The Cancer-fighting Kitchen

The Cancer-fighting Kitchen

Nourishing Big-flavor Recipes for Cancer Treatment and Recovery

Book - 2009
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A Culinary Pharmacy in Your Pantry

The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen features 150 science-based, nutrient-rich recipes that are easy to prepare and designed to give patients a much-needed boost by stimulating appetite and addressing treatment side effects including fatigue, nausea, dehydration, mouth and throat soreness, tastebud changes, and weight loss. A step-by-step guide helps patients nutritionally prepare for all phases of treatment, and a full nutritional analysis accompanies each recipe. This remarkable resource teaches patients and caregivers how to use readily available powerhouse ingredients to build a symptom- and cancer-fighting culinary toolkit. Blending fantastic taste and meticulous science, these recipes for soups, vegetable dishes, proteins, and sweet and savory snacks are rich in the nutrients, minerals, and phytochemicals that help patients thrive during treatment.

Whole foods, big-flavor ingredients, and attractive presentations round out the customized menu plans that have been specially formulated for specific treatment phases, cancer types, side effects, and flavor preferences. The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen brings the healing power of delicious, nutritious foods to those whose hearts and bodies crave a revitalizing meal.

The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen took home double honors at the prestigious IACP 2010 Awards, named a winner in both the Health and Special Diet category and the People's Choice Award.
Publisher: Berkeley : Celestial Arts, c2009.
ISBN: 9781587613449
Characteristics: x, 222 p. :,col. ill. ;,26 cm.
Additional Contributors: Edelson, Mat


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Oct 04, 2018

Great cookbook and resource for anyone interested in improving their health, especially cancer survivors. I used it 9 years ago after my cancer scare and I continue to use it. Lots of favs in there. Excellent info on which foods are most beneficial for whichever.

There is a 2nd edition of this book, pub'd 2017, but I have not used it.

Oct 29, 2016

Though focused on helping individuals facing cancer/treatment, this book could benefit anyone looking for a diet to bolster their immune system or lessen inflammation. In recommending foods, Ms Katz unfortunately does not indicate the strength of the evidence for each. This is, of course, a shifting landscape.

Jun 25, 2015

Much useful info and recipes for healthy eating ideas and for proactively eating to prevent cancer. Beautiful-looking book and appetising recipes.

Feb 12, 2012

Still using cookbook even though everyone is well. Great, tasty recipes.

Aug 26, 2010

haven't tried the recipes yet but this book looks like a very good whole foods ckbk for anyone!! good use of a number of herbs and spices.
lots of soups and broths and a chai.
looking forwards to trying the broths.

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