Essie Honiball, Suid-Afrika se vrugte-en-groente-koningin.
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Sketch by T. O. Honiball
This Sketch appeared on a poster announcing an exhibition
of Honiball's drawings at the US Arts Museum in 1986.
1924 - 2013
Was a lecturer in physical and health education.
In 1958, Essie was so ill from tuberculosis that hospital seemed to be the only solution for her. She found out about the healing of fruit by Cornelius Valkenburg de Villiers-Dreyer.
Later she married Cornelius. He withdrew her from normal life and in her isolation she was transformed. Not only did she acquire a new body but also a new outlook on life and a new lifestyle. Away from society’s complexities, she found direction in life and made a new start.
When she returned to her family and friends a year later, they could hardly believe their eyes. The person who had greeted them a year before had been a living wreck who had been deeply depressed. Now she was in excellent health, full of vitality, suntanned, full of the joys of life and looked ten years younger!
Cornelius died in 1961.
In 1973 Essie was married to T.O. Honiball, who also started to live on the fruit diet.
Essie initiated the Hokaai! movement with the help of Herma Loubsa, who established clubs in different regions. Members and friends meet every year in Bloemfontein for a week of relaxation, lectures and fruit diet in beautiful surroundings.
Essie Honiball died on 25 November 2013.
A biography of Essie Honiball:
Essie Honiball - Die ontwaking by Anoeschka von Meck.
Skokkende Goeie Nuus can be ordered from the author:
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