Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead movie review

Sometimes the “start to eat more healthy” approach to regaining your health isn’t good enough.  In fact, most people set New Years resolutions relating to losing weight or getting back into an exercise program.  The slow steady approach, touted as the most healthy and maybe the easiest way often is scrapped after a short while when no great progress is seen or a path of “it’s too hard” is run up against.  If this sounds like you then taking the plunge maybe right for you.  In this case Joe pressed ctrl-alt-delete to REBOOT his life.

Joe Cross fasted for 60 days to save his life. He was fat, sick and nearly dead, and drank only fruits, vegetables and greens that he juiced for 60 days to reboot his body.  Watch the movie here.  He traveled across the US with a juicer and a generator.

The closer a food is to it’s natural state the more healthy it is.  Raw vegetables and fruits are full of micronutrients which are essentially your vitamins and minerals.  All plant foods are beneficial and essential to your immune system. Veggies are the delivery system that brings the sun’s energy to our cells giving them the micronutrients that we need to keep our cells healthy. Juicing your food means you are eating vegan and raw and those lifestyles/eating patterns are proven to be drastically healthier than the SAD (standard American diet).

Dr. Joe Fuhrman  explains in the movie that Americans are forced to overeat because the body is craving nutrients and the junk that goes in doesn’t contain enough so the body is still starving for nutrients even though the amount of calories consumed is way too much.  When you fill your stomach with plant foods it satiates you (get that feeling of fullness_ and you get enough nutrients.  With meat and oil it’s very easy to overeat.

Dr. Fuhrman says the modern world is suffering from too much processed foods and too many animal products.  He sees people committing suicide with food and says too many people are nutritionally ignorant.  He wants to change that.

The typical American plate is

  • 1/2 meat
  • 1/4 overcooked vegetables or white potatoes
  • 1/4 white refined carbohydrate

Put another way Americans eat:

  • 60% processed, convenience and refined foods (these foods have less than 1% of the nutrients that’s in the food in it’s original state)
  • 30% animal products
  • 5% whole grains and white potatoes
  • 5% fruits and vegetables

Economical too.  Juice fasting cost about $14 dollars a day using regular supermarket products and close to $30 a day buying organic products.  Compare that with groceries plus one month of multiple prescription drugs and you will find there is no comparison.

Joe met Phil, a truck driver that weighed 400plus who eventually asked Joe for help.

What an amazing story of both of these men and the people they met.

Joe’s motto is moderation, not perfection.

Please watch the movie.  There is a website www.fatsickandnearlydead.com

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I’m so sick of people saying to me what are you doing about protein?!  I am getting protein of the highest caliber.  In fact the protein that you get from animals and animal products (like milk or cheese) is indeed a total protein but then our bodies have to break it down to it’s smallest components to then build it back up to match our own bodies needs.  Cow protein is perfect for cows, humans need our own perfect protein.  This extra work in breaking down cow protein is unnecessary and more taxing on the body.

Sun Warrior has a new vegan protein with a complete amino acid profile made from organic raw plant-based protein.  It is great tasting, comes in vanilla or chocolate, smooth consistency, and proven to help with fat reducing, muscle mass building, raising metabolism and increasing your energy levels. 

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So you have cancer, now what?!

I’m so sorry to hear of your sickness, and more sorry that I did not immediately pen a reply.  I have been searching the reasons why and I know it to be fear.  I am afraid of how you will take what I say.  I am also afraid of being wrong and so that keeps my lips closed.  But I’m stepping out and going to tell you a bit of what I’ve learned.

I was with both of my Mothers during their last 18 months alive in their fight against cancer and through all the ups and downs of the Western medicine roller coaster.  Both of them were dropped at some point by those same doctors so eager to treat them previously.  Both of them also started searching for alternative ways to regain their health and had some successes.  Their journey continues on in our family’s ever increasing health and ever growing knowledge base on what constitutes real health.

If you ask me how I think of chemotherapy or radiation I would be very skeptical of it’s long term value for any cancer.  Many studies have proven that the cancers are not totally cured by those therapies.  Also, if chemotherapy is suggested I’d require the effectiveness testing.  Other countries routinely test your cancer cells in petrie dishes with the suggested chemo drugs to test the effectiveness.  Yes, it’s more expensive and that why the US doesn’t do it but the UK does.  I would demand it.

Only about 3% of all cancers are directly attributed to genetic relationships, but unfortunately eating patterns are passed down through family lines.

Please read The China Study.  This major book proves that cancer is caused by the foods we eat.  If you eat more than 20% meat and meat byproducts (milk) then cancer can show up, if you eat less than 5% then it doesn’t.  This 10 year study looked at 65,000 people living in 65 counties, all of the same race, Chinese, with the only difference being diet.  Highly significant statistics prove that plant food based diets always are associated with lower mortality of strokes and cancers.  Animal based food diets are not.  Something so very interesting in this study was how the researchers were able to “turn on” and “turn off” with the test cases just be varying the amount of animal products consumed.  When eating under 5% the cancers decreased and when eating 20% and over the cancers increased!

Or you can watch the movie Forks Over Knives.  This movie shows a lot of what The China Study talks about.  There is an bootleg online version if you want to watch it online otherwise find it on Amazon or at the Library, or video rental store.  http://www.filmshowonline.net/videos/83918

Once someone has cancer the body “knows” how to grow cancer. The toxic drugs used in cancer treatments killed the immune system and it takes a long while to come back.  Hopefully, the cancer has also been destroyed.  It’s important to, as quickly as possible, start to rebuild the body with the most nutritious food.  Whole food, plant based and supplemented by natural herbs and superfoods.  This doesn’t mean you have to become a Vegan, just a 95% vegan.  There’s a lot you can do with 5%.

Daily green smoothies will help you tremendously get enough greens, which is a food group by itself and shouldn’t be lumped in with vegetables.  Greens have minerals, photo-nutrients, enzymes and so much more.  Increase your intake of raw, uncooked greens and vegetables and fruit.  15 servings a day is minimal but if you are making a green smoothie that’s easy cause all your greens can go in there and you won’t have to ingest that crappy salad dressing.  And 5-7 fruit servings also.  Eat raw food at every meal to help your body with the enzymatic requirements of digestion  Raw salsas, salads, tabbouleh, gazpacho and much more add raw power and amazing taste to any and all meals.

There is only one for sure cure for cancer and that’s a healthy immune system. 

Be very careful of the doctors who maybe well meaning but who have only been taught what’s been decided by Big Phama and Money.  Did you know that doctors cannot fully talk about nutrition because they don’t have a degree in nutrition?  They are supposed to leave that to the Nutritionists.  Isn’t that amazing and infuriating?!  Never feel rushed into treatments.

Oh, another book I highly recommend is Susan Sommers, Knockout.  This book talks with doctors who are curing cancer other ways.  It’s well worth the read.  It will point out other doctors to get second opinions from.

There’s more natural and simple things I’d suggest but this is probably enough to dump on you now.

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