My name is Edwin Kohn. I am 55 and I live in London and co-run a residential development company.
My experience starts in July 2011, when I was fortunate to travel to America with my family for my daughter’s wedding in Santa Barbara, California. At the time, I was struggling with severe back and rib pain. I was not yet aware of the problem inside me.
I got through the days on a diet of painkillers.
I returned to London and, following further scans and blood tests, was diagnosed with a cancer called multiple myeloma. This is a bone marrow cancer that causes weakening of the bones, hence the compressed fracture in my spine and broken ribs. After further consultations and scans I was referred to Dr. Robert Marcus who, for the proceeding 12 months, set about restoring my levels as normally as possible in order to carry out my chemotherapy treatment and a stem cell transplant.
By July 2012, my levels, although still a bit high, had reduced to a point where it was felt I would benefit from the stem cell transplant. It was at this point that my eldest son introduced me to Nura Nash, who had completed her 12-week training course at Hippocrates Health Institute (HHI), and we discussed the benefits I would experience if I attended the institute for their three-week Life Transformation Program.
Without further delay I booked my flight and villa accommodation at Hippocrates, and I arrived mid-July in Florida. A short taxi ride later, I was checked in at Hippocrates, feeling somewhat lost and confused. The weather was fantastic and I went for a run to clear my head. Over the next weeks I met and befriended many people with many different stories to tell as to why they had sought help at HHI.
The message from Dr. Brian Clement was very simple in that we have a choice to “Live or Die.”
The raw sprout and vegetable diet was a huge culture shock to me, having been a big meat eater all my life. Despite my protestations I noticed after a few days that I was able to satisfy my appetite with far less food and I experienced no drop in my energy levels at all. In fact, I can report that every morning started with a two-mile run, 30 lengths of the pool and an hour bicycle ride. I lost 20 lbs. during my three-week visit and felt better than I had in years. I also made genuine friendships with a lot of the other guests. I attended the lectures and underwent many treatments every day to improve my wellbeing. My wife joined me for the last week of my stay and whilst super fit she enjoyed the strict raw diet with me. She, too, experienced no loss of energy and to be honest liked the food better than I did.
The time passed very quickly and following graduation it was time to take the knowledge I had acquired back to London and carry it into my every day life. The juicing and wheatgrass intake is so important—if you do nothing else, you must keep this up. During my three weeks at Hippocrates many of the guests reported their conditions had improved and that their blood tests, like mine, showed many areas of improvement. For instance, my bad cholesterol dropped.
The raw diet does become a way of life and with time you very quickly realize that there is life beyond the junk food we had previously consumed. Thanks to the life-threatening chemicals and preservatives used on food, and the genetic modifications to make them appear attractive and healthy to consume, the old expression “we are what we eat” has never held more truth.
Remarkably, upon my return to London I had full blood tests taken and found that my Para Protein levels had dropped 20%. Dr. Marcus decided that I was now ready for my stem
cell transplant. Normally this course of treatment requires a four-week stay in hospital, but I was out after just two weeks three days.
While I did react to the chemo treatment with nausea, I did not have any of the other symptoms such as bleeding, mouth ulcers, gum sores and many others I care not to mention.
I returned home to continue my juicing and raw diet. I have returned to my sport most days after just three weeks recovery time (the normal recovery time is two to three months).
I can honestly say that Hippocrates has changed my life and has provided me with a credible partner to fight my cancer.
The raw diet and its alkaline properties make it near impossible for cancer cells to thrive and prosper. In my case, it may not have been a stand-alone alternative to conventional medicine, but together it makes for a formidable partnership. I am now in remission, I have lost over 50 lbs. in weight, and I have never looked nor felt better in my life.
From having been a nonbeliever of Brian’s regimen, I can honestly say he and his dedicated team helped save my life and the lives of thousands before me who have made the change to a raw lifestyle. “The philosophy is simple but the choice is yours.”