If you want a good humored, yet informative and educational documentary about the connection between food and your health and life, I highly recommend this film.
Joe Cross was plagued by an autoimmune disease, chronic obesity and all the health risks that come from that. He decided to do a juice fast for 60 days and see how it went. Not only did he put his autoimmune disease into remission, he was able to get off Prednisone, the powerful steroid, he was taking every day, and lose about half his body weight.
It clearly shows how prevalent fad diets are and how much confusion there is around nutrition and food. Also, the effects of a plant-based diet in reversing lifestyle-related diseases are very clear.
“You do the crime, you do the time.” – in reference to the later effects of putting unhealthy foods in your body for a long time. Joe understood that while it was a challenge at first for him to just drink micronutrient-rich juice for 60 days, it was crucial for him to “do the time” in order to reverse his “crime.”
The movie may be a bit misleading for people, however – this isn’t the only way back to good health. It seems extreme and some people need that, especially when you’re morbidly obese but lifestyle change has to happen as well. That’s fundamental. So if you’re considering doing a juice fast, understand that it requires overall lifestyle change and you cannot go back to eating and behaving the way you did before.
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Jenna Pacelli is a Holistic Health Coach and yoga teacher from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She coaches yoga practitioners and busy professionals in the San Francisco Bay Area and all over the world. She assists her clients in having more energy, curbing cravings naturally, losing weight and keeping it off without dieting, reducing stress levels, and living from a place of joy and authenticity. Her clients create lasting change and fully embodied health and wellbeing