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A Race for Life

A Diet and Exercise Program for Super-Fitness and Reversing the Aging Process (Revised Edition)

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  •    252 pages
  •    11 b&w photographs
  •    6 x 9
  •    Paperback, eBook
  • Paperback ISBN  978-1-59056-710-4
  • eBook ISBN  978-1-59056-711-1
  • Publisher: Lantern Publishing & Media
  • Publication Date: May 2024

The amazing story of how one woman survived breast cancer to take on the toughest races in the world.

A Race for Life provides the reader with detailed information on the how and why a whole food, plant-based vegan diet works to dramatically lower the risk of breast cancer. Through her remarkable life journey, Dr. Ruth shares how practicing a healthy diet and lifestyle will give your body its best chance to reverse and prevent a recurrence of cancer and many other diseases. Dr. Ruth conveys the importance of exercise and eating a plant-based diet to foster good health and energy with recent research showing how certain exercises and diets can suppress cancer cell growth. Through her personal experience and wisdom, Dr. Ruth shares what you need to know about “reconstruction” after breast surgery. Through compassion and empathy, Dr. Ruth shares how to best deal with the stress of getting that cancer diagnosis and turning that negative energy into a positive force for you and others.

“Inspiring, medically sound, and beautifully written. I would like to share this book with all of my patients and friends. Hearing the message from Ruth’s perspective makes for a heart-warming journey and a solid prescription for optimum well being.”—Neal D. Barnard, M.D., author, Eat Right, Live Longer and Foods That Fight Pain

“Ruth’s story of surviving breast cancer, adopting a plant-based diet and becoming a winning world class triathlete is both exhilarating and terrifying. With discipline, exuberance and resilience, Ruth faced each challenge including two near-fatal highway collisions and an alarming medical setback. Her life-affirming attitude shines through her whole remarkable story from sickness to health, from tragedy to triumph. What an inspiration for all!”—Dorothy Greet, educator, speaker, author of Go Veg With Class, www.GoVegWithClass.com

A Race for Life is more than an athlete’s memoir; it’s a testament to the human spirit’s capacity to overcome adversity and a practical guide for anyone looking to enhance their health and vitality naturally. Ruth Heidrich, alongside experts in medicine, coaching, and nutrition, provides compelling evidence that a life of exceptional wellness is achievable for all of us. Her fascinating story is a beacon of hope and a blueprint for a healthier, more fulfilling life, proving that with the right mix of discipline, knowledge, and spirit, the battle against even the most daunting challenges can be won.”—Chef AJ, former television host, executive pastry chef, and author

A Race for Life is an inspiring story by a remarkable woman. Dr. Ruth is a portrait in courage and perseverance, serving as an example of how we can face and overcome obstacles, whatever they may be, on our life journey. Her book is especially valuable for older readers! Empowered with knowledge of the health benefits of the vegan lifestyle, we can give ourselves the best chance to flourish in our advanced age with good health, vitality, mental acuity, and purpose.”—Dr. Joanne Kong, editor, Vegan Voices: Essays by Inspiring Changemakers

“This is the book I wished I’d had back when I was 40. It is so inspiring to read about what Ruth Heidrich went through to become a Stage 4 breast cancer survivor. As if that weren’t enough, she covers what it takes to be an Ironman triathlete, mentally as well as physically. It would be a great gift for any woman, athlete or not.”—Karina Lok, senior vegan runner

“Ruth’s wisdom is well-founded in science as well as her own personal experience. This book—chock-full of good information—is good reading as well. For those wanting to be well and fit, read A Race for Life.”—Jim Mason, author, An Unnatural Order

“Ruth Heidrich serves as an inspiration for every woman fighting for her life and dignity. Given the right foods and exercise she proves the human body is its own greatest healer. Don’t miss this opportunity to take charge of your life.”—John McDougall, M.D., author, McDougall Program for Women

“A passionate testimonial by an extraordinary woman who turned tragedy to triumph through vigorous exercise and refined diet. Ruth Heidrich’s experiences point to the potential in all of us when we turn knowledge to action, to create healthier, more vibrant lives.”—Dan Millman, author, Way of the Peaceful Warrior and Body Mind Mastery

“Dr. Ruth Heidrich is a fear annihilator. She’s faced head-on the two greatest fears that women have—breast cancer and growing old—and shows that it’s possible to overcome the former and transform the latter. Surely everyone’s story is different, but in reading hers, we can collect tools to apply to our own, along with inspiration, courage, and a role model bar none.”—Victoria Moran, author, The Love-Powered Diet and Age Like a Yogi

A Race for Life was the first book I published at Lantern, back in 2000, and like Ruth herself, it remains an evergreen example of tenacity, resilience, passion, and maximizing your potential. A Race for Life began Lantern’s (and my own running) journey, and I’m delighted that we’re all still going strong!”—Martin Rowe, editor, Running, Eating, Thinking: A Vegan Anthology and Executive Director of Culture & Animals Foundation

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