As a breast cancer survivor myself, I know the feeling of being powerless, of not knowing what I should eat to win the cancer fight and feeling that my future is uncertain and black.
I also know how I turned that around.
In 2011, at the same time that I started my natural nutrition program at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I was afraid to eat. I was afraid to drink. I was afraid I wouldn’t be around to watch my kids graduate from high school or see my future grandchildren. I was consumed by fear and overwhelm. I was powerless. Natural nutrition turned out to be a lifeline for me.
It's how I turned it around and took back control. I regained control of my life and learned a whole new way of eating that was healing.
When I completed my studies in 2013, I realized my passion lay in sharing the power of integrative cancer care with others faced with a breast cancer diagnosis, during and after treatment. I believed that an integrative approach to cancer care, involving dietary and lifestyle changes, could tip the outcome in favour of a healthier, longer life for many breast cancer patients.
I believe that to this day and it is one of my core beliefs that women do not need to feel powerless in the face of cancer; they just need to be shown the way.
I am honoured to be able to share this with you because you too can turn this around and take back control.