Started treatment with Harvoni!

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This is my second time around, I had 1.5 years of treatment with interferon in 1991 and it was not effective. I started treatment for chronic hepatitis C, geno 1a. Harvoni is taken once a day for 12 weeks. I’m on day 6. Will have blood work done in one month. Cure rate is 95%. The side effects are minimal compared to the payoff– to be cured for life!!!

Besides the normal side effects: The first day I took treatment I would start to talk and my mind was blank (memory issues) found out the tablet is covered with aluminum (which is banned in other countries) this is so it doesn’t taste bad. So, I rinse off the coating, then take tablet. Also, I was taking treatment in the day at 11am, within an hour, I became very irritated and moody. So I changed to taking it at night and it helped with sleeping through the night too.

I have had Hep C for 40 years and my viral load up to 45,000,000. I have kept myself alive with juice fasting. Blood work results..Stage: F0= no fibrosis, ActiTest Score: A0-A1, no activity…a normal liver! GGT 22.

I was amazed at my Doctors response about fasting. He said you have allowed your organs to rest and heal. I already knew this because in 2010 when another doctor did a liver biopsy…he could not believe my liver was normal. He sent liver biopsy back twice…documenting that this is remarkable! At that time doctor said keep doing what you’re doing and wait for a cure. And now that time has come.

I am SO very excited to be cured!!!

Day 15 of my Juice Fast! Fasting Guide:

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GUIDELINES/RECIPES

                              Transform your body and mind. Reboot your LIFE!

Juice Fasting is proven to prevent, suspend and even reverse disease. It has endless health benefits, and will leave you feeling rejuvenated, with more energy and a clearer mind. The body is unbelievably resilient! After day 3, you will not even be hungry; as you begin to heal and transform you will have a euphoric feeling!!

Fasting reduces the amount of free radicals in your body and renews your immune system through the regulation of stem cell production.

Fasting triggers autophagy (mitophagy in the mitochondria), a process that cleans up damaged cells and reduces inflammatory response.

DAILY SCHEDULE

1.) Drink large glass of warm water with 1/2 fresh squeezed lemon first thing in the morning, herbal teas
2.) Juice – whatever fresh vegetables, greens, herbs and fruit you would like to add (4 -6 large glasses a day) 80% vegetables and 20% fruit (juice a rainbow of colors)
3.) Warmed vegetable broth with a pinch of cayenne pepper
4.) Spring or filtered water, fresh squeezed lemon water (room temperature)
5.) Walk 1 mile a day and do yoga or stretching (no strenuous exercises)
6.) Coconut water (pure, no flavors) OR electrolytes (if you’re tired: check blood     pressure, if it’s low, eat a little Himalayan Pink Salt)
7.) Probiotic
8.) REST (is essential) and RELAX ~ (very important — your body is healing and rejuvenating)

● Set the alarm on your cell phone to go off every 2 hrs (to drink something). You drink water, juice, lemon water, coconut water, herb tea and vegetable broth throughout the day
● More leafy GREEN vegetables the better (no disease can set in an alkaline body) – organic fruits and vegetables are ideal

● Juice can be stored separately in small glass jars (less air in jar the better, fill empty space with water or coconut water) can last 3 days max. Cold pressed is ideal

1 to 30 days fast- whenever you choose to stop. You will need 2 extra days to slowly transition food to your system. Breaking the fast is critical and should be done very slowly. Do not over eat!!

● 5th day of fast you can do a liver, gallbladder flush (instructions below) this can be done every 2 weeks
● Last day of fast: you eat an apple along with all the fasting juices and water. 2nd day you eat small amounts of: steamed vegetables, brown rice, apple and juices. 3rd day back to a regular healthy diet

● How much protein can I expect to drink during my Fast? Green juices in particular are rather rich in protein. If you would like to add more protein spirulina or pea protein is a good choice. I don’t recommend adding more protein except if you are fasting 15 or more days
● Add more nutrients to your juice: chlorella, wheat grass, hemp seeds, apple cider vinegar and organic ground ginger, clove, cinnamon, turmeric

GUIDELINES
– Get massages (this will help move toxins through your body), lymphatic drainage massage is ideal
– Take saunas and steam room therapy… sweat any way you can to get toxins out
– Tongue scrapper (small spoon)
– Dry brush massage for exfoliation, before you get in the shower: brush skin in a circular motion starting on your feet and up your body to your heart
– Dead sea salt baths or Epson salt

VEGETABLE BROTH RECIPE
In a big soup pot add:
Fill pot 3/4 way with water
11 carrots/roughly chopped
Whole head of celery – roughly chopped
Whole “bunch” of parsley – roughly chopped
Onion – cut in half
Whole tomatoes in juice (squeeze tomatoes)
2 bay leaves
1 tbsp. celery seed
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 clove garlic
1/8 head of cabbage
● This is what I use. You can change it up and add any fresh vegetables, pulp from juicing, leafy greens and spices that you like. Bring to a boil and let boil for 1 hour, let cool, then strain and discard vegetables. Refrigerated broth will last up to 4 days (store in glass jars). Drink heated broth with a pinch of Cayenne pepper. You can drink all the broth you like throughout fast.. Organic vegetables are ideal.

COLON CLEANSING
To make sure released toxins from fast don’t get reabsorbed into your blood stream, (you must go at least once a day) drinking the juices will make you go, if not: drink herbal laxative teas (senna), drink coconut water, magnesium citrate (Calm – buy small packets at health food store), salt colon flush, go for colon hydrotherapy. Colon Hydrotherapy the day/night before you start Juice Fast or take a laxative (dulcolax). During fast; if your bowels move, you will not need to do anything. The better the elimination, the more RAPID the results will be.

LIVER AND GALLBLADDER FLUSH (on day 5 of fast)
Day #1 at night around 6pm take a salt colon flush (recipe below) on an empty stomach…several eliminations will occur. Around 10 pm, before you go to bed take juice of 1/2 grapefruit and add 1/2 cup organic cold pressed olive oil and pinch of cayenne pepper. Shake it up and drink… Go to bed…Day #2 upon arising take another salt colon flush.
Watch video: http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=fvwrel&v=KX02luHV-94
Read: http://www.detoxoasis.net/liver.php

SALT COLON FLUSH
Prepare a full quart of lukewarm water and add two tablespoon of Dead Sea Salt OR Epson Salt. Drink the entire quart of salt and water. This must be taken on an empty stomach. The salt and water will not separate but will stay intact and quickly and thoroughly wash the entire tract in about one hour. Several eliminations will likely occur. The salt water has the same specific gravity as the blood, hence the kidneys cannot pick up the water and the blood cannot pick up the salt.

The fast itself is foolproof. It WILL work!!
You will be full of HOPE and HEALTH after the juice fast!
CHEERS to a fresh start — to a healthy lifestyle!

*The information I provide is for educational purposed only and it’s not to be substituted for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Light bulb moment for Doctor

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imageMy healing journey began when I opened a Health Food Store and Juice Bar in 1979. As I witnessed in the the next 37 years – the healing power of plant based nutrition (Nutritional Medicine) and, — how unbelievably resilient the body is.

To the doctors and pharmaceutical companies:  Will you see in your minds eye the face of a loved one affected by a disease. Now, will you imagine that loved one as a beneficiary among the 80% who need never have succumbed if what we knew were what we do.

The good news- a light bulb moment has gone off with my primary Doctor (who doesn’t believe in fasting). He can see a connection in my blood work with juice fasting and getting my numbers down. So doctor has ordered blood work for the end of my fast. This is a first!!!

 

Willpower…I can do this!

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imageAs I sit here this morning…I am doing my best to muster up the willpower to go on a juice fast. It’s hard as hell. However, it is the only way that I can regain my health again and feel better. My Hep C is kicking my butt. I had blood work and yes – I must fast again. I’ve had this now for 40 years and there still isn’t any treatment to rid me of it. EXCEPT Juice Fasting!! I finely convinced my doctor to order blood work after my fast to prove that I can get my numbers down by fasting.

Now I must start my fast. Arr… I have to get the willpower up. I can do this- I can do this.

Healing through an alkaline body

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Disease can’t exist in an alkaline body. When you drink fresh-made green juice it’s almost like receiving an intravenous infusion of vitamins, minerals, and enzymes, because they go straight into your system. Juices are loaded with phytochemicals that fight disease. Antioxidant and other immune enhancing properties are concentrated in juices. Juicing can help accelerate recovery from illness.