People don’t realize how important a healthy lifestyle is until a health crisis comes along. Don’t wait for that to happen and start now. Eat the right food, move your body, sleep at night. These are all things you can do right now. To learn more about health, join your host, Rodney Flowers, and his guest, Cathy Biase. Cathy is a Holistic Nutritionist and Certified Professional Cancer Coach who specializes in the functional application of nutrition for health improvement in chronic disease. Listen in to learn why nutrition is key to living a healthy nutritional lifestyle. Cathy breaks down some tips and recommendations around health and longevity, emphasizing the importance of foundational health. Join this conversation to learn the ways to better take care of yourself before it’s too late.
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Don’t Wait For The Health Crisis: A Guide To A Holistically Healthy Lifestyle With Cathy Biase
I’m excited about our show. We are going to talk about holistic nutrition in this episode. I have Cathy Biase in the show with me. She is a Holistic Nutritionist and Certified Professional Cancer Coach. She received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto at St Michael’s College, majoring in Psychology. She is a graduate of the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition and received her Cancer Coaching Certification from the National Association of Professional Cancer Coaches. Cathy specializes in the functional application of nutrition for root cause health improvement in the area of chronic disease, with a focus on cancer care. Without further ado, let’s welcome, Cathy Biase, to show.
Thank you for having me, Rodney.
Thank you for being here. Cancer is a major topic. I think it’s the number one cause of death in America behind heart disease. In my opinion, it can be prevented if we have the right knowledge, have the right education, take the right protocols and behaviors towards preventing cancer. I’m very appreciative of you being on the show and being a holistic nutritionist because there are so many things that we can be doing to better our health but it requires education. It requires looking at whole foods and nutrition in a different light. I want to talk to you about some of the things that we can do, maybe selections that we need to make to live healthier.
Give people hope regarding their health and wellness as it relates to the foods that we eat because food is mass-produced and because it’s mass-produced, there are a lot of shortcuts that are taking place to keep up with the demand or to make a profit, whatever it is but it’s happening. I want to educate people on some of the things that are happening out there and give them hope about some areas that we can take to make better health decisions. I’m looking forward to this show with you. Let’s start with you. Let’s start with how are you and how are things going in your world.
I am good. We have been in lockdown here for all since November 2020 and I think it will be another few weeks before we can emerge. Just trying to keep me, my family and the people I’m working with, the mental health piece is big now. It has been a challenge so we can use food for that as well. All is good on my end. I have been using the opportunity to change my business more to an online platform as a lot of people and practitioners have had to do. I’m trying to pull out the positives in all of this and as I have said, I’ve got three kids around home. I’ve got a son that’s married. I’m trying to keep everything good in the house as well. Everything is going well, though.
I’m glad to hear that. I think we all are pivoting right now and some of us are repivoting and preparing for yet another pivot because that’s what this situation and experience are causing us to do. A lot of people are taking a look at not only mental health but health in general and how we are feeling because now we are staying inside. We are having to figure out moving and getting our physical activity. Some people are even looking at new ways of eating. A lot has changed. Our habits have changed. We are not in the same environment as we used to.
I look at it in a very positive light. I see the resiliency in people. The way smaller businesses and companies have had to change their business. It has opened up doors. Before, you get into that lane, you travel down that lane, life goes without a hiccup for the most part, and then you have something like this. It forces you to rethink and broaden out. That’s not necessarily a negative thing. There are lots of people who have suffered through this but there’s also that opportunity to grow that we would never have had if we weren’t put in this position. I try and frame it like that. Everyone is going to have their days where they are going crazy. You can only move from coach to coach and place to place and I have talked to my kids about this. I’m so impressed with the resiliency of people that I see.Just because life is changing, it doesn’t mean that it’s always going to be a negative outcome. Click To Tweet
There are a couple of things about what you said. Number one is a perception when you are in a certain experience. You can perceive it in a way it serves you or makes you feel bad. I love your outlook and your perception of the experiences that we are facing right now. I think that holds for a lot of things in life. Referring back to my accident, there were things that I didn’t even consider until after I’ve got hurt. A lot of times, when we are diagnosed with something, that’s when we start considering better choices but the opportunity to take a look at these things like the opportunity for us to use Zoom, for example, or connect with people in a digital platform that was available before COVID and the lockdown.
For some reason, we didn’t focus on that. We didn’t have the need. It wasn’t mandated or we weren’t in a position where that’s what we had to do to connect. Unfortunately, at times, it’s not until we are forced to do a thing that we do it. What I have learned over my life and even in this situation, is to stop at times and take a look at what could I be doing differently instead of waiting for that forcing function to happen. Now, I have to do it but it’s taking a look at some things that I can do to make life better. To be a better version of myself, to serve people, my team more, to be a better leader and all of those things because sometimes it takes a forcing function for us to open up our aperture to what is already available and that’s great.
I feel like that can be a good thing. I want to push the envelope a little further and encourage others and myself to open up the aperture to see what’s available on the day-to-day. What’s available that I’m not taking advantage of? You have probably seen this a lot in your field when someone is diagnosed with cancer and starts looking for ways to treat the disease, which is awesome. When something happens, you want to figure out how to bounce back. What procedures do I need to take? What behaviors do I need to implement to overcome it? I like to approach things in a manner of prevention. What can I do to not get into this space? What can I do to put myself in the most optimal position possible?
You and I both had health challenges. I had breast cancer many years ago. When you are faced with these challenges, you do have to make some decisions. Just because life is changing or you go off of that path that you have been on, it doesn’t mean that it’s always going to be a negative outcome. It’s allowed us to journey down a different road and not that I would wish upon anybody a diagnosis of cancer or a life-altering event for the negative but in my mind to be in those situations, we have to start clawing at things that we can do to get back control. To me, that’s one of the things when life takes a bit of a change like it’s done now or if you have some health issue, you feel you don’t have control.
That is a big piece that you have to relearn when you are dealing with something life-altering. Where is my control? Where do I find my place within this circumstance? That’s when you start asking those questions and that’s when you start opening up to maybe things that you hadn’t thought about before and that’s the opportunity for growth. That’s what I try and work with people who have been diagnosed. Now, we are still not in that headspace with a lot of chronic diseases, including cancer, where people are in a prevention mode.
Usually, prevention is the result of an incident, some health issue. It’s not foremost in a lot of people’s minds. People don’t wake up in the morning saying, “I want to live an anti-cancer life or I want to live a life where my heart will be healthy.” You don’t think that until you are put in that position but we can still live a life of health. When you talk about prevention, if we frame it in living a life of health, that’s a prevention lifestyle, whether you are naming that or not, it’s a way to live that will help us to be healthier for the majority of our life and that’s what we want. We don’t want longevity. We want healthy longevity.
I realize I have had a life-altering experience in my life and it does. Sometimes I think about, “30, 40 years after the accident, what is my life going to look like?” With that question, I try to create that vision and the life that I wanted. There are things that because of that vision I have incorporated into my life to support that vision. Innocence is a great practice and I do encourage that for folks and I get it. We are not in that frame of mind yet and not everyone has a life-altering experience that will cause them to think like that. I feel it’s my duty and responsibility to speak about it as someone who has had a life-altering experience.
Sharing your story is such a gift for people. You will never know who you have touched or you may get some feedback but you will never know how someone out there struggling may align with your story. I think it’s beautiful that you are out there telling it because I don’t think anybody is ever alone on their journey. It’s going to be unique to them but there’s always someone who has been down that road. I was talking about this with somebody that I know who asked me why I’m so open about what happened to me and I wasn’t at first. I went through a piece of embarrassment, a why me, but then I’ve got over that. As with you, sharing your story is a blessing for people and it gives them some level of comfort, whether you get direct feedback or not, I guarantee you are influencing people out there and helping them to make very good choices and giving them hope.
Let’s stop talking about cancer. I know that’s something that you specialize but I believe that energy flows where focus goes. I do want to talk about health, however, like what you mentioned, as a holistic coach, what are some of the recommendations that you have around health and longevity?
Health is a systemic thing. I know that I’m a nutritionist but the more I researched, the more I interview people, the more my eyes are wide opened and my brain has broadened to this understanding that its head-to-toe health. Nutrition is key and that’s my specialty but you have to bring on board other things to support your health. You can have an amazing diet but if you are under stress, if your microbiome is not in good shape, if you are not sleeping well or if you are not moving, all of these things are all pieces of the health puzzle and you need all of the pieces to have your optimum health. Continually learning what your body is speaking to you about, understanding symptomology and things that it’s saying to you. This is where I find I’m resting within the health space.
To me, if you can ask the right questions, you are so far ahead of the game. Getting people to understand that symptomology, there’s something else going on. We have to start connecting all of the pieces. I know we are talking about sleep and sleep hygiene but the more I read about it and the more I talk about circadian rhythm with people, all of these other things need to be foundational in our health for our nutrition to act optimally within us. Circadian rhythm is that 24-hour sleep-wake cycle. I have a lot of pieces of the puzzle. When we start talking about things like microbiome research, there are so many papers that have been written. Many research projects are out there about the microbiome in many varying and different aspects of health but the one thing that’s come through loud and clear is the health of the microbiome is dependent upon our lifestyle choices and what we choose to eat.
I think that anybody who is suffering either from chronic disease or someone who wants to get into that prevention space from any type of disease needs to understand that they are in control of a huge piece of their health. Environmental toxins and some genetic mutations are things that maybe we can’t eliminate completely but we can balance things out a lot more. Where I am finding my lane is educating people on putting all these pieces together and helping them to ask the right questions that they can extrapolate information for their best health.
What are some of those questions you mentioned?
What type of movement do I like? Am I working throughout the day optimally to make sure I’m balancing my circadian rhythm? Am I leaving my computer screens on too long? Am I stocking the pantry with the right things? If you dig down deep, what do I need? Where am I finding blockages? Where are my stressors in life? Am I stressed about what I eat or am I stressed about my job? If so, how can I alleviate those things? What are tools that I can implement where I’m struggling, whether it is the stress piece, whether it is trying to incorporate better food or it is getting into the habit of exercise? Should I start a journal? Should I be talking to a professional who knows how to get going in the area of training in a gym? Once people understand the main pieces of where health can come together, then we start digging into the areas where they are looking for more information.
For instance, an athlete may be in optimal shape but they are not sleeping well. What’s going on there? Are they eating enough? Are they getting enough nutrients in their body? I have been through this myself. I was running. As my running increased, I was thinking that I should be sleeping better and better, I wasn’t. I was not able to sleep at night. Running 15 kilometers, I was awake all night and I had to re-examine. What’s going on here? I need to be sleeping. I then started asking these questions. I’m training more. Maybe I need to eat more. These are the ways I want people to start thinking about their health. Some things have gone wrong, how do I look at them and fix them? Where do I get the information? If I can provide people with that and send them off, then to me, that’s the job that I’m here to do.People don’t want longevity. They want healthy longevity. Click To Tweet
What do you say to someone who feels that health is overwhelming? All of these things I need to think about and incorporate into my life become too much of a chore versus a pleasure. What is your response to that?
Usually, people are coming to see me for nutrition. That will be the first piece that they are looking to me for. I do a very detailed intake and we start talking. I don’t want to be adding more stress to somebody’s life. I want to be alleviating that stress. Within a piece of nutrition, someone comes in and says, “I need help. What am I supposed to do?” The way I practice, I’m not one for saying, “I want you to empty the pantry and I want you to stock it with this.” I’m more like, “Where do you see?” People know when they come to me, they know where they are weak in their health places. They want to be able to talk it through and some suggestions.
If I’ve got somebody who’s going to McDonald’s four times a day and they are drinking pop at each meal, maybe the first step is you want to replace one of those pops with water to see how you feel. The next week, maybe two pops. Maybe we eliminate pop and that’s the first thing that happens in the first two months that I’m working with them. Their body may start to feel better and see changes. Once you hook somebody with them starting to feel better, it snowballs. It’s easier to start implementing. I much rather add things than take them away. I think it’s a more positive outlook. Adding water would eliminate maybe some of the other fluids that aren’t so great. That’s a little piece of what I would do.
You have to meet people where they are and everybody is in a different space. It’s much easier to talk through and say, “Where do you want to be? What changes are you open to make? That to me is the dialogue I need to have because otherwise, people are just going to fall off the bandwagon. It will be too much. When you have lived a life of maybe not good nutrition and not knowing how to shop, you can’t change in a month. Integrative health and changing our whole health scope takes time and people have to understand that. That’s my approach and where I start with people, little steps. Nutrition itself is all about layering. If you have a sandwich, maybe you add a piece of lettuce or some hemp seeds. Getting people into that space, let’s help it up a little bit. Everything I do, let’s help it up. I walk. Maybe walk a little faster. It’s things like that and people will start to feel better and they crave more. Once we get it to the place where the body is craving more healthful things, then we have hit paydirt.
A big part of nutrition is a taste that has prevented a lot of people from taking that step towards a healthier diet because it just doesn’t taste good or this thing here is not so good for me. It tastes good, though. There’s that idea where you are like, “You only live once so you want to enjoy yourself. You want to enjoy your food.” I think a lot of people struggle with that. What advice do you have in that area?
It does taste good. It can be cost-efficient until you have a health crisis. That’s where all of a sudden it’s like, “Maybe I need to pull back.” Learning how to piece together a good meal is wonderful. It’s a talent. It’s not hard to do. You have to find the right recipes and you will start to create meals that taste good. I can’t make somebody change if they don’t want to change. There’s no point in someone dialoguing with me if they are not willing to change. I don’t run into people with who I can’t make inroads because it’s their choice to come to me. I’m not out-seeking people. It’s their choice to come to me. Habits are hard to change. We have to take a different perspective but once people have made that step that they want better health, there are always little inroads that we can make.
Do you feel it’s an identity issue when it comes to health and wellness? I find that people that have associated health with their identity like an athlete. Part of being an athlete is eating well but if you are not an athlete, you are professional, you are an entrepreneur, there are a lot of hustle and bustle that comes with that lifestyle. It’s always a struggle to try to find that balance. It’s not always available to make the right health decisions and I feel that’s how some people feel when it comes to being healthy but what role does identity play in health, in books, in your opinion?
Identity is a piece of the puzzle that it incorporates. It’s about you. What do you identify with? Again, it’s not until people start to identify with the fact that they are not as healthy as this person or they are struggling in certain areas. A lot of people aren’t in the prevention piece. We will go back to that if there’s a health crisis, they are not feeling well or they are not executing their job well, then they may start looking for a change. Health is a part of you. To me, it’s not even an identity thing. If you want to live well, you’ve got to be healthy. A lot of people have moved away from that. They don’t realize the value of their health until a push comes to shove. That can be a health crisis like I said earlier or that can be not able to perform in your chosen field.
Once people are starting to fall behind, if they are an executive and they can’t keep up and their brain isn’t clear, they start making changes. You are going to see a lot more health and wellness things that are coming into large corporations. There are new companies out there now that are working specifically with CEOs that are trying to incorporate this wellness piece because we are not talking about identity and work and we are not talking about the health of a person. When you broaden that out to corporations, we are talking about the health of a corporation. If their employees aren’t healthy and able to perform well, then the corporation will suffer. The amount of money that is geared towards health and when people get sick, the cost of productivity that is a piece that we can go right out of the mind space of the individual. Where we go on to the, “How much of weight this is on the economy when people aren’t well?
It has been an evolving thing. With the chronic disease being at the level that it’s at now, this has knee-jerk to people. Mental health days now are put into contracts and sick days. When you see all this coming, people are now starting to step back and go, “What is going on here?” If I’ve got people that are taking mental health days, why is that happening? As a CEO or as a businessman, that’s costing me money when my people can’t be here and perform to their optimal. Now you are starting to see corporations take on this health piece. I don’t know how it is in the States but here in Canada, we have things called flex dollars.
Now some benefits aren’t directly geared to the dentist or the chiropractor. Some insurance companies have developed things called flex dollars. The company is saying, “I don’t care where you spend these dollars but if it’s promoting your health, you can use them.” This is going now beyond just the individual. Chronic health issues and the real lack of health in our overall society are now hitting people’s pocketbooks and like a lot of things, it’s not until the money is being lost that we are going to see this move. Look to the corporations and look to the CEOs to be leaders in the next few years of how the health of a lot of their employees is going to be going.
What step should we start to take now, Cathy? For those that are reading, they want to take that step towards a healthier lifestyle. They want to be more productive. They want to be more of a contributor and serve but maybe they don’t know how to begin to start implementing those behaviors. What would you say to them?
I think most people know that an apple is better than a bucket of French fries. People need to start making the right choices. Nutrition doesn’t have to be difficult. I have my role here because people have gone away from their intuition and understanding what is good health. Stick to the outsides of the shopping center but people know what better food is versus worse. If you are looking for changes other than the things that you might not have thought about, are you getting enough of the right calories in your day? People don’t think about that a lot and this hearkens back to sleep. Proper sleep is important and you have to eat well to sleep well. We have some trends that are going on now like intermittent fasting and things like that.
People are very ready to jump on the bandwagon because of certain claims, but you’ve got to be very careful about things like that. One area of health that some people aren’t paying their best attention to is the quality of the calories that they are taking in. That’s a very big piece of the sleep puzzle. There are so many things that we can control. Start moving even when you are sitting. We sit far too much. We all know that but sitting alone is not the killer here. It’s the way we sit. When you are sitting, move around, we are losing a lot of our core strength because we are sitting. If you are sitting and you are moving around, sitting on something unbalanced like a ball so that you are firing those inner core muscles so that you are alleviating some of the sitting pieces. These are small changes we can make.
I talked to an expert in this field and I was a little bit taken aback by some of the things he said because I didn’t realize either. Standing is not the opposite of sitting. Don’t think that by standing, you are moving around. You need to move your body even when you are sitting. A lot of us, especially because we are at home all the time, we are sitting a lot. That’s another very easy piece of the puzzle that we can start initiating. Sitting and standing like the standup desk. The standup desks aren’t everything that they are cracked up to be. If you are moving, that’s fine but when you are standing, the blood will pull in your legs. You need to be moving around.
Those of us who are at computers like you and I are a lot, understand that moving while you are sitting, getting up, walking around is important. You can be eating well but if your blood is not circulating, those nutrients aren’t getting to the part of the body that they need to be. These are all little pieces. Make sure you get out every day. Make sure when you wake up, you look into the sunshine or you have a light if you are in darkness. You need to start balancing and getting the circadian rhythm balanced and on-point. These are all things that we can do every single day to help move our health forward. As I said, once you start doing that, the body will start wakening up to wanting to be healthier and it will lead you in the right direction.
Cathy, is there a set number of meals that we should eat in a day?
I don’t look at it that way. Generally speaking, and again, everyone is individualized. I like telling people to eat within a window. We eat too long in a day. Basically, for an average woman or an average man, we are talking about 1,500 to 2,000 calories, generally for an average size woman and maybe between 2,000 and 3,000 for a man but again it’s all very individualized. To me, if you are someone who’s suffering from diabetes, for instance, you cannot have just a few meals. You may need to eat little bits throughout the day but that doesn’t mean we need to eat as much as we do or as long as we do. At night time, our body wants to do different functions than it does during the day.An apple is better than a bucket of French fries. Click To Tweet
In the daytime, we want to be active and we want to be digesting our food. At night time, we want to be repairing and detoxifying. If you are eating too close to your bedtime, the body is going to digest first. You are messing up that system. I don’t believe in certain meals like breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks in between. I will work with people to see where it’s best. Again, it’s depending on where they are coming from. Some people need to get up and eat right away and that’s a blood sugar level so they need to do that but you don’t need to be eating all day. That’s how I approach working with people. Again, everyone is different. If I’m working with a cancer patient who hasn’t eaten in a couple of days, I’m not going to say don’t eat at 10:00 at night. Everything is modifiable but generally, we want to eat within an eating window of time aiming for the proper amount of good quality calories.
How important is drinking water?
It’s very important. You need to stay hydrated. Water does more than just hydrate you. It’s part of your communication system. It’s part of your detoxification system. We need to stay hydrated. You can do it with fruits. If you are drinking coffee, you need to balance that off too because coffee can be dehydrating. It’s very important to stay hydrated. Most people know that you can go without eating much longer than you can go without hydration. Also, hydration helps to cue our fullness feelings so oftentimes when we get a pang of hunger, look to see how much water we have had and if maybe that’s a piece of the puzzle too, it’s important for weight management. Hydration is extremely important.
I have also learned that headaches can be associating with dehydration. Stretching, you talked a lot about the importance of moving. I’m going to take that a little bit further. Talk about the stretching side of things and having that full range of motion. Especially if you are sitting at a desk or standing and you are doing that continuously every single day, your body tends to get stuck in that position if you will because that’s what it’s used to every single day. It takes you opening the hips, shoulders and chest up.
Moving around can help but more importantly, I think you need to spend some time stretching and focusing on that range of motion because when you say you need to move your body, I think you have to do different types of movements. You can walk every day but if you are walking every day and that’s all you are doing, your body is still used to that pattern of moving. It’s not doing other things that it’s capable of doing because we are not putting it in that position. What are your thoughts on that?
Stretching is a huge piece. It also helps with our alignment. If you are throwing a baseball and you are constantly using the right arm to throw your baseball, you are going to develop muscles on one side more than the other. Anything you do can misalign your body and stretching helps to release that. Also, stretching is very important for the fascia and that aligns every muscle, organ and even cell within our body. Having the malleability goes hand in hand with hydration too, stretching that fascia, allowing the muscles to slide back and forth over each other are very important. This is important for blood flow. It’s important for the health of the muscles. You can hurt yourself after you exercise. Your muscles are going to tighten up after you exercise. Stretching and releasing that will allow for proper body function and alignment.
This goes back to our whole system if your body is misaligned if you are more on one side than the other. For me, I have broken my leg and I have a much stronger left leg than the right leg. I have to be continually thinking because now, with the running, it’s gone into hip problems. Stretching is very important for your alignment because once things are out of alignment, then gradually, things can harm your health. I know people don’t think about stretching like this and using foam rollers but it’s key to mobility.
If you start losing your mobility, your health will start shutting down. These are all important pieces of the puzzle. I have a foam rolling webinar just on foam rolling about how to properly foam roll and the importance of it. You get these things like your IT band, I feel down the outside of my left leg and it hurts. It’s tight and I need to be loosening that. It’s extremely important just for breaking up things, helping with scar tissue or helping prevent scar tissue. Stretching is so very important.
That assists with circulation, which you talked about that. You hit on that a little bit, blood flow and getting the nutrition where it needs to go throughout the body, stretching helps with that. Cathy, where can people find you if they wanted to learn more about you or maybe take one of your webinars.
My website is CathyBiase.com. It’s got all of my social stuff there. It’s the easiest place to find me. We can connect that way. You can email me from my website.
I want to ask you, should a person think about planning their health or what are some of the thought processes that we should have around health and wellness? My opinion is that this is the foundation of everything. Your health isn’t where it needs to be if it’s not operating at your optimum health and other things in your life are going to suffer. It’s one of those things that we should put first and foremost. We are going to go back to that thought, “Not everyone is thinking about prevention, etc.” I’ve got that but if we are talking about health, wellbeing, peak performance, being able to think clearly, putting your mind in the best position to perform and execute, health has to be at the front of that. It’s like building a house. You can’t put the walls up if you don’t have the foundation. I think talking about success and being the best version of ourselves, we have to start with helping a lot of people.
Health is your structure. You made the analogy beautifully. The structure of our lives depends on our health. You don’t have to think of it as a prevention of disease. If you are not in good health, you can’t be valuable or as valuable to your family or your employer. You want to enjoy your life. If you are in good health, you’ve got a much greater chance of enjoying your life and that’s what we are here for is to enjoy life.
By having that mindset and that lifestyle of health and wellbeing, you put yourself on a track where a lot of the diseases, discomforts and health issues that you could experience becomes less likely. It’s not 100% but you give yourself more opportunity to not have to go through those types of things.Don’t think that by standing, you’re moving around. You need to move your body whether sitting or standing. Click To Tweet
That’s what we want to do. We want to set ourselves up so we don’t have to think about that. That’s the ideal. Go through life, live a healthy life and not be concerned. You want to do your due diligence. You want to take care of yourself. Self-care is very important but we want to set ourselves up to not be worried about disease and health is paramount to doing that, building health and everybody’s health picture will be different.
Cathy, I want to thank you for coming to the show. It has been a wonderful conversation. I appreciate you for what you do and what you have shared.
Thank you for having me.
Before we go, I would like to ask you the Game Changer Mentality question, which is, how can we bounce back from adversity, dominate our challenges and consistently win at the game of life?
By learning where your control piece is, when we learn where we have control in our lives, that’s the first step in taking a better mindset of how our life is moving forward. I feel that some people don’t think that they have control. Find your control and learn to ask the right questions. To me, that is the real game-changer. Once you have learned to ask the right questions, you can change the game.
That is the game-changer. Until next time. Peace and love.
About Cathy Biase
Cathy Biase is a Holistic Nutritionist and Certified Professional Cancer Coach. She received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto at St. Michael’s College, majoring in Psychology. She is a graduate of the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition and received her cancer coaching certification from the National Association of Professional Cancer Coaches. Cathy specializes in the functional application of nutrition for root cause health improvement in the area of chronic disease with a focus on cancer
Cathy has appeared on television and at speaking engagements educating 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 coaching. She is the host of The Health Hub, a radio talk show and podcast covering various aspects of integrative health and is a teacher at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition. Cathy’s education along with her personal journey through a cancer diagnosis has given her a profound understanding of how vitally important proper Nutrition and Lifestyle are to achieving optimum health.