100 pounds overweight, loaded up on steroids and suffering
from a debilitating autoimmune disease, Joe Cross is at the end of his rope.
Tipping the scales at 310 lbs, Joe saw a path laid out before him that wouldn't end well. FAT, SICK & NEARLY DEAD is an inspiring film that chronicle’s 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 the junk food and hits the road with juicer in tow, vowing to
only drink fresh fruit and vegetable juice for 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
reclaiming his life, Phil begins his own epic journey to get well. What emerges
is nothing short of amazing -- an inspiring tale of healing and human
Includes 90+ minutes of Bonus Footage.
Praise for the film:
Australian and New Zealand customers can purchase this DVD from our Reboot AU store.
“Rather than blaming the government or McDonald’s or big pharma for our medical woes, Cross’s upbeat, lively self-help manifesto demonstrates that “ordinary” folks—such as an obese truck driver and a woman suffering from migraines—can take personal responsibility for their health.” — New York Magazine
“As (Cross) drives around the heartland interviewing people about their unwholesome diets, his personal journey becomes a quietly compelling advertisement for sane eating...Even fast-food loving truck drivers have become soldiers in Cross’s crusade” — Vogue
Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead...“is extremely inspirational for anyone who wants to improve his or her health and/or shed some pounds.” — Los Angeles Examiner
“You'll find yourself compelled to purchase a juicer after watching Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead" — The Hollywood Reporter