Beating Colon Cancer Without Chemotherapy
When Chris Wark was 26 years old, he started feeling really unwell; he had a sharp and aching abdominal pain a few times per day, low energy, slight anaemia, some rectal bleeding, and a dark stool.
He was diagnosed with Stage IIIC T3 N2 M0 adenocarcinoma (Colon cancer) on 22 December 2003, and had surgery on 30th December – 18 cm of his ileum and colon was removed along with a golf ball sized tumour (4.5 x 4 x 2 cm) and 49 lymph nodes, four of which tested positive for adenocarcinoma.
Colorectal cancer is the #2 cause of cancer death in the U.S. and because surgery cannot cure colorectal cancer, doctors recommended that Chris undergo 9-12 months of chemotherapy after the surgery.
According to the National Cancer Institute, stage III colon cancer patients with one to three involved lymph nodes have significantly better survival than those with four or more involved nodes; Chris had four.
Chris however believes that chemotherapy is toxic poison, and the idea of poisoning his way back to health did not make sense to him. He therefore decided against chemotherapy after surgery, even though his oncologist told him he was “insane” and instead decided to radically change his diet and do every natural non-toxic therapy he could find.
Chris removed all the toxic inputs of the Western diet and lifestyle, and replaced them with whole food nutrition. He corrected all his nutritional deficiencies and in the process strengthened his immune system and changed the internal terrain of his body– making it inhospitable to cancer.
Before being diagnosed with cancer, Chris ate processed food, fast food, and junk food every day. He was not a party animal, did not smoke and rarely drank any alcohol, but was in a high stress work environment, had a lot of negative emotions in his life and was exposed to toxic chemicals, all of which Those are major contributing factors to disease in the body.
Uploaded on Sep 9, 2011
Chris shares his story at The 2011 Cancer Control Convention in Los Angeles, CA.
Chris’s Anti-Cancer Diet
Once Chris decided to fight his cancer naturally he embarked on a raw vegan diet beginning in January 2004 after reading God’s Way To Ultimate Health by George Malkmus.
This included drinking purified water, juicing organic carrots, celery, beet and ginger which he drank throughout the day, and eating loads of fresh organic fruit and veg, and nuts.
After 90 days on the raw vegan diet Chris, on the recommendation of his nutritionist, added some cooked food back into his diet because he was not able to maintain a healthy weight on a 100% raw diet. He was also advised to add wild-caught salmon or organic lamb to his diet 1-3 times per week. He also added some cooked food like sweet potato, brown rice, lentils, quinoa, spinach, asparagus, squash, Brussels sprouts, etc.
For the next two years, his diet was consistently 70-80% raw, and about 95-98% plant-based. Chris kept it simple and basically ate the same thing every day with a little variation of cooked veggies at dinner and a serving of meat occasionally.
11 years later Chris still alive and kicking and in the best of health, enjoying his life with his wife and two beautiful daughters, Marin (10) and Mackenzie (7).
Chris believes that “The human body is Intelligently Designed to heal itself, and given the proper nutrients and care, it will.”
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Posted on 24 February, 2016, in Blog and tagged alternative cancer treatments, Chemotherapy, Chris Wark, chrisbeatcancer, Colon cancer, Colorectal cancer, lymph nodes, nutrition. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.