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01-23-2006, 11:23 PM
I jokingly suggest that we shoot a documentary as a "spoof" to the documentary "Super Size Me" that many of you may have seen.
Basically the film "Super Size Me" is a documentary that was filmed by a man who was the real life guinea pig in a quest to see what would happen to his body if all he ate was McDonalds for one month. It is quite humerous but on a not so humerous note, his doctor was very close to calling 911 on him because of his extrordinary decline in health in that one month.
Just to be funny I thought of suggesting someone doing the same but eating as much raw vegan food as you could eat for one month and showing a comparison of the two. I hardly think there would be any detriments. Do you?
You would understand if you saw the movie. Any takers? :p :p
01-23-2006, 11:30 PM
....some one absolutely MUST do this. Can imagine?!?! We would have converts to RAW to world over. A documentary like that would be phenomenal!
01-23-2006, 11:48 PM
Did you see the movie, "Super Size Me"?
k :p :p
01-24-2006, 12:01 AM
Yes. I did! It was one of my motivators toward going RAW. It definitely released me from the guilt I've often felt about telling my little people "No" to so much McDonald's. Admittedly they still eat it, but I don't feel bad about passing it up to go straight home to a refrigerator full of fresh fruit...
01-24-2006, 12:33 AM
Congratulations! Me too. I just think of his health decline and his personality change and that was enough for me. I also realize how far off the government and the Food Guide Pyramid is too. When I went by that I became obese and unhappy.
Good luck to you and I hope to talk to you again.
k :p :p :p :p
01-24-2006, 06:28 AM
I have often thought that Alissa (and others who have produced raw books) should go on book tours. I have seen people making appearances on TV shows here and in the UK to discuss their books but I have never seen any body on to discuss Raw books. This is a subject that has never been raised on this side of the atlantic (to the best of my knowledge). I would have started years ago but the possibility was never brought to my attention. Surely someone in Hollywood would just mention it in a movie and raise the profile.
When you get involved in this way of eating it becomes part of your life and it comes as a huge surprise to be in conversation with an intelegent person and find that they never heard of it.
We need to raise the profile. I am thinking of getting one of the radio talk shows here to cover it.
01-24-2006, 09:37 AM
hey, I'm a filmmaker, I could do that. LOL. A mock-umentary "un-supersize me". I haven't seen the film yet. I did borrow it from my library but never got to see it. Life got to crazy. Docs are pretty cheap to produce too. humm.
It's funny. I've already been working on a micro short project about raw foods. I got inspired while eating lunch one day. You never know what might inspire you. In my case it was a big salad! A film about a salad, exciting right?
Anything to expose more people to raw eating!
01-24-2006, 09:39 AM
That was a very powerful film for me as well.
The changes that his girl friend noted are what I thought was so insteresting: moodiness, lethargy, depression, very low sex drive, bad body odor and bad breath just to mention the ones I remember. And do you remember that she was a vegan chef?
I did a similar experiment when I first went raw. I am in pretty good health all around but wanted to see any notable changes in my body chemistry - I have a relative who is a doctor that doesn't believe in eating all raw food :rolleyes: Well, the biggest change was in my blood cholesterol. It went from 146 to 131 in 3 months. Oh, and did I fail to mention that I lost 30 pounds too? And imagine all that without the use of pills or potions!?
I say, lights - camera - action! Let's get this thing rolling!
01-24-2006, 10:30 AM
A few notes:
First, I'm in. I'll gladly be in your film an I have no obligations to keep me from it.
2. I spoke to a friend that has contacts in Hollywood and the guy that did that movie had such serious liver damage thay are saying it is irreparable
3. On the DVD After the Sunset, in the bonus features you will find that Woody Harrelson is a raw fooder so it is leaking out to the public.
01-24-2006, 12:31 PM
I think such a movie is a GREAT idea! I've tried to get everyone I can convince to watch that film, but most are in denial and claim that he only got sick because he ate NOTHING but McDonalds. They don't notice all the other information presented in the film, especially in regard to school lunches (basically the "normal" food most people eat) and how they affect behaviour ....or should I say how healthy food improves behavior (the school with the kids that were severe delinquents).
You've got a great support system here!
01-24-2006, 01:47 PM
His (Morgan Spurloc) girlfriend, Alex Jamieson wrote a book after called 'The great american detox diet'. It's a version of the diet she put Morgan on after his 30 day experiment. The diet focuses on vegan, whole foods (not specifically raw), and after 4 months he had lost 10 pounds and his liver was back to normal.... go figure.
01-24-2006, 02:56 PM
Some people locally have done this using live blood analysis. They do the analysis on a raw fooder which shows how incredibly clear the blood is -- thin, flowing smoothly, no clumping of blood cells. Then, the person eats ONE Krispy Kreme and they re-do the live blood analysis. (This is broadcast on a projector to the audience.) The blood, after just that one donut, is dark, slower-moving and with clumped blood cells.
Jim - Woody isn't completely raw anymore but still advocates it. I think each of us all raw folk are celebrities, actually!!
As most here know, Alissa was on the Today show, our own Carmel was on her local CBS affiliate, Tonya Zavaste was interviewed on TV, Juliano - a long time ago - was on a late night talk show, and the list goes on and on ... the word continues to spread (exponentially, I think).
Almost all raw authors have gone on book tours. To be interviewed on major shows, your publicist has to have an "in" in some way there. Or ... there needs to be some newsworthy event linked to your book.
It's great to see how excited y'all are about spreading the raw word!!
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