Robin Quivers' amazing journey back to health through the power of vegetables

Oct 01, 2013, 10:00 ET from Avery, a member of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, A Penguin Random House Company

NEW YORK, Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Longtime fans of "The Howard Stern Show" know about Robin Quivers' struggles with food—especially the high-fat, high-sugar, high-cholesterol, highly addictive foods that doomed many of her relatives to obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. As she recently discussed on The Howard Stern Show, she's also been fighting cancer for over a year and was recently told by her doctors that she is cancer free.

Even before the cancer diagnosis, Quivers knew it was time to take a stand in her personal nutrition battle and switch to a plant-based diet. It's a good thing she did. Quivers will be the first to tell you that her vegetable diet played a large role in allowing her body to be able to fight cancer. "My plant-based diet was helping my body heal," she writes. "I couldn't believe the difference I saw. I'd never had such a dramatic shift in my health – not when I was taking medication, not when I was wearing a neck brace, and certainly not when I was eating whatever I wanted… I no longer had to rearrange my entire life around being sick."

THE VEGUCATION OF ROBIN: How Real Food Saved My Life (Avery, Hardcover & Ebook) ― in stores October 1, 2013 takes readers on Quivers' sometimes rocky, though endearingly hysterical, path to newfound health thanks to a plant-based diet. Quivers builds an undeniable case that the key to living the life you've always wanted lies in your refrigerator. As she says, "If you want your body to work the way it's supposed to, you need to give it the nutrients it needs. The solution isn't in a pill; it's in what you eat." 

Becoming "vegucated" is not a temporary fix so you can go back to doing whatever it was you were doing before. "Vegucation" is a lifestyle – it's is about getting back into the kitchen, embracing more of the foods that help you flourish, and filling your plates with hearty, scrumptious plants that really can change your life.

Robin teaches readers how eating for your health means letting your body finally revive and rebuild itself. Helping readers understand how food affects the way your body works, looks, and feels, she explains which foods hurt and which foods heal. So by the time she shares 90 of her favorite recipes (including a scrumptious vegan Chocolate Coconut Mousse, Spicy Cauliflower with Pimenton, and Green Bean and Nicoise Olive Salad), you'll be ready to look at the meals you eat in a whole new light.

THE VEGUCATION OF ROBIN describes Robin's transformation inside and out, and the power of the produce aisle with its soul-quenching, cell-loving vegetables. Robin Quivers puts a new face on the pro-veggie movement and inspires readers to take their health into their own hands.

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About Robin Quivers:
Robin Quivers is co-host of The Howard Stern Show and runs a non-profit organization called the 15 Foundation, which funds healthy food and nutrition programs in schools. She also broadcasts her own program, The Chatter, on Sirius XM. Her 1995 autobiography, QUIVERS: A LIFE, was a New York Times bestseller.

SOURCE Avery, a member of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, A Penguin Random House Company