Documentary chronicling an African American woman going Raw Vegan for 30 days in Los Angeles.
There is a dire need for nutritional education in the African American community. There is an evident lack of knowledge about the food we eat and the effect it has on the body. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) 2010, the top three causes of death among African Americans are heart disease, cancer and stroke. The health issues that are putting us in the grave are all food related yet the problems are completely ignored and replaced with the notion that having nice clothes and your hair done is more important than exercise and eating healthy. Even the definition of what "eating healthy" means is quite obscure. Eating vegetables comes last to eating over processed meat, fried potatoes and starches, fruit from cans and food from cardboard boxes. Veganism is looked down upon because it is misunderstood and usually laughed off with a "Oh hell no I need some meat" reply or even better yet the question is "If you don't eat meat what do you eat?" question. The Raw Experiment will answer all of the health questions one could possibly have about health and food in an educational, funny and empowering way. It will show that all health problems can be reversed with a meat free raw organic vegan diet and other natural health alternatives like herbs, yoga, and colonics. We will follow an African American female as she goes from her typical Los Angeles young party lifestyle to healing herself from her health issues with a raw food cleanse for 30 days. The Documentary will show that even with the difficulty presented in having fresh organic food readily available in "urban areas" a raw organic diet is not only possible but also quite easy. The purpose of this documentary is to educate and inspire blacks to be open minded to natural alternatives in a funny and entertaining way. Instead of masking our problems with alcohol, tobacco, greasy foods and synthetic medicine, we should make an effort to heal ourselves and examine the root cause of the ailments we suffer from.
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