Earlier this year you might have seen me on Instagram, hunkered down with my headphones and snazzy thunderbolt socks, conducting interviews for a big project I had in the works. That project—the Healing Cancer World Summit—has now concluded, but you can still join the waitlist for the next summit (and get a free gift while you’re at it). Sign up here!
The Summit included some of the leading wellness experts, mind-body practitioners, integrative MDs and oncologists in the world—all of whom I hand-picked and interviewed myself. And let me tell ya, I learned a lot! Not only about cancer and how I can take my own healing practice up a notch, but also about prevention.
I’m passionate about helping cancer patients heal and about prevention, and I think you are, too. That’s why you’re gonna love today’s interview. It’s packed with incredible information!
But before we dive in, I want to share something very personal with you. Hay House has been asking me to lead this Summit for years and until recently I’d always turned them down. Why? I guess because I live with cancer, I just didn’t really want to spend an entire year of my life talking about it. But then everything changed when one of my very close family members was diagnosed with an aggressive cancer that turned our world upside down.
I haven’t talked about this publicly yet, but I will. Anyway, this person who I love dearly is now in remission and doing better each day—thank God! And our experience is what helped me realize that I had to do the Summit. Because what my family and I learned years before as a result of my own diagnosis is part of the reason we were able to make a powerful healing gameplan so quickly. And because I have access to some of the leading minds in integrative medicine, it would actually be a disservice not to share.
Which brings me to today’s interview. Chris Wark is one of the inspiring speakers in the Summit and if you haven’t heard his story and advice, you’re in for something special and important. And yes, we wear matching outfits and have a lot of fun, too. Humor heals, after all.
Two days before Christmas, when Chris was just 26 years old, he was diagnosed with Stage 3 colon cancer. He immediately had surgery to remove a golf ball-sized tumor and a third of his colon. But after surgery, instead of the traditional chemotherapy, Chris decided to radically change his diet and lifestyle in order to promote health and healing in his body.
Chris is still cancer-free today and he’s here to share the strategies he used to help heal. These strategies include radical diet (hello plants!) and lifestyle changes, a healing mindset, and mental, emotional, and spiritual healing, as well as advanced integrative therapies.
Just a heads-up that this is a long interview. And in the age of social media and sound bites, it’s easy to want to rush through content. But this is a full meal, so I encourage you to make time to watch it, because it’s packed with crucial tips that you or someone you love may need.
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Here’s something to keep in mind: There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to healing. Even though I wasn’t a candidate for treatment because of the type of cancer I have (my disease is slow-growing and stable, plus there really aren’t any treatment or surgery options for me), and Chris had surgery but decided against the recommended chemotherapy—that doesn’t mean that I’m suggesting that patients use only natural therapies. I’m a proponent of whatever works for YOU, and whatever it takes to heal. In fact, in many cases a well-guided combined approach (conventional and integrative) may be the best way to stack the odds in a patient’s favor.
Above all, remember this, you can’t outsource your health to anyone! You are the CEO of your well-being. And as the CEO, you need to run the show and build the best healing team to support you as you get busy living life like you mean it.
I hope this interview inspires you to create your own wellness revolution. Whether you have cancer or not, Chris’s remarkable journey and wisdom hold healing gems for all of us.
Chris was also one of my amazing guests for the first-ever Healing Cancer World Summit. And while this year’s summit has now concluded, you can join the waitlist to be the first to know about the next summit! You’ll also get a free audio lesson from one of the most popular summit sessions, What You Need to Eat to Beat Cancer with Lizabeth Gold, M.S., R.D.N.