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Episode 67: “The fate of animals is of greater importance to me than the fear of appearing ridiculous.”

By Jasmin and Mariann — April 23, 2011

Welcome to the 67th episode of Our Hen House, featuring Joe Cross, filmmaker behind Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead.

In today’s episode, we will tell you about Jasmin’s adventure with corsets — all for the animals, of course. We’ll report on how Jasmin’s “Writing for Animal Rights” talk went, and we’ll make you jealous with the food we had afterwards. We’ll also very briefly give you our take on the latest vegan story in the news.

Don’t miss the review of Star Trek 4, from an AR perspective!

Joining us today is Joe Cross, the mastermind behind the film that changed our lives, Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead. Joe will talk to us all about his journey doing a 60-day juice fast, and will give us unbelievable insight not only into the benefits of juice fasting, but also the sad state of the American diet.

For our review, Our Hen House’s own Ari Solomon will give us his take on Star Trek 4, from an animal rights perspective. You might be surprised at his observations!

All that, vegan banter, and of course, current events from the world of animal rights.

This week’s news items include:

“The fate of animals is of greater importance to me than the fear of appearing ridiculous.” -Émile Zola

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(4) Readers Comments

  1. Melissa Blount
    May 3, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    Question about juicing, do you need to add water with the veggies in the vitamix or are they usually wet enough?

    • May 4, 2011 at 11:09 pm

      Hi Melissa, We don't juice in our Vitamix, we use a juicer (the Breville). We do use the Vitamix for smoothies all the time (except during juice fasts). Juice fasts are fiber-free, which a Vitamix doesn't provide. So I wouldn't recommend it for juicing, since by definition it doesn't produce juice. But I do recommend it for everything else! And when we make smoothies, we do add a little water to whatever we are blending. Hope that helps! jasmin

  2. Lynette Diaz
    November 21, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    Where can I find more info on your juice regime. I've watched Fat Sick and Nearly Dead and believe I heard that you've lost over 50 lbs juice fasting. I'd really like to learn more about what you do and how you created the specific plan you're on. I've got some weight to loose and have the slowest metabolism in the world. I have to exercise and eat right and the scale barely budges. Anyhoo, I think juicing would really help, I just need to know how to start. How much to juice, how often, how long? Thank kind of thing. Thanks of your help!!

    • November 21, 2011 at 10:19 pm

      hi lynette,thank you for your sweet message. i've lost over 80 pounds, 75 of which were in the first year, and it's actually been pretty easy. watch the movie "fat sick and nearly dead" for sure. and visit we do 10 day juice fasts every 2 months, with 3 day ones in between. i'm going to work on a book about my journey actually. thanks for listening to the podcast. oh, also, i do about 4 juices a day, about 15 oz or so -- lots of greens. good luck!!

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