The Purjes Foundation

Press Release – September 12, 2018

Eating You Alive to be Distributed by Gravitas Ventures per Agreement with The Purjes Foundation

(Salt Lake City, Utah) ‐‐ The Purjes Foundation, the owner of the gripping documentary, Eating You Alive, today announced that it has entered into a long-term distribution agreement with Gravitas Ventures, a Red Arrow Studios company, Eating You Alive will be released on DVD, Blu-ray and on-demand on December 4, 2018.

Eating You Alive ( is a film that has saved many lives by showing how deadly chronic diseases can be reversed naturally. Diseases such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes, obesity, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, and other debilitating diseases are reversed to the point where patients are completely healed, with no symptoms and no need for medications. Patients and doctors describe how these seemingly miraculous results are achieved simply by converting to a whole foods, plant-based lifestyle.

Eating You Alive has prompted thousands of viewers to become healthy and vibrant. Recently, a projectionist wrote to the filmmakers that, unbeknownst to them, after watching the film from the projection booth, she converted to a plant-based lifestyle and lost 100 pounds in 8 months, while also reversing chronic ailments.

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has estimated that half of all adult Americans, about 120 million people, suffer from one or more chronic diseases, and that worldwide there are 2 – 3 billion people suffering from at least one chronic disease.

Eating You Alive was Executive Produced by Dan Purjes. The film was directed and co-produced by Paul David Kennamer and co-produced by Merrilee Jacobs. Attorney Mark Litwak represented the Purjes Foundation in its contract with Gravitas Ventures.


About the Purjes Foundation

The Purjes Foundation is a private charitable trust established by Dan and Edna Purjes. Its mission is to improve health of body, mind and soul.  It is involved in numerous initiatives educating people to reverse and prevent chronic diseases through a whole foods, plant‐based diet. The Foundation achieves its mission by funding scientific studies, documentary films, clinical trials, medical journals, books, and other projects. The Purjes Foundation has donated millions of dollars towards these and other worthwhile causes.

The Purjes Foundation’s notable achievements include the following: Launching, together with the Plantrician Project (an organization of 30,000 physicians), the world's first peer-reviewed medical journal devoted to disease reversal called the International Journal of Disease Reversal & Prevention, with some of the leading physicians in America on its editorial review board; funding plant-based clinical trials at NYU Medical Center and other leading hospitals; and funding a Nutrition / Lifestyle Program at the University of Florida College of Medicine.

Dan Purjes, the Executive Producer of Eating You Alive, and the co-founder of the Purjes Foundation, expects to soon publish a collection of inspiring stories by people who have reversed chronic disease by converting to a plant-based lifestyle. The book is titled, DISEASE REVERSAL CHRONICLES: Stories by People Who Have Reversed Chronic Disease Naturally.

Media Contact:
Mary Vitullo / / 801-441-7550


About Gravitas Ventures

Gravitas Ventures, a Red Arrow Studios company, is a leading all rights distributor of independent feature films and documentaries. Founded in 2006, Gravitas connects independent filmmakers and producers with distribution opportunities across the globe. Working with talented directors and producers, Gravitas Ventures has distributed thousands of films into over a hundred million homes in North America - over one billion homes worldwide. Recent releases include Score: A Film Music Documentary; California Typewriter; Legion of Brothers; Katie Holmes’ feature directorial debut; All We Had, Colin Hanks’ All Things Must Pass; Being Evel from Academy Award-winning director Daniel Junge and producer Johnny Knoxville; and For The Love of Spock from Director Adam Nimoy.

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About Red Arrow Studios

Red Arrow Studios, is one of the world’s leading creators and distributors of entertainment content. Red Arrow Studios is comprised of 20 production companies in seven territories, including 10 companies based in the United States; world-leading multi-platform digital network Studio71, based in six countries; and global film and TV distributors Red Arrow Studios International and Gravitas Ventures.

The group’s significant output includes scripted, non-scripted and formatted content and IP, from TV and film to short-form and branded content, made for an array of global networks and platforms.

Red Arrow Studios is part of ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE, one of Europe's leading media groups. For more information, please visit:

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