As I mentioned in my last post, Zak is on a 40 day juice fast.  To quickly recap, Zak watched Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead, a documentary film by Joe Cross about his 60 day juice fast that lead to an 82 lb weight loss, freeing himself of his autoimmune disease and getting off all his prescription medications.

I watched this documentary a few weeks ago, but Zak watched it when it was first released in 2011.  He was very inspired by the film and has talked about doing a juice fast “some day” ever since.  Thanks to a Biggest Loser style weight loss competition at work, he decided the time is finally here.

I’ve been hoarding links and things to share all month – I better get down to it before the month is over!

Why You Should Drink Warm Water and Lemon

After I read that article (the comments in particular!) I decided to try it.  Hot water with just lemon?  And no tea or anything else?  It was very simple, and I felt like it was worth a shot.  (a shot of lemon.)

It was… nice.  And then I made coffee (with coconut oil) because coffee is nice too.

Have you seen Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead?  It was released in 2011, but I just watched it over the weekend.

Holy Mother of Green Goodness this was an inspiring film!  If you’ve never seen it or haven’t heard about it – Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead is about Joe Cross, an overweight Australian man with an autoimmune disorder.  It’s a documentary about Joe’s 60 Day juice fast which lead to his losing 82 pounds and completely turning around his unhealthy lifestyle.

Forks Over Knives

September 6th, 2011 | Posted by Alison Spath in Motivation - (6 Comments)

The documentary Forks Over Knives was in select cities this spring and just recently became available through NetFlix and their “Watch Instantly” option –

Forks Over Knives Documentary

and oh yes, I watched it instantly!

The premise of Forks Over Knives is to show how the foods we eat play a role in the diseases and conditions that plague so many people who live on the Standard American Diet – the Big Ones of course being obesity, heart disease, diabetes and cancer.

(Notice the “knife” in “Forks Over Knives” is at the bottom of the movie poster – a scalpel!)