Breast Choices for the Best Chances:Your Breasts, Your Life, and How You Can Win the Battle!, will be available shortlyJanuary 22, 2012 on 10:37 am | In General Posts | Comments Off
Good news! My latest book on breast cancer, Breast Choices for the Best Chances:Your Breasts, Your Life, and How You Can Win the Battle!, will be available shortly. As many of you know, my wife Sandy was diagnosed with early stage invasive breast cancer when a half years ago. She is doing very well and is expected to live a long healthy life.
I wrote the book for two reasons. The first reason is to let women know all of the choices they face during their diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer, many of which may not be shared with them by their conventional doctors. There is a lot of well researched data I’ve included in the book that shows the benefits of exercise, mind-body medicine, proper diet, proper nutritional supplementation, etc., that can literally make the difference between life and death for someone with breast cancer. There is also a good amount of information in the book about things women can do to reduce their chances are developing breast cancer. With all this information, women can be put back in charge of their own health care and make decisions they think are best for themselves and their families.
The second reason I wrote Breast Choices for the Best Chances:Your Breasts, Your Life, and How You Can Win the Battle!, is to raise money for two charities near and dear to my heart. This past summer my daughter Erica, who was preparing to go to college, lost two of her friends to cancer. Half of the proceeds from my book will go to help these two families and their foundations.
I will let all of you know when the book is published. It will be available as an e-book on Amazon Kindle as well as a paperback book, also available through Amazon.
I hope you will help me spread the word about the benefits of using integrative medicine to save lives as well as help raise money for these two wonderful charities.
Shawn Messonnier DVM
Since I began writing books on natural pet care many years ago, I set as a goal the desire to write a series of smaller books on a variety of topics related to natural care. Over the years I have talked to various publishers about doing such a series, but unfortunately none were interested. While the idea of smaller inexpensive books makes sense so that we can reach a larger audience, because publishers cannot make much profit off of these books they have all declined my offer to partner in such a venture.
Now, thanks to the ability to self-publish e-books, I have been able to start achieving this longtime goal. Over the next few weeks, I will be releasing the first five titles in my new series called Dr. Shawn-The Natural Vet Healthy Pet Series. These books will first be available through Amazon Kindle. Those of you who do not have a Kindle reading device can add the app for the Kindle on your other devices, especially your iPad. I also hope to eventually publish these books through Barnes & Noble’s Nook reader as well. Thanks to the ability to self-publish these books, I have total control over the content and the pricing. Since my desire is to help as many pets as possible, I’m keeping the cost of the books in the series as low as possible. Most of them will cost between $0.99 to $2.99.
The first title in the series, recently published on Kindle, is 100 Tips to Keep Your Pet Healthy, priced at only $0.99.
This first book in the series provides 100 things that are important to keep your pet healthy. These are some of the most important lessons I have learned as a veterinarian and which I share with my patients during their visits to my practice. Much of the advice differs from what your conventional doctor might share with you, but that’s not surprising since my advice stems from a more holistic perspective.
The second title in the series, recently published on Kindle, is Say NO to Drugs: Natural Joint Supplements for Dogs & Cats, also priced at only $0.99.
This book, done in a Q&A format, will help pet owners decide which joint supplements might help their pets and which ones could replace prescription medications.
The third title in the series, also in a Q&A format and also recently published on Kindle, is Say NO to Drugs: Natural Alternatives to Antibiotics and Antifungals, also priced at only $0.99.
Each day I see many pets which have been treated with drugs such as antibiotics or antifungal/antiyeast medications. While these drugs can sometimes be helpful for pets which really need them, in most cases minor infections of the skin, ears, bladder, and intestinal tract can be treated naturally without using these expensive and harsh medications. Using fewer of these medications reduces antimicrobial resistance, which means that when these drugs are really needed to help your pet, there is a greater chance they will actually work!
Read the book and start saying YES to health and NO to unnecessary use of medications.
You can see all of my Kindle books at
Keep checking my blog and the Kindle store as more books will be added shortly.
And (hopefully) my long awaited book on breast cancer, Breast Choices for the Best Chances, will be out shortly as well!