Howard Stern’s longtime co-host Robin Quivers is all over the headlines this week after going public with her battle against what was though to be terminal cancer and sharing how she beat that cancer in large part by converting to a vegan diet.
There’s an excellent story on Quivers’ cancer victory, her vegan diet and her wondereful-sounding new cookbook, “The Vegucation of Robin“, on the LATimes website today and it’s such an uplifting and encouraging story of strength and the power of clean eating, especially eating a plant-based diet.
Last year, Quivers had surgery to remove a tumor from her pelvic and underwent chemotherapy to treat a large tumor on her bladder.
The prognosis was not good. But her doctors are now declaring her cancer-free and she gives vegan eating much of the credit for that miracle.
Her new cookbook was actually written before she found out she had cancer. As Quivers relates, the book chronicles her journey from unhealthy eating and poor health to a life of clean eating and veganism. I like how transparent and real she is about making that transition. As the LATimes reports,
I was adrift,” she recalled feeling after she made the commitment to veganism, and a slight pang of panic: “Okay, what vegetables are there?”
But transition she did and her new cookbook shares 90 of the recipes that she says have helped turn her life around and may even have saved her life.
The cookbook sounds wonderful and looks beautiful and there are several recipes listed that I’d like to try.
But more importantly, I think this book is a great way for Quivers to celebrate her gift of survival and perhaps help others to turn their diets around before they have a serious health crisis.
The power of nutrition is just now being praised by mainstream media and the medical world. Stories like Robin’s and books like this one can only help to inspire and “vegucate” many others who, like Robin, were raised on an unhealthy, “typical” American diet.
I’m thrilled for her and her victory over cancer!