About Me

Please watch my video – it explains how I can help you.  And feel free to sign up for my e-books and newsletters (on the right).  Thanks for visiting and let me know how I can help you!

It is my personal goal to be a source of information, guidance, support and love for people currently going through breast cancer,  those who have been through it and need some answers, and those seeking to avoid it.  If you need someone to help you through the maze of confusing information out there, or someone to whom you can ask your burning questions, I’m honored to assist you.

I have a lengthy background in natural medicine.  In 2004/05 I battled breast cancer myself. You can see more about my journey in my Breast Cancer Diary. I have been healthy and recurrence-free since 2004 and decided to become a breast cancer coach in 2012 so that I could share my wealth of knowledge with many more people seeking information.

Photography courtesy of Morya Photography, Perth

Photography courtesy of Moryaa Photography, Perth

My husband and I have lived in Denver, Colorado, and Perth, Australia.  We were living in Perth in 2004 when I was diagnosed with breast cancer, and I had all of my treatments there.  A lucky thing for us because medical treatment is so much more affordable in Australia than it is in America.

Please sign up for my free e-newsletters and e-books – they are full of all my best tips about how to get through breast cancer in an ultra-healthy way, free of recurrences, and be thriving on the other side.  I hope that they will keep you inspired, informed, and supported.  You can sign up using the form over on the far right-hand side on most pages on my website.

Finally and most importantly, these words from Buddha:

“Don’t blindly believe what I say. Don’t believe me because others convince you of my words. Don’t believe anything you see, read, or hear from others, whether of authority, religious teachers or texts. Don’t rely on logic alone, nor speculation. Don’t infer or be deceived by appearances.

“Do not give up your authority and follow blindly the will of others. This way will only lead to delusion.

“Find out for yourself what is truth, what is real. Discover that there are virtuous things and there are non-virtuous things. Once you have discovered for yourself, give up the bad and embrace the good.”

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46 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Wow — a LOT of careful work has gone into this site!

    Well done, Marnie!!

    I hope it becomes well patronised by those who really need its wisdom…

    Cheers from one of your biggest fans dahnunder…LOL


  2. Hi Anne! Thanks for your comment! So nice to connect with you, I’m glad you found my site. How could we leave Oz indeed? Not exactly our idea! We divide our time between Australia and Colorado, best of both worlds. Did you sign up for my newsletters? Highly recommended! Sending hugs to you in Mandurah.

  3. Hi Marnie,
    I am happy to say, I signed up for your newsletter. I am here 5 years later, happy to say, I too am healthy and thriving. I would like to ask you one question, if you do not mind. I am taking arimidex and recently added Maitake and Reishi Mushroom caps daily. I have read so many wonderful things about these Mushrooms. What is your opinion on the Mushroom therapy? Your feed back would be very much appreciated. Thank you.

    1. Hi Cathy, thanks for your message! I have sent you an email but I will also answer here for the sake of others. Congrats on being a thriver, that’s wonderful. I have a very high opinion of medicinal mushrooms, in fact, I’ve written several articles about their effectiveness. Take a look at my category “medicinal mushrooms” (scroll down the page to the Categories on the lower right-hand side of each page) for more information. I’m happy you’ve signed up for my newsletters, I hope you enjoy receiving them and be sure to contact me if you need clarification on anything. Yours in healing, Marnie

  4. Hi Marnie
    Think you just saved my sanity now Ive found your website which I intend passing on to my breast care centre as its so good.
    Im laid up with back problems following a latimus dorsi reconstruction a year ago this week.
    Have developed major adhesions which have pulled me out of line – very painful but now will pass your massage technique to my physio and just know its going to help x
    Thank you so much for a great site
    Cornwall UK

    1. Dear Heather,
      I’m so happy you found me and that you will try my massage technique for adhesions. I know they can be painful! Please have your physio contact me if any clarification is needed. Thanks for your comments and I wish you all the best!
      Best regards,

  5. This site is a GREAT resource. I stumbled on it while researching anything and everything that might help me feel better during chemo. Thank you!

    1. Hi Nancy,
      Thanks for your kind comments. You might like to subscribe to my newsletters, I have all sorts of good information in them about healing from breast cancer and the things that will help you along the way. If you’d like to know what others think about my newsletters, just visit my “Testimonials” page. You can sign up for the newsletters on any page of my site. Happy healing, Nancy.
      Warmest regards,

  6. Hi Marnie!,

    My Mother had breast cancer and decided to have a radical mastectomy. She is dealing with Lymphedema in her left arm where the lympnodes were taken out. The doctor put her on antibiotics and is doing a little better now. She’s 72 now and is trying to deal with the flare-ups in her arm. I want to also thank you for your quick response. God bless you and the work you do!!!

    All the best to you Marnie!,

    Ernesto Moran

  7. I have just found your great website. I had a reconstruction latisimus dorsi flap 14years-ago. For the last seven years I have had severe back spasms in thr intercostal area one small spot that can be localised After every test under the sun form gallbladder to user to MRI for disc the drs feel what I told them at first(!) it is skeletal from the surgery. The spasm lasts anything from 24 hrs to this time I have had it now 6 days. No amount of anti inflamatories or pain killers help. It goes as quickly as it comes! I might not have it for months on end or as this time had it for few days before Christmas. Is it too late foe me to get a therapist to do your rolling teqnique? So sorry for long email but felt I had to explain fully. Happy new year. Best wishes. Suzanne

  8. Hi Marnie
    Thank you for that. I love the blog and I have told some of my Lymphoedema clients about it…
    I do hope they tap in for some excellent information. Keep well!
    Warmest Regards
    Carol Sheldon

  9. As a Holistic Health Partitioner myself I found your articles very interesting. We have a similar approach and I just wanted to thank you for putting yourself out there and sharing your story and knowledge. I will gladly direct my clients to your blog for additional support. Best wishes to you in your practice!

    1. Dear Antonina,
      Thanks for your comment and for your vote of confidence. I appreciate that very much. I wish you all the best too!
      Warmest regards,

  10. Just wanted to thank you for your news letters the information is really helping me on my journey please don’t stop many thanks Irena

  11. Dear Marnie
    I cannot believe how similar our stories are. I was diagnosed 2005 left side breast cancer in the UK had all my treatment there and moved to the US in 2006. I hate to think of the cost here!! My children are in theUK along with 6 grandkids. I only found your website yesterday. Thank you for helping so many women. I shall pass it on to friends I know who need your help and advice. You are an amazing person to travel the road from diagnosis to a full positive living life. Thank you

    1. Pam
      Thanks for your contact! Lovely to hear from you. I’m glad to read you are doing well, congratulations on being a long-time survivor. I appreciate your kind words and referrals and you are pretty amazing yourself! Keep up the good work.
      Warmest regards,
      Marnie Clark

  12. Hi Marnie,
    I have been with you ever since I was diagnosed w/ BC. I am fortunately getting good reports with that. Now I have recently had my right kidney removed from Kidney cancer. So far no recommendations for chemo or radiation. This’s is the third C. I have had all non related.
    I signed up for the leaky gut video but I keep being asked to sign up again! I am not feeling well but want to see if I can get some info from this video that can help me As my oc said (quit making cancer so well!) can you help me get recognized by this site? I would really appreciate your help!
    All the best, Joan.

  13. Hi Marnie,

    I too have been with you since DX of Invasive lobular BC in Feb. of 2015. Thank you so very much for your newsletters, they help more than you’ll ever know…had a lumpectomy and targeted radiation but rejected their 5 year drug plan, am also refusing further mammograms which Dr.s’ are not very happy about but hey, it’s my body, right?. So, I am 1 year out and 1 year in the clear. I am not sure if insurance will cover it, but I’m looking toward Thermography. I live basically on a plant diet and am SO LOVING it.

    I do however have a question about Hyaluronic Acid Serum, whether it is safe and it’s relation to cancer? I was going to ask this in an email, but thought your answer could benefit others as well. Thanks again for all you do.
    Blessings, Celia

  14. Quite a beautiful site to visit. Diagonised this year with invasive Bc, stage three. currently I have been started on tamoxifen, by with side effects. I have subscribed to your newsletter and am grateful. Will be talking to you through e-mail.

  15. Thank you for all that you do x I’ve had a lumpectomy 5 weeks ago for stage 2 inv lobular cancer I’ve decided not to take treatment do you know of any success stories doing the same as myself x ty x

    1. Diane,
      Yes of course! People opt not to have conventional treatments (I assume that’s what you mean) all the time. The important thing is to know what to do instead – what things are protective, what things will help and what things will not. I suggest you definitely be in the care of a qualified naturopath trained to work with cancer patients, or integrative oncologist. Please don’t just do this on your own. I know you’re getting my newsletters, so I will be sharing loads of good information with you via the newsletters. If you have questions, please ask.
      Warmest regards,
      Marnie Clark

  16. Hi Marnie, I came across your site by chance and I’m glad I did. I had a mastectomy in February 2015 to avoid radiotherapy, but I am taking 10mg tamoxifen which causes me a lot of heartache. I wish I was brave enough to stop as I know it is toxic and not going to guarantee stopping a recurrence anyway.
    I was suffering a lot of stress at the time of diagnosis by way of a dispiriting job which I have since left to pursue my dream of being a ceramacist.
    Would you recommend seeking alternative advice? It’s quite overwhelming.
    With kind regards,

  17. Hi Marnie.
    I was diagnosed in October 2016 with MBC. I am 1 of the 4% newly diagnosed stage 4. What a shock as I considered myself to be healthy, eating right, sleeping well and exercising. My sister and I were doing some research on curcumin (I’m a big fan) and herceptin yesterday and she happened upon your blog. It is so extensive that I have bookmarked your page so I can return and read more. Thank you for providing such great information.

  18. I am thankful to have read some of your advice & philosophy. I wish you & your’s all the best & without question the Very Best is The Spirit of Jesus Christ.

  19. Hi , I had lattimus dorsi flap reconstruction one year ago, all was well up until 20days ago, I have terrible itchy, burning and pain running down into my elbows. These were the same
    symptoms I had BEFORE the surgery , then I was told that its the cancer causing it , NOW I am told(one year after op) that it is the nerves fusing? I was wondering if maybe you or someone you know, has had this experience? The burning is very intense and feels like thousands of bee stings, it last for about 30 min, also, the muscle that they planted in, seems to have “pulled” into a ball/ lump , its smooth at the bottom, but swelling on top causing a hump? Could you please advise. Thank you

    1. Hi Lindie,
      I’m so sorry to hear that you are having so much trouble with your breast reconstruction. I do have clients who have experienced pain subsequent to breast reconstruction surgery and sometimes it is caused by nerves regenerating. But sometimes it is caused by nerve damage that, more often than not, the surgeon refuses to take responsibility for. It’s so frustrating to these women who are in constant pain.

      It’s interesting that your pain is only for 30 minutes at a time. But the lumping and balling and swelling of the muscle certainly does not sound good. I would definitely make an appointment with your surgeon and get him/her to understand how miserable you are and see what they can suggest. If they fob you off, go and see someone else. Keep making appointments until someone listens to you and takes you seriously. This can be a very real and debilitating problem for some. I hope that’s not the case for you.

      There are things you can do in the meantime to ease the pain. In particular, although it’s a different reason for pain, you can use the protocol described in this article of my website: http://marnieclark.com/how-to-relieve-pain-from-tissue-expanders-naturally/

      If you’d like to subscribe to my newsletters, all free, and specifically written to help people heal from or prevent breast cancer, you can do so over on the far right-hand side of most pages of my website.

      I hope this helps and I look forward to hearing from you.

      Warmest regards,
      Marnie Clark

  20. i was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009 and recurred in 2015. Refused arimidex, want to beat cancer naturally and glad I found you and the wonderful encouragement I found here to stay strong.

  21. I was diagnosed with her2 pos breast cancer. Had mastecomy and six rounds taxorere,carboplatin,herceptin and perjeta. All done with chemo. Continuing with herceptin every three weeks until April. Also on femara 2.5 mg. I take quite a few vitamins supplements including a B complex. I see that there is folic acid in the B complex. Should I avoid taking this

    1. ​Hi Ann,
      I apologize for taking so long to reply to you. I have been getting such a landslide of email lately that I am getting way behind in answering it. I may be slow to respond, but I will ALWAYS answer you.
      Re the folic acid question for HER2 positive people, there were some preliminary studies back in 2014 that indicated folic acid promoted HER2 expression in rats. Here’s a link to that study: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24465421 ​I’ve never seen a study that discusses it does this in humans, and in fact, the most recent studies indicate “Overall, folate and vitamin B12 status was not clearly associated with BC risk in this prospective cohort study​”. ​Here’s a link to this 2017 study: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27905104

      If it were me personally, I’d take the B vitamins but also please do visit my page http://marnieclark.com/breast-health/marnies-must-have-supplements-for-breast-health/​ to see which other ones might be helpful. I hope that helps!
      Warmest regards,

      1. Dear Marnie,
        I go through your website and get many information that help me to change my diet. I am also a survivor of triple negative breast cancer and I also want to follow you. Thank you very much.

        With warmest regards,

        1. Hi Urmila!
          The best way to connect with me is to sign up for my free newsletters (the sign up form is on the far right hand side of each page of my website) and connect with me on Facebook – Marnie Clark, Breast Health Coach. I look forward to chatting with you.
          All the best

  22. So glad to have found you. I’m a Certified Clinical Thermographic Technician (in the only thermography center in our part of the world). I plan on sharing your site with all of my patients.

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