If you knew that first step was solid and the action safe to take, would you do it?

I know you want to move beyond the endless googling for the right answers, reduce the insecurity, anxiety, and doubt, tame your fear and find some peace in knowing you have an optimal plan to proactively complement your cancer treatments, prevent recurrence or avoid an initial diagnosis.

Sometimes, it’s all about just being courageous enough to take the first steps, even if the entire path is still shrouded in fog and we have no idea where it will lead us.

Over the years I have observed three types of cancer patients.

Those who have found their path.

Those who are still searching with numerous dead ends to show for.

And those who never even started looking.

You would not be here if you had already found your path and were confidently embracing life despite cancer.

You would also not be here if you were still unaware that there is a path you need to find to move beyond cancer.

You are here because you are still searching, hoping to find some traction from which to catapult yourself into a space where you can embrace life again despite cancer.

If you envision yourself as part of the group that confidently moves through treatments, gets a grip on living a meaningful life with or post-cancer and feels assured that they are doing what they can to stay cancer free, then welcome!

This smart group is figuring out what changes they have to make to their diet and lifestyle to create an environment that is unwelcoming to cancer, and then embrace the path that unfolds in front of them.

I am here to help you gain momentum and set you on a trajectory to get you there.

Introducing First Steps to Take Control of Your Cancer Care

A program that will allow you to take the first steps, whether in conjunction with treatments or on your own, to help you learn how to

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    Leverage your diet to feed your body real nutrients that don’t fuel cancer growth

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    Maximize nutrient absorption & reduce inflammatory markers to silence cancer-promoting genes

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    Strengthen your immune system so it can find, isolate and eliminate potential cancer cells

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    Engage your mind to positively manage your stress response

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    Use Emotional Self Care techniques so you can reconnect with yourself to harness a healing response

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    Select from the many options to make living an anti-cancer way of life fulfilling, fun and sustainable

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    Implement an action plan to help solidify your path

When I was diagnosed with my first breast cancer I spent many hours sifting through evidence-based research as well as trendy hype trying to map out a plan that would answer all the nagging questions I had. I was forced to revisit that road map and find new connecting paths when I was diagnosed a second time three years later. It is exhausting and seems never-ending trying to make sense of it all when you are struggling with the physical as well as emotional effects of cancer treatments at the same time.

I would have done anything at the time to have access to a Done-for-me Guide to get me started on the right track.

And that is why I am driven and committed to making it easier for you by offering you this program.

I have worked side by side with Kirstin in a clinical setting and as a presenter for holistic health information at various panel discussions. I enjoy listening to her talks and workshops as a fellow clinician because she brings clarity to the “murkiness” of technical clinical health information. By that, I mean she is clever at deciphering clinical studies and then making that same information understandable and applicable to her audience and clients. I like that she often shares bullet points and gems of information that is helpful and useful to the layperson. She has tenacity for keeping updated with the latest cutting edge health and nutritional information. As a presenter, she shares all sides of a health issue or product and gives her audience the value of her vast knowledge with the strong foundation of clinical studies.
Cheryl KarcherCertified Clinical HerbalistFounder, Hilltop Herbals, LLC

Why First Steps to Take Control of Your Cancer Care program?

Because I want to personally guide you through the first steps you can take to eat right, think constructively, stress better, and feel less vunerable despite cancer. As a two-times cancer survivor myself I learnt first hand the importance of taking these first steps in healing myself from cancer.

Module #1

Gaining Perspective

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    Learn to distinguish between the different stages and individual challenges in the cancer journey
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    Learn the tools to effectively navigate and master each stage
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    Learn which choices you have access to so you can decide which treatment path is the best fit for you
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    Learn more about my story – my personal challenges, choices I faced and decisions I made that put me on my healing path

Module #2

What Makes Cancer Tick?

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    Learn what all cancers have in common irrespective of their diagnosis of origin and why this is exactly the opportunity for you to become proactive in your health journey
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    Learn why cancer can get a foothold in the first place and why knowing this is vitally important so you can influence each phase on your healing journey
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    Learn what exactly defines cancer survival and how you can tap into these mechanisms that extend way beyond a conventional approach

Module #3

First Steps to Eating a Conquering Cancer Diet
What you CAN eat and what you should avoid, and why…

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    Learn about smart choices – no need to follow a trendy diet
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    Learn how foods foster an anti-cancer environment in your body
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    Learn which foods fuel cancer growth
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    Learn which foods make you toxic and weaken your defenses
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    Learn which foods can silence cancer-causing genes & awaken cancer-fighting genes

Module #4

First Steps to a Transformative Frame of Mind
How you CAN use your mind to positively influence your health path

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    Learn how to redirect self-sabotaging behavior so you can be motivated to make progress and become your own most loyal supporter
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    Learn a simple technique to move from feeling like a helpless, vulnerable and exposed victim to being pro-active and in charge of your health and life path again
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    Learn a tried and trusted strategy to help you manage and recode your stress response so you can more easily cope with the inevitable and ongoing stress that comes with cancer

Module #5

First Steps to Emotional Self-Care
How to begin healing inner wounds by reconnecting with yourself

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    Learn a mindfulness tool that will help to calm and ground you again, allowing you to hop off the ever-turning DOING hamster wheel and enable you to BE PRESENT to regain a perspective on your life (and this is not about meditating in the traditional way…)
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    Learn the ONE essential thing I have seen my clients do, myself included, to enable us to heal from within, regardless at which cancer stage we may be at

BONUS Module

Clean products for Cosmetics and Cleaning products

Learn basic steps you can take to reduce your daily exposure to toxic ingredients in your most intimate environment – your home

Bonus: Expert Interview #1 – Mira Dessy

The Ingredient Guru, author of “The Pantry Principle”

In this interview Mira shares the First Steps you can take in reading labels and understanding what is really in your food.

Bonus: Expert Interview #2 – Ajayan Borys

Master Meditator, author of “An Effortless Mind – Meditate with Ease”

In this interview Ajayan discusses the First Steps to effortless meditating.

Bonus: Expert Interview #3 – Holly Bertone

Cancer Thriver and author of “Coconut Head’s Cancer Survival Guide – My Journey from Diagnosis to “I Do”

In this interview Holly shares her Essential Coping Strategies when dealing with cancer


First Steps Tools + 21 Day Implementation Guide
Worksheets and cheatsheets you can re-use
I want you to become self-sufficient and walk away from this course with a sustaining Action Plan. This practical guide will help you implement what you have learnt, and enable you to re-use this strategy time and time again

All this for only $197!

Since 2014 Kirstin has presented to the public on many occasions at our integrative pharmacy. Her sessions are always very well organized, concise, and replete with take-away information and pearls which are indeed valuable to her audience. Her presentation style is warm yet structured and also well understood by her audience. She excels in the interactive portion of these sessions, communicating both formally (lecture style) and informally (question & answer). Her seminars are very well attended and enthusiastically received. We are indeed very fortunate to include Kirstin as one of our outstanding professional staff.
James CammarataRPhValley Integrative Pharmacy

Join First Steps and you’ll also receive…

  • My downloadable guide: Staples in my Conquering Cancer Kitchen with 5 easy dinner meal recipes
  • Receive an empowering subliminal recording “Healing from Cancer” (*)


A subliminal message is something we do not audibly hear with our conscious minds, it is a message that our subconscious minds can hear. There it has the same effect that the “silent” self talk has that we engage in every single day, our minds can listen and hear this even if our conscious awareness does not “hear” it. During a recording, a low volume audio cue [the softly spoken lyrics] is inserted into an audio source, which in this case is gentle, soothing instrumental music. You, or rather your conscious mind, cannot hear the actual lyrics, but the whole point is that your subconscious can hear them, converting them into a powerfully healing message.

In Healing from Cancer, the above lyrics were softly spoken, over and over again in a continuous loop, by both myself and one of my mentors, Robert (Bob) Burns, Master Clinical Hypnotherapist, Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming, Reiki Master Practitioner, Linguistic Architect and Author. Bob has been in the field of subliminal technology for well over 20 years and his audio programs have helped many heal from various ailments. He hosts two weekly radio shows and teaches self-empowering workshops nationwide.

Here’s a taste of what you’ll discover by going through the First Steps Program

Clear guidelines what a conquering cancer way of eating is all about without having to follow a specific anti-cancer diet
What to shop for at grocery stores, farmer’s markets, local CSA farms and online to truly feed your body in an anti-inflammatory and immune-supporting way
Which foods to stay away from and why (Hint…they contribute to an environment that encourages cancer growth and other chronic imbalances)
Which processed foods are OK to eat in moderation (we can’t avoid all of them)
How to avoid contaminated food sources and select clean alternatives (meats, poultry, fish and dairy) that carry a low or no toxic burden
How to stock up on cancer-fighting spices
A simple tool you can use daily to test whether your internal environment is conducive to or protect against possible cancer growth, and how you can correct an imbalance
What is most likely preventing you from following through with pro-active lifestyle changes and how to turn this around
Your Go-To strategy to hold yourself accountable and motivate you to stay on track
How to better handle stress with my tried and trusted Stress Awareness & Reprogramming Exercise
Your personal tool to master a mindfulness practice that fits your needs
The most important step to begin with to jumpstart a self-care routine to help heal emotional wounds
What 2 experts think are your best options to sustain a daily meditative practice and create a clean kitchen pantry
I had the pleasure of connecting with Kirstin through my progression of breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. I appreciate her holistic approach to healing. With her help, I learned to understand mind-body balance and how best I can heal using holistic modules. This included nutrition and lifestyle changes. She showed me how to read labels and change eating habits for the better.

To date, I have incorporated many things I have learnt from her and am on my way to healing. She is accessible, knowledgeable, supportive, very professional and yet compassionate. I highly recommend you contact her if you are ready to make a real change for the better. Very happy to have worked with her and she will always be part of my holistic journey 🙂

How long do I have access to the program?

You will have lifetime access to my First Steps Program. You will also receive any program updates free of charge.

How much time will the program take?

That depends entirely on you. I designed the program with a busy schedule and only little available time for dedicated education in mind. The program is offered in short, do-able segments, each one no longer than 20 minutes, some a lot shorter than that. This gives you the most flexibility to fit the program in whenever you have some time.

Cancer runs in my immediate family. I want to prevent being diagnosed myself. Is this program for me?

Yes! Our main goal in a disease prevention strategy is to ensure that our own body’s defense systems can do their job. This includes feeding yourself with nutrient-dense, clean and nourishing meals that support an anti-inflammatory environment in which cancer cannot get a foothold in the first place. Targeted nutrition, mindfulness techniques, stress management and emotional self care play a vital role in supporting your body.

I have a lot going on in my life right now. Can I get the program later?

You, but please understand though that the bonuses will not be available later as I have to honor those who committed right away. I hope you can respect that too.

You can always get the program (and all the bonuses) now and start it at a time when you have more peace and quiet. Remember, as you move through your health journey, every support offered along the way is a helping hand to make it easier for you to come to terms with this new direction. This program is meant to accompany you along the way, not await you at the finish line.

Can I do the program while undergoing conventional cancer treatments?

Yes you can! The nutritional and lifestyle recommendations can be effective with everyone, not just yourself. In fact I encourage you to share what you have learnt with members of your immediate family so they are on board too and can support you in the best way possible.

I am a caregiver to someone who has cancer. Is this program for me?

Yes! As caregivers we offer support in many ways. Whether you wish to cook nourishing meals or offer mental and emotional support, you can learn valuable tools and strategies you can apply to offer more effective and targeted care. You can even apply the steps you will be learning to your own chronic disease prevention care.

I am afraid that I won't have the time to implement the dietary and lifestyle changes.

The current statistics in the US (issued by the American Cancer Society and National Centers for Health Statistics) predict a steady increase of new cancer diagnoses each year. On top of the list are Breast, Lung, Prostate, Colorectal, Melanoma and Urinary Bladder cancers. Cancer deaths are also steadily increasing each year. I don’t know about you, but as a two-times cancer survivor myself, looking after my health in every possible way I can, is my top priority. No one else but I myself am responsible for my health journey. The First Steps Program offers you a great START to begin taking care of yourself in easy, manageable 10 steps. That is the precise point of the program. Helping you make it happen without overwhelming you at first.

If I wish to take it further, can I get more personalized support from you?

Absolutely! I offer a comprehensive mentoring program individualized to your needs where we address what you have learnt from this program and take it to a whole new level. Please contact me at kirstin@kirstinscancercare.comand we can discuss the next steps.

About Kirstin Nussgruber

Kirstin is a graduate of the Munich-based “Zentrum für Naturheilkunde” as board-certified nutritional consultant, a professional member of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals, board-certified by the American Association of Nutrition Professionals, and certified Health Coach by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners.

Kirstin offers individualized 1 on 1 mentoring, can be hired for inspirational speaking engagements and produces interactive virtual programs such as the First Steps to Cancer program. She is also the bestselling author of “Confessions of a Cancer Conqueror – My 5 Step Process to Transform Your Relationship with Cancer”, is a co-host for the #AllThingsCancer podcast, a monthly guest-blogger for The Anti-Cancer Club, and heads the Cancer Support Program at Valley Integrative Pharmacy in Bedminster, NJ. She has featured frequently in a variety of holistic Internet Radio Shows and online Podcasts and was a monthly contributing author for the online Sybil Magazine – For the Spirit and Soul of Woman.

P.S. Still trying to decide if the First Steps Program is right for you?

If you are currently spending hours on the Internet, in chat rooms, on google, in FB groups trying to make sense of the myriad of anti-cancer information out there, and are ending up more confused, unsure and overwhelmed than before about what it is you should be doing to give your body a fighting chance to conquer cancer and embrace life again, in conjunction with your standard treatments and what everyone else is saying you should be doing, you have come to the right place! The First Steps Program is a stepping stone to get you off on a solid start on your cancer and healing journey. It helps you focus on what is essential and gives you practical tips so you can get started right away. I cut through the trends and hype, debunk myths and give you evidence-based facts to help you support your body from within.