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Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days

Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days
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DVD cover
Directed by Aiyana Elliott
Produced by Aiyana Elliott
Leda Maliga
Cinematography Michael Totten
Edited by
  • Aaron Butler
  • Adam Coleite
  • Nick Polizzi
  • Alexis Provost
  • Justin Smith
Raw for Thirty, LLC
Release dates
  • February 1, 2009 (2009-02-01) (USA)
Running time
88 minutes
Country United States
Language English
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The five remaining patients

Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days is a 2009 American independent documentary film which examines the effect of a raw food diet on diabetes.[1][2]


The film follows six diabetics, who eat nothing but raw vegan food for a period of 30 days. Their progress and health are monitored by a team of medics. The film shows all six participants demonstrating reduced insulin dependence and blood-sugar levels.[3] Interviews with celebrities such as Woody Harrelson, Morgan Spurlock and Tony Robbins, discussing a raw food diet, also feature in the documentary.[4]



Raw foods advocate Michael Bedar was inspired to create Simply Raw after a meeting with raw food advocate Gabriel Cousens in 2003. The entire project took place at Cousen's Tree of Life Rejouvenation Centre, under Cousen's direction.[4] It received funding from the Movement to Reverse Diabetes Naturally (RDN).[5]


DVD Talk noted the film as "inspiring for demonstrating what can be achieved through extreme diet modification", but cautioned that as healthful as a dietary change could be, "the practical application of this documentary is limited because few American diabetics would be willing to so radically alter their conventional diets rich in meat, processed food, and empty calories even if the benefit for doing so is a healthy, longer life."[1]


  1. ^ a b Neilson, Chris (March 3, 2009). "DVD review: Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days". DVD Talk. Retrieved January 15, 2013. 
  2. ^ Johnson, Carolyn (June 8, 2011). "Group says raw vegan diet can help treat diabetes". ABC News. Retrieved January 15, 2013. 
  3. ^ Boyle, Johanna. "‘Vegan’ diet offers opportunities to deal with illness". The Mining Journal. Marquette, MI. Retrieved 28 March 2012. 
  4. ^ a b Welte, Jim. "San Rafael man touts raw food in new documentary". Marin Independent Journal. Retrieved 28 March 2012. 
  5. ^ "The Movement to Reverse Diabetes Naturally Announces Reversing Diabetes Action Day Slated for April 25, 2009". Retrieved 28 March 2008. 

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