The relationship between unhealthy eating and the development of disease is undeniable. When most people get a cancer diagnosis their doctors are quick to prescribe drugs and harsh treatments such as radiation, chemotherapy, and surgery. All of these treatments have a harrowing effect on the body opening it up to a whole host of other problems.
Holistic health practitioners, on the other hand, will often recommend detoxification methods such as cleansing to eliminate cancer from the body. Here Allison Biggar interviews European journalist and ovarian cancer survivor Evita Ramparte about how she cured her cancer naturally without chemotherapy, surgery or radiation.
Allison: When were you diagnosed and what was your lifestyle like at this time?
Evita: I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in the year 2000. I had a very bad diet; I felt very weak and very sleepy. I felt as if something was chewing me inside. I was unhappily married; I was in a deep depression. I would wake up at nine a.m. and open my eyes with coffee and look out the window and feel like “Oh God another day to live? No stop this train I’m getting off.”
My diet was like pizza, coke, ice cream. We had no awareness of healthy lifestyle whatsoever.
Allison: How did you find out that you had cancer?
In January I went to the doctor. On the ultrasound the doctors checked my ovaries and they were like “Hey where are your ovaries? All we see is a cauliflower of tumors.” The doctors recommended that I would have a test [to see] whether or not this was cancer and also they recommended that I would have surgery.
Allison: What did you do while you were waiting for the test results?
Evita: I went to the farmers market, got myself organic vegetables: beets, apples, olive oil, and lemon juice. I decided to make this cleanse. During this time I was not allowed to eat; I was supposed to be juicing and cleansing the intestines. It was the most horrible few days of my life. I was a sugar junkie without the sugar. I felt different emotions coming out of me. [Five days later] what happened was that I could see 16 stones come out of my gallbladder and also my skin cleared up. For the first time I lost weight. I used to weigh 180 pounds. For the first time in my life- fighting for my life- actually awakened my beauty.
Allison: So what happened when you went to get the test results?
Evita: I entered the medical office with a smile on my face. I wanted to share the joyful news that “Listen I just got rid of my gallbladder stones; my cravings have changed; I don’t crave sugar anymore; I’m crazy for vegetables; I don’t even crave meat!” I wanted to share with them- so they would share with their patients- these simple methods of becoming healthy!
They had news for me. They said, “Well we’re very sorry, you know, but you have ovarian cancer. It’s very serious.” I said, “Hold on a second. Do you know the cause of my disease?” They laughed and said, “Well we don’t know the cause. If we knew the cause we would have a Nobel prize.” And I said, “Well I do not have the Nobel Prize but I think I know what caused this: toxic diet and toxic relationships!”
Allison: They recommended you have surgery right away. What did you tell them?
Evita: I said, “I’m gonna give myself a little more time to cleanse, and continue drinking juices and eating plenty of salads and start exercising. If after four months my condition is not better then I will return here for surgery.”
Basically I went straight into- what is called today- raw vegan lifestyle: foods that are alive, that are beaming with energy. No sugar, no meat, no dairy, no eggs because they accumulate a lot of toxins on the ovaries.
Allison: And what was the result of your raw vegan cleanse?
Evita: After four months I lost about 54 pounds and I decided to divorce. I decided to free myself from the toxic relationship that I was in. When I was monitoring my condition I could see on the ultrasound how the ovarian tumors were getting smaller and smaller.
I did not focus on the disease. I focused on strengthening the liver so that it would clean the blood and take the toxins out. After four months I was diagnosed cancer-free and I went back to the same doctors and they were very, very surprised. Unfortunately, they didn’t want to believe me. They thought that I did some hormonal therapy or steroids or something else.
Allison: So you were diagnosed cancer-free! How did you feel?
Evita: As a result of it, I discovered my body. I started to enjoy exercise when before it was dreadful. When I lost weight and I got so much energy I signed up for yoga, for tai chi, aikido, and swimming because it was a joy to move.
Allison: How are you today?
Evita: Today, I live in California and I’m expecting a baby. I’m in my seventh month of pregnancy and I know that if I went for surgery and chemotherapy and radiation and things like this, probably I would not be able to conceive a child; probably I would be infertile.
Allison: Amazing. What advice would you give others who are diagnosed with cancer? What message should they take away from your story?
Evita: My message is: Try everything you can naturally before so that you never regret. Medical procedures such as surgery, radiation, chemotherapy and so on- they are the last resort.
Ever since I healed I am on a mission to share and inspire as many people as I can because I know that- especially with women- when they see me before and they see me now- healthy and expecting a baby- I know that they can follow in my footsteps. If there are any women out there who are sick, who are diagnosed, who are even feeling tired, lousy, depressed, who received this diagnosis “cancer,” then I am hoping that they will feel like “Ok if she did this naturally- if she cleansed, if she healed herself- then maybe I can do it too.”