Diabetes is a chronic disease that over 260 million deal with around the world. In the past ten years, type 2 diabetes has tripled in the United States alone.
It’s a lifestyle disease that comes down to one thing; diabetes is caused by what you’re putting in your mouth.
America has the most overweight people in the history of the human race, and 1 out of every three children born after the year 2000 will get diabetes. And what’s the reason? When you cook the food, you lose 50% of the protein, 70% to 80% of the vitamins and minerals, and close to 100% of the phytonutrients.
The documentary Simply Raw follows six everyday Americans living with diabetes who set out to change their lifestyles by switching from their regular foods to an entirely vegan diet without the use of pharmaceutical medication.
They set themselves a challenge for 30 days that will see them give up a list of foods including meat, dairy, sugar, soda, and all processed foods.
The film captures not only the medical and physical transformations, but the emotional journey each challenged themselves to by switching to a raw diabetic diet, and how nature is truly the first medicine we should all be consuming.
Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days documents each of the six individuals before they begin the program in their home environment. Each one speaks candidly about their everyday challenges of living with diabetes and how it has affected their daily lives, from work to home to their relationships.