So, now that we're getting things started, I thought I'd let you all know the why behind Juice Up Life.
A year ago, my brother recommended a documentary to me, Fat Sick and Nearly Dead. He claimed that this documentary changed the way he thought about his body and his life. Though I am a health nut at heart, I was still skeptical of the thought that juice alone can heal, maintain and nourish a body. In a society where meat, milk and grains are the stable of our existence... not to mention white foods (sugar, flour and other processed foods), I had a hard time buying the concept.
Needless to say, I gave in and watched the documentary. It was an impressive video and being a knowledge hound, I soaked up the statistics and references like a sponge. I took the information, processed and researched until late hours of the night. If you were looking for me the weekend I watched this, you could find me on my iPhone, curled up in a blanket, holding the screen to my face and reading... reading... reading.
My brother asked that each of us family members go with him on a 6 day juice cleanse to reboot the system. I figured, anyone can do this for 6 days. What is the worst that will happen...nothing?
He invested in a juicer for my household and that Monday, I went to work with four jars of homemade juice. I still remember the looks I got when I unscrewed the first jar and chugged it right before going into a presentation I had with my team. My team knows my views on health, but even this was out there for me.
Little did I know that morning would change my life forever. My journey is to be continued...
I have come to the conclusion that juicing has come into my life for a distinct purpose. The past six months have had such a profound impact that I can't help but share this experience. Through my story, I can only hope that you will come to know the health, joy and vitality that has flourished in my life.