The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen

Hardcover $32.50

Aug 25, 2009 | 232 Pages

Ebook $15.99

Oct 06, 2010 | 232 Pages

  • Hardcover $32.50

    Aug 25, 2009 | 232 Pages

  • Ebook $15.99

    Oct 06, 2010 | 232 Pages

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IACP Cookbook Award WINNER 2010


“Rebecca Katz believes in ‘the power of yum,’ …And the recipes and information included in this new book testify to her mastery of the concept. …The treasure trove of delicious, nutrient-packed (and beautifully photographed) recipes…bring both joy and optimal healing to readers.”
Women & Cancer, April 2010

“a must-have for all who are going through cancer radiation or chemotherapy treatments.”
—, the largest online nutrition community run by Registered Dietitians, February 2010

“It’s rare that I’m blown away by a cookbook…, but The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen is rad. …Yum.”
“it cuts through all the confusing data and offers tangible ways to reach out and be helpful.”
Orange County Register
“Filled with delicious and delightful recipes, the book IS fun. It is a valuable resource not only for those battling cancer and for their caregivers but also for those of us blessed with good health.”
United Media Syndicate

“Cancer treatments such as surgery, chemotherapy and radiation can be almost as hard on the body as the disease itself, and detailed nutrition advice is usually not on the program. This informative guide to fighting cancer from the inside out…corrects that with a wealth of easy, immediate steps to speed up the healing process through diet. …Katz’s experience with cancer patients and their long, often frustrating recovery lends authority to her wise, common-sense approach.”
Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW
“If you or someone you love is battling this tough, tenacious illness, you’ll want to use every tool The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen provides.”
Energy Times 
“An amazing book…with flavorful recipes…simply delicious.”
—Washington Post 

“anyone who wants to eat healthfully would love this book.”
“a must-have cookbook for learning how to cook and eat during treatment and after.” —Kairol Rosenthal, author of Everything Changes: The Insider’s Guide to Cancer in Your 20s and 30s
“the meals are so tasty anyone can enjoy them.”
National Examiner
IACP Award Finalist profile: “Yum is a theme in this book. The recipes are…packed not only with nutrition but flavor.”

“Rebecca Katz has produced an invaluable resource. Instead of telling patients to ‘just eat a balanced diet,’ we can now show them how to control disease and optimize health with delicious, nourishing food from The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen. I recommend this book highly.”
—Andrew Weil, MD, founder and program director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine and author of 8 Weeks to Optimum Health and The Healthy Kitchen

The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen is an incredibly rich and satisfying resource–it is a must for people living with and beyond cancer, and should be mandatory reading for all health care professionals. This great gift will have a profound impact on the health and well-being of all who partake!”
—Donald Abrams, MD, chief of hematology and oncology at San Francisco General Hospital, integrative oncologist at the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, and coauthor of Integrative Oncology

The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen elegantly combines the science of healthy nutrition with the wisdom of the heart and soul. This beautiful book illuminates a clear path to nourish the body, and provides clear and inspiring guidance to make the process easy, simple, and joyful. I am delighted to recommend this wonderful resource for people living with cancer and their loved ones.”
—Jeremy Geffen, MD, medical oncologist and author of The Journey Through Cancer: Healing and Transforming the Whole Person

“If food is medicine, Rebecca Katz is one of the great healers. The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen is a book for anyone who wants to eat as if their life matters.”
—Rachel Naomi Remen, MD, author of Kitchen Table Wisdom and My Grandfather’s Blessings

“There is no substitute for eating healthfully, especially when diagnosed with cancer. This wonderful resource makes nutritious foods easy to prepare, attractive to look at, and tasty to eat. It is the best I have seen.”
—Joseph Pizzorno, ND, editor-in-chief of Integrative Medicine and coauthor of Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine and Natural Medicine for the Prevention and Treatment of Cancer

“A book to nourish loved ones. The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen: Nourishing, Big Flavor Recipes for Cancer Treatment and Recovery–This is a book I have added to my shelf and it will always be within reach. I think this book could be called many things–a mother’s handbook to nourishing your loved ones or cooking to cure. I know my family and friends will benefit from my new favorite book the next time I need to cook something to make them feel better.”
—Regina Charboneau for The

Table Of Contents


Foreword • vii
Acknowledgments • ix
Introduction • 1

Chapter 1: Cancer-Fighting Tool Kit • 8
Chapter 2: Strategies for Thriving during Treatment • 42
Chapter 3: Nourishing Soups and Broths • 52
Chapter 4: Vital Vegetables • 76
Chapter 5: Protein-Building Foods • 100
Chapter 6: Anytime Foods • 124
Chapter 7: Tonics and Elixirs • 154
Chapter 8: Dollops of Yum! • 172
Chapter 9: Sweet Bites • 190

Resources • 208
Bibliography • 213
Index • 217

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