The book includes a Breast Health Action Plan appendix that helps readers set goals, based on where they stand in relation to dietary and lifestyle factors affecting breast risk.
Nearly 190,000 new cases of breast cancer are diagnosed in the United States annually.
The advice in the book will have the greatest impact if practiced from childhood and continuously over a lifetime, but it is never too late to reduce your risk.
In fact, one section is devoted to healthy eating strategies for women who are breast cancer survivors or in treatment for breast cancer.
Dr. Pendergrast details specific foods and eating patterns known to reduce risk. He also provides an overall diet plan, and covers the top 10 prevention foods as well as a guide to avoiding toxins in foods and the environment.
We were glad to see that the book provides scientific citations, so that health professionals and regular people alike can scrutinize the research underlying his advice.
And it inspires confidence to know that Dr. Pendergrast’s book earned high praise from Dr. Andrew Weil and other knowledgeable physicians:
“In an elegantly simple and personal style, Dr. Robert Pendergrast has wrapped a wealth of information into Breast Cancer: Reduce Your Risk with Foods You Love. If all women were to follow this guide to optimum breast health, it would mark a turning point in the war on breast cancer, from treatment to primary prevention.”
– Andrew Weil, M.D., author of Eating Well for Optimum Health, Healthy Aging, Founder/Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine.
“This easily accessible gem will become an invaluable resource not only for women but for the men and children in their lives because it offers sane nutritional information that will likely reduce the risk of other malignancies as well. Thank you, Dr. Pendergrast, for presenting such a wealth of information in a practical guidebook so easy to digest and absorb!”
– Donald I. Abrams, M.D., Chief, Hematology-Oncology, San Francisco General Hospital
“The relationship between diet and cancer is an important one, and women in particular, want to know what they can do to reduce their risk. Taking information that is often confusing and contradictory, Dr. Robert Pendergrast has written a book that is practical, highly informative and easy to understand. Any woman who is looking to give herself an edge against cancer should read this book.”
– Tieraona Low Dog, M.D., editor, Integrative Women's Health