SIMPLY RAW: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days
Review by Jill Mangino
Despite the American Medical Association’s claim that “diabetes is a chronic disease that has no cure,” Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days is a documentary which strives to prove otherwise. This fascinating independent film follows the remarkable journeys of six diabetics for 30 days as they aim to reverse their disease naturally without prescription drugs by eating only organic, vegan, raw foods.
Set at The Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center in Arizona, founded by Gabriel Cousens, MD, the film follows the participants as they are challenged to give up their traditional, American diets consisting of meat, dairy, sugar, processed and cooked foods, as well as alcohol, nicotine, and caffeine, as they continue to reduce their dosages of insulin and prescription medications. The results are astounding.
“One of the most potent, pandemic diseases is Type 2 diabetes, affecting 246 million people worldwide. We need to wake up to the possibility that simply changing our diet can significantly reverse and even cure this disease. The results of the participants’ health in this documentary offer evidence of that,” declares Dr. Cousens. Author of There is a Cure for Diabetes, Dr. Cousens is a well-known holistic medical doctor in practice for 35 years and a published authority on alternative healing and raw living food nutritional therapies. He has helped thousands heal myriad diseases through the power of raw foods.
Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days also features leading wellness experts, physicians, authors and advocates, including Anthony Robbins, Woody Harrelson, Rev. Michael Beckwith, Morgan Spurlock, David Wolfe, Joel Furhman, MD, and Fred Bisci, PhD, who all discuss the curative power and benefits of uncooked foods.
Raw foods are rapidly gaining worldwide recognition for their power to heal and rejuvenate, as well as maintain health at a high energy level. The raw diet mostly consists of fruits, vegetables, grains, sprouts, nuts and seeds. It is a vegan diet (no meat, cheese, eggs or milk), but with one caveat: the food is prepared at temperatures less than 118 degrees Fahrenheit to preserve the natural enzymes, nutrients, and the life-force energy from the sun. When food is cooked, 50 percent of the protein is lost, 70-80 percent of the vitamins and minerals is lost, and close to 100 percent of the phytonutrients is destroyed.
Simply Raw chronicles the physiological and emotional transformations of six “real-life” diabetics who had no prior knowledge of the power of a raw plant-based diet. Throughout the film, we witness moments of struggle, support, and hope. Remarkably, nearly all of the participants were able to attain normal blood sugar levels and eliminate their insulin and prescription drug intake on which they’d depended for decades. This inspiring documentary reveals the wisdom behind these words, “Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food,” stated 2500 years ago by Hippocrates, the father of medicine.