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Foods that Fight Cancer

Preventing Cancer Through Diet
Author: Richard Béliveau (Ph.D.), Denis Gingras (Ph.D.)
ISBN #: 0-7710-1135-0
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart

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“In Foods That Fight Cancer, leading biochemist Richard Béliveau teams up with Denis Gingras to describe the science of food and what properties of particular foods are the active cancer-fighting elements.”

In Defense of Food

Author:  Michael Pollan
ISBN #: 978-1-59420-145-5
Publisher:  The Penguin Press

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“In Defense of Food shows us how, despite the daunting dietary landscape Americans confront in the modern supermarket, we can escape the Western diet and, by doing so, most of the chronic diseases that diet causes. We can relearn what foods are healthy, develop simple ways to moderate our appetite, and return to eating to its proper context—out of the care and back to the table. Michael Pollan’s bracing and eloquent manifesto shows us how we can start making thoughtful food choices that will enrich our lives, enlarge our sense of what it means to be healthy, and bring pleasure back to eating”

What to Eat When You Don’t Feel Like Eating

Designed for Cancer Patients, Those Facing Life Threatening Diseases, and For Those Now Started on the Road to Recovery

Author: James Haller
ISBN #: 0-88999-558-3
Publisher: Robert Pope Foundation

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“He tells how cooking can be simple, quick, and inexpensive. He groups various foods by colours, and gives an uncomplicated understanding of nutritional values. (…) What to Eat When You Don’t Feel Like Eating is highly recommended by physicians and nurses.” 

Vitamin Bible

An Invaluable Guide to Choosing the Vitamins that are Best for You!
Author:  Earl Mindell
ISBN #:  0-446-36184-4
Publisher:  Warner Books: A Time Warner Company

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Includes important information on: •    New tests for possible vitamin deficiencies •    Help for sufferers of chronic fatigue syndrome and Epstein-Barr virus •    The latest liquid diets and syndicated weight-loss programs •    Natural beauty aids •    New ways to stay young •    Updated sources for locating specialized help

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Stephanie's Story: Youth Education Award Winner

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