Coping with cancer is difficult and confusing for everyone. Rounds of chemo and medication leave the patient drained and reduce quality of life—some say even more than the disease itself. Bev Venuti of CrossFit Mass finds that low-carb eating, fish oil and CrossFit help her cope with the demands of recovering from rounds of harsh treatment.
Venuti is surviving metastatic colon cancer, but it’s spreading. Doctors didn’t give her a resoundingly positive prognosis in the summer of 2008, but her current regimen of diet and exercise is steering them in another direction.
“I think I’m probably more fit now than I’ve ever been in my life,” she says.
Video by Again Faster.
Additional reading: Mary’s Story: Part 1 by Mary Hieb, published Feb. 15, 2010.