While cancer is certainly no laughing matter, in 100 Perks of Having Cancer: Plus 100 Health Tips for Surviving It, cancer survivors Florence Strang and Susan Gonzalez set out to remind readers that no matter how bad one's life circumstances may be, there are always reasons to smile and steps that can be taken to improve one's health, outlook, and prognosis.
Chock-full of healthy-living tips to promote healing of the body as well as perks to guide readers on healing the mind and soul, 100 Perks of Having Cancer is the perfect resource for anyone wanting to live healthier and happier. Whether the reader is currently battling cancer, is a cancer survivor, or is trying to avoid cancer, he or she will find applicable ideas and advice delivered in a friendly, relatable manner. Offering a plethora of hope and support, Strang and Gonzalez help readers approach cancer proactively and with survival in mind.
From the Authors:
As two different authors, Florence and Susan, we didn't know one another until Florence got the idea to ask Susan to write a book with her. It didn't matter that we lived in two different countries! So, through the magic of skype and e-mails, we put together this "Cancer Survivorship Manual"....a "Cancer Rehab" of sorts. The perks and health tips are written in such a way that you don't have to read this book cover to cover. You can skip around, or, as some have chosen to do, open the book to a certain perk and tip for the day and trust that you will be given what you need. You will find yourself coming back to this book day after day to read more uplifting perks and gain more healthy knowledge.
We write in a fun and lighthearted way that makes this book a pleasure to read. But it is also filled with hundreds of serious cancer fighting health ideas, recipes, and lifestyle changes you can make very simply, to reduce your risk of cancer.
As health professionals we are continuing our lifelong mission to bring health and happiness to everyone and as cancer survivors ourselves, this is just what we are doing!
Susan Gonzalez, RN, BSN, was born in New York and has been and has been helping people get healthy for over 25 years. When she was diagnosed with cancer in 2005 she turned her attention to educating people on how to reduce their risk of cancer using a holistic approach. She earned her plant-based nutrition certification from Cornell University and is the creator of MOON Organics, LLC, a 100% natural skincare company that uses only what nature provides. Her award winning blog "The Savvy Sister", has approx 1 million hits and is entertaining but also teaches people simple "do-able" ways they can reduce their risk of disease while living a happy life. She currently lives in Atlanta Georgia with her husband and two daughters.
Florence Strang, B.A., B.Ed., M.Ed, is a Registered Psychologist with 22 years of experience in the areas of Educational Psychology and School Counselling. Florence is the single mom to three great kids, an autism mom, an avid gardener, and a cancer survivor. She attributes her recovery from stage 3 breast cancer to a holistic approach to healing. Not only did Florence embrace traditional medical interventions, such as surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy, she also addressed healing at the levels of mind and spirit. Daily meditation, prayer, visualizations, and forgiveness exercises, all played a key role in her survival plan. Florence's story of battling cancer with an unwavering faith and an unbeatable positive attitude is told in Woman's World Magazine © April 2012, and Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Positive ©2012. She is an award winning blogger and the author of the newly released book 100 Perks of Having Cancer Plus 100 Health Tips for Surviving It (Basic Health Publications, California).
Who says healing from cancer can't inspire humor and newfound health? In 100 Perks of Having Cancer, Strang and Gonzalez offer a creative combination of healthful tips and witty humor that provides priceless support and encouragement.
- Julieanna Hever, MS, RD, CPT, author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition
As a survivor of metastatic breast cancer, I know you need to go after this disease from every angle. That's what 100 Perks of Having Cancer does - in an engaging and uplifting way.... I'd highly recommend it to anyone who wants to take a proactive approach to kicking cancer's butt.
- Tam Boehmer, author of From Incurable to Incredible: Cancer Survivor Who Beat the Odds and the blog MiracleSurvivors.com