As she described on a recent Dr. Oz episode, Quivers realized back in 2001 that she needed to take control of her health, with obesity, diabetes and heart disease almost certainly in her future. With these diseases running in her family and being over 80 pounds overweight, Robin turned to aplant-based diet at that time to change her life and improve her prospects for health. Her previous diet, high in fat, high in sugar, high in cholesterol and highly addictive, was dooming her to a fate that many Americans can relate to. Not only did she lose 80 pounds, but she said that, “…my plant-based diet was helping my body heal. I couldn’t believe the difference I saw. I’d never had such a dramatic shift in my health….I no longer had to rearrange my entire life around being sick.”
At 49, she was experiencing such aches, pains and exhaustion that even simply getting dressed was a “full body workout. “Gradually you realize you are not functioning at your normal level, and then you realize you’re not functioning at a level anyone considers normal,” she says of those bad old days before she discovered the power of juice, she told the New York Daily News.“I had to have rest periods between the shower and getting on the pantyhose.” While contemplating what she would have done on 9/11 had she been trapped and having to walk down hundreds of stairs, she realized, “I would not have been able to save my own life.”
She credits becoming a dedicated vegan and healthy juicing, with the guidance of doctors and nutritional experts, to shedding 80 pounds and keeping it off. At age 58, in the year 2010, she proudly ran the New York City Marathon. She told People magazine then that after switching to a vegan diet, “My life totally changed and now I have this amazing amount of energy.” In her previous unhealthy lifestyle, she was so out of shape that she could “barely walk two city blocks."
Ironically, the humorously-penned book, “The Vegucation of Robin: How Real Food Saved My Life,” was photographed and written before the diagnosis of endometrial cancer was made.
Read more of the fascinating journey Robin Quivers embarked on, her interview with Dr. Oz and all about her book at:http://veganamericanprincess.com/robin-quivers-vegan-cancer-survivor-author-of-the-vegucation-of-rob...
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