As a top academician in her home country of the former Yugoslavia, Mina Dobic led a privileged life. That all changed in 1987, when Mina was diagnosed with stage IV ovarian cancer that had metastasised to her liver, bones and lymph system. Mina's doctors gave her only two months to live. She reviewed the literature and quickly realized that the chemotherapy and radiation treatment offered by her physicians was not a viable option. Instead, she did something remarkable: She decided to adopt the macrobiotic way of life. Six and a half months later, Mina Dobic was cancer free. MY BEAUTIFUL LIFE tells her story. The course that Mina Dobic and her family took is a modern odyssey that weaves together many of the critical issues of the last half century - the struggle between repression and a free society, the conflict between conventional medicine and holistic health and the forces that pull the modern family apart even as members strive to hold it together. During her journey to good health, Mina passed from cancer victim to cancer survivor, from patient to healer, from student to teacher. MY BEAUTIFUL LIFE not only eloquently explains how Mina recovered from cancer, but also details how cancer can be prevented through diet and a simple philosophy of living in balance with nature.
About the Author
Vogue magazine called Mina Dobic "L.A.'s most expert macrobiotic health consultant." An internationally acclaimed macrobiotic counsellor, Mina lectures throughout North America and Europe.