How Raw Juice Helped Cure Cancer
I had to share this inspirational story, about how raw juice helped cure Karen’s cancer. She is a strong lady and a fighter. Did you know the food you eat has an impact on your health? Are you aware that an unhealthy diet can promote serious illnesses?
Karen’s story supports the fact that you must look after your health. That includes eating a healthy diet and getting enough exercise.
Below is Karen’s story, taken from her website: Raw Vegan Queen…
Two years ago, I was a processed food junkie. I loved full fat cheesecake and did no exercise. I smoked and drank and was feeling pretty low about myself, my weight and my mindset. The picture above at my daughters graduation is a prime example of the way I looked. Then I got a massive wake up call when I was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer.
After having the cancerous lump removed, I was told that the cancer had spread further into the breast and I needed a mastectomy. I went on to have my right breast removed and was then told that even this hadn’t gotten rid of the disease. It had now spread into my rib cage. I was told by my surgeon that I now needed a six week recovery period in bed and that on my return, I would need to have my top two ribs taken away on the right side, to give the surgeon easier access to the cancer in order to remove it.
It was in this six weeks that the magic happened, with the help of my daughter Melissa. Whilst I lay in bed, my daughter lay beside me with a laptop whilst we researched alternative ways to beat cancer.
We trawled the internet for relevant information on beating cancer with nutrition, which led us on to read the China Study and watch films such as Fat Sick and Nearly Dead and Forks over Knives. From this information, I decided that nutrition played a massive part in disease and what was happening to me. As I felt too poorly to eat during my six week recover period, I immediately bought a juicer which came with the Jason Vale juice fast plan.
The next day, my daughter brought me my first raw juice, followed by six more, every day, for 6 weeks. I can’t be sure how other people feel whilst recovering from a mastectomy and believing that cancer was still inside their body, but I genuinely think that I didn’t feel as bad as I could have. I also took 6 x 100mg Vitamin C capsules each day.
After this time, at my follow up appointment, I had all the relevant scans to check on the progress of my cancer before deciding on the next steps. Can you imagine my absolute joy to be told my cancer had gone? It could not be found on the scans. Obviously both the surgeon and I were in shock as this was not expected. Where had it gone? The doctors could not explain it, but I could. The cancer had most definitely been there, six week prior to my juice fast. As you can imagine, I now fully believed in the power of the plant!
I was recommended to have six weeks of chemotherapy, followed by radiotherapy. I now believed so fervently that what I was doing was helping to cure me, that I refused chemotherapy in favour of a raw vegan lifestyle. I did however have radiotherapy every day for 2 weeks. I am now 2 years cancer free. The other picture above shows me after my raw/vegan transition.
That was Karen’s story. For more information about her and raw juices, visit her website.
Do you include raw juice, lots of fruits and vegetables as part of your daily or weekly diet? Has it improved your health? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.
Feature image: Flickr – photo by Brian Pallister