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What to Eat if You Have Cancer (revised): Healing Foods that Boost Your Immune System Paperback – October 25, 2006
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If I were a better patient, I'd eat exclusively from the items in this book, prepared according to their companion recipe book.
The book is not quite incidentally a great introduction to how the body works, how it processes food, and how cancer derives nutrition in order to grow. The short story: no fried foods, no alcohol, no processed sugar, no simple carbos; limited meat. Do eat legumes, phytochemical-containing vegetables and fruits, soy, fish, and lots of protein.
This book has helped me considerably in keeping myself healthy during chemotherapy without sacrificing nutrition.
This is not a fluffy book. The first sections are the best guide in micro and macro-nutruients for the layperson that I have read. (I should explain that I have a teaching license for biology, physics, and chemistry.) The recommended diets made my doctors perk up and smile, and nod and strongly agree.
The one caveat is that the supplementation information has not been updated to include some of the most recent research - other than that this book is the first resource I recommend.
Be forewarned, there is such a variety of books out there and everyone is going to be handing you cookbooks and advice. The problem I encountered was that little of the content in these was clinically proven and I was disappointed that there wasn't more coming out of the American Cancer Society or the American Dietary Association that was as helpful and relevant as this book.
As such, when I started reading the introductory chapter that discuss cancer at the cellular level -- where cancer begins -- and then gets into how cancer progresses from a cell into a tumor that then disrupts an organ's entire system, followed by Chapter 3, "Cancer: When Good Cells Go Bad" and Chapter 4 "The Body Strikes Back," this was just the context I was looking for to understand what the context and role of food is in cancer. So, for me, the first half of the book was very helpful. However, I can understand how others -- maybe not wanting that detailed of a background -- might be a bit perplexed at the approach. However, they should just skip the first half and begin with Chapter 5 "Carbohydrates and Cancer.Read more ›
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While eating right is always the correct thing to do, I don't think to told me anything I didn't already know. Read morePublished 17 months ago by dmbm
Good information and pretty easy to understand but you will need a good dictionary for some of the medical termsPublished 18 months ago by Twin