Flying Against the Odds: One Man's Journey to New Ways of Healing Book Review & Book Tour Giveaway


Book Title:  FLYING AGAINST THE ODDS: One Man's Journey to New Ways of Healing by Jean-Jacques Trochon with Heather Whitehall-Trochon
CategoryAdult Non-Fiction (18+),  249 pages
Genre:  Memoir
PublisherIkhaya Publishing
Release date:   November 2020
Format available for review:  print (Internationally), ebook (mobi, epub)
Tour dates: May 17 to June 4, 2021
Content Rating:  G. Memoir for General Audience.


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About the Book


JJ had a devastating problem. At age fifty-one, he was diagnosed with stage four cancer and given three years to live. Rather than accept that outcome, JJ did what he always does: he set out to find a solution. Desiring to look beyond traditional treatments and their often harmful side effects, he put his unconventionally wired mind to work. JJ was relentless as he investigated alternative therapies and pursued global trailblazers in cancer research. Moving from the role of patient to patient-researcher, he became a trailblazer in his own right, being sought after for his latest findings. Ultimately, JJ brought together the most innovative international minds at the Rethinking Cancer 2017 conference in Paris. Together, they found common ground, and they continue to create integrative, synergistic approaches to treatment. Today, almost a decade after his diagnosis, JJ has defied the odds and is cancer-free. Recently retired from his career as a commercial airline captain on the Airbus A380, he now devotes himself to sharing his ongoing research with scientists and patients. JJ’s story illustrates how looking at things differently often enables us to see them in a whole new light.


My Review

Flying Against the Odds Combines a Memoir with an Alternative Medicine Guide. The authors open their lives and family's emotional story to readers honestly and realistically. They also share much more as they depict the details of the medical and scientific research and lifestyle changes employed by them as parts of JJ's alternative approach to cancer treatment. While the authors are certainly not offering a guaranteed cure to cancer-stricken readers, they offer a guide through their experiences with alternatives to traditional medical treatment.  


Insights in this Book Are Valuable Beyond Cancer Treatment.  While the author suffered from cancer--his story and the diet and lifestyle regiment that he and his wife incorporated into their lives--are valuable to readers facing a host of other illnesses as well. The authors offer an inspirational, well-written, well-researched look at alternative health and more natural healing.


Would I recommend Flying Against the Odds: One Man's Journey to New Ways of Healing by Jacques Trochon with Heather Whitehall-Trochon. For those diagnosed with cancer--or the families supporting people living with cancer--I think this is a must-read if you are interested in breaking away from the traditional treatment plan and incorporating something a little different. Readers will follow the Trochon's personal journey through the emotional ups and downs of cancer treatment and survival--and will see the methods, research, and treatment paths followed by them along the way as well. It is an informational and inspirational story that offers guidance and resources for others seeking an approach to healing.


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Meet the Authors

Jean-Jacques Trochon (or JJ as he is more commonly known) spent thirty-two years as a commercial airline pilot for Air France. A French national, he enjoyed an early childhood in Tahiti before finishing his schooling in France and the USA. In 2003, JJ was diagnosed with aggressive kidney cancer and subsequently underwent the removal of his left kidney. In 2012 and 2014, he underwent further surgeries following the discovery of multiple metastases in both lungs. Despite being given a slim chance of survival, JJ again returned to work in 2016. He captained the world's largest commercial aircraft, the Airbus A380, until his retirement in spring 2020. Today, Jean-Jacques devotes his spare time to helping other cancer sufferers and spreading the word about his revolutionary approach to the disease. He was the initiator of Rethinking Cancer 2017, a groundbreaking conference held in Paris on September 21, 2017, at Institut Gustave Roussy, the leading cancer center in Europe.

Heather Whitehall-Trochon is a lover of languages and translator of French and German into English. A British national, she completed studies in fashion journalism at the London College of Fashion before moving to Munich, Germany, where she worked in public relations for fashion and film. After relocating to Vienna, Austria, she had a brief stint as an editor at the Associated Press, prior to becoming a freelance translator and seasoned backpacker. Heather met JJ in Paris in 2007, marrying him the following year. The couple, together with their cat, Zulu, have now settled in Biarritz, France.

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