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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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Credited cast:
Joe Cross ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Amy Badberg Amy Badberg ... Herself - Doctor
Merv Cross Merv Cross ... Himself - Joe's Father
Virginia Cross Virginia Cross ... Herself - Joe's Mother
Joel Fuhrman Joel Fuhrman ... Himself - Nutritionist
Tammy Hamlin Tammy Hamlin ... Herself - The Markey Health Food Store
Stacy Kennedy Stacy Kennedy ... Herself - Senior Clinical Nutritionist, Brigham & Women's Hospital
Siong Norte Siong Norte ... Herself
Terry Pennington ... Himself - Owner of Terry's Gun and Pawn
Ronald Penny Ronald Penny ... Himself - Emeritus Professor of Medicine, University of NSW, Medical Director, Good Health Solutions (as Prof. Ronald Penny)
Mandy Reinking Mandy Reinking ... Herself - Hotel Staff
Austin Staples Austin Staples ... Himself - Phil's Son
Barry Staples Barry Staples ... Himself - Phil's Brother (as Barry 'Bear' Staples)
Phil Staples ... Himself
William Staples William Staples ... Himself - 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 & 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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1 September 2014 (Netherlands) See more »

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Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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AUD 2,500,000 (estimated)
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Followed by Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead 2 (2014) See more »

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Written by Isaac Koren and Thorry Koren
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Very inspirational
11 April 2012 | by essensual911See all my reviews

For over 2 years, my dad has been drinking vegetable "smoothie" daily for breakfast with recipes recommended by Dr. Tom Wu from Taiwan. As a result he is healthier and looks younger. After watching this documentary, he was inspired and did 3 weeks purely on the smoothie (skin and all fiber included, not just the juice). Surprisingly, he now looks even younger and healthier. His psoriasis condition improves dramatically. So much that I am now trying this out for 10 days. I'm on day 5 now and my skin is glowing I barely need make-up in the morning. I also don't have the migraine which I usually have during my period. I like this documentary very much I am buying the DVD for others who want some inspirational boost to start their health journey.


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