Watermelon Gazpacho Recipe | Breast Cancer Recipe

Watermelon Gazpacho Ingredients

By Christine Taylor, Nutrition, Lifestyle and Reiki Counselor

Here is a soup I like to make in the summer with veggies from my garden and CSA
share. This is a terriffic way to use your seasonal, organic prduce. The
watermelon and cucumber are refreshing and cooling in the summer and you can
experiment with adding in what you like and waht you have on hand.  This soup
can be refrigerated for 4 days but I doubt it will last that long!

Watermelon Gazpacho

Watermelon Gazpacho

Ingredients:


8 cups of chopped watermelon, seeds removed

1 cucumber finely diced

1/2 cup red onion finely chopped

1 bell pepper, finely diced (red, yellow or purple)

1/2 jalapeno pepper finely diced

1 small handful cilantro

1 small handful of mint

Juice of 1/2 of a lime

2 Tbs white balsamic or apple cider vinegar

1 Tbs cold pressed, organic olive oil (optional)

Watermelon Gazpacho Recipe
Directions:
Puree the watermelon together with the cilantro and mint and put into a large
bowl. Stir in the rest of the ingredients.

About Christine Taylor: Received training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where she trained in more than one hundred dietary theories and studied a variety of practical lifestyle coaching methods. Drawing on this knowledge, she will help you create a completely personalized “roadmap to health” that suits your unique body, lifestyle, preferences, and goals. Visit Christine Taylor’s website

received my training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where I was trained in more than one hundred dietary theories and studied a variety of practical lifestyle coaching methods. Drawing on this knowledge, I will help you create a completely personalized “roadmap to health” that suits your unique body, lifestyle, preferences, and goals. – See more at: http://www.peacelightandhealth.com/about-peace-light-and-health#sthash.NOnkFQm9.dpuf
received my training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where I was trained in more than one hundred dietary theories and studied a variety of practical lifestyle coaching methods. Drawing on this knowledge, I will help you create a completely personalized “roadmap to health” that suits your unique body, lifestyle, preferences, and goals. – See more at: http://www.peacelightandhealth.com/about-peace-light-and-health#sthash.NOnkFQm9.dpuf
received my training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where I was trained in more than one hundred dietary theories and studied a variety of practical lifestyle coaching methods. Drawing on this knowledge, I will help you create a completely personalized “roadmap to health” that suits your unique body, lifestyle, preferences, and goals. – See more at: http://www.peacelightandhealth.com/about-peace-light-and-health#sthash.NOnkFQm9.dpuf
received my training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where I was trained in more than one hundred dietary theories and studied a variety of practical lifestyle coaching methods. Drawing on this knowledge, I will help you create a completely personalized “roadmap to health” that suits your unique body, lifestyle, preferences, and goals. – See more at: http://www.peacelightandhealth.com/about-peace-light-and-health#sthash.NOnkFQm9.dpuf
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My Story of Survivorship, and Change

Christine Taylor Breast Cancer SurvivorBy Christine Taylor

I was diagnosed with breast cancer when I was thirty-two.  At the time, my idea of what it meant to have breast cancer only had one ending.  Just a few years before I my diagnosis, I had watched helplessly as my young aunt fought her battle and, ultimately succumbed to her disease.  That is how I thought my story would end too, and I was terrified.

The turning point for me happened when I was going in for a biopsy of my lungs. A nurse was checking my wristband at the hospital and said, “I had breast cancer eight years ago.” Then, my mother’s friend shared that she was eight years out of treatment. The woman fitting me for my wig had breast cancer ten years ago, and my amazing yoga teacher is over twenty years out.  Everywhere I went, I met someone with a wonderful story of survivorship. The care, compassion and words of hope that they gifted me with were exactly what I needed to realize that I could have my own story.

I wanted to look into a young girl’s eyes many years from now and be able to offer the same hope and support that so many women gave me when I needed it.  As a newly diagnosed patient, I was driven to find the best modalities and the best practitioners that were suited to work with a woman with breast cancer who is holistic minded.   As I built my team of caregivers, I thought, “Wouldn’t it be great to take what I have learned share it with other women?”

So, I went back to school to become a certified holistic health coach.  Now, I specialize in helping women with cancer in all stages of treatment and survivorship.  I work with them, not just through diet and exercise, but also through recognizing the importance of caring for their mind and spirit. I introduce clients to the tools that helped me such as Reiki and guided meditation yoga and more, and refer them to the best practitioners and teachers.  My aim is to empower people to take responsibility for their quality of life and for their health moving forward through simple and sustainable changes that are easy to integrate.

I believe that we are all together in this journey and that our gifts and talents become amplified when we face life’s challenges.  It is up to all of us who have come through a painful experience to use what we have learned to make the trip a little easier for those who come after us.  Sharing your experience is one of the greatest gifts you can give to the world.

Christine TaylorChristine Taylor is a Holistic Health Coach, and a student of Reiki. She lives in Hampton Bays, NY

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