Movie: Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead

Posted on January 28, 2012


Month #1 is wrapping up, how are you doing on your new years resolution to get healthy, or lose weight, or bulk up?  Chances are that commitment has wavered just a tad since that first day of the year.  If your commitment is hindering, take a look at this video I came across on (you can watch it for free).  The main narrator has a remarkable commitment, and you can see how his dramatic commitment has inspired others across America to get healthy.  He’s a tad extreme, and puts life on hold for two months to work on his health through a juice detox, but you don’t need to do that.  Just stick to your New Years resolution and daily work towards your goal.  You are worth being good to yourself… so stick with your goals and be the best version of your self that you can be.


Happy Growing Slim!



SYNOPSIS of Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead:

100 pounds overweight, loaded up on steroids and suffering from a debilitating autoimmune disease, Joe Cross is at the end of his rope and the end of his hope. In the mirror he saw a 310lb man whose gut was bigger than a beach ball and a path laid out before him that wouldn’t end well— with one foot already in the grave, the other wasn’t far behind. FAT, SICK & NEARLY DEAD is an inspiring film that chronicles Joe’s personal mission to regain his health.

With doctors and conventional medicines unable to help long- term, Joe turns to the only option left, the body’s ability to heal itself. He trades in the junk food and hits the road with juicer and generator in tow, vowing only to drink fresh fruit and vegetable juice for the next 60 days. Across 3,000 miles Joe has one goal in mind: To get off his pills and achieve a balanced lifestyle.

While talking to more than 500 Americans about food, health and longevity, it’s at a truck stop in Arizona where Joe meets a truck driver who suffers from the same rare condition. Phil Staples is morbidly obese weighing in at 429 lbs; a cheeseburger away from a heart-attack. As Joe is recovering his health, Phil begins his own epic journey to get well.

What emerges is nothing short of amazing – an inspiring tale of healing and human connection.
Part road trip, part self-help manifesto, FAT, SICK & NEARLY DEAD defies the traditional documentary format to present an unconventional and uplifting story of two men from different worlds who each realize that the only person who can save them is themselves.

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