So today I watched a documentary called 'Fat, sick and nearly dead' about a guy called Joe that had a disease caused by his diet and being overweight. He realised that if the body can heal externally (wounds, scrapes, scars etc.), it can internally too.
From this realisation he decided he would do a 'juice fast' in which he drank only juice for 60 days, containing a mixture of vegetables and fruit. After the fast he returned to a normal healthy diet. This was in hope that his body would somehow reboot and he would no longer have to take any of the medications that are controlling his illness. The experiment eventually came to an end and as predicted, the disease he suffered from was no longer present and he was a healthy weight. He then went on to start his own organisation called 'Reboot with Joe' and has helped a ton of people achieve the same results as himself.
Obviously for those of us that are well in terms of general health are not required to fast for a whole 60 days - 10 days is recommended and if you then wish to go further, you can. This isn't the kind of fast that is designed to essentially starve your body, it is a nutrient dense juice diet that can really rejuvenate your body. Which made me thought, if this worked for a somewhat serious ailment, surely it could work for acne sufferers too? I'm really considering giving it a shot...when I can afford a juicer that is!
I know a lot of people discuss the benefits of 'green smoothies' on here, but I've never really heard of anything like this. Maybe I just haven't done as much research on diet as others have. Below I'll post the main ingredients of his favourite juice and a link to his page. In no way am I affiliated with his organisation, I simply turned on my TV and viewed what was a really interesting documentary. It's not really a highly profitable organisation anyway, other than a few novelty items and e-books.
Mean Green Juice Recipe
- 1 Cucumber
- 4 Celery Sticks
- 2 Apples (Granny Smith)
- 6-8 Leaves of Kale
- 1/2 Lemon
- 1 tbsp ginger
As you can see from those ingredients, there's a lot of one thing in there which is really the idea of juicing, since we probably couldn't consume all of that by eating it. This isn't the only juice recipe, there's a few more on the site along with the instructions of how to make them properly.
Edited by LewisS, 24 July 2013 - 08:12 AM.