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Twenty-five years ago my doctors had no cure for my cancer. So I went on a quest to find my own treatment. This is my story.

Have you or a loved one been diagnosed with cancer?

In n of 1, author Glenn Sabin takes readers along his remarkable journey with ‘incurable’ cancer, where he discovers:

  • No two cancers are exactly alike. Our bodies, minds and diseases are unique, and need to be treated as such.
  • Knowledge and empowerment are your best allies against a life-limiting diagnosis.
  • Lifestyle changes are a powerful way to help prevent, manage and reduce the recurrence of disease—and to improve your quality of life.
  • A strong support system and a clear mind may significantly improve your health. 

“I have witnessed an extraordinary patient who achieved a clinical response through non-conventional treatment approaches.”Lee M. Nadler, MD, Dean for Clinical and Translational Medicine, Harvard Medical School

“I heard Glenn speak at UCSD and was captivated. A special story about resilience and self-efficacy that resonates far and wide!”T. COLIN CAMPBELL, PHD, JACOB SCHURMAN PROFESSOR, CORNELL UNIVERSITY, AUTHOR OF NATIONAL BESTSELLER, THE CHINA STUDY

“Glenn understands the importance of the mind and body in reducing stress and improving overall clinical outcomes in cancer. We are pleased to be able to work with him.”David Rosenthal, MD, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School. Past President, American Cancer Society

A story that defies the odds

In 1991, Glenn Sabin was a 28-year-old newlywed diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)–a disease doctors called “uniformly fatal.” Treatments could buy him some time and eventually ease his discomfort, but there was no conventional cure. Glenn’s prognosis was clear: he was going to die.

Although Glenn and his wife, Linda, continued to consult with doctors, cancer specialists and top oncologists, Glenn made a monumental decision: he would become his own health advocate. While he continued to “watch and wait,” Glenn would figure out how to stay alive.

No one could predict when a large-scale clinical trial would discover a cure for CLL, so Glenn began his own, medically monitored and carefully researched lifestyle changes. He would conduct his own, single patient clinical trial.

He would become an “n of 1.”

Today, Glenn is not only alive, but a 2012 biopsy at Harvard confirmed that his bone marrow contains no leukemic cells. His case is now part of the medical literature.

Glenn’s journey has connected him with some of the world’s top oncology leaders.
Glenn’s journey has connected him with some of the world’s top oncology leaders.
Glenn’s journey has connected him with some of the world’s top oncology leaders.
Glenn’s journey has connected him with some of the world’s top oncology leaders.
Glenn’s journey has connected him with some of the world’s top oncology leaders.
What the Experts Are Saying About n of 1.
What the Experts Are Saying About n of 1.
What the Experts Are Saying About n of 1.
What the Experts Are Saying About n of 1.
What the Experts Are Saying About n of 1.
What the Experts Are Saying About n of 1.
What the Experts Are Saying About n of 1.
What the Experts Are Saying About n of 1.
What the Experts Are Saying About n of 1.
What the Experts Are Saying About n of 1.

“I have witnessed an extraordinary patient who has achieved a clinical response through non-conventional treatment approaches.”

Lee M. Nadler, MD
Dean for Clinical and Translational Research

“I met Glenn when he presented his self-created recovery regimen at Harvard in 2007. I was extremely impressed with his knowledge, vision and motivation.”

Ann Webster, PhD
Staff Psychologist, Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine

“My esteemed colleague, Glenn Sabin, has a unique combination of skills and experience to help guide patients.”

Barrie R. Cassileth, MS,
PhD Laurance S. Rockefeller Chair in Integrative MedicineFounding Chief, Integrative Medicine Service

“Glenn understands the importance of the mind and body in reducing stress and improving overall clinical outcomes in cancer.”

David Rosenthal, MD
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School. Past President, American Cancer Society

“Glenn has a personal and unique understanding of clinical care, business aspects, and policy matters surrounding evidence-based integrative medicine.”

Lorenzo Cohen, PhD
Director, Integrative Medicine

“When I first met Glenn 10 years ago, he told me he was going to beat his chronic lymphocytic leukemia. He has been extremely successful. Is he an outlier or is his regimen worth studying on a larger scale?”

David S. Rosenthal, MD, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School. Past President, American Cancer Society

“A remarkable story of self-efficacy and pure grit. Glenn is a poster child for evidence-based integrative oncology and an exemplar of what might be achieved for others. I highly recommend this book.”

Mark Hyman, MD, Director, Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, and 10-time #1 New York Times bestselling Author

“How do we maintain a rigorous, scientific, yet open mind when it comes to discovery in medicine? Glenn Sabin reminds us that every observation is important—to be woven into the rubric of knowledge so that we may heal with collective experience.”

Debu TriPathy, MD, Professor and Chair, Department of Breast Medical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

n of 1 is a little book with a big message on hope, empowerment and self-efficacy. While “cure” is sadly not possible for everyone, participation in one’s healing always should be. ”

Donald Abrams, MD, Professor of Clinical Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, Former Chief, Hematology-Oncology, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital

“Glenn Sabin appears to be one of those few remarkable, determined individuals who become sufficiently involved in their self-healing to overcome a medically ‘incurable’ cancer. Medical science needs to shake off its materialistic bias and study this phenomenon seriously, so that ‘n of 1’ can become ‘n of many.'”

Alastair Cunningham, OC, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Medical Biophysics at University of Toronto, Author of Can the Mind Heal Cancer?

“A rare and intimate look into the journey of a young man expected to die, who defied convention to chart his very personal course back to life and vibrant health. A testimony to the power of nutrition and the power of one person—an n of 1—to help transform the way we look at health and disease.”

Michael Stroka, JD, MBA, MS, CND, LDN, President, American Nutrition Association

“Glenn has carefully documented his extraordinary experience of using natural means to eradicate leukemia in a way that provides insight, knowledge, hope and inspiration. This book is both encouraging and illuminating.”

Lise Alschuler, ND, FABNO, Clinical Professor of Medicine, Division of Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine

“Glenn’s n of 1 gives us a view into the future of personalized medicine. The patient takes personal responsibility for their health, forms a collaboration team with their doctors, uses longitudinal time series to track the disease and remission, and natural foods and supplements to power the body’s immune system to fight off the disease.”

Larry Smarr, PhD, Harry E. Gruber Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, University of California, San Diego

n of 1 is the amazing tale of Glenn Sabin’s resilience in the face of adversity, and is motivation for us all. A moving testament of how a positive attitude plus a healthy lifestyle can have a profound impact on one’s life.”

Neal Barnard, MD, President, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

“Glenn Sabin’s inspiring story teaches us that it may be possible to reverse even a seemingly incurable disease by becoming proactive in our own care. n of 1 illustrates the three critical pillars of healing: proper diet, physical activity, and a positive mental outlook—along with personalized nutraceuticals—to establish an anticancer environment that makes healing possible. A must-read for outside the box thinkers and healers alike!”

Gordon Saxe, MD, PhD, MPH, Director of Integrative Nutrition, Chair, Krupp endowed fund, Center for Integrative Medicine, University of California, San Diego

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One-on-one cancer coaching

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer, or you’re experiencing a relapse, and don’t know where to turn to access the most advanced, conventional and integrative personalized care, Glenn Sabin can help.

An advocate of evidence-based, integrative oncology–treating the whole person, not just his or her tumors–Glenn coaches both self-referred clients and patients referred by oncologists and other physicians.

As your coach and recognized integrative oncology expert, Glenn arms you with the tools and consultation you need to move toward your health goals. These tools include: choosing an oncologist who is an expert for your specific situation, accessing psychosocial support—and a laser focus on lifestyle and behavioral change.

Sessions cover an overview on nutrition, prescriptive exercise, stress reduction, supervised supplementation, hydration, sleep hygiene, and a host of additional, evidence-based interventions to help create a host environment inhospitable for cancer to thrive.

Ultimately, your body, your life, and your cancer are all unique. Glenn teaches how to approach your care plan as an “n of 1.”

Glenn provides comprehensive 75 minute one-on-one sessions by phone, Skype, Facetime or Zoom. Learn more about coaching with Glenn and read what others are saying about their experience working with him.

“I was recently diagnosed with leukemia, concurrent with melanoma and prostate cancer. A renowned integrative oncologist recommended I contact Glenn… He’s walked in our shoes and knows what we are going through. He knows what we need.” Brad B., Temecula, CA

A call to activate your body’s healing power

n of 1 is a rallying cry for patients, their physicians, and their loved ones to seek knowledge and self-empowerment–to fully understand their conditions and to treat and nurture their host environment—their body and mind—not just their tumors. The book does not dismiss mainstream medicine, nor does it prescribe a diet, exercise regimen or supplement schedule that is appropriate for everyone. In fact, author Glenn Sabin embraces conventional oncology testing and effective therapies, in combination with integrative medicine.

Throughout his journey with cancer, Glenn continued to see his local oncologist for blood tests and physical monitoring. He also had regular examinations at Harvard’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

When he was first diagnosed, Glenn would have eagerly embraced a conventional curative treatment. Unfortunately, conventional medicine could not provide that option, so he took control and became his own health advocate. Regardless if Glenn’s remarkable results are directly linked to his lifestyle changes, his genetics, his environment, or a combination of synergistic factors, n of 1 clearly demonstrates the power and potential of a more self-aware, holistic and integrative oncology approach to treating disease.

We are all unique.

We are each an “n of 1.”

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