About Polly

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Hey there,

I’m Polly Noble. I’m a lifestyle advisor, health coach, wellness writer and juice junkie. I inspire, educate and empower women (and some super conscious guys) to take back the reins on their health so they can become the best version of themselves.

On this site, I write daily articles to motivate you to wellness. I share valuable information on foods and practices that will improve your wellbeing, the things to avoid that no-one else is talking about and how to live an inspired life. Plus I love to share my delicious healthy refined sugar-free recipes which can be made easily at home.

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I believe this because I’ve experienced it and taught hundreds of people to do the same.

But I haven’t always been so health conscious.  The truth is, I used to be a bit of a party girl on the edge of burnout. I was young and I had a great job working for one of the Vice Presidents at Sony PlayStation and yes, I had a great social life. I was often the last girl standing with the boys staggering for the last tube home. While everything seemed “peachy” on the outside, on the inside I was feeling very empty. While I enjoyed my job, it didn’t light me up and most days, I would ask myself “surely there has to be more to life than this?”

Ever felt that? Yep, it sucks. And it’s because I wasn’t living from my heart or following my dreams, loving myself or doing a job that meant something, that changed lives, that changed the world for the better. And I didn’t know that’s what I needed or wanted until my body gave up on me.

Age 24, I was diagnosed with cervical cancer. My life turned upside down in a moment and I’ve been riding the rollercoaster ever since. I’ve been in and out of hospital more times than I can remember. There are too many things to list of what’s been wrong with me but some of the ‘highlights’ are; 2 bouts of serious pneumonia, a recurrence of cancer in my neck and in my lungs; 3 litres of fluid drained from my chest cavity & combined blood clot misdiagnosed by a doctor which nearly killed me, 3 litres of fluid drained from my abdominal cavity twice. And on top of that I had lymphedema in my leg, which I healed naturally. So to say it’s been a bit of a rough ride would be an understatement.

However, believe it or not, throughout all of it, I have been able to maintain a positive outlook, belief and faith that I will overcome cancer, once and for all. In fact, I do it everyday as an active participant in my healing journey.

This means that I live consciously in all areas of my life, creating a balanced & healthy existence, which allows me to move forward and live my dream life, despite living with cancer. As a result, my resolve and determination is rock-solid and the difficult times I’ve experienced allow me to relate easily to others in similar positions and empower them to untether from their bad habits and make change so they too can move forward.

When I got ill, I wished I had taken better care of myself. I wished I had known more about the things in everyday life that were harming me. And when I see women like me not taking care of themselves, I want to let them know that it just takes a simple change, just a little upgrade once a day, once a week or once a month, that can make a huge difference in the level of health and happiness that they experience. Because that’s what they deserve.

That’s what you deserve.

You are meant to live a magnificent life.

I would love to help you make the upgrade to the life you were born to live which is why I created my signature health coaching program The Conscious Life Guide.

Mission Statement

Here are some other things about me that I can tell you:

I say it how it is and I don’t mince my words

I was chosen to be an Olympic Torchbearer in the London 2012 Games

I can sometimes be impulsive

I nearly got a job working as Gwyneth Paltrow’s PA but blew the phone interview because I was drunk on Pina Colada, (and she called at an unscheduled time)

I’m a typical Scorpio and I have six 1’s in my birth date, with two master numbers which in numerology means I “inspire by example, I’m a decision maker, a perfectionist and a born leader.”

I’ve written a book called “The Cancer Journey – Positive Steps to Heal Yourself” which has been hailed by The Telegraph as “an excellent book to read.”

 

Professional Bio

Polly is a holistic health coach, lifestyle advisor, speaker and author. She is one of the United Kingdom’s foremost voices on health, wellbeing and conscious living. Having spent many years overcoming health challenges, Polly is very familiar with the struggles this brings, which places her perfectly to be able to guide others from a lack of health to wellness.

Throughout her journey, Polly has tried many different healing modalities, both conventional and holistic which has lead her to advocating an integrative approach to illness and wellness where she believes you can often have the best of both worlds.

After the launch of her book, Polly was invited onto Channel 5’s The Wright Stuff to discuss her cancer journey and choice of treatment.

Polly is a regular contributor to many online publications and print magazines which include Natural Health, Bodyfit, Get Fresh, The Huffington Post, MindBodyGreen, Kriscarr.com & Dr Frank Lipman.com

She has been profiled and featured in the following publications: Stella, You, Glamour, Fabulous, OK, The Daily Telegraph, Psychologies and Jason Vale’s “Funky Fresh Juice Book.”

 

Ambassador Roles

Polly is proud to be an ambassador for Tribest UK and Institute for Integrative Nutrition.

 

Places you can find me!

Facebook – we have an awesome tribe and I love to share daily affirmations to keep you on track and recipes that I don’t share on my blog.

Twitter – come tweet with me!

Instagram – I love a visual so come and check out what I’m up to on Instagram or Pinterest.

 

DISCLAIMER: The information shared in this blog is based on my own personal healing journey which is intended to educate and inform the reader. This is not a prescription and we insist that you consult your own doctor or healthcare provider to determine the best course of treatment for you and your condition.

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jane upchurch August 25, 2010 at 2:29 pm

Hi again Polly
Many thanks for all the info on juicers. I am close to making a decision between 2 now and your advice has made it much easier.
I was interested in you choice of books to recommend as I have been inspired by the American oncology surgeon Bernie Siegel, Elizabeth Kubler Ross and David Hamilton. However I am re-reading ‘Cancer is not a disease, it’s a survival mechanism’ by Andreas Moritz. It’s absolutely fascinating and (if you ever have time!) I thoroughly recommend it.
Sending you Love,Joy,Health and Peace
Jane
xxxx

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Mark L Ross September 8, 2010 at 1:05 pm

Polly
My mother showed me the recent newspaper cutting you did in the local Cambridge paper. Ma keeps us informed of extended family news-she is Aunty Heather’s sister-one of your Grandma’s sisters. What a battle you are having. Diet is a vital part of the picture. It was a privilege to read something of your story. You sound busy with the media at the moment, hope it’s going well . I remember driving round Hauxton on a Honda 175cc motorbike over 30 year’s ago looking for Aunty Heather’s place and asking a lady out in her garden if she knew where a Mr and Mrs John Dyer lived?, the lady studied me and replied ” come on in Mark, it’s me ” -it was Georgina! So as you can see, it was a few years since I had been round.
Mark (Ross).

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sandra thomas October 6, 2010 at 9:56 pm

hello polly
this is just to say wishing you all the luck in the world, and that I REALLY ADMIRE your anti standard medication stand. I have a rough idea what you went through the first time, and I can’t help feeling that taking responsibility for your own well being by finding out and practising everything you can with regard to your own personal well being is the way forward. after all you know your own body better than anyone else and are more motivated to cure yourself than anyone else – all power to you.
love to your mum and dad too – they had the pic of me on the farmyard toilet on the kitchen wall for a while you may remember
love to you all
sandra

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David December 11, 2010 at 2:38 pm

respect.
all the best for you
David

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Tom Chambers December 13, 2010 at 5:19 pm

You are a bubble of health Polly Noble Xx

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Verity Sewell April 13, 2011 at 10:59 pm

Hi Polly
Glad to be alongside you in the anti-oxidant ratings at tonights Yes To Life event, amazing that our two high scores – from two Cancer girls!
Yey!
Verity x

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Helen Rowles May 30, 2011 at 6:43 pm

Wishing you all the very best in the world.

Helen x

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patrick June 7, 2011 at 12:43 am

peace and love Polly!

nice name by the way, love it! good to read your story! good to read that you started loving yourself and got healed!
it´s so good to live life to the max!

HUGS HUGS HUGS
patrick

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Carol Oliver July 24, 2011 at 11:06 am

Hi Polly,
Just leaving a comment to say how I admire and agree with your approach to your illness and to tell you that I think you’re absolutely right to avoid the much-vaunted ‘conventional’ treatments and follow the path you’ve chosen. Most of the emphasis on the conventional treatments (as with the conventional animal-based :-( research) is driven by the financial aspirations of the drugs industry anyway.

The reason I’m so in agreement with your approach is because I tried it myself in the early ’80s when I was diagnosed with cervical cancer. I didn’t tell many people but, one very positive friend, who I told because I knew she had a good attitude, just said to me, “Well, what are you going to do about it?” with the emphasis on the ‘you’ bit. I realised that maybe I should be doing something about it myself instead of sitting back and leaving it all to the ‘experts’.

The book I obtained at the time was “A Gentle Way With Cancer” by Brenda Kidman (another ex-cancer sufferer). She recommended the cure she’d used on herself which is all the things you are doing – the raw diet, the no-dairy/meat/processed foods etc. Also the meditation and especially having a positive mental attitude and determination to beat the disease.

Worked a treat for me (to the doctor’s surprise – I didn’t tell her though as I didn’t think she’d believe what had cured me – regret that now). I’ve been healthy ever since and have tried to stick to as much of the healthier way of eating as I can (although things like chocolate have sneaked back in).

I’m a firm believer in what you’re doing and wish you every success,
Carol.

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Billy July 26, 2011 at 8:00 pm

Dear Polly,
just read your story in ‘Fabulous magazine’. I suffered exactly the same conditon, so I can relate to your problem. Without elaborating to much,I had a three inch wide tumour removed from my neck ,but it had already spread to the lymph glands and other parts, which also had to be removed, and wasn’t given much of a chance,but I thought otherwise. I’m sure that positive state of mind coupled with some sort of healthy diet has a great bearing on survival. I still have a tumour underneath my collarbone, but it hasn’t increased in size for four years now,and doctors are loath to carry out another op. I just don’t consider that its there. Anyway,wishing you the very best.
Kind regards Billy.

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lindy February 13, 2012 at 3:07 pm

hello Polly,
I have been searching for a few weeks to chat with someone going through somewhat of the same I am. I am undergoing chemo for stage 3 cervical cancer.. 5 treatments so far. after my 3rd treatment there was no sign of shringage (no growth either). This wedneday I go back for another CT to check again. I am scared s***. reading all about you gives me positive energy. I would liket oknow more about eating for the cure.
sincerely,
Lindy

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polly February 13, 2012 at 7:01 pm

Hi Lindy,

Sorry to hear about shitty situation. The first place to start would be my book “The Cancer Journey – Positive Steps To help yourself heal” as that will give you a good understanding. Then if you would like, we could have a coaching session. Im trying to take time out from 1:1 coaching at the moment but would be happy to do a one off/2 off sessions with you if you feel you need more guidance. http://thecancerjourneybook.com/
Good luck x

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Kat March 7, 2012 at 11:03 pm

Hi Polly,

I just discovered your blog after reading Jess Ainscough’s post for International Women’s Day, in which you were featured.

This is a beautiful blog and I so greatly admire how your are sharing your journey with the world.

Yours in health & wellbeing,

Kat x

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Karen Shepley Watson May 14, 2012 at 11:33 am

Dear Polly,

I wonder if you have time to take a look at my Beautiful Sister-In-Laws web-site. I would appreciate if there is any advise you perhaps I could pass on to her. http://www.thejulispendleyfoundation.net/

Many Thanks Polly!

Karen.

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polly May 14, 2012 at 12:03 pm

Hi Karen, thanks for the info although im not sure what advice you are looking for or clear on how I can help?

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Glenn June 26, 2012 at 4:32 am

Polly,

Stopping by to check out your blog. We have a mutual friend that you met in Brazil. She speaks very highly of you and your work.

Be well!

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Alison Forge July 3, 2012 at 12:28 pm

Hi Polly,
I was sorry to hear that you have been going through a rough time but really pleased that you are now recovering at home. I just wanted to share with you and all something that I have no doubt helped me and my recovery from Cancer.
As you may remember I too have been through a similar journey to yourself in my 20’s but without going into the whole story my family and I were told that it was not looking good on the removal of my tumour and recovery. The surgical procedure was going to take several hours as complications could be forseen due to previous surgery and that I also suffered from Crohnes Disease which was proving troublesome and also complicating plans of post surgical treatment … But all that does not matter now, what I want to share with you is that at 9.00pm (because that was when the ward lights were dimmed, no other reason) every evening I thought of an old fashioned golf ball being unravelled and asked everyone I knew to think of me and do the same for one minute, longer if they could. Not sure if you have ever seen one spin! but they are full of elastic bands and once you have broken the outer shell and cut one of the bands the ball will spin out of control until you get to the very core (This golf ball of course represented the tumour) I also asked they see me laughing and well. This was the only thing I could do and they could do to help in my recovery,t it gave me a focus on something positive other than negative destructive thoughts and the mindchatter of ‘what if’s.
I have no doubt that collective powerful thought energy given to visualisation aids in a successful outcome. Therefore, Polly I will see you every evening at 6.00pm and I encourage others to do the same, carrying the Olympic Torch Smiling, Happy, Whole, Healed, Laughing and Having Fun. The power of collective energy is unstoppable as are you.
Alison

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HILARY SHORE August 9, 2012 at 6:19 pm

I have followed Polly’s stories of her cancer journey since I was diagnosed three years ago but I am concerned that I read some little while ago that her cancer had returned and i would love to know how she is I do hope all is ok

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polly August 9, 2012 at 8:05 pm

Hi Hilary, yes my cancer returns 6 years later in my lymphs. I’m doing fine now though thankyou. I’ve had a couple of setbacks along the way but I’m doing just fine thankyou. Best wishes x

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Diane Pechenick September 19, 2012 at 8:51 am

Have you tried hyperbaric oxygen therapy in a portable hyperbaric chamber to treat your cancer? Many integrative cancer specialists utilize mild HBOT in portable hyperbaric chambers to treat cancer. High tissue oxygen levels can kill and/or reduce the aggressiveness of tumors, hastening remission and lessening the possibility of a recurrence. HBOT can also increase the effectiveness of chemo and radiation therapy, as well as help people to recover more quickly from chemo, radiation, and surgery. Feel free to visit my web site for details – http://www.healingdives.com..

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polly September 19, 2012 at 9:49 am

Hi Diane, thanks for the info. I tried HBOT for a number of weeks earlier this year.

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Biana August 28, 2013 at 7:28 pm

Hi Polly , I m a fashion student at the university of west London and I m currently due to go back for my final year, I m in the middle of researching for my dissertation and my topic that I m writing about is Toxic Beauty and all the chemicals found in make up that cause cancer , Developmental and
reproductive toxicity etc , just wondering if you had any recommendation on books ,web sites, documentaries etc , I d be really great full for your in put.
Regards.
Biana

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polly August 30, 2013 at 12:31 pm

Hi, a contributor to the site, Anna Rodgers is bringing out her book about toxic beauty in a few months. Look her up – Miss Ecoglam.

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