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Offline lavenderbabe

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« on: October 16, 2008, 05:01:57 PM »
I am not new to juicing but I am new to complete juice by way of a Vitamix kitchen appliance. I was introduced to this forum by way of Vita Village.
I have been plagued by life long stress related disorders, IBS, depression, anxiety, etc.
Throughout this entire progression of symptoms I was trying everything from acupuncture, chiropractic and homeopathy, holistic treatments. 
I was miserable, sick all the time, overweight,tired, plagued by violent bouts of IBS and unable to sleep more than two hours a night.
Two years ago I went to a "Naturopathic" medical doctor, who did saliva, blood and urine tests and came to the conclusion that my entire hormone system was totally out of balance.  I tested insulin resistant, on the border of stroke or heart attack and had an almost double amount of cortisol production.
I did lots of research, quit the real estate business, got myself a juicer and a far infrared sauna and began cleansing and balancing my system. In the beginning the juicing was an occasional thing, for cleansing purposes.  I discovered my blood type and began eating accordingly. Since I am an A+, the recommendation is mostly vegetarian. I lost 25 pounds and my blood sugar level went back to a pristine 85, without dieting.
Then three months ago I started gaining weight again.  I said to myself no no.
I began juicing twice a day, during the week, mornings were fresh and frozen fruit with a green drink mix and evenings were an array of fresh vegetables. I was not feeling satisfied and dismayed at how much I was throwing away and how much it cost.
Then I started thinking about the Vitamix demonstration at the fair and Costco.
Two days ago I got my Vitamix.  No more green powder mix, now fresh greens in the morning with my fruit and at night and it takes about 1/4 as much to make the same amount of drink. I have already lost three pounds in two days.
It is very safe to say juicing is the only way for me to live and that it a life saver.
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Offline John

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Re: Introduction
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2008, 10:03:17 AM »
That is an amazing story. I love hearing about such wonderful transformation. Isn't it amazing how fantastic we feel when we are eating right?

I look forward to learning from your journey.
Thank you for sharing and welcome

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Offline robinB

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Re: Introduction
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2008, 08:59:43 AM »
You are an inspiration!