerative disease, and age gracefully:

✔ Explains how adaptogenic herbs work at the cellular level to enhance energy production and subdue the pro-inflammatory state behind degenerative disease.

✔ Explores the author’s custom adaptogenic blends for the immune system, cardiovascular health, thyroid function, brain health, and cancer treatment support.

✔ Provides more than 60 monographs on herbs and nutritional compounds based on more than 25 years of clinical practice with thousands of patients

Weaving together the ancient wisdom of herbalism and the most up-to-date scientific research on cancer, aging, and nutrition, renowned herbalist and clinical nutritionist Donald Yance reveals how to master stress, improve energy levels, prevent degenerative disease, and age gracefully with the elite herbs known as adaptogens. Yance’s holistic approach, called the Eclectic Triphasic Medical System (ETMS), is based on extensive scientific research, more than 25 years of clinical practice, and excellent results with thousands of patients. It centers on four interconnected groups of health tools: botanical formulations, nutritional supplements, diet, and lifestyle.

Defining four categories for adaptogenic herbs, he explains how formulations should combine herbs from each category to create a synergistic effect. He provides more than 60 monographs on herbs and nutritional compounds as well as custom combinations to revitalize the immune system, build cardiovascular health, protect brain function, manage weight, and support cancer treatment. He explains the interplay of endocrine health, the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, thyroid function, and stress in the aging process and reveals how adaptogenic treatment begins at the cellular level with the mitochondria—the microscopic energy producers present in every living cell. Emphasizing spirituality, exercise, and diet in addition to herbal treatments and nutritional supplements, Yance’s complete lifestyle program explores how to enhance energy production in the body and subdue the pro-inflammatory state that lays the groundwork for nearly every degenerative disease, taking you from merely surviving to thriving.

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Herbal Medicine, Healing & Cancer
By Donald Yance , MH, CN, RH (AHG), SFO

More and more people who have been diagnosed with cancer or related illnesses embrace alternative medicines, and seek out holistic practitioners who use vitamins, herbs, nutrition, homeopathy, and acupuncture to treat the disease. This long-awaited book by Donald Yance—one of the nation’s most respected herbalists—is a major contribution to the literature of natural healing and cancer.

Donald Yance, C.N., M.H., is a certified nutritionist and clinical master herbalist who specializes in nutritional and herbal approaches to cancer, AIDS, heart disease, and other chronic health conditions. He has written for several nutritional/herbal journals and has been a contributing writer for a number of books on healing.

Book Review by Nalini Chilkov, L.Ac., O.M.D. – May 13, 2010

“Donald Yance, a Master Medical Herbalist and Clinical Nutritionist is one of the most knowledgeable and experienced experts on Collaborative and Integrative Cancer Care.This book is an invaluable resource for learning how to use foods, herbs and nutrients in the context of cancer prevention and cancer care.

Donald Yance deeply understands the causes and the terrain of cancer. This book is a comprehensive introduction to understanding cancer and how to alter its course using natural medicines and nutrients. This book includes sections on Diet, Herbs,Supplements, Lifestyle Guidelines and the emotional and spiritual challenges of cancer.

There are specific chapters on Breast Cancer and Prostate Cancer. There is also an excellent and detailed chapter on managing side effects of chemotherapy and radiation.There is also an excellent discussion on conventional cancer therapies and how to make decisions about choosing a course of treatment. Finally, there are recipes so that you can start eating a cancer healthy diet right now. I recommend this book to every one of my patients who is concerned about cancer prevention and cancer care.”



Other Publications (with mention of Donald R. Yance):

A 5 Time Cancer Survivor: His Grace Made Me Whole 
by Shatrece Buchanan

If fear has ever gripped you and your family after receiving a bad medical report, then this book is a book you want to read. Her story will truly inspire your will to live even in the face of the most uncertain medical situations.

Perhaps someone has given you or a loved one a terminal medical report, even as your body is experiencing something that neither you, nor the medical community truly understands. Tumors are spreading in your body like an uncontrolled wild fire. If you have ever been asked to cut a dear part of your body off, such as your breasts or you’ve lost your ability to walk due to the pain of your condition, then you want to share in Shatrece’s story.

Or, just maybe you’ve been asked to step on the never-ending treadmill of hospital visits, chemotherapy treatments and radiation therapy along with the agonizing mental and physical side effects of each. Whichever the case, come and share an absolutely riveting account of an Army Lieutenant Colonel, who endured cancer five times while raising a family, deploying to Iraq and leading a ministry. Discover Shatrece’s best offensive weapon in overcoming this dreaded disorder!


Cancer Survival Guide: How to Conquer this Disease and Live a Good Life
by Charlotte Libov

When faced with cancer, timely and educated healthcare decisions are crucial to recovery. Put the odds in your favor with the help of Cancer Survival Guide — the leading manual of its kind, offering the most comprehensive and cutting-edge information on the subject, such as:

  • The causes and hidden symptoms of cancer
  • How cancer affects the body
  • How to choose the right doctor
  • Creating a personal healthcare record
  • Conventional and alternative treatments
  • Physical and emotional coping strategies
  • How to navigate life after cancer

Don’t let a cancer diagnosis fill you with feelings of fear, panic, and helplessness. Take back your power with Cancer Survival Guide.


Expect the Extraordinary: Angelic Messages, Spiritual Encounters and the Soul of Skye
by Sue Pighini

Expect the Extraordinary: Angelic Messages, Spiritual Encounters and the Soul of Skye enters a world of extraordinary transformation when three people undergo near death experiences. Each of these individuals feel they have been touched by the hand of the Angels and go on a journey to transform their lives. Change creates confidence.

"'Expect the Extraordinary' by Sue Pighini is definitely a book that makes the case for real, down-to-earth spiritual guidance forged through adversity as well as through joy. Within its pages Sue Pighini presents a thoroughly enjoyable, self-reflective analysis of her own life - one that has had its course steered by divine angels along its way. The book is also a noteworthy reading experience because of the inclusion of several personal photos and the addition of some of the author's favorite quotes. These serve to keep the reader both entertained and informed in equal measure from cover to cover." -Spirituality Today


You Did What? Saying 'No' To Conventional Cancer Treatment
by Hollie Quinn & Patrick Quinn

This is a story about a young woman with a very common but deadly illness who did a very uncommon thing when faced with that disease. She disagreed with her doctors, rejected their treatment advice, and chose her own path to getting well again. She did this in the face of paralyzing fears of dying and leaving behind a motherless daughter. She did this in the face of the daunting task of researching and choosing a better treatment. She did this in the face of the intense pressures of social conformity telling her to listen to her doctors. What she did was extraordinarily brave and forward-thinking. In effect, she forged a better path through a thicket of fear, complexity, and pressure. She forged this path with the help of her husband, working as a team and exhibiting unyielding togetherness. This book chronicles the journey they took together, back to health.


Spice for Life: Self-Healing Recipes, Remedies and Research
by Dr. Ed Bauman and Shiela Moorthy

Spice for Life provides a unique blend of practical information on the culinary and medicinal use of ten healing spices: turmeric, basil, ashwagandha, ginger, cinnamon, garlic, peppers, saffron and salt. These top ten spices, especially when blended in combination with one another, build a flavor profile for scrumptious healing recipes and powerful home remedies. Spices are the secret ingredient to health, wellness and longevity and make ordinary food taste extraordinary. The 114 recipes and remedies in the Spice for Life will awaken your digestive fire, immune strength, and neuro-hormone balance.

Here's an excerpt from an endorsement of the book written by Mederi founder Donnie Yance: "Food is medicine and medicine is food, especially when we include culinary herbs and spices, of which Ed has so elegantly captured in this treasure of a book Spice for Life. The combination of wonderful recipes, with in-depth information on the health benefits, and the beautiful photography pulls you in, and soon you will be in the kitchen creating one of these dishes or running to the store to pick up a spice you may not have ever used before."

Hope Never Dies
by Rick Shapiro

We receive so many amazing testimonials for the work we do. But it's not often that we get featured in a book! We are honored to share that Donnie Yance and Mederi Care were recently featured, along with four other renowned cancer specialists, in an inspiring new book titled, Hope Never Dies, by Rick Shapiro.

The book features the stories of 20 late-stage cancer patients that were given short time periods to live. Each patient opens up to Shapiro, being vulnerable and sharing their stories of fear, shock, and then of hope and survival. Every single story is extremely inspiring to say the least. The courage of these people to not only share their stories, but to trust the alternative methods they utilized in order to continue, survive, and in most of the cases thrive well past their original dire diagnoses, really shines through.

We want to share some of the powerful quotes from the book with you.

"The doctor pulled a book off her bookshelf by Donald Yance. The doctor said, 'This guy knows what he is talking about, Read it.'"

"I made my mind up, I would not go down the conventional path. Not because I was grasping at alternative pathways, but because I felt the research strongly indicated, logically, that the conventional path and past studies did not show very favorable results. On the other hand, the botanical path made more sense to me. It seemed logical, it was non-toxic and my research indicated that it brought about much more favorable results.

-Hollie Quinn, Breast Cancer, Stage 2

"I don't think I would be here if it wasn't for Donnie (Yance)..."

"I would point people to the Mederi Foundation, get Donnie Yance in your life. He is the 'real thing' and cutting edge with his botanical oncology protocols. Unfortunately, too many people don't follow recommendations, but his have proven to work wonderfully well for me.

-Anthony, Prostate Cancer


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