It’s certainly no secret how I feel about food — I love it! But I especially love my real, never processed, whole foods manner of eating. I have done more posts on this subject than any other. Yes, I am food obsessed… but in the best of ways.
Wilbur, Bella, mama and I settled in with a brilliant food-related movie this week: Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead (which is available streaming through Netflix). Ok, the title might sound like a downer, but it’s not. This is a fabulous documentary about an Aussie bloke named Joe Cross who had become obese and ill because of his over indulgences.
After consulting with doctors, Joe embarked on a radical and amazing journey — both within his digestive tract and across the United States. For 60 days, Joe survived (and thrived) with a diet of only juicing fruits and vegetables. He rented a car, and with juicer in tow, travelled across the country evangelizing the benefits of this healthy elixir to anyone who would listen.
Just as Wilbur and I have done, Joe decided to cure his body with diet, and guess what? A clean, whole, unprocessed diet works in peeps just as well as with pups! I have already proven this truth in my own body and it thrilled me to view a movie chronicling the process with a human.
Joe is an affable mate and I thoroughly enjoyed his road trip and his transformation. Joe remains completely motivated and committed throughout his travels, even when faced with tempting circumstances. Isn’t this the picture of commitment — eyes on the higher prize kind of thinking? I was uplifted witnessing his complete dedication to the cause: his own health and edifying others.
Joe’s story is not just about health and healing our bodies through fresh, real foods. His adventure is one of deep inspiration, hope and human connection. Life lessons with a funny Aussie bloke — almost as good as life lessons from a Canadian/Brit dog!
You loyal readers know that when I review media I only choose the best of the best to share with you. Why would I waste my precious laptop time telling you about something I didn’t enjoy? I am a discriminating pup, you know.
Four big, furry paws-up for this amazing flick!
I would love to hear your thoughts about food as medicine, juicing, and fasting. Cheers to your health, friends! And thank you, Joe, for reenforcing our commitment to real food.