By Ruth E. Heidrich Ph.D.
In her mid-forties, Ruth Heidrich used to be clinically determined with breast melanoma. After present process therapy, she learned she needed to problem herself to maintain good. She deicded to run the punishing Ironman Triathlon a try out of persistence related to a 2.4 mile swin, 112 mile motorcycle journey, and a 26.2 mile marathon run. to do that and reamin cancer-free, she stopped consuming animal items, adopting a plant-based nutrition and a life-affirming angle that was resolute - in additional methods than one- to be in it for the longer term. two decades later, Heidrich continues to be working, nonetheless cancer-free, and nonetheless optimistic approximately lifestyles. this is often her tale. She describes her struggle with melanoma, her therapeutic nutrition, and the rewards of competing within the hardest races on this planet. She exhibits you ways to turn into more healthy, extra optimistic, and problem your self to alter.
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A Race for Life by Ruth E. Heidrich Ph.D.