The reality of food prep is it can be accomplished without too much difficulty. It just takes some planning and a few hours a week from start to finish.
Support Your Mind and Body Through Cancer Treatment and Beyond Using Essential Oils By Carol Lindsey Baker Only those who have been diagnosed with cancer know what it feels like. Statistics show that ONE in every TWO men and ONE in every THREE women will likely experience cancer in some form by age 85. If […]
The 2nd annual Sherry Strong Spin-Along took place in Mooresville over the weekend.
This dish is an easy way to infuse your body with nutrients without spending all evening in the kitchen. Sherry is a huge fan of this healthy hash, especially during treatment when taste buds can take a hit. Be good to yourself and pledge to try even a few bites. If you’re going through treatment, […]
Sharon Kim gets that no one ever plans to have cancer, but after watching her mother succumb to sarcoma cancer in 2014, she took on a major life mission: Help people plan to beat cancer. She created CanPlan, a planner to help patients and caregivers fight cancer day by day. But the fire in her […]
We want to thank the more than 1,000 employees at Auto-Owners Insurance who rallied together and, along with a match from the company, donated $75,000 to the Martin Truex Jr. Foundation.
It’s totally natural to hear “cancer” and immediately want to search the Internet for every possible piece of information! But trust me, that can be so damaging to your mindset at a time when you really need to focus on yourself!
The dressing helps as a digestive aid, and the balsamic vinegar adds a bit of sweetness without adding sugar and a nice acidity to balance out the tomatoes.
This crunchy, sweet and sour salad lends a healthy dose of vitamin C, folic acid and phytonutrients to your system.
Life is stressful enough, but going through a cancer diagnosis and treatment takes stress to the ultimate level. I want to teach you simple, nontoxic ways to ease your stress and focus on your life.
Let’s talk a little bit about the second stage of cancer survivorship. Sherry describes her first steps into stage 2 as terrifying.
Tomatoes are a high-antioxidant food and one of the best sources of the phytonutrient lycopene, which enhances immunity, plus these antioxidants have been proven to fight different forms of cancer.
Whether you’re 35 or 55, surgery to rid your body of cancer can launch you right into menopause.
Turmeric fights inflammation and is considered a cancer-fighting ingredient.
Sherry and I made this for you during a recent SherryStrong Facebook Live segment.
What exactly are essential oils? These powerful plant extracts have been used for thousands of years for their health, cosmetic and emotionally uplifting properties.
When I tell people I had ovarian cancer, a typical response is, “Wow, that must have been so scary!”
The word “cancer” might prompt anyone to run screaming out the door. When Heather Hawkins was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2007, she found herself following that impulse a bit more strategically.
These two recipes include raw ingredients with powerful antioxidant properties to help support a strong immune system. Jicama Citrus Salad and Vegetable Hummus Collard Wraps.
You’ve all heard of the 12 Days of Christmas, right? Well, on the heels of the holidays, the SherryStrong team got together to brainstorm SherryStrong’s 6 Goals of 2017!
We wanted to create teal boxes filled with some of my favorite goodies that I received during treatment, for women fighting cancer!
Most of us kick off the new year with the best of intentions to do better: eat better, live better, be better.
Eating healthy food on the road can be hard, but my tips will make it easier!
Sherry’s beloved yogi Gracie Jane understands the extra need for relaxation at this time of year.
Walnuts are considered a super food, and this recipe is super easy! A winning combination in my (cook)book!
I wanted to put together 20 of my favorites just in time for the holidays. I’d love to know what you think – and what inspirational or thoughtful gifts I’m missing on the list.
The holidays can be such a swirl of emotions, taking us all back to our childhoods. But getting through the holidays while going through cancer treatment?
Whether you’re raising a glass in gratitude or preparing to toast the new year, I wanted to share some delicious, simple and special recipes that are some of my favorites.
Today, let’s talk about gratitude. I worked hard to make sure this post would give you practical, easy ways to practice gratitude, and I’m also going to explain why it matters.
You may have already tried a form of meditation called “mantram” repetition – and if it sounds fascinating, you may be eligible to participate in a study about it!
I cannot count the number of times someone has asked me what supplements I take. This is a tough question to answer.
If your loved one has been diagnosed with cancer, you’re probably experiencing a range of stages of grief. After all, cancer sucks and isn’t fair.
We hosted our first “Southern Setting” Farm to Table fundraiser for MTJ Foundation and SherryStrong on Sunday evening, Oct. 9. It was honestly one of the most amazing events we’ve ever done.
Women have more access than ever to preventative services and treatment options through their health insurance.
Whether you’re fighting a cancer diagnosis or just trying to juggle life, these days it feels like everyone is rushing faster, trying to go farther and falling victim to mental and physical fatigue. But help exists!
Please join the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance (OCRFA) and SherryStrong in asking Congress to pass oral chemotherapy parity legislation today.
The medical industry has known for years that relaxation training and guided imagery can help a patient get through chemotherapy with less anxiety and nausea.
Does journaling about cancer conjure up images of a Bridget Jones Diary entry run amok?
Just one cup will fill you up with nutritional goodness and keep you fueled for hours.
Raw, Vegan (and super tasty!) Beet and Carrot Salad
This post is for anyone with girl parts. Whatever you want to call them, if you’ve got them, you need to read this.
Much of my website focuses on integrative medicine, and I want readers to understand why. Without a doubt, traditional medicine saved my life. But complementary medicine strengthened me through treatment and has become my way of giving myself the best shot at staying healthy even if a recurrence happens. But what is integrative medicine, anyway? […]
Jen Jentz believes in what I am trying to accomplish in raising awareness about women’s health and has agreed to periodically contribute her amazing recipes to our website.
Lisa Ferrand is a breast cancer survivor who used cold cap therapy (CCT) to successfully decrease hair loss during chemotherapy.
Dr. Bailey-Dorton cited a study that found cold-cap therapy is an effective and well-tolerated method to prevent hair loss in women with breast cancer receiving various chemotherapy regimens.
I wanted to find out the best ways for you to keep your hair as healthy and strong for as long as possible -- so I went to an expert.
Attending this year’s Ovarian Cancer National Conference
Sherry wants to make the most of every meal in her ongoing fight against cancer, so I work hard to develop recipes that include top cancer-fighting ingredients.
Here’s another round of ideas to try several months down the road, when the realities and hardships of cancer treatment really have kicked in.
If you’re anything like me, you went from the doctor’s office to Dr. Google. Or maybe you even started to Google ovarian cancer on your phone while you were still in the office. If I could go back, that’s the one thing I wouldn’t have done right away. I immediately searched Stage 3 ovarian cancer […]
So many stories of diagnosis come down to a woman’s diligence in advocating for her own health and refusing to give up.
For this recipe, I chose radishes because they aid in digetstin and are at their peak of freshness in spring and early summer.
When my pilates instructor, Katie, heard me say I was developing neuropathy from my chemo cocktail, she immediately said, “You have to go see my acupuncturist, Tina! She will change your life!”
So, I’m glad you’re here, because we have lots to talk about! I’ve spent several years thinking about all the things I’d like to change about cancer -- and all the information EVERY woman should have to help her FIGHT cancer. We’re going to talk about the hard stuff. The treatments. The emotional havoc. It's going to be awesome!
Let’s be honest, cancer doesn’t discriminate. It doesn’t care if you’re nice or rude or rich or poor. It doesn’t care how many people will watch you go through treatment and want public updates on your mindset or CA-125 levels. Martin and I were very careful in the days immediately after my diagnosis because we […]
Yoga and Pilates each provide unique and soul-restoring methods of strengthening mind, body and spirit – benefits for anyone fighting a health issue. When I discovered Pilates, I’d had three lower-back surgeries and years of chronic sciatica and lower-back pain. I’ve never felt healthier than during the two years I trained with Pilates teacher Brooke […]
Once you have an ovarian cancer diagnosis, you may feel overwhelmed, wondering what questions you should be asking next. A major resource for me after my diagnosis was Inspire.com. I could log in anytime and it allowed me to choose what I wanted to search and hear stories from other women that had been where […]
I’ve always been a healthy eater, but my cancer diagnosis pushed me to bring it to a whole new level I never dreamed about. My mantra each morning is, “Rise and Blend,” There’s a ton of controversy on the difference between juicing and blending, so here’s my take in a shortened version. Blending is a […]
Instructions: Use a blender! Super easy! Toss in: 1 cup spinach Handful of kale 1 avocado or banana 1 cucumber 1/2 cup frozen cranberries 1/4 cup blackberries Ginger root (size of thumb) 1/2 cup almond milk (unsweetened) 1/4 cup coconut water Blend to desired consistency and enjoy!
by Sherry Pollex I was diagnosed with stage three ovarian cancer at the young age of 35. After researching my disease online (something I don’t recommend now), I realized there are very few support groups for young women with my type of cancer — or really for young people with any type of cancer. But […]
This recipe includes some of my favorite cancer-fighting ingredients: 1 cup spinach 1/2 avocado (or you can use a banana) 1/2 cucumber 1/2 cup blueberries 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds 1/2 cup almond milk 1/4 cup coconut water 1 teaspoon chia seeds 1 teaspoon hemp seeds 1 scoop vegan protein powder Blend to desired consistency, sprinkle cinnamon […]
Advocacy for ovarian cancer is a powerful tool that the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance (OCRFA) has been committed to since 1997. Advocacy helps to ensure that ovarian cancer patients have access to the care and treatments they need. It also has helped to secure more than $2.2 billion in federal funding for ovarian cancer […]
Everyone deals with crisis differently, and hearing “cancer” is an immediate crisis. As a loved one, you want to rush to their side, hold their hand and tell them everything is going to be fine. But not everyone wants to hear that – and not everyone even wants company when they’re coping. So, what can […]
Maybe you thought you had stress in your life. Then you or your loved one was diagnosed with ovarian cancer — or any type of cancer for that matter — and you realized how much you really wanted that “old stress” back.
A cancer diagnosis is like a grenade exploding at the center of a person’s life. Emotional shrapnel hits everyone within your circle, and while some people turn and run from the crisis, others run toward it, wishing against time that they could have jumped on the grenade themselves. Jill didn’t have to sprint to be by her […]
So, you’ve got a pelvic mass and you’ve probably Googled “pelvic mass.” My best advice is this: Get off the internet and start talking to your doctor.
So let’s talk about hair and the endless choices available if you begin to lose your hair during treatment. I called on my personal hair-stylist CJ to help you guys with hair loss!
Going through chemo is tough on your body. There are days when you’ll feel like eating and days you’ll barely be able to get a smoothie down.
From the nutrients I put inside my body to lotions I put on my body, I want to know exactly what ingredients affect my health – and I’m not alone.
One of the first people my nurse at the hospital put me in touch with was a young survivor by the name of Shannon Routh. Shannon is a six-year Clear Cell survivor and has devoted her life to helping other women with this disease. I love this woman.
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