Weekend Juice Cleanse
Did any of you catch green juice guru Joe Cross, of the documentary film "Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead," on the Dr. Oz show recently? I (proudly) don’t have cable so I missed it too, but fortunately you can watch video clips here. And if you haven’t seen the documentary, I cannot recommend it enough. It’s a life changer! Here’s an overview:
Documentary filmmaker & health advocate Joe Cross discovered a whole new body by vowing to change his life & his health by only drinking fresh fruit & vegetable juices for 60 days. When Cross started filming Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead, he was 100 pounds overweight, on multiple prescription drugs & suffering from an autoimmune disease. He decided to drastically alter his lifestyle & tap into the body’s natural healing abilities by juicing. The results: Cross lost the weight, got off his meds & sought out to spread his message & the success of his personal journey with the masses.
Wow. 60 days! That’s quite a commitment. The benefits of juicing are immense. When you drink juice, highly concentrated vitamins, minerals & enzymes rapidly enter the bloodstream absorbing all of the nutritional benefits of the fruits & vegetables while giving your digestive organs a much-needed rest. I do not juice daily, but I do it as often as I can. When I do not have the time to make a jucie, I’ll blend up a green smoothie with coconut water, frozen fruit, & "Vega One" protein powder.
Ready to give juicing a try? To help others reap the benefits of juicing, Cross has developed this "3-Day Juice Cleanse" & this handy recipe infographic! Three consecutive days is about all I can handle & while I do love the convenience of the pre-made juices there is nothing like a fresh pressed homemade juice cocktail! I am definitely gonna give this a try! Who’s with me?