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Two years ago, Joe Cross released Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead, an award-winning documentary that chronicled the Australian filmmaker’s health transformation. Tipping the scale at 310 pounds and suffering from a debilitating autoimmune disease called chronic urticaria, Cross was obese, heavily dependent on medication, and headed towards more dangerous chronic illnesses. In other words, he found himself fat, sick, and nearly dead.
Committed to regaining his health, Cross flew to the United States and embarked on 60-day juice fast. Journeying on a 3,000-mile road trip with a juicer and generator in his car, Cross gave up his junk food habit and drank nothing but fresh vegetable and fruit juice for two months. The results were dramatic: he reached a healthy weight, healed his autoimmune disorder, and was able to stop taking medication simply by adopting healthier diet and lifestyle choices.