Joe’s Journal: Day 24 – Just Say No to Drugs

By: Joe Cross

When you get sick and go to the doctor, what normally happens? You tell them your symptoms, the doctor writes you a prescription to fight those symptoms and off to the pharmacy you go. What about getting to the bottom of it and finding out why you ended up sick in the first place, or what is causing that rash, or why you are having constant headaches?

In this new millennium, we live in a culture where it’s common place to dispense drugs like they’re candy. New drugs are always being created and marketed to counter the effects of our self-destructive eating and lifestyle habits. The problem is that our bodies always pay a price for taking these medications. They may have toxic side effects that may be known, or are yet to be determined. Further, these medications don’t usually cure. Instead, they serve as enablers, permitting us to continue our bad habits while lessening or controlling the effects of those behaviors.

Fruits and vegetables do amazing things to our bodies and have magical healing powers. Make sure you check out the food remedies for common health conditions on the Reboot with Joe site to find out what foods will help you:

Have you been following my past journal entries? Make sure you catch up here.  I’m sharing these thoughts with you as part of the 2nd Anniversary celebration of Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead so I hope you are either able to relate or be inspired by my journal entries. Don’t miss out on the other pieces to this celebration:
Win a Breville Juicer
Be Someone’s Joe and nominate your loved one to attend Camp Reboot. 

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Joe Cross

More than 20 million people around the world watched Joe Cross juice his way across America, losing 100 pounds and getting off medication in Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead. The film ignited a juicing movement. Viewers around the world have been inspired to start juicing, lose weight and get healthy - and as a result of the film over 370 million glasses of fresh juice have been consumed, 370,000 tons of fruit and vegetables consumed, more than 24.8 million pounds of weight lost, and over 220,000 people are now medication free. Joe's second film, Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead 2 was released in November 2014. Through his journey and the lives of the people he meets throughout the film Joe shares all that he's learned about how to stay healthy in an unhealthy world, revealing that most of us really do have more control over of our health than we think - and that none of us are perfect, especially Joe himself! His book, The Reboot with Joe Juice Diet, hit the New York Times' best seller list in March 2014, and the companion guide The Reboot with Joe Juice Diet Cookbook launched that summer.

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