As the veganism movement continues to gather pace, it seems obvious that there are many benefits of a plant based lifestyle out there, but it seems like being the cure for cancer isn’t one of them.
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We know this because of the story of vegan lifestyle blogger and YouTuber Mari Lopez. She often appeared on her channel – which has over 10,000 subscribers – with her niece Liz and at one point claimed that the switch to an all natural vegan diet, juicing and praying to God had led to her breast cancer being cured.
This sadly was a misdiagnosis though and the aggressive cancer returned, leading to Mari’s passing in December of this year. RIP.
You can watch the original video below where she clearly advocates how her lifestyle changes have been responsible for her ‘transformation’, even at one point pointing at a juicer and saying ‘this machine saved my life’. They also claim that these changes caused her to renounce her lesbianism as well. Not so sure about that one:
Yeah, pretty convincing stuff there – at least they believed it. Sadly it isn’t true, but Liz believes that if Mari had followed her lifestyle choices then she would still be with us today.
She reveals in another video (which for some reason can’t be embedded but you can watch here) that Mari was convinced to try chemotherapy by her sister when the cancer reappeared and also made her eat meat and use the microwave:
She was following a raw vegan style [diet]. My family is not familiar with that style of living…
What happened was, as Mari was living with my mom, my mom started to tell her that she needed to eat meat now.
She said it was OK to use things that she didn’t want to use. My aunt was very against the microwave because of cancer-causing issues with that, and my mom would cook her things using the microwave.
My mom would buy her burgers and things like that, and she didn’t want to eat that but after a while she just was just OK with it. When you give in too many times, you just end up saying whatever.
I feel like that’s what caused the issues. That’s where the inconsistencies were. She was telling people in her videos that people needed to eat this way, but at the same time she was having her own struggle.
I think the result of her treatment would have been different if this hadn’t have happened, honestly. I really, truly think that they would have. That’s what really contributed to her change in the first place. Going backwards is not going to help anything.
I can’t fully say 100 percent but I think that may have been what happened.
I mean I guess it’s an interesting way to look at it but it really does kinda sound like Liz is completely deluded about what diet and prayer can do to your life. Maybe I could slightly get behind the veganism stuff making you way more healthy as there are a couple of cases of that, but when she claimed doing all that changed her aunt into a heterosexual it seems completely and utterly ridiculous. Not buying into it, but hey if you want to then be my guest.
For more of the same, check out this woman who got vegan tattooed on her forehead. Different.