There is a new nutrition book for cancer patients – written by Jean LaMantia, a Registered Dietitian, cancer survivor and frequent Wellspring leader and NOURISH program developer in Toronto. ‘The Essential Cancer Treatment Nutrition Guide and Cookbook’ by LaMantia (Robert Rose Press) was recently published and has a wealth of helpful information for patients who are experiencing treatment-related side effects and are seeking information on how to stay well or those post treatment and eager to regain their health. The book includes helpful information, practical suggestions, and recipes to manage the side effects that patients often experience, such as fatigue, nausea, weight loss, food aversions and loss of appetite.

What really makes this book come alive is “Survivor Wisdom” – insights and quotes from people who have gone through this cancer journey and share their personal experiences and suggestions.

If you are in treatment, post treatment, or have a loved one living with cancer, this book is an essential tool for staying well. The recipes are simple and healthy and will benefit both the cancer patient and other family members.

Jean is coming to Wellspring Westerkirk House to launch her book on Wednesday May 9th from 1-3pm. Jean will read from her book and guests can purchase a book ($20 cash) and have Jean sign it. To register for this event, please contact Westerkirk House at      416-480-4440.