While it was thought that cancer (multiple myeloma) was the cause of her illness, this was never confirmed. This is a problem with modern medicine. It is uncommon for modern medicine to look beyond the end of its long nose. Completely erroneous diagnoses are frequent.
Please note that I have corrected the initial statement above because what I said was not entirely correct and was based on old information.
>- I saw how bad she looked
She looked normal for someone her age. I guess that you have a predjudice against being old?
>- be just like her at 89!
I have never seen anyone who looked young at 80 or 89, unless they had a face lift in the past 4 or 5 years. Even then, it was only the face that looked young.
>- medically she's still stuck in a loop of 100s of years of horrible results in health care
She took great strides to break this loop and was successful in the eyes of many.
It is obvious that you have not tried any of her suggestions. It is those who have not tried them that criticize.
A final point. While her methods were extreme, she was very very right.