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Recommended Nutrition Books

Dietary Options for Cancer Survivors book

Dietary Options for Cancer Survivors by American Institute for Cancer Research (
A guide to research on foods, food substances, herbals and dietary regimens that may influence cancer.

Foods That Fight Cancer book

Foods that Fight Cancer by Richard Béliveau, PhD, and Denis Gingras, PhD
An informative and visually appealing guide to preventing cancer through diet. Explains phytonutrient properties in detail and outlines the best food sources for each category of phytonutrients.

Eating Well, Staying Well During and After Cancer

Eating Well, Staying Well During and After Cancer by American Cancer Society (
Experts give their advice on what and what not to eat to stay strong and maximize benefits of treatment. Includes practical tips and recipes.

Informational and/or inspirational

Every Bite is Divine book

Every Bite is Divine: The Balanced Approach to Enjoying Eating, Feeling Healthy and Happy, and Getting to a Weight That is Natural For You by Annie B. Kay, RD

Eating Mindfully book

Eating Mindfully: How to End Mindless Eating and Enjoy a Balanced Relationship with Food by Susan Albers
Introduces concepts of awareness of one's eating behaviors and proposes techniques to break the patterns of unhealthy eating.

Nourishing Wisdom book

Nourishing Wisdom: A Mind-Body Approach to Nutrition and Well-Being by Marc David
A book combining the principles of nutritional awareness, personal growth, and body psychology to redefine the role food plays in our lives.

Mindful Eating book

Mindful Eating by Jan Chozen Bays, MD
A book that illustrates the relationship that many of us have with food (originating from our, moods, social influences, childhood experiences, etc), and the opportunity that lies in cultivating mindfulness and awareness around eating.

Integrative Nutritional Therapies for Cancer book

Integrative Nutritional Therapies for Cancer by Nagi B. Kumar, PhD, RD
An informational book on the prevalent complementary nutritional therapies for the prevention and treatment of cancer.

A Dietitian's Cancer Story book

A Dietitian's Cancer Story by Diana Dyer, RD (
A dietitian's story of her battle with and victory over cancer.

The Jungle Effect book

The Jungle Effect: The Healthiest Diets from Around the World- why they work and how to make them work for you by Daphne Miller, MD
This book discusses the diet and lifestyle connection to general chronic diseases in different parts of the world.

Specific cancers

Living Through Breast Cancer book

Living Through Breast Cancer by Carolyn M. Kaelin, MD, MPH
An informational book for patients and their families on both the medical and emotional aspects of breast cancer. The writer is both a breast cancer surgeon as well as a survivor.

How to Survive Lung Cancer book

How to Survive Lung Cancer by Michael Lloyd
Written by a lung cancer survivor, this book is filled with specific exercises and techniques to promote healing and reverse side-effects by taking a pro-active approach in helping to restore your mind, body and spirit to an optimum state of health.

Informational Cookbooks

Fresh Choices book

Fresh Choices: More Than 100 Easy Recipes for Pure Food When You Cant Buy 100% Organic by David Joachim and Rochelle Davis
Information on what organic means for each food group and how to economically eat a healthy diet without having to buy 100% organic. Contains recipes, shopping lists and a resource section.

Healing Gourmet: Eat to Fight Cancer book

Healing Gourmet: Eat to Fight Cancer by Simin Liu, MD, Kathy McManus, RD, John A. Carlino, CEC
A book of what foods will help you to manage your illness and foster health. Also includes meal plans, easy-to-make recipes and strategies for smart shopping.

Super Foods RX book

Super Foods RX: Fourteen Foods That Will Change Your Life by Steven Pratt, MD, Kathy Mattews
Suggestions on the common foods that can help prevent disease and promote a healthier life. Also includes recipes, extensive shopping lists and information on how to improve your overall diet.

The Cancer Survival Cookbook book

The Cancer Survival Cookbook by Donna L. Weihofen
Contains 200 nourishing recipes with added practical suggestions for making foods more nourishing and/or easier to eat. Also includes advice on overcoming common treatment side effects.

The Cancer Lifeline Cookbook

The Cancer Lifeline Cookbook by Kimberly Mathai, MS, RD, with Ginny Smith
Information and strategies for making healthy eating a daily practice. Features 100 easy-to-make recipes.

One Bite at a Time

One Bite at a Time by Rebecca Katz, Marsha Tomassi, and Mat Edelson
Over 85 immune-boosting, delicious recipes including recipe notes. Also includes helpful advice on dealing with nutrition-related treatment side effects.

Eating Well Through Cancer

Eating Well Through Cancer by Holly Clegg, Gerald Miletello, MD
More than 250 recipes divided into sections based on symptoms cancer patients experience during treatment. Contains tips, menus, nutritional information and the diabetic exchanges for cancer patients and their families.

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