Rob Mooberry, now 43, was diagnosed with stage 4 colorectal cancer in 2012. He’d had a healthy diet and exercised when he was hospitalized with a perforated colon.
The Las Vegas bartender underwent surgery, chemo and radiation therapy, and was downgraded to stage 3A. But he decided to take a break before his next bout to ‘detox’ with a raw vegan diet similar to Tom Brady’s alkaline diet.
By the time of his next scan in early 2013, his cancer had reduced 80%. He declined further treatment and is now celebrating five years cancer-free.
Vegan diets are not a cure for cancer; Rob Mooberry acknowledges that this was circumstantial after his first round of traditional treatments.
A father-of-two who was given weeks to live has revealed he beat stage 4 colorectal cancer after switching to a vegan diet.
Rob Mooberry, now 43, told Daily Mail Online he was hospitalized with a perforated colon in July 2012, and scans revealed he had cancer which had spread to his bowels, lymph nodes and liver.
Doctors said the Las Vegas bartender would need a colostomy bag put in, followed by an ileostomy, then two bouts of chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
However, after the surgeries and the first round, with his cancer downgraded to stage 3A, he said he couldn’t take it any more and needed some time to detox his body of the chemicals before starting more treatment.
In November 2012, he started a plant-based diet, alkaline diet – akin to that of Tom Brady – with his vegetarian wife Amanda, now 39, following research that showed sugars and processed foods fueled tumors.
When it came to his next scan in early 2013, the cancer had shrunk by almost 80 percent.
Now he is celebrating five years cancer-free, raising 20-month-old twins, and running a small cancer charity on the side of his bar-tending to help other sufferers afford pipe dreams – and his story has gone viral, after it was tweeted by country star Tim McGraw.
Rob Mooberry, now 43, was diagnosed with stage 4 colorectal cancer in 2012 in Las Vegas, where he is a bartender. He switched to a vegan diet after chemo, and the cancer shrunk
Now he is celebrating five years cancer-free, raising 20-month-old twins, and running a small cancer charity on the side of his bar-tending with wife Amanda, 39 (pictured)
Speaking to Daily Mail Online, Rob admitted he was slightly overwhelmed at being tipped as a vegan advocate. ‘I’m not standing on my soap box saying everyone needs to go plant-based and vegan,’ he insisted. ‘But if you’re going to ask me what worked for me, I’ll tell you: this diet.’
When Rob was diagnosed he was shocked, having no family history of cancer and already living a healthy lifestyle of running regularly and eating a lean protein diet.
‘I couldn’t believe it,’ he told Daily Mail Online. ‘I was always a healthy person, I didn’t expect it.’