We just finished watching Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead and I highly recommend it.

There were a couple of things I agreed with  and then there were some things that I am completely against. Don’t read this part if you want to watch it without having any adulterated information about it.

  1. I agree that someone who weighs 400 pounds can physically do a sixty day fast as long as a doctor is checking up on them every couple of weeks.
  2. Juicing is amazing I totally agree with that. The miracle phyto-nutrients in kale, spinach, ginger, beets, and other vegetables help fight cancer, aging and inflammatory cells in our blood stream.
  3. I also agree that doing a juice fasting just for a couple of days, every few months can be a very beneficial, detoxifying experience. Hopefully during some days off!
  4. I liked all the interviews he did. However they were extremely painful to watch because most people seemed to feel completely helpless about their eating habits and their health. As a culture we spend so much time and money on entertainment and junk food yet we are unable to exert any self control even when presented with valuable information about what sort of poison we feed our bodies.
  5. I don’t agree with the author’s diet after he goes off the juice fasting. He claims he eats meat maybe three times a week and it is usually a very small piece. With that little amount of saturated fats and the intense exercises he is putting his body through I could see him be completely depleted of Vitamin B12 in a matter of six months to a year.

This movie was sobering and highly informative about the effects our modern, fast-food diet has on our bodies and our psyches.