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#FromScratch chronicles Stephie’s nutrition [r]evolution as she switches her thought process from “where should I eat” to “what should I eat”.  Follow her series as she braves the supermarket, starts to cook and explore a new way of eating.


I am amidst what I am calling a ‘from scratch’ nutrition expedition to change my eating habits.

So, why am I sharing?

Because I suspect that I am not alone in needing to clean up my diet.

February brought news of kidney stones [plural]. I made a decision to watch and wait [and] so I did until August 9th when the stones were surgically removed. When the pathology along with some other diagnostics, I found myself facing a new reality; a reality that could impact my health and wellness depending on my response. 

In order to prevent more from forming in the future, I need to tighten up my diet.

This reality demands a rock-my-world kind of change that has become my Everest, so to speak [think Sean Swarner: #KeepClimbing].

You see, my diet went from what to eat to where to eat [and] a take out habit became entrenched following my heart transplant.

So, where do I begin?

If you know me, then you know that I begin and end with friends [and] my foodie friends who are health bent on supporting my effort.

Specifically, Stefanie Sacks, author of ‘What the Fork Are You Eating?’, culinary nutritionist and friend developed a nutritional meal plan for me. Almost simultaneous with Stef’s consultation, Pat told me about Rebecca Katz and her Cancer Fighting Kitchen Online Course.

Then, as if my friends aren’t compelling enough, #CancerBookClub selected Anticancer A New Way of Life by David Servan-Schreiber as the November book. The need for change simply will not relent, it will not be denied [and] I am taking charge and mobilizing my friends.

I want you to know that I am starting from scratch as a primarily plant-based diet goes against this petite, give me a petite filet, red meat loving carnivore’s grain. My kitchen may have some cancer fighting elements, but it is a far cry from packing the punch that my body needs. 

So, let the culinary adventure begin. I invite you to follow me as I remake my eating habits #FromScratch.






  1. Anti-Cancer Club
    Anti-Cancer Club / September 30, 2016 at 12:36 pm /Reply

    Good for you! Congrats on taking charge! It’s a step by step process, so be kind to yourself. Looking forward to sharing this adventure with you!

  2. Anti-Cancer Club
    Anti-Cancer Club / September 30, 2016 at 1:09 pm /Reply

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