Raw for 30 Days is an independent documentary film that chronicles six Americans with diabetes who switch to a diet consisting entirely of vegan, organic, live, raw foods in order to reverse diabetes naturally.
It’s almost an inverse “Supersize Me” if you will.
A medical team was established to monitor various health variables of the subjects. The diet: “No meat, no dairy, no alcohol, no caffeine, no refined foods, no junk food or fast food of any kind, no candies, no sugar”.
The 8 minute trailer is fascinating.
The Results… Staggering
After reversing all her symptoms and coming off all medication, one woman asks “I don’t see why my doctors don’t know about this… I’m gonna make them aware…”
One thing I couldn’t quite understand was: Did the subjects include those with Type 1 Diabetes? In one part the narrator mentions people coming “off insulin”.
What is a Raw Food Diet?
Raw food diets or “raw foodism” is pretty self-explanatory. Raw foodies do not eat anything that has been cooked or processed; including pasteurized and homogenized dairy products. Raw foodies believe cooking and processing food robs it of its nutritional value.
There are three variants of raw food diets: vegan, vegetarian, and raw animal food diets.
- Vegan raw food diets focus solely on fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts, seeds, and legumes. No animal products are consumed.
- Vegetarian raw food diets consist primarily of plant foods, but also include foods like dairy, honey, and eggs.
- Raw meat diets focus on consuming animal products that can safely be eaten raw, such as organ and muscle meat, raw dairy, and sashimi (raw fish), but also include fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds, but not grains.
Raw food diets have become very popular in countries like Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States; especially in Western states like California.