Watched this film last night on HULU and highly recommend it for anyone interesting in turning their health around. Joe, the filmmaker, was living a fast and large life. Here is a piece from the Synopsis on his website:
“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.”
During Joe’s journey in New York City, and across the United States, he connected with many different kinds of people. Some were inspired by what he was doing, but admitted they would not have the discipline to do the same; some took up juicing simply to feel better; and some actually took on the challenge to conduct a juice fast because they, too, were severely overweight, with health risks, like Joe’s.
It is not hard to imagine, when crossing the United States, that Joe would encounter many overweight, and obese people. Sadly, this has become an American Hallmark, which I endeavor, like Joe, to change in my lifetime, in any and every way I can, whether it be through writing about it, talking about it, and sharing with you, stories like Joe’s.
Here’s to 2012. May it be a year of improved health for everyone.
Sharon McGrail, The Eco Chef ™