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"The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen"


(Napa, CA) – What we eat can have a very significant impact on our ability to prevent and fight many types of cancer, particularly as we grow older.

On November 5, 2010, Queen of the Valley Medical Center, along with nationally recognized cancer education resource Healing Journeys, will present a day-long program on "cancer fighting" foods.

The program is intended for women and men touched by cancer or any life-altering illness and other people supporting friends or family coping with cancer or other illness. It also may be valuable for physicians and other health care providers who diagnose and treat cancer patients.*

Join Rebecca Katz, MS, the author of The Cancer Fighting Kitchen: Nourishing Big Flavor Recipes for Cancer Treatment and Beyond, and One Bite at a Time: Nourishing Recipes for Cancer Survivors and Their Friends as she discusses health-supportive cuisine concepts. Also presenting during the day-long program will be Jeanne Wallace, PhD, CNC, an authority on evidence-based dietary, nutritional and botanical support that complements conventional oncology care.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Diet strategies that strengthen your body’s natural resistance to cancer
  • Specific foods that help prevent cancer - and others that should be avoided
  • Herbs and seasonings that increase your body’s immune response
  • A "Cancer Fighting" cooking demonstration
  • Q & A session with cancer nutrition experts

Friday, November 5, 2010, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Yountville Community Center
6516 Washington Street
Yountville, CA 94599

$99 until November 1st. Late registration $125.

To register, call 1-800-423-9882 or visit

* Approved for 6 CEs for RN, MFT, LCSW. Approved for 3 CME credits for physicians. Additional fee.


8:00 am Registration open
* 9:00 am Expanding the Model of Cancer Treatment: How Diet and Nutrition Can Help Control Cancer – Jeanne Wallace, PhD
10:30 am Break
10:45 am Cooking Demonstration with Rebecca Katz, MS
12:15 pm

LUNCH: A delicious, healthy lunch, using recipes from Rebecca’s books

1:30 pm Presentation of Queen of the Valley Wellness Center
* 1:45 pm Q & A with Jeanne Wallace and Rebecca Katz
3:30 pm End of program

*Approved for 6 CEs for RN, MFT, LCSW. Approved for 3 CME credits for physicians. Additional fee.

About Queen of the Valley Medical Center

Queen of the Valley Medical Center is a 191-bed, acute-care facility founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange. The Queen is the largest health care facility and one of the largest employers in Napa County. Services provided include: a Regional Heart Center, a Regional Orthopedic Center, Regional Cancer Center approved with commendations by the American College of Surgeons, a Women’s Center, maternity and infant care, inpatient and outpatient minimally invasive surgery, occupational health, imaging center and full-service emergency department, and many other specialty services. Information about Queen of the Valley can be found at

About Healing Journeys
Healing Journeys is a non-profit organization whose mission is to support healing, activate hope, and promote thriving. The organization’s vision is that EVERYONE touched by cancer or any life-altering condition be empowered to move from surviving to thriving. To learn more about Healing Journeys, please visit

Queen of the Valley Medical Center was founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange. Its mission is to extend the healing ministry of Jesus in the tradition of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange by continually improving the health and quality of life of people in the communities we serve.

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