Natasha Grindley is a 37 year old mom, who managed to change her life by continuing her chemotherapy and changing her diet.
“Doctors were surprised to see me alive after two weeks. They doubted my chances, but me and my husband surfed the web for a cure all day and night and found an alternative therapy that worked,” says Natasha.
Natasha began researching food benefits after being diagnosed with stomach cancer. She also goes to chemo and eats lots of fruits before it to control her blood pressure. Unfortunately the cancer is not yet gone, but her condition has improved greatly. “My diet before the disease was awful – I drank a lot of alcohol and ate fast food often. I didn’t think that it was harming my body until I was diagnosed with stomach cancer. Now I’m a completely different person. Once you fall down to the ground and get your health back, you realize how strong you are” says Natasha.
Deliciously Ella is a healthy food advocate and popular chef and became close friends with Natasha who received nutritional advices and support from her. As a result the got a nutritionist degree. “I am obsessed with nutrition – anyone would do the same if it was a question of life and death” says Natasha.
She explains that her children used to be “sugar addicts”. “I had to eliminate their need for sugar, and now the whole family’s involved. It all started as a project for my treatment, but now my family and friends have learned a lot about proper nutrition. I feel more positive now and I’m continuing what I’ve started. My body is slowly healing itself and I’m feeling the changes” says Natasha. Natasha’s approach to her illness was approved even by her doctors at the Clatterbridge cancer center.
“In cases similar to Natasha’s, there are a limited number of treatments that can be followed. Sometimes the choices are not easy, and the patient should be completely informed on the best choices he has. Natasha’s treatment is currently underway, and she continues to take a positive and proactive approach to it” says Dr. Sripadam who’s a consultant at the oncology clinic.
The following are Natasha’s recipes:
A great vitamin C juice for strength
- 6 carrots
- 2 oranges
- ½ a teaspoon of turmeric
- 1 teaspoon of ginger
- 1 lemon
In a blender, mix all of the ingredients and drink the juice each morning.
2 TYPE OF VEGETABLES SOUP
- 10 cherry tomatoes
- 8 tomatoes (for the salad)
- 2 beefsteak tomatoes
- 1 onion
- 2 garlic cloves Olive oil
- 2 rosemary sprigs
- 1 kg. of vegetable mix
In a pan with olive oil add chopped onions, garlic and rosemary springs and put it in the oven and bake them for 30minutes on 180 C. Take the pan out and put everything in a blender and heat it again .
Spicy Singapore noodles
- 1 red paprika
- 1 green paprika
- 1 yellow paprika
- 1 Onion
- 1 garlic clove
- ½ a tablespoon of fresh ginger (grated)
- 1 red chili pepper
- ½ a tablespoon of smoked paprika
- ½ a tablespoon of saffron 160 gr. of soba (buckwheat noodles)
- 8 tablespoons of olive oil
- 3 tablespoons of than
- 1 tablespoon of manuka honey
- lemon juice (from one lemon)
- 1-tablespoon of cayenne pepper powder
- 20 gr. of Indian nuts
- Sesame seeds
- Chopped parsley
Fry chopped paprika, onion, garlic, chili, saffron and smoked paprika in a pan with olive oil for 3 minutes while the noodles are cooking. Make a sauce from olive oil, manuka honey, tahn, lemon juice and cayenne pepper. When everything is done mix all the ingredients in the frying pan and cook for a few more minutes. Serve with carrots, sesame seeds, Indian nuts and parsley.