Janette Murray-Wakelin is a breast cancer survivor thanks to raw food diet, meditation, physical activity and her own intuition. She was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer in the early 2000s when she was given only six months to live, but without guarantees.
Luckily, in those 6 months she started with overcoming the disease and participated in hundreds of marathons in a year and two months.
When Janette was offered chemo, she said that “it didn’t make sense” to her.
“I was already compromised, so why would I compromise myself further so I’d get another six months of being sick?”
Instead of falling for the ‘horror stories’ created by the doctors if she refuses shemo and radiation, Janette aimed towards alternative methods that seemed a lot wiser and healthier to her. “Most people go with what their doctor says because they don’t realize that they can take responsibility and control themselves,” says Murray-Wakelin.
She started a diet rich in nutrients and raw foods. According to her, being a vegetarian around the time she was diagnosed helped her a lot.
Even though fitness and healthy lifestyle were always part of her life, accidental exposure to chemical laden products and living in highly polluted areas did their job.
As soon as she got the diagnosis, Janette started her own research on chemo’s side-effects by reading books and studies and noted that “…the smaller the print got, the more it became obvious that this was not the thing to do.”
She also did a research in the book The Breuss Cancer Cure, written by Rudolf Breuss and did a 42-day juice fast, following his recommendations.
In her case, she consumed foods from the Brassicaceae family, including beet root, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts. After 42 days, she started adding foods like carrots and green apples to the juices she was making. Janette also adds that wheat grass must be on the list as it helps with getting rid of dangerous cells.“Cancer cannot survive in an oxygenated environment, therefore the more oxygen I could pump into the body through exercise, conscious breathing and drinking wheat grass, the better,” Janette explains. Her goal was to starve the cancer while feeding her body with good nutrients to keep its strength.
When her doctors told her that she had to quit running, Janette did the exact opposite. “So, the first thing I did,” she said laughing, “was increase my distance.” This was only logical thing to do according to her because cancer cannot live in oxygenated environment, which is why she believed that she should be exercising more and not less.
This amazing woman together with her husband ran 365 marathons for 365 days in 2013. On January 1, 2014, they ran another marathon and set a new world record for the most consecutive marathon. Oh, did we mentioned that they were in their sixties when they done it? They both had a strong faith in 100% raw vegan plant-based diet, faith in human kindness, natural healing and awareness of sustainability.
“There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that consuming 100% raw food made a huge difference to my recovery time and to my overall healing,” she explains. “My diagnosis of cancer and resulting journey to optimum health has been an experience I am truly grateful for. I know for certain that I will continue on the raw path, as I continue to experience more health benefits and an ever-increasing enlightened consciousness. Every day is exciting when you are raw!”