Let’s face it, receiving a cancer diagnosis really sucks. We know; we’ve been there.
You’re busy living life and BAM! It’s your worst nightmare – suddenly you’re “the girl with cancer.” Then after the initial shock, your fighting spirit begins to emerge and you’re determined not to let this disease label you and to give it everything you’ve got. Beyond what surgeons and oncologists prescribe, you want to do more. But what?
Kicking Cancer in the Kitchen is the answer to that question. It’s the cancer gal’s cookbook and guide written by two health coaches who, before we became nutrition nuts, learned to cook, cope and even celebrate our way through cancer. We’ve included our best cancer-kicking recipes to help you feed your body so you not only survive but thrive during treatment and beyond. We also share real-world knowledge and experience about the healing power of food, along with our stories of cancer B.S. and success. Whether you are facing “The Big C,” or doing all you can to prevent it, this cookbook is your bible and your friend. So curl up on the couch with us and get ready to get your groove back in life and in the kitchen!
Kendall: When I got the “You have cancer” phone call I did four things in this order: I cried. I laughed. I drank a beer and ordered a pizza. I felt pure disbelief and shock, and my emotions were all over the place. But as I finished my greasy pizza and bottle of Stella Artois, I felt this ball of fortitude begin to form deep in my gut (and it wasn’t just my dinner).
Annette: When I was hit with my second cancer card, after beating the first, I was completely stunned. Then my 10-year-old daughter walked over to me, had me make a tough, fighter face and pump up a muscle with my arm. She reminded me that I am strong and would fight this cancer just like I did the first one.
Customer Reviews from Amazon (more here…)
“I found this book to be amazing! I initially thought that it would not apply to me, since I don’t currently have cancer, nor have I had it in the past. I never expected to find such a well-rounded book that hits all of the topics for eating and living healthy. I’ve never before come across a book that goes into such details about the foods that we eat and what it does to our bodies, both in good and bad ways. There are examples throughout just in case you are unsure of what you SHOULDNT eat, and of course they give you so many examples of what you should be eating. I LOVE this book. As a person who strives to be healthier every day, and is always looking for ways to make the foods I make healthier, this book hit the nail on the head. After reading this book, you should have no more questions about how to be healthy. I can’t think of anything that they DIDNT cover! The recipes look amazing, and I look forward to trying many of them out. I suggest this book for anyone who really wants to be healthy, and cares about the foods that they put into their bodies. Cancer, or not, this book will help anyone who reads it.” — Megan
“This is more than just a cookbook- it is a guidebook to more intentional food choices. though it is primarily targeted at an audience facing cancer in some way, the advice, guidance and tips are good for anyone wanting to be more thoughtful with what they put in their bodies.
As a surgeon and therefore someone who is often on the other side, delivering cancer diagnoses I love finding resources that I can honestly recommend to patients. This book is just that. The authors deliver just the right balance of personal anecdotes and background information to keep the reader interested and invested in the story behind the recipes. I found this to be an enjoyable read and can’t wait to try more of the recipes!” — S.L. Mainer
“Hi! I was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer in June! From there it all happened so fast!!! After surgery I spent a lot of time reading and researching and “Kicking Cancer in the Kitchen” is the best book/resource I’ve read yet. The plan is a bit different than what I am used to eating but I found numerous recipes I can ‘deal’ with and incorporate and I will then refer back to what seems ‘more complicated’ for me and try them too. The introductions and background information on these two amazing women I found very therapeutic. Oh! Someone(s) out there understands!!! Thank you for that! There are so many wonderful people in our lives (gratefully and thankfully) who would do anything to help us. It is my wish some of those people will read your book also. You give a wonderfully put insight that would be most helpful to them in helping ‘us’. And might save a lot of eye rolling and internalizing on ‘our’ part. The links you provide to other resources have also proven to be the best I’ve found. Kudos to you both for putting together such a fantastic narrative and resource for ‘us’ who are searching for real information; and those who are wanting to help us. Thank you for putting your energy here. Love and Light to you both and continued good health.” — Stacey