After arriving at The Tree of LifeRejuvenation Center in Arizona, the group receives entry exams and medical tests, and
is placed under the care of Dr. Gabriel Cousens. Dr. Cousens is a well-known holistic
medical doctor, as well as an authority on alternative healing and raw living food nutritional therapies. Medical discussions and group support meetings were held daily
and medical checks conducted twice a day. The participants are encouraged to exercise, practice yoga and meditation, and are taught about food selection and preparation.
Reactions varied to this regime. All experienced a variety of emotions about the new diet and new lifestyle that they were immersed in. Some adapted to the changes
more easily, others expressed feelings of deprivation and frustration with the shift from their familiar diet and environment. After a short time following the
protocol, their blood sugar levels began dropping without medication and they were delighted as their bodies felt better and their minds experienced a deeper clarity.
They began to believe that it was possible to reverse their disease with diet and the transformation from feeling powerless about their diabetes, to feeling empowered
and healthy, emerges as they witness dramatic changes within themselves.
Simply Raw reveals, with startling clarity, that diet can reverse diabetes and change the quality of people's lives. The film captures the human drama and struggle
of these courageous individuals making a quantum leap of faith from a traditional junk food diet to a raw vegan diet and it shows revealing moments of nurturing,
compassion, and human spirit. It is a film about a life changing journey on a simply raw diet and how nature is the original medicine.
Morgan is an American independent documentary film director, TV producer, and screenwriter, known for the documentary film Super Size Me, in which he attempted to
demonstrate the negative health effects of McDonald's food by eating nothing but McDonalds three times a day, every day, for one month. Spurlock is also the executive
producer and star of the reality television series 30 Days.
Actor/ Raw Food Activist
He has traveled the pacific coast by bike and caravan with a hemp oil-fueled biodiesel bus (the subject of the independent documentary, "Go Further") and
narrated the documentary "Grass." Harrelson briefly owned an oxygen bar in West Hollywood called "O2." He is also a peace activist and has often spoken publicly
against the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
Peak Performance Coach / Raw Food Activist
What began as a young person's desire to help individuals transform the quality of their lives has grown into Robbins' lifelong crusade as he is called on by
leaders from every walk of life — presidents, political leaders, advocates for humanity, CEOs of multinational corporations, psychologists, peak performance
athletes, world-class entertainers, teachers, and parents. Since fathering the life coaching industry, Robbins has produced the number-one selling audio coaching
system of all time. He also is an international best-selling author, award-winning speaker, corporate vice chairman, and chairman overseeing five private companies.
Rev. Michael Beckwith
Dr. Michael Beckwith's life is a living testament to building spiritual community. In the 1970's he began an inward journey into the teachings of East and West,
and today teaches universal truth principles found in the New Thought-Ancient Wisdom tradition. Gifted with a vision of a trans-denominational spiritual community,
in 1986 he founded the Agape International Spiritual Center upon his faith in that original vision.
Raw Food Advocate, Author
David Wolfe is the author of the best-selling books including Eating for Beauty, The Sunfood Diet Success System, and Naked Chocolate. He is supported in his
nutrition mission by Sunfood Nutrition™ (www.sunfood.com) the world's largest distributor of books, juicers, audio/videotapes, organic beauty products, bulk
organic foods, and exotic raw foods to assist people in adopting, maintaining, and enjoying plant-food-based lifestyles.
Fred Bisci, PhD
Dr. Fred Bisci, Ph.D., is a nutrition counselor who has had a practice in Staten Island, New York, for over thirty years. "Dr. Fred" has worked with thousands
of people over the years with a variety of problems. He is the co-host of his own television show in Staten Island and travels the world lecturing on health,
general nutrition and the raw lifestyle. He has been on an all-raw diet himself for thirty years and has guided many people to a raw life over the years. He
studied extensively the long-term effects of eating a raw diet and how to avoid disease.
Joel Fuhrman, MD
Author of Eat to Live, Cholesterol Protection
Joel Fuhrman M.D. is a board-certified family physician who specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional and natural methods. His private
practice is located in Flemington, New Jersey. He is the author of Eat To Live: The Revolutionary Plan for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss, which was published by
Little, Brown & Company in 2003.
Gabriel Cousens, MD, MDH, DD
Director, Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center
Gabriel Cousens, is a holistic physician, medical researcher, world-recognized live-food nutritionist, psychiatrist, homeopath, acupuncturist, Ayurvedic
practitioner, detoxification fasting, ecological leader, Reiki master, internationally celebrated spiritual teacher, author, lecturer, and world peaceworker.