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The Royal Marsden Cancer Cookbook Nutritious Recipes During and After Treatment, to Share with Friends and Family by Clare Shaw PhD, RD

The Royal Marsden Cancer Cookbook Nutritious Recipes During and After Treatment, to Share with Friends and Family

Lifestyle & Health   Cookery, Food and Drink   
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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 Royal Marsden Cancer Cookbook Nutritious Recipes During and After Treatment, to Share with Friends and Family by Clare Shaw PhD, RD

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.


'Until now, there has been little authoritative and practical information about this issue. So it is a great relief to welcome The Royal Marsden Cancer Cookbook' --Sarah Stacey, You Magazine 'In this supportive book, full of delicious, nourishing recipes, Consultant Dietician Clare Shaw gives advice on what to eat during treatment.' --Good Housekeeping 'The Royal Marsden Cancer Cookbook is an attractive and accomplished project that combines artistic flair and scientific material, and aims to provide helpful advice and recipes for those undergoing cancer treatment.'
Jules Morgan, The Lancet Oncology

'great advice from Dr Clare Shaw and tempting recipes from chefs including Mary Berry and Nigella Lawson to nourish anyone going through treatment - and the rest of the family.'

's Own 'Anyone who is going through or has completed cancer treatment will find help here as they navigate changes in body weight, appetite and taste. There are healthy, balanced recipes for all the family' --Healthy Food Guide'

About the Author

Clare Shaw PhD, RD

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 Smith

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Publication date

19th February 2015


Clare Shaw PhD, RD

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256 pages


Lifestyle & Health
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