Michael showed up at my door for an interview weighing nearly 300 lbs. The right side of his lip drooped from Bells Palsy and his legs swelled from Type 2 Diabetes. He thought I was completely whacked out when I told him I needed him to help me fresh press organic vegetables into juices and deliver them.
In the more than 3 years Michael and I have worked together, he lost over 80 lbs (and has kept it off for over 2 years) and has no signs of Bells Palsy or Type 2 Diabetes. He is completely off any related medications. His doctor, once
incredulous that Type 2 Diabetes can actually be cured by a plant rich diet, is
now a firm believer.
Michael, who is the Director of JOOS Operations, still drinks beer and eats his mother’s home-made eggplant parmesan, but that has become an exception. Now he drinks JOOS and lots of water throughout the day and eats sensibly-sized, healthy meals.
By now I hope you all have seen the highly compelling movie, Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead, about a man’s journey to overcome his own auto-immune diseases and obesity through juicing.
Unsurprisingly, sceptics believe the movie is over-simplified. My challenge is for them to try consuming a plant rich diet, even if it’s just for one week, so that they can see how powerful it is.