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'''''Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead''''' is a 2010 American documentary film which follows the 60-day journey of Australian [[Joe Cross (author)|Joe Cross]] across the United States as he follows a [[juice fasting|juice fast]] to regain his health under the care of Dr. [[Joel Fuhrman]], Nutrition Research Foundation's Director of Research.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://nutritionalresearch.org/team#joel|title=Nutrition Research Foundation: Scientific and Research Boards - Joel Fuhrman, M.D., Director of Research|publisher=Nutritional Research Foundation}}</ref> Cross and Robert Mac, co-creators of the film, both serve on the Nutrition Research Foundation's Advisory Board.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://nutritionalresearch.org/team#joe|title=Nutrition Research Foundation: Advisory Board - RJoe Cross|publisher=Nutritional Research Foundation}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url=http://nutritionalresearch.org/team#robert|title=Nutrition Research Foundation: Advisory Board - Robert Mac|publisher=Nutritional Research Foundation}}</ref> Following his fast and the adoption of a [[plant-based diet]], Cross states in a press release that he lost 100 pounds and discontinued all medications.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.5280.com/blogs/2012/11/23/wellness-juice-word|title=Wellness: Juice is the Word|publisher=5280|author=Rachel Sturtz|date=November 23, 2012}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.fatsickandnearlydead.com/pressphotos/FSND-PRESS-NOTES.pdf|title=Official press release|publisher=Reboot Media|author=|date=}}</ref>
During his road-trip Cross meets Phil Staples, a morbidly obese truck driver from [[Sheldon, Iowa]], in a truck stop in Arizona and inspires him to try juice fasting.<ref>{{cite news|url=|title=Nothing But Juice: Sheldon man drops 95 pounds during documented 61-day fast|newspaper=The Sheldon Mail-Sun|volume=137|number=16|date=September 3, 2008|author=Derrick Vander Waal}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.latimes.com/videogallery/64783723/Community/Fat-Sick-Nearly-Dead-Screening|title=Joe Cross interviewed on CBS "Virginia This Morning"|publisher=Los Angeles Times}}</ref> Reviewers compared it to an infomercial.<ref name="NYT">{{cite news|url=http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/01/movies/fat-sick-nearly-dead-a-diet-and-road-trip-movie-review.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=0|title=A Road-Trip Diet|last=Jeanette Catsoulis|date=March 31, 2011|work=New York Times|accessdate=21 November 2014}}</ref><ref name="variety">{{cite news|url=http://variety.com/2011/film/reviews/fat-sick-nearly-dead-1117944934/|title=Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead {{!}} Variety|author=Ronnie Scheib|date=March 30, 2011|work=[[Variety (magazine)|Variety]]|accessdate=21 November 2014}}</ref><ref name="HR">{{cite news|url=http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/fat-sick-dead-movie-review-173553|title=Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead: Movie Review|author=Frank Scheck|date=March 31, 2011|work=[[The Hollywood Reporter]]|accessdate=21 November 2014}}</ref> The film has been credited with doubling the sales of [[Breville]] [[juicer]]s since the documentary launched on [[Netflix]] in the US in July 2011.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.current.com.au/2011/11/29/article/Give-it-some-juice-Breville-doubles-juicer-sales-following-health-doco/XHZUNCOYXV.html|title=Give it some juice: Breville doubles juicer sales following health doco|publisher=Current.com.au|author=Claire Reilly|date=November 29, 2011}}</ref>
A sequel to the first film, ''Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead 2'', was released in 2014.<ref>{{cite news|last1=Paul|first1=Graham|title=Being Vegan – Fat, Sick, & Nearly Dead 2|url=http://lasvegas.informermg.com/2014/09/21/vegan-fat-sick-nearly-dead-2/|agency=Las Vegas Informer|date=September 21, 2014}}</ref>