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Lots of information on Cancer & Diet - Very informative
on 15 February 2006
This book provides a vast amount of information on the correlation between cancer and diet. Shockingly, statistics suggest that as many as 35% of cancers are related to poor diets – a increase in the consumption of processed foods and a decrease in the consumption of whole grains and vegetables considered one major contributing factor to cancer increase.
This book has recipes at the back but is primarily a great resource on cancer and diet. If you have cancer, or know someone with cancer then this book is definitely worth a read. However if you follow the advice from this book you have to be prepared to make some vast changes in your diet. This book suggest cutting out all meat, fish, dairy, caffeine, salt, sugar, processed and refined foods – it sounds harsh but I think the key is cutting things out gradually and deciding for yourself how far you are prepared to go.
This book also provides information on individual foods which helps you, as the reader, make up your own mind about what you want to include and cut out from your diet.
My only complaint about this book is that some of the recipes are a little too far from the norm for me. If you have cancer and are thinking of changing your diet I’m not sure that Malay-spice Tofu or Poppy Seed and Sour Cream Pasta is something you are going to fancy for tea – however some of the recipes are lovely and you can adapt them to suit yourselves. They have a lovely spiced apple cake which is only sweetened with honey and tasty date and banana cookies.
This book is definitely worth a read if you want to know more about the links between cancer and diet and the healing power of foods – but you may want to skip some of the recipes.