Row, Row, Row My Boat! chronicles Margreet Jansen van Doorn's experience with breast cancer. In 1996, Margreet was just 38 when she was diagnosed with stage III highly aggressive ductal breast cancer. She assumed she had no choice but to accept what her doctors recommended and that the only actions available to her were the ones recommended by the cancer clinic. This book tells you how she became educated and learned that there were many things she herself could do to support her body in the fight with breast cancer. In researching the disease she found that the known responses to cancer are only treatments and not cures. Margreet's journey with breast cancer was confronted on many different levels. She not only fought it on the physical platform but on the spiritual, emotional and intellectual as well. She learned about the mind/body connection and how our emotions and feelings influence our ability to fight illnesses. She discovered that when our bodies are out of balance chaos and Dis Ease become the norm. She was amazed at how un-informed she was about nutrition and its influence on our health.
This book tells of Margreet's journey with this deadly disease and the choices she made. Looking for answers she used many different approaches, from Psychosynthesis to Chiropractic immune stimulating treatments to eliminating many foods which undermine our natural ability to fight off illnesses. She learned about the power of eating an alkaline based diet as well as taking supplements which supported her fight. This fascinating story describes the many steps Margreet took, including the fear she felt and doubt she experienced as well as the triumphs, in her struggle to be victorious over this deadly disease. The book takes you from the time of her diagnosis to ultimately her good health!
Born in Arkel, The Netherlands, Margreet Jansen van Doorn is a vibrant, adventurous and courageous woman. When she was sixteen, she immigrated with her family to Moorefield, Ontario, Canada. Before she became a single mom to a wonderful son, Vincent, she traveled and worked at a range of interesting jobs. Her traveling took her from such diverse places as Paris, France to Yellowknife in Canada's North, where she worked as a flight attendant for an Arctic airline. Margreet has Bachelor's degree in Education from the University of Calgary and she is an experienced and accomplished teacher and group facilitator as well as an inspiring speaker. She has a gift for motivating and inspiring others through her sense of humor and Joie de Vivre. She currently resides with her husband near Calgary in Okotoks, Alberta.