Numerous studies around the world have shown that a diet high in vegetables is linked with a lower occurrence of cancer. And while the exact explanation isn't entirely known, recent research has focused on a group of compounds found in all plants: phytochemicals.
Guided by studies that have proven these naturally occurring chemical compounds have powerful anticancer properties, Gardening Against Cancer examines the past and current scientific evidence and encourages you to transform your backyard garden into a tool to prevent cancer.
In this comprehensive and meticulously researched book, authors Ettore Piroso, MD, and Mirta Noemi Piroso, MS, examine twenty-one common vegetables and the specific phytochemical abundant within them.
From the caffeic acid in the artichoke to the zeaxanthin in the turnip, each chapter uses easy-to-understand language to provide a thorough background on each plant and its phytochemicals as well as helpful tips for cultivating, preparing, and cooking the delicious produce.
With additional information regarding the emotional benefits of gardening, plus a guide to festivals around the world honoring each of the vegetables, this book will become an essential resource in your ongoing efforts to decrease your chances of cancer.
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About the Author
Ettore Piroso, MD, completed his training in hematology and medical oncology at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. During his years in practice as a board-certified medical oncologist, he published several scientific papers, developed a number of outreach programs, and was the recipient of several awards. He recently retired as director of oncology services at the New Ulm Medical Center in Minnesota.
Mirta Noemi Piroso, MS, graduated from Nova Southwestern University in Florida with a master of science in mental health counseling in 1994. Currently in private practice, she is an avid gardener and a passionate cook who enjoys creating new dishes for family and friends.