7thheaven

  • About: First learned of Fat Sick and Nearly Dead in May 2013 when Joe Cross appeared on the Dr. Oz Show to describe a 3-day juice cleanse. Dr. Oz made FSND available for free viewing for the day. I was intrigued, watched it , and immediately shopped for the DVD and a juicer. I began my first 10-day organic reboot on June 22 and lost 12 pounds. My second reboot was non-organic and was a failure. I had constant cravings, cheated 3 times, and only lost 5 pounds, which I soon regained plus an extra pound. I finished a 40 day organic juice fast and lost another 30 pounds. I've also had many many health improvements, particularly with hypothyroid, arthritis and insomnia problems. I'm planning another organic reboot early in 2014. Losing 25 pounds (or more) will put me in the normal weight range and hopefully improve my health even more.
  • Favorite Juice? Mean Grean with Radish & Parsley

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  • Day 10 of 10 day fast - results

    Started by 7thheaven, Last reply by 7thheaven on 2013-07-03 13:03:54

    Number of Replies: 5

    I decided on the 10-day juice fast, like so many folks in "Fat Sick & Nearly Dead" (the special features section).
    Since I still have plenty of veggies (and since I still have weight to lose and health to improve), this morning I made the day's juices, as usual. I'll be extending the juice fast but may add homemade almond milk (for protein).

    My stats:
    Start weight: 235.0 pounds
    End weight: 222.2
    Loss: 12.8 pounds.

    I think I would've lost more weight but for three days straight, my weight didn't drop at all due to high stress and lots of insomnia. My dear younger brother had a serious stroke and is in the ICU. He's stable now but is expected to be under medical care for a looooong time and to spend the rest of his days in an assisted living facility. Your prayers are appreciated. Thanks.

  • Results - Day 15 of a 10 Day Fast, LOL

    Started by 7thheaven, Last reply by 7thheaven on 2013-07-07 14:51:46

    Number of Replies: 1

    Here's an update -- I did a 10 day fast, lost 12.8 pounds, then sort of slipped into a protein-sparing juice fast. I tend to shiver whenever I'm low on protein, so whenever I'm chilly, I eat a small protein meal to supplement the juice, and it warms me right up. Since the end of the fast, I've had one juice day and 4 small meal days. I don't plan small meal days in advance, I just have one whenever I'm cold. I'm happy to say I've lost 4 more pounds, bringing my total weight loss to almost 17 pounds in 15 days. Also, my sometimes painful arthritic knee is pain-free at the moment and feeling stronger.

    I try to keep in mind that I'm not doing this for weight loss, I'm doing it for better health. It's nice that the weight loss is part of the solution, though. I also take some vitamins and minerals, every other day or so. For example, I think the oil in a vitamin E capsule will help my body benefit from any oil-soluble vitamins the juice is giving me. Anyway, this flexible eating/juicing method seems to be working pretty well for me.



  • What's your favorite FSND Special Feature?

    Started by 7thheaven, Last reply by 7thheaven on 2013-07-07 15:39:20

    Number of Replies: 1

    I'm so grateful for "Fat Sick and Nearly Dead." The documentary has already improved my health so much in just 2 weeks. I really like the Special Features. "Room Service" showed me a typical day's juicing intake, but I think the Feature I like best is "Facts from an Expert" -- one of the "Additional Scenes '' -- because it explains how the detox system works and why sometimes it doesn't. What's your favorite Special Feature?

  • My Hypothyroid Juice Recipe

    Started by 7thheaven, Last reply by 7thheaven on 2013-07-15 15:53:44

    Number of Replies: 3

    After doing a little reading here at this website, I've revised my juice recipe to please my low thyroid by decreasing the kale, increasing the radishes, and adding lots of parsley. Added benefits: The radishes cleared my sinuses and it tastes fantastic.

    1? bunches parsley
    6 large apples
    big chunk of ginger
    1 lemon
    3 cucumbers
    3 kale leaves
    6 celery stalks
    3 carrots
    ? head lettuce
    2 tomatoes

    This made about 80-90 oz. (I consider that to be 4 "meals.")
    It does need to be shaken or stirred well to get the thick parsley juice to mix in. (I use a Breville.)

  • Keeping the weight off after juice fasting

    Started by 7thheaven, Last reply by wishmeluck on 2013-08-22 12:11:00

    Number of Replies: 4

    I thought I'd share my experience at trying to maintain my weight loss. In the past I've always regained all lost weight (plus more) but I just can't do that anymore. When I started juice fasting, I had stroke-level high blood pressure. Rebooting has put my BP into the normal range, and I want to keep it there!

    I finished my second 10-day reboot juice fast on Aug. 10th weighing 24.8 pounds less than when I'd started the first reboot on June 22. (I lost about 25 pounds in about 50 days.) Over the 11 days since ending my last reboot, my weight has stabilized at 23.6 pounds lost and best of all, my blood pressure is staying in the normal range.

    This time I'm using Joe Cross' plan for after the juice fast -- the micronutrient diet that he mentions a couple times in Fat Sick and Nearly Dead. The micronutrient diet = only veggies, fruits, nuts, beans and seeds. Since I hate eating raw veggies, I'm drinking them instead. My meals now consist of juice plus some walnuts, or some homemade bean soup, or a boiled medium-size potato (that I fork-mash and drizzle with 1 1/2 T. coconut oil, salt and pepper -- yum!). I eat a mushroom everyday for it's anticancer benefits. For snacks, I have an occasional avocado, some almonds, or a piece of fruit (peach, banana, blueberries). The micronutrient diet is keeping my weight off and I recommend it. I'm also get a little exercise almost every day.

    What is your experience at keeping the weight off after rebooting? Please share it so we all can learn from your successes and failures.

  • 'Nother Newbie - on day 8

    Started by 7thheaven, Last reply by Nordicbunny on 2013-06-30 01:00:56

    Number of Replies: 2

    Howdy all you Rebooters.
    I'm glad to find a community of folks doing what I'm doing. It's fantastic to see posts from successful Rebooters.

    I just recently found Joe Cross and FSND on Dr. Oz and was so impressed I bought a juicer, and now I'm feeling good and already 11 pounds lighter. I'm planning on a 10-day fast and maybe try for as much as 30 days. I've always disliked raw veggies, but now, knowing how important they are, I can juice them and easily get all those micronutrients. Hallelujah.

    I chose the name 7th Heaven because on day 7 my juice fast I suddenly started feeling wonderful. I think better health is in my future.

  • Feeling cold

    Started by 7thheaven, Last reply by 7thheaven on 2013-09-02 21:18:44

    Number of Replies: 7

    I noticed on Fat Sick and Nearly Dead, the director's commentary track, that Joe Cross mentions feeling cold throughout the reboot. (He mentions this right before meeting Phil Staples at the truck stop.) I started feeling cold about day 8-9 of my reboot juice fast, so I ended my reboot after 10 days.

    What causes this feeling cold? I have always associated feeling cold with needing to consume some protein, and I have always warmed up after eating some protein, so I am concerned that maybe it's insufficient protein that's causing this feeling of being cold.

    Thanks for your help.

  • Three protein questions for the Nutritionist

    Started by 7thheaven, Last reply by Claire Georgiou - ND on 2013-09-02 04:03:22

    Number of Replies: 7

    I read an article at this website called Protein and the Reboot-- Setting the Record Straight, and I still have some protein questions. It's at http://www.rebootwithjoe.com/protein-the-reboot-setting-the-record-straight/

    The article says: "Clinically speaking, it is highly unlikely a healthy person will develop a protein deficiency in the time frame of the posted Reboot programs (5-15 days)."
    -- But is there enough protein for a 30 or 60 day reboot?

    The article also says: "For example, Joe?s 100 pound weight loss during his 60 day reboot we saw in Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead, was 70% body fat and 30% muscle."
    -- That means he lost 30 pounds of muscle -- a huge amount! The heart is muscle so losing 30 pounds of muscle seems very unwise. If the body is losing pounds and pounds of muscle on a juice fast, doesn't that indicate that the juice fast does not include adequate protein?

    And lastly, the article also says: "Examples of plant based complete proteins include: amaranth, buckwheat, chia seeds, hemp seed, quinoa, soybeans, spirulina. Examples of high protein Reboot-friendly plants include: kale and other dark green leafys, broccoli, celery, corn, and avocado."
    -- How much of which reboot-friendly veggies will produce enough complete protein to protect the body from muscle loss?

    Thank you so much for your help with this matter. I'd love to try a 30-60 day reboot.

  • Only organic works for me. How about you?

    Started by 7thheaven, Last reply by 7thheaven on 2013-11-14 15:53:21

    Number of Replies: 3

    organic or regular produce?

  • Juicing onion and garlic?

    Started by 7thheaven, Last reply by SluggoCRX on 2013-11-29 16:07:25

    Number of Replies: 33

    onion and garlic

  • Reboot Success Stories

    Started by 7thheaven, Last reply by 7thheaven on 2013-11-16 21:05:31

    Number of Replies: 0

    Profiles, Success Stories

  • Woman loses 25 pounds in 30 days organically!

    Started by 7thheaven, Last reply by Baysidebob on 2013-12-07 20:24:47

    Number of Replies: 7

    30 days, organic reboot

  • Forty Day Organic Reboot Finished

    Started by 7thheaven, Last reply by janeen on 2013-12-24 13:47:14

    Number of Replies: 2

    reboot results, cravings, organic

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