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  •  I'm Recommending an Awakening (0+ / 0-)

    100 days is arbitrary and the video was included for inspiration. If it takes 100 days for a transformation to a lifetime of optimal nutrition for the masses, so be it. A rational person would conclude it is a fair trade. The people who are already there will welcome the company too.

    People such as yourself are part of the problem until you change your thinking. Rather than solving the problems, you look for excuses to fail or apply slippery slope to arrive at a comfortable level of futility. You'll regurgitate the common fraud, satisfied that you are one among many, satisfied with powerlessness.

    Have you tried a juice fast for even 10 days? Then you have no basis for a counter-argument, yet you offer one. You even do so for children you have not met or concern yourself with. Funny thing is, being an adult means you have the responsibility of teaching the children. What's clear is you're not up to the task because you approach from a perspective of pleasing them. You'll always look for an excuse to fail versus finding hope to improve when your purpose is to appease.

    Time for some kind of indignation rant and much hand-wringing to serve as a misdirection.

    •  Huh? (1+ / 0-)
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      "People such as yourself are part of the problem until you change your thinking…."

      Sorry, but I'm not at all interested in your evangelism for unscientific, crank diets.   A 100-day juice fast is an extreme, untested diet and not to be recommended to children.  

      It's the Supreme Court, stupid!

      by Radiowalla on Sun Dec 22, 2013 at 08:59:38 PM PST

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        •  Deceptive Misprepresentation or Complete (0+ / 0-)


          At least try to make it like you attempted to understand. The lemon water in the morning is not the diet. It's about the liver. Richard Simmons promoted, backed by science, the same thing. Google it.

          The Joe guy from "Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead" succinctly explained it. Everything his body nutritionally needs, actually more, is in the juice. The energy his body needs is in his waist. Losing weight is not just about losing fat. There are toxins bound to the fat which need to be safely eliminated from the body. The body must be given the supplies it needs to safely eliminate the toxins. This process is the "fast." Some refer to it as "cleansing" which I find a little queasy.

          I don't want people to take me at my word. Get a grip. I'm an unknown on the Internet. Try it. 10 days on a juice "fast." I say "fast" because I drank whenever I felt hungry and it's not the diet for one's lifetime. It's a diet to get into a better perspective to control what we put into our bodies. A person addicted to sugar is not in a position to determine his or her best diet, nor is he or she in a position to succeed without exception willpower.

          It amazes me that people think drinking fresh vegetable juice is unhealthy or unsafe whereas scoffing down the latest low-fat, sodium and sugar laden franken-food out of the chem lab is considered healthy. Granted there are pesticide and bacterial concerns which can be reduced by choosing organic produce and thorough washing. If consuming vegetables is bad, what are the alternatives other than hand wringing? Then go away and do some research. Come back with what you find. I'm going to stop before I go into well deserved ad-homs for absolutely poor, being generous, advice on nutrition.

          •  I watched that documentary (1+ / 0-)
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            Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead and I enjoyed it quite a bit.  But there are other methods of dieting.  I noticed in the video both of those guys were consulting with a doctor.

            And I remember also, when the one guy's brother had a heart attack, the doctors told him NOT to do the juice fast, but drink some juice was good, but not only the juice.

            Did you really do a 100 day juice fast?

            Republicans: Taking the country back ... to the 19th century

            by yet another liberal on Sun Dec 22, 2013 at 10:36:52 PM PST

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            •  Hmm...Good Questions (0+ / 0-)

              As always, the correct answer is do what works for the best of all, including the individual. Or your own personal answer.

              My initial post was facetious to some degree. 100 days is arbitrary from my perspective. I have no basis for choosing that time frame other than it is what one individual claims to have experienced. For some it may be less, for others it may be more. Everyone matters, not my inability to identify everyone or their needs. Although identifying the latter would be a good thing.

              The juice "fast" is about getting into a position where healthy life choices are easier than poor choices. It's not about purity. Maintaining a juice "fast" is not the desired outcome. As you have pointed out, there is more to food.

              I'm preparing to do a 60 day, that is gathering recipes for green juices. I've done 10 days to see if the idea was bunk. I drank what I call "bloody" mean green juice. I added red beets and upped the kale. In those 10 days, my energy levels and attention most definitely rose. Would this have happened if I had just fasted? I don't know since I didn't do a control. Just as the DFH were onto something 50 years ago, I'm leaning towards these Dietary F'ing H's are onto something as well. Yes, some are charlatans.

              All I can say is don't be afraid to experiment and learn what works for you.

      •  And that's just 10 days of (1+ / 0-)
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        •  It's Actually 3 to 4 Days of Overcoming Addiction (0+ / 0-)

          So, you're drinking kale, cucumber, lemon, apple, ginger, and celery juice (I like to add carrots, red beets, and parsley) any time you want and you're starving?!?! I never felt like I was starving. The vegetables actually moderated the addiction to unhealthy, alleged food. It made me triple my efforts to understand what was actually going into my body.

          Don't take my word. DO IT. Drink Mean Green Juice or a variant for 10 days. Those who have a good diet won't notice a difference. Those who have a poor diet, 99.9%, will notice a difference. Whether or not they choose to stay with it is their choice, but it is an informed choice which is all I care about. We're being fed processed, garbage alleged food.

      •  The "Fast" and "Diet" Amounts to Eating Your (0+ / 0-)

        Veggies in Liquid Form because the Popular Concept of Food Sucks. So, according to you, eating vegetables within a limited time period without most of the insoluble fiber, is a radical, crank diet. What is a radical crank diet is thinking anything in the interior of a supermarket is something the body recognizes as food. What you fail to realize is corporations and medical hacks are selling us a crank diet of processed food. Our bodies respond to our processed food as if it was exposed to a toxin, not food.

        There is plenty of science behind this. Or does one believe the "science" behind canola oil? All right, that was unfair. The science is correct. The marketing and failure to inform  is another story.

        While you wish to employ cognitive short-circuits, very Republican of you, there is sound science behind eating veggies and doing so in as raw a state as possible. Insoluble fiber is not either or, and anyone claiming otherwise is either ignorant or a tool. Insoluble fiber can be included by simply eating a salad.

    •  Footnote (0+ / 0-)

      I am an asshole in real life. But I dearly care about people including those whom I've never met, who would be considered numbers I consider individuals. I argue for them or my perception of them. We all do. I see that.

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