In this episode of Conversations with Vegan Women Leaders, we interview Janette Murray-Wakelin, athlete extraordinaire and conscious lifestyle advocate.
In 2013 Janette Murray-Wakelin and her husband Alan Murray ran a marathon a day across Australia for a year, breaking a world record for 366 consecutive days, both aged in their 60s, wearing barefoot shoes and eating only raw fruits and vegetables.
This feat is even more remarkable because 12 years earlier Janette had been diagnosed with breast cancer and told she had only 6 months to live.
After carrying out extensive research she made the decision not to go ahead with conventional treatments of chemotherapy or radiation and opted for more natural approaches, including switching to a raw vegan diet.
Janette’s body healed and since then she continues to inspire and teach others about conscious living. She’s the author of Raw Can Cure Cancer and Running Out of Time.
Janette and Alan’s story is told in the inspiring film Raw: The Documentary.
In this conversation Janette discusses:
• What she experienced when she was told not only that she had breast cancer but that she hadn’t got long to live
• Why she decided not to go ahead with conventional treatments of chemotherapy or radiation
• The emotional and spiritual elements of cancer that she experienced
• Why she didn’t take the ‘fighting’ cancer approach and instead saw it as a potential for transformation
• How her doctors and medical team reacted after her body healed itself from cancer after immune therapy, other natural treatments and remedies and eating a 100% raw vegan diet
• Why she and Alan decided to run a marathon a day for a year in their 60s and how they coped with the challenges of extreme weather and several falls resulting in broken ribs and other injuries
• And more
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