Originally published February 18 2008
Brenda Cobb Talks About Beating Her Breast and Cervical Cancer
by Kevin Gianni
(NaturalNews) In this interview excerpt, Brenda Cobb, author and founder of The Living Foods Institute in Atlanta, GA, tells her own personal story about healing her breast and cervical cancer naturally. This is an excerpt from Brenda Cobb's interview for the Raw Summit, a complete interview encyclopedia of cutting edge living and raw food knowledge. You can find the complete transcripts and audios at (http://www.RawSummitArchives.com) .
Raw Food World Summit Interview Excerpt with Brenda Cobb
Kevin Gianni: Hi everyone, this is Kevin Gianni, Optimal Health Expert, and I'd like to welcome you to another very special Raw Summit Teleseminar, which can be found online at (http://www.RawSummitArchives.com) . The purpose of the Raw Summit is to pass along cutting edge information about raw and living food technologies for you to reach optimal health wellness, and success.
Today I have an incredible guest on the line. She is an author, as most of our guests are, and founder of the Living Foods Institute. She also, in her lifetime, has had an incredible healing journey from breast and cervical cancer, which we're going to talk about today. So, Brenda Cobb, I want to welcome you to the Raw Summit.
Brenda Cobb: Thank you so much, Kevin, I'm real excited to be here.
Kevin: Brenda, you have an incredible story, and I don't want to waste any time. I want to get into it, and I want to kind of give a landscape of where you were before you were diagnosed, and then move into what you did. So, let's start with where you were.
Brenda: Well, where I was, was in a very high stress job, I owned my own business, I was in film in television, I had a recording studio, and a production company. And, I was very busy in helping people in promoting their careers, and in producing shows for big events, and that was very stressful.
And during that time, yeah, I didn't really eat well, and I ate, you know all kinds of various types of foods that weren't really great for me. And if I had a headache, I took a Tylenol. And if my stomach was upset, I took some kind of another type of a pill or a medication too; you know to help me in that area. And then in 1999, I was diagnosed with both cervical and breast cancer. And so that woke me up big time. The doctor told me that I needed to have surgery, chemo, and radiation.
Kevin: Um hum.
Brenda: And because I knew that I did not want to do the surgery, and the chemo, and the radiation; I really felt that I needed to look for a natural way to heal myself. And so I got on the Organic Raw and Living Foods Lifestyle and it changed my life. I've started using wheat grass juice, and energy soup, and other really healing foods, and the cancer went away, but other problems I had had, arthritis, acid reflux, indigestion, heartburn. I had taken Pepcid AC, Tums, Rolaids, you know, all of those types of products to try to help myself, and that didn't really work, it just made me worse, not really better.
But you know what? When I got on this program to heal cancer, all those other symptoms went away. So, I never had any more migraine headaches. Arthritis went away, I lost weight, my energy increased, my skin improved, I felt better, I wasn't as depressed, I felt happier, and everything really changed dramatically. That's when I realized that my mission in life was going to be to help other people, and teach it, and tell other people about it because I felt like if it helped me, it could help other people.
And, I had read other people's testimonies of how it had helped them because there were so many people before me that were using raw and living foods to help restore health, that I got really excited and very motivated about spreading the word. And it's still thrilling. I mean today to just watch how much health can be improved on this program. And I don't care how sick people are Kevin. I have gotten people in my center that everyone else has given up on completely, and they've told them that they have a terminal, hopeless, incurable situation, and yet when these people are willing to change what they're doing and their mental thinking, and some of their lifestyle habits, we see that the body is miraculous, and it can bounce back from most anything.
Kevin: How did you get turned on after you got out of the doctor's office, how did you get turned onto the natural way of helping yourself?
Brenda: Well, I went to the health food store as soon as I left the doctor because, you know he was not happy with me because he wanted me to do the surgery, mastectomy, hysterectomy, chemo, radiation, and I didn't want to do it. And, so I didn't really know what to do...
Brenda: ...but I really kind of listened to that inner voice say, "Go to the health food store." And, I went and I asked them if they knew of any books or anything that I could read, or anyone who had ever healed in a natural way. And they pointed me to a little book that a woman had written that said How I Conquered Cancer Naturally, and her name was Eydie Mae.
And I bought the only copy of that book that they had on the shelf. And when I read it, it was all about how she had used Dr. Ann Wigmore's method for raw and living foods with wheat grass, and energy soup, and Rejuvelac, and veggie crowding, and colon cleansing. And, how she had a very serious challenge with cancer and that, she didn't think that there was any other place for her to turn. It kept getting worse and worse, and coming back after treatment. And, when she heard about this program and got on it – it healed her.
When I read that book I had cold chills all over my body. I thought you know something, if it can work for her, it can work for me. Why not? What do I have to lose? At least I need to try this. So, I really had faith and belief in it. You know how it is sometimes that you read something or you hear something and immediately it resonates with you. It's like you already know this at some level. It's in there and it was just kind of waiting to be remembered and that's how I felt about it. I started reading enough, Wow, this just makes sense if I clean my body out, if I start giving it optimum nutrition, if I don't cook my food because of course I never knew that when you cook you killed it. I learned that by cooking it I was killing the enzymes and compromising the vitamins and the minerals. And that if I would start putting in really good organic nutrition and, I have the enzymes and vitamins and minerals with the fresh fruits and vegetables, that my body would do what it was created to do. It would heal itself.
So I use Eydie Mae's example, and then I started reading other books that Ann Wigmore had written. And, I started reading testimonies from people who had done her program before and everybody seems so positive. And, there were so many stories that really seem miraculous. I mean of people recovering from all kinds of diseases that I became more and more encouraged. And then the more I did it, the more I was able to see for myself that it really did work.
Kevin: And so you believed after you read that book. You believed right away?
Brenda: I did. I've really had total faith and belief. In fact, it was a good thing because well- meaning friends and family who loved me a lot really thought I was crazy, and they felt that I should do what the doctor said. And that I should do the surgery and the chemo and the radiation. Of course, I asked some of those well-meaning people, "Well, why would I?" Because it didn't work for, you know, one of my aunts or maybe one of your sisters. You know, because of my aunts would be talking to me about it or other loved ones. I say, "You know it didn't work for them. I don't see why it should work for me. I'm going to try something different." Now, those same people who then thought I was crazy, they think I'm a genius now. I did it when they thought I'd lost my mind but now they have seen that it really does work.
And, I'm glad I had that total faith and belief because it's tough when doctors and a lot of people that love you, and are around you, are thinking you ought to do one thing and you're knowing that you should be doing something else. You know you have to have a hell of a lot of courage, you know to do that. And I just kept saying, "You know I know God is leading me in this way and I'm going to do what I know I need to do and I'm not going to worry about what other people think because it's my life and I'm going to be responsible, and be self sufficient." And, you know what if it doesn't work I take full responsibility but what if it does? And I believe it will, and I believed to this day that mental attitude and faith and belief in a program – whatever that program maybe; I think that's 99% of it.
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