After watching the documentary “Fat, sick, and nearly dead” on Netflix, I decided I was, well, just that…Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead. The fact that I have type 2 diabetes is a testament to that, and I don’t eat right, not even for a diabetic! For me, I just curbed my carb intake, starting drinking diet sodas, got some exercise, and lost a little weight. Not what I would call “Healthy Living”.
So, my wife and I have decided to switch to a vegetarian/vegan diet. We are going to start with a 3 day juice fast to start the detox process. After all, I have mistreated my body for nearly 47 years. Detoxing will most likely take a while!
We watched many, many, videos on juicer demos, and after going back and forth between the brands Breville and Omega, we finally decided we like a machine that ran at fewer rpm, and was much quieter. That put Omega as the brand of choice. We really liked the vertical juicers, but because of the versatility of the 8000 series Nutrition Centers, we decided on the 8004 model. The fact that these masticating juicers are better at juicing leafy greens, and a hefty 15 year warranty really swayed our decision.
I realize that this lifestyle will be more expensive then eating processed, steroid laden, sugar infused, foods, but I have to ask myself, how much am I worth? My body is a temple that I have invited the Holy Spirit to come live in, shouldn’t it be all shiny and clean?
My ultimate goal for this lifestyle change is to completely reverse my type 2 diabetes. Yes I said completely reverse it! It is possible! Don’t pad the pharmaceutical companies’ pockets with your health care dollars!
It seems clear to me now, that our government, yes, the American government, wants to keep us sick and disease laden. If we stay sick, they get richer!
So I will leave you with a green juice recipe that will be the first I will try when our juicer arrives…
3-4 Kale Leaves.
Handful of Spinach
1 Celery Stalk
1 Red Bell Pepper
2 Red Apples
1 Green Apple
Strip the kale stems for a less bitter taste. Remove the seeds from the apples. It is reported that the seeds contain a small amount of cyanide. Peel the skin off the lime.
Makes 6 Cups
To your health!