My husband Marc and I had the first of our two gorgeous daughters, Jordan. Sammy came along a few years later. Marc and I cherished the life we had created together, until cancer came back into my life. But not for me. This time it was Marc’s health that began to fail. Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma sounded terrifying, and it was.
Marc’s doctors convinced him to begin immediate chemotherapy and radiation. He spent time in and out of hospitals as his immune system weakened. After an 18-month battle, it wasn’t cancer that took his life – it was infection. The treatment that was supposed to cure him contributed to his untimely death at 45.
My run-ins with cancer showed me the importance of what I had learned as a teenager on the trips with my mother. The old saying that “you are what you eat” couldn’t be more true. Food was the root of many of the problems I saw in life, and food could be the solution.
After Marc died, I went back to school at American University of Complementary Medicine in Los Angeles and became a Certified Holistic Nutritionist. Years later, here I am, working with people from every walk of life to help them cleanse their bodies and their lives.
No matter your story or history, you can cleanse your body and, through nutrition, lead a happier and healthier life. Many people think that cleansing means starving yourself or drinking juices all day.
My approach to cleansing is gentle and accessible for those looking to renew, recharge, rejuvenate, and maintain their healthy lifestyle.
Using the lessons I’ve learned throughout my life, I created S.O.U.P. – Superfoods.Organic.Uniquely Designed.Prepared with Love. – 5 Day Food Cleanse, and “Cleanse Your Body, Cleanse Your Life” my 21 day online program. I also collaborate with leading health and wellness partners and I am the creator of M Cafe’s macrobiotic REST Cleanse, signature juice blends at Erewhon Market and L.A. juice and a food program soon to be found at Earth Bar locations.
I am passionate about what I do and am committed to helping you get to experience the joy I’ve found in good health.
Let’s get to know each other!
My favorite places to connect are in the comments sections of my blog articles, or on my Facebook page and Twitter posts. You can also check out some of the gorgeous food I eat on Instagram!
NEW BOOK NOW AVAILABLE!
In Cancer Hacks, Goodman has put together a comprehensive plan designed to offer some common-sense, natural and holistic advice to deal with the fear and uncertainty so many people face when confronted by this terrible disease. The various “hacks” described in the book are intended to help those dealing with cancer, or those whose loved ones may be facing the battle. Her suggestions are practical and easily incorporated into day-to-day living. Also included is a 7-day cleanse regimen for those looking to reset their bodies and refocus their energies on a fuller and healthier lifestyle.
Websites and books I really like
Environmental Working Group | www.EWG.org
A fabulous website that I use daily! Don’t miss the many great consumer guides such as the Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce (updated yearly) and check the safety of your bathroom products in their Skin Deep database.
Seafood Watch | www.SeafoodWatch.org
Seafood can be so tricky! This site provides a guide to find and choose sustainable seafood in every state.
Mercola Skincare | www.mercolahealthyskin.com
Thrive Market | www.thrivemarket.com
Buy healthy food from top-selling, organic brands at wholesale prices. Shop for gluten-free, non-GMO, non- toxic products for a wide range of diets.
Vital Choice Seafood | www.vitalchoiceseafood.com
Vital Choice Seafood is your trusted source for the world’s best wild salmon and seafood.
Dr. Andrew Weil | www.DrWeil.com
Dr. Weil was one of my first mentors in this business and continues to be the godfather of the holistic health and wellness world. He is one of the smartest guys out there on these topics and I always utilize his website to stay up to date on new ideas and products. I always ask myself, “WWDWD: What would Dr. Weil do?”
FOODMATTERS | Daily Health and Wellness Inspiration | www.foodmatters.tv
Food Matters uncovers the secrets of natural health to help you achieve optimum wellness! Discover inspiring documentaries, wellness guides, nutrition tips, and more.
Dr. Nalini Chilkov Doctor of Oriental Medicine | www.nalinichilkov.com/the-healing-cancer-support-system.com
Dr. Nalini Chilkov, LAcOMD, combines her diverse training in traditional Oriental medicine, modern biomedicine and cell biology with 30 years in private practice. Dr. Chilkov primarily serves patients with cancer and complex, chronic illnesses alongside her optimal health and wellness practice. She is a respected expert in collaborative integrative cancer care known both for her meticulous attention to detail and individualized treatment plans as well as her warmth and compassion.
Mark Hyman MD | www.drhyman.com
Mark Hyman is an American physician, scholar, and New York Times best-selling author. He is the founder and medical director of the UltraWellness Center and a columnist for the Huffington Post.
Dr. Frank Lipman | www.drfranklipman.com
Founder and director of the Eleven Wellness Center in New York City, Dr. Lipman is a pioneer and internationally recognized expert in the fields of integrative and functional medicine. His personal brand of healing has helped thousands of people reclaim their vitality and recover their zest of life.
Dr. Axe | www.draxe.com
Dr. Axe is a certified nutrition specialist, expert in natural medicine, a speaker for Fortune 500 Companies (Nissan, Whole Foods) and a doctor of chiropractic medicine.
Guided Light Healing | www.GuidedLightHealing.com
Alessandro Giannetti is an incredibly energy worker I have had the pleasure of working with in Los Angeles who truly performs healing miracles. If you are interested in energy work, be sure to check him out!
YogaGlo | www.yogaglo.com
My schedule is not always inline with my yoga studio’s schedule and YogaGlo has become a lifesaver for me! The site hosts online yoga classes at many levels that you can use whenever you want, wherever you are. Fabulous for traveling!
Calm App | www.calm.com
I don’t let any of my clients leave without this app! This is a great introduction to meditation and even giving it five minutes a day will make you happier, calmer, and healthier.
The China Study by Dr. T. Colin Campbell and Thomas M. Campbell
Anatomy of the Spirit: Seven Stages of Power and Healing by Caroline Myss
The Alchemist by Paul Coelho
Dying to Be Me by Anita Moorjani
Crazy Sexy Diet by Kris Carr
Mind over Medicine by Lissa Rankin, MD
You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay
Medical Medium by Anthony Williams
Radical Remission by Kelly A. Turner, PhD
Anticancer, A New Way of Life, New Edition by David Servan-Schreiber, MD, PhD
32 Ways to Outsmart Cancer: How to Create a Body Where Cancer Cannot Thrive by Dr. Nalini Chilkov
The 21 Day Sugar Detox: Bust Sugar and Carb Cravings Naturally by Diane San lippo, BS, NC
Seeking the Heart of Wisdom by Jack Kornfield
Longevity Kitchen by Rebecca Katz and Mat Edelson
Nourishing Meals and the Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook by Alissa Segersten and Tom Maltese, MS, CN
Clean Food by Terry Walters
The Oh She Glows Cookbook: Over 100 Vegan Recipes to Glow from the Inside Out by Angela Liddon
How to Cook Everything: Completely Revised 10th Anniversary Edition by Mark Bittman
The Anti-In ammation Cookbook: The Delicious Way to Reduce In ammation and Stay Healthy by Amanda Haas
Cancer Fighting Kitchen by Rebecca Katz
True Foods Kitchen by Dr. Andrew Weil
Crazy Sexy Kitchen by Kris Carr
It’s All Good by Gwyneth Paltrow