Lloyd Brown says:
I started juicing close to three years ago because I lived alone and was not inclined to fix myself a well-balanced meal. As I am getting older, I was aware that I could not get my recommended daily allowance of fruits and vegetables via a pizza with everything on it.
I have always enjoyed most vegetables and all fruits, but finding time to eat enough of them just was not happening. I decided that the one way I could ensure that I was getting enough of them in my diet was if I was to begin juicing. It was a great idea.
Over the past couple of years I have lost more than 50 pounds with the primary change in my diet being that I juice once a day. Because I am juicing I am now ingesting some vegetables that I never liked because I can not taste them, or their texture does not bother me in a liquid form. People say I look healthier and I know I feel better in the knowledge that I am taking better care of myself.
Tanya Martin says:
(Be sure to read the UPDATE below.) I have suffered from Rheumatoid Disease, previously known as Rheumatoid Arthritis, since 2003. This disease affects my immune system, so I really need to be conscious of what I eat and drink.
When I would come visit my boyfriend, Lloyd, in California he would try to get me to join him when he would juice, but I just was not receptive to the idea. Eventually I moved to California to join him.
The move out here was very tough on me and I was in a lot of pain.
One day on Facebook, someone mentioned the documentary, “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead.” I brought it up on Netflix and watched what juicing did for others. The next morning I asked Lloyd to show me how to use the juicer; we have been juicing almost every day since then.
Because of my disease I am forced to take a lot of medications; for me, juicing is my way of taking a multi-vitamin without ingesting another pill. It seems that the drug cocktail that I am currently on is doing its thing as I have now been pain free for almost two months. As a result, the juicing is helping me lose the weight I gained over the last three years.
UPDATE 10/20/2014: Last year on my boyfriend’s birthday I found out I did not have Rheumatoid Arthritis but a messed up enzyme caused by Biotinidase Deficiency. My sister had her first grandson who had gene testing done because of recommendations by the March of Dimes. He was a carrier but did not have the disease, I had the disease. I am still lacking in 10 different nutrients because of the disease, but have been improving ever since, please see http://biotinidase.org/ for more information on the disease.