Book shelf and Resourses
- Anticancer by David Servan-Schreiber - this is the first book that I read when I was diagnosed. Knowing nothing abiout cancer I went into Waterstones and this was the only book on the shelf on the subject. I am so pleased that I bought it! Don't be put off by the title as I think this book should be read by everyone: whether you are sick or not. It is a useful and highly informed guide to nutrition and self-care, and timely in its rejection of a passive or victim-like reaction to the diagnosis of cancer. But more importantly it says what it says - it's about living an anti cancer lifestyle. Along the way you get an easy medical explanation of cancer which no one medical I have seen has ever explained to me!
- Crazy Sexy Diet by Kris Carr – an unusual book for a man to read! Recommended to me by a lady who had breast cancer. She dared me to read it and see what I thought! I was surprised! It was most inspirational. Kris shares her story of how she managed her inoperable cancer through diet – just amazing and a very easy, very positive read.
- The China Study by Dr. T. Colin Campbell – a bit of a "grown up " read so less easy to read, more something to dip in and out but is very educational read. It details the largest study on nutrition ever conducted and the results of it. It really changed my outlook on food and hwo important it was to change my diet.
- The Blood Sugar Solution by Dr. Mark Hyman – a very understandable and straight-forward insight into how to clean up your diet. If you’re very new to healthy eating this is very helpful.
- Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser – just the most amazing insight into what goes on in our food system and how nasty most of the stuff we eat really is! .
- The Medicinal Chef by Dale Pinnock - a great book as it's easy to foilow and explains simply the health benefits of the ingredients you are cooking with.
- Honestly Healthy by Natasha Corrett and Vicki Edgson - a good introduction to eating with your body in mind the lakaline way. Explains how to achieve and maintain an alkaline diet.
- The Abel & Cole Cookbook - the first "health" cook book I read as it was free when I ordered an Abel and Cole organic veg box. It was agreat starter for me and I still refer to it when I have veggies that need using up!
- River Cottage Light and Easy - Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall - another great book from the River cottage series. Healthy recipes for everyday and they are not time consuming!