The way we live affects our health.

Cancer is not simply about cells growing at an abnormal pace, but also about the incapacity of our psycho-neuro-immune-endocrine intelligence network (PNIE) to recognize these cells and defeat them. Becoming aware that cancer is multi-causal is the first step toward regaining health. A healthy diet, exercise, rest, stress control, self-awareness and a positive attitude are key points in the process of healing.

With thirty years of experience in medicine and almost a decade as an oncologist, Dr. María Laura Nasi suggests in her new book, Cancer as a Wake up Call, ways to confront this illness from a holistic point of view, as a whole person.

Based on scientific investigations, her patients’ testimonies, and her own life experience, she explains the possible causes of internal imbalance and teaches how to reverse these to arrive at the fundamental conclusion that in most cases, combining conventional medical treatment with other treatments that strengthen the immune system, we have the potential to cure this illness from its core.

Cancer as a Wake-Up Call is for those who face this illness, not only as protagonists, but also as witnesses. It is a valuable and brave contribution for everyone who wants to connect body, mind and soul to sustain and regain health and live a simple and happy life.

Foreword by Lissa Rankin, MD, New York Times bestselling author of Mind Over Medicine, The Fear Cure, and The Anatomy of a Calling (lissarankin.com)

Publicaction October 2, 2018. You can order it from Amazon


Published by North Atlantic Books.


It now seems cliché to say that 2020 has brought unexpected challenges. We have all adapted to the constant of change. Personally, my biggest change was a diagnosis of bilateral breast cancer. Initially, I responded with calm analysis, keeping reality at arms-length by “doing” what needed to be done. I made a notebook, set up second opinions, read extensively, set up Zoom chats to tell family, and calculated the best days for treatment so I could still work, but below all the management and brave face, were two strong feelings – betrayal and knowing. 

Anyone who has gone through cancer seems to have experienced shock that this is happening to them. As someone who teaches wellness and lives a very healthy life, it felt as though I had missed something, and this diagnosis had to have had a cause. That’s where the knowing came in. Ayurveda’s ancient teachings see cancer as originating in the soul and then expressing in the physical body. I was pretty sure that for me, the soul part of the equation was where I was out of balance. 

Soon after my diagnosis, I came across Laura Nasi, MD’s book Cancer as a Wake-Up Call. She describes cancer as having four contributors, and this perspective helped me tease apart the impacts in my own life that created an environment that allowed this cancer to grow. 


Jeralyn Brossfield, MD

I came across this book by fate completely. I was freshly diagnosed and was perusing the non-fiction section at my local public library and this book was in the center of the shelving. Kismet. It was exactly what I needed to read after I experienced a medical team that only talked to me about the standard options. Before I even knew the book existed I told the team that I wasn’t a car at a mechanic getting a part replaced.
This book embodies that we must be treated as a whole human not just the symptoms of a disease. I absolutely appreciate the wholistic approach to understanding and figuring out what could have led to a diagnosis that jo one wants to ever get.
I suggested that my closest support people read it as well (and they have) because there is valuable life information in general about the interconnectivity of the tangible and the intangible occurrences in our lives that may affect our immune system that cannot be quantified by current medical metrics.
Upon reading some reviews, some readers may have misunderstood the main purpose of the book. This is not supposed to be a fix all or a solution to each individual case, but should be used as a guide and a tool to better understand how our body works.