What I particularly like about Clare Shaw’s book are firstly the detailed pages on nutrition and the consideration of diet and what to eat at different stages of cancer, the eating problems that can occur and how to enjoy food as much as possible while eating a healthy and nourishing diet. Secondly there is the emphasis on sharing food, the patient not having to eat a separate diet, there are recipes here that all can enjoy so the pleasures of the table and eating with family and friends can continue through treatment. Lots of ideas too, on preparing food ahead for days when the effort is too much, all in all it’s a wise book for any cancer sufferer – and just as important, 50% of the royalties from the sale of the book go to supporting the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity.
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The book is divided into three: a detailed section by Clare Shaw on diet and cancer and the problems you may face during treatment (such as loss of appetite, nausea, sore mouth, change of taste); recipes to cook during treatment, which are nutritionally beneficial and wholesome enough to keep you strong even if you can't eat too much; and a section of recipes for after treatment aimed at keeping you healthy. These recipes are designed to serve smaller portions and two people as well as for families, and there are lots of tips about budgeting, leftovers and freezing. Clare and Catherine want to emphasise that you don't have to cook 'special', separate meals for one, the rest of the family can eat in the same way, saving on time and stress as well as encouraging a healthier diet for all.
Publication date: 19/02/2015
Publisher: Kyle Books
|Publication date:||19th February 2015|
|Author:||Clare Shaw PhD, RD|
|Genres:||Cookery, Food and Drink, Lifestyle & Health,|
|Categories:||Cookery for specific diets & conditions, Oncology,|
Clare Shaw PhD RD was appointed as the first Consultant Dietitian in Oncology in 2004 at The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust where she still works. Her interest in helping support people with cancer to eat well during and after treatment has led to a career spanning more than 20 years. Author photo © Georgina Glynn SmithMore About Clare Shaw PhD, RD