A Breast Cancer Alphabet by Madhulika Sikka

By Madhulika Sikka


A definitive and approachable consultant to lifestyles in the course of, and after, breast cancer

The largest hazard issue for breast melanoma is just being a lady. Madhulika Sikka's A Breast melanoma Alphabet bargains a brand new technique to dwell with and plan prior the toughest analysis that the majority ladies will ever obtain: a private, functional, and deeply informative examine the line from analysis to therapy and beyond.

What Madhulika Sikka didn't foresee whilst at first clinically determined, and what this booklet brings to lifestyles so vividly, are the unforeseen and minute demanding situations that make navigating the realm of breast melanoma all of the trickier. A Breast melanoma Alphabet is an encouraged response to what all started as a private predicament.

This A-Z advisor to dwelling with breast melanoma is going the place such a lot of worry to tread: intercourse (S is for intercourse - really?), sentimentality (J is for trip - it's a cliché we have to dispense with), hair (H is for Hair - definite, you can also make a federal case of it) and paintings (Q is for Quitting - there'll be days should you think like it). She attracts an easy-to-follow, and really memorable, map of her travels from breast melanoma neophyte to pro veteran.

As a admired information government, Madhulika had entry to the main innovative info at the disease's achieve and effect. even as, she craved the group of frank speak and private perception that we depend on in life's hardest moments. This splendidly artistic e-book navigates the area of technology and tale, bringing readers into Madhulika's brain and adventure in a manner that demystifies breast melanoma and gives new wish for these dwelling with it.

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12 In years past, 26 CHAPTER 4 some people thought that vegetarians had to eat foods in certain combinations—grains with beans, for example—in order to get adequate protein. However, it turns out that no special combining is necessary. A diet including a variety of beans, vegetables, and whole grains will easily give you more than enough protein, even without intentional combining of foods. Meal Planning So, how do we replace meat? In many recipes, the legume group comes to your rescue. Beans and lentils, for example, add heartiness to soups, stews, chili, and other recipes.

Recommended Recipes Ambrosia (page 213) Chickpea Burgers (page 204) Easy Bean Salad (page 140) Tempeh Broccoli Sauté (page 201) Replacing Meat 27 To Do This Week 1. Check out meat substitutes at a natural food store and try one or more of them. Try a sampling of veggie burgers, hot dogs, and deli slices or, if you prefer, the many varieties of beans and lentils. 2. Turn three of your favorite recipes into meatless meals using beans, seitan, mushrooms, tofu, tempeh, or other meat substitutes.

Although this work is still in its early stages, important information has already come to light. 7 C H A P T E R H The Advantage of Being Thin or Losing Weight One of the best-established factors affecting breast cancer survival is body weight. Women with breast cancer who are near their ideal body weight at the time of diagnosis are more likely to survive than are women with higher body weights. 2 Overall, the body of evidence supports a relationship between higher body weights and poor outcomes.

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