by David Ricketts
"A wealth of information suggests that prostate cancer is linked to our diet."
—William Kyu Oh, M.D. Clinical Director, Lank Center for Genitourinary Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Prostate cancer is now the most commonly diagnosed nonskin cancer in the United States, more common even than breast cancer. In 2005 alone, 232,000 new cases were diagnosed, and that number is certain to rise with each passing year. No one is more aware of this than David Ricketts, experienced cookbook author and recent prostate cancer survivor.
Shortly after surgery and radiation treatments, Ricketts began to research food and lifestyle changes that might inhibit the likelihood of prostate cancer as well as its progression. The result is this uniquely specific cookbook, which takes full advantage of foods thought to fight prostate cancer while eliminating those believed to contribute to the disease. Eat to Beat Prostate Cancer Cookbook features more than 200 delicious recipes for everything from snacks, sandwiches, and drinks to main-course dishes—all foods that will appeal to the entire family.
This tremendously useful book also benefits from the author's firsthand experience, as he offers insight into what to expect regarding diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer, as well as practical advice for making the transition to healthier cooking, smarter eating, and a longer life.
About the Author
From 1987 to 2004, David Ricketts was the contributing food and recipe editor to Family Circle magazine. The author and coauthor of a dozen cookbooks, Ricketts continues to monitor his prostate cancer. He lives on Cape Cod.
Eat to Beat Prostate Cancer Cookbook
by David Ricketts
Stewart, Tabori & Chang
Paperback; US $19.95; 336 pages
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