Top 10 Best Books to Read in Nutrition for Cancer Prevention - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Nutrition for Cancer Prevention. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Nutrition for Cancer Prevention - August 2021

New York Times Bestseller “This book may help those who are susceptible to illnesses that can be prevented.” ―His Holiness the Dalai Lama “Absolutely the best book I’ve read on nutrition and diet” –Dan Buettner, author of The Blue Zones Solution From the physician behind the wildly popular Nutrition Facts website, How Not to Die reveals the groundbreaking scientific evidence behind the only diet that can help prevent and reverse many of the causes of disease-related death. In How Not to Die , Dr. Michael Greger, the internationally-renowned nutrition expert, physician, and founder of NutritionFacts.org, examines the fifteen top causes of premature death in America--heart disease, various cancers, diabetes, Parkinson's, high blood pressure, and more--and explains how nutritional and lifestyle interventions can sometimes trump prescription pills and other pharmaceutical and surgical approaches to help prevent and reverse these diseases, freeing us to live healthier lives. The simple truth is that most doctors are good at treating acute illnesses but bad at preventing chronic disease. The fifteen leading causes of death claim the lives of 1.6 million Americans annually. This doesn't have to be the case. By following Dr. Greger's advice, all of it backed up by strong scientific evidence, you will learn which foods to eat and which lifestyle changes to make to live longer. History of prostate cancer in your family? Put down that glass of milk and add flaxseed to your diet whenever you can. Have high blood pressure? Hibiscus tea can work better than a leading hypertensive drug-and without the side effects. Fighting off liver disease? Drinking coffee can reduce liver inflammation. Battling breast cancer? Consuming soy is associated with prolonged survival. Worried about heart disease (the number 1 killer in the United States)? Switch to a whole-food, plant-based diet, which has been repeatedly shown not just to prevent the disease but often stop it in its tracks. In addition to showing what to eat to help treat the top fifteen causes of death, How Not to Die includes Dr. Greger's Daily Dozen -a checklist of the twelve foods we should consume every day.Full of practical, actionable advice and surprising, cutting edge nutritional science, these doctor's orders are just what we need to live longer, healthier lives.

  • Author: Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
  • Publisher: Flatiron Books; 1st edition (December 8, 2015)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Home Improvement & Design
  • ISBN: 978-1250066114
  • Dimensions: 6.59 x 1.87 x 9.51 inches

                 

2. Eat to Beat Disease: The New Science of How Your Body Can Heal Itself


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Nutrition for Cancer Prevention - August 2021

Eat your way to better health with this New York Times bestseller on food's ability to help the body heal itself from cancer, dementia, and dozens of other avoidable diseases. Forget everything you think you know about your body and food, and discover the new science of how the body heals itself. Learn how to identify the strategies and dosages for using food to transform your resilience and health in Eat to Beat Disease . We have radically underestimated our body's power to transform and restore our health. Pioneering physician scientist, Dr. William Li, empowers readers by showing them the evidence behind over 200 health-boosting foods that can starve cancer, reduce your risk of dementia, and beat dozens of avoidable diseases.  Eat to Beat Disease isn't about what foods to avoid, but rather is a life-changing guide to the hundreds of healing foods to add to your meals that support the body's defense systems, including: Plums Cinnamon Jasmine tea Red wine and beer Black Beans San Marzano tomatoes Olive oil Pacific oysters Cheeses like Jarlsberg, Camembert and cheddar Sourdough bread The book's plan shows you how to integrate the foods you already love into any diet or health plan to activate your body's health defense systems-Angiogenesis, Regeneration, Microbiome, DNA Protection, and Immunity-to fight cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular, neurodegenerative autoimmune diseases, and other debilitating conditions. Both informative and practical, Eat to Beat Disease explains the science of healing and prevention, the strategies for using food to actively transform health, and points the science of wellbeing and disease prevention in an exhilarating new direction.

  • Author: William W Li MD
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing; 1st edition (March 19, 2019)
  • Genre: Medical Books, Medicine
  • ISBN: 978-1538714621
  • Dimensions: 6.55 x 1.85 x 9.4 inches

                 

3. The Cancer Code: A Revolutionary New Understanding of a Medical Mystery (The Wellness Code, 3)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Nutrition for Cancer Prevention - August 2021

Author of the international bestsellers  The Diabetes Code  and  The Obesity Code  Dr. Jason Fung returns with an eye-opening biography of cancer in which he offers a radical new paradigm for understanding cancer — and issues a call to action for reducing risk moving forward. Our understanding of cancer is slowly undergoing a revolution, allowing for the development of more effective treatments. For the first time ever, the death rate from cancer is showing a steady decline . . . but the “War on Cancer” has hardly been won. In  The Cancer Code,  Dr. Jason Fung offers a revolutionary new understanding of this invasive, often fatal disease— what it is, how it manifests, and why it is so challenging to treat. In this rousing narrative, Dr. Fung identifies the medical community’s many missteps in cancer research—in particular, its focus on genetics, or what he terms the “seed” of cancer, at the expense of examining the “soil,” or the conditions under which cancer flourishes. Dr. Fung—whose groundbreaking work in the treatment of obesity and diabetes has won him international acclaim—suggests that the primary disease pathway of cancer is caused by the dysregulation of insulin. In fact, obesity and type 2 diabetes significantly increase an individual’s risk of cancer. In this accessible read, Dr. Fung provides a new paradigm for dealing with cancer, with recommendations for what we can do to create a hostile soil for this dangerous seed. One such strategy is intermittent fasting, which reduces blood glucose, lowering insulin levels. Another, eliminating intake of insulin-stimulating foods, such as sugar and refined carbohydrates. For hundreds of years, cancer has been portrayed as a foreign invader we’ve been powerless to stop. By reshaping our view of cancer as an internal uprising of our own healthy cells, we can begin to take back control. The seed of cancer may exist in all of us, but the power to change the soil is in our hands.

  • Author: Dr. Jason Fung
  • Publisher: Harper Wave; 1st edition (November 10, 2020)
  • Genre: Medical Books, Medicine
  • ISBN: 978-0062894007
  • Dimensions: 6 x 1.17 x 9 inches

                 

4. Eat for Life: The Breakthrough Nutrient-Rich Program for Longevity, Disease Reversal, and Sustained Weight Loss


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Nutrition for Cancer Prevention - August 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER As Featured on PBS How to stay healthy and boost immunity with #1 New York Times bestselling author Dr. Joel Fuhrman's no-nonsense, results-driven nutrition plan. As a family physician for over 30 years and #1 New York Times bestselling author Joel Fuhrman, M.D. will tell you that doctors and medications cannot grant you excellent health or protection from disease and suffering. The most effective health-care is proper self-care and that starts with changing the way we eat.   Eat for Life delivers a science-backed nutrition-based program that prevents and even reverses most medical problems within three to six months. This is a bold claim but the science and the tens of thousands who have tried this approach back it up.   The truth is: you simply do not have to be sick.   Most Americans are deficient in the vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients found in plants (micronutrients), and consume too many fats, proteins, carbohydrates (macronutrients). The results of this standard diet is that we are not only shortening our lives but damaging our energy, vitality, and daily health by eating packaged and processed foods, excessive meat and dairy, and unsustainable amounts of salt and sugar. What we need is to consume foods rich in phytonutrients such as greens, beans, onions, mushrooms, berries, and seeds. These delicious and abundant foods contain the largest assortment of micronutrients and when consumed in adequate quantities they prevent and reverse diabetes and heart-disease, lower cholesterol and blood pressure, and reduce hunger and food cravings. Rooted in the latest nutritional science and complete with recipes, menu plans, and testimonials, Eat for Life  offers everything you need to change the course of your health and put this life-changing program to work for you.

  • Author: Joel Fuhrman M.D.
  • Publisher: HarperOne; 1st edition (December 29, 2020)
  • Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Diets & Weight Loss
  • ISBN: 978-0062249302
  • Dimensions: 5.31 x 0.94 x 8 inches

                 

5. The Metabolic Typing Diet: Customize Your Diet To: Free Yourself from Food Cravings: Achieve Your Ideal Weight; Enjoy High Energy and Robust Health; Prevent and Reverse Disease


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Nutrition for Cancer Prevention - August 2021

Customize Your Diet to Your Own Unique Body Chemistry For hereditary reasons, your metabolism is unique. Cutting-edge research shows that no single diet works well for everyone–the very same foods that keep your best friend slim may keep you overweight and feeling unhealthy and fatigued. Now, William Wolcott, a pioneer in the field of metabolic research, has developed a revolutionary weight-loss program that allows you to identify your "metabolic type" and create a diet that suits your individual nutritional needs. In The Metabolic Typing Diet , Wolcott and acclaimed science writer Trish Fahey provide simple self-tests that you can use to discover your own metabolic type and determine what kind of diet will work best for you. It might be a low-fat, high carbohydrate diet filled with pasta and grains, or a high-fat, high-protein diet focused on meat and seafood, or anything in between. By detailing exactly which foods and food combinations are right for you, The Metabolic Typing Diet at last reveals the secret to shedding unwanted pounds and achieving optimum vitality with lasting results. The Metabolic Typing Diet will enable you to: - Achieve and maintain your ideal weight - Eliminate sugar cravings - Enjoy sustained energy and endurance - Conquer indigestion, fatigue, and allergies - Bolster your immune system - Overcome anxiety, depression, and mood swings

  • Author: William L. Wolcott
  • Publisher: Harmony; Reprint edition (January 2, 2002)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Home Improvement & Design
  • ISBN: 978-0767905640
  • Dimensions: 5.16 x 0.95 x 7.99 inches

                 



6. The Metabolic Approach to Cancer: Integrating Deep Nutrition, the Ketogenic Diet, and Nontoxic Bio-Individualized Therapies


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Nutrition for Cancer Prevention - August 2021

"Read this important book to learn how cancer is an environmental, metabolic disease with many small causes that stack up―and what you can do to prevent or even reverse it."―Dave Asprey, New York Times  bestselling author of  The Bulletproof Diet The Optimal Terrain Ten Protocol to Reboot Cellular Health! The Metabolic Approach to Cancer  offers an innovative, metabolic-focused nutrition protocol that works. Naturopathic, integrative oncologist and cancer survivor Dr. Nasha Winters and nutrition therapist Jess Higgins Kelley have identified the ten key elements of a person’s “terrain” (think of it as a topographical map of our body) that are crucial to preventing and managing cancer. Each of the terrain ten elements―including epigenetics, the microbiome, the immune system, toxin exposures, and blood sugar balance―is illuminated as it relates to the cancer process, then given a heavily researched and tested, non-toxic and metabolic, focused nutrition prescription. The ketogenic diet―which relies on the body’s production of ketones as fuel―is the centerpiece of  The Metabolic Approach to Cancer . Further, Winters and Kelley explain how to harness the anticancer potential of phytonutrients abundant in low-glycemic plant and animal foods to address the 10 hallmarks of cancer―an approach Western medicine does with drug-based therapies. The optimized, genetically-tuned diet shuns: Grains Legumes Sugar Genetically modified foods Pesticides Synthetic ingredients The optimized, genetically-tuned diet emphasizes: Whole, wild foods Local Organic Ferments Heirloom Low-glycemic Other components of their approach include harm-reductive herbal therapies like mistletoe (considered the original immunotherapy and common in European cancer care centers) and cannabinoids (which shrink tumors and increase quality of life, yet are illegal in more than half of the United States). Through addressing the ten root causes of cancer and approaching the disease from a nutrition-focused standpoint, we can slow cancer’s endemic spread and live optimized lives. " The Metabolic Approach to Cancer  is a powerhouse of detailed information on how to prevent, manage, and treat cancer. . . . It is written in an intimate conversation style that comes from decades of deep personal experience, research, and genuine passion."―Travis Christofferson, author of  Tripping over the Truth

  • Author: Dr. Nasha Winters ND FABNO L.Ac Dipl.OM
  • Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing (May 24, 2017)
  • Genre: Medical Books, Medicine
  • ISBN: 978-1603586863
  • Dimensions: 6 x 1.25 x 9 inches

                 

7. Anticancer: A New Way of Life


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Nutrition for Cancer Prevention - August 2021

The revolutionary,  New York Times  bestselling guide to the powerful lifestyle changes that fight and prevent cancer—an integrative approach based on the latest scientific research   “A common-sense blueprint for healthy living.” — Chicago Tribune   “Resonating with cancer support communities and recommended nationwide.” — Los Angeles Times   “Life affirming . . . filled with practical advice.” — The Seattle Times   David Servan-Schreiber was a rising neuroscientist with his own brain imaging laboratory when, in the middle of an equipment test, he discovered a tumor the size of a walnut in his own brain. Forced to confront what medicine knows about cancer, and all that we still do not know, Servan-Schreiber marshaled his will to live and set out to understand the complex inner workings of the body’s natural cancer-fighting capabilities. He soon found himself on a decades-long journey from disease and relapse into scientific exploration and, finally, a new view of health.   Anticancer is at once the moving story of one doctor’s inner and outer search for wellness and a radical exposition of the roles that lifestyle, environment, and trauma play in our health. Drawing on the latest research in integrative medicine that blends conventional and alternative approaches, Servan-Schreiber concisely explains what makes cancer cells thrive, what inhibits them, and how we can empower ourselves to prevent their growth. His advice details how to develop a science-based anticancer diet (and the small changes that can make a big difference); how to reap the benefits of exercise, yoga, and meditation; which toxic, unsafe products to replace in your home; and how to stave off the effects of helplessness and unhealed wounds to regain balance.   Anticancer ’s synthesis of science and personal experience marks a transformation in the way we understand and confront cancer. A long-running bestseller that has changed the lives of millions around the world, Anticancer remains a pioneering and peerless resource, an inspirational and revolutionary guide to “a new way of life.”

  • Author: David Servan-Schreiber MD PhD
  • Publisher: Penguin Books; Illustrated edition (October 3, 2017)
  • Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Diseases & Physical Ailments
  • ISBN: 978-0452295728
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.4 inches

                 

8. What to Eat When: A Strategic Plan to Improve Your Health and Life Through Food


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Nutrition for Cancer Prevention - August 2021

NY Times best-selling author Dr. Michael Roizen reveals how the food choices you make each day--and when you make them--can affect your health, your energy, your sex life, your waistline, your attitude, and the way you age. What if eating two cups of blueberries a day could prevent cancer? If drinking a kale-infused smoothie could counteract missing an hour's worth of sleep? When is the right time of day to eat that chocolate chip cookie? And would you actually drink that glass of water if it meant skipping the gym? This revolutionary guide reveals how to use food to enhance our personal and professional lives--and increase longevity to boot. What to Eat When is not a diet book. Instead, acclaimed internist Michael Roizen and preventive medicine specialist Michael Crupain offer readers choices that benefit them the most--whether it's meals to help them look and feel younger or snacks that prevent diseases--based on the science that governs them.

  • Author: Michael Roizen
  • Publisher: National Geographic; Illustrated edition (December 31, 2019)
  • Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Diseases & Physical Ailments
  • ISBN: 978-1426220869
  • Dimensions: 5.9 x 1 x 8.7 inches

                 

9. The Longevity Diet: Slow Aging, Fight Disease, Optimize Weight


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Nutrition for Cancer Prevention - August 2021

The internationally renowned, clinically tested, revolutionary diet program to lose weight, fight disease, and live a longer, healthier life.   Can what you eat determine how long, and how well, you live? The clinically proven answer is yes, and  The Longevity Diet  is easier to follow than you'd think. The culmination of 25 years of research on aging, nutrition, and disease across the globe, this unique program lays out a simple solution to living to a healthy old age through nutrition. The key is combining the healthy everyday eating plan the book outlines, with the scientifically engineered fasting-mimicking diet, or FMD; the FMD, done just 3-4 times a year, does away with the misery and starvation most of us experience while fasting, allowing you to reap all the beneficial health effects of a restrictive diet, while avoiding negative stressors, like low energy and sleeplessness. Valter Longo, director of the Longevity Institute at USC and the Program on Longevity and Cancer at IFOM in Milan, designed the FMD after making a series of remarkable discoveries in mice, then in humans, indicating that specific diets can activate stem cells and promote regeneration and rejuvenation in multiple organs to significantly reduce risk for diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer’s, and heart disease. Longo’s simple pescatarian daily eating plan and the periodic fasting-mimicking techniques can both yield impressive results. Low in proteins and sugars and rich in healthy fats and plant-based foods, The Longevity Diet is proven to help you:       • Lose weight and reduce abdominal fat    • Extend your healthy lifespan with simple everyday changes    • Prevent age-related muscle and bone loss    • Build your resistance to diabetes, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer's and cancer   Longo’s healthy, life span-extending program is based on an easy-to-adopt pescatarian plan along with the fasting-mimicking diet no more than 4 times a year, just 5 days at a time. Including 30 easy recipes for an everyday diet based on Longo's five pillars of longevity,  The Longevity Diet  is the key to living a longer, healthier, more fulfilled life.

  • Author: Valter Longo
  • Publisher: Avery; Illustrated edition (December 31, 2019)
  • Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Diets & Weight Loss
  • ISBN: 978-0525534099
  • Dimensions: 5.77 x 0.82 x 9 inches

                 

10. The Longevity Diet: Discover the New Science Behind Stem Cell Activation and Regeneration to Slow Aging, Fight Disease, and Optimize Weight


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Nutrition for Cancer Prevention - August 2021

The internationally renowned, clinically tested, revolutionary diet program to lose weight, fight disease, and live a longer, healthier life.   Can what you eat determine how long, and how well, you live? The clinically proven answer is yes, and  The Longevity Diet  is easier to follow than you'd think. The culmination of 25 years of research on aging, nutrition, and disease across the globe, this unique program lays out a simple solution to living to a healthy old age through nutrition. The key is combining the healthy everyday eating plan the book outlines, with the scientifically engineered fasting-mimicking diet, or FMD; the FMD, done just 3-4 times a year, does away with the misery and starvation most of us experience while fasting, allowing you to reap all the beneficial health effects of a restrictive diet, while avoiding negative stressors, like low energy and sleeplessness. Valter Longo, director of the Longevity Institute at USC and the Program on Longevity and Cancer at IFOM in Milan, designed the FMD after making a series of remarkable discoveries in mice, then in humans, indicating that specific diets can activate stem cells and promote regeneration and rejuvenation in multiple organs to significantly reduce risk for diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer’s, and heart disease. Longo’s simple pescatarian daily eating plan and the periodic fasting-mimicking techniques can both yield impressive results. Low in proteins and sugars and rich in healthy fats and plant-based foods, The Longevity Diet is proven to help you:       • Lose weight and reduce abdominal fat    • Extend your healthy lifespan with simple everyday changes    • Prevent age-related muscle and bone loss    • Build your resistance to diabetes, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer's and cancer   Longo’s healthy, life span-extending program is based on an easy-to-adopt pescatarian plan along with the fasting-mimicking diet no more than 4 times a year, just 5 days at a time. Including 30 easy recipes for an everyday diet based on Longo's five pillars of longevity,  The Longevity Diet  is the key to living a longer, healthier, more fulfilled life.

  • Author: Valter Longo
  • Publisher: Avery; Illustrated edition (January 2, 2018)
  • Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Diets & Weight Loss
  • ISBN: 978-0525534075
  • Dimensions: 6.2 x 1.02 x 9.3 inches