YouTube star who claimed a vegan diet 'cured' her cancer, dies

Henrietta Strickland
February 22, 2018

She added: "I feel like that's what caused the issues". What happened was, as Mari was living with my mom, my mom started to tell her that she needed to eat meat now.

"As dietitians, we are accountable and bound to a professional code of conduct which we must adhere to in order to maintain our registration", she said.

Liz said that Mari was telling people in her videos that people needed to follow a vegan lifestyle, but at the same time she was "having her own struggle".

"When you give in too many times, you just end up saying whatever". In a video entitled Cancer Transformation FAQ, Lopez recounted her experiences of a so-called "90-day juice cleanse" and explained her rejection of science-based medical treatment.

On their YouTube channel, where Liz and Mari had 11,761 subscribers, they posted videos in which they promote a vegan lifestyle and faith in God - and discuss how both healed Mari's cancer.

'My aunt was very against the microwave because of cancer-causing issues with that, and my mom would cook her things using the microwave'.

However, despite her aunts wishes, Liz refused and she still believes in the power of veganism.

Mari Lewis, the vegan vlogger, has passed away in December due to an aggressive form of blood cancer.

She also said that cancer treatment was not for her and chose to reject her doctor's advice.

In a video titled "Stage 4 Cancer Natural Transformation", Mari explained how God drew her to the fruits and vegetables in the grocery store that would cure her.

Mari Lopez, who was known for blogging alongside her niece, Liz Johnson, as Mari & Liz, died from the disease in December, according to Liz - after it spread to her blood, liver, and lungs.

Since Mari's death, Liz has disabled comments on her YouTube channel and has released a new video called "The Truth About Mari - CANCER, JUICING, & FAITH".

She said: "My aunt was inconsistent in her diet and spiritual life". "My aunt didn't continue juicing [or her] raw vegan diet when she got diagnosed again - she chose to do radiation and chemo".

"I never pushed my aunt to do anything or stay away from doctors".

As for her aunt's religious principals, Johnson wrote, "I never claimed to heal my aunt's gay lifestyle through juicing".

She added, "People have sent me many emails about positive changes after juicing, and some have told me that they chose to do chemo".

She added: "We never claimed that this would 100% work for everyone".

"Our intention was never to make money off of anything", Liz said. Thus, with the help of her niece, the woman turned towards vlogging and piece together her own health and wellness YouTube channel.

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