fat sick and nearly dead diet

Hi,

After watching Fat, sick and nearly dead I have decided to do the 15 day juice fast diet.  That and seeing my cousin and his wife who did it together. He lost 26 lbsin 15 days on straight juice and she did juicing but 1 meal a day as she is still breast feeding but she lost 6lbs.

Needlesss to say, I was inspired.  So I started the fat sick and nearly dead diet and let me tell you.

DAY 1, Day 2 and Day 3 were harder than heck!  but by Day 4 my face started glowing and I had more energy. :-) and I lost 5 lbs.

My reasons for wanting to the fast were really to start 2012 fresh! and the movie and real life examples inspired me.

I found that I needed to modify the fast as just juicing was not enough for me. I added in the raw fruits and veggies, made some soup of raw veggies and it really helped.

My suggestion if you are going to do the sick fat and nearly dead diet to plug into their website http://jointhereboot.com/ and go raw for a few days before just to get an idea if you like the diet.

Some things you need to get started:

1. A juicer

2. Time- it takes time to juice

3. fiber….trust me on this one

4. lots of fresh fruits and veggies

5. An adventrous soul

6. The mindset make it to day 3 and all will be well :-)

I’ll be posting my favorite juice recipes tomorrow!

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What are Estrogen Rich Foods and their Importance?

What are Estrogen Rich Foods and their Importance?

You may have heard estrogen so often but have a little understanding about it. Basically, it is more commonly known as a female sex hormone. However, it has a deeper and greater significance in human health particularly women and this is simply why it is extremely essential to make estrogen rich foods as part of your diet. But eating foods high in estrogen is not really enough to support your own health with a sufficient supply of estrogen since too much intake of such compound can lead to certain health constraints.

What is Estrogen?

Estrogen is a collective term which is used to classify a certain group of compounds which play an essential role in the estrous cycle of humans particularly among women. There are three main types of naturally occurring estrogen among women and these are estrone, estradiol, and estriol.

The presence of estrogen is very much essential in the proper flow of menstrual cycle of women and continuous development of various secondary sexual organs. In men, estrogen helps in securing maturity of sperm cells. Apart from the aforesaid functions, these generative compounds are also significant in increasing the uterine growth and vaginal lubrication, accelerating metabolism, reducing muscle mass, thickening the vaginal wall, increasing hepatic production, of binding proteins, increasing the adhesive property of platelets, retention of salt and water, and lots more others.

Most commonly, women who are in their menopausal stages particularly in the ages of 30yrs old (early menopause / surgically induced menopausal) to 44yrs old (natural menopausal) experience this so called crash. Because of this, it is important to gain essential knowledge about foods with estrogen in order to lessen or refrain from the effects such as vaginal dryness, sleep disturbances, night sweats, and hot flashes.

Foods High in Estrogen

Basically there are many types of estrogen foods which can be easily acquired from your local market. However, two of these foods are known to have the highest levels of estrogen and these are soy beans and flax seeds.

The aforementioned foods contain different amounts of phytoestrogen types namely, isoflavones, coumestrol, and lignans. Proper and appropriate intake of foods high in estrogen must also be observed because too much estrogen can lead to sudden weight gain and mood swings.

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