Make Peace With Your Plate with Jess Ainscough, The Wellness Warrior

by |October 11, 2013

Change Your Life One Meal at a Time

In Make Peace With Your Plate, Jessica shares her journey from party-girl and cancer patient to healthy lifestyle ambassador.

Diagnosed at 22 with a rare type of incurable cancer and told that her only option to prolong her life was to amputate her arm, Jess set about learning everything she could about alternative treatments.

Six years on, following a complete change in lifestyle, diet and mindset, she is cancer-free and thriving.

Building on all that she has learned about health and wellness, Jess now shares her simple philosophy for stopping your battle with food, including:

– Which foods you need to maintain a healthy body and a clear mind
– How to create a healthier lifestyle, long term
– What else, apart from food, can contribute to your wellbeing
– Daily practices to keep you looking and feeling great.

Jessica’s honest and informative story gives you all you need to become a wellness warrior!

About the Author

Jess Ainscough is a writer, holistic health coach, and the creator of the health and wellness website, The Wellness Warrior. Via her e-books, daily blog posts, and videos, Jess’ goal is to empower people to take control of their health and show that the quality of our lives is directly linked to how we treat our body and mind.

Her transformation from champagne-guzzling, Lean Cuisine-loving magazine writer to all-out nutrition nerd was made after she was diagnosed with a rare, “incurable” cancer back in 2008.

Deciding she wasn’t having a bar of that “incurable” nonsense, Jess took responsibility for her condition and healed herself with two years of Gerson Therapy. Along the way, Jess developed a obsession with passing on all of her newly learnt wellness wisdom to anyone who was parked in front of her for long enough to listen.

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About the Contributor

Andrew Cattanach is a regular contributor to The Booktopia Blog. He has been shortlisted for The Age Short Story Prize and was named a finalist for the 2015 Young Bookseller of the Year Award. He enjoys reading, writing and sleeping, though finds it difficult to do them all at once.

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  • evidence-based

    November 10, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    Ms Ainscough admits that she is probably not free of cancer. A while ago she described herself as “with or without cancer, I’m not too sure”. The lesions and contractures in her left arm would certainly suggest that she still has active cancer. Also her mother died of breast cancer a few weeks ago, despite following all of Jessica’s advice.

    • Courtney

      December 31, 2013 at 12:20 pm

      Kris Carr has the same type of cancer she has and the doctors told her there was no way to reverse the damage or to make the cancer go away. Her goal instead was to stop or dramatically slow the growth the best she could with holistic health. Even if Jessica still has cancer and even if her mom died from cancer, doesn’t mean the approach is any less beneficial to them or others who wish to take the same advice. It’s not a one size fits all, but it’s awesome she is trying to offer people knowledge they can use to help themselves should they wish to.

      • April 11, 2014 at 10:59 pm

        Yes, promoting wellness is great but stop giving false descriptions like cancer free because she has a slow growing cancer. She hid this fact until recently because some blogger criticized her.

  • Brian Deer

    March 1, 2015 at 1:48 am

    Sad to learn that the author died 16 months later.

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