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American Cancer Society Complete Guide to Nutrition for Cancer Survivors: Eating Well, Staying Well During and After Cancerby Barbara L. Grant
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Written for consumers, patients, and families seeking reliable information about nutritional support for people with cancer, this comprehensive guide offers the latest information about using nutrition to optimal advantage during the cancer journey. Also discussed is the role of sound nutritional choices before, during, and after cancer therapy and how they can help bolster energy levels, strengthen the immune system, fight off infection, and minimize the side effects of treatment. Charts, information on special diets, and level-headed advice about dietary supplements make this a valuable tool for maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Food can be a worthy ally. Good nutrition is key to the body's defense system and can help people maximize the benefits of their treatment regimen.
Fill up on expert adviceLearn the benefits ofeating well to help yourself feel better during treatmentand heal and recover more quickly. Some treatmentscan cause side effects, and its encouraging that many ofthese can be alleviated through good nutrition. In thisfriendly and practical handbook, recognized dietitiansand the American Cancer Society medical staff explainwhat to eatand what to avoidto stay strong andmaximize the benefits of treatment.
About the Author
Abby S. Bloch, Ph.D., R.D. executivedirector, programs and research, the Robert and VeronicaAtkins Foundation, New York, NY.
Cynthia A. Thomson,Ph.D., R.D. associate professor, nutritional sciences,University of Arizona.
Kathryn Hamilton, M.A.,R.D., C.D.N. Carol G. Simon CancerCenter, Morristown, NJ.
Barbara Grant, M.S., R.D.oncology nutritionist, St Alphonsus RegionalMedical cancer care center, Boise, ID.
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