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Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead

Runtime: 97m 16 | Release date: 2011

This film features: Joe Cross.

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 310 lb man whose gut was bigger than a beach ball with 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 juices 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, and is 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 are they, themselves.

Featuring:
Joe Cross

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Sharon Myers | 6 days, 1 hour ago
Very inspiring, well done!!!
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Pauline Balidiong | FMTV | 5 days, 22 hours ago
Thank you so much, Sharon :) ~ Pauline@FMTV
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Amy Walton | 1 month, 2 weeks ago
This was wonderful. Inspirational examples! Time to dust off the juicer ❤️
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Joyce Ann Solomon | FMTV | 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Go for it Amy! Glad you liked this :) ~ Joyce@FMTV
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Debra Wright | 3 months, 1 week ago
Amazingly inspirational video. Can't believe how much difference it has made to Joe & Phil's lives. Need to buy a juicer.
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Iris Aguanta | FMTV | 3 months ago
So glad to hear you were inspired by this video Debra! Here's our Juicer Buying Guide should you need help in buying a juicer: https://www.foodmatters.com/supplement-buying-guide. Happy juicing and all the best in your journey! ❤️ ~ Iris
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Pamela Hall | 4 months, 1 week ago
Thank you for sharing Such great inspiration. Loved it and loved the change it made. Had a break in between for lunch and went out and bought two large detox juices for my meals today. I normally eat very healthy and have the occasionally fresh juice for lunch but feel inspired to give it a go for a few days and hopefully go and buy the ingredients and turn it into a week. Blessings in love and life
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Karelle | FMTV | 4 months, 1 week ago
Thank you so much for this beautiful feedback, Pamela. ❤️ ~ Karelle
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Beatriz Legorreta | 4 months, 3 weeks ago
What a strong power will. Congratulations!
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Iris Aguanta | FMTV | 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Thanks for watching Beatriz! ❤️ ~ Iris
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