Netflix is a wonderful thing. They have a lengthy list of available documentaries to watch and Chris and I LOVE documentaries. We noticed this new one the other day and stopped everything to watch it.
We were happy we did. I recommend that everyone take an hour and a half out of their life to watch Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead. Joe is an Australian fella who is overweight, taking pills and has ill health. He decides to travel the U.S. while juicing for 60 days. Just vegetable and fruit juice. Through his travels he losses weight, meets people, changes his life, gets off the meds and touches the life of Phil an obese truck driver.
Joe begins by juicing, but once the reboot or detox is over and then he feels lifted and better, he retains the thought pattern for a healthy lifestyle. He eats healthy, exercises, runs and juices. He was also able to help Phil. Phil's journey was amazing. I was using up tissues watching. Here is what we are finding out. The hard way for many. Most of the diseases and illness here in America are a direct result from lifestyle. Period. You are what you eat, you are what you don't do. If you don't eat well and don't exercise, you will get sick. The other issue here is that our health care system (should be called sick care) focuses on medicating your symptoms, not going to the source or cause of the problem. We'll give you pills for your cholesterol, but we won't find out why it's high, or change your lifestyle of eating burgers and watching TV. We'll give you reflux meds, but we won't research to see what's causing it etc.
Dr. Dean Ornish said once in a lecture I heard on a podcast. The heath care systems like to sweep and mop up the flooding water but never search to find out where the leak is coming from. Turn off the faucet instead of continuously mopping up the floor.
Uh oh...getting carried away again. Sorry. Please, just watch this on a rainy day. You won't regret it.