|A Dietitian's Cancer Story Newsletter: May 2002
This is my first Email update to those of you who have signed my mailing list, written me via Email, or have given me your email address over the past several years. I have included quite a bit of interesting information, but I have also kept it short enough to be easily readable. I am always interested in feedback. Please feel free to tell me what other types of information you would like included in future issues. Future editions will come as I have time to pull new information together.
I - New 2002 Edition of A Dietitian's Cancer Story
I have just published the 2002 edition of A Dietitian's Cancer Story, the 8th time I have reprinted it since I stapled the very first edition together at Kinko's in June 1997!
I have reviewed everything
in the book, making updates here and there. In addition, I also added
much new information,
including extensive sections on two controversial issues:
I also reorganized the contents of the book and changed the inside layout, both changes designed to make the book easier to read, AND, I have finally changed the cover, from one that has been nicely functional all these years to one that is simply gorgeous.
You may see the new book cover and the Table of Contents on my web site, http://www.CancerRD.com, along with ordering information. In addition, my web site has an ever-growing compilation of favorite cancer-fighting recipes, Internet links of importance to people with a cancer diagnosis, and answers to many commonly asked questions I have received over the years.
I donate proceeds from the sale of A Dietitian's Cancer Story, and the Spanish edition of my book, to an endowment fund I have established at the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) in Washington, DC. The Diana Dyer Cancer Survivors' Nutrition and Cancer Research Endowment funds research projects that will help define nutritional strategies, either during treatment or recovery, that will optimize the odds for long-term survival after a cancer diagnosis. I have helped to fund 2 research projects already, which has been very meaningful to me.
Thank you to those
of you who have purchased previous editions of my book. I appreciate
your past support and know
you will love the new edition. Even if you don't purchase a
copy for yourself, please ask your cancer center or local
library to consider purchasing several copies to add to their
resources of *information & inspiration* for cancer patients.
II - Web site Updates
III - Summer Recipe
Also use this marinade mixture to season any type of meat, firm tofu, and cut up veggies. Marinate in the refrigerator from 1 hour (seafood, tofu, and vegetables) to overnight (thicker cuts of meats).
Using a zipper-top plastic bag for mixing the ingredients and then marinating directly in the bag is soooo easy!
2 tsp. paprika
I use this marinade on slices of extra-firm tofu (cut a 1 pound block into 6-8 slices) and simply bake in an oven-proof dish sprayed with non-stick spray at 350 degrees for about 30-40 minutes, cool, and refrigerate to put in to sandwiches at a late time.
"Diana's Favorite Sandwich"
IV - A Reader's Tip (submitted to me via Email) from T. Winter
On a piece of whole
grain unbuttered toast, I spread a thin amount of my favorite jam (orange
marmalade). On top of
the jam I put 2 slices (1/4-1/2" thick) of well-drained
I especially like the ease and quickness of preparation (it's truly fast food!) and find it to be filling as well. I know I've had my soy "minimum" for the day (1 serving) and don't have to worry about how to get it later in the day.
I know I could make
the breakfast tofu a little fancier by marinating &/or baking it,
but I've been eating this way for more than 5 years now and never get
around to such
Another great way
(in addition to Diana's SuperSoy and Phytochemical Shake Recipe -
V - Research Update
Vitamin A intake and hip fractures among post-menopausal women, J. American Medical Assoc. 2002, Jan 2:287(1):102-4, authors - Feskanich, D et al.
This recent research may not have made the headlines in your newspaper or nightly TV news, but this information is very important for everyone concerned about preventing or reversing osteoporosis. In addition, it is of particular interest to women who have been pushed into early menopause due to cancer treatments and now have an increased risk of early onset osteoporosis.
A thorough discussion
of this important research, along with my recommendations, has just
been added to my web
site's page of Q&A http://www.cancerrd.com/FAQs/FAQ46.htm.
VI - In addition to doing more public speaking this year, Diana has been interviewed for many articles in the media and two PBS documentaries over the past year.
The PBS documentary
Breast Cancer: Surviving and Winning - Part 1 was shown around the
country during 2001 . The sequel,
Breast Cancer:Surviving and Winning - Part 2, is currently being
shown on PBS stations. Check that web site
Here are a few articles
you may have seen during the past year in which Diana has also been
VII - Removal from
future Email updates from Diana Dyer. I know that life changes over
time. Thus, if you are not
interested in receiving future updates and announcements
For those of you who choose to remain on this list, be assured that I will never share your name or Email address with anyone.
I send my best wishes to all of you for health, healing, and hope!
"Information and inspiration for cancer survivors"
Proceeds donated to the Diana Dyer Cancer Survivors'