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Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead (2010)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Joe Cross, Kurt Engfehr

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Credited cast:
Joe Cross ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Amy Badberg Amy Badberg ... Self - Doctor
Merv Cross Merv Cross ... Self - Joe's Father
Virginia Cross Virginia Cross ... Self - Joe's Mother
Joel Fuhrman Joel Fuhrman ... Self - Nutritionist
Tammy Hamlin Tammy Hamlin ... Self - The Markey Health Food Store
Stacy Kennedy Stacy Kennedy ... Self - Senior Clinical Nutritionist, Brigham & Women's Hospital
Siong Norte Siong Norte ... Self
Terry Pennington ... Self - Owner of Terry's Gun and Pawn
Ronald Penny Ronald Penny ... Self - Emeritus Professor of Medicine, University of NSW, Medical Director, Good Health Solutions (as Prof. Ronald Penny)
Mandy Reinking Mandy Reinking ... Self - Hotel Staff
Austin Staples Austin Staples ... Self - Phil's Son
Barry Staples Barry Staples ... Self - Phil's Brother (as Barry 'Bear' Staples)
Phil Staples ... Self
William Staples William Staples ... Self - Phil's Father
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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 and 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... Written by Jamin Mendelsohn

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health | juice | food | fat | obese | See All (27) »

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Connections

Followed by Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead 2 (2014) See more »

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One Thing [Instrumental]
Written by Isaac Koren and Thorry Koren
Performed by The Kin
Courtesy of Alethia Music LLC (BMI)
By arrangement with Alethia Entertainment LLC
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SO fantastic !!!!!!!!! Gerson enthusiasts should enjoy it :)
11 July 2011 | by spystyleSee all my reviews

I've never written a review before, I am worried about the word limit :) Here goes : You've got to see this film if you are serious about turning your health around. I've been studying the "Gerson therapy", "Food Matters", "Jay Kordich" and "Andrew Saul" stuff, in an effort to get healthy and fit, and it's all a little overwhelming for me. This movie follows the same approach but does it in such a simple way, it's perfect! America is in a health crisis, and with health care's tremendous profit margin the trend will be to make us sicker and fatter each year. We are just dollars for them - society has us on the fast track to diabetes and obesity - not to mention smoking and prescription drugs - but we can take back our health :) Watch this movie, then go to their website and join in - reboot your health :) Also Google up the stuff I mentioned above. They all use juice like this.

Good health and abundant energy, it's worth any price - but it's also surprisingly affordable.


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Release Date:

1 September 2014 (Netherlands) See more »

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Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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AUD2,500,000 (estimated)
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