Monday, February 1

Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead 2

I must confess that it took me awhile to get around to Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead 2, because I've noticed that a lot of health documentaries seem very entry level. That's wonderful if one is just getting started, and are new to raw foods, but for me, I'm in need of something a bit deeper. That was definitely the case for this documentary, and I learned much more from the first movie years ago.

That's fine though, it was still an entertaining watch, and it was nice to see that Joe Cross has taken to becoming a wellness mentor. Despite this, it was sad to see that he had gained a lot of his weight back (along with some new grey hair as well). This of course indicates that he's still struggling with his health, because fat after all is the body's way of protecting the individual. He does admit to this in the film though, and confesses that he's not an expert. I found that to be extremely noble.

That aside, he's still changing the world, and this is beautiful. People look up to him, and I was astonished to see how even incorporating just a little raw food and juicing into one's lifestyle was helping people dramatically. Sure they didn't lose a lot of weight or look very different, but the important thing was that they were more energized, healthier, and off of their medication. That's a big deal, and it's exciting to see how change is taking place so quickly in our modern world.

One thing that I felt needed to be addressed though, is the percentage of animal products and processed food that Joe is still eating. Again, he's doing his best, and it's working out decently for him. He said that he was 40% fruits and veggies, 30% animal products, and 30% processed foods. Unfortunately, 60% is still way too high, and that's why he's not getting better results. I at least recommend 80% raw foods (mostly fruit) and 20% of everything else, especially for chronically sick people. Healing and detoxification is an art that I've been passionately studying for eight years now, and it's a highly involved process. It's not complicated, but one just needs to know when to push harder or to pull back. That of which can be done with fruits, herbs, juices, patience, stress relief, proper sleep, and rest. This film doesn't even begin to discuss this, and it implies that juicing is a one-size-fits-all situation. That is simply not true, and if one isn't interested in learning more about the human body, then work with someone such as myself to help along the way.

The last thing that I wanted to clear up is that grains, legumes, and soy are not healthy. These starches are complex carbohydrates that spike the blood sugar, inflame, cause weight gain, rot teeth, create acidity, and are hard to digest. They're great middle-ground options for transitioning, but there's nothing "healthy" about them. We're frugivores and are not meant to eat dormant, cooked foods like that.

So all in all, watch this movie if you have the time or are just getting started on your path to healthier living. I recommend the first film as well, because they go together.

Here's the trailer and YouTube channel: 

The Website:
Also, if you're in need of a private lifestyle mentor, contact me:
Happy movie watching!
~Claudia

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