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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780966723830
  • Publisher: Swan Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/2010
  • Edition description: 8TH
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 112
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

About the Cover 7
Foreword 8
Comments 9
Preface to the Fourth Printing 10
Preface to the Fifth Printing 11
Preface to the Eighth Printing 12
Introduction 14
My Cancer Story 16
Nutritional Guidelines to Reduce Cancer Risk 19
Nutritional Components
What Counts as a Serving
How to Achieve Nine+ Servings/Day of Fruits and Vegetables without Chomping Carrots All Day Long!
Sample Menu
Tips for Integrating this Diet with a Family
Diana's Grocery List 31
Diana's "SuperSoy & Phytochemical Shake" 35
Nutrition and Cancer Fatigue Suggestions 39
Additional Information about Fruits and Vegetables 41
Culinary Herbs with Anti-cancer Activity 43
Dining Out: How to Maintain and Anti-Cancer Diet 44
General Guidelines for Low-fat, Plant-based Eating
Helpful Tips
Hidden Fat Traps and Vegetarian Concerns
Salad Bar Tips
Beverage Suggestions
Meal Suggestions for Restaurant Type
Middle Eastern
American, European, Bar and Grill
Pizza Places/Sub Shops
Delis/Bagel Shops
Fast Food
Gas Stations/Convenience Stores
Sample Menus
Travel Tips--Ideas for Eating on the Road or Bringing Your Own Food
My "Decision Tree" for Evaluating and Implementing any Alternative/Complementary Therapy 59
Dietary Supplements 61
How to Choose a Brand of Vitamin or Herb 63
Additional Ingredients in my Healing Recipe 66
Support Groups
Cancer Survivors' Network
Exercise, including T'ai Chi and Qi Gong
Guided Imagery
Feng Shui
Techniques and Tools Used by my Breast Cancer Support Group Members to Both Cope and Heal 72
Facts, Figures, and Thoughts 74
Characteristics and Skills of Cancer Survivors 75
Closing Thoughts 76
Appendix 78
Frequently Asked Questions
FAQ #1 I have just been diagnosed with cancer. What steps do you suggest I take?
FAQ #2 Do you ever "cheat" on your diet?
FAQ #3 What do you eat for snacks?
FAQ #4 Does sugar "feed" tumors?
FAQ #5 Is your shake recipe really just one serving? Can I save it for later?
FAQ #6 My blender won't blend the carrots. Do you have suggestions?
FAQ #7 Can herbs interact with any of the chemotherapy drugs?
FAQ #8 Which herbs might cause problems with blood clotting?
FAQ #9 Is it better to drink decaffeinated green tea?
FAQ #10 Are there environmental concerns about eating fish?
FAQ #11 Do soy foods interact with Tamoxifen?
FAQ #12 Are flaxseeds OK for women with ER+ breast cancer?
FAQ #13 What can be done to relieve the fatigue I am still experiencing since my cancer therapy has been completed?
FAQ #14 What are your thoughts about the use of supplemental antioxidants like vitamin C during my chemotherapy and radiation?
FAQ #15 Is there any new information about the soy/breast cancer controversy?
Resources 97
Alternative Medicine
Alternative Cancer Treatments
Cancer Survivorship
Cancer and Nutrition
Internet Resources
Additional Books/Tapes
Sources for Recipes that I Have Used and Loved
Dining Out
Ordering Information for Additional Books 111
About the Author 112
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