Monday 26 May 2014

Book ~ "Healing Smoothies for Breast Cancer" (2014) Daniella Chace

From Goodreads ~ Daniella Chace, the best-selling author of "Smoothies for Life" and "What to Eat if You Have Cancer", returns with an exciting new book that provides 100 research-based, delicious smoothie recipes designed to provide nutrition support for the prevention of and recovery from breast cancer.

A clinical nutritionist for more than 20 years, Chace has spent her career reviewing and synthesizing nutritional studies to provide her clients and readers with evidence-based advice on nutrition. 

In "Healing Smoothies for Breast Cancer," she pulls from the latest research to create powerful recipes that showcase ingredients proven to impact breast cancer.

I start every day with a shake/smoothie ... protein powder, Greens+ Multi+, fish oil, frozen berries and water.  

I recently read and enjoyed 365 Skinny Smoothies: Delicious Recipes to Help You Get Slim and Stay Healthy Every Day of the Year by this author and let her know.  She asked me if I wanted to read and review this book.

As a clinical nutritionist who specializes in oncology nutrition, the author was hired in 1998 to develop the nutrition protocols for the Cancer Treatment Centers of America to incorporate nutrition into their treatment plans. She started creating smoothie recipes to help alleviate chemo-induced nausea and inflammation as well as to increase energy and promote healing. Smoothies made a lot of sense as they include nutrient-rich foods, are easy to make and are inexpensive.

She developed the recipes to provide concentrated healing nutrients while also accommodating dietary restrictions. The recipes are vegan, gluten-free, low in fat, high in protein and without common allergenic foods such as dairy, soy, corn and wheat (dairy and soy are eliminated not only because they are allergenic foods but also because they are triggers for breast cancer).

The author begins by telling why she wrote the book and to help people sift through a lot of misinformation.  Then she brings us up-to-date on recent developments on breast cancer research.  This is followed by guidelines of smoothie making (high protein, low sugar, avoiding plastic, etc.) and a list of essential ingredients (apples, black pepper, berries, sunflower seeds, etc.).

The recipe section has 100 recipes and is broken into eleven chapters, each focusing on a base ingredient such as apricot nectar or green tea.  She also tells us the reason why specific ingredients are used (for example,  recent studies confirm the inhibitory effects of green tea catechins on the growth of existing breast tumors) along with the nutritional information (calories, fibre, carbs, protein, etc.).  The recipes sound delicious!!

This book can be read by everyone because the smoothies have been created to support the healing AND prevention of breast cancer.  Here's a scary stat ... one out of eight of us will develop breast cancer which means all women have some risk.

I received a copy of this ebook at no charge from the author in exchange for my honest review. 


Masshole Mommy said...

My mom is a cancer survivor, so I would totally get this for her.

BLOGZOOM said...

Teena, this is really important to know and share.