The Essential Cancer Treatment Nutrition Guide and Cookbook: Includes 150 Healthy and Delicious Recipes by Jean LamantiaThe Essential Cancer Treatment Nutrition Guide and Cookbook: Includes 150 Healthy and Delicious Recipes by Jean Lamantia

The Essential Cancer Treatment Nutrition Guide and Cookbook: Includes 150 Healthy and Delicious…

byJean Lamantia, Neil Berinstein

Paperback | March 22, 2012

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Information that meets the unique and specialized nutritional needs for individuals undergoing treatment.

Recent research indicates that diet can influence a patient's cancer treatment and survival rate as well as help to manage the side effects. This book has been written for both patients and caregivers and addresses the unique requirements of a patient undergoing cancer treatment.

A patient's waxing and waning appetite and ability to maintain optimal nutritional requirements are severely challenged during treatment, so the book provides integral information on how to deal with these challenges. From managing the side effects of treatment with particular foods and nutrients, to make-ahead meals that can be frozen and reheated at a moment's notice, to foods that are simply more palatable to a patient depending on what stage of treatment they're in.

The 150 recipes will also be tabbed and categorized according to their suitability in the stage of treatment, making meal preparation easier.

In addition to the recipes specially selected to meet the needs of cancer patients, this book covers:

  • Treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery
  • Treatment side effects and nutrition recommendations for everything from anemia and appetite concerns to heartburn, taste changes, mouth sores and wound healing
  • Concurrent conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and obesity
  • Fighting cancer cells and boosting the immune system with food such as probiotics, anti-inflammatories, low glycemic foods, phytonutrients, and nutraceuticals
  • Conventional, complementary and alternative treatments such as energy medicine, whole medical systems and alternative therapies
  • Sample menus, shopping lists, resources.

The information in this book will be an invaluable resource and will help to alleviate the worry and concern that patients and caregivers face when dealing with the many health and nutritional issues associated with cancer treatment.

Jean LaMantia, RD, has her own private practice where she provides one-on-one nutrition counseling and also leads nutrition seminars. She is also a weekly columnist in The Toronto Star, Canada's largest newspaper, and regularly appears in print, television and radio media. Jean is also a cancer survivor. Neil Berinstein, MD, FRCP(...
Title:The Essential Cancer Treatment Nutrition Guide and Cookbook: Includes 150 Healthy and Delicious…Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.69 inPublished:March 22, 2012Publisher:Robert RoseLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0778802981

ISBN - 13:9780778802983

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Helpful, practical and thorough If you are concerned about eating, appetite, nausea, taste changes and many other digestive issues during cancer treatment, this is an excellent resource to help you and your loved ones feel better. I hope you never need to crack it open, but if you do, you will appreciate it. Mary Bamford, Registered Dietitian
Date published: 2013-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Terrific ! Great information for cancer patients. I gave a copy of this book to a friend who is going through cancer treatment and she has found it to be very very helpful. Good work.
Date published: 2012-05-16

Editorial Reviews

The authors have created a most informative book that is geared toward those receiving cancer treatment... There are chapters that point out the foods with the iron, vitamins, best grains, and other foods that will produce the least nausea and be easiest for your body to absorb... The authors explain every facet, including things that some might even consider trivial. The recipes are categorized for people with a sore mouth or throat, low appetite, constipation, weight management, dry mouth, and more... There are many challenges for those recovering from cancer treatment and this book is a welcome guide to assisting them on the road to recovery.