Kicking Cancer in the Kitchen: The Girlfriend's Cookbook and Guide to Using Real Food to Fight Cancer

Kicking Cancer in the Kitchen: The Girlfriend's Cookbook and Guide to Using Real Food to Fight Cancer

by Annette Ramke, Kendall Scott
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Kicking Cancer in the Kitchen: The Girlfriend's Cookbook and Guide to Using Real Food to Fight Cancer 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
lizasarusrex More than 1 year ago
This is a great book for those of you who are diagnosed with cancer, like myself, or for someone you may know who has been diagnosed. This is a book that gives you a healthier lifestyle with your eating habits. There are many great recipe ideas that are not only healthy, but tasty as well. I have tried a few of the recipes, and found them to be easy, delicious, and healthy! I especially loved how they explained why each recipe was important to your health and what nutritional value you are digesting.  Cancer is not an easy path for the person who is diagnosed, or the family members supporting them. This book made me feel like you aren't alone. It is written in such a pleasant way, you almost feel like you're reading a book written by your girlfriend. It was easy to read, and a joy as well. It was great to read about other's experiences with cancer and how it affected them.  Overall I would rate this book a 5/5 and I insist that anyone who knows of someone who is dealing with cancer, to read this book! 
tiffanydavis2 More than 1 year ago
Kicking Cancer in the Kitchen, by Annette Ramke, is an informative book/guide as well as a cookbook to help someone who's battling cancer. The book is also packed full of information for those that may have a history of cancer within their family and maybe are just looking for a way to help prevent cancer before it happens in any way possible. I really enjoyed reading this book and have to say that I know that a lot of the information is true. My grandmother was diagnosed with cancer in 1995 and was told by her doctor that she basically had 6 months left to live. She began to do some research, and she decided to make some major lifestyle changes, many of which are discussed within this book, and she ended up living for 6 more years. The book itself is broken up into 2 major sections, the first section being jammed pack with informative essays and research discoveries. This area discusses a variety of topics regarding how to better your lifestyle to better your health and battle cancer. The second section of the book is basically a cookbook that is full of clean eating, healthy recipes. I absolutely loved this book. As someone that has seen what cancer does to a person 1st hand, and seeing what a difference changing to a healthier lifestyle can make, I highly recommend this book. I would not only recommend this to someone with cancer, or even those with cancer in their family, but to everyone. Cancer could honestly happen to any of us, so why not do what you can to be healthy and prevent early on. Great job to the author! I will definitely look forward to reading more by Ramke in the future!
Francine1440 More than 1 year ago
Kicking Cancer in the Kitchen is an interesting and informative book written by Annette Ramke and Kendall Scott. In this book they provide lots of useful information about how to ride the cancer roller coaster, foods that may help you get through the treatments and how to incorporate these foods into your everyday life. Interspersed throughout are personal accounts of their own experiences with this horrifying disease. I liked this book a lot and found it to be full of information, giving lots of different ideas and options that aren’t always provided during this stressful and confusing time in your life. Cancer is terrifying but these ladies help a person to make it somewhat more bearable. As I read this book I often found myself agreeing with a lot of their experiences, disagreeing with some of their suggestions (a hug does not replace a sweet for me any day!) and feeling that maybe I wasn’t quite so crazy after all, regarding some of my post-chemo emotions. The one area that I had a bit of a problem with was the diet section. I’ve read many studies, same as these ladies have, and basically they often come up with results that reflect who may have funded the study. So when reading some of the suggestions for changes to your diet I would suggest that cancer is an individual disease and no one has the ultimate fix for it. Also, some of the foods in the recipes are very hard to get in rural areas as well as being expensive to order online. I did make and like a couple of the recipes (oatmeal and the banana pancakes) and will be trying more in the future. Overall, this is a must-have book for people dealing with a cancer diagnosis or people who know someone who has it.
Janet16 More than 1 year ago
This is a good book that describes not just the medical side of dealing with a cancer diagnosis, but also the emotional impact such a diagnosis can have on one’s life. It is full of personal stories from the author as well as a few others. The author gives a comprehensive account of what living with cancer is like and how one can deal with it through food. The book also breaks down the kinds of food one should eat which could prevent cancer or help a person living with cancer offset the impact of chemotherapy. The books breaks down each of the foods in sections. It even tells you which foods to avoid because of how they can adversely affect your body. I found this book to be very informative and will be incorporating some of what the author suggested in my diet. The recipes at the end are a plus. I love recipes and some of them sound really delicious. I look forward to making them. If you are suffering from cancer, know someone who is, or just want to avoid it this book is worth looking at.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Easy, delicious recipes, but this is more than a cookbook! A great resource for anyone with cancer or just trying to eat better. Feel like I know the authors after reading this book and love that it's very realistic as far as trying to eat healthier. The authors make a point of saying it doesn't happen overnight. I plan to buy several as Christmas gifts!