REVIEW this DOCUMENTARY: Simply Raw – Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days
With feature interviews with Woody Harrelson, Tony Robbins, Dr. Michael Beckwith, Morgan Spurlock and more
Gabriel Cousens and his team at the Tree Of Life Rejuvenation Center.
by Joe Martino September 2014
Diabetes is one of the most rampant diseases of our time. According to the American Diabetes Association, in 2012, 29.1
million Americans, or 9.3% of the population, had diabetes.
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In fact, diabetes is growing at an exponential rate. A study completed by the CDC and Research Triangle Institute concluded
that if “recent trends in diabetes prevalence rates continue linearly over the next 50 years, future changes in the size
and demographic characteristics of the U.S. population will lead to dramatic increases in the number of Americans with
According to the current mainstream approach, the major goal in treating diabetes is to minimize any elevation of blood
sugar (glucose) without causing abnormally low levels of blood sugar as well. Type 1 diabetes is treated with insulin,
exercise, and a diabetic diet, while type 2 diabetes is treated first with weight reduction, a diabetic diet, and exercise.
According to the American Diabetes Association and mainstream medicine in general, “Diabetes is a chronic disease that has
But what if we could not only prevent diabetes before it happened, but also reverse it once it shows up?
Six Test Subjects Reverse Diabetes in 30 Days
In the film Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days, six test subjects, all of whom were diabetic and taking insulin but
had varying lifestyles and conditions, embark on a radical new treatment method. Five had type 2 diabetes and one had type
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Before we get into the results of this film, let’s take note of what is established about type 1 and type 2 diabetes. This
information is from The National Diabetes Education Program:
Type 1 diabetes – The body does not make insulin. Insulin helps the body use glucose from food for energy. People with type
1 need to take insulin every day.
Type 2 diabetes – The body does not make or use insulin well. People with type 2 often need to take pills or insulin. Type
2 is the most common form of diabetes.
Participants of the program were as follows:
Austin (age 25) was not only a type 1 diabetic, but he also had a drinking problem.
Kirt (age 25) had a blood sugar reading of 1,200. Normal is below 100. His doctor told him, “You should be dead.”
Bill (age 58) was seeing a cardiologist and had neuropathy. He could not feel his feet.
Michelle (age 36) was quite obese.
Henry (age 58) took insulin plus nine pills daily. His blood sugar was at 464.
Pam (62) was quite obese. Her father, brother, and sister are also diabetic.
The approach Gabriel Cousens takes to cure people of diabetes is all about changing their diet. He argues that the science
about diet is clear: Meat eaters are four times as likely to develop breast cancer and diabetes and 3.6 times more likely
to develop prostate cancer. They also show much higher rates of chronic disease in general compared to their vegan
counterparts. For those who avoid meat but still drink milk, their instance of leukaemia still goes up threefold.
Given his position on diet, he believes diet should be primarily raw and plant-based. His team prepares raw, well-balanced,
and whole foods-derived meals for the test subjects throughout the 30 day period. The food becomes their medicine.
With medical supervision, all of the subjects took their medication as needed and ate the food provided to them by Gabriel
and his team at the Tree Of Life Rejuvenation Center.
By day three of the program, Kirt, Bill, and Henry were able to stop taking insulin and medication. Their blood sugar levels had already dropped to the normal range after just three days of changing their diet. Pam was able to cut her insulin intake by one third. Austin, the type 1 diabetic, was able to cut his insulin intake down to half. And Michelle saw her blood sugar remain at around 362. This discouraged her to the point where she didn’t want to stay in the program any longer, although she did.
By day 12 of the program, Henry’s blood sugar had dropped 256 points.. He was not using medication to lower his blood sugar levels. Although he was seeing great results, Henry felt he was too old for the program and asked to go home. His family arrived on day 17 and he went home. By that time, he was no longer taking 17 medications, he had lost 30 pounds, and his blood pressure had decreased. In Henry’s case, his addiction to the food he used to eat was too difficult to overcome.
By day 30, incredible results were seen that significantly challenge the current belief that diabetes has no cure:
Kirt no longer needed medications. His blood sugar had dropped 214 points to as low as 73 (normal) without medication.
It was later found out he had been type 1 diabetic since the beginning. Status: Within normal range.
Bill stopped taking 19 medications and lost 32 pounds. His blood sugar dropped 214 points to 74 (normal) without
medication or insulin. Status: Within normal range.
Michelle stopped taking all of her medications and lost 23 pounds. Her blood sugar dropped from 291 to 109 without the
use of medication. Status: Within normal range.
Pam lost 26 pounds, while her blood sugar dropped 167 points down to 112 without medication. Status: Within normal
Austin, who is type 1 diabetic, lost 20 pounds and reduced his insulin from 70 units down to 5. Status: Drastic
improvement in diabetic condition.
As you can see, all participants saw astonishing turnarounds in their health and all had their diabetes either completely
reversed or brought well under control. A type 1 diabetic (Kirt) had his diabetes completely cured — something that is
considered impossible. All type 2 diabetics no longer needed insulin.
What Does This Tell Us?
Like many things in modern medicine, we don’t have all of the answers, and in a lot of cases we have a difficult time
admitting that what is currently mainstream isn’t always the best course of action.
People everywhere are taking alternate routes to achieve results equal to and sometimes better than what is made available
to them through mainstream voices like doctors and government appointed professionals. I feel it’s important that people
know their options and have a fair chance of hearing them out. I know many people with diabetes who aren’t aware of the
power of food in transforming their condition yet are taking insulin and following mainstream ideas as if they were the
It isn’t to say that the mainstream is bad — it’s simply that we are missing out on other options in a big way. After all,
the American Diabetes Association claims there is no cure for diabetes, yet the above results would suggest there is more
to that story.
Have you ever tried raw food to cure your diabetes? We are curious to hear some real live results from others.