Andy found peace in organic living. He described his transformation as not more of his physique, but in his inner health. He was diagnosed with a lot of diseases before such as esophagitis and stomach ulcers to name a few, prompting him to visit his doctor at least 6 times a year.
But now, he doesn’t even need to pay visit to doctor at all. He is full of gratitude and joy and he has full positive outlook towards life with his renewed health and shape. Let’s dig down on Andy’s amazing story of transformation!
HOW DID JUICING BECOME A PART OF YOUR HEALING PROCESS? HOW DID YOU HEAR ABOUT IT?
My true motivation to start juicing was the amazing documentary “The Beautiful Truth” about the amazing work of Dr. Max Gerson and how he promoted juicing as a cure for cancer and other illnesses. Though I did not suffer from cancer yet, I believe I was well on my way to eventually being affected by it. More than anything, his common sense observations of the natural world and the healing powers contained within vegetation struck a chord with me. It just made sense and I immediately began the process of transforming my diet and my life.
WHEN DID YOU START AND WHAT’S YOUR REGIMEN?
I started juicing in the Fall of 2010 after watching “The Beautiful truth”. After being raised in the Midwest, my diet is heavy in meat and potatoes and VERY lacing in fruits and vegetables. In the beginning, I would make 1 juice every morning which consisted of mostly fruits and a little vegetables (mainly carrots) as I had no taste for vegies at all. Over time, this has changed and now my juice is mostly vegetable content with a little fruit. I generally only have a couple of bananas and a little melon along with my 16 oz juice for breakfast. I have recently been adding organic hemp powder and spirilina to my juice since I am trying to add muscle mass to my frame.
WHAT VEGETABLES/FRUITS/ITEMS, etc. DID YOU MOST FREQUENTLY JUICE?
I like to call myself a “kitchen sink” juicer because I love throwing everything in! Typically I juice kale, carrot, fuji apple, parsley, cilantro, red cabbage, lemon, ginger, garlic, beet, cucumber, celery, spinach, bok choy or romaine, strawberries when in season, and turmeric when I can find it. Of course it all has to be organic!
HOW MUCH WEIGHT HAVE YOU LOST SINCE THE BEGINNING OF YOUR JOURNEY?
I have been fortunate in life to have never had a serious weight issue, however I would say I have lost about 25 pounds of accumulated fat and toxins over the past 3 years.
WHAT OTHER BENEFITS HAVE YOU EXPERIENCED?
My true and dramatic transformation was not with my weight, but with my inner health. Prior to juicing, I suffered from over 15 years of constant digestive issues requiring significant medical care and drugs. I was diagnosed with reflux esophagitis, stomach ulcers, and the beginnings of Crohns disease. I was on Prilosec for almost 15 years and still found it necessary to need to consume about a roll of Rolaids each day. My health was poor and I often was sick, catching any cold or flu that crossed my path. I felt awful and was an irritable and angry person. I would have to see my doctor at least 6 times a year if not more.
Everything changed once I started juicing. After a couple of months, I realized I was no longer needing the Rolaids and stopped taking the Prilosec. I began feeling so much better on a daily basis and was so much more happy with energy and joy in me. In the past 3 years, I have not gotten sick ONCE nor have I had to visit my doctor. I have not needed any prescription nor OTC drugs either. My diet and cravings have truly transformed for the better. I used to be heavily addicted to candy, breads, meats and dairy but over these 3 years I have lost desire and cravings for these. I no longer consume any soda or fast food nor any processed/artificial foods (they taste disgusting to me now). I only eat real food….the kind without labels! My well-being and happiness are consistently amazing!
DESCRIBE YOUR EXERCISE ROUTINE DURING THIS TIME.
Primarily over these 3 years, my main exercise has been running which I love doing. Over the past year, I have added daily pushups and a modified sit-up to my routine.
HAS YOUR LIFE OUTLOOK CHANGED?
My attitude and outlook on life is 1000% better than it used to be. Over the past 6 months, I have been going through a divorce from a 15 year relationship and I truly believe this challenge has been so much easier because of my positive outlook due to my positive health. I have been able to go through what would have previously been a very depressing and angry period, but instead have had the ability to see it as a poignant and powerful time of transformation and growth. I have an attitude of gratitude and joy…and firmly believe this would not be possible if I did not feel so health and amazing everyday thanks to the power of juicing and proper diet!
WHAT WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT WOULD YOU GIVE SOMEONE JUICING FOR THE FIRST TIME?
Juicing can and will change your life for the better! Anyone can do it…but it takes the desire to love yourself enough to take care of your body! Believe in yourself and invest in your health. I truly believe that most people feel poorly on a daily basis…but are not aware that they feel bad because feeling that way has become their equilibrium. Once you start juicing and eating truly nutritious food and caring for your body, you will discover a whole new level of feeling amazing!
THANK YOU so much Drew for all you do. Over the past 3 years I have converted MANY friends and family to juicing, but your site and great information has made it MUCH easier to get people of the fast track to great health!
“… it takes the desire to love yourself enough to take care of your body! ” – inspiring words from Andy, aren’t they? Andy is living his inspirational story. He related emotions and how we felt on a daily basis on our health conditions. And we totally agree. There’s little room to enjoying life if we are unhealthy. So if there’s any better time to invest on our health, NOW is the perfect time.
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As the founder and CEO of Fitlife.TV, he is committed to sharing educational, inspirational and entertaining videos and articles about health, fitness, healing and longevity. He is also a best selling author and the founder of Organifi, an organic, incredibly delicious greens powder, chock-full of superfoods to make juicing easy no matter your busy schedule.
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