“My mission is to empower YOU to take 100% control of your health and your cancer! Cancer changed my life in a way that I could have never dreamed of…it was the best gift I could have ever recieved. Now it is my goal to help you get to the same place in your journey. The lessons of cancer are powerful, if we let them be! “
December 2012, 5 days before Christmas, I get the news… CONGRATULATIONS you have breast cancer. How awesome and just in time to ruin my holiday! Don’t worry, this is not another cancer story…this is just where it all started. So after about a billion doctors visits and those doctors having me with one foot in the grave…minus my boobs, poisoned and fried…I took matters into my own hands. You see I was being controlled by my fear. Fear of dying, fear of being disfigured, fear of chemo, fear of surgery, fear of radiation, just plain fear of the unknown!
“I became the BOSS of my Cancer!”
Then I had to remind myself that nothing in life was guaranteed, EVER, not when I didn’t have cancer and not while I have cancer. So after about 2 months of toiling and basically freaking out 24 hours a day, I got control of the situation. You know what? 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 became a food stress cadet!”
So here I was, empowered but clueless! How in the world would I learn everything I needed to know to be the CEO of anything, much less CANCER! I hired a naturopathic Dr. he set guidelines, told me what to eat and what not to eat. 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!”
I had a roadmap but I need to learn how to drive. So I did! Months of reading everything 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…” mentality about everything. Not only that, I was driving my family up a wall! I was taking my BOSS position very seriously damn it! I had a knee-jerk reaction to the quality of food I was consuming. I threw everything in my pantry out and started all over. Trips to the grocery store were all day affairs because I was being SO careful! I went for the black and white approach…no middle ground. I became a food stress cadet! Toxic foods like non-organics, pre-packaged, and overly processed are bad for you, but you know what’s worse than that? STRESS! You see, if you are sooooo stressed about what you are putting into your body and whether it is good or bad for you (or in my case, will this cause cancer) that stress is worse than if you just ate a regular old American fast food, processed, sugary, chemically food diet! So from my stress and lessons learned I am here to teach THE COLORFUL MIDDLE!
A change is never super easy! You will have to work at it. You are still going to have learn to like some foods that maybe don’t make you scream “YAY..Kale!” But my promise is to teach you how eating a healthy diet can change your life forever! I am all about teaching you healthy living principals to make you fall in love with your kitchen and your self. You see cancer saved my life, it empowered me. It forced me to make changes. I knew that God had a higher purpose for me. My whole life and all my experiences have lead me to this food blog, go2kitchens.com. I was just too caught up in life to realize it before He threw a roadblock in front of me. That roadblock made me take stock of my life and guided me here! I want to help millions of people make good changes for their health and lives. BUT I want it to be fun! I don’t want to scare you into becoming a food stress cadet. I want to give you a roadmap from my own journey.
“My promise is to teach you how eating a healthy diet can change your life forever!”
Here I am, cancer no longer bosses me around! For the past 6 years I have been working hard to learn everything I need to know 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 is how cancer becomes such a blessing! Are you the CANCER BOSS you want to be?
If you want to learn more, please reach out: email@example.com
Leslie Nance CHN, CHCC
PS: this is me and the #sidekick and husband!