My interest in nutrition started two and a half years ago when my mom was diagnosed with cancer. Feeling shocked, scared, and helpless, I poured myself into research. I wanted to find out everything there was to know about cancer and its treatment. I knew Mom would have to undergo the traditional treatment options, but what I didn’t know, but would find, was that there was much more that she could do outside of surgeries, chemotherapy, and radiation. Much of what I was reading was pointing me in the same direction: nutrition. I quickly became fascinated with the connection between diet and disease. It was amazing to me how powerful a role nutrition could play in not only the prevention of disease, but also the reversal and healing. This was something no doctor had mentioned to my mom during her diagnosis period or treatments. How was it that these doctors, some of the best in the world, were missing this key component to the health and well-being of their patients? It was both intriguing and frustrating, and I continued in my quest for more knowledge on the subject.
- Be vegan (no animal products)
- Be comprised of mostly whole, minimally processed foods
- Have limited amounts of sugar and simple carbohydrates (white bread, white potatoes, etc.)