Joe Cross found himself, at age 40, weighing a whopping 300 plus pounds, and on a daily diet of the steroid Prednisone to manage the painful autoimmune condition that was making his life miserable. He decided to make a major change, so he did something radical: he decided to embark on a sixty-day "Reboot" to give his body a chance to detoxify and heal itself. For two straight months, he drank only fresh fruit and vegetable juices - no solid food of any kind, no soda, no coffee, no alcohol. He decided to turn his Reboot into a journey across the U.S. and bring a film crew along to capture him talking with the people he met along the way, sharing his experience (and his juice). He made a hugely inspirational film about the experience, also called Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead. This book details his journey.
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THis book Saved my Life
I have type 2 Diabetes. I was Diagnosed 3 years ago when I went to my Doctor for Chest Pains. For those 3 Years I worked and tried to keep my Sugar low and my exercise up, but with my Employer and Laziness, this was harder task being a truck driver in the DC Metro Area. With my Health in limbo and fading I gave up and went back to old habits and stopped everything. Medication Included. One night after work, with 2 Pizza hut Pizzas on the way with a Diet Coke, My plans were to Veg out in front of the boob tube and watch a Movie on Itunes, I came across this one Called Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead. I'm 42 and I was thinking Planes Trains and Automobiles with Steve Martin and John Candy, you know, you remember watching this when you were a Kid. So I watched the preview and Decided to get it and Watch it. Half way through FSND I went onto Amazon and got a Juicer and it Arrived Saturday November 22 2014 and I went to work Juicing. I felt great!!!!! after I drank the first Juice. and figured I could do this. Well with the Holidays, Thanks Giving, Christmas, and New Years. I slipped, Cheated or fell off the wagon, But I continued to Juice Daily. As For My Doctor, I told him Nothing at the time, I only asked to have my Labs done so I would have a base line to compare this to when I would have them done in a few months to see where I stand at that point. My A1C was a 9.7 in December and my Sugar was Completely out of Control with no hope of ever coming down. Now while I was Juicing I did get back on Metformin 2000mg per day with Juice, Because at the time I dropped food all together. So I juiced and I would eat Carrot Sticks and Celery Stick once or twice each week to keep my G.I. track going. I did this for 60+ Days and Finally it was time to go and get the Second round of Labs done to see If it Worked. February 3, 2015 I went into Kaiser here in Springfield Va. I was the Second one in line to have my Blood Drawn and I was beyond excited to just get the results and go, but testing and Kaiser takes time and I had to wait. Later that day I got the Email that my Results were done and I almost gave myself a Hart attach getting to my PC and logging in. My A1C went from a 9.7 to a 6.5. In less than 2 months and all of my Numbers were good. The very next day my Doctor Called me witch never happens and 2 Nurses called later that day as well asking how I did it so Quick. So I told them the Story you have just read about FSND and they are asking me to come in and talk to others who are Diabetic and sick from other things like, Hi blood pressure, Diabetes and the possibility Juicing may work for them. So, as for today, Saturday Feb, 7, 2015. Being the 77th day of my Reboot. My Sugar is under control I am only taking 500mg of metformin no shots, just Juice. I started this reboot at over 350 pounds, out of shape, and with no hope of anything but a box "Coffin" in my future to being 260 pounds. I Lost over 90 pounds and I feel like a Teenager again. I am going to continue to do this reboot until I get to my goal of 180 Pounds and show others this can be done, there is hope. And Joe Cross, Thanks for Making Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead. And Thanks for showing me the way to a better
Long on repetitious stories-short on recipes
Considering the cost, I was expecting more recipes. I do realize that these books are all about the " after market" sales of things such as recipes and I wouldn't begrudge them that had the book been appropriately priced.