7 Recipe Books Every Cancer Patient Should Own

November 16, 2021
7 Recipe Books Every Cancer Patient Should Own

Nutrition is one thing you can control during your cancer treatment, but how do you meal plan when your energy is low? Find your go to recipes and meals with our OneVillage community's favorite recipe books for cancer patients. 

Meals that Heal

Written by Carolyn Williams Ph.D. RD 

Certain nutrients are more important to incorporate into your diet then others, but how do you know which to boost and which to leave behind? On top of that, how can you fit those nutrients into easy-to-make meals? Meals the Heal has made it easy. With more than 100 quick and tasty recipes featuring natural, healthy ingredients that have researched-backed abilities to cool inflammation, balance gut health, and detox the body, Meals that Heal will show you how to prevent future diseases, as well as heal or improve most conditions by making a few simple changes to your diet.

Perfect for anyone interested in Vegan, Gluten-Free, and Dairy-Free recipe options. 

The Anticancer Diet: Reduce Cancer Risk Through the Foods You Eat

Written by David Khayat MD

It’s impossible to sort through the millions of studies on nutrition that live across the web, which is why the Anticancer Diet exists - bringing together his own research with that of other major cancer specialists, Dr. Khayat breaks down what the studies mean, which ones provide the most solid evidence, and how to use their results in your and your family’s diet.

Perfect for people looking for research sources around anticancer foods.

Eating Well Through Cancer

Written by Holly Clegg, Gerald Miletello

Easy to follow recipes are essential for patients and caregivers when active treatment is in process (who wants to spend an hour cooking after an exhausting day?) In Eating Well Through Cancer, find 30-minute healthy recipes with an oncologist's chapter introduction, doctor's notes, menu planning, tips, nutritional analysis, and diabetic exchanges. 

Perfect for people looking for simple meals for the whole family to stay healthy with. 

How Not to Die

Written by Michael Greger M.D. FACLM, Gene Stone

Backed by strong scientific evidence, Dr. Greger and his recipe book How Not to Die illustrate and break down practical, actionable advice and surprising, cutting edge nutritional science. Following a diet that fits your lifestyle, including family health history, is one key way you can work towards a longer, healthier life. 

Perfect for people who want to learn more about ways they can use nutrition to supplement a healthy lifestyle.

The Cancer Fighting Kitchen: Nourishing, Big-Flavor Recipes for Cancer Treatment and Recovery

Written by Rebecca Katz, Mat Edelson

Enjoy 150 recipes featuring science-based, nutrient-rich recipes that are easy to prepare and designed to give patients a much-needed boost by stimulating appetite and addressing treatment side effects. Use The Cancer Fighting Kitchen to create your very own culinary toolkit, including soups, vegetable dishes, proteins, and sweet and savory snacks rich in the nutrients, minerals, and phytochemicals that help patients thrive during treatment.

Perfect for anyone in treatment that is looking to master their diet to feel good.

The Complete Anti-Inflammatory Diet for Beginners: A No-Stress Meal Plan with Easy Recipes to Heal the Immune System

Written by Dorothy Calimeris

Inflammation is one of the most common causes of chronic pain, often associated with cancer and active treatments. This guide to anti-inflammatory eating is beginner-friendly and easy to customize. With many recipes requiring 5 or less easy-to-source ingredients, making simple changes to your diet can start with this recipe book. 

Perfect for anyone looking to reduce chronic pain and make meal planning easy. 

What to Eat During Cancer Treatment

Written by American Cancer Society, Jeanne Besser, Barbara Grant MS RD CSO LD

Authored by American Cancer Society and collaborators, the second edition of ‘What to Eat During Cancer Treatment’ is an evidence-based recipe book with clinical information about the seven most common eating-related side effects of cancer treatment—nausea, diarrhea, constipation, trouble swallowing, sore mouth, unintentional weight loss, and taste alterations—and the foods to eat when these side effects occur. 

Perfect for anyone for side effect relief during active cancer treatment. 

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