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Foods That Fight Cancer: Preventing Cancer through Diet Paperback – May 23 2006


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  • Paperback: 216 pages
  • Publisher: McClelland & Stewart; 1 edition (May 23 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0771011350
  • ISBN-13: 978-0771011351
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 21.6 x 1.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 522 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #66,452 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Irene on July 26 2006
Format: Paperback
I purchased this book thinking it was going to provide me with a general rundown of why certain foods are good vs. bad, generally encouraging me to take care of my body to prevent cancer, and maintain health. In fact, I am extremely fond of this book. Reading it is like holding a meeting with myself about how to be healthy, how to feel better, how to fuel and care for my body, not just what to feed it, but why. It is a very informative text loaded with practical information based on real scientific experimental findings, not just magazine-type information loaded with blanks and subjectivity. For anyone fighting cancer, fearing cancer, or simply looking to take care of themselves with what is available in the supermarket, please take the time to look at this book. It is easy to read, chunked up into chapters with recaps and easy to understand diagrams. It is a true bridge between the scientific community, and the behavioral options we have. Check out the Authors as well, as they are very credible sources for the information they are providing. My book is currently being passed around in my family like a big hug.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Melinda Vale on July 7 2006
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This book is a good summary of what cancer is, how conventional medical treatments work, and how nutrition can be used to block the development of tumours. The authors present their information in an attractive format with lots of nice graphics. It's very cool to read about the specific types of molecules in each food and how these molecules prevent and/or fight tumours.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Peter on Aug. 23 2006
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This book ,is bound to change and enhance the lives of so many.

In Foods That Fight Cancer; the authors tell us, the how and why of good eating habits. Presented in clear concise words, photos, and illustrations.

A meaningful work of science; that people can easily understand.

In time I would hope that this message will be spread far and wide.

Peter, Thornhill
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By YEMANA on Jan. 29 2007
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This is an excellent book that describes in simple terms why each food selected is good to fight and prevent cancer. Although written with "cancer" in mind, the recommendations in this book would apply to anyone who wants to choose a diet for health.

The same authors have also written a recipe book, based on their findings, "Cuisiner avec les aliments contre le cancer". The recipes in this second book, prepared by the best Chefs of the Province of Quebec, are fantastic and easy to prepare. If you want healthy "Haute Cuisine" made simple, you won't find a better book. This book now only available in french, should be available in english very soon.

Both books would be a valuable addition to your library.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By I. Dobson on Jan. 27 2007
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As other reviewers have noted, this glossy, well illustrated book provides a good balance of scientific research and easy to understand explanations of the facts. Unlike other popular cancer books, the authors clearly separate facts from conjecture and are actively involved in legitimate research projects. As a physician I was amazed at how many misconceptions I had about cancer and diet, and have already made significant changes to my lifestyle as a result of this book. As a parent I was equally amazed at the role of diet in childhood as it relates to the development of adult cancer.

70% percent of cancers are potentially preventable. If all Canadians applied the information in this book to their own lives, imagine how many deaths would be prevented and how much money we would save our health care system.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A. C. Potvin on Feb. 8 2007
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Do you like to breathe filthy, polluted air? Your lungs and your brain immediately tell you to avoid it. Our relation to food is more complex, dealing with emotions. The impact of bad food on our system takes a longer path than air in our lungs. But it's time for us to take ownership of our diet.

Almost a third of all cancers are diet-induced.

Dr Béliveau explains in clear and simple terms how our food and certain molecules work to clean, protect and enhance our body. He sheds light on the complex chain of chemical processes that take place after our intake of food. The more you read, the more you feel in control and ultimately, everything makes perfect sense: after all, weren't we always told "what you eat is what you are"? Yes, the food we eat is transformed into flesh, blood and... life. We should take our responsibility towards our body more seriously.

And everybody rejoice: the food that helps us is also beautiful and delicious! To sum it up: eat tons of fresh fruits and vegetables every day. But there is much, much more to be discovered in this essential book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Monica Garvie on Dec 24 2006
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I enjoyed the real and scientific terminology used in the book. Lots of references to specific research that has been done (as opposed to just saying 'studies show..') Good pictures and charts, easy to understand and great insight on what a healthy cancer-preventing diet should contain. Great book to read and keep as a reference in your library!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Lorne Sulsky, Ph.D. on Aug. 30 2006
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This is an excellent book that walks the reader through the science of cancer prevention through diet. The presentation is clear, concise, and very well organized. The pictures and charts accompanying the text do a very nice job of supporting the text material. I see this book as a "must-have", for anybody interested and concerned about a healthy life-style. Beyond simply cancer prevention, the diet ideas presented provide the reader with a template for healthy eating - that will undoubtedly have many physical and mental helath benefits.
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