A few months back on a rainy Sunday I came across this amazing documentary, my most favorite genre when it comes to films. Simply Raw: Reversing diabetes in 30 days and is it’s truly one of the most amazing films I have ever come across.
“Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days is an independent documentary film that chronicles six Americans with diabetes who switch to a diet consisting entirely of vegan, organic, uncooked food in order to reverse disease without pharmaceutical medication. The six are challenged to give up meat, dairy, sugar, alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, soda, junk food, fast food, processed food, packaged food, and even cooked food for 30 days. The film follows each participant’s remarkable journey and captures the medical, physical, and emotional transformations brought on by this radical diet and lifestyle change. We witness moments of struggle, support, and hope as what is revealed, with startling “
It’s amazing to see that the way we eat is literally killing us. Pam, one of the volunteers, an elderly lady featured in the film hits very close to home. She resembles my grandmother a lot and what I really loved about her was her commitment and optimistic outlook. As a child I have always seen my grandmother use Insulin and always heard the conversations about what the doctor said she should & could not eat. Not only that, but my grandmother has a bag full of about 10-18 different medications. Growing up my most favorite thing was roast pork, fried chicken, pork chops and many great, tasty and filling dishes. Although I and the rest of the family would enjoy it I know my grandma sacrificed her health for the sake of tradition and the family’s taste buds.
This film is very fascinating and truly shows you that with proper nutrition one can prevent and even cure oneself of many debilitating diseases. A few of the subjects in this film after about a week or so did not even need insulin or any medication at all. Unfortunately when people live their entire lives with a certain disease they feel like their is nothing out there that can help them. But this film truly challenges that by simply changing your diet. We are truly ignorant of the way our ancestors and many people around the world were accustomed to eating, raw, fresh organic food. We do have that right you know…. it just takes time and dedication. This film inspired me to at the very least incorporate one raw meal a day, right now its just salads and handy fruits. Point is slowly but surely getting yourself used to eating raw, fresh foods.
You can watch the entire film below or at this link HERE.