Prevent and Treat Cancer With Food

When I was diagnosed with cancer my world fell apart.

Here I was with a husband and 3 children, one of them only 3 months old, and I’m told I should clear my schedule entirely for “a while” for the tests and treatments. And for the the affects the treatments would have on me.

I searched for anything that would help me.

I decided to help others who were in the same position as I was back then. I can’t give anyone advice of what to do or what not to do. But, I can do some of the searching for you. Can’t say that they will cure, but research shows that certain food may help prevent cancer.


Prevent Cancer
Foods to Fight Cancer: Essential foods to help prevent cancer by Richard Beliveau

Discover the facts behind reducing your risk of cancer with cancer-fighting foods in this informative and visual guide supported by the latest cancer research.

With more than 700,000 copies sold worldwide, Foods to Fight Cancer explores the link between diet and cancer with information backed by the scientific community. Written by internally recognized experts Richard Béliveau, Ph.D., and Dr. Denis Gingras, you will learn how to eat well to be well and reduce your risk. Updated and expanded to include the latest oncological research, this guide reveals how using simple dietary changes and preventative nutrition with everyday foods that are scientifically proven to contain anticancer properties work in your body to fight and prevent cancer.

With more than 100 charts, tables, and diagrams that clearly explain the facts and science behind nutrition and debunk popular myths surrounding certain foods, Foods to Fight Cancer is an essential book for anyone looking to improve their health, to have a healthy remission, to begin cancer prevention, or to support a loved one going through treatment.

Adhering to recommendations from the World Cancer Research fund, Foods to Fight Cancer is a vital read that details serious dietary and lifestyle changes for the good of your health.

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  • $12.95
  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: DK; 1 edition (April 16, 2007)

Top Customer Reviews

on April 15, 2015
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If you want to hedge your bet not to contract cancer or you are fighting cancer or you are hoping not to relapse:
I don’t have to tell you things are bad, We know they’re bad. That our air is unfit to breath, That our food is unfit to eat. I want you to get mad. I want you to get up right now and go to your computer and buy the book because You’re Mad As Hell and you don’t want CANCER anymore. A little from the movie “Network.” I’m part of the group that’s hoping to beat this dreaded disease. So far I believe in this book and Anticancer: A New Way Of Life. If you’re unable to buy them go get them at the library. IMO These are two must reads if you were diagnosed with cancer. GL
on July 22, 2009
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One other reviewer thought he/she had listed all the anti-cancer foods mentioned in the book. It turns out that there were many more foods mentioned.

I like this book because it:
1. tells how phytochemicals work to stop cancer. For example, by inducing apoptosis or preventing angiogenesis.
2. it lists specific foods
3. it tells what phytochemicals are in what foods

The third is important because it allows the reader to create a search string that contains the phytochemical’s name, the word “cancer”, and the initials “NIH”. Doing a Google search using the string “kaempferol cancer NIH” will find several scholarly articles such as:
“Kaempferol induces apoptosis in ovarian cancer cells through activating p53 in the intrinsic pathways”.
BTW, kaempferol is found in capers. You find this out by looking at Table 22. The searches will also reveal that there are a couple of spelling typos in the table. Fortunately, Google is more than willing to give you a correct spelling. A Wikipedia search for kaempferol will also find more foods that contain kaempferol.

on August 17, 2012
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I got this book a few days ago, my husband was diagnosed with early stage melanoma 3 weeks ago. I wanted to glean healthy foods from it, although I believe I am cooking quite healthy for the family already. What the book does in the beginning is explain cancer from a biological/medical stand point to a lay person. It explains what it is, how cells go wrong to become cancerous, what makes cancer prosper and hard to treat. At first I thought I’d skip over that section, I don’t have a medical or scientific background, and I usually struggle with such explanations as too dry and boring for the lay person.

However, I found myself reading this section with increasing interest as the authors give just the right amount of information to help me get a basic understanding of the cell biology of cancer, and I know this will help me down the road in knowing why I am going the extra mile to include the suggested foods into our daily diet. This understanding will definitely motivate me.

The authors also don’t throw out the conventional approach to treating cancer, but explain quite well why and how diet can do things in treating and preventing cancer on an ongoing basis which drugs and radiation do only for a certain time, with side effects, and possibly not eliminating all of the cancer. The authors see diet as a crucial and scientifically valid ally in fighting cancer.

I haven’t read any chapter about the individual foods yet, just glanced around a bit, but I can say that DK publishing is doing its trademark outstanding job of making books very readable and accessible with excellent layout and design. I’m looking forward to reading more, and there is even a section on “Chocolate: a good obsession.” My husband loves chocolate!

on February 28, 2017
I found lots of useful anti cancer diet dishes that my wife uses on daily basis. Very good book consistent with other authorities on anti-cancer diet.
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on February 5, 2016
Awesome book. So much info and useful strategies.
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on December 29, 2014
Awesome and informative
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on March 20, 2013
i liked the book however I am totally pissed that I have to come up with an exhaustive review of it. Just let me write what I want or thios will be the last review from me
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on November 25, 2012
This is a great reference book, very enjoyable to read, with beautiful photographs, and filled with scientific information about the richness in nature of anticancer chemicals contained in fruits, vegetables, animal protein and others, when consumed fresh and unprocessed. The authors make the point that eating healthy alone could protect us to a great extent against cancer.
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on May 6, 2007
I read quite widely but this easy-to-read book has a large amount of information I had not come accross before. Its focus is to give you information that helps you to understand cancer so you can take steps to place yourself at lower risk for cancer. We all know about not smoking but there is lots more you can do. It is especially credible since its written by eminent cancer researchers who head up cancer research labs.
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Prevent cancer
The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen: Nourishing, Big-Flavor Recipes for Cancer Treatment and Recovery – by Rebecca Katz and Mat Edelson

 This new and revised edition of the IACP award-winning cookbook brings the healing power of delicious, nutritious foods to those whose hearts and bodies crave a revitalizing meal, through 150 new and updated 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 including fatigue, nausea, dehydration, mouth and throat soreness, tastebud changes, and weight loss. A step-by-step guide helps patients nutritionally prepare for all phases of treatment, and a full nutritional analysis accompanies each recipe. This remarkable resource teaches patients and caregivers how to use readily available powerhouse ingredients to build a symptom- and cancer-fighting culinary toolkit. Blending fantastic taste and meticulous science, these recipes for soups, vegetable dishes, proteins, and sweet and savory snacks are rich in the nutrients, minerals, and phytochemicals that help patients thrive during treatment.

This second edition also includes a dozen new recipes–many of which are simpler and less complicated, for cancer patients to prepare on their low days–as well as a list of cancer-fighting foods that can be incorporated into everyday life without stepping behind the stove. Rebecca has also revised the text with the most up-to-date scientific research and includes a section on how friends and family can build a culinary support team.


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  • $16.79
  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • $16.99 Kindle Version
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press; Revised ed. edition (February 14, 2017)
Prevent Cancer
Nature’s Cancer-Fighting Foods by Verne Varona

Based on a solid foundation of the healing properties of good nutrition, this book empowers readers with the information they need to make the best choices and to gain control over their total health and well-being – physical, emotional, and spiritual. While addressing the specific needs of those with a diagnosis of cancer, Varona explores the key factors that science and experience have shown to influence the path of prevention and recovery. Grounded in documented research from leading medical institutions – along with studies of the world’s healthiest populations – nutrition educator Verne Varona has developed a breakthrough nutritional and lifestyle programme for immunity building and cancer prevention and recovery. This book provides detailed diet and lifestyle modifications that will reinforce the body’s immunity and reduce cell-damage to an absolute minimum. While the bulk of this book is devoted to physical nutrition, eating the right foods is not the whole picture. No matter what course of treatment a patient may choose, clinical research and anecdotal testimony have shown that those who have embraced a range of self-healing choices not only see a positive impact on their physical and psychological well-being but inevitably enhance their chances of survival. The most influential of these choices are: life purpose; positive attitude; managing stress; sense of humor; love and social support; emotional expression; and faith. Along with good nutrition, a healthy lifestyle, and physical exercise, these choices contribute to a more comprehensive and complete healing.

Verne’s first book, “Nature’s Cancer-Fighting Foods” (revised: May, 2014-Perigee Books), is a sensible, alternative health plan for cancer and many degenerative diseases. Originally printed in 2001 and used as a textbook in a number of academic health and wellness institutions, its newly revised, updated and expanded version boasts a complete literary overhaul, five new chapters and a 40-page opening titled: “10 Essential Keys to Take Control of Your Total Well-Being.” This welcomed revision features prominent endorsements from accomplished individuals and an introduction by physician, author and director of the Prostate Research Cancer Institute, Mark Scholz, MD.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Reward – Penguin Books (June 2001)
Prevent cancer
Nature’s Cancer-Fighting Foods: Prevent and Reverse the Most Common Forms of Cancer Using the Proven Power of Whole Food and Self-Healing Strategies – by Verne Varona

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  • $18.00
  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: TarcherPerigee; Rev Upd Ex edition (May 6, 2014)

Top Customer Reviews

on June 1, 2014
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Verne Varona delivers an engaging, thought provoking, hard hitting and humorous, journey through his years of experience working with cancer patients in regards to their nutrition. His personal story informs his life’s work, and we are better for it. I have personally worked with Verne on my own nutritional challenges with fabulous results because of his philosophy.

“First and foremost, this is a book about the healing power of food.”

In this book, he reveals, candidly, what happens in our bodies and why we need to pay attention to what goes in them. With moments of detail, he encapsulates it all by reminding us that we are many parts in this one body.

“Therefore, a one-size-fits-all approach to healing is naively simplistic. It might sound good on paper, but in the real world, your dietary and healing needs are best when individualized.”

“The body does not lie. It is extremely vulnerable to the subtleties of our emotional states.”

Nature’s Cancer Fighting Foods is a book to read and reread. Something new will come from every fresh pair of eyes on this information. From cancer to blood sugar to anger, with some Chinese medicine sprinkles, Verne leaves no stone unturned in this book that is sure to be a classic for years to come.

“Food is the foundation of any healing plan.”

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on May 21, 2014
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Excellent book and resource! It gives you the reasons why it is important
to change the way we eat for better health and well being.
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on November 26, 2015
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Very helpful information. Working on the prevention end here and was gratified the author includes ways to transition from less healthy foods.
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on August 12, 2014
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I loved it but then I love reading about “medical” issues. There are some stories about former clients which is always an interesting read. Great meal plans also.
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on October 28, 2016
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This is the best book on diet and cancer out there. The only one you need to buy. I’ve given it to every friend I have who has been diagnosed with cancer.
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on October 17, 2015
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Easy to understand, brimmimg with useful information – definitely a must have fior anyone with an interest in healthy eating.
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on October 4, 2014
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Uber great book! I believe the word “Cancer” in the title can be substituted for any illness or condition like obesity or high blood pressure or a myriad of other physical ailments. So this book has a far wider range of practicality than one specific disease. The basic premise remains the same…chemical-free organic consumption, vegan, wiser choices, elimination of non-foods like sodas, caffeine, junk foods, basically a quieter, more thoughtful approach to eating & lifestyle. Verne Varona is truly inspiring, motivating, caring & wonderful nutritionist and counselor.
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on November 1, 2014
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Fantastic book. The recipes are phenomenal and inspiring. I love the information and personal stories told within.
Prevent Cancer
Andrea’s Cancer Fighting Cookbook by Andrea Silver

Get started creating a new, healthy way of living that will serve you for the rest of your life. Oncologists agree that one of the first lines of defense against cancer is your diet. Unfortunately, today’s western diet is likely linked to such high rates of the fatal disease in the modern age. What’s needed is a solid strategy for keeping your body healthy, with a good immune system and healthy organs. That’s where this mini-cookbook comes into play.

Organized within are heavily researched recipes designed to optimize important phytochemicals, antioxidants, and immune-boosting functions. From turmeric to pomegranate, the ingredients within could be your most important defense against one of the world’s leading causes of death.

As part of my Therapeutic Cooking Series, I aim to help my readers get the most out of their lives with the best health possible. If you are interested in joining me, then you can buy a copy by downloading direct to your browser – a Kindle is not needed. Or, a paperback edition is also available. Thank you for letting me join you in your quest for long-lasting life and vitality.

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  • $7.99
  • Series: Andrea’s Therapeutic Cooking
  • Paperback: 78 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (May 20, 2016)


Prevent Cancer
Fight Cancer With Juicing by Ron Kness

“Juicing fruits and vegetables provides you important antioxidants, which scavenge for oxygen free radicals that can damage cellular structures, including DNA. When DNA is damaged, it can result in mutations that lead to cancer.”

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  • Kindle Edition
  • $7.95
  • File Size: 1537 KB
  • Print Length: 44 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Ron Kness Writing (May 22, 2016)
  • Publication Date: May 22, 2016
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Review of Fight Cancer With Juicing:“The recipes in this book are nice, but if you’re looking for more information than a quick Google search can provide, this is not the book for you. There is no information about how to juice, store the juice, etc. Mostly, this book is a list of foods that can be juiced, and suggestions on how to combine them.

This book contains contradictory information (such as advising the reader to avoid all dairy on one page, then recommending yogurt and eggs as a good source of protein on the following page.) The author of this book lists no degrees, credentials, or even personal experience that seems to qualify him to write a book on this subject.”

“The book is not difficult in read through better to recognize. It really is writter in straightforward terms instead of confusing. I am happy to inform you that this is actually the finest publication i actually have read in my individual daily life and may be he best book for possibly.”
— Valerie Heaney

“Complete information! Its this kind of good study. This really is for all those who statte that there was not a well worth looking at. I found out this pdf from my dad and i encouraged this ebook to learn.”
— Candida Deckow III

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I don’t know if any of these will help you, but I found that I wanted to look at as many ways as I could in my journey fighting cancer.  Hang in there. Be strong.

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Blessings to all – Tina


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