PRLog - May 28, 2012 - WHISTLER, British Columbia -- The first movie of Earthsave Whistler’s Summer Movie Series, this documentary is an entertaining combination of a heartwarming story of personal transformation and plenty of inspiration to eat more fruits and veggies.
Earthsave Whistler wanted to organize a Summer Movies Series to share with Whistler enlightening and entertaining documentaries related to food. Movies are a great way to start a discussion, and encourage people to begin thinking about where their food comes from and how it affects their health. After the successful screenings of “FORKS OVER KNIVES” and “Future of Food”, Earthsave Whistler wanted to provide people in the community the opportunity to watch similar films that would inspire them.
The focus of FAT, SICK & NEARLY DEAD is juicing, but Earthsave Whistler believes the documentary has a strong message about the benefits of consuming more fruits and vegetables, something that has a positive effect on everyone’s health. With cartoons, interviews with the public and storylines following the incredible transformation of the two men in the movie, the documentary is also uplifting and enjoyable.
Earthsave Whistler is excited to welcome living food expert, author, chef and speaker Adam Hart as guest speaker for a question and answer session after the movie.
Hart’s company, Power of Food, founded in 2003, provides wellness services to businesses and organizations that show a desire to educate employees & members in the areas of health and wellness. Hart states, “Essentially, the Power of Food refers to what is in the foods we choose to eat and how our bodies use that food to keep us as healthy and energized as possible. What we choose to consume today directly relates to how much energy you will have tomorrow.“
Hart’s Power of Food solutions are designed to reveal how to increase nutritional value within the foods you already choose to eat without making any drastic changes to your lifestyle or diet. Hart's popular presentations are fast-moving, informative, enjoyable and entertaining. His combination of fact, humor, insights and practical concepts provide every audience member with an immediate ability to awaken the health within.
100 pounds overweight, loaded up on steroids and suffering from a debilitating
autoimmune disease, Joe Cross is at the end of his rope. In the mirror he saw a
310lb man whose gut was bigger than a beach ball and a path laid out before him
that wouldnʼt end well— with one foot already in the grave, the other wasnʼt far
behind. FAT, SICK & NEARLY DEAD is an inspiring film that chronicles Joeʼs
personal mission to regain his health.
With doctors and conventional medicines unable to help long term, Joe turns to
the only option left, the bodyʼs 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 juice for the next 60 days. Across 3,000 miles Joe has one goal in
mind: To get off his pills and get healthy.
While talking to more than 500 Americans about food, health and longevity, itʼs 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. He 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 is themselves.
Tuesday, June 12th, 7pm
Whistler Public Library
Admission by donation.
Note: the room has a 50 person capacity so please arrive early to ensure entry
Earthsave Whistler is a volunteer-run chapter of non-profit Earthsave Canada, promoting the benefits of healthy, environmentally-
Earthsave Whistler will be screening 4 food related movies over the summer at Whistler Public Library on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, beginning June 12th. Use of the community room generously donated by Whistler Public Library.
EARTHSAVE WHISTLER CONTACT DETAILS:
Hayley Ingman & Jennie Small