Beauty Pearls for Chemo Girls by Marybeth Maida and Debbie Kiederer
(New York, NY: Citadel Press,2010)
This first-ever beauty guide for chemotherapy patients is packed with insider secrets from top stylists and designers like Oribe and Betsey Johnson, dermatologist Dr. Howard Murad, and other specialists.
Life Over Cancer: The Block Center Program for Integrative Cancer Treatment by Keith Block
(Bantam Books, 2009)
Bock is one of the great pioneers of integrative oncology and this book has it all.
Integrative Oncology by Dr. Donal Abrams & Dr. Andrew Weil
(Oxford University Press, 2009)
Food and Healing by Annemaire Colbin.
(New York, Ballantine Books, 1996)
A wonderful guide to understanding the concept of using food as medicine.
Anticancer, A New Way of Life by David Servan-Schreiber, MD, PhD
This book describes Natural Methods of health care that contribute to preventing the development of cancer or to bolstering its treatment.
What to Eat if You Have Cancer by Maureen Keane and Daniella Chace.
(Chicago: Contemporary Books, 1996.)
A good resource on how to add nutritional therapy to your cancer treatment plan. It has good explanations of the body, cancer and nutrition, how to use food to manage the nutritional side effects of treatment, and diet plans.
Beating Cancer with Nutrition by Patrick Quillin.
(California: Nutrition Times Press, Inc, 2005)
This book is great for people who want to take an active role in their fight against cancer. It includes wonderful, easy to follow recipes.
Nature’s Cancer fighting Foods by Verne Varona.
(New York: Reward Books, 2001)
This book offers simple approaches to fighting cancer with food.
Choices in Healing by Michael Lerner.
(MIT Press, 1994.)
This book has great information on conventional and non-conventional nutritional therapies. Some of the non-conventional cancer diets he explores include the Gerson Diet, Macrobiotic Diet and Dr. Keith Block’s Integrative Cancer Therapies program.
Comprehensive Cancer Care: Integrating Alternative, Complementary and Conventional Therapies by James Gordon and Sharon Curtin.
(Cambridge, MA: Perseus Publishing, 2001)
A good resource guide for choices in healing, both conventional and complementary.
A non-profit organization with an educational website, EmbodiWorks provides integrative cancer care resources for the whole person. Sections include body, mind, spirit, social, and environmental health. Their site also guides people in navigating through cancer.
The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen: Nourishing Big-Flavor Recipes for Cancer Treatment and Recovery by Rebecca Katz
(Crown Publishing, 2009)
Features 150 science-based, nutrient-rich recipes that are easy to prepare and designed to give patients a much-needed boost by stimulating appetite and addressing treatment side effects.
One Bite at a Time by Rebecca Katz
(Berkeley: Celestial Arts, 2004)
Includes some information on fish and poultry.
The What to Eat if You Have Cancer Cookbook by Maureen Keane and Daniella Chace
(Chicago: Contemporary Books, 1997)
Includes examples of diet plans and how to use food to manage the nutritional side effects of treatment.
Cooking for Life by Robert Lehmann
(Dell Publishing, New York, 1997)
This book was written for people with AIDS, but it is very helpful for people with cancer, as much of his advice about cooking and eating for people with suppressed immune systems is useful. It includes recipes for when people have symptoms such as nausea, poor appetite, and diarrhea.
Retreats and Other Services
1-day to 1-week-long retreats are available for people living with cancer. Their goal is to help cancer patients live better, longer lives. These programs try to address needs such as: information on choices in healing, mainstream and complementary therapies; exploring emotional and spiritual dimensions of cancer; and enabling participants to interact with others facing a cancer diagnosis.
451 Mesa Road,
Bolinas, CA 94924
Tel: (415) 868-0970
Smith Center For Healing And The Arts
1632 U Street N.W.
Washington, DC 20009
Tel: (202) 483-8600