Breast Cancer Survivor Starts Juicing Company to Keep People Healthy

First-time mother Shauna Martin was diagnosed with stage two breast cancer at age 33, according to Austin ABC affiliate KVUE. When her child was 9 months old, she underwent various treatments including chemotherapy followed by a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery. When the cancer was first detected, she insisted her sister get tested as well, which also resulted in a positive diagnosis.

After Martin finished her treatment, she felt depleted of energy and turned to nutrition to take control of her health. She would make drinks out of dark leafy greens.

"There is a growing body of evidence that shows diet and cancer have connections," Deirdre Earls, a registered dietician, told the source. "Particularly in the case of cancer, cruciferous vegetables have been shown to have a real benefit for prevention. Cruciferous vegetables are things like kale, arugula, bok choy, watercress."

Martin not only focused on her health, she also wanted her friends and family to lead healthier lifestyles. That is how Daily Greens was born. The company helps those too busy to prepare these beverages. The cancer survivor now sells her premade drinks in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and Oklahoma. There are a variety of flavors of the raw cold-press drink available, and a portion of the profits are donated to organizations that help young women battle breast cancer.

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