[Transcript] – Why You Get Cancer And What You Can Do About It.

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[00:00] Introduction/ About Doron Sheffer

[07:57] How Doron Found Out About His Cancer and What He Did Afterwards

[14:41] Why It’s Bad to be Too Healthy

[21:46] Doron’s Decision to Sit Four Months Out and Not Undergo an Operation

[35:18] End of Podcast

Ben:  Hello, welcome to another special episode of the Ben Greenfield Fitness Podcast. Once again brought to you straight from the Wellness, Nutrition, and Fitness getaway I’m on over in the country of Israel.  Now if you didn’t get the chance to listen in to last week’s episode in which I gave you the five top things that you could learn from The Burgeoning Health, Nutrition and Wellness scene in Israel, you should check it out.

Today, I have a pretty life-changing podcast episode for you and I gotta tell you, this one really struck a chord with me, specifically the interview that you are going to hear in just a moment.

Now before I delve into what you’re about to hear, I wanna tell you right now that the show notes for today’s episode are over at bengreenfieldfitness.com/whycancer.  That’s bengreenfieldfitness.com/whycancer and that link is gonna make sense here in a second because a couple of weeks ago, I caught a lot of online flak, if you will, for publishing this kinda controversial article about how professional basketball player LeBron James’ constant use of a cellphone held up to his head probably contributed pretty heavily to his recent development of mouth cancer.  Well, just yesterday here on my visit to Israel, I visited the home of another professional basketball player.  This guy’s name was Doron Sheffer, and I have a photo of him over in the show notes at bengreenfieldfitness.com/whycancer, of me and Doron in his backyard garden as I interviewed him.

Now Doron doesn’t tell this story in the interview so I’m gonna give you a little bit of background to what you’re about to hear.  Doron was an amazing basketball player, he was an achiever, he was a hard-charger; he was a professional.  As a guard for the college basketball team UConn, he was pretty amazing; he led the Huskies to an 89 win-13 loss record, they had multiple NCAA tournament appearances, he hit something like 40% of his 3-point assists or his 3-point attempts, he averaged 5 assists in a game, 13 points a game.

He was actually the first Israeli ever drafted by the NBA and he wound up eventually signing a lucrative contract with an Israeli professional basketball team and playing with them, leading them to four consecutive national championships.  But then he got cancer; Doron got testicular cancer.  And all of the pressure and the tension and the difficulties and the frustrations and the pent-up emotions and the stress from the life of a hard-charging professional athlete eventually built up inside him and culminated in disease.  At least this was kind of the way he told it in his story that preceded the interview that you’re about to hear.  You may think that that’s a little bit woo-woo but scientists have actually discovered, and I’ll put the studies for you in the show notes, that emotional stress similar to what Doron experienced can be a trigger for the growth of tumors.  As a matter of fact, any kind of trauma, emotional, or physical stress can act as a little pathway between cancerous mutations, and it brings them together in this potentially fatal combination.  We’re not gonna get into the science right now; I’m gonna save that.  And you can actually go read some of the research that I have over in the show notes.

What I’m getting at here is that your risk for developing cancer or any other chronic disease can be positively or negatively affected by your emotional environment, and that can include everyday work, physical, and relationship stress.  Well, here’s why this struck a chord with me and here’s why I wanted to give you this interview and the prelude scene that I’m recording for you right now.  I’m personally a pretty hard-charging guy, I know a lot of my listeners like you are pretty hard-charging too, I’m focused on personal and professional achievement in just about everything I do.  And as I noted to Doron in the audio that you’re about to hear, I truly believe that unless you’re able to relax, to breathe, to distress, and just kind of stop and smell the roses every now and again, you’re gonna be the kind of person who eventually develops a disease that puts your fast-forward life into slow-motion.  So you have to put the brakes on before your body puts the brakes on your body and forces you to stop; and that might be with the flu, that might be with low back pain, that might even be with something like cancer.

So the ultimate question is “how do you do this, how do you slow down before your body forces you to slow down?”  How do you dig yourself out of this constant barrage of e-mails and text messages and phone calls and over-exercising and over-eating or going to bed late or 24/7 self-quantified, [5:54:0] ______ type-A biohacking, trying to have everything, getting up early and still somehow trying to squeeze in some semblance of quality in your friend and your family relationships and on and on.  Well, eventually this is exactly what Doron figured out and his new approach to life, his answers and his aura of peace and calm spoke really, really heavily to me, and again that’s why I’m sharing this story with you now.  He defied conventional medicine, he naturally healed his body of cancer and his approach to life is just really refreshing and relaxed and incredibly peaceful.

We really did hang out in his backyard garden in Amirim which is in the mountains of northern Israel, and Amirim is this retreat and it’s kind of a hotspot for aroma therapists, and massage therapists, and herb gardens, and spas, and organic olive oil shops and stuff like that.  But these mountains are where Doron reinvented his body and he underwent his own kind of spiritual cleanse after winning his battle against testicular cancer, and these mountains are where we talked for about 30 minutes about his new perspective on life.

These 30 minutes are some of the most valuable content I think you’ll ever listen to or watch if you are one of those hard-charging people who is also serious about living happy and living disease-free.  So I’m gonna play this interview now but just do me a quick favor, okay?  Don’t listen to this one coz I have a video of it available on YouTube or watch it, watch that video while you’re out pounding the pavement or you’re out punishing the gym or you’re doing hardcode intervals on your bike.  For this one, go ahead and take a break, okay?  Go sit in your backyard or at the park or in some comfortable chair in your living room and just breathe and soak in the message that you’re about to hear.  Okay, are you ready?  Here we go.

Doron:  As we entered the court, I started to feel a strong pain in my lower stomach, and then I told my father “I’m going to the toilet, I will join you” but the pain got stronger.  I went to first aid place where I took a pill and it didn’t help and unfortunately we had to go to hospital to see what’s the story.  In the hospital the doctors didn’t know exactly but it was very clear that something doesn’t look good.  They told me immediately when I come back to Israel to make an exam and then obviously I remembered the night after I’m not sleeping much, I have a lot of fears, lots of questions, not much answers, not much sleeping.  As I came to Israel, I went to the hospital to make an exam.  So if somebody got from me a tumor, there’s two options.  One is a relatively little option that the tumor doesn’t spread, they call it, how was the name?  And there’s a ligament and what do you call it?

Interviewer:  Benign?

Doron:  Benign and the other one is?

Interviewer:  Malignant.

Doron:  Malignant, okay.  Benign is the one that doesn’t spread and “maligmant”? Malignant?

Interviewers:  Malignant.

Doron:  Malignant is the one, okay.  So bad news if it’s malignant, and in my case it didn’t spread yet but it was malignant; it had the potential to spread.  And in Hebrew, in the [0:09:32] ______, there’s a word that they say, they call it the [0:09:36] ______.  They say that the [0:09:39] ______ is different kind of layers and angles you could watch the [0:09:44] ______ life.  Any situation in life we can look at in different kind of angles and layers.

In this story there’s also a lot of layers, a lot of ways to look and to deal with it so in the simple level, obviously it was like bad news.  A tumor, malignant, but in the hidden part or the secret part of the story, something that I couldn’t see back then but it got more and more clear along the way there.  The situation became one of the biggest gift that I got to my life, it changed my life.  And what I did at the beginning, first of all way before I went through a course that was coming close to the [0:10:37] ______ the last few years.  I won’t tell you about it now because of the time, but even before that, before the [0:10:43] ______, before the getting close to the world, I was with a lot of very fundamental and basic faith that there’s this one that got to the story that “things doesn’t just happen, there’s a reason to everything, there’s something to learn from everything and a potential to grow.”  And I didn’t just want to take that tumor out of my body and continue my life as is because I said that if I won’t learn my lesson from this story and take responsibility, change the bad habits and add good habit.  So even if I’m taking a doubt, it’ll come back again and be bigger and stronger.

You can learn about the tree; when you take a branch off a tree, it’s growing again but if you go to the roots, it won’t grow again.  And that’s what my goal was: to go to the root.  What’s my part of the story, where can I take responsibility and to change what I have to change, and I went to what I define as the training camp of my life, yeah?  Looking and searching in all levels and how can I live more happy, healthy, more balanced way in the physical level, mental, spiritual level.  And then the first point I decided not to make an operation, not that I have anything against conventional doctors or hospitals; they have their place and blessing.  But in my story I decided at that part to take different kind of routes, and the first thing that the healer, the doctors and people told me was regarding nutrition.  That until that point I never put too much emphasize on what I eat and how much I eat.  Even though I play basketball I didn’t take care too much about my nutrition.  Pretty much ate a lot of junk and at that point they told me “if you want to be more healthy, you have to take responsibility on that part.”  So in Hebrew it’s very nice; you can learn about that aspect from the word [0:12:46] ______.  The initial of the word [0:12:47] ______ in Hebrew is a food, what I eat.  But if you break it down the first letter [0:12:52] ______ is for “what I eat”, the [0:12:55] ______ is “how I eat”, the [0:12:57] ______ is “how much I eat”, and the [0:13:03] ______ is “why I eat”.  So you break it down.

So what I eat, I learned that there’s more healthy, natural food rather than the food that they put poison on or chicken they abuse, they inject them steroid or poison to make them more fat and then to sell them and more money and then I bite, I eat it and becomes a part of my body and blood.  Obviously it’s not healthy.  I started to eat more healthy.  How I eat, so for this we don’t need doctors or healers to know to eat slowly, take our time, chew good and if we rush it’s not healthy.  Same with how much we eat, everybody can know when we eat too much, we’re heavy, we’re tired, we don’t digest good.  So the how much and why I eat may be the most important part, but I noticed that a lot of time I eat only because there’s food on the table or a certain time arrived or maybe I’m bored, a little anxious or worried so I go to the fridge and eat something and the body is not hungry at all.  So at that point in my life I made some major changes, basic changes that are with me until today and very fast saw how it impacted my body and mind health to a positive way.  I say regarding the food, it’s something that I do until today; it’s a way of life, finding the right balance, finding my place.  It’s not easy, you need a lot of consistency and always checking, always looking.

I always say that we have to be careful not to be too healthy.  A lot of times we hear stories that people are getting no nutrition and they’re so worried about what they eat, how much, more or less it becomes a disease itself, the pressure.  And that is what it’s always about, it’s about the balance and seeing that you become more happy and more healthy, not only in all aspects.  So that’s one thing, another thing the doctors and the healers told me regarding what I wear.  So here I learned a more friendly and healthy material to the body as wool, as natural cotton rather than the synthetic material that are not healthy, doesn’t let the skin breathe and can cause diseases.  And so take responsibility in that part.

On the aspect of mobile phones, computers, whatever that make radiation is try to moderate and how to use them and when to use them, took television out of our bedroom.  Then regarding physical activities, sports, I made sure that time I didn’t play professional but I made sure 3-5 times a week I make it a yoga or jogging or bicycling or swaying something for the body as we know how important it is to feel how it’s good for the body to move it, to sweat a little bit.  The nature obviously, people go to the beach, to the ocean, to the mountains, to the desert or something and usually it has a good impact on the soul and the body and the mind.  Something relaxed, more balanced; I try to be a lot in the nature, to be in places with clean air and a lot of [0:16:29] ______.  Wide, how do you call when it’s wide?

Interviewer:  Open?

Doron:  Open space, open sky.  So that’s one part on the mental level.  So on emotional level I learned and I practiced different ways and see being worried, being under stress, being under tension causes diseases rather than being happy, being patient, being a giving person.  Bam is one of the biggest Rabbis in our history that leave data years ago and he talked about the initial of the word [0:17:18] ______. ______ is health, and he break it down to three major parts of health.  One in Hebrew is very nice to see [0:17:26] ______. ______ is dealing with anger, the foundation of emotional part, okay?  And then [0:17:36] ______ is regarding the food and the food we share.  And then [0:17:41] ______, ______ is the motion.

Now when I talked about the motion and the movement, the physical movement but more important is the spiritual and mental movement.  We all know that sometimes, people did something to us and they cause us to be angry and then a year ago or five years ago or ten years ago and still something in my heart is not clean, is not closed and it’s stuck.  One of the biggest foundation of life is flowing, is motion, is movement and not only in the physical level but on the mental level.  And once we’re angry about something or jealous or something, we get ourselves stuck and we don’t let that life energy to move and to flow through us.  So those are three big foundations of being healthy.

I will add and say and also talk about it obviously a lot, about maybe the most important and the highest level that help us to be more healthy and more balanced is the spiritual level.  And this is something that for a lot of people is not easy to connect, especially if they’re not people that believe.  And I’m not talking about practicing religion but I’m talking about that thing that is within all of us, that doesn’t matter what religion or where we live and what we do.  This is something the faith, for me dealing with cancer, gave me a lot of strength knowing I’m not alone and praying a lot to get the strength to make the changes that are not easy.  To get the wisdom to know what to do and in what way, and it gave me a lot of strength.

I’ve been recently to a very fascinating lecture of the chief rabbi of Israel that was lecturing before a psychologist and different kind of healers, and the issue was dealing with traumas.  And he said he was in the [0:19:43] ______ many years ago after the war and he visited families that lost their kids.  And he said that you could see very clear the different that each family, each mother the way they dealt with the trauma.  Obviously it wasn’t easy but you could see that the one that had more faith, they dealt it in a much more healthy way.  And not only surviving the trauma but utilizing and growing from it, so that’s a big, big foundation, big thing to deal with and with diseases.

Dealing with my disease, I went for three weeks to a good friend to commune in Costa Rica.  You saw in the movie a little bit, I went through intense process there with a shaman woman and learned a lot from her.  One of the most important thing was regarding taking responsibility.  She told me that the shamans in South America in the tribes, when someone come in with a disease, they would explain and make sure they know why it happened, and they suggest and think with them together about ways to come out from it.  And the emphasis was that he was choosing the way rather than I go to doctor and he gives you some prescription for a pill and I have no idea what I have exactly and what the pill does and I’m very passive.  So taking responsibility was a big part of me getting more healthy, and another thing that helped me a lot was during my disease, I already saw in my mind that I’m gonna play basketball.  Back to professional basketball so I saw myself healthy, thought positive and this is a big secret today, but you think good and good things happen.

So that gave me a lot of strength and then at the end, that was the reason also I decided to make… I also went through microbiotic, changing the diet and cleaning the diet.  I met with [0:21:46] ______ and he told me “look, you come sit with me for four months you don’t have to make the operation or take a very strict diet” but I really wanted to come back and play basketball in four months, was too much for me.  I said I do the operation and get the diet as well and do whatever I have to do.  And today I’m twelve years after that disease, and obviously I’m not taking anything for granted, but thank God I’m healthy, and mainly I’m grateful for that incident in my life because it forced me to take responsibility to ask the right question, to change very bad habits that I used to do for years.  And to come to a place that today I live in a much more happy and balanced and healthy way.  So this is the part of the disease, dealing with the cancer.

Another good thing that happened through that, two years ago me and my wife, we opened this center that we’re now sitting in.  She is in the natural health issue as well, she’s a new Christian, and she treat with a… I don’t know how you say in English [0:23:00] ______, it’s with imagination, working the imagination.

Interviewer:  Yeah.

Doron:  To heal people, to go…

Interviewer:  [0:23:09] ______, when you lead people through imagination sessions.

Doron:  Imagination sessions.  And here I don’t know what you call it in English, maybe she comes and she’ll tell me.  But anyway, working on that and I went through a life coaching and what people come here rather than just coming and staying for the weekend or holiday, many people come with diseases that have problems.  And we try to give them good food for the body, mind and soul.  Very fascinating people with cancer, people with different problems mentally, physically.  We try to explain and show how everything is connected and we have to treat ourselves not only on the body part, but also on the mind, on the spirit, on the soul; all levels get them together and get them on the same page.  We try to give them hope; a lot of people lose hope and that’s the foundation to make a change.  We call this place “Hyuli”; Hyuli is the force like the big bang? Big boom, how do you call that?

Interviewer:  Big?

Doron:  When the world was created, like there’s a potential to start everything.  A new beginning, a change.  That thing that people come here a lot, they’re seeking for change, for a new beginning.  So that’s why we called it that name.  And then people come and go; some stay for a few days, some for a week, some for ten days.  And they go for a very beautiful and exciting and fascinating transformation in a very short time.  Obviously what we try to say as well but it’s a way of life.  It’s not starting and ending in one week or dealing with one disease, but you have to try to live and the real challenge is when they leave here to go back home and in the day-to-day life try to live more healthy and more balanced.  And my wife, when she feels tired and doesn’t have energy, she goes to read the book of the guests, what they write and she gets more strength.  And for us, we feel like it’s a big honor, big privilege to do what we do.  That’s the way we try to live as well and to find our balance in our life is a never ending journey, always challenging.  But learning to be happy where we are and what we do and today what I do, I lecture my life story, I told you only about dealing with cancer but also through the basketball and the fame and the challenges there and through a journey to India and South America until the [0:25:54] ______.

And what I do as well in the last several years is after I ended my professional career, I started to take basketball to a more educational tool and rather than the issue is winning or losing and how much I score but rather to try to work on courtesy and values.  Basketball with a courtesy and making sure to try to get, I quote Michael Jordan, he said that “basketball for him was the reason to get to the heart of the fans”.  And I see that this is for me today, the tool to get to a lot of people: kids and adults.  And I try to use it in a positive way, because unfortunately the professional game today is full of stress and running after the victory and winning.  It’s not healthy; not to the body, not to the mind.  So I try to balance that as well and use it in things that I do in my sessions, and recently I got the opportunity to publish an autobiography that I’m telling a story.  It’s not in English yet.  If it was in English I would be happy to give you a copy.  I’m working on that. But I published it and it was a big, big healing process as well.  This is something I recommend that when you write your own story and you go through all the narrow bridges that you went through and you write, think about it and it’s really a healing process, very fascinating.  And that’s about it, if you have questions, now the ball is in your hands so you can ask question about anything that is not clear, please feel free.

Ben:  I’ll talk a little bit loud coz I know your mic’d and we’re recording, but how many people come to you when they are sick versus people who come to you before they’re sick?  Because to me this is a message that people like me, who are hard-charging, always busy, always striving for the next big thing and not slowing down, and eventually something slows you down, right?  Like cancer or injury or illness or something.  How many people come to you before versus come to you after it’s already happened?

Doron:  I would say, in many ways it might be 50:50 because when people come here before, it’s a little tricky because a lot don’t come and they come for vacation.  On weekends, on holidays it becomes like a place that it’s more… there’s a major room, there’s a treatment room there and major kitchen.  But when there’s no people that come to go through process, we get all the area for people.  And they go through them, you people call them I think preventional medicine, no?

Ben:  Mmhmm, preventive medicine.

Doron:  Preventive medicine, and they say that the wise guy are a step ahead.  They don’t wait that life will slow them down and they won’t have a choice, they’re working on them before.  And unfortunately, as you said, a lot of people don’t do it until something happens, and what we try to say and explain to people in this place is not only for people that are on the edge or got to a point that they don’t have a choice, but it’s for people to come also that things are good.  Like you take a car to the garage once in a few months to get oil changed and get everything checked; so we invite them to come as well.  I think more are coming to make a really deep process and people only when they come to a point that they feel that they got to the end.

Ben:  Now again, because this is on audio and this’ll be on the web, do you have a website that people can go to or a place where people can go learn more, find out more, inquire?

Doron:  About what we do?

Ben:  Uhuh.

Doron:  Unfortunately we just started and we have our, how do you say [0:30:25] ______?  The website but not in English, but yeah it’s in Hebrew.  Hopefully we’ll translate soon and start to open it to more various crowd.  It’s not ready at this point but people always can contact us through the mail or through the phone and ask and people have been here from abroad.  From France and from the US and obviously it’s open for everybody.  And obviously, we do what we do and we still feel that we are learning and getting not less than people that come here.  It’s always a never-ending learning process, it’s always remembering that there’s one God that is deciding when it’s our time to leave this planet and we don’t try to tell people that we can promise something but it’s common sense and very easy to see and explain.  And to see that, it works but it’s very individual, each one has to find, this is also something we talked a lot about the right measure which is the balance.  When the balance change from each person and from time to time with the same person.  What was good from yesterday, tomorrow may not be good, okay?  What is good for one person, for the other one is not good.  So it’s a very individual process.

Ben:  And here, unlike the US, you don’t have something like the FDA that would come shut you down that would tell you to stop doing what you’re doing because you’re not a doctor, something like this?

Doron:  Okay, so obviously it is an issue but as far as we don’t try to act like doctors and take responsibility as doctors, it’s very clear that we’re not.  And we have that understanding, so it’s okay.  The problem is I think when somebody’s taking responsibility on things that you shouldn’t, so we work with people that come and work in the hospital and with doctors.  And this is another way and another angle to work with, an alternative way.  And so far [0:32:52] ______.

Ben:  Very cool.  So that’s it.  And obviously the message is pretty clear there.  I really told you everything I wanted to tell you in the introduction about why I think that this is important.  But now I wanna hear what you think.  What do you think after listening to this audio or perhaps if you watched the video version, watched the video?  What are you gonna change in your own hard-charging life so that you can slow down before you’re forced to?  So you can find that peace that Doron found.

I’m curious what your thoughts are about this, and I’m gonna leave the comments section totally open over at bengreenfieldfitness.com/whycancer.  That’s W-H-Y-Cancer.  I’ll also put a link, if you want, to for some reason go over to Doron’s health resort and it’s really almost exactly what Jessa and I are trying to achieve at our own home where we’ve got a little farm and a garden and is just kinda unplugged and out in the wilderness, but he kinda has the same thing going in Israel.  It’s open for visitations, it’s open for retreats, so if you’re listening and you wanna go over there and engage in things like tai chi, and yoga, and qigong, and farming, and water therapy, and solar healing, and kinda like just playing in the mountains of Israel, I’ll put a link to his little health resort that he has over there as well.

So thanks so much for listening.  I know it’s kind of a serious episode but it’s a serious topic.  And I think that this is really important stuff for all of us to think about.  So again you can check out the show notes at bengreenfieldfitness.com/whycancer, and this week, try and have a peaceful week.  Alright, I’m Ben Greenfield and I’ll be back Wednesday with our normal podcast programming; later.



A couple weeks ago, I caught a lot of online flak for publishing a controversial article about how professional basketball player Lebron James’ constant use of a cell phone held up to his head probably contributed heavily to his recent development of mouth cancer.

And then, just yesterday, here on my wellness visit to Israel, I visited the home of another professional basketball player – Doron Sheffer (the photo above is of me and Doron in his backyard garden as I interview him).

Doron was an amazing basketball player.

He was an achiever. A hard-charger. A professional person.

As a guard for the dominant college basketball team UConn, he fed the ball to star teammates like Ray Allen (recently with the NBA’s Miami Heat) and played for legendary coach Jim Calhoun. Sheffer averaged five assists and thirteen points per game, he hit 40 percent of his three-point attempts and he led the Uconn Huskies to a brilliant 89-13 record, along with NCAA tournament appearances in each of his three seasons.

He was the first Israeli ever drafted by the NBA (the Los Angeles Clippers selected him in the second round in 1996), but he instead signed a lucrative contract with the Israeli professional basketball team, Maccabi Tel Aviv – which he then led to four consecutive national championships.

But then Doron got cancer. Testicular cancer. All the tremendous pressure, tension, difficulties, frustrations pent-up emotions and stress from the life of a hard-charging professional athlete eventually built up inside him and culminated in disease.

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Stress Causes Cancer

Indeed, scientists have actually discovered that emotional stress similar to what Doron experienced can be a trigger for the growth of tumors. As a matter of fact, any sort of trauma, emotional or physical stress, can act as a literal pathway between cancerous mutations, bringing them together in a potentially fatal combination.

In other words, your risk for developing cancer can be positively or negatively affected by your emotional environment, including everyday work, physical, emotional and relationship stress.

Now here’s the deal: I’m personally a very hard-charging guy focused on personal and professional excellence in everything I do.

And as I noted to Doron in the audio that accompanies this article, I truly believe that unless you are able to relax, to breathe, to de-stress and to simply stop and smell the roses, you’re going to be the kind of person who eventually develops a disease that puts your fast-forward life into slow-motion.

So you have to put the brakes on before your body puts the brakes on and forces you to stop, perhaps with the flu, perhaps with back pain, or perhaps with cancer.

Make sense?


How To Slow Down Before Your Body Forces You To Slow Down (Audio And Video)

The ultimate question is: how can you do this?

How can you slow down before your body forces you to slow down?

How can you somehow dig yourself out of a hole of a constant barrage of e-mails, text messages, phone calls, over-exercising, eating to train and training to eat, going to bed late, 24-7 self-quantified biohacking, trying to “have everything”, getting up early and still somehow managing to squeeze in some semblance of quality in your friend and family relationships?

This is exactly what Doron figured out, and this man’s new approach to life, his answers, and his new aura of peace and calm spoke heavily to me, which is why I’m now sharing his story with you. He defied conventional medicine and naturally healed his body of cancer, and his approach to life is now refreshing, relaxed and incredibly peaceful.

Myself and the team from Vibe Israel visited Doron at his peaceful home and private health resort “Hyuli” in Amirim, in the mountains of Northern Israel. Amirim was founded in 1958 as a retreat for vegetarians, and it now serves as a residence and hotspot for a community of aromatherapists, massage therapists, herb gardens, spas, a health food shop, an organic olive oilshop, art galleries, restaurants and wellness bed and breakfasts.

These mountains are where Doron reinvigorated his body and underwent his own “spiritual cleanse” after winning his battle against testicular cancer.

These mountains are also where Doron talked to us for 30 minutes about his new perspective on life – 30 minutes of some of the most valuable content you’ll ever listen to or watch (if you’re serious about living happy and disease-free).

Just do me a favor: don’t listen to or watch this one while you’re out pounding the pavement, punishing the gym, or doing hardcore intervals on your bicycle.

Instead, go sit in your backyard, or at the park, or in a comfortable chair in your living room and just breathe and soak in the message.


Click here to listen to the audio of our talk with Doron, which was recorded in his backyard garden looking over the beautiful hills of Amirim, and eating organic figs, goji berries and sweet local almonds.

Click here for the video version, or watch below (video may not yet be fully uploaded as there is quite slow internet here in the northern mountains).



So that’s it. 

What do you think after listening to the audio or watching the video?

What can you change in your own hard-charging life so that you can slow down before you’re forced to?

Leave your questions, comments and feedback below.

Click here to check out Doron’s private health resort, which is actually open for visitations and retreats for people who want to find the same kind of peace that Doron found, and engage in therapies like Tai Chi, Yoga, Qigong, farming, water treatment, solar healing and simply…playing.


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