Vita-Mix receives many compliments from satisfied users, but I wonder how many can say that whole foods prepared in their Vita-Mix actually helped save their life? I’m writing to tell you how strongly I believe it has been a major part of a near miraculous recovery from concurrent bouts with advanced cancer and heart disease.
In November 2000 I was simultaneously diagnosed with malignant melanoma and heart disease. The cancer was already at stage IV in the lymph system. The heart diagnosis showed 100% blockage in two arteries and 70% blockage in the other two. Six bypasses and three cancer surgeries followed in the next 32 days. The cancer and heart physicians wanted to put me on chemotherapy –interferon– a draconian treatment with minimal success rates.
I believed that God would heal the cancer and chose natural treatments instead of chemo or radiation. At first I tried chewing my way through the health maze, but it takes a special person who can sit long enough to eat more than 1 raw carrot. So I transitioned to juicing, but each morning took a half hour of rinsing, cutting, pushing, pulping, scraping and washing up just to get a small glass of juice. Plus, I was throwing out the most beneficial part, the fiber.
Then I heard about Vita-Mix, first, on the internet then at the home show. Your representative and the demonstrations were terrific and I practically ran home that night to start using my new Vitamix. For a week I experimented with heart & cancer formulas until I came up with the recipe that I now use each day. It includes healthy fruits, vegetables and supplements, tastes delicious, and actually fills me up so that I can skip an entire meal.
The results have been nothing short of miraculous. Through exercise, nutritional foods prepared in the Vita-Mix, and God’s healing grace, I’ve fully recovered from both maladies.
Now my day includes one to two Vita-Mix meals. Breakfast is a juice & veggie drink: 2 medium carrots, an apple, a wedge of cantaloupe, and maybe a banana or strawberry. Then a half tub of yogurt is spooned in, followed by a scoop or two of protein supplement. To help the mix, I usually pour in a cup of orange or pineapple juice, and always follow with ice cubes. Lastly, I toss in my “medications”, an aspirin and a fish oil capsule. After two minutes of mixing, I enjoy a delicious drink that feels so healthy I can picture it nourishing my body as it goes down.
It only takes 5 minutes to prepare, including the famous Vita-Mix quick rinse clean up And if time is short, I pour it in a go-cup and drink breakfast in the car on the way to work. A Vita-Mix breakfast is thick enough to feel satisfied until lunch, which was never the case with juicing. In the time it took to labor through chewing one carrot, I can drink an entire medley of fruits and veggies. An additional benefit is that the drink makes nearly a half gallon, which leaves some to store in the refrigerator for later in the day. (My doctor insists that each day a fresh drink is made from “living” vegetables and no leftovers.) Vita-Mix meals are so inexpensive that our grocery bills have actually gone down and my family shops the outside aisles now instead of the prepared food sections.
The results? Heart wise, I’m back working, running, and playing tournament tennis. My weight returned to normal and blood pressure and cholesterol readings are near perfect. And the melanoma? Regular CT scans and MRIs came up with almost flawless images. Less than eight months after surgeries, I played a two day tennis tournament (at 104 degrees!) and last winter I won the racquetball league championship at our local YMCA. What a great 55th birthday present! Life and Health!
From the beginning I believed that God could -- and would -- take care of me. It was accomplished through His miraculous healing, exercise, and nutritional eating with my Vita-Mix. So if someone ask me, “Can whole foods preparation in the Vita-Mix help a person recover from cancer and heart disease?”, I can wholeheartedly endorse it as a major part of my recovery."