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Joe Cross – Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead

If you’ve missed the juicing phenomenon that took the health world by storm this year, then allow us to introduce you to one of it’s patron saints – Mr Joe Cross. Joe, who was suffering from a serious autoimmune disease, was 310lbs and on steroids had had enough and knew that a change of lifestyle was in order. His aim was simply to abandon the conventional medications and pills, which were taking their toll on his health overall, and to only drink fresh fruit and juiced vegetables. It was a drastic bid to regain control of his life and his body – and it paid off!

His journey was recorded in a feature length documentary (which is available on Netflix) called ‘Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead’. It traces his complete passage from depressed and overweight to revitalised and, as he likes to say, “rebooted”.

Since the movie it’s been his aim to share the knowledge and encourage others to abandon the junk food of restaurants and supermarkets in favour of juicing. He exhibits the best of the Australian character – fiery, funny and down-to-earth genuine – which makes him a great guest and an even better educator. So, suspend your disbelief and don’t miss this weeks episode, it might just change your life.

00:00 Trailer.
02:01 Brian’s thoughts on the episode.
06:00 Brian’s Introduction.
06:32 When Joe looked in the mirror at 40.
10:22 Health issues resulting from his lifestyle.
12:41 Life is about trying to juggle 5 things.
16:04 How Joe refocussed his life.
25:46 Deciding on 60 days juice and 2 years on a plant based diet.
37:37 Going to America, making a film and taking a road trip whilst juicing.
40:41 An initial bad reaction to juicing.
44:43 National low healthy life expectancy rates illustrate need for taking control of lifestyle.
47:15 Lows and highs of film making, promotion and the power of the Netflix phenomenon.
52:34 What is it about Joe’s story that resonates with people?
54:08 How Joe is developing his business around his message of love yourself and love your plants.
1:00:06 The three rules Joe Cross runs through his life towards being a successful entrepreneur.
1:03:46 Joe’s long term goal for development of his business.
1:07:49 Juicing on a budget and which non-organic vegetables and fruit to choose.
1:12:06 Protein intake during and after juicing.
1:12:58 Joe’s favourite juices for different purposes.
1:14:01 Blending is different to juicing.
1:16:32 Success secrets.
1:17:13 Responsibility to others.
1:20:10 Having accountability.
1:20:54 Being useful and having a life purpose brings more happiness.
1:22:46 Phone call to the 20 year old Joe Cross.
1:24:04 Best advice ever received.
1:26:24 Advice to the 20 year old who wants to make changes in their life.
1:28:44 How to find out more about Joe.
1:25:53 This is an incredible time to be around and an incredible time to be a part of change.
1:31:36 Brian’s summing up.

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I saw Joe’s movie like 2 years ago.Absolutley briliant and I do strongly recommend it !


where is the damn movie? about his journey?


Two weeks later and still no reply to this question? Where the heck is the movie?


Hey there!check on you tube ,here, use this link and enjoy !https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-WUP5psyuM


that has been blocked.


The movie is on Joe Cross’ website.


been blocked by warner bros.


This is London Real’s episode about Joe Cross and his movie. The movie itself is on Joe Cross’ website.


I love this guy!!


Green Juicing got rid of my migraines and also got me off my depression meds. Juice on!!! It’ll save your life…


Do I have to pay to get past the infomercial? it says see it free but I cant get the movie fat sick and nearly dead. what did I do wrong nearly dead trying.


It’s working fine for me. Maybe try with another browser or device?


2nd day of juiceing
Feeling good

Going for 2nd of sept
Continuous juice fasting


How was it:)? What results did you get, Ray?


Just what I need

Steven Summers

I’d love to share a juice or two with this thoroughly engaging man.

James Wong

The most down to earth interview that i have ever witness! Great job! GREAT INSIGHT!!!

Tom Samadhi

I did saw the movie while back but that interview is close and personal with a great human being behind the movie.
What a down to earth personality . Thank you again Brian !

John Henry Grzyb (pronounced Grib)
I must say that I am impressed with this interview. It is nothing like I’ve ever heard on healthy eating. Impressed me so much so that I took my netflix account and watched his documentary, fat sick and nearly dead. I was amazed by what I saw on the documentary, and the results that people got throughout the video. I’m going to watch the sequel and will do my own little fast somehow soon. I don’t have a lot of issues with weight loss anymore since I used to be 300 pounds. I got it under control on my first… Read more »
KaMing Yuen

This guy is such a legend. Thank you for interviewing him as its really important to get the message of clean eating out there. It would be amazing if you could interview Dr Douglas Graham!! please look him up he’s one amazing guy!

Love the interview, not cool that you cut out Joe’s daily routine and or success habits / success secrets to push us into a paid subscription or membership to the ‘Academy”. On youtube, you claimed the entire interview was free for those who register here. This is not true. Maybe you can take the route Joe did and take this program to netflix and or amazon to create revenue instead of being dishonest about the free content or lack of. Yes you should make money, your production is valuable and worth paying for, but I am not inclined to buy… Read more »
George Robert

Great episode!


yep, i did juicing too for 2 weeks. Actually, you can see my profile picture with green juice which was back in Jan of 2014 🙂

Gal Ganor

Joe has an agenda , and also a product ,
yet he does’nt preach , not once, not even in the movie – he is absolutely true to his words : change yourself-change the world.


In keeping up with the assignment about watching the episode and writing about it. I really enjoyed how this talk mentioned getting back to Mother Earth. Without the environment humans cannot survive, but without humans the earth has and will continue to go on. The earth provides us with so much beauty and abundance. I’m happy to see more London Realers are juicing more and more.

Wayne Sharrocks

great episode. production values have gone up massively.


Loving it…coming from Bangkok Real – http://www.bangkokrealtv.com

James Whild

Great episode! Had a touch of the Anita Moorjani about it with that message of self love yet again.