Olivia Newton-John shares why she started her own foundation to help fight cancer

The Grammy Award-winning singer and actress hopes to fund new research surrounding plant medicine.
2:47 | 10/19/20

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Transcript for Olivia Newton-John shares why she started her own foundation to help fight cancer
Having had surgery and chemotherapy and radiation I've always thought gosh wouldn't be wonderful if we can create. Kind of therapies that help boost the body's immune system and seven knocking us down. I've been on this can't said Jenny if the 28 he has summit thrive three times gone through this process. The hasn't been a lot of science behind plant medicine for one of the things. And chemotherapy and radiation kinda standard treatment for cancer and I want to show that there are other things that we can do an Abbott things that we could. Heading into what we doing to support the body mind spirit of people gone through cancer. Also maximized amazing man whose. John Amazon John cycle and he hit spent many years in the Amazon rainforest. Learning about plants and he said plant medicine man so I'm very lucky that I have him and Mike want to. And he goes candidates for me and I take. Teaches at that could help. Right. Think that we could help people to live in a world where cancer was just something that you traded like. Diabetes soul ass smile or the flu all in I was something that you could live well with which I'm dealing I have to continue to do that for along time. Yeah. Going through. The cast agenda for a long time I've I've had my moments I've had my worries and and is that I always. Tell myself that I can get through this I'm strong that this too will cost my favorites he. And do I can to support my buddy. This says time I had breast cancer was in 1992. I'm still here. Young mind is such an important pot he'll healing is not just a body guides you can't so where whole human and the mind body spirit and assault and we need to trying to think positive Phillips we need to surround ourselves with people who like ninety. I give us pause activity back it really helps.

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