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Ep. 139: Chris Wark - Beat Cancer in the Kitchen

Ep. 139: Chris Wark - Beat Cancer in the Kitchen

Update: 2022-04-141


We welcome author, cancer survivor, and healthy-eating coach, Chris Wark, back for his second appearance on the PLANTSTRONG Podcast. 

In 2003 at the age of 26, Chris was diagnosed with Stage 3 colon cancer. After surgery, he opted OUT of chemotherapy for treatment and, instead, turned to nutrition to promote his healing.

Instead of pumping chemo drugs into his body, he pumped in as many anti-cancer foods as he could and turned his body into a nutritional powerhouse. It’s been almost 20 years, Chris and his family are doing great, and he's written three books about his journey and life's work.

Today, Chris discusses the science, background, and some of those life-saving recipes from his latest book, Beat Cancer Kitchen, co-written with his wife, Micah.

This gorgeous book features whole-food, plant-based recipes that appeal to the whole family, whether you are healing from cancer, are actively trying to prevent it, or just simply seeking a healthy lifestyle for you and your loved ones.

You’ll learn:

  • The dangers and carcinogenic effects of meat and animal products

  • The lack of evidence and results for experimental diets, like the carnivore, paleo, and keto diets

  • Why weight loss is conflated with health

  • Any foods in the plant-based space to avoid?

  • Highlights of some of his cancer-fighting recipes

As you'll hear, Chris’s life work is to:

  • Inspire you to believe you can get well

  • Provide the evidence and science to support it

  • Give you the confidence to take action on sustainable change. 

    You have so much personal power over your health and it starts in the kitchen. Episode Resources Watch the Episode on YouTube

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Chris Beat Cancer Website and Resources

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Ep. 139: Chris Wark - Beat Cancer in the Kitchen

Ep. 139: Chris Wark - Beat Cancer in the Kitchen

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