With cancer comes cancer treatment, and with treatment comes a variety of side effects that present daily challenges related to nutrition and eating: diarrhea, constipation, loss of appetite and/or taste, dry or sore/sensitive mouth, difficulty swallowing, nausea, weight loss or unwanted weight gain, just to name a few. This unique cookbook from popular author Jeanne Besser addresses all these problems and more, offering up 100 delicious recipes specifically targeting the side effects of treatment. In it, noted experts in oncology nutrition join with successful author Besser to concoct tasty, balanced, and nutritious recipes for patients that will also satisfy the entire family. Each chapter in this book addresses a specific side effect of treatment, and each recipe within the chapter is designed to alleviate one (or often, multiple) symptom(s) or side effects caused by the treatment. Detailed nutritional analysis is provided for each.
Jeanne Besser (Atlanta, Georgia) is a food columnist for the Atlanta ournal-Constitution and the author of six successful family-friendly cookbooks. Kristina Ratley, RD, LDN, Sheri Knecht, RD, CNSD, LDN, and Michele Szafranski, MS, RD, LDN, are all dietitians and experts on cancer who operate the Dietitians On Call program for the American Cancer Society.