The Living Kitchen: Healing Recipes to Support Your Body During Cancer Treatment and Recovery

The Living Kitchen: Healing Recipes to Support Your Body During Cancer Treatment and Recovery

by Tamara Green, Sarah Grossman

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Overview

From two experts in cancer care cooking comes an informative, inspiring, and empowering guide that will educate cancer patients and their caregivers about the healing power of food. With nearly 100 nourishing recipes designed to combat side effects related to cancer therapy, this book is an essential resource for anyone experiencing cancer, undergoing treatment, or in remission.

A cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming, frightening, and uncertain. You'll want to learn what to expect from chemotherapy and radiation, how you'll navigate the often debilitating side effects that come with treatment, and what you should eat to support your body at a time when eating and cooking may be too challenging. The Living Kitchen will help cancer patients and their caregivers navigate every stage of their cancer therapy journey, from diagnosis to treatment to recovery.

Within the pages of this indispensable guide, certified nutrionists Sarah Grossman and Tamara Green provide easy-to-understand, research-based nutritional information on the science behind how food relates to your health and the effects of cancer, and offer strategies to prepare your body, life, and kitchen for treatment. With nearly 100 stress-free, healthy, freezer-friendly, and flavorful recipes specially designed to relieve specific symptoms and side effects of cancer and its therapies (including loss of appetite, sore mouth, altered taste buds, nausea, and more) and to strengthen your body once in recovery, The Living Kitchen is accompanied by stunning photography and a simple, user-friendly design. With energizing snacks and breakfasts; superfood smoothies, juices and elixirs; soups and stews, and nutrient-rich, flavorful main dishes, these are recipes that you, your family, and your caregivers will all enjoy. The Living Kitchen will give you comfort in knowing that your body will be nourished and supported during (and even after) cancer treatment.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780147530639
Publisher: Appetite by Random House
Publication date: 01/22/2019
Pages: 280
Sales rank: 572,971
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

TAMARA GREEN and SARAH GROSSMAN are certified nutritionists and the founders of Living Kitchen. They offer private chef, consulting, and meal planning services to clientele throughout Toronto, bringing nutritional support, education, and food to cancer patients and caregivers, as well as people maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Living Kitchen works with clients suffering from a myriad of health issues, including cancer, digestive disorders, diabetes, and hormonal imbalance.
www.livingkitchenwellness.com
@livingkitchenco

Read an Excerpt

PROPER NUTRITION IS KEY Hearing the words “You have cancer” is an overwhelming and scary experience. During this time, you and your loved ones will work closely with your health care team to figure out the best plan for you. Regardless of the treatment, be it surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, or alternative therapies, supporting your body through your diet is essential. Proper nutrition can help keep your body strong as it undergoes intense therapies to kill cancer cells, and what you eat can mitigate common side effects like nausea, loss of appetite, and fatigue. Colorful vegetables and fruits, healthy proteins, and good fats possess antitumor, antiangiogenesis, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antimutagenic properties. This means that many of the foods you can eat have powerful anticancer nutrients that work to support your health and recovery. These foods act synergistically with each other and with treatments to help speed up recovery time and make some therapies more effective.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 Facing a Diagnosis 5

2 "Let Food Be Thy Medicine" 13

3 Functional and Dysfunctional Foods 27

4 Eating to Combat Common Side effects 39

5 Preparing the Kitchen 63

6 The Recipes 69

Smoothies 71

Juice and Elixirs 81

Breakfasts 97

Soups 115

Omnivore Mains 135

Vegetarian Mains 155

Sides 175

Snacks 201

Desserts 225

Sauces, Marinades, and Dressings 241

Notes 255

Acknowledgements 263

Symptoms and Recipe Index 265

Index 270

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