From two experts in cancer care cooking comes an informative, inspiring and empowering guide that will educate cancer patients and their caregivers about the healing power of food.
With nearly 100 recipes - all stress-free, healthy, freezer-friendly and flavorful - specially designed to relieve specific symptoms and side effects of cancer and its therapies (including loss of appetite, sore mouth, altered taste buds, nausea, and more) and to strengthen your body once in recovery, THE LIVING KITCHEN is accompanied by stunning photography and a simple, user-friendly design.
In this indispensable guide, certified nutritionists Sarah Grossman and Tamara Green provide easy-to-understand, research-based nutritional information on the science of how food relates to your health and the effects of cancer, and offer strategies to prepare your body, life and kitchen for treatment.
You will find recipes for:
- Energising snacks and breakfasts
- Superfood smoothies, juices and elixirs
- Soups and stews
- Nutrient-rich, delicious main dishes
These are recipes that you, your family, and your caregivers will all enjoy. THE LIVING KITCHEN will give you comfort in knowing that your body will be nourished and supported during (and even after) cancer treatment.
A cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming, frightening and uncertain. You'll want to learn what to expect from chemotherapy and radiation, how you'll navigate the often debilitating side effects that come with treatment, and what you should eat to support your body at a time when eating and cooking may be too challenging. THE LIVING KITCHEN will help cancer patients and their caregivers navigate every stage of their cancer therapy journey, from diagnosis to treatment to recovery.
The Living Kitchen is just what cancer patients and their caregivers need. If you or a loved one has just been diagnosed with cancer and you want to know what you should eat, look no further. This step-by-step guide will put your fears at ease and provide you with truly delicious, healing foods to eat during every phase of your journey. - Kelly Turner, PhD, New York Times bestselling author of Radical Remission: Surviving Cancer Against All Odds
The Living Kitchen is a well-researched book and a most welcome alternative for cancer patients and caregivers. It's a useful resource for anyone with cancer or for anyone who will be helping to provide meals for someone with cancer. - Dr. Ellen Warner, MD, medical oncologist, Odette Cancer Centre at Sunnybrook Research Institute and professor of medicine, University of Toronto
The Living Kitchen is a beautiful and important book. With recipes backed in real science that don't disregard elegance and flavor in favor of their therapeutic properties, this is must-have for anyone on a cancer journey. It's mouthwatering but more so, it's filled with empathy and a real understanding of the various types of hardship cancer brings on. Armed with this book, you'll feel comforted, satiated, and (perhaps) even filled with pleasure during one of life's most difficult times. - Liz Moody, Food Director of mindbodygreen and author of Healthier Together
There is no question that after undergoing a major cancer surgery and reconstruction, patients who are systematically well nourished heal faster and suffer fewer wound complications than those deficient. In today's era of empowering patients to make cancer-related treatment decisions for themselves, The Living Kitchen serves as an important guide. The topics of 'what can I eat after a cancer diagnosis?' and 'what foods may help me during wound healing after surgery?' commonly arise with my patients. Having read this informative book, I feel far better educated and equipped to engage my patients in these types of important dialogues about food as medicine for our bodies. - Dr. Toni Zhong, MD, Belinda Stronach Chair of UHN Breast Reconstruction Surgery and director of the UHN Breast Reconstruction Program
Tamara Green and Sarah Grossman are founders of Living Kitchen, a company that provides meal delivery and private chef services to clientele throughout the GTA, bringing food to cancer patients and those people maintaining a healthy lifestyle. They are graduates of the Institute of Holistic Nutrition, and upon launching Living Kitchen in 2010, began working with clients suffering from a myriad of diseases: cancer, IBS, colitis, Crohn's, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, depression, hormonal imbalance, obesity, and chronic fatigue. In 2012, cancer support and prevention became the main focus of their practice.