The Chefs Without Restaurants Podcast – Episode 81 Chef Christina Pirello – Beating Terminal Leukemia Through Diet and Lifestyle, and Building the Christina Cooks Brand

chef christina pirello of christina cooks on beating terminal cancer through avegan diet

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On the Chefs Without Restaurants podcast this week I have chef Christina Pirello of Christina Cooks. After already losing her mother to cancer, Christina was diagnosed with terminal leukemia in her mid-20’s. Not wanting to undergo traditional treatment for cancer, she ultimately changed her diet and lifestyle, and her cancer went into remission. She’s been cancer-free for more than 35 years now.

Christina wanted to share what she’d learned about food and cooking, and Christina Cooks was born. She started a cooking show on PBS (and won an Emmy in her first season), and has published eight cookbooks. While Christina maintains a vegan diet, she isn’t preachy about it.

We talked about her early days working in a professional kitchen, her journey to wellness, and how she built and grew the Christina Cooks brand.

Christina Pirello

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