The documentary “Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead” explores and promotes juice fasting. Extreme? Yes. But America’s problems are extreme as well, and the film made me wonder if juice fasting could help some people. For the obese and morbidly obese, juicing is certainly a less invasive alternative than surgery.
At the start of the documentary, both protagonists are obese and fighting auto-immune diseases. Like so many Americans, Phil wants to be healthier but doesn’t know how to begin. Under the mentorship of the film’s narrator Joe, Phil embraces juicing, quits his unfulfilling job, quits prescription pills, and rewrites the story of his life. His transformation is uplifting — and inspiring.
The full documentary is free on Hulu.com right now. You can watch this documentary HERE.
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