Cathy Biase is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Cancer Coach who is dedicated to helping people understand the power that lies at the end of their fork. A breast cancer survivor herself, Cathy specializes in the functional application of nutrition for root cause health improvement for chronic disease, with a particular focus on cancer care.
Through TV, speaking engagements and working one-on-one, Cathy educates people on topics such as nutritional support for cancer patients, managing side effects of allopathic cancer care, the Microbiome and its links to health, immune support, improving gut health and cancer
Quote - “I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.” ― Carl Gustav Jung
Cathy has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto with a major in Psychology. She is a graduate of the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition and is a Certified Professional Cancer Coach. She is also currently the host of The Health Hub, a radio talk show and podcast covering various aspects of Integrative Health.
Vinnie Tortorich of Fitness Confidential at vinnietortorich.com
00:30 - Introduction
05:55 - So I am not a doctor. I stay within my scope. I work on lifestyle and nutrition pieces, especially within the cancer realm. These pieces are not often seen in a medical allopathic protocol. So this is a huge piece that gives cancer patients ownership of a part of their protocol. If you've been through cancer and you've been through any disease, it sort of takes over your life. You are inundated with tests and results, you're pulled into a medical system and you can feel like you've lost control. So the integrative piece allows a person to work with their lifestyle with their nutrition, working in things like circadian rhythm and the microbiome and things like this to really impact their overall health. It's far beyond just nutrition.
11:35 - With the coming of the understanding of the microbiome, in my opinion, since we're going down this path, there is a necessary avenue now for the medical profession to have to open up the idea of the impact of food and the impact of sleep. Not that they don't value those things, but the impact that it has on the microbiome is becoming more important. Now the camaraderie that we're seeing with so many diseases is improving too. Hopefully, the handshaking will be a little bit better as we move forward because we do need each other.
10:00 - Some people are happy to get rid of symptomology. So we are educating people and some people won't feel comfortable going that way or talking to doctors, which is fine, too. But, you know, for those who really want to get deeper into their own health and really be the captain of their own ship, this is the way to go.
20:00 - So I have four kids and I think within 10 seconds, I had gone through how they would be without me. I just wish I hadn't done that, it took me a couple of weeks to turn it around. I'm going to put my head down, I'm going to do the best I can and that's what I did. So a year later, I was finished and what I saw, you know, I had to line up for my appointments, I had to line up to check-in, I had to line up for everything. This was all in a line of cancer patients.
25:00 - Was this one of the biggest inspirations behind you becoming a cancer coach? Yeah, I fought it too. I didn't think I wanted to go back when I was going through nutrition, I kind of went back and forth if I wanted to do it. So many things just aligned that I thought you know, this is where I'm supposed to be going with this.
35:00 - I think that's the inspiration behind us doing all of this. This isn't about me patting myself or you on the back. It's about the fact that I'm trying to get the listeners to understand that we didn't plan any of this. None of it. Now we can actually pass on the knowledge that we are acquiring along the way.
40:00 - When you're in the throes of a very harsh disease, there's a lot of complication going on. So it's one of the things that I do, I think when it's dealing with cancer patients, I think probably the thing that I bring most to the table for them is an understanding. A true understanding of being on that side of the field. So I know their fear. I know what's going on and I can relate. They're not just talking to someone who's been educated and I've been educated on their level.
46:30 - I went from one family doctor that never tested anything and was all symptomatology, to a family doctor that has tested everything. I've had cancer so I'm always focused and they're always hyper-vigilant with me.
51:35 - Final Words
A little life lesson, some final words here, are to help somebody else. Use your strengths, use what you can to help your fellow human. If we all did that, and we all reached out, then all of our messages will land on the radiators. It's so important. I go to sleep every night with a clean conscience and be I am happy knowing that I'm trying my best. It's not gonna hit everybody the same way. Some people don't like the message and that's okay. I think that we just need to be ourselves, you be you, everybody does their own thing. So as long as you're doing it with the true heart and you're going in the right direction, and it's good for your health, then we are all doing the right thing.
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