Film Review: Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead


You know how I told you all how I got a juicer for Christmas? Well as pain-in-the-butt as it is to clean, I’ve been obsessed with it ever since.

Inspired by my recent love for juicing, The Boy suggested we watch the Joe Cross documentary “Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead” that he had seen a few months back. ┬áSince I don’t have a Netflix account, we simply found the film on Hulu, and hooked a computer up to our flat screen TV. A-hah, an at-home movie theatre in seconds!

I’m usually a fan of documentaries and real-life, practical advice so I was pretty sure I’d enjoy the film. However, this film blew my expectations out of the ball park.

I won’t give the film away completely for those of you who want to watch it as well (you really should), but it pretty much follows the main character Joe Cross through 60 days straight of juicing. No pizza, no salads, just pure juice.

Joe originally decides to go on a juice cleanse because he was 100 pounds overweight, and sick of being prescribed pill after pill from doctors to “cure” his “incurable” autoimmune disease.

Along the way, he ends up healing himself through food while motivating others to follow in his path, including a 429-pound man he meets along the way.

This film was a real eye-opener for me, both inspiring and motivating! It just goes to show you what really goes on behind the scenes in the medical world, and how more often than not we can heal ourselves by ourselves…with real food and simply taking care of yourself.

It’s not about juicing or fasting or eating less calories. It’s about cleaning out your body, getting the nutrients you need and taking care of yourself in the best way you can! And juicing is simply one way to prove medication-obsessed doctors wrong.

Watch the trailer for Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead here.

Have you seen this documentary? What do you think? What are your thoughts on the medical industry prescribing pill after pill? How can you change this & make a difference?

6 Responses to “Film Review: Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead”

  1. Krista Says:

    I have not been able to stop thinking about this movie all week! It truly is fascinating!

  2. Rachel @Healthy_Chicks Says:

    @Krista Same! Mini-cleanse when you return to Boston?

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