Juicing it to thinness?

Disclaimer: I am a BzzAgent and received this DVD free to review.  Please see below for my honest opinion about Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead.

Can someone really lose weight by just drinking fruit/vegetable juice for 30 days? Is it safe? By watching Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead it looks like you can.  He mentioned having a doctor monitor you if you were taking medications.  Joe Cross, the guy in the documentary, got blood work every ten days.

I highly recommend this documentary to all my thin, fat and average friends.  Joe does a great job making the documentary fun and informative.


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.

Taken from the documentary’s website.

I have been inspired by Joe to purchase a juicer and start my own fast.  The juicer that he uses in the film is the one I purchased today.  It is a Juice Fountain Plus made by Breville.  I know, you may be saying that is really expensive, but you have to remember that you will be using it at least four times a day for thirty days straight.  If you get some cheap juicer from Wal-Mart it may not stand up to the wear and tear.

If you watch this documentary and you are inspired to juice, you can use the code BRGSURV20 until August 1.  When I receive my juicer I will let you know! Thanks for reading about a dugs life.


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