When father-of-two, Rob Mooberry was given weeks to live because of his stage 4 colorectal cancer (which had spread to his bowels, lymph nodes, and liver) he did what many people do; he had surgery and then did a round of chemo and radiation. But even after pumping all that poison into his body, it only garnered him an 8 percent chance at life.


And after that first round, he couldn’t imagine doing a second without first letting his body detox from all the chemicals:

“It was horrible. I had to take time off work, I had no energy, I felt sick. That kind of medicine puts so many chemicals in your body.” 1

So, he set about researching alternative therapies, including a popular treatment center in Tijuana, Mexico. However, it was too expensive so he decided to see if he could try their detox at home: he would cut out all acidity, sugar, meat, and dairy from his diet. What he was left with was an alkaline, raw vegan diet.


When he had his next scan in early 2013, his cancer had shrunk by almost 80 percent. When doctors asked him if he wanted to continue treatments, he declined. By 2014, there was no trace of his cancer.

“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. 

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.'”2

So how exactly did “healthy” Rob get colorectal cancer with no family history? Well, it seems that deaths from this type of cancer have rocketed among the under 55            (particularly white people) since the mid-2000s (for decades the most at-risk for colorectal cancer were African Americans and those over-55) and researchers are blaming the Standard American Diet (or SAD).

In fact, in July, the Cleveland Clinic compiled “evidence that fatty diets stimulate tumor growth by activating a molecular pathway that feeds abnormal cells.”3 We are what we eat, breathe, smoke, clean with…if you are going to put it on or in your body, make sure you know what it is. 

“While experts celebrated the progress to cut deaths among the black population, they admit they are baffled by the sharp rise in rates for white people, considering risk factors (such as obesity) have increased universally, as have preventative measures (such as screening).”4

Congratulations to Rob and his wife and kids.

Sources and References

  1. Daily Mail, December 14, 2017.
  2. Daily Mail, December 14, 2017.
  3. Daily Mail, December 14, 2017.
  4. Daily Mail, December 14, 2017.