A Stapleford woman has opened her own health juice shop after being diagnosed with cancer .
Nicola Cole, 39, found a lump last year and after tests was told she had breast cancer.
After finding out she had the disease she started researching and reading up on nutrition.
She said: “Reading up it seemed nutrition and diet was really important during treatment and it was the only thing I had any real control over.
“I didn’t have a bad diet anyway but I cut out all sugars and processed foods and within days I felt so much better.
“I became obsessed with juicing everything and as I carried on through my treatment I found it was a great way to make sure I was getting the nutrients that I needed.”
Part way through Nicola’s chemotherapy, she lost her job so decided that when she was well enough and had completed treatment, she wouldstart her own business.
She explained: “Originally I wanted a unit so I could run the business online but I was struggling to find somewhere and that’s when I came across the shop and just thought I’d go for it.”
Juice and Cleanse opened its doors two months ago after Nicola had finished her treatment.
She told the ‘Tiser she’s pleased at how the buisness, at 210 Derby Road, Stapleford, is going.
She said: “We’ve had lots of support and are gradually building up a good client base.
“Word of mouth is helping and we make up and sell packages which is going really well too.”