Words to Live By – weekly newsletter

Karen Jung’s book Healthier Eating and Living with Cancer is getting a lot of media attention! In addition to her recent interview on “The Stupid Cancer Show”, which can be listened to on-line now (click here).  Her book was reviewed in the weekly newsletter posted here on the Cancerpage.com (click here).

A complete copy of the article is copied below. For more information or to buy Karen’s book now, please click here.

January 16,  2009

Healthier Eating While In Treatment

Because it can be hard to get enough nutrition while undergoing treatment, we’re always on the lookout for good cookbooks to help patients and their families.  Karen Jung’s Healthier Eating and Living with Cancer caught our attention because it  tackles many of the issues cancer patients deal with – changes in the way foods taste and smell, how to improve protein content and calorie count to keep up the weight when needed. Jung wrote the book after cooking for her husband when he was in treatment. She tells cancerpage in an email: “Some recipes have been identified as contributing to alleviating constipation from many prescribed medications during cancer treatments.  Other recipes are lower in fat and more suitable for those experiencing weight gain from prescribed medications and reduced physical activity levels.”

Here’s an example


Blueberries are high in antioxidants. The combination of two fruits and orange juice makes these smoothies healthy and nutritious.

This was Jeff’s favourite smoothie recipe. He really enjoyed his smoothies at breakfast or as an afternoon snack after cancer treatments.

1 small banana, peeled and cut into chunks
½ cup frozen blueberries (antioxidant)
1 cup orange juice with calcium (antioxidant)
2 tablespoons strawberry yogurt, if desired, for a richer taste (antioxidant)

1. Place banana and blueberries in a blender.
2. Pour orange juice into blender.
3. Cover and blend until smooth.

Other examples are at the publisher’s web site above, including recipes for beef stew and hungarian goulash.


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For more information or to buy Karen’s book now, please click here.


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