| Azaraimy HH |
SPREADING the word on healthy living by consuming nothing but natural raw food in the form of fruits and vegetables, cancer survivor, Janette Murray, and her husband Alan Murray – both world record holders for running the largest number of consecutive marathons – yesterday delivered a talk in Tutong.
The couple is an inspiration to many, particularly Janette, who beat cancer after adopting a raw vegan diet. In 2001, she was diagnosed with a highly aggressive carcinoma breast cancer and given six months to live. Instead, she made a miraculous 100 per cent recovery by adopting the vegan lifestyle.
“I’d love to live here in Tutong,” she said during the talk, noting how wonderful the place is, and the self-sustaining natural food source available.
I have been going around and have noticed various types of delicious fruits, some of which I have never eaten before, she said.
The raw vegan veteran from Melbourne was flown into Brunei by Mewsum Wong, who runs a Facebook group called ‘Raw Food Asia’, which has 17,000 followers to date.
Janette and Alan were invited participants to the recently-concluded 2 Days 1 Night Stay – ‘Return to Nature’ programme hosted in cooperation with Bintudoh Greenspring Resort, which is located in the lush jungle of Ulu Tutong, surrounded by nature, a beautiful lake and fruit trees.
The duo highlighted the powerful health benefits of being on a raw plant-based diet. A lot of people are unsure or even scared of being on a raw diet, but the duo is living proof that adopting such diet is undoubtedly beneficial.
Held at the Tutong District Civic Halls Complex, the talk also saw the attendance of Tutong District Officer Wardi bin Hj Mohammad Ali and Mewsum Wong.
In the past, fuelled entirely by a raw vegan plant-based diet and going barefoot, they had set the world record for the most consecutive marathons at 60+ of age.
The raw vegan runners ran together around Australia – 15,782km, 366 marathons each in 366 consecutive days throughout the year 2013. Janette and Alan completed 365 marathons in 365 days in Melbourne on December 31, 2013.