I discovered Rich Roll last year, I think, when I read his book, “Finding Ultra: Rejecting Middle Age, Becoming One of the World’s Fittest Men, and Discovering Myself”.  The book is a high quality story that is a combination of athletics, addiction recovery, health, and extreme endurance events.  Check it out.  Personally, I resonate with his athletics and perspective on health.

(I also think about getting Rickrolled every time I read his name).

The reason I’m writing this today is because Rich did a podcast recently where he interviewed Joe Cross who produced the “Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead” documentary, which is currently my favorite health-related documentary.

Check the podcast out.

I like “Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead” because of how compelling the stories are of change.  Other documentaries, like “Forks Over Knives” present a lot of data as to why a plant-based vegetarian lifestyle are amazing, which is good, but FS&ND focuses on transformative stories as the main story.  Watching these guys shrink before your eyes in a healthful way is simply amazing.  I’ve watched this a number of times and always enjoy it.

In the podcast, Joe and Rich talk about healthful living, upcoming documentary projects that Joe is working on, how Joe ended up using Breville juicers, and how to communicate with other people about healthful living.  The content is compelling enough to warrant this post as a recommendation.

I find the discussion on sharing a healthy lifestyle intriguing, because it parallels, in my mind, a discussion on religion as well.  How does one share with others that they have found a better way?  They bring out really great points on how to share and model a perspective.