Come Learn Green Juicing With Me!

Green Juicing has been such a powerful force in my breast cancer healing journey. I love what it has done for me on every level imaginable. Because of my passion for Green Juicing, I actually wrote a book and have also started offering a very easy to follow juicing program called:

It is truly awesome and is a deal at $ get 6 videos, my Juice Yourself Healthy book and some beautiful bonuses, including my exclusive interview with Karen Knowler, The Raw Food Coach, about my healing journey with raw/living foods, a great ebook by coach, Laurie Erdman, AND a self-care guide that will rock your world with hot tips from 12 experts!

As a three time breast cancer survivor, I have been through the trenches baby, and as a result, I have a lot of great information to share with you, no matter where you are on your wellness path!

Start a Green Juicing program wherever you are right now?
You bet luv.

FDA Guidelines a Perversion of Congressional Intent

The FDA is trying to turn a simple notification system for new supplements into a totally arbitrary approval system.

Click HERE to (easily) send a letter (all set up for you) to your Congressmen (hint: once in corresponding post through this link, click on the second sentence in the article to go to the letter template).

Do it for your health and your loved ones.

Green Juice!

Want to learn more about green juicing? Stay tuned for my Juicing Book out soon! Sign up for the newsletter to get first notification of it at

Also, come on by my Facebook page - The Lifestyler - and give it a "Like"!

Six Minutes to Success

I recently had the privilege to meet and hear Bob Proctor (was in the movie, "The Secret") for 2 mesmerizing hours. Absolutely life-changing! And I just found out he is gifting some free videos for everyone to check here and listen to his powerful message!

This is your chance to upgrade your relationships, your business, your personal growth....your life!

I highly recommend hooking up with Bob Proctor...check out his free videos now - click here.

7 Mean 'n' Green Foods You Need to Consider Eating!

Check out the free program you can get on my website at! "Eat Yourself Healthy | 7 Mean 'n' Green Foods to Rejuvenate Your Body From The Inside Out!'

My "Juice Yourself Healthy" program will be out in a few short weeks! This is a must-read to get on the road to achieving successful weight loss, glowing skin, optimal health and overall clarity and creativity! You will love what juicing does for your body and your life!

Check it out...the website is being completed now, but the free gift is ready to go, just for

In Health,

Try It On Your Mobile!

This blog is now viewable on your mobile device!!! Give it a try!

xo, Tina

Cancer Anniversary or "Cancerversary"

I recently passed/celebrated my first cancer diagnosis date of March 15, 2007. Rather a strange date since I have had two diagnosis since! And to have a surgery on March 17, 2011, was another strange way to celebrate - although, it is wonderful to say NO RESIDUAL CANCER CELLS FOUND! Yippee!

Thanks to my friend, Jack Campbell, for remembering and wishing me Happy Cancer Anniversary.

Benefiting from Holistic Treatments

Aside from breast cancer, there are also patients suffering from another disease that are benefitting from an adequate, raw diet and active lifestyle. With mesothelioma, we have a disease that benefits greatly from holistic, alternative treatments when some traditional treatments have been proven ineffective. Like patients suffering from breast cancer, those exhibiting mesothelioma symptoms have also found tremendous benefits by supporting the body’s natural ability to heal and fight disease by adopting treatments that improve energy, attitude and nutrition. By taking into account all aspects of their health, those diagnosed with a difficult disease can find effective treatments by adopting a new course of health management that does not focus on the presence of cancer to the exclusion of other important issues.

Although mesothelioma is not a disease proven to be brought on by poor nutrition, the diet of a patient is an important aspect of battling the disease. As noted, a good diet will likely not prevent cancer from occurring; however there are undoubtedly a great number of positives to a patient that is living on a raw diet.

For a mesothelioma patient, fresh fruits and vegetables should be the bulk of the diet, as well as buying only organic foods and taking in fluids that are generally high in vitamins such as certain juices. This will not only help the patient’s body to function properly, but also in fighting the diseases. The intake of these types of food will also help the body get antioxidants, which can be of great assistance in avoiding diseases and maintaining good health. These antioxidants get into the body and prevent oxidation of other molecules, working as a scavenger to help remove free radicals that can sometimes destroy our cell structure.

One of the most important factors in this disease is the latency period. This is the gap between when the patient is first exposed to asbestos fibers and the time of development of the disease. This period can sometimes be one of the longest as far as diseases go and last for nearly fifty years. During this time, symptoms of the disease may not be seen for decades after exposure.

This period is important because diagnosis can often be confused with other diseases and be relatively unfamiliar to patients. Living a positive and active lifestyle can be a huge factor in the morale and outlook for many different patients, but specifically important when it comes to those diagnosed with mesothelioma. As you can see, it can be just as much as a mental struggle as a physical struggle.

This is another reason that a raw diet can be particularly crucial and beneficial, as overcoming the latency period is a primary factor in mesothelioma life expectancy. Health and nutrition are also playing a large part in the treatment of these patients. Other main factors are quite common in overall health, such as age, type of mesothelioma, and smoking. Smoking is a key, as it can reduce life expectancy even in cases of people with good general health.

With some high intensity treatments being introduced to help fight the disease, both nutrition and overall health are also very important in the sense that without either, the ability to receive the best treatment is impossible. This is where maintaining a physical and active lifestyle during the latency period is also a key. With many patients being diagnosed at an older age, strength is often an issue when it comes to treatment. With a number of new treatments, coupled with a rise in overall life expectancy in the next twenty years, doctors are hoping to improve the outlook for patients.

Through this we can learn that a good, raw diet and active lifestyle is doing wonders to not only help patients of specific diseases such as breast cancer, but is also helping victims of other diseases improve their life expectancy and overall health.

- By Guest Blogger, Krista Peterson
Krista is an aspiring writer from the University of Central Florida. She is a Health & Safety Advocate with a passion for the health and wellness of others, and uses her writings to spread awareness of such issues. Krista can be reached via email at:

My Guest Post on Kris Carr's Site Today!

Hey everyone! I am the Guest Blogger on Kris Carr's site today and would LOVE it if you would stop by, give it a read, and leave a comment there too!! YAY!

CLICK HERE - The Quick and Easy Way I Helped My Kid Cut Dairy | Crazy Sexy Life

Photo credit: Dov Harrington

Need Your Votes by Tuesday, Nov 30th!

Hi Dear Friends,

I am up for consideration to be a speaker at the Fitness and Health Bloggers Conference in Boulder CO, June 2011, along with one of my friends. We are listed as Lisa Consiglio Ryan of Whole Health Designs, and Tina Pruitt | The Healthy Lifestylist (that's me)!!!


The direct link to the survey is:

We are both in the last category for FITNESS and HEALTH - Look for our names next to the brief synopsis they provided about our topic (Lisa is 8th one down and I am the last one, or 12th).

We are BOTH eligible to go, so please VOTE FOR BOTH OF US at the same time....we would love to be there together sharing out mojo with everyone!

The voting will only take 30 seconds or less - no kidding! So please help out and give us a shout! Voting ends Tuesday, November 30th!

Thanks everyone!
live big*love big*eat green stuff,

I'm goin' to Rich Happy & Hot Live in NYC this week ~ Yahoo!! rhhbschool ~ You can go too, game/life changing!

Do u get 7-13 fruits or veggies a day? Start juicing & you will. Studies show F & V's signficantly reduce your risk of disease & slow aging.

Sending out a great big HI to everyone! Sign up for my upcoming newsletter & FREE GIFT at ~ Big LOVE!

HRT - Increased Risk of Breast Cancer

An excerpt from an article on CNN Health, October 19, 2010...

A study published in Journal of the American Medical Association confirms that postmenopausal women who take combined hormone replacement therapy (HRT) are at an increased risk of dying from breast cancer.

"Women on combined hormone therapy with estrogen plus progestin were twice as likely to die from breast cancer compared to women receiving placebo," says medical oncologist and study author Dr. Rowan Chlebowski.

To read more, click here...

For an alternative, click here...

The Organic Alternative

Paul Grebliunas / Getty Images
Read the TIME article here - The Organic Alternative

The picture of this farmer spraying pesticide on strawberries should be alarming to us all.....this is what you are ingesting unless you are buying organic. They are suggesting in the article that you can really wash your produce well....but, what about the pesticide that the plant absorbs??

Yes, dear friends, you are ingesting that too....

Robert Cheeke, The Vegan Bodybuilder!

If you get an opportunity to hear Robert Cheeke speak, definitely make the effort as he is GREAT! He was recently in N. VA, and was super informative and down to earth. Check out his webpage here and his book is also excellent for those of you interested in a hot bod! (Uh-yea, I think that is all of us!)

Online Business Building - Are you Rich, Happy & Hot?

Love these girls - check them out if you have any business and want to make more money!

They have a great 8 week program coming up - but you must hurry and sign up before Monday, August 16th! Check out the free stuff by clicking on the link below. If you like the free stuff, can you imagine what the course will be like?

Go now girlfriend!

My Next Read!

Knockout: Interviews with Doctors Who Are Curing Cancer--And How to Prevent Getting It in the First Place

This is highly recommended, has gotten good reviews, and I look forward to reading it myself!

Get Healthy and Beautiful - Go For Alkalinity

I have been saying and following this for a few years now, and just came across this great, inspiring quick video about it with some girlfriends! Check it out - here!

To Your Health,

Raw Food Panel Discussion, April 25, 2010

I participated on a raw food panel and the discussion was about "Raw Transformations". I, of course, spoke about my cancer journey and how it intertwined with my unplanned raw food journey. It was also nice to share (for those without a health challenge) that I have also effortlessly lost 15 pounds since last March. Everyone's story was wonderful and inspiring...
It was an interesting Sunday afternoon to say the least and I am very grateful that I was able to tell my story and perhaps provide somebody with some inspiration to improve their own personal journey in some way. Here is a picture of the four panelists...

Carol, Doug, Tina (me), and Donna

Thoughtful Riley

Love this photo I took of Riley the day he purchased his own Wii with his (7th) birthday money. He looks so contemplative and yet so at peace. I love it in black and white, and wanted to share it with you all. My baby.

Happy Easter - April 4, 2010

Riley at the Braden's House

Riley and Mommy at The Iron Bridge for Brunch

Daddy and Riley at The Iron Bridge for Brunch

Riley and Mommy


I have been asked over and over what my current daily drinks consists of, so I thought I would go ahead and get back into posting a bit on my blog. Please know that I am leaving all the previous posts on this blog concerning my various daily regimens over the past 3 years, but none of them mirror what I do now, after my Hippocrates Health Institute visit in November 2009.

So, here is my daily green juice regimen - 3 green drinks a day. Also, at least 1 wheatgrass shot a day (should be 2).

One green drink in the morning (simple):

12-16 oz cucumbers
very alkalizing

Two afternoon drinks:

12-16 oz each
Cucumbers, celery, garlic, ginger, and then whatever I have on hand like chard, broccoli, kale, etc - eventually I will get a twin gear juicer and will add sunflower sprouts. I also add green algae (E3Live) to the midday green juice.

Surprisingly, these take hunger away and really satisfy you! They are sooooo good for your body!

Slurp it up baby!

Three Year CanServersary!

Today, March 15, 2010, is my three year canServersary for my initial breast cancer diagnosis. I celebrated by just yelling out into the universe, "It's my 3 year anniversary if anyone cares!"...I did get two responses back from the family of two - "WE DO!"

That was all I needed to make the day all good - no more no less.

New Year's Eve 2010

Here is a photo of the girls at the Johnson's was great to spend a bit of time chatting it up!

Riley's Holiday Concert 2009

Riley and Mommy at the Rainbow Station Christmas Concert. Riley was in two performances where they sang songs. The last song the whole school performed by singing and signing...very, very lovely. This was December 17, 2009.

Graduation Day at Hippocrates!

Gretchen, Cindy, Tina (me) and Jane on November 27, 2009 at Hippocrates Health Institute in West Palm Beach FL.
What a life changing experience.

Parents at Hippocrates!

Mom and Dad come to visit me at HHI on November 21, 2009 - very nice!

DVD Ya Gotta See....

If you have cancer, have someone you love that has cancer, have a history of cancer in your family, want to know what to do if you are diagnosed with cancer, or just want to be educated on how NOT to get cancer, then this 2 hour DVD is for you....

Healing Cancer From Inside Out by Mike Anderson.


Also, The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted and the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss and Long-term Health
is a must read....

Thanks to Linda for sharing this with me...

Bone Scan, MRI, and CT Scans....Oh My!

Whew! I have been mighty busy in October with all kinds of tests since they took out a small nodule (thought to be a sebaceous cysts) and found some cancer cells. Damn. Apparently, this is classified as a local recurrence, which is fairly rare in bilat mast cases (like me). I guess this makes me a two-time cancer survivor (that sucks), BUT - GOOD NEWS! All the tests have resulted in clean, beautiful results! YIPPEE! I have one more test to do (just added on), but will be waiting until January I think. Spread the finances a bit, ya know?!

As part of my wellness plan, I will be going to the Hippocrates Health Institute in the near future.

Anyway, just sending an update that I am feeling great and moving forward!
Hugs, Tina

This is Riley and I at the "Mom Prom" on 10/18/2009!

Good Thoughts Worth Sharing

A dear friend, Patty L, sent me the following in an email - I LOVE IT!! So much so, that I am posting it here for you to read as well. It is lengthy, but so wonderful in its wisdom. Enjoy.

Written By Regina Brett, 90 years old, of The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio.

"To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It is the most-requested column I've ever written. My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more:

1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.
2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends & parents will. Stay in touch.
5. Pay off your credit cards every month.
6. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.
8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.
9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.
10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.
12. It's OK to let your children see you cry.
13. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.
15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye.
16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
17. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
18. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.
19. It's never too late to have a happy childhood. The 2nd one is up to you & no one else.
20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.
21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.
23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.
24. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.
25. Frame every so-called disaster with these words ''In 5 years, will this matter?".
26. Always choose life.
27. Forgive everyone everything
.28. What other people think of you is none of your business.
29. Time heals almost everything. Give time, time.
30. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
31. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.32. Believe in miracles.
33. People love you because of who you are.
34. Don't audit life. Show up & make the most of it now.
35. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young.
36. Your children get only one childhood.
37. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
38. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
39. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.
40. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
41. The best is yet to come.
42. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up & show up.
43. Yield.
44. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift."

Thanks Regina for your wisdom and insight!

Note: Not sure where/what #45 is/was!

Inspiration ~ Where Does Yours Come From?

Where does your inspiration come from? Books, movies, teleseminars, co-workers, daydreaming, your child(ren), a world leader, the sky, the ocean, the internet, your own mind.... it enough?

My "Typical Day" Changes Again

Yep, as expected, the daily regime gets tweaked again.... After seeing Tonya Zavasta in June, I have been practicing what she does and that is - no evening meal. This is an interesting concept and she has lots practical reasons and research behind the practice. I know I have felt much better and sleep wonderfully. The couple of nights that I have eaten something in the evening, I find my sleep is terribly interrupted. Perhaps I am just more in tune with that now...

If you get a chance to see Tonya speak live, or to read on of her books, you should do so. Very intelligent (advanced degrees in engineering and mathematics), very funny, and an ambassador for how living foods can change your life and make you look healthy and vibrant while giving you superior health. She faced health challenges all her life and is now the picture of health and beauty - and at age 51, she made the cover of Get Fresh magazine - WOW!

Tonya and Tina

Anyway, this post really wasn't intended to promote Tonya (although I love her), but rather to say, that we must keep tweaking our lifestyle to support our bodies/minds in achieving and maintaining superior health and vibrancy! Get the glow baby!

Hugs, Tina

My Newly "Rawganized" Kitchen

Yes, the name is probably a bit silly for most, but the transformation I have made in my kitchen is astounding! I took Karen Knowler's course, "Let's Get Rawganized" and one of the components of the 5 week course was to clean out and reorganize your kitchen from top to bottom. It entailed cleaning out all your cabinets, fridge, freezer, etc - all at once!

It took me 19 hours over 2 days and I still didn't get all my dish cupboards done! However, I did get all the right side of the kitchen completed (and some of the left), all of the pantry, fridge, and freezer too! Everything scrubbed, things tossed or donated, and everything reorganized into "workstations"!

Wa-la! Gorgeous, if I do say so myself!

Surprisingly, this clean-out was more far reaching than just the obvious in the actual is very uplifting on many other levels....rather an addictive feeling, I must say!

A Typical Day (Menu) in the Life of Tina

Hello all you Wellness Warriors!

I have been asked quite frequently lately what a "regular days menu" looks like for me. I am honored at your requests and thank you so much for the lovely comments/emails I have been receiving lately. You are all very special for sharing/reaching out and I am very glad to share what I know works for me with you. I am thrilled to say that I am in excellent health and have been cancer free for over 2 years. See my earlier post here about some of the other changes I have incorporated into my new lifestyle (some of these have been tweaked a bit). I have never felt better in my life. Wellness is my daily goal in all that I do. It can be for you too - whether you are a cancer cowgirl/boy or not! Shouldn't all of us have the wellness goal to be healthy and happy for as long as possible?! I say YES!

Please remember that this is a typical day for me right now (warm weather). Also note that most, if not all, of what I eat is organic. See bottom of this post for more information about pesticides and the link to cancer and other health issues.

Upon rising:
32 oz water with juice of 1 lemon / 1 tsp of MSM powder
4-6 oz wheatgrass (Sweet Wheat)
I take my supplements with my water - DIM, Calcium/Magnesium, B-Complex

Green smoothie in the a.m. - this concoction varies, but overall here is what it looks like lately:

  • 1 banana
  • 1 citrus (usually orange that I just cut skin off of and leave as much pith as possible)
  • 1 fresh or frozen dark berry (blueberry, strawberry, cherry, blackberry, raspberry) or a combination - usually 1/2 - 1 cup or so...I like frozen simply because it makes my drink cold
  • 1 green leafy item (large handful of spinach or 2-3 kale leaves generally)
  • 1- 1.5 Tbs flax oil
  • 1 tsp spirulina
  • 1.5 teas to 1 Tbsp coconut butter
  • Small handful of cacao nibs
  • Sometimes 1/2 cucumber
  • Sometimes 1-2 Tbsp brown rice protein powder (only rice product I intake)
If it tastes too green, add more water, 1/4 of lemon (skin included), or 1/2 cucumber. Again, this smoothie will vary with what I have on-hand, but above is pretty I did all those ingredients except the rice protein, and I also added some fresh strawberries and blueberries along with a little frozen mango. Keep trying new things! My smoothies are rarely identical day-to-day.

Monday through Thursday I workout before lunch. This is usually cardio warm-up followed by strength training. I try to switch that up and do only yoga on Wednesday, but that is not static. I try to walk or do other activities Friday - Sunday.


  • Avocado
  • Tomato
  • Red or Yellow Pepper
  • Romaine Lettuce
  • Herby seasoning (can use Spike, etc)
  • Olive Oil /Balsamic or Braggs Vinaigrette
  • I either have a large salad or cut the veggies up and roll them in romaine leaves as a "wrap".

Snacks (I usually have 2-4 snacks daily, just depends on rest of day):

  • Almonds/Goji Berries
  • Apple
  • Carrots
  • Red Pepper
  • I try to have at least one cup of organic non-caff green tea each day - usually in the morning at work.
  • Sometimes I get on a real "salt snack" kick and when I do nothing feel more satisfying to me that a bowl of organic popcorn made with organic olive oil or coconut oil and Herby seasoning. It is my "vice" for "feel good" food. Now you know!!

I generally have a salad, blended soup, or zucchini "pasta" with spaghetti sauce.

Why Organic?
Eliminating foods that are non-organic is a good decision all the way is a great article about "Why Organic?".

In addition to the wonderful reasons listed in that post, the one on top of the list for me personally is to reduce / eliminate the pesticide and chemicals that infiltrate my body. Most pesticides have the chemical structure of estrogen and, when ingested, provoke a weak estrogenic effect on our systems - add this to other provokers of estrogen in our body (plastics, etc), and it is a formula for disaster for anyone, but especially for men and women with estrogen positive cancers (like me) such as (most) breast and prostate cancers. Here is an interesting article about the connection of pesticides and cancer. There are a ton more...again, do your research and educate yourself!

Komen Race in DC

I am late in getting these posted, but here are some awesome pics from June 6, 2009!

Face Painting and the DC Komen Race For the Cure - What?!

Okay, so what do you think about this face painting design for tomorrow's 5K race? I thought I might as well combine the two activities I am currently involved in, right? So, here is a design I came up with yesterday - enjoy!

This one.....

Or, this one....??!!!

Or this one, which is kinda like the one right above, but since no hat, there is more embellishment on forehead. Also, some additional eye detail.

Komen 5K This Saturday, June 6, 2009 - Join Me!

Hi friends and family!

As you know, the Komen Global Race for the Cure is the only "pink" fundraising I personally do for breast cancer support. The Komen organization simply does too many good things for so many people in our area - and beyond - and I feel it is very important.

Up to 75 percent of the money raised by the Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure stays in the D.C. area to fund screening, treatment and education programs through the National Capital Area Grant Program. The remaining dollars support the Global Promise Fund, reaching underserved people in areas where breast cancer mortality rates are the highest.

If you would like to support me, please visit my page here. Any donation amount is appreciated.

As you may recall, I walked just 5 weeks after my surgery in 2007 and then ran it in 2008. As info, this year will be a run/walk. Sending hugs to each and every one of you and thanks for supporting me for the 3rd year as a survivor (5th year as a participant).

Hugs, Tina

What a Blast!

The Face and Body International Convention in Orlando in May 2009 was amazing. I met lots of wonderful and talented people and had my creativity sparked! Wow! Check me out! I was painted by Nick Wolfe of the Wolfe Brothers, Evil Twin FX.