The Whole-Food Guide for Breast Cancer Survivors: A Nutritional Approach to Preventing Recurrence

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If you’re a breast cancer survivor, chances are you have renewed your commitment to maintaining your good health and taking care of your body. As one of the best preventative measures known to doctors and nutritionists today, a robust, cancer-fighting diet is vital to your personal plan for breast cancer prevention.

The Whole-Food Guide for Breast Cancer Survivors is an essential guide for every woman seeking to understand the effect of nutritional deficiencies and environmental...

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Overview

If you’re a breast cancer survivor, chances are you have renewed your commitment to maintaining your good health and taking care of your body. As one of the best preventative measures known to doctors and nutritionists today, a robust, cancer-fighting diet is vital to your personal plan for breast cancer prevention.

The Whole-Food Guide for Breast Cancer Survivors is an essential guide for every woman seeking to understand the effect of nutritional deficiencies and environmental factors on her overall health and wellness. Based on Edward Bauman’s groundbreaking Eating for Health model, this highly comprehensive, practical approach can help you reduce the chance of breast cancer recurrence; rebuild your immune system; and enjoy a stronger, healthier body.

Reduce the chance of breast cancer recurrence by:

  • Incorporating cancer-fighting foods into your diet
  • Indulging in safe, nontoxic cosmetics and body care products
  • Understanding the role of essential nutrients in maintaining your health
  • Managing your weight and balancing your blood sugar
  • Nourishing your immune, detoxification, and digestive systems
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Bauman, executive director of Bauman College Holistic Nutrition and Culinary Arts, and Waldman, a holistic nutrition educator, convey the message that when it comes to breast cancer, "nutrition is power." Targeted at breast cancer survivors, the authors present an organic, plant-based, antioxidant rich, anti-inflammatory, whole-food approach. They begin with a rundown of traditional risks such as age and heredity, but swiftly segue into such "emerging" risk factors as the consumption of sugar, trans fats and rBst, iodine deficiency, and other issues. Delving into the field of "nutrigenomics," the authors explain how foods trigger genetic changes for good or for ill and point out that while five to ten percent of breast cancer is connected to heredity, far more cases can be linked to chronic inflammation, compromised immune system, and excess of oxidation (free radicals), all three of which are affected by diet. In fact, the authors claim, food is the first line of defense against breast cancer. The importance of exercise and such "avoidable exposures" as certain personal care products, pesticides, and BPA are also covered. This well-researched resource will empower breast cancer survivors to make proactive food and life style choices that may profoundly affect their chances of recurrence. Also included are wholesome recipes and helpful, healthful "to do" lists.
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“As the general public becomes more interested in the benefits of healthy eating, these authors are shining a light on the association between nutrition and malignant disease. The book is an evidence-based treatise on the role of nutrition in wellness, treatment, and follow-up care as a vital part of dealing with cancer. It also happens to be the part that the patient has the most control over. The book is a treasure chest of cutting-edge information. It includes a meal plan, pantry set-up, and starter recipes.”
—Anna Jedrziewski, New Age Retailer

“The heart and soul of The Whole-Food Guide for Breast Cancer Survivors is empowerment! The book is chock full of wonderful morsels of information and shows us that food is one of our most powerful tools for healing and nourishment.”
—Rebecca Katz, MS, author of The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen

“With one in seven women suffering from breast cancer, The Whole-Food Guide for Breast Cancer Survivors is a much-needed book. It provides useful information for women who are looking for a holistic approach and a good road map to guide breast cancer survivors into a healthier lifestyle.”
—David Brownstein, MD, author of ten books and the Dr. Brownstein’s Natural Way to Health monthly newsletter

The Whole-Food Guide for Breast Cancer Survivors is a common-sense compendium of what you need to know to live longer and better if you have or had breast cancer, or want to prevent it. Authors Edward Bauman and Helayne Waldman wisely blend lifestyle and natural strategies that strengthen our bodies’ defenses against cancer and promote wellness. A must-read for anyone who wants to take control of the destiny of their own health. “
—Len Saputo, MD, founder of the Health Medicine Forum, Health Medicine Center, and author of A Return to Healing

“I am delighted to see this book in print. It contains lots of valuable information that will help women and men make the most informed decisions on dealing with breast cancer. The book is very readable, and is filled with instructions on what we can do now to help ourselves.”
—Ann Fonfa, founder of The Annie Appleseed Project and diagnosed with breast cancer in January 1993

The Whole-Foods Guide for Breast Cancer Survivors offers readers a robust synthesis of how nutrition can dramatically reduce your risk of breast cancer or recurrence. This book provides not the watered-down and jaded suggestions offered previously, but exciting, new tips that most oncologists don’t know. Highly empowering and life-altering for women.”
—Sara Gottfried, MD, integrative physician at The Gottfried Center for Integrative Medicine in Berkeley, CA, and author of The Hormone Cure

“Bauman and Waldman have written an easy-to-follow guide for whole-body healing filled with inspiring anecdotes and helpful chapter-by-chapter to-do lists. It is an excellent resource that may be used to equip recovering breast cancer survivors as well as their families with solid nutritional information and delicious recipes containing healing foods that will ensure health, well-being, and longevity.”
—Margo Jordan Parker, OMD, CEO of Herbal Fortress

Library Journal
Bauman (executive director, Bauman Coll. Holistic Nutrition & Culinary Arts, Berkeley, CA) and Waldman (holistic nutrition educator, Bauman Coll.) consider the nutritional components of breast cancer as the means to preventing recurrence. Bauman's "Eating for Health" model encourages patients to "eat for pleasure, eat for energy, eat for recovery, and eat for health" while starving the cancer. Oh, if only a sound diet could be that reliable. Still, eating healthfully is generally a wise choice.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781572249585
  • Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
  • Publication date: 2/2/2012
  • Series: The New Harbinger Whole-Body Healing Series
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 187,785
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Edward Bauman, MEd, PhD, is the president and founder of Bauman College: Holistic Nutrition and Culinary Arts. He is a groundbreaking leader in the field of whole-food nutrition.

Helayne Waldman, MS, EdD, is a holistic nutrition educator in private practice and a consultant to breast cancer clinics and doctors in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Foreword writer Donald I. Abrams, MD, is professor of clinical medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and chief of hematology/oncology at San Francisco General Hospital.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2012

    highly recommended

    as a breast cancer survivor, i think this book is really useful

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