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By clicking on 'View Summary' under each resource, you will find a summary, the ISBN and publisher’s name which will help you if you wish to purchase or reserve a copy at your local library.

Foods that Fight Cancer

Preventing Cancer Through Diet
Author: Richard Béliveau (Ph.D.), Denis Gingras (Ph.D.)
ISBN #: 0-7710-1135-0
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart

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“In Foods That Fight Cancer, leading biochemist Richard Béliveau teams up with Denis Gingras to describe the science of food and what properties of particular foods are the active cancer-fighting elements.”

In Defense of Food

Author:  Michael Pollan
ISBN #: 978-1-59420-145-5
Publisher:  The Penguin Press

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“In Defense of Food shows us how, despite the daunting dietary landscape Americans confront in the modern supermarket, we can escape the Western diet and, by doing so, most of the chronic diseases that diet causes. We can relearn what foods are healthy, develop simple ways to moderate our appetite, and return to eating to its proper context—out of the care and back to the table. Michael Pollan’s bracing and eloquent manifesto shows us how we can start making thoughtful food choices that will enrich our lives, enlarge our sense of what it means to be healthy, and bring pleasure back to eating”

What to Eat When You Don’t Feel Like Eating

Designed for Cancer Patients, Those Facing Life Threatening Diseases, and For Those Now Started on the Road to Recovery

Author: James Haller
ISBN #: 0-88999-558-3
Publisher: Robert Pope Foundation

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“He tells how cooking can be simple, quick, and inexpensive. He groups various foods by colours, and gives an uncomplicated understanding of nutritional values. (…) What to Eat When You Don’t Feel Like Eating is highly recommended by physicians and nurses.” 

Vitamin Bible

An Invaluable Guide to Choosing the Vitamins that are Best for You!
Author:  Earl Mindell
ISBN #:  0-446-36184-4
Publisher:  Warner Books: A Time Warner Company

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Includes important information on: •    New tests for possible vitamin deficiencies •    Help for sufferers of chronic fatigue syndrome and Epstein-Barr virus •    The latest liquid diets and syndicated weight-loss programs •    Natural beauty aids •    New ways to stay young •    Updated sources for locating specialized help

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Janet and Adam's Story: Beating the odds to share another birthday together

Turning the same age, on the same day as my husband, never gets old. They call us, Astro-Twins. According to many different sources, the odds were low that it would have lasted. His Auntie May discouraged it from the start saying, “You are both Sagittarians and should NOT be together.” My daughter Isobel did a quick calculation. Fun fact. In a group of 100 people there is a 2.8% chance of two people having the same birthday.

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Lawrence's Story: Be happy, live happy

Lawrence, a successful businessman, is not one to take a decline in memory lightly. Lawrence was in Winnipeg, at home on leave from his...

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Alicia's Story: You gotta laugh every day

It’s hard to capture an infectious giggle in words, but that’s exactly what you get when you speak to Alicia. Alicia is now 20 years...

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