This is a highly sensitive topic so I truly am so grateful to my friend for being so open with such a delicate subject and allowing me the privilege to share a story that I consider to be of great importance.
A year ago, Sam’s father passed away from cancer that began from a ureteric tumour. At the time his father was also suffering from High blood pressure, Diabetes type 2 and Gout. I remember Sam telling me at the time that he had juiced for his father religiously, making combinations that consisted of a variety of greens and other vegetables with strong antioxidant properties. Along side the juicing, his father was put on an organic diet of fruit, vegetables, nuts, fish and a little boiled potato. Sam’s juice combinations consisted of carrots, apples, celery, kale, cucumber and lemon as well as red cabbage and courgette. He made his father consume one large glass of green smoothie in the morning followed by 2 large glasses of juice throughout the day with all the vegetables mentioned, supported by various vitamins, minerals and natural supplements. In less than two months on a diet of organic vegetables and fruit combined with regular juicing and green tea, his father’s blood sugar and pressure reading were stable without the use of his usual medications, and his gout pains diminished significantly.
So very tragically, the cancer was too far gone at this point for the diet to make an impact in aiding it, but this story, along with many others, really does tell one the incredible power of juicing alongside a diet high in mostly organic plant based foods, devoid of meat, dairy and gluten.
Another supplement sam used to treat his father was ravioli (made by a company called raintree) – Graviola is a tree that originates from tropical america, with well known health benefits which the natives of the west indies use as tea to cure aliments such as flu and asthma, as well as in the Amazon where locals use the leaves of the plant to aid diabetes in helping regulate blood sugar. Alongside that, it’s other benefits apparently include strengthening the immune system, regulating bowel movement, aiding with the prevention of osteoporosis, and protecting the nervous system. It was only recently after the national cancer institute conducted studies that Graviola was also found to have possible cancer fighting abilities. The studies found that the leaves and stems of the tree had the ability to eliminate cancer cells and that the strength of the ingredients was up to ten thousand times more powerful than chemotherapy.
It is clear to see where these benefits arise from, since the fruit that grows from the tree is packed with vitamins such as B1, B2 and C, and potent in minerals, potassium, calcium, zinc, phosphoous and magnesium. The stem, bark and leaves also have strong properties thanks to being rich in antioxidants, one of those being coenzyme Q10 that is renown for guarding against common age-related disorders, neurodegenerative diseases and fighting free radicals.
But to wrap it up, I wrote this to reinforce the power of plants and the outstanding ability the body has to reverse almost any disease, if our diet consists of clean, fresh, untreated produce.
About the author
Jwaydan Moyine is a classically trained Film Composer, Pianist, Cellist, Singer/Songwriter, and a Writer and Entrepreneur. She founded Earth Children to bring awareness to matters regarding the Environment, Animal welfare, Sustainable & Conscious living, Wellness & Humanitarian issues. She is heavily involved with activism for animal welfare in the UK and Egypt and child welfare in Syria, Thailand and Romania. She resides in Berkshire Running an organic food farm, an organic skincare company, and an online platform called Vegans & Elephants, bringing awareness to matters regarding the Planet, Plant based nutrition, Cruelty free living & the necessity of adapting to Veganism for the sake of Sustainability, Animal welfare and our Health. She has several qualifications in nutritional therapy, culinary medicine & holistic healing. You can find out more on what she is doing over at the Earth Children Facebook Page!
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