(Here's Earl's story on diet and cancer Earl's Juice Garden, Kingston Jamaica)
I recently traveled to Jamaica and was shocked to find out that the fresh fruits and vegetables I remember having there on my honeymoon were scarce at best. For the first three days of my trip, I survived on side salads from Burger King. Needless to say that wasn't going to get me through the week.
I was staying at the Wyndham Hotel in Kingston and on the third morning I decided to ask the cab driver out front where I could find a vegetarian restaurant. He took me to Earl's Juice Garden just within a two minute walk from the hotel. This restaurant was started by a man named Earl Chong who was twice diagnosed with cancer. He studied how diet related to cancer and surprised doctors who thought his cancer was terminal by curing his cancer through diet. The restaurant has a home cooked feel with a very friendly and helpful staff. Every day the menu changes and the flavor of their foods is phenomenal. They make a big pot of porridge for breakfast from 6:00 am until it runs out. Lunch consists of 2 soups and 3 stews that were all delicious. I was also surprised that they use no oil!!!! They also serve a great variety of fresh squeezed juiced fruits and vegetables. I ate every single meal there for the rest of my stay.