The Switch4Good Podcast

What Beating Cancer and Amazing Holiday Recipes Have in Common: Chef & Nutritionist Lauren Kretzer

Nov 22, 2023

Our guest today, Lauren Kretzer, is a vegan chef, recipe developer, and holistic nutritionist. She has worked in Michelin-starred restaurants and cooked privately for celebrities. Her work has been featured in magazines like Vogue and New York Magazine, PLUS her recipes are in some of your favorite vegan cookbooks.

In 2020, while the world was being forever altered by a pandemic, she was forced to square off against a rare and aggressive form of cancer. Rather than undergo formal treatment, Lauren chose to fight back with a holistic approach.

Today, Lauren is cancer-free, and she has a message – food can be our greatest healer.

Tune in to learn from this renowned chef and cancer survivor what foods we should all be eating more of!

Listen to Episode 257 with Lauren Kretzer

What we discuss in this episode:

  • Switch4Good’s efforts to remove dairy from the dietary guidelines.

  • The events that led to Lauren receiving a cancer diagnosis.

  • How she overcame fear and negativity after receiving her diagnosis.

  • Why Lauren chose a holistic approach rather than conventional therapy.

  • The changes she made to remain cancer-free.

  • Lauren’s list of anti-cancer foods.

  • The importance of reducing stress and the stress reduction techniques Lauren employs.

  • What she does every day to stay healthy.

  • Lauren’s tips for raising vegan children.

  • Her plant-based holiday tips.

  • Lauren’s work as a recipe developer.


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