By Stacey Gualandi/October, 2018
Photos Courtesy Samantha Harris
Don’t miss a BRAND NEW episode of The Women’s Eye Radio with host Stacey Gualandi and television personality and award-winning journalist Samantha Harris, author of the new book Your Healthiest Healthy: 8 Easy Ways to Take Control, Help Prevent and Fight Cancer, and Live a Longer, Cleaner, Happier Life.
“Author” is yet another title for this multi-hyphenate host-turned-health advocate. The Emmy winner is best known as the host of “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra” and “Dancing With the Stars.”
But Harris is also a public speaker, certified trainer and a cancer survivor and thriver – perhaps her most important role to date (besides mom to Jossie and Hilly!)! In 2014, Harris found a lump AFTER a mammogram all-clear, and was diagnosed with breast cancer.
Following a double mastectomy, Harris decided to “come out” publicly and so began her mission to take control of her disease, educate herself on her body IQ, and write a “crisis survival guide” for others, “one manageable step at a time.”
Harris and I met years ago while she was at “E!” and I was reporting for “Inside Edition.” When I heard about her cancer journey, I was shocked because she was the healthiest person I knew! Unfortunately, she was an exception to the rule. Now I want to share her personal cancer journey.
In this inspiring conversation, Harris – who is now cancer-free – talks about what to do if disease hijacks your life, how to do a “household hose-down” of toxins, and the importance of being your best health advocate.
Oh, and how she came to love avocados!!
Together Harris and her husband Michael created “Gotta Make Lemonade”, a community of people who share their personal stories to inspire others.
Check it out here!
Remember that October is #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth!