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Monday, May 14, 2012

I watched two documentaries about food this past weekend. Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead and Hungry for Change. I highly recommend both. The former is about a man named Joe who suffers from a rare medical condition and goes on a 60 day juice fast while traveling across the USA in an attempt to regain his health. He talks to a lot of people on the way about his mission, food and health issues. Then he meets a morbidly obese man, Phil, at a truck stop in Arizona and they quickly discover they suffer from the same rare medical condition and from there the documentary switches focus a bit and starts to follow Phil on his journey to get well. I absolutely loved it because it's a beautiful story and very inspirational.
Hungry for Change is an eye opener, it can easily change your life and how you think about food if you want it to. It's also packed with useful information. What I liked most about it was that it left me feeling hopeful and in charge. I'm pretty sure I will be watching it over and over again. The next documentary I have on my list and I need to watch is Food Matters. I'm already looking forward to it.
My juicing experiment is going well. There are not many places that sell freshly made veggie juices near my workplace but with a bit of planning I will be fine.
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