Cancer Nutrition & Recipes for Dummies

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-07-01
  • Publisher: For Dummies

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Fight cancer from the inside out Cancer treatments such as surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation can be as hard on the body as the disease itself, and detailed nutritional advice is usually not part of the program. Yet eating the right foods can actually help lessen the strength of some of the most powerful symptoms of cancer and the side effects of treatment, allowing the patient to better fight the disease. Now, Cancer Nutrition & Recipes For Dummies is your trusted, informative guide to fighting cancer from the inside out. Designed for cancer patients and their families, Cancer Nutrition & Recipes For Dummies focuses on foods best tolerated during-and that can ease side effects of-cancer treatment. It also offers advice for menu planning, nutritional analysis, diabetic exchanges, and much more. Serves as a guide for cancer nutrition before, during, and after treatment Gives you a wealth of easy, immediate steps to speed up the healing process through diet Offers advice on treatment as well as solutions to common side effects like dehydration, fatigue, and nausea Enables cancer patients to put their strongest foot forward when starting treatment Cancer Nutrition & Recipes For Dummies targets those dealing with cancer and the loved ones who take care of them, aiding both parties in alleviating some of the side effects of the cancer treatment through change in diet.

Author Biography

Maurie Markman, MD, a nationally renowned oncologist, is National Director of Medical Oncology at Cancer Treatment Centers of America. Carolyn Lammersfeld, RD, board certified in oncology nutrition and nutrition support, is Vice President of Integrative Medicine at Cancer Treatment Centers of America. Christina Torster Loguidice is Editorial Director of Clinical Geriatrics and Annals of Long-Term Care: Clinical Care and Aging.

Table of Contents

Introduction  1

Part I: Getting Started with Cancer Nutrition  5

Chapter 1: The 4-1-1 on Cancer 7

Chapter 2: Meeting Your Team and Identifying Possible Treatments 25

Chapter 3: Tackling the Side Effects of Cancer and Its Treatments 39

Chapter 4: The Role and Power of Nutrition in Fighting Cancer 55

Chapter 5: Dealing with Side Effects That Impact Nutrition 87

Part II: The Importance of What You Eat and How You Prepare It  103

Chapter 6: Embracing and Transitioning to a Clean Eating Lifestyle 105

Chapter 7: Stocking Up on Cancer-Fighting Foods 123

Chapter 8: Cancer-Fighting Foods, Spices, and Herbs 145

Chapter 9: Cooking with the Proper Tools and Techniques 157

Part III: Wholesome Recipes  169

Chapter 10: Invigorating Breakfasts 171

Chapter 11: Soothing and Nourishing Soups 187

Chapter 12: Enticing Main Dishes 207

Chapter 13: Light Yet Satisfying Sides 225

Chapter 14: Energy-Boosting Snacks 241

Chapter 15: Sinless Sweets 259

Part IV: Staying Strong for the Long Haul 275

Chapter 16: Dining Out or on the Road 277

Chapter 17: Making Conscious Lifestyle Changes 289

Chapter 18: Helping the One You Love 301

Part V: The Part of Tens  309

Chapter 19: Ten Ways to Revive Your Appetite and Enjoy Food Again 311

Chapter 20: Ten Ways to Prevent and Fight Off Colds and Other Infections 317

Index  325

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