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Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead (2011) and Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead 2 (2014)

Australian Joe Cross weighed over 300 pounds and was on medications, including one to treat an autoimmune disorder. Determined to beat the meds and get healthy, he flies to the US and goes on a 60-day drive across country, armed with his juicing machine, drinking nothing but fresh fruit and vegetable juices. The movie is about his journey to health as well as that of another man he meets along the way who suffers the same autoimmune disorder. While the movie is not very deep, it still is an inspiring story about the power of plant-based diets in correcting medical …

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Forks Over Knives

Documentary that explores principally the work of two pre-eminent researchers in whole food, plant-based diets – Dr. T. Colin Campbell, author of the China Study, and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, a researcher in whole food, plant-based diet. Both are medical doctors who have spent a large part of their careers examining the biochemistry of nutrition. There are also several case studies of patients whose individual health profiles improved remarkably under a strict diet. The movie serves as a good introduction to some of the science underlying a plant-based, whole foods diet. It also allows the viewer to get to know these …

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