In this video, Markus Rothkranz interviews Dave, who has an amazing story of both incredible weight loss and healing. Before adopting the vegan raw food diet, he weighed 430 pounds. He shows the shirt he used to fit into, and it looks huge. He doesn’t give his current weight, but have obviously lost many pounds.
His weight did not just threaten his health and his life. He was already suffering. He had Stage 2 colon cancer and diabetes. His kidneys were leaking protein into his blood. Doctors say he would have had to go on renal dialysis.
However, he didn’t try the raw food organic vegan diet for himself until he learned he had cancer, because that frightened him.
Many people say they don’t have time to adopt a raw foods lifestyle. At that time, Dave drove cross county 14 hours a day, 70 hours a week. He bought himself a juicer and a 100-foot extension cord. He would buy organic or best quality produce he could find in a grocery store. At a rest stop, he would put the juice on a picnic table and hook it up with the extension cord to make make his meals from raw vegetable juices. He would drink around a gallon of juice a day.
He doesn’t pretend the diet is simple or easy. At one point he went into a mall to buy new clothes, because he was losing so much weight. He walked through the food court, and indulged in many different kinds of the fast food there. But that made him feel bad. As he put it, excuses are useless. He had cancer. He was dying. If he wanted to live, he had to stick with the program that was restoring his health.
The change in Dave’s eating habits led to dramatic improvements. Within 6 months he got rid of his cancer and 16 out of 18 medications. A doctor told Dave that the kidney damage was irreversible. However, that problem disappeared in 11 months.
Dave and Rothkranz have a good rapport and obviously like and support each other. During the interview they trade a lot of tips and insights of their shared experiences. Rothkranz skillfully interviews him so his incredible story inspires everybody.