I Killed the Flu with a 3 Day Juice Fast
the time I went to bed one night last week, I knew I had the flu
that had already invaded Casa Day and taken prisoner my wife and
the first ten days of the flu bug's visit to our home, I thought
I might squeak by and maintain my three-year record of no work days
lost to illness.
I didn't think that would be the case because I'd eaten way too
much junk during the holidays, hadn't exercised much, hadn't juiced
at all, and just plain didn't feel as immune to disease as I generally
enough, my nose started running like a faucet, and the next thing
I knew I had my own personal box of Kleenex tied to my suspenders.
know what? I'd forgotten just how bad a person can feel with
the flu. I mean, seriously, when you haven't been sick for years,
you really do lose the recollection of what's it like to have your
nose so plugged you couldn't breath through it with a catheter.
mean, Richard Simmons screaming at the top of his lungs couldn't
break though the ear congestion.
the nights... on man, I had really forgotten what it was like to
not be able to sleep from feeling so bad, from having a headache
that felt like the Boer War was taking place within my skull skull,
from having muscle aches that felt like Dr. Frankenstein himself
had been working on me in his lab, from having diarrhea that kept
me on the toilet as much as off it.
know what I mean? When you moan and sit up and hold your head between
your hands and just plain groan out loud from sheer frustration
I felt BAD, and I knew I needed to do something fast because self-proprietors
like me who earn our livings on the Internet don't have the luxury
of spending a week in bed while calling in sick every morning.
also knew from my experience and my studies in natural health since
1993 that I didn't need to take TheraFlu and Tylenol,
that I didn't need to gnaw on rhinoceros horn powder, and that I
didn't need to rush to the doctor for decongestants and analgesics
and antibiotics for secondary infections -- the expensive symptom
maskers that would actually drag out my illness rather than helping
my body to heal.
knew I really only had to do two things:
plenty of fluids;
in bed and rest
people are familiar with the first two protocols for the flu. Doctors
and mothers have been teaching these two aspects forever.
the same time, most people haven't learned to stop eating when they're
ill because they've been taught to "eat to keep up your strength."
I'm flat out telling you that when you're dealing with an acute
illness like the flu or a bad cold your body needs its strength
to heal and not to digest chicken soup, hot milk, grilled cheese
sandwiches, or yeast-raised waffles with butter and syrup on top.
I went to bed and stopped eating.
three days on this routine, I felt just fine again. My energy returned,
my head cleared, my nose stopped running, and I resumed my usual
now eight days since I got the flu, and I'm feeling the best I've
felt in ages.
lost several pounds and I gained at least a megawatt of energy.
me the flu was a blessing in disguise because it motivated
me to get on a good juice diet and clean out the remnant toxins
from all those holiday goodies back in November and December.
if you come down with the Millennium Flu, give some thought to trying
a juice diet, along with lots of bed rest and plenty of distilled
a juice diet, most people will spend a whole lot less than what
they'd spend on a doctor's visit that resulted in two or three prescriptions.
using a juice diet, most people will get well two or three times
faster because they replied on their body's healing powers instead
of simply masking symptoms and making it even harder for their
bodies to resolve the problem.
bodies truly are marvelous, self-healing wonders, if we're only
intelligent enough to stand back and give them room to function
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