Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead Is the Rocky of Natural Health Movies
Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead is an inspiring film that chronicles Joe Cross’ personal mission to regain his health starting with juicing. This fun, engaging and spirited film is purely the Rocky movie in the natural health world! As Fruitarian Store creator Brian Rossiter did, you’ll find yourself cheering on Joe Cross and a man he meets along his journey, Phil Staples, as they strive to get back their health.
Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead Features a Cross-Country Trek by Joe Cross As He Kick Starts His Health Journey
At 100 pounds overweight, taking prescription steroids and suffering from a debilitating autoimmune disease, Joe Cross was a successful businessman struggling with his health. Joe Cross weighed 310 pounds and saw a dim future and possible early death.
In Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead, Joe Cross, realizing that doctors and conventional medicines have been unable to help him, turns to the only option left: the body’s ability to heal itself. He chooses to abandon junk food and hits the United States’ open roads with a juicer. He vows to consume only fresh fruit and vegetable juice for 60 days.
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This Inspiring Movie Shows Two Men Reclaiming Not Only Their Health But Their Lives
Joe Cross’ goal is to get off medication and embrace a balanced lifestyle. In Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead, he talks to 500-plus Americans about food, health and longevity. At an Arizona truck stop, he meets a truck driver who suffers from the same rare condition that afflicts him. At 429 pounds, Phil Staples is morbidly obese and a cheeseburger away from a heart attack. As Joe Cross is reclaiming his health and life, Phil Staples launches his own epic journey to get well. Together, Joe’s and Phil’s stories make for an inspiring tale of healing and human connection.
Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead flies in the face of the traditional documentary format in presenting an unconventional and uplifting story of two men from different worlds who strive to save themselves.
Running time: 97 minutes.