I remember when I was growing up and my Dad always used to get a “green drink” from the health food store. I always thought he was so crazy to drink such a gross looking drinking. When I was young I never understood the value of a vegetable or a fruit. I just thought that if something tasted bad or looked weird than you didn’t eat it, no matter how good it was for you. Boy have things changed! It’s funny how when you are a kid you see your parents doing things and you say, ” I will never do that” or ” I will never be like them”. Well here I am over 20 years later doing the same thing my Dad used to do! How did I get here?
For those who follow my blog closely you know that I like many others have Celiac disease. Sounds way more awful than it is by the way. I suffered for years not knowing what was wrong with me. It got to the point where I knew the women in the emergency room since I was there almost every week. Stomach pain, throwing up blood, constant headaches. I could write a book on all the awful symptoms I had, but who would want to read that! Unfortintly out of the 30 different doctors I went to, not one of them ever thought to test me for a food allergy. Ever! For someone like me who has Celiac disease, putting gluten in my body, even a tiny amount is poisonous. I spent years and years putting poison in my body without even knowing what I was doing. By the time I was finally diagnosed, I had already done so much damage to my body. At the time of diagnosis I had multiple ulcers and a hital hernia the size of a baseball. It was so hard for me to believe that at 28 years old, I was that sick. It has been over a year now since I have been diagnosed and up until just a few weeks ago I was still on 3 different stomach medications.
This all changed for me 3 weeks ago when I saw the movie Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead. Jim and I found it on Netflix and decided to give it a try. With a name like that, how could you not be curious about it? Watching this movie was one of the best things I have ever done. It woke me up big time. Jim and I both had to re-evaluate what we have been putting in our bodies. I assumed that since I wasn’t eating gluten, that I was eating healthy. Um, no! We both realized that neither of us eat enough fruits or vegetables, not even close to enough. Both Jim and I decided to try the juice cleanse and see what happens. 3 weeks later I am off all of my medications! Pretty unreal. I did 10 full days of the juice cleanse and since than have juiced my breakfast and lunch, and then I eat a salad for dinner. I never in a million years that I would ever crave a “green drink”, but I do now! I can’t say enough good things about how much better I feel now. I highly recommend that everyone watches this movie. It changed my life and I really hope it changes yours too!