Documentary Review: Simply Raw. Reversing Diabetes in 30 days
Sometime last year, I purchased the documentary movie, “Simply Raw. Reversing Diabetes in 30 days” to know how diabetes can be reversed. I never heard that diabetes could be reversed and so I was curious to find out how this was going to be done and that too in only 30 days.
A little bit of background here. My parents have been battling with diabetes for a long time and the usual issues that go with it. I also volunteered for American Diabetes Association for a few years and during that time got a chance to learn a lot about diabetes. In all these years, I have never heard anyone mention that diabetes could be cured. All I heard was that once your body develops insulin resistance there is no going back.
When I came across this movie, I wanted to see it. Since it was not available then on netflix, I had to order the dvd online.
I sat through the entire movie and watched it. It is very slow-paced and gives the feel of a boring reality show. It is not the typical documentary where experts are talking and statistics are being thrown out at you like in a powerpoint presentation. However, it is worth watching to see the final results and how things changed for the protagonists of the movie.
Here is the story line from the movie’s website. (http://www.rawfor30days.com/themovie.html)
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 clarity, is that diet can reverse disease and change lives.
The film highlights each of the six before they begin the program and we first meet them in their home environment with their families. Each participant speaks candidly about their struggle to manage their diabetes and how it has affected every aspect of their life, from work to home to their relationships.
This film definitely gives hope of reversing diabetes. The advice is simple and like everything else in life, the advice seems very hard to follow. If you have not seen this movie and someone in your family is battling diabetes then recommend this movie for them.
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