Here’s the extended official Fat Sick and Nearly Dead trailer. It runs for nearly twice as long as the version shown in cinemas. There’s so much more to enjoy – a bit like Joe Cross when he set out on his journey across America! If you need to take action to improve your health, I hope it inspires you. Fat Sick and Nearly Dead certainly changed my life for the better!
Summarizing The Fat Sick and Nearly Dead Trailer
I’m sure we can all relate to the problems of eating a modern diet and of living in today’s “convenient” world. After the shocking news that America’s children are not predicted to live as many years as their parents, the trailer contains a shot of Australian writer and filmmaker Joe Cross driving a very nice Mercedes.
Joe turns to the camera and says: “I’ve just arrived in the United States. I’m not going to eat your food!” Cut to shots of the typical junk and fast food displayed in most food outlets across the country: pizzas, pies and all kinds of “yummy” convenience food. In the movie, Joe points to a display of pizzas and says: “I’d normally eat two of those. Not slices… whole pizzas!”
The first thing that really surprised me in this extended Fat Sick and Nearly Dead trailer (I’d already heard the shocking news about the life expectation of our kids) was when Dr Joel Fuhrman, Director of Research at the Nutrition Research Foundation said: “61% of the standard American diet is made up of processed foods”. Then it got worse. He continued by saying: “Processed foods don’t even have one-tenth of the nutriment of the original food in its native state”. I don’t know about you, but that really made me sit up and take notice. What are we eating? Cardboard?
Joe then says: “I came to America to save myself. I’ve got a thing called chronic autoimmune disease. I’ve been taking pills night and day.” He decided to drink only juice – “green juice” – for 60 days. “I’m determined to adopt a healthy lifestyle,” says Joe, “but first of all I’ve got to get through the next 60 days.”
Joe tells us the first few days are the hardest. “Not eating is kind of like cutting yourself off from society.” Of course, when you’re taking in the goodness of fruit and vegetables in the form of juices, you’re still taking in nutrients and micro-nutrients. It’s been proved time after time that the intake of these ingredients, which are essential for a healthy lifestyle, rises dramatically when they are consumed in the raw state.
Giving up eating regular style meals and food we have become used to isn’t easy. As Joe says in this extended Fat Sick and Nearly Dead trailer, we build up an emotional attachment to our favorite foods and cutting them out completely can be tough. The effort seems to be worth it. Joe says: “As I travelled across the country I gained far more than I lost.” It was a joke referring to the weight he was shedding by following the Fat Sick and Nearly Dead Diet. He also seemed to be making a lot of friends as he spread his message across the United States.
In the trailer, we briefly meet Phil Staples and his brother, Bear, from Arizona. They play a much bigger role in the movie than they do in the trailer. Phil, in particular, was in a bad way when we first meet him. He was crying out for help to regain his health. How Joe’s influence turned around these guys’ lives, is an inspiration in itself.
Overall, the effects of the juice diet as revealed in the official trailer for the Fat Sick and Nearly Dead documentary are awesome. The people who were mainly juicing for weight loss joined others who were seeking to regain their health to give the whole project a big “thumbs up”. You wouldn’t expect a movie like this to feature too many dissenting voices, but how can anyone (aside from the Fast Food Magnates) object to showing America a better, healthier, way to live?
Conclusions After Watching the Fat Sick and Nearly Dead Trailer
The trailer ends with a brief rundown of results. “This has exceeded every expectation. I feel like a new person,” is just one of the testimonials featured. A woman we saw at the beginning, who suffered from debilitating migraine, had stopped having them completely by the end. Another guy can now sleep better than ever before, and his blood pressure has fallen dramatically. There is no doubt that the Fat Sick and Nearly Dead Diet works, and can work for anyone.
Not only is juicing a great way to lose weight, it also makes people healthier, happier and more content with their lives. I’ve often thought that poverty is a downward spiral. Lack of money and education encourages the poor to eat junk food, which is advertised and perceived as being “cheap”. (It’s in no way “cheap”, but that’s another story for another day…) Because these people are eating badly, they become ill and lethargic, which reduced their happiness and will to work. This, in turn, makes them poorer. As I said, a downward spiral.
Towards the end of the extended Fat Sick and Nearly Dead trailer, Joe Cross says: “I learned the best way to change the world is to change yourself.” This was an inspiring promotional trailer for an inspiring documentary. Watch the full version here.