Fat Sick and Nearly Dead | a Joe Cross Film | Heart and Vascular Health | Scoop.it

An Australian's cross country tour of American obesity, diet and its health implications.  Joe Cross fasts from processed food and consumes juices only for 60 days, to counter obesity and chronic urticaria.  He interviews Americans of all stripes across the nation.  They acknowledge the impact they are currently experiencing from obesity and understand the role diet plays but uniformly say that there is no way they will or can change ("I like Spam").  The argument that we need to change from 5% plant based diet to 100%  will inform the viewer and hopefully make an impact.  Check out the trailer.  Available on Netflix.


For the cynics who watch the film and wonder if the featured character Phil Staples maintained the weight loss after the film, here's the 3 year post production follow-up: