Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead

Joe Cross found himself overweight, feeling terrible and on multiple medications for an auto-immune disease. He was fat, sick and nearly dead!

He decided he didn’t want to live that way, so he left his native Australia to come to American to begin a life-change, travel across the country, and document the process in a film.

The film, Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead was the result.

Discovered on Netflix, I found it to be an inspiring documentary that shows the incredible difference diet can make.

Joe did what he calls a health “reboot.” He decided to only drink vegetable and fruit juice for 60 days. What he discovered was that the body has an amazing ability to heal itself when it is given the proper fuel.

Joe lost a ton of weight and was able to get off his prescriptions.

As he traveled across the U.S., Joe talked to hundreds of people about food, health and longevity. What emerged was nothing short of amazing. Joe rubbed shoulders with people who suffered like he did, and who were ready for change—big change.

Take Phil for example. He was a 429-pound truck driver who was also sick—one cheeseburger away from a heart attack. Like Joe, Phil also did a reboot with juicing and exercise; and he got his life back.

Now Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead 2 is out. See the trailer here:

In the 2nd film, Joe revisited Phil, helped him back on track while he continued to spread his message. He also discovered a little boy who was almost paralyzed with arthritis. After juicing for several months, the kid had a complete health turnaround, is off medications, and is now able to run around and play like other kids.

There seems to be a movement of people across the U.S. and beyond—a movement of people who are changing their lifestyles and taking control of their health—people like you and me who are tired of being fat and feeling crappy.

While I do think there is an argument for juicing, I think the main message here is that what you put into your body makes a HUGE difference.

Too many of us suffer from diseases and ailments that are directly related to what we eat.

We would never put soda into our gas tanks and expect our cars to operate normally. Yet we think we can fill our stomachs with all sorts of unnatural, processed “foods,” and expect no consequences. Dah!

The good Lord gave us a beautiful array of colorful and nutritious fruits and vegetables, and solid proteins. And we trade them in for overly-manipulated packaged foods?

And it’s not that hard. Today I made a very easy and nutritious meal on the grill with a marinated pork chop and a stirfry of a variety of lovely veges. And trust me, I don’t spend a lot of time cooking!

Watch the documentaries: Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead (1 and 2). They will encourage you to do the right thing by your body.

Both films are available on Netflix.If you don’t have Netflix, you can watch the first film here:

Both films (streaming and on DVD) and related books are available here.

Check out the Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead website here.