My Cancer Boss Story
“Cancer was a GIFT! Yes… a gift in my life!”
Overcoming my Fear
In 2012, my Christmas gift was breast cancer. Awesome, right!?
Well, after numerous doctor’s visits and being told that this was going to be my last Christmas with my family, I decided to take matters into my own hands. I was being controlled by my fears – my fear of dying, my fear of losing my boobs and disfigurement, my fear of chemo treatments, my fear of ‘what’s next?’, and so on.
After about two months of fear and freaking out 24/7, I decided to reframe my fear and use it as my super power. I let it motivate me to change and heal. It could no longer keep me in jail.
I became the Boss of my Cancer!
Taking that badass attitude towards my cancer was just what I needed! My funk gone…BOSS of CANCER IN!
I took all that cancer-fighting energy and learned everything I needed to change my life…. Which started with my diet.
I hired a naturopathic doctor, who did blood work, gave me a plan and my reaction was – “what do mean I can’t eat Chick-Fil-A? Its chicken, its good for you right?” WRONG! He looked at me like I had 6 boobs and 4 heads! I’m pretty sure he was thinking “cute little clueless girl!”
So, Google became my best friend! I scoured the internet, books and anything I could get my hands on… organic, non-gmo, fermented, non-dairy, Paleo, gluten-free, vegan, non-vegan, vegetarian, juicing, smoothies, kale, toxic, non-toxic, essential oils, real food, whole foods, Ketogenic diets, GAPS diet, hormone diet, probiotics, supplements, high alkaline, low acid…….AGHHHHH!
No wonder people think chemo is easier than a healthy diet! Good lord!
So, I STRESSED myself out once again, but now it was about food. “OMG, will this kill me if I eat it?” My grocery trips were extensive. I read every label, I wasn’t taking anything for granted. Toxic foods like non-organics, pre-packaged, and overly processed are bad for you, but you know what’s worse than that? STRESS!
Stress is just as harmful to your body as eating the average unhealthy American diet! There needs to be a middle ground! There needs to be a balance between your physical, emotional and spiritual selves.
Cancer was a Gift - The Gift of Clarity
Cancer gave me clarity about
- The definition of healthy and a healthy relationship with food.
- Cherishing every second.
- Eliminating my inner “Critical Barbie”.
- Loving fully!
- My purpose!
My purpose is to help others become the Boss of their Cancer — To help others make their body whole and inhospitable to cancer.
So here I am, cancer no longer bosses me around!
For the past 7 years I have been working hard to learn everything I need to know to help as many people as I can. My cancer brought me the gift of my education and training. I am a Certified Holistic Nutritionist, Certified Holistic Cancer Coach, host of “Fork It Over Radio” on 1310KFKA, founder of go2kitchens.com, and creator of Any Stage Cancer Nutrition Protocol. What a journey it has been…and it is only the beginning.
As I help people across the globe navigate cancer with confidence and teach them to become their own CANCER BOSS, I know that my cancer was destined to change millions of peoples lives. See… that’s how cancer becomes such a blessing! Are you the CANCER BOSS you want to be?
Leslie Nance CHN, CHCC