Fat Sick And Nearly Dead
Published on March 31st, 2013 | by Juicefast.com21
Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead is a feature length juice fasting documentary that has inspired thousands of people to start a juice fast.
Initially released in the US in 2011, the documentary is set to hit the UK and Europe later this year, which will in no doubt motivate even more people to join the juice fasting revolution.
So what is the documentary about.
Fat Sick And Nearly Dead – An Overview
Producer and star of the documentary, 41 year old Australian Joe Cross, finds himself weighing in at 310lbs and suffering from an autoimmune disease (chronic urticarial). Determined to rid himself of both the weight and the disease, he decides to undertake a 60 day juice fast.
Filmed in the US, we follow Joe in both New York City and on a road trip where he discusses diets and fasting with the general public. As a short side story we meet a lady named Siong Norte who is motivated by Joe to juice fast for 10 days, which results in her ridding herself of migraine headaches.
Joe himself manages to lose 82lbs on his 60 day juice fast and a further 60 days of eating a raw food diet sees him rid himself of his disease and the need for medication. Whilst Joe’s story is amazing and very motivational in itself, it’s not until midway where the real heart of the documentary begins.
Phil Staples, a former truck driver from Iowa, meets Joe whilst at a truck stop in Arizona. Weighing in at 429lbs, Phil is also blighted with the same disease and admits to always ‘being sick and in pain’. Going their separate ways, Phil later contacts Joe asking ‘If it is too late to ask for help’, Joe, at this time back at home in Australia, flies back to the US to assist Phil.
Under medical supervision Phil begins his juice fasting journey. Upon loosing 30lbs in 10 days, he is given the doctors approval to continue the fast, which concludes in a staggering 95lb loss in just 60 days.
During Phil’s journey we find out how he came to be, in his words ‘one cheeseburger away from a heart attack’. We also watch as the weight loss motivates him to start a community juicing program – providing juicers on loan and support to locals needing to improve their diet and lose weight.
The movie concludes by showing a slim & healthy looking Joe Cross running along Bondi Beach, Australia. Phil Staples, over 100lb lighter, is shown running in Iowa wearing a 2XL T Shirt that was gifted by Joe for motivation at the beginning of his fast.
Following Fat Sick And Nearly Dead Filming
Phil stuck to a mainly plant based diet following his fast and went on to loose 202lb in 10 months. He has changed career and is now working as a fully qualified Health Coach.
Joe is now at a healthy weight and eats a healthy balanced diet along with regular juicing. He still runs his own financial investment business in Australia, however he now also provides a guided fasting service via his reboot website. He plans to make a new documentary soon.
Fat Sick and Nearly Dead has to be one of the most inspiring documentary’s ever made for health and weight loss. It sends out the message that no matter how overweight or unhealthy you are, it is never too late to make a change and start saving your life.
The documentary has not only inspired thousands of people to buy a juicer and start to make a positive change to their life through juice fasting. It has also motivated people to want to spread the word and help others via the creation of juice fasting websites, blogs & video logs; including the one you are currently reading.
Fat Sick And Nearly Dead is available on DVD & Netflix in the USA. It can also be watched online for free via hula
For those outside of the USA, including Australia, Canada UK & Europe, you can watch the documentary on hula ( or below ) once you have installed the hola plug in.