5-27-11 - A Second Hour with Joe Cross

In case you missed it...

Rosie and Janette started today's broadcast discussing Rosie Radio's new schedule.  Best of Rosie Radio will air Monday through Thursday and Janette's Show will air live on Fridays!  Janette reminded everyone that when Rosie goes to OWN, the audio of her television show will air on Sirius if you don't have that channel!

Rosie and Janette talked a little about the third world and also why Rosie won't ever travel to Africa. Rosie said she wouldn't be able to handle the poverty, the homeless kids, the heat or the shots you have to take in order to travel there.  Janette feels we helped create the third world and therefore we have a responsibility to help fix it.  Click on the link to find out more about the work Janette does with Medical Missions for Children.
Rosie read some Ob/Gyns are turning away pregnant women over 250 pounds.  Bobby heard the reasoning is doctors are saying they require a different "skill-set" to treat the issues that overweight women often experience when expecting.  Because of this, many doctors are saying overweight pregnant women should see a specialist.  Rosie had a friend who was obese when she had a baby and said the doctors were very mean to her about it when her c-section required special accommodations. Janette had a friend who was a nurse who needed to leave the medical profession because of the increasing size of patients.  She said her friend's own health was at risk because patients were so large that she could no longer properly take care of them, lift them, etc.    Rosie thinks there is probably a tremendous amount of shame to carry for those women who are being turned away from doctors because of their size. But she, Bobby and Janette understood how it may be necessary because of increasing malpractice lawsuits. 

Rosie then introduced Joe Cross from the documentary Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead who was back in the studio to further talk about his experience juicing and how he lost weight!  They talked about eating healthfully and how with his juicing reboot, you can actually start craving vegetables again!  Rosie mentioned Jeannie's husband who is facing some health problems right now.  Joe said if he were Jeannie's husband, not only would he go to doctors for treatment but he would immediately begin juicing and stay away from processed foods.  Joe feels the body has an amazing ability to heal itself. Rosie recommended another documentary to Joe and her listeners entitled Forks Over Knives which she says talks about the dangers of eating animal protein.  Joe hadn't seen it but said he wants to.  Joe said he doesn't want to live to that extreme (eating no meat at all) and he still likes to have some animal protein 2-3 times a week.  Joe said his day starts out with juicing in the morning with maybe a handful of nuts.  He'll eat big bowls of fruits and vegetables throughout the day and then at night he'll eat a typical meal.  The big difference about his typical meal though is he doesn't make the protein the centerpiece of his plate.  He makes the fruits or vegetables the MAIN course.  

Joe talked with Rosie about how he lets his body tell him what foods to eat based on what it's craving. He said "what goes in must come out" and we should be eating "quick exit foods," foods that do not stay in our systems for too long.  Rosie, Joe and Jeannie then started joking about poop and what they should and shouldn't look like.

Joe shared a story about Phil, a truck driver he met while crossing the country filming his documentary, who suffered from the same disease Joe suffered from.  Phil was also very overweight and weighed about 400 pounds when they met.  He was taking high doses of drugs trying to keep his symptoms under control and he was miserable.   Phil wasn't ready to completely change his eating when they met but after a period of time Phil emailed Joe and asked him for help.  Phil stuck to the program and became an inspiration to his town!  Today he's off all medication and looks like a completely different person.  Joe said he used to be very overweight too but today he can shop in regular clothing stores, doesn't worry about the person sitting next to him in the airplane and can cross his legs while sitting.  He not only appreciates the big things, like the health benefits he's gained from juicing, but he also appreciates those little moments.  Joe said it took him 5 months to lose the weight and change his life forever.  He's kept it off over since.

Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead (extended trailer)

Joe talked to Rosie about the difference between simply counting calories and looking at the nutritional value of the calories we consume.  He said his film has only been out for 6 weeks and already 8,000 people have signed up to do the reboot!  He said he gets hundreds of emails every day from people describing their journeys to him.  He said mothers are writing to him telling him their kids are eating vegetables for the first time because they're juicing!  Recently, Rosie had mistakenly thought she was doing something healthy for her kids by giving them Sunny D and she didn't realize, until she read the label, that it was actually 90% sugar!  She thought she was doing something better for their health by giving them "juice" but really it was just as bad. Joe recommended the company Bluebrint Cleanse that delivers juices right to your door.

Jeannie and Rosie then tasted some juices Joe brought in for them and they liked them a lot!  There was no pulp or fiber in the juices.  He recommended The Breville Juicer for those interested in investing in an appliance to start the program themselves.  Rosie asked how just drinking juice would make her feel full.  Joe said when your brain gets the right chemicals, it will learn to feel full as opposed to when you eat the bad stuff and you continue to remain hungry.  He said your system doesn't feel full when you eat "crap food" because it's still hungering for the good stuff!  Rosie said her daughter Vivi will choose to eat fruits and vegetables and her ex Kelli was the same way.   Joe said they're one of the lucky ones that naturally crave the good stuff.  He said the rest of us have to try a little harder at it.

Joe said processed foods, dairy and meat form mucous in the digestive tract but fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds do not.  He had a mucous problem while he was heavy and didn't realize the connection until he began eliminating those bad foods from his diet.  Joe said mucous lives in your digestive tract and causes constipation but if you eat the right foods you correct that problem.  Joe has found that if he starts eating sugary foods again he begins to want them more and more, almost like an addict.  He said that addiction still lives with him but he has a way to manage it better through juicing.

Rosie asked Joe if he feels like this juicing movement is his calling in life.  Joe said he does feel that way.  He said he made this documentary to entertain, educate and inspire.  He thinks everyone can be a leader and everyone who does the reboot becomes an expert on the topic and can help others with the program.  He said he believes the secret to happiness is feeling youthful and inspiring others will help make your own life better.  Rosie said watching Joe, who has actually lost weight and changed his life for good, is really inspiring to her.  She thanked him for coming in and for staying for the second hour of his visit!  If you missed it, click here to read about Joe's original interview from Tuesday

Click here to learn more about Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead and learn more about his juicing movement at Join the Reboot!

There was a game and I have notes on most of it, but because of technical issues, it will be posted at a later time. 

Rosie closed the show.

and that's what you missed - kw


  1. I watched the Joe Cross documentary on Amazon after hearing about it here. The main question I wanted answered is whether he really meant juicing versus blending, and from what I can tell, he really does mean juicing. I don't understand that really. Why would you want to remove all of the fiber from the fruits and vegetables? It was hard to tell if he had rules about what proportion of vegetables to fruit you should have, but if people were using mainly sweet fruits in their juicing, I would wager most of your calories are coming from sugar—not good for someone like me who has type 2 diabetes I control with diet and exercise. Some vegetables like broccoli do have protein, though. I am sure the micronutrient profile of his juicing diet is wonderful, but I would guess that 99% of the weight loss is due to the fact that the people are severely calorie restricted. I was impressed though that the people kept up their energy as well as they did in the documentary. I would have expected them to become fatigued due to sugar lows and highs and hunger. I am wanting to get a Blendtec blender and eat more vegetables than I already am, but I plan on blending whole juices rather than filtering out the fiber. Just my opinion on what would be better. But the documentary did have a nice upbeat, positive feel, especially the second half with the truck driver.

  2. I have a Blendtec and definitely recommend it. While I don't necessarily agree with the juicing advice from Joe Cross, I do agree with his message to eat more of a plant-based diet, including fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans, seeds, and grains. It has worked for me! I love the food I'm eating and I have lost 60 lbs. I never feel deprived. Your taste buds will naturally change to crave fresh, healthy whole foods. No matter what diet you go on, just remember that you can never go back to your old bad ways of eating. To be successful, you need to change your mindset of how you eat and live your life. Good luck!