Since we bought our juicer 6 months ago we have been "using" it daily :)
It's a great little machine from Philips. We all (the three of us) love making our juices and to see the vegetable and fruits quickly resolve and turn in to a delicious nutritious juice :)
It all started with me and my husband watching "Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead" which is a 2010 American documentary film which follows the 60-day journey of Australian Joe Cross across the United States as he follows a juice fast to regain his health under the care of Dr. Joel Fuhrman. Joe is suffering from a rare skin disease just like Palmoplantar Pustulosis. I was blown away and the film was definitely an eye opener. This documentary is available to watch on Netflix.
The documentary explains the importance of what all the minerals and vitamins which you get from fruit and vegetables plays in our body and why we need to consume these on a daily basis. We all know we need to eat our daily greens but I don't think many people know why that is :)
When I was diagnosed with Palmoplantar pustulosis doctors told me there is nothing we can do for you apart from giving you an immune suppressant drug (biologic). Those type of drugs will suppress your immune system even more than it's already is and you should not become pregnant within two years after stop taking them as there is a big risk your unborn will be defect. From my view of things there must be another path.
My way of thinking was, if I managed to destroy and comprimise the immune system (due to stress, a bad diet as well as antibiotics) there must be a way to rebuild my health again. And juicing has been one way to do this
Apart from drinking green juices daily I actually did a three day juice fast back in June which I will write about in a near future :) I felt great and lost a lot a weight and my skin was glowing afterwards, even the cellulite on my thighs seemed to have been reduced.....so all good :)
Another great documentary in the same genre worth watching is Super Juice Me by Jason Vale aka "The Juice Master". He brings eight people who collectively suffered from 22 different chronic diseases and put them on his ‘Juice Only’ diet for 28 days.
The best thing is my 6 year old daughter has slowly but surly started to drink the juices I make. She is the most important thing in my life and her health and well being is my main focus. Today's juice consisted of Apples, oranges, kale, and cucumber...yum
Links that might be of interest:
Joe Cross from Fat Sick And Nearly Dead official website -Reboot With Joe
The One and only Juice Master, check him out - The Juice Master
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1 . Why is it so difficult to diagnose Palmoplantar Pustulosis?