Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead is the story of an overweight man who went on a journey to find out why we’re all so damn fat, and became a juicer in the meantime. (The healthy kind.)
100 pounds overweight, loaded up on steroids and suffering from a debilitating autoimmune disease, Joe Cross is at the end of his rope. 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 get healthy.
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. He is 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.
We’ve got three copies of the dvd of the movie to give away, along with an awesome grand prize! One of the three winners will receive the Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus that Cross used (and appears in the poster), a $150 beast of a machine that can apparently cut up whole pineapples with no problem.
1. In subject line put FATSICKDEAD
2. In body of text please include your full name and mailing address
3. Tell me what you’re going to put in the juicer first.
4. Email entry to firstname.lastname@example.org
Check the official site for more on the film.