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Building a Healthier World, Together

 

When I was a young girl, I remember watching my parents and grandparents suffer from countless health issues. Rather than taking any proactive or preventative measures, it seemed like everyone around me simply accepted their fates as handed to them. The words of minimally involved doctors were prophecies, and hereditary trends were “inevitables” they felt couldn’t be avoided.

I knew I wanted my life to be different. I wanted to live a long, healthy and vibrant life. So, as a young adult, I took up running. I adopted a diet that I thought was pretty “clean”. And like most people in their teens and 20s and 30s, I felt confident that this was enough to make me invincible.

And then, in late 2019, I was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer.

Breast cancer didn’t run in my family. There was no explanation. I was stunned!

Paula Weigel – Breast Cancer Survivor
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Although I thought I’d never subject my body to chemo, my tumor was so large that I was compelled to pursue conventional cancer treatment (i.e. chemotherapy and surgery) to remove it from my breast.

That entire period was intense. At one point, I thought I would literally die due to blackouts & seizures. Doctors thought the cancer had metastasized to my brain.

Slowly, though, with the help of a strong support network, an excellent nutrition coach, and a dream team cancer-care group, I came out of that season relatively unscathed.

In the weeks and months following the diagnosis, I realized my life needed to radically change. I needed to overhaul my diet, strengthen my immune system with better food, eliminate the high stressors, and create a nourishing environment – mind-body-spirit – where my body could truly thrive. I needed to create an environment inhospitable to cancer.

Upon extensive research and reading, and finding hope through many cancer survivor stories who took less-traveled paths through cancer treatment, I chose portions of conventional cancer treatment coupled with alternative methods. I rejected the recommended radiation and hormone blockers, two modalities part of the standard care for breast cancer. This was an important decision – one that puts you against medical conventions – but it was the right path for me.

Today, more than two years out from chemo and surgery, I am proud to say there is no remaining evidence of disease. And I plan to keep it this way for decades. My journey toward optimal health will never end. I feel better than I have in years. And I’m committed to sharing what I’ve learned with others.

That’s why I was recently thrilled to work with my good friend Wally on bootstrapping the redesign of his health coaching website Wellness with Wally and co-producing his first online coaching program Weight Loss to Wellness in 7 Practical Steps. This course provides basic, foundational principles for health & wellness.

It’s why I love working with companies who share my commitment to building a healthier world –one person, one company, one challenge at a time.

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