Movie Review: Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead

Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead is a documentary that follows Joe Cross, an overweight Australian suffering from an auto-immune disease, as he reclaims his health through fasting on fruit and vegetable juice.
The film demonstrates the effects of significant weight loss, both short-term and long-term, on the human body. The mental and physical transformation shown in both Joe Cross and his protégé, Phil Staples, is nothing short of amazing. However, if you are looking for more in-depth information on nutrition than just “eat fruits and vegetables,” this movie is not for you.

The documentary felt like a cross between an episode of the Biggest Loser and a juicer infomercial. That’s not to say it was bad … it was very inspirational but lacked nutritional information.

In a completely related matter, I’ve ordered a Vitamix blender and am very excited to climb aboard the smoothie train. I also can’t wait to try making vegan ice cream and nut butters with it! Updates to follow …


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