Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Eat to Defeat : A Powerful Message

"I was diagnosed with blood cancer just over a year ago, and the only treatment doctors offered me was chemotherapy. Although I'm a believer in modern medicine, chemo just wasn't for me, so I decided to alter my diet dramatically and give my body the tools it needed to overcome my cancer. I spent that year researching which balance of fruits, vegetables, spices, grains, and proteins would help me fight off the cancer. It turned out to be a lot of work to prepare all that food for myself, and when I met Rose and Adam of Bite Me Kitchen, life suddenly got easier! I am a Martial Artist, a Mom, a Wife, and a Sports Therapist who works full time with athletes of all levels from novice to professional and Olympic, so there isn't always time to prep, cook, and pack my own lunch.  Bite Me Kitchen has a fantastic formula of organic, plant-based nutrition packed with well-balanced proteins, and I can't begin to tell you how important that is to me. They cater to my vegan lifestyle, and are super creative when crafting their meals! It's a blessing to be able to order fresh organic, vegan meals like this, and it leaves you no excuse to eat unhealthy! Today I am cancer-free with no chemotherapy, and I believe I owe that to my commitment to a plant-based diet. My favorite is BMK's Baja Quinoa Soup!"

Steph Shafer
Cancer Survivor
Sports Therapist