Name: Trace Justice
Location: Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Reboot: Juice only Reboot for 14 days; several 1 week fasts and juice/healthy vegan in between
What Health Issues apply to you? Autoimmune issues, Arthritis, High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, IBS/Irritable Bowel Syndrome
How did you learn about Reboot with Joe?
I found the movie Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead while researching ways to cure my life threatening illnesses through plant-based nutrition/diet.
What inspired you to do a Reboot?
I was truly Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead. I had two episodes of seizures/thyroid storms in which I nearly died before the doctors finally figured out I had Grave’s Disease and was extreme hyperthyroid (life threatening). My resting heart rate and blood pressure was explosively high. Any slight physical exertion and I would start coughing up blood from rupturing blood vessels in my lungs. I had Grave’s, Psoriatic Arthritis, COPD, Thyroid Eye Disease, Ulcers, heart A-Fibs, IBS, fatty liver, major depression and so on. I also had tested positive for Lupus – but stick around the medical system to get the final official diagnoses because it didn’t matter to me what I had. I was on 8-12 various meds including a toxic Chemo drug and while these might have masked a few symptoms they were killing me and not curing the root causes of all my illnesses which all led back to being overfed and malnourished (high calorie/low nutrient processed foods). Joe’s movie gave me to power to take control of my life and lead me down the healthy path. It truly saved my life.
How did the experience go for you?
The first 6-7 days of my first fast were pure hell because I went cold turkey from processed foods, gluten, sugar, caffeine and all the toxic highly addictive chemicals in them. At about day seven I started to feel better than I had in years and something strange happened – I had a strange spiritual awakening like I had never had before. I felt in tune with myself and the universe and nature. Something clicked and it all made sense. After that day I have never been the same. The rest of the fast went well and my cravings for processed foods went away and I began craving healthy things like fruit and veggies.
How much weight did you lose (even if that wasn’t your goal!)?
I lost 75 lbs./34 kg. total. I felt so good, I felt like a teenager again and became highly active. With that activity and sense of new adventure I injured my back after falling on some rocks during a river canoeing trip. I was bed ridden for 5 months and had a spinal fusion and was on steroids, painkillers, muscle relaxers, etc. so I did back track some naturally. That is one danger of Rebooting! You may become active again and do things you haven’t done since you were a teen! LOL. So right now I am working on Rebooting and eating healthy to get back to where I was and finish my final journey to my ideal weight. I KNOW without a doubt I can get there with the tools Joe has provided me.
Did you have any notable health or physical improvements?
Absolutely. Every single physical problem I had went away in a matter of weeks – except the Grave’s Disease. That took a few months to put in total remission which is great because it usually requires having your thyroid taken out surgically or ”killed” via radiation treatment. Mine just ”magically” healed due to the nutritional overload provided by JUICE! 🙂
What was the toughest part about the Reboot experience?
For me the hardest part was giving up my soda habit. I am an IT Developer and have relied for years on the caffeine in soda to get me going early in the morning and keep me coding late into the nights when I am on a roll. Also giving up burgers and steak was hard because those were my favorites – but after a couple of weeks all those old cravings died and were replaced by new healthy cravings. My body craves juice and protests loudly now when it doesn’t get the nutrition and live enzymes it wants!
What habits have you maintained and kept a part of your everyday life?
Eating a healthy plant-based diet and using juice as a nutrition overload to help my body detox and heal to the maximum.
What is your lasting impression of the Reboot experience?
It works where everything else fails. Everything failed me in my previous efforts to get healthy and lose weight. Diets, the medical community, etc. It saved my life and it can save yours too! The Reboot inspired me and my wife Leslie Justice so much that we started our own Facebook group Juicing For Dummies and have helped nearly 8000 more people on their journeys. Here is the group: https://www.facebook.com/JuicingForDummies/