This popular movie has had an impact on viewers’s health all over the world. Sales of juicers sky rocket wherever this movie is shown, with sales in the US increasing by 71% at the end of the year the movie was released.
With cartoons, interviews with the public and storylines following the incredible transformation of the two men in the movie, the documentary is both uplifting and entertaining. 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.
Earthsave Whistler is excited to welcome juicing expert Shandy Rae, owner of Whistler’s Naked Sprout, as guest speaker for a question and answer session after the movie. Naked Sprout will also be providing juice samples for everyone to try.
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.
Wednesday, February 19th – 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-