Thursday, July 14, 2011

Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead

Today we are planting tomatoes, parsley, spearmint, and radishes. A strange concoction of vegetables, to be sure, but we hope they will help us to be on our way to good health. Last Thursday Nathan and I sat down and watched a strange documentary called Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead. Neither of us expected to be shocked by the documentary, but we both completely were! It's on Netflix now, and I strongly encourage anyone considering reversing their health woes to look into it. We've been learning more and more over the last year about nutrition (mostly through library books!), and I am realizing that we are seriously lacking in nutrients that our bodies need to promote self healing. We should be doubling or tripling our fruit and vegetable consumption simply to maintain our health, and, at this point, we need to take steps to make up for lost nutrients over the years and encourage our bodies to cleanse and self heal. We have determined that we are embarking on a juicing fast in a few days. We're still learning what exactly this is, how long we'd like to do it, and the best ways to go about this, but we're motivated to see a change in our health. We'd appreciate your encouragement and any help you might have to offer us!

3 comments:

Jordan said...

jeff has done a 40 day juice fast, we have done a 10 and a few day/week long fasts. i can help some if you want, but jeff and nathan should defiantly talk!

Veronica said...

Would love to hear more on this. Do you have a juicer?

whocanfind? said...

Oh, goodness. I never get comments on this blog, so I didn't even know to look. Yes, we got a breville juicer. We stopped our last juice fast after 7 days (it was expensive!!!) and we're starting back on another fast in about 2 weeks. We're hoping it goes as well as the first one did.