Synopses & Reviews
A revised edition with new recipes and updated research on the best foods to eat to fight cancer
A comprehensive, holistic, and practical plan for cancer prevention and recovery, now completely revised and updated.
Grounded in documented research from leading medical institutionsalong with studies of the worlds healthiest populationsnutrition educator Verne Varona has developed a breakthrough nutritional and lifestyle program for immunity building and cancer prevention and recovery.
"If you have the inspiration, this book is an excellent, unbiased source of information that can help you on your healing journey." ---Bernie Siegel, M.D., author of Love, Medicine & Miracles
and Prescriptions for Living
"Simple, clear, effective techniques and explanations that can prevent cancer and alter its path." ---Michelle LeClaire O'Neill, Ph.D, R.N., director Mind/Body Center, author of Twelve Weeks to Fertility
"Verne Varona clarifies many dietary myths while presenting a clear nutritional guideline for cancer-prevention strategies. This book presents powerful information that should be available to all." ---Jack Canfield, co-author, Chicken Soup for the Soul
"Verne Varona offers invaluable information about how to consciously and positively transform our health. His writing and deep sense of caring make him an outstanding and unique individual in the field of preventive health care." ---Barbara De Angelis, Ph.D., author of Real Moments
"Nature’s Cancer Fighting Foods, is a lifesaver. Not just for cancer candidates, but for anyone who wants to eat sanely in a world where convenience and efficiency has taken precedent over health. It’s filled with crucial information and is actually fun to read." ---Alan Arkin, actor
"This unique, easy to digest volume offers a new depth of understanding to everyone—sick or healthy—on the power of foo, our most intimate relationship. Keep this straight-talking self healing primer close at hand." ---Organica Magazine
"Nature’s Cancer-Fighting Foods is a much-needed resource for combating the growing cancer epidemic." ---Hyla Cass, M.D., author of St. John's Wort: Nature's Blues Buster
"Nature’s Cancer-Fighting Foods is an excellent encyclopedic work for self-healing." ---William Dufty, author of Sugar Blues
As the executive chef-in-residence of one of the countrys
Cancer patients and their caretakers want science-based recipes that are tasty, healthy, and easy to prepare. "The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen" includes numerous recipes along with a full nutritional analysis for each one.
About the Author
As the senior chef-in-residence and nutritional educator at one of the countrys leading cancer wellness centers, REBECCA KATZ, MS, is the culinary link bringing together physicians and patients with a common goal: eating well to maximize cancer treatments, minimize side effects, and improve outcomes. She is the founder of the Inner Cook, a Bay Area culinary practice that specializes in meeting the specific nutritional and appetite needs of cancer patients, and a senior chef at Commonweal Cancer Help Program in Marin County, California. Katz has been a guest chef and lecturer at top academic medical centers throughout the country, including the annual Food As Medicine conference. Visit www.rebeccakatz.com for more information.
MAT EDELSON is an award-winning medical, science, and sports journalist and the former director of the Johns Hopkins Health News Minute, a nationally syndicated consumer health radio feature. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland.
Table of Contents
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.