Breast Cancer: Reduce Your Risk and Optimize Your Health

Can I introduce you to the incredible lady who saved my life?  I was very unexpectedly diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer in 2015.

Dr Kristi Funk
The amazing Dr. Kristi Funk, breast cancer expert, and Chrissy Roth, plant-based diet expert.

Dr. Kristi Funk was my breast surgeon who performed my double mastectomy to save my life (no biggie!) Dr. Funk is now my friend, supermom to triplet boys, TV show host, breast cancer surgeon to the stars (although I like to think I’m her favorite patient), and as if that isn’t enough to keep her busy, she has written her first book: Breasts: The Owners Manual.

breasts the owners manualIf you have breasts – or love someone with breasts – you need to own this book.  Did you realize we make choices each day that brings us closer to breast cancer or moves us farther away?  In most cases, cancer isn’t up to fate or genetics, and there are so many ways we can reduce our risk factors.

Dr. Funk’s mission is to educate as many women as possible about what they can do to stop breast cancer before it starts.

I had the pleasure of helping Dr. Funk host her very first book signing at Pages: A Bookstore in Manhattan Beach.

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She could honestly be a supermodel if the breast cancer thing doesn’t work out!  
Pages Bookstore
Margot Farris is one of the owners of Pages: A Bookstore

breast cancerkristi funk book signingWe packed this beautiful boutique bookstore, overlooking the ocean, with scores of women (and a few men) to hear what Dr. Funk had to share.

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Hot Hubby was our bartender for the evening

Simple Gourmet supplied delicious vegan nibbles, and we enjoyed a wonderful, inspiring and informative evening, learning what we can do to prevent many major illnesses.  Spoiler alert:  Eat More Berries!vegatables vegan food plant based food

Dr. Funk entertained us, educated us, and spent time chatting with each and every person who wanted to meet her. She signed every book and answered every question.

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Could Dr. Funk’s mom be any cuter? She sat there proudly as her daughter spoke.

The evening was fantastic, it was my privilege to be part of this, and I hope you all make time to read this amazing book that WILL change your life.

You can purchase the book here.

BreastsTheOwnersManuaChances are you know someone who has had breast cancer (me… me…) SO it’s relevant for everyone, and not just people who’ve had the pleasure of a breast cancer diagnosis.



About The Author


I’m a travel and health writer, digital brand consultant, breast cancer survivor, and supermom to two boys! I keep it real and share stories of raising an active family, life after a cancer diagnosis, and family travels around the world! Each story is shared with my dry, and sometimes naughty sense of humor.

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