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Fat, Sick, Nearly Dead

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

I found myself actually verbally cheering "WHOOO, Alright!" for the main narrator "Joe" and his new found friend "Phil" who both lost an amazing amount of weight by doing a juice feast for 60 days or so, with their doctor's supervision. My husband endured an hour of me yelling, "Honey come here, look at how much weight he's lost now!" I just watched the documentary "Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead" and I'm inspired!

Both men were on prescription medicine, and made the wise choice to put themselves under the care of their doctors with bloodwork & checkups during the duration of the juicing.

The main theme is "rebooting" your body; drinking only nutrient dense fruits and veggies, while dedicating a time period to the healing of one's body from years of maltreatment. While juicefeasting, Joe and Phil realize that health isn't just about the juice--it's a symphony of spirituality, exercise, proper sleep, stress reduction, career and relationships. The film totally resonated with me, as I'm learning how to apply exactly that with my clients as a student at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.

In our society it's too easy to abuse our bodies with improper stress management, lack of sleep, poor & low-quality food choices. We get clogged up. This directly contributes to dis-ease, immune dysfunction, chronic conditions, and poor health.

I've found the inspiration in "Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead" to just spur me on to make the everyday small choices that produce a healthy & happy body for the longrun. Whether or not you choose to juice feast after watching this film is totally a personal decision. It doesn't make a difference because either way I guarantee you'll be inspired to keep up the personal program that's working for you and be encouraged to add in more fruits and vegetables for radiant health & healing!

If you like documentaries as I do, you'll love this flick. Enjoy!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
GREENMAMA 1/8/2012 4:41PM

    I also LOVED this movie and am so encouraged that it is sparking so many people to improve their health.

I personally do not believe that a juice feast is an ideal way to fuel your body, but what this movie does show very elegantly is that when we STOP putting harmful toxins and things we can't digest into our bodies, our bodies have an amazing power to heal and rejuvenate.


I will also add for those of you with NetFlix, you can get this movie there. It is available for the Instant Cue, too.

Comment edited on: 1/8/2012 4:43:06 PM

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DS9KIE 1/7/2012 2:40PM

    I have this movie and i just need to watch it.

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    You're welcome ladies! Stay tuned for my next film review: "Forks over Knives"! If you already saw it and would like to contribute a quote for this review, just sparkmail me!

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MRSGOAD 1/5/2012 10:32AM

  Thanks for the reminder! I watched that quite a few months ago! I need to watch it again to boost my desire to drink green smoothies. I'm doing better than ever before but lost the excitement. Thanks!

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ORGANIC811LFRV 1/5/2012 6:47AM

    This spearheaded my conversion to raw organic plant eating and to green smoothie drinking. It is a masterpiece!

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    I"ve heard about this movie but haven't seen it. Thanks for the review and enthusiasm.

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