Mari Beth Nicastro was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2017. As a person who had always been interested in natural healing, she did extensive research and opted out of conventional treatment. She decided to take control of her own health and made diet and lifestyle changes. Today she is cancer free.
With the eagerness to heal her own body, she realized her passion for guiding others to support and heal themselves through holistic health practices. She received nutrition training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and Certification for Holistic Cancer Coaching at The Center for Advancement in Cancer education.
Listen to this podcast and learn about Mari Beth’s philosophies and what worked to help her become cancer free.
Becoming Disease Free Involves a Lifestyle Change
1:18 I thought I was living a healthy lifestyle, but in 2017 I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I did a ton of research and I found out it’s not just what you eat. It encompasses a whole lifestyle change.
2:12 I hired a health coach myself and she got me through. It was a hard decision, but I opted out of conventional treatment and made lifestyle nutrition changes and now I’m cancer free.
3:20 I wished I could help people with all the knowledge I had, especially cancer patients, because every cancer journey is so unique.
How Beat Cancer’s Holistic Cancer Coaching Course Helped Her To Heal Herself and Others
5:53 I had genetic testing done but it wasn’t for me. It threw me off. They just test you and tell you you have this gene and that gene. But a lot of people that have breast cancer don’t have that gene. I’m one of them. We all have mutated genes but it’s the way they were expressed that we have control over. A lot of it is about stress. I had stress and did not manage it well. It’s a whole lifestyle change needed.
7:39 You can’t just eat whole foods and expect to be disease-free. There’s a lot that goes with that that needs to happen.
Stress Relief, Nature, Taking Breaks, and Making Healthy Eating Changes
9:28 My favorite stress relief technique is being out in nature. I do a lot of hiking and that’s where I am at peace. My morning routine starts at 5:30. I write in my gratitude journal then I go outside and it’s my meditation time.
10:56 We are bombarded with light from TV, computers, phones, etc. My surgeon told me how that messes with your circadian rhythm.
12:45 My coworkers had been very stressed. We take a 15 minute walk in the morning and a 15 minute walk in the afternoon. You also get in touch with your spiritual side on a walk.
14:57 Cancer is not like it used to be. It’s not a death sentence anymore.
18:30 You need to recognize the root cause and fix it because you can’t keep going on the same way.
20:53 My lentil soup recipe on my website, https://beyondnutritionhealth.com/ is one of my favorites.
21:15 I’m a big believer in essential oils.
23:49 I try to teach my clients to crowd out your food instead of depriving yourself. I start with a huge salad with every vegetable you can imagine. Portion-wise that’s my main meal. Then I will have a little meat and/or maybe a little piece of sweet potato or quinoa.
24:40 So the only thing you have to cut out is processed foods and refined sugar.