A 32-year-old woman who has been diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer has defended her decision to shun chemotherapy, instead vowing to fight the disease with a plant-based diet and coffee enemas.
Diagnosed with stage three cancer in May, Fio Aguila, from Beaconsfield in NSW, says she has cancelled her chemotherapy appointments because you can ‘choose quantity of life or quality - I choose quality'.
Convinced she got the disease because she was ‘tired and stressed’, Fio, who is a mother to Naia, two, became a vegan and started doing daily juice cleanses after doing some online research.
Now, instead of undertaking the doctor-prescribed chemotherapy after she had surgery to remove the tumour, Fio drinks two litres of juice each day, cleanses her liver with two coffee enemas and supplements her diet with turmeric and aloe vera.
‘I'm feeling really great at the moment,' she says. 'A lot of people won't agree or support what I'm doing but everyone needs to be confident and take a decision on what they think is right for them.’
Currently raising funds in a bid to get to Mexico to undertake Gerson Therapy, which claims to activate the body's ability to 'heal itself through an organic, plant-based diet, raw juices, coffee enemas and natural supplements’, Fio says her aim is to ‘get healthy again to enjoy many more years of life’.
‘I know what's happening with my body and I'm just not sure this is the right decision,’ says Fio. ‘This is not a decision I'm taking because I want to close my eyes. My eyes are more open than ever before.'