Fuel your body to fight cancer
Cancer and cancer treatment take a toll on your body, but you can help make cancer treatment more effective and reduce its unpleasant side effects with good nutrition. What to Eat if You Have Cancer presents the best foods to fight cancer and suggests ways to keep your body strong--knowledge you need to take control of your health.
A vital resource for cancer patients, this revised edition contains new recipes, new menus, and the latest research on cancer and nutrition.
With the help of What to Eat if You Have Cancer, you will learn
Part 1: The Body, Cancer, and Nutrition
Tissues, Organs, and Organ Systems
Cancer: When Good Cells Go Bad
Carbs, Fats, Protein, and Cancer
Antioxidants, Vitamins, Minerals, Phytochemicals, and Cancer
Part 2: Friendly Fire: Nutritional Side Effects of Treatment
Dealing with nausea, vomiting dry mouth, and difficulty swallowing
Dealing with taste alterations, anorexia, constipation, and diarrhea
Part 3: Diet Plans: Developing Your Nutritional Therapy Regime
Pre-diet preparation, carbohydrate- counting
Underweight (high-carb, low-fat) and overweight (low-carb) diets
Chemotherapy and radiation diets