I saw the movie "fat sick and nearly dead"
Fat Sick and Nearly Dead | a Joe Cross Film about a slightly
overweight exec who goes on a sixty day juice fast. What
impressed me so much wasn't so much that HE got healthy. But
along his travels he meets a 450 pound truck driver. Later
that guy calls and asks for help. On the same regimen that guy
gets healthy. This was NOT the kinda guy you think could ever
get healthy. If he can do it... So can I. I also found on line
the story of dave the juicing truck driver, another truck
driver who went from very overweight to fit on juice.
Here is my theory. Slowly the liver gets impregnated with fat.
Its called Non alcoholic Fatty Liver disease. NAFLD. Its why
once you get fat you're screwed even if you diet and exercise.
At the end of the day you aren't getting your nutrients and
your body signals to eat MORE MORE. I had arrive there not
from truck driving overeating, but from estrogen dominance and
bad thyroid meds. Its gradual. It can take a decade before
your liver starts to kaput. I can almost guarantee you that
most very obese people have livers that are in this state.
Here is my guess why juice fasting is the rescue. First, your
body is not getting good digestion so is unable to get the
nutrients out of your food. Add high insulin and the cells are
clobbered. The juice fast fills your body with micronutrients.
And no fat. After two months, your liver has partially
recovered and you are healthy enough to begin a program like
paleo eating WHICH REQUIRES a good liver and bile system to
break down all those animal fats. Now I know that for many
people going straight to paleo eating produces great gradual
results. But if you are really sickly, consider the 60 day
So here I am. I've quit my job. I'm starting to juice and get
used to juice and about to start my juice fast as phase 1
before going strict paleo. Its the best my very sharp brain
has been able to figure out. My guess is... once my liver
requires I will again be able to handle the Armor medicine
which has more of the chemicals your real thyroid produces.
For now the T3/T2 is more like critical life support.
I will check in again mid way through my fast.