Juicers Invade Kitchen Counters
More Consumers Buy Pricey Appliances to Turn Vegetables Into a Palatable Drink
By ELLEN BYRON
Retailers credit a 2010 documentary, "Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead," which chronicles the 60-day juice fast of an Australian filmmaker, Joe Cross, who traveled around the U.S. consuming mountains of produce that he put through a juicer in the back of his car. The film shows how he lost 82 pounds and put his autoimmune disease into remission. "People are sick and tired of being sick and tired," he says. (Mr. Cross says he received a financing stake of less than 10% for his film from members of the family of Rupert Murdoch, who is chairman of News Corp., which owns The Wall Street Journal.) ...