Author, Health the way Nature Intended
Leanne Chan strives to be an outstanding individual in her career as a business woman, philanthropist, yoga instructor, mother and world traveler. A graduate of the University of Western Ontario, Leanne went on to open her first business over two decades ago in public relations and marketing. Her client list varies across industry leaders from Rob Feenie of Lumiere, Shangri-la Residences, Rennie Marketing, Westbank Developments, Mayor Larry Campbell, Sutton Group Real Estate Canada and The Vancouver Sun, Province and National Post.
Always a believer of giving back for the betterment of the community, Leanne has been involved in the development of the Lundin Group of Companies Lundin for Africa Foundation and the Clinton Giustra Sustainable Initiative, Sutton Group of Canada’s Sutton Cares Program, the CW Asiafund, and fund-raising for several cancer research programs and developing The Cancer Store.
Leanne’s unique, worldly experiences have not only equipped her well to handle all things life hands her with dignity and grace, but has given her the open heart to inspire and lead others along the journey with her.
When faced with the difficult information that her soulmate was diagnosed with colon cancer, Leanne did what she has done when faced with adversity, she dug in and looked for answers and positive ways to deal with this daunting, life-threatening disease. Unimpressed and overwhelmed with the information that existed for patients and their families when diagnosed with cancer, Leanne took it upon herself to make sense of what was out there and create recipes and information that not only improved the health and recovery of Darren, but will hopefully serve to do the same for others.
Health the Way Nature Intended is a friendly guide to the trifecta of health: mindfulness, exercises, meal plans and recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, fresh juices and smoothies. The book was created for Darren Pedersen, a Stage 3 colorectal cancer survivor and awareness advocate who knows first hand what it is like to “lose his health.” Lost in the tunnel of cancer treatment with no guide and an overwhelming myriad of choices to make, Darren found his own balance between treatments, diets, lifestyle and mindset. Eating well with a stoma is a whole new world. What to buy? What to cook? The book is a seven-day, step- by-step guide through shopping, meal-planning and cooking delicious stoma-safe, delicious meals for you and your family. We have created this cookbook for you; to eat and feel well while living with an ostomy going through chemotherapy, radiation or faced with the challenges of Colitis or Crohn’s disease. Eat Well. Live Well. Be Well.