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In this episode, Dr. David Hanscom talks with patient advocate, global health coach and best-selling author Chris Wark about the story of his diagnosis of stage 3 colon cancer at 26, his surgery and his decision to take control of his healing process which led to becoming cancer free. He shares the factors that led him to take this approach versus the standard chemotherapy treatments. Ultimately, what he discovered led him to become a patient advocate.
Chris Wark is a young adult cancer survivor, bestselling author, and patient advocate. Chris was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2003, at just 26 years old. After surgery, Chris made the decision to go against his doctor’s advice, opted-out of chemotherapy and chose to use nutrition and natural therapies to heal. Six years later, in 2010, Chris began sharing his story of faith, courage, and determination, and his message of hope that chronic diseases like cancer can be prevented and reversed with a radical transforma tion of diet and lifestyle.
In the last decade, Chris has become one of the most well known cancer survivors on the planet and reaches millions of people per year as a blogger, podcaster, speaker and global health coach through his books, social media and his website ChrisBeatCancer.com. Chris is the author of the national bestseller Chris Beat Cancer: A Comprehensive Plan for Healing Naturally, published by Hay House in 2018. His second book, Beat Cancer Daily: 365 Days of Inspiration, Encouragement, and Action Steps to Survive and Thrive, was published by Hay House in 2020. His third book, Beat Cancer Kitchen: Deliciously Simple Plant-Based Anticancer Recipes will be published by Hay House on November 2nd, 2021.