Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead DVD

Fat sick and nearly dead

I’ve just finished watching this DVD and it is totally awe inspiring. No matter what your health is like you will benefit from and learn something by watching it.
I urge you to do so.
Just go to the Fat Sick and Nearly Dead blog by clicking on this link to either watch the DVD free using Hulu or to download from iTunes or Amazon or to purchase directly.

This is the introduction directly from the blog where Joe Cross urges you to Reboot your system;

“During a Reboot, you’ll commit to consuming only fruit and vegetable juices for a period of time. 3 days, 5 days, 15 days, 30 days? It’s your choice! The goal is to help you break a cycle of an unhealthy lifestyle and simply enhance the quality of your diet by increasing your intake of fruits and vegetables.
The results? Excess weight starts to pour off, your belly starts to flatten, your skin glows, you start to think more clearly, you start controlling a disease naturally rather than depending on medication, and overall you are a happier, healthier person. When you consume only juice, your system is flooded with an abundance of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients that help your body stay strong and vibrant.

A Reboot program, followed by a healthy lifestyle helps you:

– Boost the number of fruits and vegetables you consume daily
– Break the cycle of unhealthy eating and crave healthy foods
– Jumpstart a weight loss plan
– Manage a healthy weight
– Lower the risk of life-threatening diseases
– Promote longevity
– Decrease aches and pains in joints and muscles
– Boost your immune system
– Release stored toxins
– Increase energy levels
– Promote beautiful and healthy skin, nails and hair
– Ease digestion by accessing digestive enzymes locked away in whole produce”

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9 Responses to Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead DVD

  1. Julie says:

    Thanks for the review. I have this in my “queue” on Hulu and haven’t gotten to it. What about Vegucated? Have you watched that? I don’t think it made it to Hulu yet, so I may have to buy it.

    • No I haven’t heard of vegucated. I’ll check it out. Have you seen it?

    • Julie, I’ve just watched Vegucated and found it a little disappointing. It took the line of becoming Vegan for animal cruelty reasons (which I agree with totally) and only touched on eating Vegan for health reasons.
      Dr Fuhrman was great as he emphasised the need to drastically reduce processed foods and eat a whole-food, plant based diet for health reasons.
      The people in the film still continued to eat heavily processed foods, albeit vegan, because their motivation was to not be part of the animal cruelty culture. I am convinced you can still eat very unhealthily on a vegan diet and this does not give you the health benefits that can be derived from a largely whole-food, plant based diet.
      I’d be very interested in your thoughts.

    • Just as an addition. The shock tactic of seeing how cruelly animals are treated in the mass production of meat is very powerful but it can dull with time, especially when meat is presented in the supermarkets in sanitised plastic packages.
      The fact that I am likely to develop Heart Disease, Type 2 Diabetes, cancer, debilitating arthritis and osteoporosis etc. etc. if I continue to eat the SAD diet is for me far more motivating on a daily basis. That is not to downgrade the animal cruelty aspect because that still brings tears to my eyes whenever I think about it.

  2. Julie says:

    Paul, I watched it and had some thoughts. I agree, the health aspect was secondary in this one. They did not even go into detail about whether the 3 stars of the movie would have real-world health benefits from the drops they had in blood pressure, etc., which seemed like a shame, not to play up the fact that you can have these effects in 6 weeks!

    Also, I noted that the actual events were filmed back in 2005 or so, although the film was not completed until later. Was the plant-based/vegan for health (i.e. Bill Clinton) craze started up by then? I know it would have been less active than now, but I wasn’t paying attention at that time.

    I found the violence quite graphic, but I understand its use for the purpose of shocking the viewer into questioning long-held beliefs. I guess I haven’t seen much of that before and I’m still a bit sick over it.

    Overall, I found it an effective movie, especially from the cruelty perspective. It strengthened my resolve to look for more ways to reduce any animal products I use or wear. I hope it can draw people into thinking about veganism or even vegetarianism. In addition, there is so much education we can all do in our own neck of the woods-teaching people about the protein myth is one that I like to share 🙂
    Thanks for starting a good discussion!

    • Thanks Julie for your reply.

      I must admit I couldn’t watch some of those graphic scenes of animal slaughter in Vegucated, and that was only the sanitised version compared to what the 3 participants saw.

      I suppose my main concern is that shock tactics only last for a while in ones psyche and its effects slowly diminish over time. If they had centred more on the health benefits of eating, not vegan per say but, a whole-food, plant based diet then the lifestyle change may have been better reinforced. Even some of the comments from the participants at the end showed a weakening in their resolve.

      Just a few thoughts.


  3. Sophie33 says:

    Thanks for this great review! 🙂

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