Joe Cross, a successful Australian entrepreneur was 100 pounds overweight, loaded up on steroids and suffering from a debilitating autoimmune disease, A the end of his rope and the end of his hope, he was 310lbs and his gut was bigger than a beach ball— with one foot already in the grave, the other wasn't far behind. FAT, SICK & NEARLY DEAD is the documentary film that chronicles Joe's personal mission to regain his health. It is available for viewing on Netflix.
With doctors and conventional medicines unable to help long- term, Joe explored the body's ability to heal itself. He traded in the junk food and hit the road with juicer and generator in tow. He drank fresh fruit and vegetable juice for the next 60 days.
While talking to more than 500 Americans about food, health and longevity, it's at a truck stop in Arizona where Joe met a truck driver who suffered from the same rare condition. Phil Staples is morbidly obese weighing in at 429 lbs; a cheeseburger away from a heart-attack. As Joe recovered his health, Phil began his own epic journey to get well.
What emerges is nothing short of amazing – an inspiring tale of healing and human connection. 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.
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