30/03/2015 08:27 BST | Updated 30/03/2015 08:59 BST

Former Bodybuilder Dramatically Transforms Lifestyle After Blaming 10,000 Calorie-Per-Day Diet For Giving Him Cancer

After battling liver cancer for five and a half years, former bodybuilder Dean Wharmby was given just three months to live in November.

But after a dramatic lifestyle change, the 39-year-old has said he's feeling better than he has in a long time.

Wharmby previously consumed 10,000 calories per day and drank seven to eight cans of energy drink to help him bulk up and get the energy he needed for workouts.

But he now believes the bodybuilder lifestyle may have contributed to his prognosis.

"I can't say it was the diet for sure, but things like the energy drinks could be contributing factors.

"Red meats - all things we have found out have so many impurities in them now. I think it was a combination of it all," he told the MailOnline.

He'd previously eat an entire packet of bacon in one sitting and snack on high fat foods such as pizza and chips. At his largest, he weighed 20 stone.

When he became unwell five and a half years ago, doctors discovered a cancerous growth.

He turned down chemotherapy in favour of natural remedies, believing it would give him the best chance of survival and being there for his daughter, Scarlett, and girlfriend, Charlotte.

After a year of healthy eating, his tumour disappeared.

But Wharmby admitted his previous habits "crept back in". In 2013, he was rushed back in to hospital and in November 2014, he was given just three months to live after doctors decided his tumour had become too big to operate on.

Feeling better today than I have in a long time! Energy to play and enjoy time, and a nice break from the hard times. Thanks so much to everyone for your support xxx

Posted by Dean Wharmby PT on Friday, 13 March 2015

Wharmby has now set up a Go Fund Me page to help him finance his natural treatment.

"I am trying my hardest to win this fight. I'm using only natural treatments but they aren't cheap. I'm refusing chemo/radio and all the stuff that would simply kill me," he writes on the page.

"I feel so cheeky setting this up but the truth is I am struggling to afford it all and so I guess I'm swallowing my pride because I want to be here for when Scarlett grows up and I want to give Charlotte a loving great life like she deserves."

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