The book is a collection of 200 recipes evaluated with regard to their nutritional value, taste, simplicity, availability of ingredients and preparation time. The book also includes a few medicinal recipes for a basic weight gain shake and substitutions. However, most of the recipes are familiar everyday dishes with a healthy twist. "Nutrition is important in prevention and sustaining a healthy lifestyle," says Clegg. Featured in Coping Magazine and Cure Magazine.
Includes nutritional analysis and diabetic exchanges.
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Holly Clegg and noted oncologist Dr. Gerald Miletello have recently released "Eating Well Through Cancer: Easy Recipes & Recommendations During & After Treatment."
This new book is a collaboration between the two and is Clegg's seventh cookbook. The book is designed to help cancer patients better tolerate treatment and maintain a healthy lifestyle after treatment. Miletello said he has felt the need for this cookbook for 15 years in order to answer his patient's most frequently asked question, "What should I eat?"
The book is a collection of 200 recipes evaluated with regard to their nutritional value, taste, simplicity, availability of ingredients and preparation time. The book also includes a few medicinal recipes for a basic weight gain shake and substitutions. However, most of the recipes are familiar everyday dishes with a healthy twist. Recipes include chicken scampi, blueberry pancakes, spinach and cheese tortillas and vichyssoise. "Nutrition is important in prevention and sustaining a healthy lifestyle," says Clegg.
The book chapters include: Day of Chemo, Neutropenia, Diarrhea, Constipation, Sore Mouth, Snacks, Caregivers and Post Healthy Eating. Each includes an introduction from the doctor, doctor's notes, menu planning, high calorie variations, nutritional analysis, diabetic exchanges and a cross reference list.
Regarding the cookbook, Miletello says, "This is a good, healthy cookbook that can be used by anyone to prepare everyday meals," Now, when my patients ask me a question about what to eat, I can say turn to page 23."
Dr. Gerald Miletello is a board certified oncologist and has been treating patients for more than 20 years. Holly Clegg, author of the Trim & Terrific cookbook series, does national media, writes for cooking magazines, and is a frequent spokeswoman and consultant for healthy eating and lifestyles.
Eating Well Through Cancer: Easy Recipes & Recommendations During & After Treatment retails book for $19.95 and review copies are available.
A Tribute To the Book
When they diagnosed me with Larynx Cancer and told me I would lose my voice
And had to have an operation and radiation because there was no other choice
I was fortunate to be able to go to M. D. Anderson Cancer Hospital because it is the best
With confidence and trust in the hospital, I let the doctors and nurses do the rest
The operation was a success although voiceless and looking different, but I am still here.
After that I had to be tough to face radiation because I had heard it was something to fear
The many patients that I saw having radiation treatments were in such a terrible state
Weak and suffering from the lack of nutrition many of them lost a lot of weight
My daughter, Holly Clegg, who is a cookbook author, had an idea that gave me hope
She developed nutritional recipes for me that gave me strength that helped me cope
Holly joined with Dr Gerald Miletello, an Oncologist, with expertise in nutrition too
To produce a needed cancer cookbook because this is what they were qualified to do.
Holly sent these recipes to Houston where the expert chef happened to be my wife
Who was by my side every minute of every day and would do anything to save my life
Although I lost my appetite, taste and smell, the food was nutritional and I ate it all
And after my last radiation treatment, I did not lose any weight and I felt 7 feet tall
"EATING WELL THROUGH CANCER" is a cookbook I want to share with you
While going through Radiation and Chemo, you will be stronger and feel better too
I stayed 3 months with my daughter Ilene and husband Dr.Bart through my radiation
They gave me support and confidence that I was going to be OK and still be a sensation
I have given this cancer cookbook to patients going through treatments and who suffer
They hugged me and thanked me and told me it made them stronger and a lot tougher
Nutritional good tasting food and a positive attitude are the tools we need to fight
Prayers and EATING WELL THROUGH CANCER are the ingredients that help us see the light
By Jerry Berkowitz