The Templeton Wellness Foundation: Empowering Cancer Fighters

When James Templeton conquered Stage 4 melanoma more than three decades ago through a natural, holistic approach, he birthed the Templeton Wellness Foundation. This foundation is more than an entity; it’s a testament to the resilience of the human spirit. Driven by Templeton’s personal journey, it stands as a beacon for those ready to reclaim their lives from the clutches of cancer. To anyone determined not to be a mere statistic, the Templeton Wellness Foundation extends a hand, offering guidance and support. With a repository of information and interviews featuring some of the world’s leading cancer experts, as well as triumphant survivors, it provides a safe haven for inspiration. 

“I Used to Have Cancer” – A Beacon of Empowerment

In a world where one in two individuals faces the daunting prospect of a cancer diagnosis, “I Used to Have Cancer” by James Templeton stands as a beacon of hope and empowerment. As a 38-year Stage 4 melanoma cancer survivor, Templeton generously shares his alternative approach to treatment, providing insights into a life free from this deadly disease. The narrative takes readers on a compelling cross-country journey, unveiling a spectrum of diverse natural approaches, ranging from dietary adjustments and selective supplements to meditation and lifestyle shifts. 

This engaging book not only offers hope but provides tangible solutions for those navigating the challenging path of cancer, as well. Interestingly, all proceeds from the sales of “I Used to Have Cancer” go to supporting the Templeton Wellness Foundation. By purchasing this book, readers not only gain invaluable insights into holistic healing but also contribute to a cause dedicated to empowering individuals in their battles against cancer.

The Templeton List: Your Gateway to Wholesome Dining

Answering the call for health-conscious dining, The Templeton Wellness Foundation developed “The Templeton List,” a free and indispensable guide for those seeking establishments prioritizing healthy, organic food. This comprehensive restaurant guide relies on a meticulous 5-point rating system, evaluating commitment to stringent ingredient, preparation and environmental standards. Stars represent the rating while check marks indicate areas of adherence. Visit to explore thousands of hand-picked restaurants from all across the country that feature fresh, healthy options that let you dine out without compromising your health. The Templeton List is a work in progress as restaurants are carefully vetted and added daily.

Supporting the Cause Locally

Stuart K. Gittleman, a Lake Norman resident, serves as the business manager for both The Templeton Wellness Foundation and for his sister, Ann Louise Gittleman, better known as The First Lady of Nutrition. Their joint commitment underscores the importance of local support in furthering the foundation’s mission. The Templeton Wellness Foundation, with its multifaceted approach, stands as a testament to the power of collective efforts in empowering individuals to overcome cancer and embrace a healthier, more vibrant life.


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