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REVIEW: Supercharge Me! 30 Days Raw


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Supercharge Me! 30 Days Raw is a raw food documentary by Jenna Norwood. Here is my review.

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REVIEW: Supercharge Me! 30 Days Raw

  1. 1. Supercharge Me! 30 Days Raw - Review Supercharge Me! 30 Days Raw - Review Copyright © 2011
  2. 2. Published by: Windsor, Ontario, Canada Copyright © 2010-2011 – All rights are reserved. No part of this report may be reproduced or transmitted in any form without the written permission of the author, except for the inclusion of brief quotations in a review. This report is the intellectual property of It is acceptable to share, email, transfer and duplicate this report if it is done in it's entirety. However, the right to sell this report is retained by Bottom line: you may not sell the contents of this report. Note: This e-book is optimized for viewing on a computer screen, but it is organized so you can also print it out and assemble it as a book. Since the text is optimized for screen viewing, the type is larger than that in usual printed books. Supercharge Me! 30 Days Raw - Review Copyright © 2011
  3. 3. Disclaimer This report has been written to provide information about the raw food diet. Every effort has been made to make this report as complete and accurate as possible. However, there may be mistakes in typography or content. Also, this report discusses healthy living and dieting. However, this report should be used as a general guide for the raw food diet – not as a replacement for the advice of a doctor. Nothing in this document, to my knowledge, has been evaluated by the FDA or Health Canada. The purpose of this report is to point you in the right direction for the raw food diet. The author and publisher does not warrant that the information contained in this report is fully complete and shall not be responsible for any errors or omissions. The author and publisher shall have neither liability nor responsibility to any person or entity with respect to any loss or damage caused or alleged to be caused directly or indirectly by this report. You are solely responsible for the voluntary use of the information shared in this report. If you do not wish to be bound by the above, please do not continue reading this report. Supercharge Me! 30 Days Raw - Review Copyright © 2011
  4. 4. The following information is for education only and is not meant to diagnose, prescribe, or treat illness. It is valuable to seek the advice of an alternative health care professional before making any changes. The statements below have not been evaluated by the FDA (or your country's equivalent). Any products mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Have you had a chance to sit down and watch the raw food documentary Supercharge Me! 30 Days Raw? I finally have, and here's my review... It's essentially the opposite of Morgan Spurlock's documentary Super Size Me. Instead of eating McDonalds for 30 days, Jenna Norwood attempts to go on a 100% (turns out to be 99.9999%) healthy, raw vegan diet. Here's how the film is described: "Jenna Norwood takes us on her journey to see what happens when she enrolls in a raw food detox center and consumes only organic, raw, enzyme-rich foods for 30 days." Raw Food - Supercharge Me! 30 Days Raw – Trailer Click here (or the above image) to watch the trailer from my web site You can get your own copy of the highly-acclaimed, award-winning DVD right now from Amazon - click HERE. - shipping worldwide and NTSC viewable in ALL regions. Supercharge Me! 30 Days Raw - Review Copyright © 2011
  5. 5. My Thoughts On The Documentary I actually quite enjoyed the documentary. A lot of Jenna's experiences growing up I can relate to. And a few of the frustrations and concerns some of the other people in the film have, about food and health, I can also relate to. Jenna has her bloodwork taken at the beginning of the "experiment" to get a baseline, and then again at the end. I didn't want to stop watching because I couldn't wait to see the results. And, although I enjoyed Super Size Me, and truly hope that it offered a reality check to some people, it still put too much emphasis on the negative aspect of eating.. while Supercharge Me! 30 Days Raw sheds a positive light on health and nutrition... ...and putting emphasis on the positive aspects of eating (i.e. moving towards health) is more my speed. Because I believe what we focus on is more apt to become our reality. Ok... that's it for the philosophical stuff, back to the review :) Lots of great information, and entertaining at times.. but this documentary wasn't all good (everything has it's flaws right?)... the very end there was a bit where I felt a little let down, where I was not provided with some information that I really felt I was going to... what would have provided an interesting bit of knowledge straight from the lips of David Wolfe (raw food author and speaker), but it didn't happen. Read on to find out what I'm talking about.. but as luck would have it, I researched and wrote an article on that very thing just the other day so I will link you to it. Interesting Info From The Documentary Baseline Tests Jenna's doctor suggested the following baseline tests before embarking on the raw food detox... thyroid, blood sugar, kidney/liver function, cholesterol (good and bad) and triglycerides. Her doctor said he felt that there would be changes to her levels after just 3 weeks on a detox diet. Supercharge Me! 30 Days Raw - Review Copyright © 2011
  6. 6. Also, before the detox, Jenna weighed in at 152 pounds. A list of Jenna's health related concerns pre-detox include: overall health, low energy, high stress, tight chest (sometimes to the point where she feels a heart attack is imminent), frequent colds, constant back and neck pain, shallow breathing, restless sleep, extra weight, stiff achy joints, unhealthy diet (eating out or on the run about 90% of the time), carb and sugar junkie, bruise easily, lack of exercise (pain in Achilles), and unhealed thumb sprain from a year and a half prior. 30 Day Raw Food Detox Jenna went to a detox center in San Diego (Optimum Health Institute) for the first 21 days of the detox, then did 7 days at home. Optimum Health Institute (OHI) is a non-profit organization. Weekly prices range from $700 - $1,100. Raw Meetup Group Before leaving, Jenna started a raw food meetup group on to help stick with raw foods after coming back home. Raw Detox Diet At OHI "It is easier to change a man's religion than to change his diet." - Margaret Mead • No meat • No dairy • No fish • No eggs • No bread • No pasta • No pizza • No sugar • No salt • No coffee • No alcohol • No cooked food Supercharge Me! 30 Days Raw - Review Copyright © 2011
  7. 7. "You cannot solve your problems with the same mind that created them." - Albert Einstein Detoxification Defined: The metabolic process by which the toxic qualities of a poison or toxin are reduced by the body. Detox Symptoms: Cravings, tiredness, irritability, headaches and more. Sample of 1 Day's Routine At Detox Center Start the say with exercise, then breakfast, then learning about the program, sprouting instruction, sauerkraut instruction, juicing instruction, lunch, tools for change, life is a gift (gratitude), mind/body connection, more exercise, dinner, relaxation and pain control. An important aspect to the detox in cleansing of the colon. At the OHI, Jenna was required to do enemas. Enema Defined: The injection of a fluid into the rectum to cause a bowel movement. Wheatgrass They were also required to do wheatgrass juice implants which are injections of wheatgrass into the rectum which is extremely healthy for the colon. Wheatgrass juice is made from sprouted wheatberries and has the same 7.4 acid- alkaline balance as human blood. Elimination On the second day, Jenna took 2 classes on elimination. Elimination Defined: The act of discharging or excreting waste products or foreign substances from the body. Jenna described her busy days at OHI which included: Appointments for massage, colonics and chiropractic. She prepared wheatgrass juice 2x a day. Supercharge Me! 30 Days Raw - Review Copyright © 2011
  8. 8. Elimination Timeframes • Dead cow - 3 days to pass through our system • Raw veg - 15 hours • Raw fruit - 6 hours Colonics Colonic Defined: Warm water pumped into the colon so the residues of fecal matter and other deposits can be cleared. During the film, there is a segment with a live colonic demonstration. What happens during the colonic is water begins filling into the first 2 inches (the rectum), then the sigmoid area to the sigmoid flexure, up the descending colon to the splenic flexure, through the transverse colon to the hepatic flexure, down the ascending colon, to the secum area where a lot of parasites sit. In this segment we learn that digestion begins in the mouth... ...and that an implant puts good bacteria and flora back into the bowel tract, but with wheatgrass it energizes and feeds the bloodstream, goes direct to the blood, direct to the liver.. the bloodstream takes it throughout the entire every cell in your body gets it.. Digestion During digestion class, Jenna learns that the human body can heal itself given the right circumstances. There are 300 billion new cells that are created each day. When we cut ourselves we heal naturally, which is the same with the rest of our body. When we become ill or have other injuries, including internal injuries, our bodies are designed to heal these sorts of things, again, given the right tools and circumstances. She learns that eating less will help us to live longer. The more good food that we consume, the less food that our bodies need. People feel more hungry after consuming foods that are nutrition-deprived. "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." - Hippocrates (Father of Modern Medicine 460 B.C. - 370 B.C.) Supercharge Me! 30 Days Raw - Review Copyright © 2011
  9. 9. David Wolfe About Raw Food He says... the main thing about raw food that is unique is that it has life force in it, a cooked seed won't grow, a raw seed will... ... raw food is enzymatically active - meaning there is some kind of catalyst in raw food that is not present in cooked food - raw food will continue to ripen while cooked food will decay. He explains that... vitamins and amino acids alike are degraded by heat. 50% of protein is degraded by heating food - so, have to eat twice as much. Vegan Protein Sources Nuts, seeds, avocado, sprouts, beans, sprouted grains, goji berries, spirulina (blue green algae), spinach, kale, broccoli, and any vegetable in general. David Wolfe says... the most concentrated source of protein in the world is spirulina - it fed some of the greatest civilizations on Earth including pre-Columbian Mexico city.. they ate spirulina as their primary source of protein for 1000's of years. He says...when raw, protein is highly absorbable, and you get all the protein, not just 50% like when cooked. Juice Fasting During the juice fast at OHI, Jenna has a choice from 2 different juices. One is the 'hypo juice' which is great for diabetics, hypoglycemic or those fighting sugar addictions or Candida. The hypo juice has low sugar content and consists of juiced cucumber, celery, cabbage, sprouts and zucchini. The sweetened juice has either beet juice or carrot juice added. Sample Solid Meal As a sampling of solid meals Jenna was able to choose from, there was vegetable soup and apple sauce. The vegetable soup was for people avoiding Supercharge Me! 30 Days Raw - Review Copyright © 2011
  10. 10. sugar. The soup was served with Essene crackers which are made from dehydrated sprouts and seasonings. Jenna's Update At one point during the film, Jenna gives an update on how she feels. She reports increased flexibility, more energy, feeling happier, Achilles not hurting, thumb is not painful any longer and has strength back... ...also, very interesting, 8 months prior she was prescribed glasses for a slight astigmatism in both eyes. She had to always wear the glasses or her eyes hurt. She claims not needing the glasses at all while staying at the detox center. Jenna underwent about 6 colonics in her 3 weeks at the center. She discusses her "release" of 15 pounds at the last day. She prefers not to say "lost" because she doesn't want to "find" them again :) "There's nothing half so pleasant as coming home again." - Margaret Elizabeth Sangster Doctor Checkup After the 30 days Jenna's weight was 137.75 pounds (a release of 14.25 pounds). Her blood sugar dropped 10 points, HDL cholesterol dropped 53 points, LDL cholesterol dropped 37 points and triglycerides dropped 12 points. However, she developed a bit of anemia. Her iron and B12 levels were low. Jenna called her "raw guru" David Wolfe. He suggested some options to get her iron back up: consuming more green vegetable juices (parsely, dandelion and spinach), and eating cherries. In the film, they failed to show the discussion about B12, which was disappointing.. perhaps the info was just too in depth to get into in the timeframe they were going for.. I don't know, but I would have liked to hear what he had to say on the topic. I felt like I was left hanging. But not too worry, I summed up some important info about B12 in this B12 article here that you can peruse at your leisure. Overall Rating: 9/10 I found the film to be very inspiring and educational. Highly recommended. ~ Michelle Supercharge Me! 30 Days Raw - Review Copyright © 2011
  11. 11. Get a copy of 'Supercharge Me! 30 Days Raw' right now from Amazon - click HERE. Like with any other dietary change, please check with your doctor before making any drastic changes to your diet. Advertiser Here Contact me at to inquire about advertising at the bottom of my PDF documents. You can order and instantly download this complete raw recipe series at a discount right now from The Raw Chef - click HERE. Supercharge Me! 30 Days Raw - Review Copyright © 2011