I was watching Dr. Phil and this woman was on the show promoting her Jilly Juice as well as her health protocol. She was making some major health claims, such as regrowing limbs, curing Down Syndrome, and living to the age of 400. Of course, she hasn’t seen any proof of this, but that’s beside the point according to her.
I want to make it clear – this isn’t a review of Jilly Juice. I haven’t tried her recipe. I haven’t tried her protocol.
What I want to do is bring attention to this Jilly Juice. I want to give people who don’t watch Dr. Phil or YouTube, such as my mom, a heads up before they jump in with both feet and possibly do some damage to their body.
Jilly Juice Is Backed By A Good Speaker
Jillian, the woman behind Jilly Juice, talks a good talk. I haven’t seen any proof to back up the big claims she’s making, but she talks a good talk and has convinced people that her protocol is going to help them get rid of disease and become healthy.
She says that she ‘borrowed the research and claims of others’ to tackle her own illness, and when her protocol worked for her, she shared it with her friends on Facebook who were suffering.
Waterfalls Or Diarrhea?
One of the things that was weird was her insistence that people would not get diarrhea, they would get waterfalls – which in definition sounded like diarrhea.
Even on her site, she has a link called ‘”waterfalls” (not diarrhea)’.
However, even one of her supporters in the beginning of the following video called it diarrhea.
Where Is The Proof That Jilly Juice Works And Jillian Knows What She’s Talking About?
If you check out her website, you will see a banner called, ‘Proof, why this works – What is normal: The science behind the protocol.’ When you click on this, it’s a PDF that is labeled with a date of June 13, 2018 – even though that date hasn’t even come yet as of this writing.
When I read something in regards to health, I want to see some studies or research linked up to the claims. Usually all the studies cited are listed at the bottom of the report. That doesn’t happen here.
Also she has many testimonials on her site, but you can’t be sure that her testimonials are by real people because they include no pictures, links to bios, etc.
In the following video, you can listen to her health claims around the juice and what Dr. Phil has to say about them:
What really breaks my heart is that the guy in the video who rushes the stage (at about the 3:50 mark) wanted to try the Jilly Juice. At the end of the show, we see that’s what he told security as his reason for going to the stage.
That’s when I decided to write about this. There’s no doubt about it, there are some vulnerable and desperate people out there who hear the claims made by her and instantly want to try it.
And that’s what I feel she’s playing on by saying this drink is a cure-all that will cure any ailment you have. While it seems to have helped a few people – from their statements, it also seems to have really hurt some people and have potential to do a lot more damage.
Excluding All Other Options
This Jilly Juice and her protocol is the answer to everything, according to her. She wants you to be open-minded to her beliefs, but she’s not open minded to other people’s beliefs.
In fact, in her ‘rules of the group’ statement on her site, she forbids the promotion of any other alternative health ideas.
When I see people not open to any other beliefs or even facts, that tells me that they are coming from a place of blind belief. They are not open to new information that could prove or disprove their beliefs. And I personally don’t listen to or follow anyone like that because they will insist on walking over a cliff when there are other options available.
Will It Harm You Or Help You?
Maybe people’s bodies are different and react to the Jilly Juice and the sodium in it differently.
This article talks about a study that concluded that around 1.65 million deaths from cardiovascular disease in a year can be attributed to sodium consumption. That’s a huge number!
However, it also states that some researchers believe that high levels of sodium may not be harmful. Furthermore, the link between cardiovascular disease and sodium seems to be highest when high blood pressure is present.
Some adults may be willing to take the risk. But would you take this risk with a kid? Apparently some of Jillian’s followers give it to their kids, and they are unapologetic about it. I would never take that risk with my kids. I would never take that risk with anyone I love.
Here’s what a reputable doctor had to say on the show about the drink.
The Final Thoughts
In the end, Dr. Phil says to make up your own mind and proceed with caution. That’s really all that can be said as people are going to do what they want to do.
It goes without saying, the claims Jillian makes are amazing and we would all like to see something that could make some of them come true.
But, when someone tells me far-fetched things like I could regrow a limb by drinking a juice and following a lifestyle protocol – with absolutely no proof – I’m not going to buy into it. And I wouldn’t want anyone to buy into it either.
Now, if she lost a limb and grew it back, I may be a little more inclined to try it out.
Watch More About This
If you want to hear more about Jillian and her Jilly Juice, you can check out a YouTuber named Jeff Holiday. He has some videos discussing her and what she’s doing. Following is the latest one that I found.