Sunday, February 24, 2013
About a week ago, my husband and I found ourselves with an extra hour or two in our weekend and we decided to peruse Netflix to see if anything caught our fancy. "Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead" sure had the hook necessary to catch our attention. As far as titles go, it performed impeccably, and the 1 1/2 hour documentary proved every bit as fascinating as the title predicted.
It starts by following a forty-something, successful businessman from Australia who has lived large most of his adult life and who, because of his unhealthy lifestyle and extra pounds, developed a debilitating rash--apparently his body's response to all the unhealthy things he was consuming. After visiting several doctors and consuming numerous medications, he had had enough. He recalled when he was a boy and would get a skinned knee that his body could heal itself. If it could heal itself then, why not now? After further study, he elected to go on a cleansing, 60-day juice fast. And he decided to do it in America. Thirty days in New York City and then thirty days traveling the entire country, juicing from the back of his car.
His story is compelling, interesting, and inspiring, but I liked it even moreso because of the the people he inspired along the way, especially the truck driver who joins him on his juicing journey. I don't want to say more because it's worth it for you to watch it yourself.
If the 60-day fast is not for you (most people don't need this), he recommends a more popular 5-, 6-, or 10-day cleanse.
So . . .
Starting tomorrow . . .
I am going to embark on a cleanse of my own.
My refrigerator is stocked with all sorts of fresh fruits and vegetables.
My juicer is sparkling clean and ready to go on the counter.
And I am going to do a 10-day juice fast.
I'll let you know how it goes.