before i start getting into the ins and outs of planning a cleanse, i just wanted to touch on this wonderfully inspirational film: fat, sick & nearly dead.
the title of the film pretty much describes the filmmaker-- joe cross-- at the beginning of the film who gets diagnosed with a debilitating autoimmune disorder that causes his body to break out in hives. when the doctors can't figure out what it is, they shove a boatload of pills in his direction in an effort to just treat the symptoms... and, of course, he just gets worse. so, he decides to drastically change his lifestyle, turns in the burgers and fries for a strict 60-day green juice regimen, and travels around america sharing his story and promoting the incredible healing benefits of juicing. not to be a spoiler, but the movie has a more-than-happy ending. not only did he fully recover from the disease, he lost all this weight (that was the root of a lot of his problems) and touched the lives of many... which you also see documented in the film.
joe continues to travel the world as a motivational health and wellness speaker, and runs reboot your life-- a website that offers tons of amazing info and recipes that will change your life.
i had to blog about this because it was the one thing that got me off that couch and onto this cleanse... check it out-- it's streaming on netflix!
next post: planning your cleanse-- stayed tuned...