Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead Movie Review
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Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead Movie Review



I had this documentary on my list to see for awhile and I finally got around to it… definitely worth the wait! This documentary is not as morbid as the title may lead you to think. It is actually extremely motivating, uplifting and moving to say the least. If you want to watch a film to get you inspired to start changing your life, this is it. Guaranteed you start juicing right after watching this film, because it is just that motivating. Not to mention, when a 429 man can juice fast for 30 days… you’ve got no excuses. Now here is the Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead Movie Review!


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What is the Documentary About?

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.


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Take Away Message

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.

The best part is you see the transformation right before your eyes. With almost 2 lbs of weight loss daily, their cholesterol levels, blood pressure levels and other illness markers all decrease back into normal range. It’s almost unbelievable if you didn’t witness it for yourself.


Where you buy: You can purchase the documentary on Amazon here or if you are more of the book worm kind, you can purchase the book here.


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  • Reply felicia January 27, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    You should host a screening!

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