Kristen (at) HealthyCancerChick.com
This looks awesome. So proud at how far you’ve come and what you’ve done being diagnosed with such a horrible disease.
I love the green smoothie recipe! It was yummy and I brought some to work and shared with the girls! Thank you!
Hi Kristen, You are one motivating Healthy Chick! I believe I heard about a cooking class you will be teaching through the Schecter Center? Is this correct? I am a busy working Mom of two always looking for “Quik and Easy” healthy recipes. Especially dinner.
Yes I will be teaching a class that is a 2 part series on Feb 11th and 25th from 7 to 9pm or March 5th and 19th from 10:30 to 12:30. Only $20 for the 2 classes and you can register at http://www.satellitebeachrecreation.org or by calling 321-773-6458. The class is called Eat Well to Live Well and will cover all kinds of information as well as cooking tips and recipes. Hope to see you there
My son (Chris’s longtime friend) raved about your website so I had to visit. I was especially interested in the article on pistachios…the super food. I’ve since added them to my daily diet. Thank you for sharing all this information with everyone.
Your welcome and thank you for following
So great to meet a fellow VEGAN. Your blog is great! You are giving a wonderful gift by spreading the word about health! Continue with your inspiring journey:)
Is the vitamix a juicer? I want to juice, not just blend and I do not know what to buy.
Thanks and I love all the recipes.
The Vitamix is a blender…the blender that out does all other blenders! For a list of good juicers look at my Nov. 9th post on my list of favorites.
Hi i am from India. yoru article on soursoup is interesting. one of my niece is suffering from leukamia cancer. just want to know would soursoup willl be benefivial for her. thanks Akhil, M-09999114738
I have not done a lot of research on the fruit but what I have read is interesting and probably worth a try. Check out this article http://www.sott.net/article/242555-Soursop-Fruit-Kills-Cancer-100-Fold-better-Than-Chemotherapy Also you can purchase the fruit in a dried powder form. Here is a site that sells it http://www.freshlydried.com/soursop-dried-fruit-bag Good luck and prayers for your niece!!!!
Hi Kristen! Just wanted to let you know I love your blog and that I’ve nominated you for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award! You deserve it, your journey is so inspiring. Thanks for sharing and keep blogging!
Thank you and thanks for following
Hi Kristen, I couldn’t find your e-mail address but wanted you to know I finished my first full Ironman in Lake Tahoe last weekend…with your name on my shoes of course! Cyndi
That is so awesome:) You are such an inspiration and that you for still thinking of me.
Hi Kristen, I just found your blogg via a smoothie recepy (how do you write this in English…?) on Pinterest.
And, I hope your doing fine now. Keep up eating clean, sport and stay healthy! Wishing you the best all the way from The Netherlands. Sabina
Thank you Sabina. I’m doing well. Nice to hear that someone from the Netherlands is following my little blog here in the States
Hi Kristen, I just want you to know that I read The China Study and just finished my first week eating raw. I tried a few weeks ago and got a severe headache so I quit. This time no severe headache – just a minor one the first day – but I feel great. The biggest difference so far is the clarity in my skin. My face has never been so clear. Thanks for the motivation. I’ll keep you posted on how things are going. Hope all is well. Miss you here in NY!
Hooray! Glad to hear things are going well We miss you too. Come for a visit!
Glad to hear you are doing better!!! I’m so happy for you!!! btw, I made your raw taco recipe today, with the ‘nut meat.’ oh my goodness, it’s DELICIOUS!!!! i’m a vegetarian, and i can’t thank you enough for giving me a nut meat recipe that is so tasty!! my husband couldn’t even tell the difference!! xo
Hooray! Glad you like it
Hi Kristen! Just wondering if i could ask you a question… Throughout your journey, did you have any profuse sweating at all? My dad has a different situation all together, but just looking for information to help with that awful sweaty feeling of being damp, ‘hot-but-cold-feeling.’ Thanks dear!
My sweating has been due to hot flashes as a result of being thrown into menopause overnight with chemotherapy. I mostly have the hot flashes at night and so they have been controllable with fans and ac I will let you know if I come across any info. on how to deal with your father’s situation. Good luck!
Do you have a recipe for any type of Gumbo??
Here is a vegan, fat-free, gluten-free gumbo that looks yummy and a quick gumbo also. I have never made a vegetarian/vegan gumbo but I may have to try it http://holycowvegan.net/2014/01/fat-free-vegan-gumbo.html http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipe/quick-vegetarian-gumbo
Let me know if you make one and how it turns out.
These are all so helpful and so yummy! what an inspirational person you are, thank you for that!
Thtank you Ashlyn for the kind words
Quick question. I’ve been plant based whole foods for about 2 years. I just developed a gallstone due to some medication I was on. I’m trying to heal my gallbladder and shrink my stone holistically (I see a naturopath doctor). I’ve been contemplating going raw, but it seems like there are a lot of nuts in everything. I know they are healthy fats, but I’m wondering if there’s anyway to incorporate them and not over tax my gallbladder with all the fat? Does soaking them help the body break them down easier? Or would you suggest waiting until my gallbladder is better?? Thanks for any suggestions you can give.
Yes soaking nuts makes them easier to digest. Your best weapon against gallbladder problems and gallstones is to keep your weight in check by eating a well-balanced diet that includes:
Fiber-rich foods, such as whole-grain bread, brown rice, oats, and bran cereals
Fresh fruits and vegetables
(Lean meats, like chicken and fish and
Low-fat dairy products…if you eat any meat or dairy)
Some studies have found that eating nuts, such as peanuts and tree nuts (walnuts and almonds), may prevent gallstones. But remember to eat nuts in moderation because they have a lot of fat — healthy fat, but fat nonetheless.
Foods to Avoid
The following foods contribute to obesity, which can cause gallbladder problems or make them worse:
Sugar, specifically refined sugars such as those found in cookies and snack foods
Carbohydrates, like white bread and pasta
Saturated fats found in fatty red meat, butter, and whole-milk dairy products
From everything that I have read and researched, unless you have a food allergy to nuts, they should not impact your gallbladder.
Am starting another cancer journey and am now going to try some of your fabulous recipes. You are an inspiration!
Good Luck to you!
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