Eating Well Through Cancer: Easy Recipes & Recommendations During & After Treatment
Designed for cancer patients and their family, these easy-to-follow recipes focus on foods best tolerated and those to ease the symptoms during treatment. With an oncologist’s chapter introduction, doctor’s notes, menu planning, tips, nutritional analysis, diabetic exchanges, the book serves as a guide for nutrition before, during, and after cancer treatment.
- Hardcover-spiral: 272 pages
- Publisher: Holly Clegg (September 30, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0961088885
- ISBN-13: 978-0961088880
- Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 8 x 0.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
Bravo! Fills a unique need perfectly.
A durable hardcover book with spiral binding completely inside so there is no problem with food getting inside the spirals or the book not lying flat, “Eating Well Through Cancer” is a top level cookbook. When someone goes through chemotherapy many changes take place within their body. For many they become nauseous after treatment, experience lowered white blood cell counts, diarrhea, constipation or other side effects. The recipes in this book are specifically designed to help with these and other problems.
Recipes are organized by symptom (diarrhea, sore mouth, etc.) and by treatment stage (day of treatment, post treatment). Each one that I tried was easy to prepare and absolutely delicious. There is definitely no sacrifice of taste for the sake of nutrition in these recipes.
The author answers questions such as “What should I eat prior to treatment?”, or “Is there a certain time of day that is better for eating?” and similar concerns of the cancer patient. The final chapters include changing eating habits to a healthier style post treatment or prior to having problems.
Whether you are undergoing treatment or just want to eat healthier as a preventative measure, this book has it all. With cancer being as prevalent as it is today, even if you don’t know someone with cancer sooner or later you will. When they return home after a treatment and you want to help by taking something over for dinner you will be glad you have this book. It belongs on the bookshelf of everyone who loves to cook for others.
I have only owned this book for a few days, but as a cancer patient, I have found it extremely useful. I’m sure all cancer patients agree that the side effects from the chemo are the worse part of suffering from cancer. However, using these simple recipes, the pain has actually become bearable. I am not expecting anything miraculous. Its just nice to know that I can live my life, eating well, with less pain. Thank You
Great for everyone
I originally bought this book because my father had cancer. However, the food was so good and the recipes so easy that I use it for my entire family. I am not a very good cook but with this book my kids actually are eating my dinners. This is a great book; you can’t go wrong. It really is for everyone and I use it for everyday cooking.
Food is a medicine for the body as well as for the spirit
Maintaining an adequate caloric intake for cancer patients is always problematic. Food is a medicine for the body as well as for the spirit. A truly impressive specialty cookbook, Eating Well Through Cancer offers more than two hundred recipes designed to ease the side effects of chemotherapy. Enhanced with menus, caregiver ideas, nutritional analysis, diabetic exchanges, culinary medical tips, food lists, and post treatment recipes, Eating Well Through Cancer should be a part of every family’s cookbook shelf where a loved one is fighting against cancer both during and after treatment.
Fabulous and "A Must Have" Just what the Dr. Ordered
I recently purchased this book for my dad. The side effects of cancer are so grueling. This book is organized for quick access in the first few pages with all of the recipes categorized by symptom or side effects a person may be having. Also gives great menu ideas. It gives clear advice on what to do to use food as a FUEL for the FIRE to FIGHT the cancer. Very organized, sprial bound, easy to read and the recipes are great. I would recommend this book to ANYONE going through cancer. Also great for the caregiver to know too.
Great book for both patient and caregiver
I received this book as a gift a number of years ago when my husband was fighting cancer. Like all cancer patients he had little appetite and lots of side effects from his chemo. The recipes are great to help with the various problems encountered by cancer patients at any time during the treatment. I also found the section for caregivers to be really helpful for myself. Not only is nutrition important for the patient but the caregiver also and this book provided great food and good tips also. Now, I give this book as a gift to those I know how are dealing with cancer themselves or a loved ont.
The Best Twenty Bucks I Ever Spent
In the Fall of 2009, two of my immediate family members were diagnosed with different forms of cancer within three months of each other. One has lung cancer. One has stomach cancer (which had been mis-diagnosed as IBS by two independent physicians over the course of a year). As both began chemo treatments and suffered the seemingly inevitable problems that go along with it, I just happened across this book and am so thankful that I did.
This book is full of helpful information that no oncologist or other medical provider has shared with my family. In addition to the general info, the recipes are simple and are divided up in useful categories to suit what may be going on at any particular point in time: what to eat on chemo day, what to eat when your white blood cell count is low, what to eat when you’re constipated. The categories go on and on and in the words of my family member who has stomach cancer, she wishes “someone had told us about this book months ago. It’s been a real life-saver.”
I don’t advocate adopting any new nutrition plans without consulting with a physician. If you have a friend or family member who has cancer, however, I do advocate getting this book for them. Even if it just gives them ideas on what to eat at any given time (or gives them something positive to focus on to try on a day when they fell like crud) it will have been money very well spent.
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