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Healthy Eating: The Prostate Care Cookbook published in association with Prostate Cancer Research Foundation (Healthy Eating Series) [Paperback]

Margaret Rayman , Kay Gibbons , Kay Dilley
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Book Description

1 Jun 2009 Healthy Eating Series
This is a much needed cookbook written by expert Margaret Rayman, who created the Nutritional Medicine Post Graduate programme for the University of Surrey. The book is designed to help make the male population more aware on the dangers of Prostate cancer - the most common cancer in UK men with nearly 35,000 diagnosed each year. Unknown to many, scientists have found that there is a link between diet and the development (or spreading) of Prostate cancer and that eating the right foods can make all the difference. This is not just a cookbook, but also a practical guide on how to incorporate the foods and food components that are believed to be beneficial in reducing the risk of Prostate cancer, into the diet.

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  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Kyle Cathie (1 Jun 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1856268691
  • ISBN-13: 978-1856268691
  • Product Dimensions: 21.3 x 22.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 24,534 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This cookbook is a valuable resource for men and their families who would like to put these findings to practical use and help in maintaining a healthy prostate. --Yorkshire Post

With one man in the UK dying from prostate cancer every hour, this timely cookbook brings together the latest research on the prevention and treatment of the illness through diet. --Health & Fitness

It's a wonderful book, full of lovely recipes that I can't wait to try. Having a cook book like this is so useful when you find yourself with Prostate Cancer; your diet plays such an important role at this time and having these guidelines and interesting ideas will be extremely beneficial to myself and countless others. --Max Clifford

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World-wide, there are 670,000 diagnoses of prostate cancer every year yet, until now, there has been little or no specific dietary guidance for men at risk of the condition or its spread. As an active researcher in the prostate-cancer field, I knew that there was evidence in the literature from human studies that some foods or nutrients could affect disease risk and felt that such information should be made available to men that might be affected. I therefore initiated a project whereby two of my final-year nutrition/dietetic students researched the evidence published in the peer-reviewed scientific literature for a link between foods or nutrients and prostate cancer. This led to our drawing up of a set of evidence-based guidelines for men that might help reduce the risk or spread of prostate cancer: in fact my students produced an excellent small cookbook based on their research findings. The interest among our friends and family in this small book was such that after the girls graduated, we decided to approach the Prostate Cancer Research Foundation (PCRF) with the idea of developing the book into something that could be more useful to affected men and their families. Luckily the PCRF enthusiastically embraced the idea and generously financed us to further explore the research findings and translate them into real recipes incorporating those foods. We persuaded a publisher well-known for producing cookbooks incorporating `healthy-eating' principles (Kyle Cathie) to have faith in our idea and so the Prostate Care Cookbook was underway.

For each food or food component identified, we endeavoured to establish the quantity required in the diet for an effect to be seen. Based on this, we then selected recipes that were rich in the foods and nutrients believed to be beneficial for prostate cancer for inclusion in the Cookbook. We had co-operation form some notable celebrity chefs who provided recipes based on our guidelines. For each recipe, we have indicated which beneficial foods or nutrients are well represented in that dish. For further information, the approximate calorie, fat and saturated fat content of each portion has also been included.

As far as we know, this is the first book that clearly lays out the evidence base for the recipes included in a cookbook that is geared to improving health and decreasing risk. Those reading the introductory section of some 50 pages will soon understand the principles upon which the choice of foods and recipes is based. This will enable them readily to adapt their diet based on the principles laid out in the book. Since the book was published in the UK (June 2009), I have had an overwhelming positive response from interested men, both in the UK and elsewhere.

In addition to the potential physical benefits of changing the diet, using this recipe book may have psychological benefits. Consciously making changes to diet and lifestyle is associated with a positive, optimistic attitude and a feeling of being in control. This has long been known to improve the immune system and can therefore have a direct effect on how disease progresses. We hope that this book will empower many men and their families to be active participants in their own health outcome.

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fabulous cookbook for healthy eating 16 July 2009
This is a unique cookbook in my experience: it links science in a precise yet accessible way to great cooking.
I'm not actually a prostate patient, simply someone drawn to attractive veg, fish & meat dishes. I might never have found this superb book if it hadn't been for The Food Proagramme on BBC Radio 4. I liked the sound of the recipes being sampled in the studio, roast tomato soup and a vegetable quiche using potato & sweet potato for the 'pastry'.
When my copy arrived I wanted to try out lots of dishes. I've made that quiche, several salads and other dishes and none has disappointed. It's taught me a lot, helped me reinforce a few good habits and acquire some more - I'm definitely eating more fish.
I hope this was the 1st of a series - books linking food to very particular scientific information.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A very informative book 3 July 2009
I bought this book because my brother is under-going treatment. The introduction is so clear and easy to follow; I found the explanations and risk factors convincing and the science behind the disease is particularly strong. For the first time I realised why diet is so important. Looking at the different range of vegetables I was able to assess the best sources of lycopene, selenium, Vitamin D and learn how valuable they are in the care of the prostate. And it became clear to me why allium vegetables are so important. We look forward to cooking some of the delicious recipes. The recipe for the Tuna Stir-Fry was an instant hit and we look forward to making the Chicken Kebabs with Peanut Sauce. This is a very useful book for anyone with prostate cancer.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Scientific approach 17 Mar 2013
By Frank
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The main interest of this book is that the Author assumes the reader is intelligent enough to understand the reasons scientists think a particular food may be essential or may help towards a better diet. In that sense it makes interesting reading whatever the state of your prostate. It could have been called the Health Care Cookbook. The recipes are there to hint that you can enjoy food even more with the right ingredients.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Watch your diet! 1 Sep 2009
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I have had prostate cancer, so I am aware that diet can help to prevent cancer and may also help to cure cancer. The book starts with explaining the importance of diet in some detail and then gives delicious recipes to allow you to eat the right food and, most important, to enjoy eating it as well.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Healthy Eating: Does it help? 25 July 2009
So, does healthy eating help? It most certainly does! Since we are all (at least to some extent)what we eat, it follows that to eat sensibly must have positive health benefits.
This book is well-presented, easy to follow and has a wealth of information, likely to be of use, both to prostate cancer sufferers and to those considerable numbers of men, who have an enlarged prostate gland and are therefore at risk.
Gents, take evasive action now - don't wait until the enemy strikes!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Cookbook 11 July 2009
I bought this book too late, having already undergone treatment for prostate cancer, but I find it not just helpful in explaining the science thoroughly and with real conviction, but the recipes are delicious! My wife and I have worked our way through quite a number of them and have not found one that we didn't like. Dr John's Meatballs are now a favourite.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful book! 15 Jan 2013
By E Cunha
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This book is a gem! fabulous recipes and all around prostate health, so far I've tried 3 to 4 recipes and they're excellent. Lots of information I never found anywhere else! Prostate problems? buy this book!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Time Will Tell 25 May 2010
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I purchased this book on the recommendation of a friend, as I was diagnosed with prostate cancer 4 years ago, had a prostatectomy and recently underwent a course of salvage radiotherapy, which initially appears to have worked (PSA 0.05). I am a mild believer in the concept of diet having an effect on ones health and particularly concerned about the unhealthy diet that we tend to indulge in the Western world. The book appears to be well researched and is very well written, combining both scientific and layman's terms in the text. It provides a list of foods recommended to fight cancers, the reasons for their selection and the recommended quantity of each. The recipes provided by a host of chefs are varied and relatively easy to prepare. The only problem I found with the recipes is that they tend to be for 2 - 4 servings, whereas it is usually only 1 person in the home that has the cancer and not everyone wants to follow that particular regime. The other issue is time. Whether the advice works can only be assessed after at least 6 months and the book makes no claims for miracle cures on an individual basis.
Overall, I am pleased with the purchase. The worse case scenario is that if one adopts the suggestions, one will enjoy a very much improved diet.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Possible to enjoy special diets :-))
If you need to take a special dietary approach for health reasons its easy to become depressed by the notion that the outcomes would be difficult to create or tasteless. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Happy Chappie
4.0 out of 5 stars Book
Very informative book with lots of healthy cooking recipes. Would recommend this book not just for this condition but for a healthy diet in general
Published 2 months ago by Eleanor Wilson
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
A great book which was bought as a gift and was very well received by the intended audience. To say "over the moon" is an understatement.
Published 4 months ago by David Smith
4.0 out of 5 stars Must get this
This is excellent for information apart from the receipes, about the value of natural foods in caring for the prostate. Glad I found it.
Published 4 months ago by P Reg Cust
5.0 out of 5 stars interesting information
This book is packed with a lot of interesting information. Anything to help when you have a diagnosis of prostate cancer is really helpful. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Mich
5.0 out of 5 stars Tasty recipes
The recipes are good to eat and easy to prepare and shop for with no tracking down of weird and wonderful ingredients.
Published 9 months ago by coolcat62
5.0 out of 5 stars Healthy eating: Prostate care cookbook
Recommended by a relative. Not just a cookery book but full of information about beneficial foods. Enjoyed the recipes tried so far.
Published 10 months ago by Mrs Enid Noblett
3.0 out of 5 stars Mixed Reactions!
I thought that the Introduction was excellent, with much good advice and information, but having tried a few of the recipes, I have been disappointed with the results.
Published 13 months ago by bob
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Information and Good Recipes
A very well researched informative book with good nutritious and tasty recipes written by a leading scientist, dietician and chefs. Read more
Published 14 months ago by H. S. Hallam
5.0 out of 5 stars My favourite cookery book
I bought this book when it first came out and have been using it ever since, gradually working through the excellent recipes. It is my favourite cookery book. Read more
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