Author(s): Suzannah Olivier
One woman in nine on a Western diet will get breast cancer at some time in her life. Nutrition is one vital way of preventing its occurrence and, if breast cancer is diagnosed, of helping the body to recover and thrive without recurrence. Suzannah Olivier, a qualified nutritionist and long-term survivor of breast cancer, reveals how eating the right foods can give you essential support by building the immune system, rebalancing hormones, and encouraging detoxification to keep the body well nourished and in fighting form. Essential reading for all women, The Breast Cancer Prevention and Recovery Diet includes:
Introduction: moving towards health; does diet really influence breast cancer? five inspiring stories; the five pillars of health check-list. Part 1 Breast cancer explained: your breasts; those fateful words; seeking medical help; the impact of oestrogen on breast cancer; minimising risks. Part 2 The nutrition connection: basic nutrition; keep it complex; the fibre "movement"; fats - friends or foes? pick your proteins; antioxidant armoury; organic food; phytofacts; a little of what you fancy? wet your whistle; anti-breast cancer super-foods; your supplement guide; vitamins; minerals; other useful supplements; lifestyle choices. Part 3 Your basic nutrition and supplement plan: making changes; your basic nutrition plan; daily menu suggestions; your basic supplement plan. Part 4 The five pillars of health: building powerful immunity; harmonising hormones; healthy digestion; detox your system; reducing your stress load. Part 5 Supporting your medical treatment choices with nutrition: your medical treatment choices; investigative scans; surgery; radiotherapy; hormone treatment; chemotherapy; a very important message. Appendices: folic acid- and iron-free supplements; resources; medical glossary;. Indexes: recipe; general.