After dominating multiple Amazon sales charts in pre-release, best-selling author Chris Wark's new book, Beat Cancer Daily: 365 Days of Inspiration, Encouragement, and Actions Steps to Survive and Thrive, is available now, in both hardback and ebook formats. Published by Hay House Publishing and distributed by Penguin Random House Publisher Services, Beat Cancer Daily is available wherever books are sold.
In the weeks prior to its release, the latest from the internationally acclaimed speaker, health coach, and patient advocate claimed the top spot on not one, but three of Amazon.com's Hot New Releases charts.
Following on the heels of his 2018 Publishers Weekly, Wall Street Journal, USA Today and Amazon best-selling debut book, Chris Beat Cancer, the hardcover version of Beat Cancer Daily claimed the No. 1 spot on the online retailer's New Releases in Breast Cancer, New Releases in Prostate Health, and New Releases in Prostate Disease charts.
"The early response to the book has been overwhelming," says Chris. "I'm so excited the day has come to share it with the rest of the world."
The groundbreaking book is primarily derived from Wark's own journey with cancer and healing, along with his worldwide health coaching work. It is a combination daily devotional and self-care guide, featuring transformational nuggets of scripture, health, nutrition and detox advice, inspiration, encouragement, and practical actions for surviving life's difficult storms.
"My cancer journey changed my life and taught me invaluable lessons about life and death, faith and fear, self-care and survival," says Wark. "Over the last 16 years, I've had the privilege of studying and learning from many other survivors, doctors, and experts."
Wark has poured his hard-earned wisdom into 365 chapters, each focused on promoting physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health.
"Every day is an opportunity for change and growth," Wark says. "The intention of this book is to help you work through the process of radical life change-to help you make your life simpler, yet richer. To help you take control of your health, to help you face your fears, to help you fan the flames of faith, to help you let go of the past, and to help you embrace the present and be hopeful about the future."
At a time when the future is so uncertain for so many people due to the coronavirus and societal unrest, Beat Cancer Daily is a timely and practical lifeline for cancer patients, caregivers, and others experiencing the ill-effects of such a stressful season.
A survey of cancer patients conducted by the American Cancer Society in May 2020 found that 87% of respondents were impacted in some way by COVID-19. The pandemic presents cancer patients and caregivers with new challenges, from delays in treatment therapies like chemotherapy to limited access to appointments and imaging services. Such circumstances lead to increased levels of anxiety, depression, worry, and fear, which leads to much worse cancer outcomes.
Wark's emphasis on developing healthy habits to strengthen mind, body, and spirit is also proving helpful to those who may not have cancer but are suffering from chronic illness, including anxiety and depression, both of which are on the rise amid the pandemic.
Beat Cancer Daily shares simple, practical habits for individuals to implement into their daily routine to counter today's toxic environment's negative impact. And it is a timely reminder of the power of the mind and its effect upon physical health-specifically, how self-talk can be a constructive or destructive force.
"Your own words can build you up or tear you down. They can create an atmosphere of peace or one of disharmony," says Wark. "Pay attention to the things you say to yourself and choose to speak words of life over your body and your situation."
In addition to mindful self-talk, Beat Cancer Daily focuses on removing those things from our lives that contribute to toxicity and interfere with a healing lifestyle and mindset. Wark suggests eliminating alcohol and tobacco, pharmaceuticals, switching to a plant-based diet, filtering your water to remove toxins, and replacing personal and home-cleaning supplies with organic or non-toxic brands. Step-by-step, Wark walks readers through small, effective choices they can make to increase their chance of defeating cancer or other chronic illnesses.
"A healing mindset takes fortitude, faith, courage, and acceptance of support when you need it most," Wark says. "As a cancer survivor, I understand the daily struggles involved in healing from cancer. It's a battle," Wark says. "But it's not so much a battle in the body as it is a battle in the mind. In order to heal your body, you must first win the battle in your mind. Changing your thoughts will change your life."
Beat Cancer Daily helps readers approach every aspect of their healing with purpose. Filled with scriptures, healthy-eating tips, ways to hold on to hope, guidance on simplifying life, and encouragement to find gratitude in the present, the book is the daily support people need-whether they have cancer or not.
"Embrace the challenge and know that you have the divine guidance and power to prosper-mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually," says Wark. "Your future will be better than your past, better than you can even imagine."
In his book, Wark advocates developing other important Beat Cancer Daily habits, including:
• Spending time in the Bible
• Spending time in prayer and meditation
• Giving your fears and worries to God
• Practicing gratitude
• Choosing to think positively
• Forgiving everyone who has ever hurt you (including yourself), and forgiving new offenses quickly
• Getting eight or more hours of sleep each night
• Eating 10-plus servings of fruits and vegetables per day
In 2003, Wark was diagnosed with stage IIIC colon cancer. Following his physician's advice, he underwent surgery, which removed a golf-ball sized tumor...and a third of his colon. At that point, Wark had a decision to make: follow the traditional treatment of chemotherapy or embark on a radically different path of altering his diet and lifestyle in an attempt to allow his body to heal itself.
Wark chose the latter course of action and documented his remarkable story in his best-selling debut book, Chris Beat Cancer, released on September 25, 2018, from Hay House Publishing.
As he continues his own journey to wellness, Wark encourages others to take their challenges one day at a time.
"This book will challenge you in the best way possible," says Wark. "It will challenge you to examine your life from every angle, to think differently, to push through resistance, and to take massive action. I didn't just write this book to help you; I wrote it to help me, too. Even though I don't have cancer anymore, I need this encouragement, advice, inspiration, and motivation every single day, just like you. Don't get discouraged by what you can't do. Focus on what you can do and do those things. Do the can-dos now and chip away at the can't-dos along the way. My prayer for you is that you prosper in good health even as your soul prospers. And that you beat cancer daily!"
For more information, visit chrisbeatcancer.com/beatcancerdaily.