Friday, May 11, 2012

Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead

Yesterday I watched the movie Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead. If you haven't seen it, it's well worth a look. It follows the progress of Aussie Joe Cross as he embarks on a 60-day juice fast (yes, yes... keep reading...) whilst travelling across the US.

Don't worry; Joe's not a vegetarian/vegan agenda-pushing zealot. He was just a guy with a chronic illness who wanted to see if removing the crap from his diet, flooding his body with micronutrients from fruit and veggies and taking up exercise would cure him. Did it work? You'll have to watch the movie to find out...

The best part of the program in my opinion, was the positive effect that flowed on to other people. He challenged a few people to join him and actually got some takers. About halfway through his 60 days, Joe met a truck driver in Arizona (I think?), who by coincidence, had the same disease as he did. This guy was so inspired by Joe that he took up the challenge as well, downing glass after glass of organic, freshly squeezed juice for 60 days. The change in his medical stats after only 30 days was nothing short of amazing.

If it sounds like something that might interest you, then run on down to your local newsagent, because there's a free copy of the DVD being given away this month with the Australian Women's Weekly. Personally, I don't think the magazine is worth $6.95 (what have they done to Kerri-Anne on the cover? She looks like a waxworks dummy), but the movie definitely is.

Inspiring stuff. I'm off to Google juicers now....  :o)



Megan said...

Thanks for the review! I saw your post on Facebook about the deal with AWW; still haven't bought it yet though.

MTB Girl said...

I recently gave my juicer away! I picked this up today with the groceries.

I hope your day out was awesome.


Sandra said...

When I saw the title of your post I must admit I was a bit worried...glad you weren't referring to yourself ;-)

I love juicing...always trying to come up with new combos, am addicted to my celery carrot cucumber plus whatever fruit I've got on hand every morning...also love beetroot added to the mix and a bit of ginger...hmmm Must get that DVD

Anonymous said...

I just love this movies, I watched it a while ago, brought it at Woolworths when it was for sale at $20. Actually watched it again only yesterday cause there was nothing on television worth watching. I am still amazed that the truck driver did it!

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