In 2015, vegan YouTuber Maria Lopez was diagnosed with breast cancer. She and her niece Liz Johnson had thousands of viewers on their channel. Lopez and Johnson claimed they forced the cancer back into remission not by traditional methods of treatment but by a 90-day juice cleanse. Now, Johnson has announced Lopez has lost her battle with cancer in December.
Lopez claimed after four months of participating in her juice cleanse, and with the help of God, she was able to cure her cancer and her “gay lifestyle.” Two years after her diagnosis, Lopez succumbed to her breast cancer that had spread to her blood, liver and lungs, according to the Daily Mail.
Even with scientific evidence proving her aunt’s cause of death, Johnson is not buying the fact that she died from cancer. Instead, she argues it was her mother, who was taking care of Lopez at the time, that killed her by feeding her microwaved meat.
“Mari was living with my mom, my mom started to tell her that she needed to eat meat now,” Johnson said. “My mom would buy her burgers and things like that, and she didn’t want to eat that but after a while she just was just OK with it.”
She went to argue that the main culprit in her aunt’s death was a microwave. “My aunt was very against the microwave because of cancer-causing issues with that, and my mom would cook her things using the microwave.”
During this same time, Johnson and Lopez were claiming on their YouTube channel that their juice diet, which they called the “cancer killer,” was working and actually healing her.
“I still agree with the message, completely,’ she explained. “I would agree with it and I still go behind that message. You have your spiritual side and your physical side that work together to improve you as a whole. That’s the message.”
Following Lopez’s death, Johnson let their Youtube community know about her aunt’s death. She advised people with negative comments should keep their opinions to themselves.
There have been countless studies into the cure of cancer. In the end, doctors have proven there is no magic diet that could cure the disease.