The movie "Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead" inspired a lot of people to take up juicing. In it, Joe Cross started out fat. I mean really fat. At 310 lb, his weight (and bad diet choices that put him there) had taken their toll on his health. As the title suggests, he was sick. He knew that if he didn't change his ways he would probably die way before his time.
Joe was on medication and the doctors didn't offer any hope that he could ever get off the pills. So what did he do? He decided to give his body the chance to heal itself. The plan was simple. Come off junk food and consume nothing but fresh fruit and vegetable juice for 60 days.
By the end of the film, Joe has lost a heck of a lot of weight, come off the pills and looked the picture of health. But why did Joe turn to juicing? That is what I would like to discuss in this article.