No, that title is not a personal testimony.
It's the title of a documentary film about this guy from Australia:
I don't know if you have ever heard the term 'reboot' in relation to your health & your diet. It was a new one on me until about a week ago. One of my friends on instagram posted a pic of all this beautiful looking fruits & veggies & said that it was all for her 'reboot'. When I inquired what she meant she referred me to this documentary film.
Basically the story goes like this: Mr. Cross is overweight, has high blood pressure & an autoimmune disease of the skin that is driving him nuts. He takes scads of prescription drugs, doesn't feel good, & is mired in bad eating habits. He decides something has to change & under the direction of a doctor he undergoes 60 days of 'rebooting'. During the reboot all he has to eat is fruit & vegetable juice. Other than that all he has to drink is water. After the sixty days was up he had lost a considerable amount of weight (if I recall correctly it was in the neighborhood of 100 pounds), his health problems were resolved and his autoimmune disease was in remission as well. He no longer needed the prescription drugs & of course, his energy level was higher & he felt better. During his reboot he traveled all around the United States & Australia talking with people about health & diet. A couple of other people reboot along with him & share their experiences. I found it very interesting that whoever he talked to that was overweight took full responsibility for their weight problems - not one of them blamed their extra pounds on the stress of their job or lack of time to exercise, etc. No excuses were offered. I thought that it was really interesting that there wasn't any blame shifting going on!
I find this rebooting notion to be very interesting. So many of us struggle with weight issues & wanting to reset our eating habits. I wonder if taking time from regular eating by doing a reboot of fruit & vegetable juicing could be the extra boost some of us need to tame our sweet tooth or retrain our taste buds - you know, truly change our habits. I don't think there is any way I would participate in a sixty day reboot. But I find myself pondering a week to 10 days kind of deal. It makes sense to me that it would be a good vacation for my digestive system as well. I've done a little bit of looking around at the cost of a juicer...it seems that it would require about $150. That's a little (or let's be honest, way) out of budget right now, but it might be something to save for.
What do you think? Do you think it's a wacky idea? Do you think it's interesting? Would you ever consider a juice fast? Have you already done one?
I'm dying to know what you think! This film is on Netflix if it strikes you as interesting enough to watch.