by Bell Chung
“Cancer is the best thing that has ever happened to me” – this is my response to anyone who acts sympathetically to my health crisis. Cancer has opened my eyes to a whole new world of optimum health that I never thought was possible; I have discovered that cancer, like most chronic illness, is simply Nature’s way of telling you to change what you’re doing.
Before cancer entered my life, I thought that I was a fairly healthy person – I was always involved in athletics, my diet was diverse (in accordance with theCanadian Food Guide), and I looked relatively healthy. Unfortunately, looks can be deceiving, and my previous perception of health was skewed by a combination of apathy and ignorance. Despite my annual battles with the “common cold”, I figured that these disturbances were just a normal way of life. I didn’t realize that every time I got sick…
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