Cancer Survivor's Nutrition and Health Guide : Eating Well and Getting Better During and After Cancer Treatment

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Food is an essential weapon in the fight against cancer, providing the energy, nutrients, and antioxidants the body needs for recovery. Yet eating well is often prevented by three all-too-common side effects of cancer treatment: nausea, sore throat, and food intolerance. How is a cancer survivor to maintain a healthful diet when nothing looks or tastes good? Here is a reassuring guide that eases the mind and the stomach. Nutritionists Gene Spiller and Bonnie Bruce provide vital information about the role of ...
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Overview

Food is an essential weapon in the fight against cancer, providing the energy, nutrients, and antioxidants the body needs for recovery. Yet eating well is often prevented by three all-too-common side effects of cancer treatment: nausea, sore throat, and food intolerance. How is a cancer survivor to maintain a healthful diet when nothing looks or tastes good? Here is a reassuring guide that eases the mind and the stomach. Nutritionists Gene Spiller and Bonnie Bruce provide vital information about the role of nutrition in all stages of recovery. You will also find menu plans for the days before and after treatment, comfort foods infused with added nutrients, and many ideas for incorporating protective foods into your regular diet.

"...provides menu plans for the days before and after treatment and foods infused with added nutrients...features 100 health-promoting and appetizing recipes."

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  • ISBN-13: 9780761505815
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/2/1996
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 7.36 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.71 (d)

Meet the Author

Gene Spiller, Ph.D., a distinguished researcher and author, has conducted groundbreaking work on the roles of fiber and other nutrients in health. He is the director of the Health Research and Studies Center in Los Altos, California, and consultant to the Stanford University Center for Research in Disease Prevention. His previous books include Nutrition Secrets of the Ancients and Eat Your Way to Better Health (both from Prima).

Bonnie Bruce, Dr.P.H., R.D., a doctor of public health and associate director of the Health Research and Studies Center, has worked in the field of nutrition and food science for twenty years. She is assistant professor at San Jose University in California.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction

Part One: Vital Information
1. The Path to Health
2. The Key Foods for Restoring and Maintaining Health
3. Herbs, Spices, Teas, and the Magic of Clustering
4. Putting It All Together: The Cancer Survivor's Pyramid
5. Handling Special Situations
6. Beyond Food
Part Two: Recipes for Recovery and Protection from Future Illness
7. Before You Start Cooking
8. Super Sippables
9. Elegant Eggs
10. Stellar Soups
11. Perfectly Pasta and Great Grains
12. Vital Veggies Entrees
13. Veggies on the Light Side
14. Fruit and Grains with a Sweet Touch
15. Basic but Essential
Appendix A: Recipes That Freeze Well
Appendix B: Rate Your Way of Eating—How Well Has It Been Working for You?
Appendix C: Stocking Your Pantry
Appendix D: Safe Food Handling and Storage
Appendix E: Shopping Sources
References
Index
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