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Marcos Jarvis went vegan and studied Tai Chi and started soaking in ice like Freeze the Fear Wim Hof star and now he says he’s completely cured of terminal liver cancer
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A man diagnosed with terminal liver cancer has been cleared up after being inspired by the TV series ‘Ice Man’ Wim Hof.
Marcos Jarvis, 47, started taking ice baths, going vegan and practicing Tai Chi to give himself the best chance of survival.
And it all worked out because Marcos is now back in good health and preparing for a big run in South Africa.
The builder was diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2019 after suffering pain while running a marathon.
Marcos needed chemotherapy after doctors found 12 tumors on his liver. But he did not succumb to the disease, and after being inspired by the athlete Wim, he changed his lifestyle drastically.
Mr. Wim, 63, from the Netherlands, is famous for his ability to deal with freezing temperatures and breathing techniques that have been shown to have health benefits.
He is currently giving celebrities such as Gabby Logan, Alfie Boe and Tamzin Outhwaite a course on his techniques on the BBC One programme, Freeze The Fear.
“I read about cancer treatment and decided to cut out alcohol, meat, sugar and stress from my life,” says Marcos.
“After learning the Wim Hof method, I started taking cold showers, ice baths every day and also going topless.
“I texted Wim to thank him for helping me beat cancer and was surprised when he got back to me.
“He was really pleased when I contacted him and really happy with my progress.
“He asked me to keep him updated – which I am doing – and I hope to meet him one day.”
The father of one Marcos, from Hailsham, East Sussex, said a new mindset and family support were key to his recovery.
He added: “The last thing I heard from my oncologist was that I didn’t have cancer. There are no tumors.”
Marcos now plans to run 100 miles in five days in South Africa to raise money for family cancer charity We Only Live Once (Wolo) in October.
He just got back from KwaZulu-Natal province to map out the route for his Wolo 100 run.
A further run of endurance in the UK will see him travel 2022 miles by 2022 and raise £2,022.
Marcos, his wife Hannah and son Archie, six, have supported him in Wolo’s cancer-based journey from Sussex.
Co-founder Justin Wright said: “Marcos was an inspiration.”
The Wolo 100 will also focus on conservation supported by hiking experts Africa Wilderness based in Eastbourne.
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