7. How to Navigate a Cancer Diagnosis, with Elina Fuhrman

Elina Fuhrman, creator of Soupelina

“Cancer changed my life for the best…for sure”

-Elina Fuhrman

An Intro to Elina Fuhrman:

Elina was in the best shape of her life when she grabbed her breasts in a moment of comical whimsy and felt a suspicious lump. That instant her whole life changed course—ultimately for the better. After sinking into a deep depression and surrendering to her potential death, Elina “woke up” when a brave friend showed her some tough love (“Yeah, cancer,  so, what’re you gonna do about it?”)

Elina unfolded herself out of fetal position, wiped the tears from her eyes, and jumped into action. Navigating her cancer diagnosis with fierce strategy and self-trust, Elina slowly decided what treatments she would do and how: She was in charge of her healing path.

As she learned more and more about the treatment possibilities from around the globe, Elina was inspired to cook for health and incorporate all of these different modalities in the kitchen—specifically into her soups.

Soupelina (Soup+Elina!):

Today, a pioneer in food as medicine, Elina Fuhrman is the Founder + Chef of Soupelina, a mission-driven authentic wellness brand delivering one-of-a-kind plant-based delicious soups + broths that help people eat for their health, heal, prevent and overcome illness. Elina is also the author of Soupelina’s Soup Cleanse: Plant-Based Soups + Broths to Heal Your Body, Calm Your Mind, and Transform Your Health, a wonderful cookbook and healthy loving guide that you won’t be able to live without. Soupelina’s patented recipes are based on the science behind plants, herbs and spices, and their medicinal properties. Elina was formerly an international journalist for CNN, and her fresh approach to healthy eating has made her an inspiring voice on healthy eating and credible wellness expert.

I highly suggest you invest in the book—I’ve used the recipes for years and they ALWAYS delight me.

Listen to this Episode if you are Especially Interested In:

  • Practical ways to navigate a cancer diagnosis
  • Why it’s important to get multiple opinions
  • Why it’s important to do your own research 
  • The science behind cancer that we never talk about
  • The waves of emotion that come with a cancer diagnosis
  • Cancer prevention
  • Understanding stages and grades of cancer
  • Combining Ayurvedic, naturopathy and Chinese medicine
  • How to be excited about food on such a restricted diet.


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