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Today, Sheryl is happy to report that she's healthy and cancer free. "Five years is a great marker—it means I'm free and clear," Sheryl says. "And I want to encourage everyone to get mammograms and be diligent about that."
To encourage people to be proactive about their wellness, Sheryl recently co-wrote a cookbook, If It Makes You Healthy, with her personal chef, Chuck White. The cookbook is filled with more than 100 recipes that utilize vitamin-rich ingredients. "There's so much in food that also propagates staying well and can be a defense mechanism against cancers in general," Sheryl says.
Try 4 of Sheryl and Chuck's healthy—and delicious—recipes
In addition to singer, songwriter and cookbook author, Sheryl is also the mother of two little boys, Wyatt, who's almost 4 years old, and Levi, who is almost 1 year old. "They're road warriors," Sheryl says. "I think Levi was 2 weeks old when he started going on the road, and Wyatt was about 6 months. Wyatt started out in the bassinet in the studio when I was making the Detours record."
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