Welcome to Cooking for Chemo!
20 - 50% of all cancer related deaths are due to Systematic Starvation (cachexia). This shockingly high figure is even higher in terminal cancer patients with starvation accounting for 80% of cancer related deaths. We believe death from starvation can be combatted by simply learning how to cook at home and adjust your cooking for the taste and smell changes that occur during cancer treatment.
Our mission is to empower you to take control of your life. We achieve this by teaching you how to make your food taste great during and after cancer treatment. Our focus is on getting cancer fighters to take one more bite to help fight off starvation. This website is filled with helpful cooking tips, resources, and great recipes to utilize while you are going through cancer treatments. If you are hungry for more information and are ready to take back control of your life, pick up one of our books or book your tickets to see Chef Ryan Live in your city today!
We recommend that you begin by reading our Cooking for Chemo Tips and Techniques section before you dive right into the recipes, as it is not recipes, but the understanding of chemotherapy side-effects that allows you to be successful in this venture. We also recommend picking up a copy of Cooking for Chemo ...and After! for a complete experience learning the Cooking for Chemo techniques
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20 - 50% of all cancer related deaths are due to Systematic Starvation (cachexia).
Cooking for Chemo ...and After! teaches you how to combat starvation, by understanding how to adjust flavor in your cooking. This enables you to combat the most common eating related chemotherapy side effects and empowers you to live a higher quality of life during cancer treatments. What’s Inside Cooking for Chemo … and After! is a fully interactive how-to-cook cookbook. This 2016 Gourmand Award winning book is broken up into three major categories: Foundations of Cooking for Chemo This section teaches you: the basics of flavor, how you perceive flavors, where flavors come from, and how you perceive flavors when you cook and eat. Application of Cooking for Chemo This section builds on the understandings of flavor, and then teaches you how to accommodate for the most common eating related side effects. Each side effect has its own information dedicated to addressing each issue with proven techniques and strategies that work. These cooking techniques work with all dietary preferences and restrictions.
Implementation of Cooking for Chemo Once you have the two first sections understood, we have included many recipes for you to practice what you have just learned. All of these recipes have the Cooking for Chemo techniques built into them and form the basis for learning how to cook using the Cooking for Chemo techniques. This is broken up logically by type of meal and then alphabetically to make this book very user friendly! Recipe sections include: Main Dishes, Side Dishes, Snack Recipes, Soup Recipes, Smoothie Recipes, and Sauce Recipes.
Bonus Material In addition to this, Cooking for Chemo is filled with tons of bonus content to help make learning easy.
Tasting Journal Pages that allow you to make notes on recipes that you cooked so that you can improve or adjust them for next time.
Herbs and Spices Chart that lists out all major herbs and spices and their uses and functions in a dish.
Review Questions to get you to think about how to apply what you just learned to your unique situation.
At-Home Activities that encourage you to become a hands-on learner and practice the information you learn in your own home.
Standard to Metric Conversion Charts for our friends and loved ones that live outside of the USA.
American English to British English Dictionary. Not sure what an eggplant or cornmeal is? We have a dictionary for that!
If you are newly diagnosed with cancer or have a loved one going through cancer treatments, there is no better book that you can buy to help you through your cancer journey. Cooking for Chemo ...and After! is recommended by numerous cancer organizations, cancer survivors, and used by thousands of individuals the world over. Find out why people love Cooking for Chemo and buy a copy today!
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