• Why I've Joined Reboot with Joe: Only 7mins into watching 'Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead' and Joe mentions he has suffered with chronic Urticaria...which is exactly why I started googling - for answers that doctors could not provide. I have suffered from Chronic Urticaria for about 4 years, and I'm in tears regularly - I've had 5 doctors and a specialist (derma) give-up on me. I've had multiple skin biopsies (scars to prove it!), multiple blood tests to test for a huge number of different conditions and deficiencies. I've lathered on multiple creams (steroidal and not), none of which have done any good even in short-term. I've swallowed innumerable pills (a number of them with horrendous side-effects if taken long term - like kidney damage and blindness - thankfully only taken for short periods), with no results. I've tried herbal remedies, I've tried gluten-free, I've tried eliminating foods one by one from my diet to see if I'm allergic...nothing works. The rashes seem to have no connect to anything I cut-out. I've been practically living on Antihistamines these past few years. They don't get rid of the rash, but it reduces the itching enough that I can sleep, or work without looking like I'm lice-ridden. Doctors have given me "answers" ranging from 'I don't know', to 'it's just some photosensitivity, keep out of the sun' (which I did, and the rashes remained), to (the best): It's all in my head and I need to practice mind over matter. IDIOTS. My rash started out on one elbow, suddenly appeared on he other, then spread. I now have a consistent rash (never goes away) up both arms. It's been this way for years. It often suddenly appears (with no logical reason as to something I've done/touched/whatever) on other parts of my body - lower back, butt, thighs, knees, shins, neck...and even occasionally my face. Good fun. It's like having the Hives from Hell. Hives that connect together to form massive areas of bumpy itchy skin - like hives upon hives! I even have scarring on my arms from all the darn scratching over the years. Like I said, I'd read Joe's story before, and so I knew roughly the idea behind it...dude gets well with the power of veggies...but soon as I heard him say 'Chronic Urticaria' ears pricked-up and the missing piece of the puzzle fell into place. I have felt sluggish for years, and unable to lose weight no matter how few calories I consume (plus I'm pretty physically active!), and it was not long before the rash appeared that my hair thinned significantly (and hasn't recovered) I know something is wrong. I suspect this may be the answer I've been looking for - one that apparently even doctors can't work out...I'm planning on starting my detox very shortly.

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  • bekaki

    4 years ago

    Day four today. Managed to get through a really difficult day of work without emotional eating (although with the heat, I did feel a little ill for an hour or so)...and still rebooting despite family being a pain. I wish they could understand their snarly queries of whether I'm still on "that diet" are really counterproductive...although sometimes I wonder if it's a case of tall poppy syndrome, and an attempt to pull me back "into line"...Thankfully I'm pretty stubborn :P

    I've lost a few kilos (down to 84 from 88 - bloody hell, 88, still can't believe I got to that huge number!). I figure most of that is water weight, but really nice to not appear so bloated...a week ago, I had wrist 'fat' for crying out loud haha! I realised this morning that I haven't actually done any measurements to compare to over time...I should, but after weighing myself the other day, I was kinda scared to! Will do that tonight, though.

  • bekaki

    4 years ago

    Well, it's been 9 months since my juicing journey. The reboot got mostly rid of my urticaria (I'd say about 95% gone, biopsy scars more prominent than hives now!), although I've had a few minor flare-ups since (but certainly NOTHING like I used to get...and now that summer has hit, I was expecting the worse, considering heat/sun made it an absolute nightmare - think hives upon hives!).

    I fell off the wagon and have been eating a lot of crap these last nine months - granted, I have upped my raw veggie intake as well (perhaps the reason for the lack of significant flare-up). But I put all the weight back on...and some more! I am the heaviest I have ever been at 88kgs. I actually only just weighed myself a few minutes ago, in order to post the facts - and I could just cry.

    Structurally, I am actually a very small person (height and frame), but there is so much weight on my body right now, I really am struggling - my knees are copping the brunt of it. It's like they just can't cope with the weight I'm making them support. I work a job that involves being on my feet all day, walking and stocking shelves, dragging pallets of heavy stuff around, up and down ladders...and right now, my knees are in real bad shape...making a horrible noise when I walk, and generally painful/achy/inflamed. Seriously, I'm having trouble walking.

    I have known for months what I've had to do, and have been procrastinating about it - but my knees have gotten so bad that it's compelled me to jump back in and reboot again...and this time...stick with it! I'm feeling stupid, that I could see such great results and go back to garbage, and end-up worse than I started!

    But I'm here. It's time.

  • bekaki

    5 years ago

    Day ten almost done and dusted. Got great news today, my temp job is becoming a contract position. Bad part of this is that the induction (2 days length) includes full spread of food. This will be...interesting. On detox news, I'm in awe today of just how amazing my rash looks. Still there, but I'd estimate about 80% gone. It wasn't even this clear with Prednisone! No weight loss since yesterday, so I'm taking that as a cue to stop weighing daily. Bought a new belt, as my jeans are literally falling down my butt...not bad considering only a couple weeks ago the waist/butt/thigh area was skin-tight! :)

  • madwolf1972

    5 years ago

    thats great news keep it up. sorry i havent been on for awhile,

  • bekaki

    5 years ago

    Start of day 8. Yesterday was pretty rough, but chuffed this morning. Awoke, after two days of only 500g loss each day, to find I lost 1.5kg overnight. Then again, I did amp-up my water intake yesterday. Didn't have the recommended amount, but much more than I usually do. Maybe that's the difference. Neck still stiff and twingy, but doing ok :)

  • bekaki

    5 years ago

    Halfway through day 7, cravings hit hard yesterday, didn't cave. Still craving the same thing, but not permitting myself to give in - it helps that, to get what I want, I have to take a 30min drive (and back again!). I put my neck out yesterday, pretty ouch, didn't want to take ibuprofen, but did today because it was hurting so much. Feels like a sleepy day I think. Scales have started to 'stick', but still losing cm, and rash continuing to improve eensy bit by eensy bit.

  • bekaki

    5 years ago

    Day 6, with a slip, but also an amazing discovery (I am seriously chuffed)...the food I ate didn't taste good as I thought it would, or remember it being. Only a couple bites, but realised what I'd actually kill for right now would be a salad with homemade dressing (I'm thinking carrot, avocado, pinenut and sage). I'm drooling just thinking about it. So it's amazingly motivating to realise that my taste buds are actually wanting good stuff, and to know that junk is not gonna satisfy them. I'm thinking I might go an extra two days to compensate for my two slips.

    On another note, my urticaria is already looking a billion times better. I've decided to take a photo now and then to watch the progress. Didn't think to take one on the first day, where it was its 'normal' angry and red. My arms haven't felt this smooth in a couple years, since I was on Prednisone! And I haven't had any outbreaks anywhere else in a couple days. Yay!

  • bekaki

    5 years ago

    A great day 5 today. Didn't get around to juicing some pretty coloured juices, just more swamp water juicing...but going well, and I'm gonna assume that the multitude of greens I'm adding to each juice to give it that delicate bog-water look is a good thing in terms of nutrients etc. Also realised that despite last night's slip-up, I've actually still lost another 1.5kg overnight! Motivation to push on! :D

  • bekaki

    5 years ago

    Fell off the wagon today. After a day of continual temptation, and a sore mouth from all the tooth-grinding, I caved and ate a meal. I did manage to avoid eating the food that was being shoved under my nose, and made a crunchy chili veg stir fry. So, I coulda fallen off harder, but still feeling pretty low and annoyed with myself.


  • LivaTone Shots?

    Started by bekaki, Last reply by bekaki on 2014-02-25 18:52:35

    Number of Replies: 4

    Any added benefit? Or unnecessary?

  • I fell off the wagon :(

    Started by bekaki, Last reply by bekaki on 2014-03-07 01:39:52

    Number of Replies: 5

    4th day got me.

  • Fell off the wagon...Reboot...Take Two!

    Started by bekaki, Last reply by Russell on 2014-12-20 11:11:19

    Number of Replies: 7

    Second attempt at Reboot


  • Juicing & Plant-Based Whole Food Society - Eat & Drink Plants!

    Members: 176

    Latest activity: 01/26/2018 08:08 AM

    Thanks for your interest and support. My intention is to create a group that goes beyond a classic 3/10/15/30/60 day reboot regimen into a reboot juicing/eating lifestyle shift. No need to re-gain pounds and re-do hard-earned rebooting efforts. I have reversed all disease, diabetes, chronic ailments, and have maintained and sustained a 150 pound weight loss with Daily Reboot Green & Rainbow Vegetable Juicing and a Plant-Based WholeFood eating lifestyle. (WFPB - means whole food plant-based ingredients, plant-based foods as close to their natural state as possible). . Please see the original feature at Reboot with Joe success profile at: .

    And the Two Year Anniversary Success Profile at:

    There is also some behind the scenes footage, a video testimonial and a Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead commercial spot to view at --->

    I completely understand and empathize where you all might be coming from - I have so been there and done that. The hardest part is just making the decision to commit to your self. It seems that once you make the decision to overcome confusing eating habits and make a change....the quick results and new found energy pumps you up to follow through, prevail and find success.

    After watching my beloved Joe Cross & personal saviour Phil Staples in and with further reading of Dr. Fuhrman's "Eat to Live", "The China Study and WHOLE" by T. Colin Campbell and, watching the recommended "Forks Over Knives' documentary, I discovered that eating plant-based wholefoods and drinking green vegetable juices will in fact aid you to overcome highly addictive hyper-palatable foods like animal-derived products, dairy, fats & sugar and to overcome poor eating habits like; the excessive consumption of animal protein products, oil & cholesterol, refined sugar, high sodium and other nutrient deficient junk food, all which led to my obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and my wife's battle with osteo-arthritis and auto-immune diseases.

    Be sure to review all the posts below starting on page one through to the present... there are videos, viewpoints, comments, pictures and links to aid you in your personal journey to lose weight and gain optimum health with Reboot Vegetable Juicing and a Plant-Based WholeFoodist attitude. I could make a number of suggestions while undertaking a reboot juice feast regimen or simply incorporating more fruits & veggies (whether juiced, blended or eaten whole) into your daily meal planning. First of all – Be Kind to Your Self! It took many years and lots of poor food choices to become overweight – It will take some time to lose it. Your body must be allowed to come into balance with phytonutrient dense plant-based foods. There will be plateaus during your weight loss journey – you’ll think nothing is happening, but it is. ************Avoid the scale to avoid disillusionment.......... Clean out your pantry to avoid temptation.****************

    The weight will come off with reboot vegetable juicing and a plant-based food choice – but must be allowed to integrate and work with your level of conscious nutrition.

    Free yourself from added eating stress and change the way you approach it. Forget dieting and just start a process of "Incorporating ~ Eliminating". Start incorporating a larger quantity of (cooked or raw, juiced or blended) plant-based whole foods like: green and rainbow color fruits and vegetables, whole grains, beans-peas-legumes, nuts & seeds . Start eliminating and weeding out the SAD diet foods like: drive-through junk & hyperpalatable fast food, animal products (meats, seafood, shellfish, eggs), animal-derived products (dairy, butter, cheese, ice cream, whey, casein, lard), oil fat/sugar/sodium-laden processed, refined and packaged foods. .........>There is over 40 years of research supporting that a WholeFood–PlantBased (WFPB) eating lifestyle will rejuvenate & regenerate your whole body, will alleviate chronic annoying symptoms, and reverses degenerative diseases like: obesity, diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Reboot Juicing is a tool to discover and compliments a shift to including more plants into your daily eating habit.

    ------> Not only is plant-based whole foods the healthiest way of eating that has ever been studied, but it’s far more effective in promoting health and preventing disease than prescription drugs, surgery, vitamin and herbal supplementation, and genetic manipulation. A PlantBased Reboot Juicing lifestyle entails; No counting calories, No drowning in minutiae about what to eat or what not to eat --- just simplify and make wise health-promoting choices........ DRINK Vegetable Juices & EAT Plants!

    This group is open to all exploring extreme weight loss with reboot vegetable juices and incorporating more plant-based nutrition. I have found that combining Reboot Juicing with a Plant-based whole food eating lifestyle has worked for extreme sustained weight loss and achieving optimum health - the results have been phenomenal.

    Follow my posts or chat your questions or comments here on this Reboot with Joe community "Juicing & Plant-based Society" group or, join the FaceBook discussion at:


    I'd be more than happy to share more tips and techniques and address any specific concerns. For a more personal story-line, please see my website/blog on my complete reboot journey attaining extreme weight loss and optimum health:

    .....> I love talking Juice and health-promoting plant-based eating. Relax & Enjoy - Eat & Drink Plants!

    ---------> Healthy Regards to all, Dan Miller & Elisabeth Rae ---> Proud & Honored Reboot Ambassadors


    Just click on my name to check out my profile wall for more postings, videos, and viewpoints.... or follow this link with a copy/paste ------> . .

  • Reboot for the month of April. NO "FOOD TALK"

    Members: 117

    Latest activity: 07/06/2016 05:46 PM

    Let's start spring with a swift kick and do a reboot for the month of April. Our group began in March; some started and some left...but many stayed. This group is for anyone who wants to do a full juice fast. That means no solids are eaten OR talked about. If you feel that you need to be eating while juicing, there are other groups that have that as their focus. If you slip while on your reboot, just tell us that you slipped without going into specifics...and continue on. "Start by doing what's necessary, then do what's possible. Suddenly you're doing the impossible." St. Francis of Assisi

*Individual results may vary. Reboots are not intended to treat, cure or prevent any medical or health condition. Reboots are not recommended for everyone, and before commencing a Reboot or any other nutritional or dietary regimen, you should consult with your qualified health care provider in order to assess any potential benefits or risks to you with consideration of your personal medical situation. You should also continue to work closely with your qualified health care provider if you intend to engage in a long-term Reboot. Our Guided Reboot Programs are not advised for women who are pregnant or nursing.