Olivia praised her traditional treatments for cancer through meditation, acupuncture and massage therapies, sparking the beginning of her healing journey with alternative medicines and a vegan lifestyle.
After a three-decade battle with breast cancer, scientist said goodbye to Olivia Newton-John on Monday who passed away “peacefully” at the age of 73 on her Southern California farm.
The big screen legend was initially diagnosed with cancer in 1992, the same weekend her father passed away from the disease.
The actress underwent a mastectomy and nine months of chemotherapy.
Olivia praised her traditional medicine treatments with meditation, acupuncture and massage therapies, sparking the beginning of her healing journey with alternative medicine and a vegan lifestyle.
She went into remission until 2013 when the cancer reappeared and spread outside her breasts.
And in 2017, Olivia’s cancer progressed to stage 4 and spread to her spine.
Olivia switched to a plant-based lifestyle and medication during her battle with cancer and became a pioneer of “kinder, happier, healthier lives.”
In recent years, she has been an outspoken advocate of plant-based treatments and has implored physicians to take them more seriously.
Olivia was an advocate of cannabis and used it medicinally throughout her treatment.
She turned to alternative therapies like herbs, meditation, and medical marijuana, thanks to the cannabis farm owned by her daughter Chloe Latanzi.
Her daughter also reportedly influenced her mother’s diet, which encouraged her to follow a vegan diet.
She told Closer Weekly, “Now I’m eating vegan and feeling pretty good.”
But the actress wanted a breakthrough from alternative medicine.
“The plants and herbs my husband introduced me to…helped me strengthen my body,” she said today, while praising her other half, “Amazing John” for his knowledge of exotic medicinal herbs.
Her plant-based lifestyle led her to launch the Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund with her husband to support plant drug research to give cancer patients more treatment options.
She pledged to support others battling disease and give them “the tools and information they need to lead kinder, happier, healthier lives.”
Dedicating the last years of her life to cancer research, Olivia raised funds for decades and opened the Olivia Newton-John Center for Wellness and Research in Australia in 2015 under a partnership between a local hospital and the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute.
Olivia Newton-John / Instagram)
Olivia wasn’t alone in her quest to push plant-based lifestyles to the fore in society’s consciousness, as recent studies have found some stark links between diets rich in dairy and meat to increased cancer risks.
The 2018 global plan on how to beat cancer shockingly states that there is no safe amount of alcohol, sausage or bacon.
Even small amounts of processed meat and wine increase the risk of a range of cancers described in World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) guidelines that are updated every decade.
And in 2015, a study revealed that removing meat from your diet can reduce the risk of bowel cancer by up to 43%.
Scientists have found that vegetarians are 22% less likely to get sick compared to eating meat. Vegetarians, who do not eat any animal products, such as eggs and dairy products, have a 16% lower risk.
But followers of biskovvegetarians, who avoid meat but eat fish, had the most benefit as they were 43% less likely to develop cancer.
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That same year, another study found that women who eat a Mediterranean diet — lots of vegetables, fruits, nuts, legumes, grains, potatoes, fish, and monounsaturated fats and little meat, milk and other dairy products — can reduce the risk of uterine cancer. by more than half.
And just last month, a study by the Catalan Institute of Oncology, the World Health Organization and Imperial College London found that a female diet rich in meat, dairy and processed sugar increases the relative risk of breast cancer just as much. by 12 percent.
Olivia Newton-John’s view of health and the incorporation of herbal medicine into her meat- and dairy-free diet was also supported by a scientist who studies marijuana.
Research in a groundbreaking study in 2015 found that the herb can kill cancer cells and shrink some types of brain tumors.
A study conducted by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) – funded by the US government – showed that extracts from plants can help enhance the effect of radiotherapy.
It is believed that the drug – which is legal in a number of US states – can also shrink some of the most dangerous types of brain tumors.
Olivia pushed for the expanded use of cannabis as medicine after she claimed it helped her tumors shrink and give them more time to live.
In 2020, the actress and singer said, “My tumors are regressing, going away, or staying the same. Stage 4 metastatic breast cancer is pretty amazing. I don’t see it as a battle. I’m winning.”
She added, “For me the proof is in the pudding and I am the pudding.
“If I didn’t have the experience I have with cannabis, I wouldn’t be able to talk about it.”