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Dr. Fuhrman in World Premiere of Fat, Sick, & Nearly Dead

World Premiere of FAT, SICK & NEARLY DEAD
At Sonoma International Film Festival 

Newswire: April 9, 2010 – Sonoma, California – Us & Us Media is excited to announce the world premiere of FAT, SICK & NEARLY DEAD at the 2010 Sonoma International Film Festival. Part road trip, part wellness manifesto, this feature length documentary is the uplifting story of two men whose chance meeting and struggle to overcome the same rare disease saves one life, and changes another for good. Across two continents and 9,000 miles, what emerges is nothing short of a miracle – an inspiring tale of healing and human connection. 

100 pounds overweight, loaded up on steroids and suffering from a debilitating autoimmune disease, Joe Cross is at the end of his rope and the end of his hope. In the mirror he saw a 310lb man whose gut was bigger than a beach ball and a path laid out before him that wouldn’t end well-- with one foot already in the grave, the other wasn’t far behind. FAT, SICK & NEARLY DEAD is an inspiring film that chronicles Joe’s personal mission to regain his health.

With doctors and conventional medicines unable to help long-term, Joe turns to the only option left, the body’s ability to heal itself. He trades in the junk food and hits the road with juicer and generator in tow, vowing only to drink fresh fruit and vegetable juice for the next 60 days. Across 3,000 miles Joe has one goal in mind: To get off his pills and achieve a balanced lifestyle. 

Dr. Fuhrman oversees Joe’s medical care along the way and is featured throughout the film providing him with guidance, support, and encouragement. 

While talking to more than 500 Americans about food, health and longevity, it’s at a truck stop in Arizona where Joe meets a truck driver who suffers from the same rare condition. Phil Staples is morbidly obese weighing in at 429 lbs; a cheeseburger away from a heart-attack. As Joe is recovering his health, Phil begins his own epic journey to get well. 


Screening Times:
Friday, April 16, 2010 – 12:30 pm 
Vintage House 
264 1st St. East, Sonoma, CA

Saturday, April 17, 2010 – 6:00pm
House of Docs at the Woman's Club
574 1st St. East, Sonoma, CA

Details on the festival screenings can be found atwww.sonomafilmfest.org

There will be a presentation of the film for all attendees, with a special guest appearance by Joe Cross, at Dr. Fuhrman’s Health Getaway 2010. Visit Dr.Fuhrman.com/events for details.

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