2 year old CURES Leukemia and Hypothyroidism by going Vegan

At 2 years of age, Lucy was diagnosed with leukemia and went through 2 years of chemotherapy. Halfway through her treatment, Anita decided to switch her family to a plant-based diet to optimize Lucy’s chances against cancer and protect their health.

The results for Lucy were immediate: constipation from taking steroids and chemo disappeared, the acid reflux she had since she was a child is now nonexistent and she had more energy. Fast forward 4 years, Lucy is cancer-free and she no longer suffers from hypothyroidism!

This 8 year-old’s plant-based journey is one you don’t want to miss!

Lucy just turned 8 years old. Although she is young, she has been through a lot. Lucy has Down Syndrome and just after her 2nd birthday, she was diagnosed with leukemia (A.L.L.). She endured just over 2 years of chemotherapy. Halfway through her cancer treatment I read a couple of books on nutrition and diets, including Dr. T. Colin Campbell’s, The China Study. Being Lucy’s mother, I decided to start cooking 100% plant-based for the family to optimize Lucy’s chances against cancer and to protect the family’s overall health in the long run.

The results of going plant-based were immediate. Being on steroids and chemotherapy made Lucy prone to constipation. After she switched to a plant-based diet, her constipation disappeared. She also had more energy. Even going through chemotherapy, she stopped taking naps (at age 3). Lucy also had acid reflux since she was a baby and was on a prescription for it. When she went dairy free, she was able to stop taking medication for it and hasn’t had any signs of it since. In my heart, I believe that her healthy, plant-based diet helped her fight and beat cancer and helps to keep her healthy today. This coming July will mark four years cancer-free!

Also, this July will mark five years being plant-based. Four years ago, Lucy was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. This basically meant her thyroid function was starting to slow and most likely would lead to hypothyroidism. At last year’s annual endocrinologist appointment, it was determined that she had hypothyroidism but not to the extent that she would need medication. She recently went in for this year’s appointment and the doctor called to tell me Lucy’s blood numbers were all in the normal range. So her thyroid functions had reversed and gotten better. No more hypothyroidism! She told me to keep doing what I was doing because it was working.

Due to the Standard American Diet and a more sedentary lifestyle, kids are susceptible to weight issues today. Low muscle tone and potentially slower thyroid functions compound these problems for kids who have Down Syndrome. Being plant-based helps Lucy to maintain a healthy weight and allows her to stay very active.

Today Lucy is a healthy and active girl who goes to taekwondo 4 times a week, loves to swim anytime she can, and travels extensively with her family. She has hiked up to the two-mile mark in elevation at Rocky Mountain National Park, climbed up into Native American cliff dwellings, explored caves at Carlsbad, and hiked up sand dunes.

As her mother, I am so thankful that I stumbled upon books promoting veganism as a healthy alternative to the Standard American Diet. I know that Lucy is a healthy, medication-free girl because of her vegan lifestyle!

Thank you so Anita for sharing Lucy’s amazing story with us!

UPDATE June 2015

Lucy (and the whole family!) are traveling full time now! She recently visited her Aunt Lori who is a park ranger at Capitol Reef National Park. Lucy’s been looking at petroglyphs, hiking canyons, and playing in rivers. She is definitely living life to the fullest!

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Woman turns to raw foods, heals self from thyroid cancer

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(NaturalNews) When Dr. Ruby Lathon, an engineering professional, was diagnosed with thyroid cancer, she dreaded the thought of undergoing surgery and taking medications. While such treatments are typically the go-to solution in situations like hers, such drastic measures were something she hoped to avoid. So, whereas many people give in to traditional medical advice without exploring other options, Lathon did otherwise.

“I decided to try an alternative, holistic approach to cure it rather than go through surgery and be on medications all my life,” said Lathon. She explains that she gave herself one year to beat her cancer by completely changing her lifestyle. She eliminated all processed foods and stopped her dairy intake and instead juiced daily, ate only raw foods and always made sure to consume plenty of fruits and vegetables.(1)

The results?

Before her one-year time frame to test the effectiveness of this dietary shift was even…

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Reverend Cures His Colon Cancer with Raw Food Diet








(TRFW News) At the age of 42, Reverend George Malkmus was given only grim options when it came to his colon cancer. Fortunately, instead of accepting defeat, Malkmus decided to take his health into his own hands, and began focusing on a raw food diet.

With a brave and determined attitude and a little bit of faith, a now-healthy Malkmus spreads his knowledge and belief of the raw food diet wherever he goes.(1,2)

Malkmus Finds Immediate Positive Results from his Raw Food Diet

With advice from a friend who, “discouraged me from going the medical route, and encouraged me to do something as simple as change what I ate”, Malkmus immediately turned to his diet for answers, rather than to medication.(1)

He was happy to adopt healthier food options, and made the diet change overnight. Malkmus explained that “I almost immediately started to get well…within a year my baseball-sized tumor had vanished-disappeared without any medical help whatsoever”.(1)


Amazing news for the reverend who was so thankful for his change in health, that he immediately set to spread the word to all those who would hear it. Seventy-nine at the time of the video, Malkmus joyously commented “Here I am- just about to be eighty years old here in a couple of months, and I haven’t had a cold since I made the diet change.”(1)

An amazing example for others, Malkmus has proven that changing the direction of your health is possible at any age, and experiencing life to its very fullest is attainable for anyone.

Malkmus Spreads His Faith of the Raw Food Diet to Others

Since curing himself naturally, Malkmus and his wife Rhonda have opened a ministry called “Hallelujah Acres”, a biblical ministry that teaches health from a biblical perspective.(1) In its popularity, Malkmus has been able to train over ten thousand health ministers, to teach others about the importance of a raw food diet and spread the word of good health.

Today, Hallelujah Acres has now become the “Hallelujah Diet”, which has helped millions of people better themselves, and cure over one hundred and seventy different physical problems including terminal cancers.(1)

Reverend Malkmus views the raw food diet as part of a religious history, but his message remains the same as others who have adopted the healthy lifestyle: “Our health is dependent on us…we are the care takers of that body.” (1)

With a continued raw food diet, George and Rhonda have remained “energetic and disease-free well into their senior years. They still travel regularly, eagerly spreading the message about eating well”. (2)

George Malkmus had a history of colon cancer in his family, but that did not stop him from deciding to have faith in the raw food diet, and let a natural lifestyle decide what would happen to his health.

It doesn’t matter your history or your age, Malkmus’ story is a great example of the endless possibilities and amazing results of a raw food diet. If you would like to hear more about what the Malkmus family is doing to spread the word, visit myhdiet.com. If you’re new to the raw food diet, visithttp://www.therawfoodworld.com/rawfoods-c100148 for some general information about diffrent raw foods and how you can make and/or purchase them.

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(2) www.myhdiet.com

Stage Three Cancer Was No Match for this Raw Food Dieter



(TRFW News) When Janette Murray-Wakelin was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer, she had the option of chemotherapy, or she had the option to be brave and take on a whole new lifestyle. Now a successful marathon runner, it’s clear which path Janette decided to take to make the lifestyle changes necessary and get her life back.

Taking on a Raw Food Diet and Juicing Lifestyle Was One of the Best Decisions Janette Made

When first diagnosed with breast cancer, Janette’s reaction was “Why me?” (1) Living most of her life with an active lifestyle and having a vegetarian diet, it seemed unfair to have this news brought to her. Even though Janette was unsure why it happened, she was definitely not going to let it stop her from living her life.

Janette heard about the Bruce Cancer Cure, which suggested that a forty-two day juice fast was capable of helping those with cancer to regain their health. (1) Janette explains that “The whole idea to the Bruce Cancer Cure is that you’re starving the cancer, but having enough nutrients to keep the body going.” (1)


She began with a few raw foods that were specific to her diagnosis, and after she became healthy Janette started adding other raw foods and vitamins she enjoyed to her juicing regiment. Thirteen years later, Janette is still healthy and happy, and has a lot of great advice for others who may be in the same position.

Janette explains how one of the biggest obstacles she had to get around was “understanding that I was worth it.”

She goes on to explain that, “For most people, they don’t place a high enough value on themselves to think that they’re worth going to all of this-you know, doing all this that they need to do to be healthy and to be happy.”(1) After realizing that it was okay to focus on herself and getting better, Janette was able to embrace this new raw food lifestyle, and concentrate on becoming healthy again.

For each and every individual looking to become healthier, the message is clear: We are all worth it. Each one of us has the ability to adopt a healthier lifestyle and in doing so, be more present for those around us.

Janette’s Raw Food Diet and Positive Attitude Have Her Running Marathons

The same way Janette explains how important it is to put all good nutrients into your body, the same thing goes for your attitude. She explains, “Being angry or sad or hatred and all of those negative emotions are all acid-forming in the body, so they are going to compromise the body. So what we need to be looking for is to be happy and healthy.” (1)

Her approach to life gave her the energy to go out and begin to exercise, going against what medical professionals told her and instead doing what felt right for her body.(1) After becoming cancer free, Janette became so busy spreading the word about the raw food diet, that she decided that running marathons would be a great way to travel and spread the word as she went. (1)

When Janette and her husband moved to Australia, they ran a marathon every day for 366 days all the way around Australia. The trip enabled the couple to spread the knowledge they had about the amazing diet, and guide others towards a more natural lifestyle as well. (2)

The human body is capable of amazing things, especially when it is given the natural nutrients it needs to perform and flourish. Janette was once unsure of her options and confused about her situation. Now, the marathon path is cleared, and Janette sees clearly that the raw food diet is the way to go not only to cure ourselves, but to help the Earth as well.

If you enjoyed this story, be sure to share it with your friends and check out Janette’s books, “Raw Can Cure Cancer”, and “Running Out of Time: Running Raw Around Australia”. Also be sure to check outhttp://www.therawfoodworld.com/rawveganbooksdvds-c100239 for more great materials on the raw food diet to help you get started.

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