Breast cancer has reached epidemic proportions in the United States. Once a relatively rare disease, it now affects 2 to 3 million women and the incidence is increasing at an alarming rate. What can we do about it? This week on Healthy You! our guest is Dr. Christine Horner. She is a pioneer who pushed through federal and state legislation ensuring that breast reconstruction after a mastectomy would be paid for by insurance companies. Dr. Horner lost her own mother to breast cancer. She decided then that her mother’s death would not be in vain. Something good would come of it. This legislation was the first gift to her mother’ s memory and her book is another.
Dr. Horner is the author of, “Waking the Warrior Goddess.” Using the metaphor of the warrior goddess this book explains something Ayurveda describes as our own “inner healing intelligence.” It also explores the various foods and supplements that can enable women to successfully fight breast cancer and claim the healthy body that should be theirs. Dr. Horner tells readers what to avoid and what to embrace, what will poison the warrior goddess and what will feed her and what she needs to thrive.
Dr. Horner is a nationally known surgeon residing in Taos, New Mexico. She also holds two board certifications: the National Board of Surgery and the National Board of Plastic Surgery. For over a decade, Dr. Horner worked with the American Cancer Society. Dr. Horner is a popular, charismatic speaker and for the last several years, has spoken extensively on natural health topics and natural approaches to breast cancer prevention. In 1997, Dr. Horner was honored by receiving the YWCA Career Women of Achievement Award.