A terminally-ill woman who was given just months to live claims she has won the battle against cancer by ditching all that was toxic in her life, including her husband.
Candice-Marie Fox, 31, shunned traditional cancer treatments after she was diagnosed with an aggressive thyroid cancer and instead opted for an entire lifestyle change, starting with healthy eating habits.
She ate fruits such as pineapples, kiwis, grapefruits and bananas, which are all high in cancer-combating proteins, called bromelain.
The former model, from Hertfordshire, England, also ditched other 'toxins' in her life, including alcohol, cigarettes and her husband.
"I got rid of everything toxic in my life and became so grateful for my life," she told the UK Metro.
Doctors have now confirmed that Candice is completely free of tumours.
"Instead of living for the parties, weekends, working and doing the same stuff I did day in, day out, I changed my whole view," she said.
"I decided to live for me and love life for what it is. It sounds so away with the fairies, but it is the only way to live and it worked.
"There are now no tumours left in me. I'm so grateful for the cancer now in hindsight, it turned me into the person I was meant to be."
In 2011, Candice was diagnosed with thyroid cancer and underwent surgery to have 20 lumps removed.
When the disease spread and doctors told her she had just five years to live, Candice rejected chemotherapy in favour of natural foods and other healing remedies.
She took up yoga, implemented a strict healthy diet, binned chemical-filled sprays, quit smoking and dumped her husband of two years.
"Stress, chemicals and animal products all feed cancer, so I just got rid of them," she said.
"My husband was not supportive and it wasn't working, so we split up too."
Oncologist Mark Simon, director at the Nutritional Oncology Research Institute in California, said she is clear of the disease.
"Her tumour markers which reflect the number of cancerous cells has been well within the normal range for over two years, so we can confidently say that her stage four thyroid cancer is under effective management."