Welcome to the latest in our Integrative Nutrition Reviews series, where we consider books, movies, and other media related to health, food, and personal wellness. Want to suggest something for us to review? Post it in the comments!
We’ve all known someone who has been affected by cancer. Though there are many aspects of this terrible disease that still remain a tragic mystery, thankfully researchers now know that many forms of cancer can be prevented simply by eating whole foods, exercising regularly, and making healthy lifestyle choices. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a great time to learn and empower all of us to take charge of our own health and adopt habits conducive to a long, happy life.
But what if you or someone you love has already been diagnosed with the “Big C”? Are there any ways you can take matters into your own hands? That’s exactly what Integrative Nutrition graduates Annette Ramke, Class of 2010, and Kendall Scott, Class of 2009, did when the they were diagnosed with cancer. Kendall is a Hodgkin’s Lymphoma survivor diagnosed at age 27, and Annettte survived breast and ovarian cancer, with her first diagnosis at 36. Together they’ve just released Kicking Cancer in the Kitchen, an inspiring cookbook and guide designed to help people not only survive, but thrive, during cancer – from diagnosis through intense treatment and beyond.