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Healthy Eating for Life to Prevent and Treat Cancer - Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

Healthy Eating for Life to Prevent and Treat Cancer

Paperback Published: January 2002
ISBN: 9780471435976
Number Of Pages: 256

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a simple new dietary approach to cancer prevention and treatment

Current research has shown that what you eat is one of the strongest factors in preventing cancer. You can take advantage of this fact to safeguard your health– and this book shows you how. Drawing on the latest medical and dietary research, Healthy Eating for Life to Prevent and Treat Cancer presents a complete and sensible plant-based nutrition program that can help make cancer less likely– and also help those already diagnosed to heal.

Showing how you can put food to work against today’ s most common forms of cancer (including lung, breast, prostate, ovarian, cervical, and digestive tract cancers), this book provides detailed nutritional guidelines that have been carefully drafted by Physicians Committee nutrition experts. The book includes over 80 delicious, easy-to-make recipes to help you put these healthy eating principles to work right away. Healthy Eating for Life to Prevent and Treat Cancer contains important information on:

  • Antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids, and other protective weapons
  • Foods that boost the immune system
  • Nutrition during cancer treatment
  • Exercise and weight management
  • Stress-reduction techniques
  • And more

Whether you are looking to prevent or heal cancer, this book will give you the crucial knowledge you need to take charge now– of your diet, your health, and your life.

Also available:

Healthy Eating for Life to Prevent and Treat Diabetes (0-471-43598-8)
Healthy Eating for Life for Children (0-471-43621-6)
Healthy Eating for Life for Women (0-471-43596-1)

List of Recipes.


PART I: Essentials.

1. New Power Against Cancer.

What Is Cancer All About?

How Cancer Starts.

Powerful Protection Found in Simple Foods.

Cancer and Its Dietary Origins.

Cancer in Various Parts of the World.

What to Eat, What Not to Eat.

2. Tracking Down the Culprits.

Out of the Frying Pan, into the Fire.

What's the Matter with Meat?

Dairy-Far from Perfect.

A Little Douse Will Do You Harm.

Go Lean.

Alcohol: Fuel on the Fire.

3. The Right Stuff: Getting the Nutrients You Need.




Fat, Protein, and Carbohydrate: Where Do We Find the Good Varieties?

Why Animal Products Are Not Recommended.

Foods for Health.

Strong Support for Plant Foods.


Vitamin D.

Vitamin B 12.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids.

Practical Pointers.

PART II: Making It Work for You.

4. Cancer: Dietary Self-Defense.

Veggies, Fruits, and Natural Antioxidants.

The Antioxidant Arsenal.

Getting the Protection You Need.

More Cancer Fighters in Plant Foods.

A Colorful Crew of Allies.

Legumes: Protein Powerhouses of the Plant Kingdom.

The Joy of Soy Foods.

Nuts and Seeds: A Little Go a Long Way.

Great Grains and Friendly Fiber.

Carbohydrates-Friend or Foe?

Fiber: An Effective Force.

5. Food for Cancer Survival.

Foods and Immune Defenses.

Cutting Fat and Cholesterol.

Natural Immune Boosters.

The Example of Breast Cancer.

Cancers of the Uterus, Ovary, and Prostate.

Digestive Tract Cancers.

6. Nutrition During Cancer Treatment.

Lack of Appetite.

Taste Changes.

Dry Mouth.

Chewing or Swallowing Problems.

Nausea and Vomiting.



Weight Loss.

Weight Gain.

Eating during Recovery.

Programs Offering Nutritional Support.

PART III: Lifelong Health.

7. Putting Food Power to Work Against Today's Common Cancer.

Lung Cancer.

Supersize Your Fruits and Veggies.

Synthetic Shortcomings.

Cut the Fat.

Prostate Cancer.

Breast Cancer.

Colon and Rectal Cancers.

Ovarian Cancer.

Cervical Cancer.

Putting Science to Work.

8. Treating Yourself to Good Food and Great Health.

Making Friends with Healing Foods.

Food Safety and Food Storage.

Social Events.

9. Fitness, Friendship, and Freedom from Stress.

The Research: Good Reason to Move.

Weight Management.

Stress Management.

10. Putting It All Together.

11. Cooking Tips and Techniques.

Planning a Menu.

Making a Shopping List.

Seasonal Eating.

Stocking Up.

Meal Preparation.

12. Menus for a Week.

13. The Recipes.


Grains and Pastas.

Sandwiches and Wraps.


Dips, Dressings, and Sauces.

Soups and Stews.



Breads and Desserts.






ISBN: 9780471435976
ISBN-10: 047143597X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: January 2002
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.39