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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant demo of benefits of a juicing programme, 10 July 2013
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This review is from: Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead [DVD] [2010] (DVD)
Anyone who buys this DVD will not regret it. (The Channel 5 documentary on 10 July 13 is heavily cut to bring it down to one hour-although that was the essence, the full film is a.m.a.z.i.n.g.)

Joe Cross has created a truly inspirational film. Watching it was the definition of uplifting. I watched this whilst on a three week juice fast and we were blown away by it. I've watched the main film several times and the extra features add a lot to the main message.

Inside the US DVD case (and I assume the UK version too) comes with a recipe for the main juice used in the film. Juicing will help everyone even if they just use it as an extra to their normal diet. Humans are designed to work best on clean air, water, fresh fruit and vegetables. I was surprised to learn that celery and kale contain plenty of calcium and I can do without milk entirely.

Juicing in the way this film outlines also makes it easier to quit other things; especially caffeine, and wheat. The micronutrients flooding the system wash out all the toxins and give you more energy to do without things that would be hell to quit otherwise.

The film and I think would benefit from details on what supplements Joe took during the fast, to supplement Omega 3 oil and proteins during the fast. Also when I fasted I used colonics to keep my digestive system moving, because fasting only on juice takes most of the fibre out of the diet. Without colonics I think it's recommended to take other supplements to keep the bowels moving.

In essence even without the other words of my review, just watch the film, look at Joe and the people he meets at the end of their journey from the beginning, and that will show you what you can get out of a juice diet or fast. We're only alive on this planet once.Why not spend it feeling alive? Plus getting healthier and hooked on a healthy diet is simply cheaper too.
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Initial post: 13 Jul 2013 19:16:17 BDT
B. K. says:
My thoughts, exactly!! Such a heart warming film..

Posted on 17 Jul 2013 21:30:56 BDT
Mr Happy says:
Great review on an excellent film; however slightly misleading on one important fact;

Although the July 10th showing on Channel 5 may have been edited as you say, they DID show the FULL version without edits three days later on 13th July 2013!

I purchased the DVD based on this review thinking I had only seen an edited version on Channel 5 but then realised that the version I HAD watched was the full version after all so I need not have spent the money!

The REST of the review is spot on and if you haven't seen it then do; Joe Cross is an inspiration!

Posted on 19 Jul 2013 17:42:23 BDT
Last edited by the author on 19 Jul 2013 17:43:38 BDT
Mijacmad says:
Unfortunately the UK release includes nada zilch other than the disc. That being said if you register with the makers site there are all kinds of info and recipes to download for free.

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Jul 2013 17:45:06 BDT
Mijacmad says:
wasn't the edited version 50mins on ch5? and the dvd is 90mins - I haven't watched the dvd version yet so I assumed same that it would be longer?

Posted on 17 Feb 2014 16:37:10 GMT
Maryon Jeane says:
Re the thing about fibre - in fact it depends on which juicer (particularly which type of juicer) you're using. If you use a masticating juicer with a medium rather than a fine screen (the mesh strainer bit) then you'll find you will get plenty of fibre (some of the fibre in fruits and vegetables is soluble anyway, so you'll get this whatever) and your bowels will function extremely well. I love juicing and, as other reviewers here say, it makes you feel fitter, leaner, cleaner and way healthier than virtually anything else. You shouldn't have any bowel - or any other problems - while following a properly-worked-out juice diet or fast.
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