Juicing has been part of my daily diet for nearly six years. I bought a juicer after reading Kris Carr’s Crazy Sexy Cancer blog. She has been living thriving with inoperable cancer for over ten years and when I found her blog, I was going through cancer treatment. When it came to my diet, my doctors weren’t giving me answers that made sense to me. They kept telling me to eat whatever I wanted but my intuitively I knew they were wrong, so I went on the Internet to find other rectal cancer survivors.To be honest, I didn’t find any. That didn’t mean there weren’t any, it’s just they weren’t sharing their stories on social media. I decided to expand my search and that’s how I found Kris. She is a huge advocate for juicing so I bought a Breville juicer and after tasting my first glass of fresh juice, I was hooked.

After only six months of treatment, I was told I was cancer free! I’m sure juicing played a huge part in my speedy recovery. I had two doses of chemotherapy and thirty radiation treatments. Drinking my food was easier on my intestines (since that’s where the cancer was) and my immune system rebounded quickly. If I had eaten whatever I wanted I doubt I’d be typing this right now. Eating whatever I wanted got me into trouble in the first place!

I do have side effects from the radiation which affects my balance but other than that I feel better than ever! Eating a plant based diet (vegan), juicing and drinking green smoothies gives my body the nourishment it needs to stay healthy.

Getting cancer completely changed my life– for the better.

Before cancer I loved food and worked in restaurants for twenty years, mostly diners and what do diners serve? Not healthy food, that’s for sure, but at the time I liked the taste– like millions of other Americans. I did eat a garden burgers when I decided to become vegetarian but what was missing from my vegetarian diet was the fresh vegetables and fruit. 99% of my diet came from processed foods. I didn’t understand what processed meant and that packaged food has no nutritional value. I figured if it was for sale, then it was good to eat.


After cancer I found recipes to make meals from fresh foods for myself that were healthy and tasted great!

Last night I watched the documentary, Fat, Sick and Nearly dead on Netflix. The star and producer, by the name of Joe Cross, documented his experience of drinking only fresh juice for sixty days and how he inspired a truck driver he interviewed, named Chris to do the same. Both of them suffered from the same autoimmune disease. Their transformations were amazing!  Just watching it got me all excited again about eating healthy. Since I do eat a balanced diet, I wanted to share the trailer to the documentary with you. If you have Netflix, I recommend watching it, it could save your life. Yes, It’s that good!

Joe has a website and Face Book Page, if you want to take a look.

Be well!



The Truth About Cancer: A Global Quest Part 2 and 3 Notes

Episode Two focused on breast cancer; the history of the “Pink Ribbon”, mammograms and an alternative way to get your boobies checked and the myth about hormones and the cancer connection.  If you want to know more, just click on the links:

http://thinkbeforeyoupink.org/resources/history-of-the-pink-ribbon/  (Astrazeneca sponsors the breast cancer fundraising walks…and that’ all I gotta say about that.)





Episode Three focused on the importance of nutrition; something I am passionate about!  I am 99% positive that the processed foods I ate for several years, caused my rectal cancer. At the time, I considered myself a vegetarian but the main ingredient missing from my diet was fresh fruits and vegetables! What was I thinking?  The fact is, I wasn’t. I just threw junk food in my grocery cart and went home and ate it because it was convenient (like so many Americans do everyday). I also believed, if it was for sale in the grocery store, it was safe to eat.

I should have known something was up though because I had digestive problems a few days after my diet change to vegetarianism, but I didn’t connect the dots… and the doctors I went to see about my health problems didn’t either. In case you’re wondering why I gave up meat, my dad died at age 54 from heart disease. He was a meat and potatoes kinda guy (in his case, the meat was a Big Mac and the potatoes were french fries). I was approaching 50 and didn’t want to end up like him, although I didn’t eat fast food. I did eat plenty of chicken injected with hormones and God-knows-what else!

Ever since I changed my diet to  plant-based, drank fresh juices and green smoothies (that I make at home), my digestion issues are gone! And let’s not forget the cancer is gone too! If I remained a passive patient (like I was before the correct diagnosis) I would not be here today!  All my doctors told me to eat whatever I wanted but I knew they were wrong.


Ty Bolinger interviewed people who healed themselves eating real foods and taking herbs. If you want to know more, click the links.


Cherie Calbom aka: The Juice Lady discussed the importance of juicing (and you don’t need to buy an expensive juicer to get the same healthy results). The video link is not her interview with Bolinger, but her message is the same:

A study done in Sweden shows what happens to your body when you eat organic for only two weeks: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/14/the-organic-effect_n_7244000.html

We can’t talk about food without mentioning the elephant in the room, RoundUp and it’s main ingredient, glyphosate. The World Health Organization called glyphosate a carcinogen and if you eat conventional produce, you probably have traces of this insecticide in your skins tissues. Every time I see a jug of it  for sale at the hardware store, I cringe!


Which brings me to my biggest peeve…GMOs and how our government officials refuse to require GMOs to be labeled on all foods we eat. Do you know over 50 countries either require labeling or ban this stuff altogether? This is what happens when we give away our power to people who have no moral compass and choose to accept campaign contributions from corporations who also have no moral compass!


The documentary also touched on the subject of botanical medicine. The following link is not from the video, but does give a good explanation of what it is: http://www.takingcharge.csh.umn.edu/explore-healing-practices/botanical-medicine

It’s not too late to sign up for the series:  https://go.thetruthaboutcancer.com/fb/?a_aid=1589396&a_bid=8e060267

Be well and stay informed!