Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead [DVD] [2010]

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  • Release Date: 10/11/2011
  • Rating: NR
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Fat, Sick, & Nearly Dead
Overweight Australian filmmaker Joe Cross attempts to wrestle back control of his failing health during a cross-country trek in which he engages everyday Americans in discussions about food and obesity in this lighthearted documentary addressing a deadly serious subject. Clocking in at 310 pounds and pumped full of steroids to battle a debilitating autoimmune disorder, Cross realized that he would soon be dead if he didn't make some major lifestyle changes. But pharmaceuticals were only treating his symptoms, and no doctor seemed capable of providing the long-term care and support it would take to turn his life around. Desperate, Cross loads up his car with a juicer and a generator, and pledges to survive on nothing but fresh fruit and vegetable juice for 60 days. Not long after his journey begins, Cross quickly realizes that he's well on his way to ending his growing dependence on prescription drugs. His body has begun to heal itself, and as the process continues, Cross attempts to prove just how empowering it can be to take responsibility for our own health. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Correcting Americas health epidemic by juicing.


    This film is great in bringing it home how America's health epidemic is hugely self-inflicted. The top killers and chronic diseases in this nation are heart disease and cancer. Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead makes it very clear how tons of people can easily and quickly transform their own health and get their life back through juicing vegetables and fruit. I found it astonishing to hear so many people in this film explain how they could not do this, or it was a bit over the top, or the "life is short, live big" delusion. Another great angle touched on how people can be liberated from their prescription drugs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of the Best Made Documentaries I've Ever Seen.

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    This is one of the best made documentaries I've ever seen. The cover both sides of opinions (One of Joe's friends said he hated juicing in an interview they showed on the doc) and show facts in an easy to see way. I showed this DVD to both my over-weight parents and they are now BOTH JUICING! My dad is even doing a juice fast! I love it! America needs to get healthy. America needs to watch these documentaries -- like "Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead" and "Forks Over Knives"

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it

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    Very inspiring movie! Thanks Joe! This movie gives a great new insite to health and wellness!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great documentary


    Absolutely changed my life around. I needed to see and hear what Joe experienced with juicing. Even if you do it part-time you will be healthier overall.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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