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Woman Fights Cancer With Food, Creates Cooking Show

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Cancer Connections in the Kitchen

  • Shelia Johnson is living successfully with cutaneous T-cell lymphoma.
  • Kitchen time with her family growing up inspired her to be a better cook as an adult.
  • She is the host of the YouTube cooking show, Gangsta Goodies Kitchen.

When Shelia Johnson, 52, was diagnosed with cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, she headed straight for the kitchen. It was a way for her to release, create and show gratitude, and it led her to create a popular YouTube cooking show.

Growing up in a Black home, the kitchen was a place of connection for Johnson’s family, and dinner time was about bonding and building and communicating. After Johnson’s diagnosis, however, her daughter helped realize just how important the quality of the food she was putting into her body was, and she started experimenting more with healthier foods.

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“I truly believe that for one eating foods that are alive and that have the power to give your body the minerals and vitamins that it needs—I mean, where could we go wrong?” Johnson tells SurvivorNet. “We can’t go wrong, you know?”

To share what she learned with others, she started the YouTube cooking channel and website, Gangsta Goodies Kitchen.

She says even collard greens can be healthy.

“I grew up on collard greens,” Johnson tells SurvivorNet.  “My mother was from the South, and collard greens when I was growing up either had neck bones or a fat back or ham hocks or something like that in it. Now I have it that way, every blue moon, maybe two or three times a year. But for the most part, I put collard greens in a wok. I cook them about five or 10 minutes, add some spices, not salt, and then the crowd, they are amazed at how good they are, you know, uh, without that meat, I’m like, yes, we don’t need all of that to have good collard greens.”

Learn more about SurvivorNet’s rigorous medical review process.

Cancer Connections in the Kitchen

  • Shelia Johnson is living successfully with cutaneous T-cell lymphoma.
  • Kitchen time with her family growing up inspired her to be a better cook as an adult.
  • She is the host of the YouTube cooking show, Gangsta Goodies Kitchen.

When Shelia Johnson, 52, was diagnosed with cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, she headed straight for the kitchen. It was a way for her to release, create and show gratitude, and it led her to create a popular YouTube cooking show.

Growing up in a Black home, the kitchen was a place of connection for Johnson’s family, and dinner time was about bonding and building and communicating. After Johnson’s diagnosis, however, her daughter helped realize just how important the quality of the food she was putting into her body was, and she started experimenting more with healthier foods.

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Related: We’re Always Hearing About the Health Benefits of ‘Superfood’ Blueberries — Can They Actually Prevent or Treat Cancer?

“I truly believe that for one eating foods that are alive and that have the power to give your body the minerals and vitamins that it needs—I mean, where could we go wrong?” Johnson tells SurvivorNet. “We can’t go wrong, you know?”

To share what she learned with others, she started the YouTube cooking channel and website, Gangsta Goodies Kitchen.

She says even collard greens can be healthy.

“I grew up on collard greens,” Johnson tells SurvivorNet.  “My mother was from the South, and collard greens when I was growing up either had neck bones or a fat back or ham hocks or something like that in it. Now I have it that way, every blue moon, maybe two or three times a year. But for the most part, I put collard greens in a wok. I cook them about five or 10 minutes, add some spices, not salt, and then the crowd, they are amazed at how good they are, you know, uh, without that meat, I’m like, yes, we don’t need all of that to have good collard greens.”

Learn more about SurvivorNet’s rigorous medical review process.

https://www.survivornet.com/articles/fighting-cancer-with-food-woman-uses-kitchen-as-an-outlet-during-cancer-battle-creates-cooking-show-gangsta-goodies-kitchen/

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