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Recommended Nutrition Books

  • Informational
    Dietary Options for Cancer Survivors book

    Dietary Options for Cancer Survivors by American Institute for Cancer Research (www.aicr.org)
    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 (www.cancer.org)
    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 (www.cancerrd.com)
    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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