The Essential Cancer Treatment Nutrition Guide and Cookbook

Several weeks ago my mother and my aunt were both diagnosed with various type’s of cancer. After numerous tests, surgery and biopsies, both have now moved onto their treatment plans which includes chemo and radiation. As a family, we’re all pitching in to help and to support them.

Recently I was sent “The Essential Cancer Treatment Nutrition Guide & Cookbook” from Robert Rose (one of my favorite publishers) to review for all of you. This book is a nutrition guide that includes 150 healthy and delicious recipes.

The Essential Cancer Treatment Nutrition Guide and Cookbook

Title: The Essential Cancer Treatment Nutrition Guide & Cookbook
Authors: Jean LaMantia, RD and Dr. Neil Berinstein, MD
Publisher: Robert Rose
ISBN: 978-0-7788-0298-3

Book Synopsis: Good nutrition is essential to the health of all cancer patients because it enables them to better cope with cancer treatments and enjoy a better quality of life. Thoroughly researched, with an easy-to-understand approach, this book helps patients and caregivers understand the role of nutrition during cancer treatment and provides nutritional strategies for managing specific side effects and concurrent conditions. It answers the basic questions patients have about cancer, reviews the steps they go through during treatment, offers an overview of complementary cancer therapies, and describes lifelong healthy eating practices that will help keep cancer at bay. The comprehensive information and survivor wisdom found within the pages will make cancer patients feel empowered about their health.

The book provides information on: Conventional Cancer Therapies, Managing Side Effects & Concurrent Conditions, Complimentary Cancer Care, Your Nutrition Toolbox, Menu Planning for Side Effect Management, Reviving Breakfasts, Restorative Soups & Uplifting Light Meals, Encouraging Main Dishes, Recuperative Vegetables & Calming Sauces, Comforting Grains & Potatoes, Sustaining Snacks, Nurturing Desserts, Soothing Ice Pops and Refreshing Beverages.

Examples of Recipes: Honey Butter, Green Power Smoothie, Creamy Oatmeal, Breakfast Rice, Oatmeal Pancakes, Chicken Noodle Soup, Carrot and Ginger Soup, Leek & Sweet Potato Soup, Chunky Vegetable Lentil Soup, Curried Split Pea Soup, Cheesy Salmon Loaf, Sweet Potato Omelet, Turnip Gratin, Classic Scalloped Potatoes, Gingerbread Cake, Harvest Raisin Cake, Chewy Molasses Squares and more!

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  1. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    These recipes should help all sick people feel better, not only those with cancer. I love finding new cookbooks. I hope that both your mom and aunt are doing okay with their treatment.

  2. I love finding new cookbooks to try out! I have never heard of this one before, but it sounds really neat.

  3. Cathy Jarolin says:

    What a Wonderful Cook Book. To publish one that will help soothe alot of Cancer Patients. I Hope your Mom & Aunt make a full recovery. I will keep them Both in My Prayers~ God Bless You All.

  4. Diane M Gooding says:

    All my best to your mom and aunt. I was also just diagnosed.

    • Sorry to hear that Diane. It’s an awful disease, no matter what type of cancer that you have. They need to do more in regards to treatment and speed up research to find a cure.

  5. Tamra Phelps says:

    I hope your Mom & your Aunt both respond well to their treatments & recover completely! This book sounds like an important read. We’ve had several cancer patients in our family over the years & nutrition is very important in their treatment & recovery.

  6. heather says:

    I would really like to get this book. We have had a lot of cancer in our family and I really need to start eating cleaner. I would also love to get the recipe for the Green Power Smoothie. Have a nice weekend.