Fat Sick and Nearly Dead....Film By Joe Cross

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edited March 2013 in A Moving Train
100 pounds overweight, loaded up on steroids and suffering from a debilitating autoimmune disease, Joe Cross is at the end of his rope and the end of his hope. In the mirror he saw a 310lb man whose gut was bigger than a beach ball and a path laid out before him that wouldn't end well— with one foot already in the grave, the other wasn't far behind. FAT, SICK & NEARLY DEAD is an inspiring film that chronicles Joe's personal mission to regain his health.

With doctors and conventional medicines unable to help long- term, Joe turns to the only option left, the body's ability to heal itself. He trades in the junk food and hits the road with juicer and generator in tow, vowing only to drink fresh fruit and vegetable juice for the next 60 days. Across 3,000 miles Joe has one goal in mind: To get off his pills and achieve a balanced lifestyle.

While talking to more than 500 Americans about food, health and longevity, it's at a truck stop in Arizona where Joe meets a truck driver who suffers from the same rare condition. Phil Staples is morbidly obese weighing in at 429 lbs; a cheeseburger away from a heart-attack. As Joe is recovering his health, Phil begins his own epic journey to get well.

What emerges is nothing short of amazing – an inspiring tale of healing and human connection.
Part road trip, part self-help manifesto, FAT, SICK & NEARLY DEAD defies the traditional documentary format to present an unconventional and uplifting story of two men from different worlds who each realize that the only person who can save them is themselves.


Has anyone here just tried to detox themselves from their everyday diet? I juice once or twice a week and two years I became a vegetarian for the second time. I lost 53 lbs and I feel so much better for doing so.

Check out the video.

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    Ooh, yeah! All right!
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  • unsungunsung Posts: 8,510
    It's on Netflix too. Good show.
  • pandorapandora Posts: 21,855
    yeah this is cool I have seen this ...
    so is the 60 day ice water popcorn diet :thumbup:

    lose a pound a day... you might also lose your appendix though :mrgreen:
    what's it there for anyways ... like tonsils

    oh wait I know why tonsils are there ;) hockey anyone

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  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 19,131
    This sounds like a good watch.

    Me, I try (but not always succeed) to eat in moderation; little bit of everything (not about to deny myself the pleasure of a few bites of cheesecake or a buffalo wing or brie & crackers - what can I say? Food is one of two realms that caress every sense)...plus I'm one of those who needs continued sustenance throughout the day so I don't think my body could handle going the juice route even once a week...but, it is good and healthy food for thought (no pun intended :P ).

    Bravo to you on your weight loss, g!
  • JeanwahJeanwah Posts: 6,363
    Looks interesting. I'll check it out.
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  • riotgrlriotgrl LOUISVILLEPosts: 1,823
    Excellent movie! I can't do a strict juice cleanse but when I have time (usually during the summer) I start the day with a juice. I found one I really like that uses beets - looks like a glass of blood but it tastes great and it is a super blood cleanser!
    Are we getting something out of this all-encompassing trip?

    Seems my preconceptions are what should have been burned...

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