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.



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Comment by Shannon Burnett-Gronich on February 13, 2012 at 3:20pm

Just finished 10 day juice fast and cleanse.....We did additional cleansing too!!! What a difference in how I am thinking about the world, work, my relationships :) I just ate some food and got in touch with how quickly I eat and don't take time to chew and really enjoy the flavors!  Think I am going to go off until Friday, drinking juice everyday of course....then start again!!! 

Comment by Raven Cohan on February 6, 2012 at 12:10pm

Hi... I put on Facebook this link.  There can't be too many films made to encourage people

to get off the fatty food.  Juicing is good but you can also steam and/or wok the veggies with

sauces and combos of meaty vegetables like parsnips.  Take an artichoke, cut off the stem and

tips.  Then steam it well.  To a vegetarian, after a while these things taste MEATY!  Yummm!  I have a new e-mail address, taoravenqigong@gmail.com  Love in Tao, Raven

Comment by Farouk Mukhallalati on February 5, 2012 at 1:29pm

I really enjoyed watching the movie . Eat healthy food & walk 2 hours per day do you good .

Best wishes


Comment by Shannon Burnett-Gronich on February 3, 2012 at 11:24pm

Watched this movie last night and started juicing today. Wow....everyone should watch it. What a wake up call and opportunity to "reboot"!!!

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