I have been receiving a lot of emails and questions from friends and family wondering where we got the idea of doing a juice detox. It happened by accident really – a good friend of mine had sent me an email a few months back telling me that he and his wife had become juicing converts. When I finally found some time to sit down and check out his website, I found that his juicing revelation had all started with a documentary called Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead. I didn’t think much more about it after that. Then, one week I started to watch all of the documentaries on Netflix that related to health, wellness and food.
Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead was one of my favorites! I also found 4 other documentaries that really had me thinking about my health and the health of my family. I started to chat with the mister about what I had learned while watching all of these documentaries. At first he was hesitant, then he was intrigued, so we watched some of the documentaries together. The next thing I know we are purchasing an Omega 8600 juicer, filling our fridge with produce and jumping right in.
During this 30-60 day juice fast, we have been purging our cabinets and are putting together a new way of eating for when we are finished. We are planning to eat a mostly plant-based organic diet, free of GMO’s, and anything artificial – we will also be removing gluten (since I have major stomach issues resulting from it) and cutting our intake of poultry, fish and dairy to a minimum.
I thought you might be interested in learning more yourself, so I put together my 5 favorite documentaries that may inspire you to take your health into your own hands. We only get one life, and I think that we should live it to the fullest, healthiest, happiness potential possible. Here you go:
How about you dear readers, do you have a life changing documentary to share? I would love to hear your suggestions.
P.S. I remember the first time that the mister and I completely revamped our diets was after watching Super Size Me. That was about a year before I started Sweet Greens – it had a huge impact on the items that we purchased and was when we went fully organic!