This is a fascinating stroy from COAST-TO-COAST AM June 31 – Many in our family are vegetarians or vegans. Some practice yoga. So this story has meaning for us.
(F)ormer war correspondent for NBC News, Brad Willis, (now known as Bhava Ram) shared his amazing journey from hardened broadcast journalist, to terminal cancer patient. He recounted the series of events that inspired him to refuse his morphine drip and reach out for unconventional activities including yoga to restore his mobility, which ultimately set him on a path leading to remission and restoration of his health. As an esteemed journalist, he was one of the only ones from the West to get deep into Afghanistan during the Soviet Occupation in the 1980s. But eventually his career collapsed when he broke his back, had a failed surgery, a dire cancer diagnosis, and a dependence on pain medications.
His turnaround began when his young son said simply “Get up Daddy,” and he went into detox, and then got involved in mind-body techniques at a pain clinic. It was there he began a yoga practice, and studied the ancient Ayurvedic system. After going home, he focused on yoga postures, breathwork, and meditation for 8-12 hours a day, as well as a dietary switch to veganism, and frequent fasting. Over a six month period, he shed 80 lbs. of excess weight and “1,000 lbs. of darkness off my mind, my emotional body,” he said. Two years into this practice, he was completely healed and cancer-free.