The Cancer Survivor’s Guide


Neal D. Barnard, MD and Jennifer K. Reilly, RD
The Cancer Survivor’s Guide: Foods That Help You Fight Back

Health Living Book Publishing Company, Summertown, TN, 2009

There is a dramatic link between food, cancer and cancer survival. The Cancer Survivor’s Guide translates new scientific research into practical dietary steps to help a person diagnosed with cancer lead a longer, healthier life. Included are scientific findings, meal-planning tips, and over a hundred easy-to-prepare recipes and their cancer-combating qualities. The key to fighting cancer with food is eating exclusively from the New Four Food Groups: whole grains, legumes, vegetables and fruit. A plant-based diet is health-supporting and powerful. One serving of Curried Sweet Potato Soup provides more than the daily recommended intake of one of the most significant nutrients for improving breast cancer: beta-carotene. (Because pumpkins are also rich in beta-carotene, pumpkin pie can be a health food!) Tomato, Cucumber and Basil Salad is rich in lycopene, a potent carotenoid important in prostate cancer prevention and survival. The immune boosting recipes in this guide will inform not only cancer patients, but anyone interested in better health.