(CBS News) – What, if anything, can we do in our own personal lives to possibly hold cancer at bay? Martha Teichner has some food for thought:
Chef Eric Levine’s “Eureka!” moment about healthy food came with his fifth cancer. Yes, he’s beaten cancer five times.
That moment came on the best and worst day of his life. Hours after chemotherapy and radiation, barely able even to stand up, he competed on the Food Network show, “Chopped.”
“In the middle of it, I had that, like, moment of clarity where I thought, ‘You know what? I could win this competition, and I could beat cancer,’” he told Teichner.
He did win. But his doctor told him, change the way you eat — or die. So far he’s lost 65 pounds.
“So the relationship of food to health and wellness, it’s massive. I didn’t get it,” he said.
Now he wants everybody to get it. He sneaks healthy dishes like a stuffed acorn squash onto the menu at his N.J. restaurant.
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