Breast Cancer Survivor Blog Series: The Holy Trinity

Writer, business woman, passionate traveler, and breast cancer survivor, Melanie Young is an advocate for the empowerment of women through education, peer support and mentoring… and now she’s offering her words of wisdom to Paula Young customers via a 10-part blog series.

This Q&A interview-style blogs series offers insight on Melanie, her book – Getting Things Off My Chest: A Survivor’s Guide To Staying Fearless and Fabulous in the Face of Breast Cancer – and her battle with breast cancer.

I hope you enjoy the third installment of this series which sheds light on an interesting reference from the book.

PAULA: In your book you speak frequently of “The Holy Trinity.” Can you explain this?
I credit three things for keeping me in cancer fighting shape:

1) Hydrate, as in drinking lots of water, fresh juices or non-caffeinated herbal teas. 




2) Gyrate, as in daily exercise, even if it is a brisk 30-minute walk outside. Movement kept my metabolism strong, maintained my energy level and helped with my neuropathy, muscle and bone pain after surgery and during treatment.





3) Masticate: Eat with purpose. Many cancer patients are under nourished because they do not feel like eating or are eating the wrong foods. It’s terrible! Food is the fuel you need to keep your system strong.





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