Skeptics-Challenging Film Documentary, 'Simply Raw,' Shows Case Study on How to Reverse Diabetes via Raw Food Regimen

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Independent filmmaker and Associate Producer Michael Bedar, in conjunction with event co-producer Jay Randy Gordon of Randy Gordon Intergalactic, and the Jazz Heritage Center, today announce the San Francisco premiere of the documentary film Simply Raw. The film engagement commences at 7:00pm on March 31 in the JHC of San Francisco (1330 Fillmore) and is being co-sponsored by the San Francisco Medical Research Foundation. The event includes a post-film Question-And-Answer session with the filmmaker. Simply Raw chronicles six diabetics who switch from a standard American diet to a new way of eating raw foods, Simply Raw's filmmakers show that the six subjects were medically-supervised throughout their 30-day experiment. The documentary film includes commentary from the Reverend Michael Bernard Beckwith, Actor and Activist Woody Harrelson, Director/Filmmaker/Actor Morgan Spurlock (of 'Super Size Me' movie fame), Peak Performance coach and renowned speaker Tony Robbins, and Nutritionist-Author David Wolfe.

Independent filmmaker and Associate Producer Michael Bedar, in conjunction with event co-producer Jay Randy Gordon of Randy Gordon Intergalactic, and the Jazz Heritage Center, today announce the San Francisco premiere of the documentary film Simply Raw. The film engagement commences at 7:00pm on March 31 in the JHC of San Francisco (1330 Fillmore) and is being co-sponsored by the San Francisco Medical Research Foundation. The event includes a post-film Question-And-Answer session with the filmmaker.

Besides chronicling six diabetics who switch from a standard American diet to a new way of eating raw foods, ‘Simply Raw’ filmmakers show that the six subjects were medically-supervised throughout their 30-day experiment. The documentary film includes commentary from Doctor of Divinity, the Reverend Michael Bernard Beckwith, Actor and Activist Woody Harrelson, Director/Filmmaker/Actor Morgan Spurlock (of 'Super Size Me' movie fame), Peak Performance coach and renowned speaker Tony Robbins, and Nutritionist-Author David Wolfe. In the film, esteemed teacher and inspirational figure, The Rev. Michael Bernard Beckwith raises his own experiences and dealings with letting go his reliance on “white sugar, white flour, and dead meat.” He speaks out on eliminating the emotional-psychological crutches during the healing process of detoxification.

According to Jay Randy Gordon: "Type 2 Diabetes appears to make up about 90% of all Diabetes cases, and it has been on the rise to epidemic proportions. Childhood obesity has clearly been a significant contributing factor to the daunting disease. There is a reason that First Lady Michelle Obama recently won the Nick Kids' Choice "Big Help Award," for her own "Let's Move" campaign to cut down on childhood obesity. In the coming months, Nickelodeon will be running PSA's to encourage kids to 'Stay Active' via its own "Millions On The Move" campaign. Documentary films like ‘SIMPLY RAW,’ from Michael Bedar, serve up why the Raw Food Movement is also a great complement to not only deter obesity, but also to encourage a rounded, healthy lifestyle."

According to the American Diabetes Association, the disease effects over 75 Million Americans (including 25 Million people with Diabetes and over 50 Million people with Pre-Diabetes). Current projections place U.S. children, born after the Year 2000, as having a one in three rate of developing diabetes in their lifetime. ‘Simply Raw’ filmmakers believe these numbers can be reversed, and the documentary delivers the inspiring message through a clear, profound, case-study-based story featuring the real participants. The medical doctors who appear in the film show that lifestyle changes can significantly reverse most cases of Type 2 Diabetes. By switching their diets and being more active in the outdoors (the film was shot on-location in Arizona, as well as the six hometown states of the participants), all of the Type 2 Diabetic subjects in the film eliminated their medication under doctor supervision in under thirty days during the making of the film.

Peter Fitzsimmons, Executive Director of the famed establishment, the Jazz Heritage Center in San Francisco, states: "Diabetes is clearly a killer in our community, and, by showing the 'Simply Raw' film at the Jazz Heritage Center's Media and Education Screening Room, we are in keeping with our mission to preserve our heritage and to 'educate our community' about this particular medical disease."

About Filmmaker Michael A. Bedar

Trained as a Nutrition Instructor by a doctor who is leading the reversal of Type 2 Diabetes, Associate Producer Michael A. Bedar is a Documentarian with strong Bay Area California ties. Bedar will be speaking in Marin County, California on April 7, 2010 to The Bellevue House Community Center in Tiburon. RSVP to attend this event by calling (415) 924-7824. In addition, Bedar has been asked to address Western Region Federal Agency Heads in a Public-invited speech concerning “Diabetes, Sustainable Farming, and Healing the Planet,” on April 15, 2010 at The Federal Building of San Francisco (90 Seventh Street, SF, CA) as a precursor to the 40th annual Earth Day Festivities.

phone: (520) 604-1262, website: http://www.eat-reel.org

About The San Francisco Medical Research Foundation

Dedicated to Health, Peace, and Freedom for All, the San Francisco Medical Research Foundation, Inc., founded in 1977, is a non-profit tax exempt educational research foundation dedicated to researching and demonstrating the reversibility of degenerative diseases upon the human organism. It is the philosophy of the Foundation that aging and degeneration are processes which, through knowledge, may be understood, controlled and reversed.

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About The Jazz Heritage Center

The Jazz Heritage Center ™, which operates as a non-profit, is housed within the new $72-million Fillmore Heritage Center, a mixed-use project at the corner of San Francisco’s Fillmore and Eddy Streets. A centerpiece of the Historic Fillmore Jazz preservation District, the JHC is a driving force behind the Rebirth of the Cool in the Fillmore. The Lush Life Gallery, Koret Lobby, and the JHC Media and Education Center are all part of the Jazz Heritage Center. The Executive Director of the Jazz Heritage Center is Peter Fitzsimmons. website: http://www.jazzheritagecenter.org

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Documentary information: Filmmaker and Associate Producer, SIMPLY RAW
Michael Bedar –  (520) 604.1262
 
Press Inquiries, Marketing and Events: Randy Gordon Intergalactic, LLC
Randy Gordon – (650) 346.8127

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