Book Love: The Vegucation of Robin: How Real Food Saved My Life

by deborah on October 10, 2013 · 6 comments

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Book Love: The Vegucation of Robin: How Real Food Saved My Life

A must read! This book could save a life: The Vegucation of Robin: How Real Food Saved My Life.
Photo source: Web site screen shot

Well known for her signature humor and deadpan style, radio personality, Robin Quivers,

is truly a wise, witty and lucky lady.

Long before she was faced with the need to battle cancer, her search for ways to

improve her diet and lose weight led her to transition to a plant-based, vegan diet.

So when cancer struck, Robin found that “going vegan gave her the strength and

health that she needed to battle cancer and win.”

Her story goes something like this:

In June 2012, Howard Stern’s well known sidekick, Robin revealed on the

radio show that she had undergone surgery to remove a growth in

her pelvic area.

At a later date, she shared more details about her battle with cancer, which

occurred in her uterine tissue.

Happily, due to Robin’s strength, vigor and lack of debilitating side effects

from chemotherapy–which she attributed to her plant-based diet–

she was able to handle her treatments well and even broadcast from her

home during recovery.

“Basically I was strong going in.

“When you consider that I went through chemo

and radiation and hardly had any side effects

–I saw other people and they were going

through the same thing I was, my

situation wasn’t complicated by other

illnesses, other medications.”

Lucky for us, Robin has shared her personal journey, lessons learned

the importance and impact of a plant-based diet plus more than 90

healthy and delicious plant-based recipes in her new memoir/cookbook.

The Vegucation of Robin

Book Love: The Vegucation of Robin: How Real Food Saved My Life

In “The Vegucation of Robin: How Real Food Saved My Life”,

Robin takes us inside her decision to shift to a healthier diet and lifestyle,

after recognizing how a diet high in fat and sugar had resulted in poor health

and obesity for so many of her relatives.

Robin’s story immediately resonated with me because I share a very similar

family history.

Generation after generation of my own relatives suffered from the pain and

heartbreak of diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholestorol as well as crippling,

debilitating arthritis–illnesses that have been successfully prevented

and treated with strategic diet and lifestyle changes.

I feel that Robin’s inspiring journey to wellness is a must-read for all who want

to understand the power of a plant-based diet to help you”look good, feel

feel good, and have fun doing it”.

In fact, I plan to gift copies to many friends and family members.

Promotion for “The Vegucation”  has been robust.

And fortunately for us, Robin has been popping up everywhere spreading

her valuable and much-needed messages.

Recently, on the Dr. Oz Show, Robin shared insights from “The Vegucation”

and discussed the link between cancer prevention and diet.

“Diet is a very important

cancer-fighting tool.

If you want your body to work the way

it’s supposed to, you need to give it

the nutrients it needs.

The solution isn’t in a pill–

it’s in what you eat.”

During an appearance at our local Barnes and Noble, Robin

was eloquent, entertaining and informative.

As a cancer survivor, she emphasized the important point that a

adding certain foods to your diet really make a difference

in fighting cancer.

“My plant-based diet was helping my body heal.

I couldn’t believe the difference I saw.

I’d never had such a dramatic shift in my health –

not when I was taking medication, not when I

was wearing a neck brace, and certainly not

when I was eating whatever I wanted.”

 

Robin shared that she is now cancer-free and back in the radio studio with Howard Stern,

who was very supportive during her ordeal.

“I feel fantastic!

I’ve been declared cancer-free for

about three or four months now.

It’s just a matter of still recovering

at home, past all that treatment that

kept me out of the studio for this long.

But I’ve been feeling really good.”

Now Robin is paying it forward and sharing what she has lived and learned

with the rest of us.

See Robin Cook

Ready to chuckle while you learn more about Robin’s “vegucation”, and how to

prepare some of her favorite vegetable dishes such as Cannelini Bean Concerto

or Portobello “Vegan Meat”?

Simply click the link to watch Robin prepare delicious vegetable dishes

and beverages online with Gavan Murphy, the healthy Irishman.

Book Love: The Vegucation of Robin: How Real Food Saved My Life

You can watch Robin prepare delicious vegetable dishes with Gavan Murphy at
Gavan Murphy/Vegucating Robin.
Photo source: Web site screen shot

You can also see current and upcoming videos in Robin’s entertaining TV series at

Vegucatingrobin.com on YouTube.

Get the Book

Published by Penguin Group/Avery, and available in print and Kindle formats,

“The Vegucation of Robin” is available online and in stores now.

This is one book you won’t want to miss.

What do you think about Robin’s “vegucation”? Share your thoughts with us.

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Patricia October 11, 2013 at 10:58 am

Hi Deborah
I reread your review a couple of times because I have been toying with the idea of a plant based diet for some time now. It is both encouraging and compelling to hear Robin’s story and to know that she is well. I will definitely take a look. Maybe someone will gift it to me.

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deborah October 11, 2013 at 12:16 pm

Hi Patricia,
I am so pleased that you found Robin’s book interesting. Yes her story is very compelling and particulary relevant to many of us. I hope her revelations help other to transition to a healthier, more disease-preventive lifestyle. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts. I appreciate it.

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Sylvia Lewis October 11, 2013 at 11:14 pm

I saw Robin on a recent TV interview. I did not realize that she recovered from serious illness. Her story was amazing. Her story inspired me to move toward a vegetarian diet– at least a few days per week. Thanx for extra reminder with your post.

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deborah October 12, 2013 at 12:40 pm

Hi Sylvia,
That’s why I love her story! She is everywoman and so down to earth. Her reasons for changing her diet resonate with so many of us. I wish you joy in your journey towards a vegetarian diet. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I sincerely appreciate your support.

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Katherine @ Green Thickies October 18, 2013 at 12:40 pm

I had heard about this book a while ago and just went over to Amazon to have a look at the reviews. She receives a lot of negative reviews which is a real shame. Anybody trying to turn their health around for the better should be applauded. It’s got to be better than eating junk!

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deborah October 18, 2013 at 12:48 pm

Hi Robin,
Yes, I heard the same comment from vegan friend of mine. She was also surprised and dismayed. I am always happy to see someone improve their health and use their platform to inspire others. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I really appreciate it.

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