My personal light-bulb moment…
I remember asking the breast cancer nurse what I should prepare myself for ahead of chemotherapy. “It’s not the chemo that’s going to be your biggest challenge,” she told me, as she gently took my hand. “It’s changing your diet and lifestyle habits once treatment is over.”
Being diagnosed with cancer had blindsided me, but I still hadn’t fully made the connection between how I was living and what that was doing to my health.
This was my light-bulb moment.
I spent the next few months trawling through countless books, podcasts and TED talks, eventually leaving behind my career in the city to train as a nutritional chef at The College of Naturopathic Medicine. But I soon discovered that nutrition alone is not the golden ticket to good health. How we move, the quality of our sleep, the glasses of wine, the toxins we are exposed to – even our thought patterns and emotional experiences; it all matters.
When I started to examine my lifestyle as the sum total of these daily habits, everything changed.