Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead (2010)

Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead


Joe Cross
Phil Staples
Joel Fuhrman

Directed by Joe Cross and Kurt Engfehr
Written by Joe Cross and Kurt Engfehr
Story by Joe Cross and Robert Mac

An eye opening documentary about a man suffering from a chronic skin disorder and obesity. He commits to a sixty day all juice diet, fresh fruits and vegetables that have been juiced through a Breville Juicer. The results are astounding as we witness Joe Cross start his diet in New York City for thirty days and then for the last thirty days he crosses America. He juices out of the back of his car and loses 82 lbs in sixty days. His goal was to reboot his system and return to where he would enjoy eating vegetables in a well balanced diet. Within 130 days he was off medication for his skin disease without any flare ups and the only change was his improved diet and exercise. During his trek across America he met a man in Winslow, Arizona named Phil Staples. Phil had the exact same skin disease and weighed 429 lbs. Joe offers the man help and when he returned to his native Australia shortly after he received a call from Phil. He wanted the help that Joe had offered and Joe delivered in a big way. He flew out to meet Phil and helped him start a 10 day juice diet that did not stop there. Both of these men are an inspiration and this documentary is truly worth a watch.

Runtime: 97 Minutes

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CC Rating: 8 out of 10