Wednesday, January 04, 2012
I found myself actually verbally cheering "WHOOO, Alright!" for the main narrator "Joe" and his new found friend "Phil" who both lost an amazing amount of weight by doing a juice feast for 60 days or so, with their doctor's supervision. My husband endured an hour of me yelling, "Honey come here, look at how much weight he's lost now!" I just watched the documentary "Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead" and I'm inspired!
Both men were on prescription medicine, and made the wise choice to put themselves under the care of their doctors with bloodwork & checkups during the duration of the juicing.
The main theme is "rebooting" your body; drinking only nutrient dense fruits and veggies, while dedicating a time period to the healing of one's body from years of maltreatment. While juicefeasting, Joe and Phil realize that health isn't just about the juice--it's a symphony of spirituality, exercise, proper sleep, stress reduction, career and relationships. The film totally resonated with me, as I'm learning how to apply exactly that with my clients as a student at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.
In our society it's too easy to abuse our bodies with improper stress management, lack of sleep, poor & low-quality food choices. We get clogged up. This directly contributes to dis-ease, immune dysfunction, chronic conditions, and poor health.
I've found the inspiration in "Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead" to just spur me on to make the everyday small choices that produce a healthy & happy body for the longrun. Whether or not you choose to juice feast after watching this film is totally a personal decision. It doesn't make a difference because either way I guarantee you'll be inspired to keep up the personal program that's working for you and be encouraged to add in more fruits and vegetables for radiant health & healing!
If you like documentaries as I do, you'll love this flick. Enjoy!