22/03/2012 by Farmer K's Kitchen
For those who follow Farmer K’s Kitchen on Facebook, last night you would have read that my husband and I are tackling a 7 day Body Reboot using only juices and smoothies for sustenance. Our purpose is to nut-out which foods are possibly aggravating my husbands back pain (you can read about that here). I don’t have what he has but I figured I may as well jump on board with it as well. Things are always a lot easier when you have someone else doing it alongside you. Drinking your raw veggies and fruit isn’t such a bad idea for your health either!
Since the start of trying to heal my husbands Ankylosing Spondylitis through changing his diet, we have seen some success. This has really spurred us on to find our solution using food as a way to heal and limit the side effects, instead of the heavy drug way which causes some major side effects.
We started with no starch in his diet and his pain went from a horrible 8/10, down to around a 3 or 4/10. The past few days he has been a 1/10. Impressive stuff! The only reason we are doing this juice/smoothie reboot is to figure out if there is anything else that could be giving him grief. With the no-starch diet, there are “fringe foods” and the way they react to your body all depends on the individual. So we decided to get rid of everything except for unstarchy veggies, fruit, and unstarchy nut butters.
I am keeping a bit of a log book under the title of [ K's Reboot ] at the top of this blog for anyone who is interested in seeing what we are eating each day and how it has been affecting his back and our moods
Has anyone else tried a juice or smoothie detox before? Got some tips to share?