Shar’s Soapbox #11 “Fat Sick and Nearly Dead”

Hi all,

I saw a really inspiring documentary last week by Joe Cross (a 2 hour doco).  An Aussie man aged 41, 100 pounds overweight, loaded up on steroids and suffering from a debilitating autoimmune disease, Joe was at the end of his rope.  He lead a busy, corporate life and did not place alot of value on his eating and drinking habits.  Well finally, when he saw a 310lb man looking back at him in the mirror, with one foot in the grave, he decided to take charge of his health and future.  It was time to make a change!  Those that know me know I always rave on about the body’s ability to heal itself. Well, with doctors and conventional medicines unable to help him long term, that is exactly what Joe turned to.  In his mind that was the only option left, the body’s ability to heal itself.  That’s where it definitely caught my attention!

After much research, he traded in the junk food and hit the road with his juicer and generator in tow, vowing only to drink fresh fruit and vegetable juice for the next 60 days.

He set off on a 3,000 mile journey around America (his 2nd home) with one goal in mind, “to get off his pills and achieve a balanced lifestyle”.  While talking to more than 500 Americans about food, health and longevity, Joe began his epic journey to get well.  The result was absolutely amazing and his documentary an inspiring tale of healing and human connection. This unconventional story is of two men from different worlds who each realize that the only person who can save them is themselves.

Check out his website,, you won’t be disappointed.

Yours in good health,

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