The title of this post might feel abrasive, but I encourage you to read on…
Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead is the title of a documentary that was recently introduced to me. The film takes a look at film maker Joe Cross’ 60 day juice fast. Cross suffered from chronic urticaria and was on daily high doses of Prednisone, a corticosteroid that can affect multiple systems in the body. Prednisone is an immunosuppressive drug that is traditionally used in inflammatory conditions. The list of side effects is incredible. Cross’ ultimate goal in the film is to allow his body to heal itself through a juice fast. After years of self imposed abuse on his body, including fast food, alcohol, over sized portions, and very little exercise, he eliminated all of it to switch to a micronutrient rich diet of only fruit and vegetable juice. The results are nothing short of amazing.
I encourage you to watch the film. It will open you eyes to the healing power of nature and show you what the body can actually do with the right nutrients/foods/tools. Cross has started a website to help others change their lives and get healthier. Reboot Your Life is a program to help others use juicing to achieve similar results. Juicing can be helpful for chronic inflammatory conditions, weight loss, thyroid issues, resetting the metabolism, digestive concerns and much more. The website offers a variety of plans for different stages and lifestyles; it’s free to join the program.
I purchased my very own juicer today. Stay tuned for details on my juicing changes my life.