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Beating Cancer, Nutrition

In this video, Patrick Quillin spends about 35 minutes speaking on "Beating Cancer, Nutrition" at the 44th Annual Cancer Convention held on Labor Day weekend by the Cancer Control Society.

About Patrick Quillin

PATRICK QUILLIN, Ph.D., R.D., C.N.S. studied Pre Med at the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN. He received his B.S. Degree in Foods and Nutrition from California State University, San Diego, and his M.S. Degree in Applied Human Nutrition from Northern Illinois University. His Ph.D. in Nutrition Education was earned at Kensington University, Glendale, CA.

Dr. Quillin is a Registered Dietitian (R.D.), Licensed Dietitian (L.D.) and Certified Nutrition Specialist (C.N.S.) from the American College of Nutrition. Over the past 20 years, he has become a nationally recognized expert in Clinical Nutrition. He has appeared on numerous TV and radio talk shows nationwide and is a regular speaker at medical conventions.

Dr. Quillin has been a Consultant to the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Army Breast Cancer Research Group, Scripps Clinic, La Costa Spa and United States Department of Agriculture. He has taught college nutrition for 11 years and worked as a hospital dietitian. In 1995, he obtained an Investigational New Drug #48,676 from the FDA to conduct research on bovine cartilage in advanced cancer patients.

Patrick’s 17 books have sold over 2 million copies and include the best sellers Healing Nutrients and Beating Cancer With Nutrition.

Dr. Quillin served for 10 years as the Director of Nutrition for Cancer Treatment Centers of America located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He edited the textbook called Adjuvant Nutrition In Cancer Treatment and organized the 1st, 2nd and 3rd International Symposia on “Adjuvant Nutrition in Cancer Treatment,” which attracted scientists from all over the world.

He may be contacted through his e-mail [email protected] and website


Oh, yeah, just for a second here.

Can we all honor Frank Cousineau and Lorraine Rosenthal for their 44 years of bringing options and cancer treatment to thousands of cancer patients? They've given their life for this.

And when we realize there's 14 million cancer patients in active treatment in the US today, God knows we need some options beyond what they're doing right now. So, Frank and Lorraine, we honor you.

Patrick, thank you very much. Thank you.

Thank you. OK. And, Harold, I think we are ready to go.

Perfect. Thank you. Ladies, gentlemen.

It is a real honor and a privilege today at the 44th annual Cancer Control Society convention. Labor Day weekend here at Universal Hotel in Los Angeles to have Dr. Patrick Quillin with us again. He's been a frequent presenter over the years. One of the things that I like to tell people about him is, of course, his knowledge and experience is excellent. He used to be the head of nutrition at Cancer Treatment Centers of America. And when I talk to patients when he was there, I think the outcomes were better. But that's that's another story. But one of the things that I particularly appreciate about him and you can look up the technical stuff in the in the biographies is the fact that in his books, his presentations, he provides practical solutions to everyday problems for for patients that they can implement on a fairly easy basis. So, Patrick, very happy to have you here again. Thank you. Thank you, Frank.

Yeah. Pleasure to be here. Thank you very much.

The Importance of Nutrition in Fighting Diseases

To dovetail with the previous brilliant speakers, Doug Kaufman and Louise Gittleman realize that parasites and fungus are opportunistic infections. Cancer is an opportunistic infection. It takes the opportunity when the host defenses are down to infect the host. And so one of the best ways to make yourself relatively bulletproof is nutrition. And so I'm going to spend a great deal of time talking about how the cancer patient can resurrect host defense mechanisms and to dovetail with Doug's talk. My mother, 88 years old, lives in a 100 year old farmhouse in Illinois. Two years ago, she developed pneumonia in the wintertime. She forgot to start taking her vitamin D hospital for a couple of days. A year later, she developed shingles, three months of purgatory, exquisite pain. I went, visited and noticed that there was black mold in the ceiling and one at one of her rooms. We did mold amelioration remediation, got rid of the mold. She's doing much better. She's weeding, gardening, shoveling her own snow. The point


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