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Fighting Cancer In the The Cancer Fighting Kitchen

Updated on November 2, 2015

Magic mineral broth

When you watched the video did you hear Rebecca say this broth has lots of potassium and magnesium? These minerals frequently are deficient in athletes and people who are going through chemotherapy. This is just one of the reasons this book is a good weapon in your fight against cancer.

One Of My Own Receipes

Quick And Easy Broth

Ingredients: Swiss Chard, Organic chicken broth mix, Pico De Gallo.

Snip two leaves of Swiss Chard into a micro wave safe bowl with two cups of hot water. Microwave on high 2 minutes. Mix in chicken bouillon according to directions. Add a tablespoon of pico de gallo return to microwave and heat another two minutes. Drink a cup of this lovely soup when done; save a cup for later to hydrate and invigorate..

Home grown chard
Home grown chard | Source

Weapons For Your Arsenal

Joy is one of the strongest weapon for fighting cancer. Other powerful weapons can be found in your garden. They are the herbs and healthy fresh foods that stimulate your immune system. The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen by Rebecca Katz is a good resource for learning how to use these powerful tools in the battle against cancer also.

The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen was recommended by the dietitian at our gym. I had just started the second round of chemotherapy in 15 years. My eldest son gave it to me for Mother's Day. He remembered the first round of chemo as an 11 year old and wasn't looking forward to this one. Our dietitian friend said this book is an excellent resource for coping with cancer. With a science background, scienitic work appeals to me. This cook book is scientifically researched. Ms Katz has a masters degree in nutrition and is a chef as well. She relied on doctors knowledge and science to create this book, which, is truly a wonderful encouragement for the person or family member who has received the blow of a cancer diagnosis.

One day when I went to chemotherapy I took my copy of the Cancer-Fighting Kitchen.

This is truly a weapon for your cancer fighting arsenal.

The man sitting next to me needed hope. His cancer had taken a turn for the worse he and his wife didn't know what to do. They kept saying,"It is what it is." They sounded defeated and ready to grasp any kind of hope. That was when I showed them Cancer-Fighting Kitchen.

We all know people who have died from cancer. My goal is to make sure that people don't suffer through cancer treatment unnecessarily. During a discussion about living life to the fullest one of my young friends told about her dad. His last year of his life, cancer treatments made his life terrible. All there was to his life was misery. This book illustrates ways to ameliorate suffering. This book is well researched and easy to digest.

Yum! Yum! Yum!

I had heard of FASS but it never seemed important. I had difficulty eating and FASS was suddenly very important. When good tasting food seemed an impossibility and my mouth was full of sores FASS saved the day. FASS refers to Fat, Acid, Salt, and Sweet as cooking tools that adjust the flavor of food. It was fascinating to learn how these four items can fine tune food so people in chemo therapy can eat. Eating the right foods and drinking the right fluids helps you recover between treatments. Rebecca Katz in The Cancer Fighting Kitchen does an amazing job of guiding you to the right foods. There are is also a practical guide to using FASS to make food palatable on days when your mouth has a metallic taste or all things taste like cardboard. You don't have to be a victim, but you do need help when you are going through cancer treatments..

Strategies For Success

This book also gives you strategies for successfully surviving cancer treatments. My Clinical trials nurse told me to get a team together for support. Unable to organize my way out of a paper bag and the whole idea seemed daunting. Good news, there is an entire chapter called Strategies for Thriving during Treatment. In this chapter the author talks about everything from getting your support team together to exercising for a good attitude. A good attitude helps your support team feel appreciated. I am a huge fan of good attitudes. That doesn't mean I am good at having one, just that I really appreciated them. Do you best to appreciate those around you. Those around you will love you for it.

Recipes For Success

Most of the recipes are very simple, delicious and easy to prepare. Each recipe has notes that tell the preparation time, calories count and cancer fighting properties of each ingredient. My favorite recipe is the magic mineral broth. There are days during chemo when eating is difficult, but you have to get nutrients somehow. The magic mineral broth is packed with the fuel your body needs. It goes down smoothly. Using F.A.S.S. to tweak it to your individual taste so it might taste good too. There are frozen recipes for days when mouth sores keep you from eating much. Every recipe is chosen for high density nutritional value and good taste.

You have to read this book whether you have cancer, are caring for someone with cancer, or just know someone with cancer. Whoever you are you can make a difference in someones cancer fight.


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    • Faith Reaper profile image

      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Wow, so awesome for her and green leafy veggies!!!

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      Judy Specht 4 years ago from California

      Faith, LoL back at you. Now the green leafy veggies will keep any clots from forming. A dear friend has chronic pulmonary thrombosis aka blood clots in the lungs. She told the doctor straight up she was not going to give up salad or green leafy's for anything. He said he would adjust the dose of the blood thinner. Six years into a 3 year max life span I think she wins with the green leafy veggies.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      How interesting. Well, I live in the deep South, so it gets blistering hot here in the summer. Silly me, after we had that strange winter storm which the ice killed all of my plants, I went out to find something for a project on my husband's man garage, an old window with a planter box, and I found some Chard and Kale, and even have a picture of it and it is growing out in my backyard on my project. LOL So, glad it can take the heat!!! I do not eat kale either, and funny thing was when I had large blood clots in both lungs, they were so very emphatic that I not eat kale due to the high amounts of vitamin K. It was due to my having to take that blood thinner for a while and if I ate too much vitamin K, it would mess with the blood thinner and thus the blood clots could move and, well, that would have been it for me. However, I am still here and the blood clots eventually absorbed into my body. You do learn a lot when you must face such things in this life.


      Faith Reaper

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      Judy Specht 4 years ago from California

      Faith, Chard is lovely. I can grow it northern CA all year round. It likes cold, but does fine in blistering summer heat. Everyone says eat kale, but I really don't like kale all that much no matter what I do to it.

      Thanks for visiting:)

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Wow, what an awesome hub full of insightful and very useful information here! I have never used Swiss Chard. I just love this Cancer-fighting Kitchen hub here. I will be back to read again and again. Great video too.

      Up and more

      Blessings and good health to you always,

      Faith Reaper

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      Judy Specht 6 years ago from California

      susanm23b- Thank you for the encouragement. There will be more articles soon. Your good wishes are much appreciated.

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      susanm23b 6 years ago

      Great, well written hub! I'm sure this will be helpful to someone in need of comfort and help. I think you are doing a great service by writing hubs such as this. Keep up the good work :) I wish you the best of health!

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      tirelesstraveler 7 years ago

      Indeed, it is an amazing soup and good tasting and energizing as well.

      She did not washed the ingredients in the video. The recipe is on page 54 of the "Cancer Fighting Kitchen."

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      TinaAtHome 7 years ago from California

      What an amazing soup! Is there anywhere I can find a list of ingredients?

      And is it my imagination, or did she NOT wash the vegetables first?

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      sunchild28 7 years ago from Nigeria

      Great information that is well shared.Thanks for sharing.

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      Ask_DJ_Lyons 7 years ago from Mosheim, Tennessee

      This was very useful. I wish I had known about this back when I was going through chemo. I wish she had included a few more details about the recipe though. She didn't say add water or how much water. She didn't mention whether we should strain the mixture. Perhaps there are more details on her site. Nevertheless, this was a great hub. Thanks for sharing!

      I went to her website and saw that she included full details for the recipe. There is some great information there. Thank you again for sharing!


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