The Cancer Fighting Kitchen
Nourishing, Big-Flavor Recipes for Cancer Treatment and Recovery
To help people live better with cancer, we donate $1,000 to the American Cancer Society every month.
Blending fantastic taste and meticulous science, these recipes are rich in the nutrients, minerals, and phytochemicals that help patients thrive during treatment.
About The Cancer Fighting Kitchen
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, taste bud changes, and weight loss. This step-by-step guide will help you to prepare for all phases of treatment; it contains a full nutritional analysis accompanying each recipe and teaches patients and caregivers how to use readily available powerhouse ingredients to build a symptom- and cancer-fighting culinary toolkit.
The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen took home double honours at the prestigious IACP 2010 Awards, named a winner in both the Health and Special Diet categories and the People’s Choice Award.
Thought this was going to be better... very American ... but useful..... :)
Very good book. Cancer is like a weed in a garden. Do everything you can to remove from your. My saying now!!!
fantastic and easy to prepare recipes. Many of the foods I generally love. However, making the broth was fantastic recipe. Even though I had no actual hunger or fancy for this broth, once I tasted it, I wanted to eat it. Thankyou Rebecca Katz, however, I have downloaded to my kindle which I now wished I had got the hard copy.Shall have to look at cost of getting physical book. But well done for some very good tips a nd recipes. I would recommend this book to anyone who is on chemo and have recommended it. thankyou xx
A very dear friend of mine gave me this fabulous cookbook during the Christmas holidays called `Cancer-Fighting Kitchen: Nourishing, Big-Flavour Recipes for Cancer Treatment and Recovery' by Rebecca Katz with Mat Edelson. Since my diagnosis of Breast Cancer in October 2010, I have been given and purchased many cookbooks, reference guides to leading a healthier, active lifestyle, etc... I think I am covered for the next 9 months in terms of research and enjoyable reading! However, I thought it important to pass this along as it is one of those books that your family would benefit wholly from. What sets this cookbook apart from others is its unique approach to your kitchen and converting your refrigerator into its own cancer-fighting battle ground plus how to take care of yourself during Chemotherapy treatment. From Chapter One's Cancer-Fighting Tool Kit and learning things about the four pantry staples, to easing side effects from treatment to easy recipes to relieving symptoms such as anemia, constipation, fatigue, nausea and vomiting. There is something about everything in terms of easing this tough period of a patients life. And one of the perks of this Chapter, apart from the delicious recipes, is the Culinary Pharmacy section starting on page 28. It's your very own cheat-list to adding immunity boosting spices, seeds, and nuts to meals you may have only added mild seasoning to such as salt and pepper. It also includes very important vegetables most recognized as natural anti-inflammatories, digestions aids, nausea reducers, anti-bacterials, appetite stimulators, and NF-kB regulators. My personal favourite is learning the benefits of adding fresh and dry herbs to dishes and not just as last minute add-ins or garnishes. You learn not only their medicinal characteristics but additional ways to use them to extract their full potential as your very own food-warriors! I love the spice Cumin, commonly used in Indian and Asian foods. Knowing now that it is an appetite stimulant, digestion aid, antimicrobial and NF-kB regulator prompts me to use more of it not only within my own dishes but to make sure it's properly introduced into my children's diets and NOW! "Studies looking into cumin seeds showed a potential ability to slow down the growth of stomach and cervical tumors" (page 34). And take Sesame Seeds, just a sprinkle over your fruit, veggies, salads, whatever you decide, it becomes something other than just a garnish for flavour. They are considered an anti-inflammatory; they are rich in lignans which may protect against hormone-related cancers; they are rich in gamma-tocopherols, a form of vitamin E, which studies say may help men dealing with prostate cancer. And let's talk about TOMATOES (powerful anti-oxidant lycopene), Butternut Squash (colon cleansing benefits), Spinach (carotenoids and kaempferol lowers risks in prostate and ovarian cancers) and Potatoes (Vitamin B6 and powerful detoxifier)! All major cancer-fighting vegetables that are common, easily found at the grocery store and easy to prepare - just start at page 52 and you are on your way to healthier soups that serve a purpose! I love the fact that Chapter Three: Nourishing Soups and Broths starts off with the `Magic Mineral Broth', which Rebecca Katz refers to as her `Rosetta stone of soup' - providing a perfect base for any hearty soup but more importantly it serves as a rejuvenating liquid, to help Chemo patients with dehydration issues and will certainly boost any immune system down from minerals such as magnesium, potassium, and even sodium. It allows the body to recoup and start afresh. And please know this cookbook is current! I am making an admission, an ignorant one at that, I had no idea there were so many fabulous alternatives to grains such as Quinoa and Spelt both anti-inflammatories! Recipes for Quinoa Pilaf is found on page 149 and Beyond Just Good Cornbread, uses Spelt Flour, is found on page 129 - good stuff! I have to say I am believer now that food is our natural healer! Well, fresh unprocessed food heals us through out, and if prepared, cooked and consumed properly, we know food is the ultimate warrior in this battle against horrible diseases such as cancer. I haven't promoted any cookbooks yet, but this will be my first and a great start to a whole new chapter in my own life. The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen is a must have for all kitchens and remember most of the recipes are child friendly as well. Be well and God Bless! As read from [...]