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Kicking Cancer in the Kitchen


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Table of Contents Acknowledgments Foreword Introduction 21 Part One: The Girlfriend's Guide 23 Chapter 1: Hello Cancer World 24 * Kendall's Story * Annette's Story * Cancer is a Full-Time Job * Decisions, Decisions * What Else Can I Do? Integrate! * The Nutrition Link: Real Food Changes Everything Chapter 2: Advice for the Journey 26 * More Than a Label * You Don't Have to Like Pink * Stupid, Lonely Cancer * Hair and There * Scary Scars * Friends Come and Go * New Cancer Peeps on the Block: Previvors * Advice for Non-Cancer Girlfriends Chapter 3: The Healing Power of Real Food *Food Friends Food Foes Chapter 4: Find Your Food Groove 30 * Plant Priorities * Veg Out * Going Vegan * In the Raw * What's Your Food Groove? * Have Fun in the Kitchen Chapter 5: Take It One Step at a Time 40 * Poor, Good and Best Food Picks * Embracing the Unfamiliar * Meeting Resistance Chapter 6: Chowing Down 42 * On the Go * Sick Food * Healthy Options for Cravings * Eating While Treating * Get Your Zen On Chapter 7: Eating for Support 46 * Blood * Respiratory * Liver and Detox * Hormones and Endocrine System * Adrenals and Fatigue * Immune System * Constipation * Headaches * Fatigue * Nausea * Increased Protein * Comfort * Chemotherapy * Radiation * Surgery Chapter 8: It's Okay to Eat Chocolate and Cry 44 * Keeping Up Appearances * Be Bad * Start a Love Affair * Chow Down on Chocolate * Self-Care xoxo Part Two: The Recipes 48 Guide to Using the Recipes 49 Breakfast Boosters Super Smoothies Snack Time Simply Soup Whole Grains Leafy Greens Veggies from Land and Sea Power-Packed Proteins Sweetness Refreshments Suggested Resources

About the Author

Annette Ramke was 36 when she was first diagnosed with cancer, and while in treatment, became immersed in studying nutrition as a way to fight cancer. She felt better than she ever had, including before getting cancer, and decided to pursue further studies at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City, which is where she met Kendall.Kendall Scott was diagnosed with cancer at age 27. She then went from a meat & potatoes/ take-out pizza diet to leafy green veggies and whole grains in baby steps, and felt the improvement even while undergoing chemotherapy. After going into remission, she attended the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN) in New York City. She is board certified in holistic health coaching through IIN and the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. Kendall teaches nutrition and cooking classes, leads webinars, presents at wellness events and writes online articles as a nutrition expert. She lives in Maine.


Beth Baughman DuPree MD, FACS, breast cancer surgeon and author of The Healing Consciousness: A Doctor's Journey to Healing "As cancer survivors themselves, Annette and Kendall will educate you about your dietary choices, empower to make step-by-step changes to eat a healthier diet, and entertain you with their wit and charm." Sue Friedman, DVM, Founder and Executive Director of FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered "Whether you are a cancer survivor, previvor or someone looking to instill healthy eating habits into your daily life, Kicking Cancer in the Kitchen provides simple, delicious recipes and empowering information that can make a difference in your health and quality of life. The authors bring both their professional and personal experiences to the table. The result is a fun and informative book. " Joshua Rosenthal, MScED, Institute for Integrative Nutrition Founder and Director "Kicking Cancer in the Kitchen encourages people to get in their kitchens and experience the healing power of good nutrition. I applaud Kendall and Annette for turning their diagnosis into an opportunity to teach others how to eat and live well." Mark Hyman, MD, author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller, The Blood Sugar Solution "Cancer doesn't just happen - it grows in a favorable environment of bad food and environmental toxins combined with a few genetic predispositions. The good news is that food is a powerful weapon against cancer both to reverse it and prevent it from coming back again. Kicking Cancer in the Kitchen is an essential guide to using food as medicine and creating an inhospitable environment for cancer, while delighting your palette and invigorating your senses. Getting well has never been more fun or tasty!" Taste for Life magazine"This book is a powerful resource to help you make healthful dietary decisions and increase awareness of your body's needs at any point in life." ALIVE magazine Dr. Steven G. Eisenberg, Co-founder of California Cancer Associates for Research and Excellence and author of Dancing With The Doctor (2013) "Kicking Cancer in the Kitchen offers, in one engaging and comprehensive package, what others don't - first-hand experience, nutritional know-how, girlfriend-style support and tasty recipes - all designed to help kick cancer or keep you healthy. A healthy diet is an integral part of healing and fighting disease, and Annette and Kendall join you, step-by-step, and empower you to discover how easy and delicious eating well can be - starting with your very next meal!"

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