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 protΓ©gΓ©, 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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