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Total Breast Health: The Power Food Solution for Protection and Wellness Paperback – September 1, 1999


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  • Paperback: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Kensington; Rev Upd edition (September 1, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1575664593
  • ISBN-13: 978-1575664590
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 5.9 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,350,449 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Robin Keuneke has made food her career: cooking it and teaching, writing, editing, counseling, and talking about it. Total Breast Health is about how food contributes to breast health and protects against breast cancer. Keuneke explains how "power foods" (soy, flaxseed, organic vegetables, and fresh, unprocessed oils) contribute to the prevention of breast cancer, including cooking tips and recipes. She presents a lengthy interview with Udo Erasmus, author of Fats That Heal, Fats That Kill, about helpful and harmful fats ("$150 million were spent on marketing canola oil," which, like other oils, is processed with "Drano, window washing acid, bleach, and then overheated"). She shares her views about diets considered healthy, like the French Mediterranean diet (she's for it) and the high-carbohydrate, very low-fat diet (she's against it).

The "Secrets of a Healthy Kitchen" chapter uses a question-and-answer format to cover a myriad of topics, such as timesaving tips and how to select oils, fiber, rice, dairy, and water filters. More than 125 recipes include Tofu Cote d'Azur (with two to three heads of roasted garlic), Sweet and Sour Red Lentil Soup with Saffron, Dilled Salmon in Miso-Lemon Sauce, Spicy Sardine Pita Pocket, Soybean Casserole with Chicken, and Mocha Soy Custard. --Joan Price --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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According to Keuneke, food editor of Total Health magazine, the key to healthy breasts is found in what she calls "superfoods," drawn from three culinary traditions: flax seed and oil from northern Europe, soy foods from Japan and extra virgin olive oil from the Mediterranean. Keuneke, neither a scientist nor a physician, devotes an entire chapter to an interview with nutritionist Udo Erasmus (Fats That Heal, Fats That Kill) who urges consumption of unheated oils rich in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. To protect against breast cancer and to aid recovery from it, she also recommends organically grown antioxidant-rich vegetables to promote a favorable hormonal balance, herbal teas to enhance the immune and lymphatic systems, special baths protective against mammography radiation, and chemical-reducing water filters for the kitchen and bath. Recipes appear throughout the text as well as in a special section featuring "breast-protective power foods," such as miso, tempeh, tofu and sea vegetables. Keuneke's approach, backed by Dr. Lendon Smith's foreword, is directed toward women who are willing to make the serious commitment to a broad life-style change.
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 2, 1999
Format: Hardcover
Robin Keuneke's comprehensive and scientifically based book, TOTAL BREAST HEALTH, is well organized and full of nutritional information for today's health-conscious women. The recipes included are flavorful and, based on scientific data, may very well help to prevent breast cancer. Robin has taken a difficult scientific topic, made it easy to understand and fascinating to read. I highly recommend this book for both women and men who want to take cahrge of their health.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 7, 1998
Format: Hardcover
As a cardiologist voraciously devouring books on natural approaches to healing and health, I was elated to find Robin Keuneke's "Total Breast Health." Her work is truly complete. It approaches breast health and illness from multiple angles: science, emotion, nutrition, and spirituality are all considered. Her openness to the opinions and knowledge of other experts is a breath of fresh air. This text is well-written, comprehensive, and fascinating. It is a must for everyone. "Total Breast Health" goes to the top of my list of "natural" health books. -- Seth J. Baum, M.D., F.A.C.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 9, 1998
Format: Hardcover
TotalHealth Magazine food editor Robin Keuneke has produced with compassionate insight a well-researched book of encyclopedic proportions for women and anyone who wants to get well and enjoy good health. A self-described foodie, Ms. Keuneke offers a guide to foods that are rich in breast protective phytochemicals, as well as up-to-date research on how phytochemicals contribute to breast cancer prevention. Most of the pages are devoted to sample menus and recipes featuring an exciting and broad spectrum of vegetables, herbs, as well as protective oils with invaluable tips on the healthiest ways of preparing them. For example, flaxseed oil and olive oil are best used unheated, according to Ms. Keuneke's research. The 125 breast health recipes include ingredients of the highest quality and are based on international flavors and cuisines. To create breast health, life style is an important factor. In chapter 20, "Personal Care Guide", Ms. Keuneke provides important information on natural medicine, exercise, personal body care tips, aromatherapy and information designed to enhance ithe immune system.

TOTAL BREAST HEALTH determinedly focuses on prevention and the chapter on the healing benefits of fresh oils is a masterpiece of well-researched information, refuting current thinking on low-fat diets. Replete with interviews, case studies, medical studies, extensive bibliography, resource guide and references, this is likely 1998's most important book on prevention and self-managed health care.

Josephine Mahi
Managing Editor
TotalHealth Magazine
April, 1998
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 20, 1998
Format: Hardcover
I really loved this book. It has all the current information about essential fats in the diet as they relate to breast health. The recipes are what make it stand out! Ms Keuneke has written a well researched and informative book. I think it deserves more attention in the press at least as much as the other book currently at the top of the bestseller charts! Read this wonderful book it will improve your overall health too!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 23, 1998
Format: Hardcover
Robin Keuneke's "Total Breast Health" is a model for all nutrition books. Combine its easy-to-read, well-referenced, and organized format with one of the nation's most important preventable diseases, breast cancer, and you have a deserved best seller. Keuneke's exploration into fascinating and controversial areas while bringing a clear light without judgmental tone is a hallmark of this book. Of particular interest to many will be the depth that Keuneke has written about dietary fat and its relationship with disease. While this is a complex subject, it is elucidated better through an interview format than any I have read before. As interesting as Keuneke's section is on dietary fat, she is able to cover many breast health subjects with as much acumen. Of great interest are the chapters, 'The Hidden Power of Plant Foods' and 'Herbs, Spices, and Mushrooms.' Simply said, if you want to promote not just breast health but total vitality, read Keuneke's book and follow her simple and delicious recipes. -- Paul Schulick, author of "Ginger: Common Spice and Wonder Drug"
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Format: Paperback
Robin Keuneke's book Total Breast Health has wonderful information on breast care that focus's on diet and lifestyle through foods, herbs, and supplements, that are all backed up by scientific research. It's a huge resource for women, and I feel gives options that are wholistic, with proven effectiveness, that could give us and edge in keeping our bodies and our breast healthy.
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By A Customer on September 7, 1998
Format: Hardcover
Robin Keuneke has saved me a lot of valuable time by writing an excellent book, "Total Breast Health." As a physician who practices alternative medicine, I spend a great deal of time educating patients about the causes and prevention of diseases as well as giving them safe, natural approaches to alleviate their ailments. Now I can also refer them to this well-balanced, highly-informative and practical book. It's important to know that this book is not for women only. I believe that the underlying concepts and principles in "Total Breast Health" can be applied to other medical problems as well, such as prostate cancer and heart disease, to name a few. I believe that anybody who is interested in getting the cutting edge information on how to stay healthy should read this book. -- Alan R. Cohen, M.D., P.C. (Milford, CT)
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