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Avoid Years of Suffering, Serious Mistakes!

Starting around the early to late 1970's I painfully learned many hard lessons throughout this long lifetime of trials, errors and tribulations while trying to find the most healthy and correct diet. Many mistakes are possible especially if one expects amazing health benefits from simply trying to eat only raw vegetarian food. Because of the complexity of the human body, ability to absorb nutrients, individual needs, stress and pollution, it is no longer as simple as it was once thought to eat only 100% raw and 100% vegetarian. Too many minerals are now missing from depleted soils, and most commercially available food is quite old and very much reduced in life energy by the time it has been packed, shipped to the store, stocked on the shelf for a period of time and then finally bought by the consumer who in turn stores it in the refrigerator!

All dietary studies of the healthiest ancient cultures are in fact mainly vegetarian, and are mostly raw food, however, a great deal of animal products such as shell fish, fish, raw butter and raw milk from pasture grazed cows, goats, etc. have always been present. Please go here to learn more about how certain ancient cultures not only were free of all the common physical and mental complaints and ailments so often suffered by everyone today, but were also completely free of dental caries!

From all that I have learned (unfortunately the hard way when first starting out over thirty years ago) some of the most dangerous and costly mistakes commonly made by anyone trying to eat healthy by going 100% raw vegetarian are:

1) Low or improper intake and absorption of minerals, trace elements and their cofactors, especially calcium, magnesium, B12, K2, A, E, and vitamin D, which should all be at least four times the amount considered to be the minimum daily requirement.

2) Inefficient intake of vitally needed high quality protein, phosphorous and essential oils. (Try to include cooked or raw, grass-fed, free-range, organic eggs, sardines, nutritional yeast, chlorella, spirulina, and pine pollen in one's diet.)

Along with degeneration of the immune system, physical strength, digestion and other physical problems, what also happens when the above two things are ignored is that dental caries and eventually bone loss becomes rampant throughout the rest of one's life. Once the body has been on a course of many years of inadequate intake and/or absorption of vital mineral rich, and protein rich foods, it can take many months of careful nutritional supplementation to change that course before osteoporotic bones become less brittle and rotted teeth start to regenerate. Calcium and all other minerals, trace elements, plus oil soluble vitamins K2, A, E, and vitamin D, etc. are always needed throughout one's entire life. Most diseases are caused by a long term lack of these minerals, vitamins, high quality complete proteins, raw foods and antioxidants.



Raw Food Definitely Has Beneficial Effects, However, It is only Part of the Answer

Way back in the spring of the year 2000, a significant amount of healing (including a certain amount of relief from depression and anxiety) occurred as soon as I committed myself fully to a living and raw whole foods lifestyle. I experienced a massive cleansing and improvement in all areas of my health and life. I avoided all cooked, processed, refined, devitalized, and commercialized "food" products. Fresh fruit, raw vegetables, raw oats, fresh ginger, kelp, avocados, flax seed, spiralina, Chlorella, a wide assortment of healing, healthy herbs and antioxidants satisfied me emotionally and spiritually many times more than any cooked, processed, refined, and very addicting commercialized "food" ever could. The "foods" I see most people eat are scary compared to the superior fulfillments of balanced whole food nutrition. What one eats and does not eat definitely affects one's emotions and consciousness. Go here for more specific information on reducing stress and healing anxiety including diet recipes and supplements. However going 100% raw did not solve all my problems, in fact I seemed to be doing nothing but grinding my food all day and something vital still seemed missing. Like I said above, whole raw food is an essential part of the answer to better health, but is only a part of the answer. One also needs to understand adaptogenic herbs, green super food powders, antioxidants, why taking all minerals and trace elements is essential, and drink alkalized water instead of snacking. Please go here for latest info.

ALL INFORMATION ON THIS SITE IS FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND NOT INTENDED FOR DIAGNOSIS OR TREATMENT OF ANY CONDITION OR ILLNESS. PLEASE USE CAUTION WHEN INTRODUCING NEW AND/OR RAW FOODS TO A DIET. BEE POLLEN, FOR EXAMPLE, MUST FIRST BE USED IN VERY TINY PORTIONS, BECAUSE IT CAN CAUSE SEVERE ALLERGIC REACTIONS IN SOME PEOPLE. RAW EGGS AND RAW CHEESE MAY NOT BE SAFE FOR THE VERY SICK, VERY YOUNG OR ELDERLY.

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USE A VITA-MIXER - To get more nourishment out of your raw food diet, you may find the use of a Vita-Mixer to be a tremendous advantage. Obtaining and using a blender could be slightly less effective, but also less expensive. One needs a way to grind large amounts of oats into an edible flower, and small amounts of nuts and seed into a nut meal or spread, or to create vegetable/fruit juices that include all the fiber, phytochemicals and other flavonoid constituents essential to health and well-being. Juicers that separate the juice from the fiber are OK, but I prefer and benefit much more from the extra natural fiber, ease and convenience that comes from using a Vita-Mixer in which no part of the whole food is wasted. Buy Vita-Mix Now




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THE RAW FOOD DIET - Please use only organically grown raw food and herbs. Not only are you helping to protect your own health from artificial toxins, you are also helping to support organic, earth-friendly, sustainable agriculture that does not wear down soil. Organically grown raw food should always be available in any large health food store. The chemical fertilizers, GMO's and excessive use of herbicides and pesticides used in monoculture commercial farming has a disastrous, eroding effect on soil, birds, bees and other pollinating insects, and all other ecological systems and the environment.

RAW BUTTER especially whole, raw 100% pasture grazed butter is one of the most ancient and spiritually essential foods on the planet. It seems that all of the great yogis who have ever lived had some form of butter or ghee made from either fresh, whole goat or cow milk from animals raised on green grass all year-round. The great master of yoga, Sri Yukteswar Giri often ate and served rice, lentils, turmeric and melted butter. 100% pasture grazed raw whole butter is high in conjugated linoleic acid (CLA). Learn about the weight control benefits of CLA here. It also contains a vital "Factor or Activator X" (vitamin K2) which is essential for proper mineral metabolism essential for healthy teeth and bones. Go to following article to learn more: Healing Dental Caries with Butter Oil and Cod Liver Oil

There is a huge variety of raw food to choose from. For some ideas, you might try raw ground sesame seed, freshly ground raw flax seed, soaked raw pumpkin and raw sunflower seed, soaked raw peanuts, spiralina, chlorella, bee pollen, finely ground raw whole oats, fresh ginger root, pineapple, coconut, blueberries, blackberries, oranges, avocados, parsley, fennel, lettuce, spinach, beets, carrots, red onions (high in quercetin), bell peppers and jalapeĖo peppers (use with care - HOT!) in your "wholeness" diet. Raw nuts and seed are most easily digested if blended with some ionized water and juice from raw pineapple, oranges, and some ginger root.


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NATTO is another health food I would like to introduce here. It is a form of fermented soy beans that might be a good substitute for cheese and is the highest source ever for the little known but essential vitamin K2. There is a good book on Amazon.com all about the vital subject of vitamin K2 and calcium metabolism: Vitamin K2 and the Calcium Paradox: How a Little-Known Vitamin Could Save Your Life

BENEFITS OF ALKALINE WATER - I enjoy great benefits from going on daily fasts with loads of the BEST TASTING water ever--negatively ionized, alkaline water. I also add to all my Vita-mixed juices. This water is so alkaline and full of very cleansing antioxidant "energy", I seem to only need one meal a day, and can fast for the rest of the day. For more information go to next page.

All foods for wholeness, especially flax and other types of seed, nuts, ginger, jalapeĖo peppers, and all other spices contain important healing substances that cannot or should not be isolated or concentrated into one or two compounds such as oils, sugars, drugs, etc. The closer to nature's original condition and form, the greater the benefit and safety. Whole, raw, natural food is always far superior to any of its more potentially hazardous separate components. The whole food usually tends to be of far greater benefit than the sum of its separate parts.

For your protection against rancidity and spoilage, store all dry ground herbs, bee pollen, nuts and seed etc. in the freezer. However, bee pollen can just be refrigerated while being used. I avoid all vegetable oils, especially purified, processed, bleached, and hydrogenated vegetable oils (trans-fatty acids). Vegetable oil is not a whole food, but only the expulsion of what was originally a whole food. However, the refrigerated, raw, cold-pressed, golden oil from flaxseed and virgin , cold-pressed green olive oil can still be very healthy, so I still use flax oil and olive oil. The least expensive source for essential fatty acids, lignins and fiber is freshly ground, whole flax seed.

Most nuts and seed tend to be high in harmful lectins and other toxins and anti-nutrients. Peanuts ae the WORST of all--best to avoid them entirely. However almonds tend to have the fewest lectins. It is best to soak nuts and seed in water for 2-3 days before consuming them. Rinse thoroughly and replace water twice daily. Soaking nuts and seed helps to deactivate enzyme inhibitors and reduce the lectins naturally present in dry nuts and seed, while activating plant growth hormones and many vital enzymes involved in the initiation of a plant's life. However, one should still eat them in moderation or no more than 1/2 cup a day (amount before soaking).

EGGS, in my opinion, are a whole food containing vital biological components for hormones, cell renewal, and overall healing and well-being. Use fertile or "range free" FRESH eggs from the refrigerated section of your health food store. CHECK ODOR BEFORE USING THEM! Dispose of any single egg smells even slightly off. I am well aware of the dangers of eating RAW EGGS and certain other raw foods. I would OBJECT to eating raw meat, fish, shellfish, etc. anyway, but have benefited from eating raw eggs. Certain spiritual paths forbid the eating of eggs, and especially red meat because their influence is not as positive as that from pure plant nutrition. It may be because animal products tend to contain medicines, hormones and more pollutants.


HERBS AND VITAMINS - My favorite and most frequently used antioxidant vitamin and herbal supplements are: CQ10, Grape seed Extract, B-complex, Dry (oil free) Vitamin E, Ester C, Minerals, Microhydrin (from Royal Body Care), Chlorella, Korean Ginseng, Kotu Kola, Ginkgo, Kava Kava, Saw Palmetto Berries, Schisandra Fruit, Cayenne Pepper, Cinnamon, Turmeric, Garlic, etc. I also would make my own and use colloidal silver if I feel a cold or any other sort of infection coming on (which is almost never). There are also raw food products available that contain various amounts of multiple herbs, probiotics, etc. in one convenient, inexpensive protein formula such as: Garden of Life's Perfect Food for example.




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Acai Berry Scams You Want To Avoid

Are you sick of hearing or reading about scams involving the acai berry? It makes it tough to get excited about taking this amazing health supplement when you realize people are getting scammed over it all the time. It's hard to know who the legitimate dealers are out there and who is just trying to take your money.

Many health professionals agree that the acai berry is an excellent healthy supplement and a great antioxidant; this is what makes it so hard to swallow all of the people out there that are selling the acai berry just for a lot of profit and don't have your best interests at heart.

The acai berry began as a great supplement for people--one that is excellent for your stamina, energy, fitness level and overall health. It's turned into a sham because of a few underhanded sellers out there.

The Big Deception - There has been a lot on the web about celebrities endorsing the acai berry when, in fact, many of these celebrities have just discussed the product on their shows and didn't actually go out and say that the product was the "best superfood" out there. Many of these celebrities have stated that the acai berry has improved their health but haven't agreed to become spokespeople for the product. You need to know the difference between an endorsement and a frank discussion of the product. Nevertheless, because celebrities tend to sell products, their names and faces get plastered all over advertisements, even when they haven't officially endorsed the product.

Pay no Attention to Outrageous Ads - If the ad says that the acai berry (or any other product) cures cancer, it is flat out wrong. If it says you will grow taller overnight or do something else impossible, you want to avoid buying that product. Instead, go for reasonable ads that make reasonable claims, regardless of what the product is. This is especially true for acai berry products because, while it does amazing things, it doesn't do outrageous things and you have to know that before buying it.

Always Avoid High Pressure Sales Tactics - Does the website use high pressure sales tactics to sell its product? If so, you need to realize that they are trying too hard. The acai berry extract can naturally sell itself without high pressure sales tactics. Know what the Acai berry really does and what it doesn't do before going out and purchasing the product. Buy a product that informs you of the acai berry extract, educates you on what it does and allows the product to basically sell itself--without high pressure tactics.












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The Raw Food Detox Diet: The Five-Step Plan for Vibrant Health and Maximum Weight Loss by Natalia Rose - Product Description - A top nutritionist provides her simple, proven five-level diet plan to safely make the transition to eating raw foods, and to detoxify and achieve a perfect body no matter how you eat now. The raw food craze has taken off, as raw restaurants spring up and celebrities, models, and other fans tout the effects of eating raw. However, many people who are intrigued by raw food simply don't know how to make the transition from what they're eating now, or how to achieve the benefits of eating raw without giving up their lifestyle or the foods they love. Natalia Rose, an in-demand nutritionist, shows how in "The Raw Food Detox Diet". Whether your diet is primarily made up of meat and potatoes, or tofu and tempeh, you can incorporate the flavour and lasting health benefits of raw food into your life with this groundbreaking diet book to energize and inspire you to achieve your goals safely and easily.

About the Author - Natalia Rose works with some of the world's most body-conscious men and women, including models, actors, and media personalities. She has served as nutrition director for the Frederic Fekkai Spa and is the author of The Raw Food Detox Diet. She lives in New York City with her husband and two children.


The Raw Food Diet Myth by Ruthann Russo - Review - This book is an excellent, thoughtful, and comprehensive book. It catches the essence of raw food, which is that it is a total lifestyle that helps you become Alive. The Raw Food Diet Myth is an outstanding book for anyone who wants to understand the live-food way of life. --Dr. Gabriel Cousens

Product Description - The Raw Food Diet Myth is a thought provoking exploration of the revolutionary philosophy of raw and living foods. Author and raw foodist Dr. Ruthann Russo proves that raw food is much more than a diet. She does this by bringing together an enjoyable and clear description of the food, lifestyle, treatment of the earth, each other and the quest for physical, spiritual and mental health within the raw food movement. In the section on Basics, you will read about the long and strong history of the raw food movement beginning with early leaders like physicians Max Bircher-Benner and Max Gerson to leaders of today like Dr. Gabriel Cousens and David Wolfe. In the Food section, Russo describes healthy conflict within the movement in chapters devoted completely to raw chocolate, raw sweeteners, and water. In the Lifestyle Russo delves into health, spirituality and physical fitness as well as ethics, economics, and even raw pets. The book provides you with worthwhile information to make a conscious decision about whether to incorporate any of the raw and living food philosophy into your own philosophy of living.

The purpose of this book is to introduce you to the revolutionary philosophy of raw and living foods by pulling together all of the components, including, but not limited to, diet, into one place. The book provides you with information to make a conscious decision about whether you will, or perhaps already have, incorporated any of the raw and living food philosophy into your own philosophy of living. The Raw Food Diet Myth covers:

* The history of raw food lifestyle
* Raw vs Living food
* How to get raw
* What you ll need to go raw
* A list of acidic foods to avoid whether you are raw or not
* Ethics of the raw food lifestyle

"I think your book is so great in presenting information in such a balanced and rational and very clear and compelling way, addressing all sorts of confusions that people have regarding raw food. THANK YOU!" - Sarma Melngailis, Proprietor, pure food and wine of New York


Fresh: The Ultimate Live-Food Cookbook by Sergei Boutenko and Valya Boutenko - Editorial Reviews - "Raw food makes us healthy, reverses aging, and improves our appearance, and now you are holding in your hands the proof of raw food's value in rearing exemplary youth. On every page of this book, the authors will surprise and delight you with fresh insights and deep understanding into the child-parent relationship. Their intelligence is vivid, their wisdom is astute, and their love for others is stupendous. Whether you are a parent or child, you will gain insight from this book."--Tonya Zavasta, author of Your Right to Be Beautiful and Quantum Eating

"Sergei and Valya share much wisdom and wit with sound nutritional guidance. They have been well taught and have a unique ability to share with others their perspective on the path to ultimate health."--Brigitte Mars, author of Rawsome!, Beauty by Nature, The Desktop Guide to Herbal Medicine, and Addiction Free--Naturally

"Valya's and Sergei's new book inspires and encourages people to explore, persevere, and also to be courageous and imaginative with their new way of eating. They offer helpful and practical guidance and recipes that provide a foundation for success and enjoyment on a raw vegan diet."--Vance M. Logan, MD

"Not only do Sergei and Valya prepare the most delicious raw foods, which is talent enough, but the clarity, wisdom, and insights they share about food and health are breathtaking. This book is a must-read for any aspiring health seeker-no question. What they teach now is unbelievably cutting-edge, and everyone should know it."--Karen Knowler, the Raw Food Coach

Product Description - Cookbooks need not—indeed, should not—involve cooking, say the authors of this authoritative, beautifully illustrated book. And they should know. Sergei and Vayla Boutenko bring fifteen years' experience to this collection of scrumptious, sophisticated recipes and comprehensive guide to the raw life.

Fresh covers the whole range of recipes, including savory dishes, desserts, fermented foods, drinks, and wild foods. Techniques common to the recipes are introduced and clearly explained, including an inventory of uncommon fruits and how to handle and prepare them, as well as an immersion into the five basic flavors and the herbs, fruits, vegetables, and grains that help chefs bring out each flavor best. The authors introduce the three stages of adaptation to this lifestyle and provide a concise review of minimal equipment requirements and ideal appliance additions for the well-stocked raw kitchen.


The Complete Idiot's Guide to Eating Raw by Mark Reinfeld, Bo Rinaldi, and Jennifer Murray - Editorial Reviews - "Recipes so good you may want to eat this book."--Woody Harrelson, actor

"The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Eating Raw is ideal for anyone looking to seamlessly adopt eating habits that will benefit overall health and boost athletic performance."--Brendan Brazier, pro Ironman triathlete and best-selling author of The Thrive Diet

"I love this book! Now we know that raw foods are able to take complete idiots and turn them into total geniuses! Great recipes! Wow!"--David Wolfe, author of The Sunfood Diet Success System and Eating for Beauty.

Product Description - A raw food diet is a purely healthy diet.

More people than ever are turning to a raw food diet. In this guide, readers will find the secrets to raw food weight loss; how raw foods can heal the body and boost energy and enthusiasm; information on the anti-aging properties of raw food; and 100+ recipes that show how raw foods can be combined into delectable meals.

* Fully explains the benefits of this increasingly popular diet choice, plus presents a mini cookbook that gets readers started on their new regimen
* Recently published studies indicate that rheumatoid and fibromyalgia patients—who number in the millions—can benefit from an uncooked vegan diet rich in antioxidants, lactobacilli, and fiber


The Raw Food Revolution Diet by Cherie Soria, Brenda Davis, and Vesanto Melina - Product Description - Discover how a raw foods diet will balance your weight naturally. This collection of recipes for imaginative, delectable, accessible and enticing cuisine is a far cry from a discipline limited to salads and sprouts. You'll be able to enjoy delicious, easy-to-prepare meals without feeling deprived. And you'll experience how raw foods can improve your health and make you feel more alive. Practical tips make it easy to choose the raw diet plan that's right for you with handy menus to get you started. A "How To" section on putting together a raw food diet that is nutritionally sound ensures that you receive the nutrients you need as you achieve your natural weight.

About the Author - Cherie Soria, acclaimed raw foods chef and instructor, is the founder and director of Living Light Culinary Arts Institute. She is the author of Angel Foods: Healthy Recipes for Heavenly Bodies. Brenda Davis is a registered dietitian, international speaker, and expert in the field of plant-based nutrition and diabetes management. She is the coauthor of The New Becoming Vegetarian, Becoming Vegan, Defeating Diabetes and Dairy-Free and Delicious. Vesanto Melina is a registered dietitian and nutritional consultant on raw, vegan, and vegetarian diets. She is the coauthor of The New Becoming Vegetarian, Becoming Vegan, The Food Allergy Survival Guide and Raising Vegetarian Children.


Ani's Raw Food Kitchen: Easy, Delectable Living Foods Recipes by Ani Phyo - Editorial Reviews - From Booklist - A cookbook dedicated to raw food appears oxymoronic to the uninitiated, but people who aim to pursue a raw vegan diet soon realize that eating uncooked foods involves more than simply chomping into whatever sits on grocers' produce shelves. Phyo shows how to create more complex flavor harmonies. Nutmeats of all sorts serve as a basis of many recipes, offering a spectrum of uses from cheese substitutions to pie crusts. Dates stand in for the sweetness less healthfully derived from refined sugar. Raw zucchini strips mimic fettuccini. A close reading of the nutritional analysis for each recipe reveals the high levels of dietary fiber this diet introduces. Although most of Phyo's ingredients are readily available, she does occasionally call for unfamiliar items such as liquid aminos, a replacement for soy sauce. Phyo also provides recipes for raw vegan dog food. Illustrations consist mainly of photographs of the author. --Knoblauch, Mark

Review - "Provides a feasible...method to rejuvenate your mind and body." -- Edward Kim MD, Director of Interventional Cardiology Evergreen Hospital, Kirkland, WA


Raw Food Life Force Energy: Enter a Totally New Stratosphere of Weight Loss, Beauty, and Health by Natalia Rose - Editorial Reviews - Product Description According to top nutritionist Natalia Rose, the secret to a beautiful lean body, youthful radiant skin, abundant energy, and a state of natural bliss is Life Force Energy. If we can properly harness and increase our Life Force Energy through simple dietary and environmental principles, we can experience radically improved levels of health, beauty, and happiness. With Raw Food Life Force Energy's more than seventy irresistibly fresh and energizing recipes, you'll see amazing results, including:

* Effortless, abundant weight loss
* Glowing, healthy skin
* Markedly increased energy
* Fewer colds and flus
* A more positive attitude and increased mental acuity

Natalia Rose offers a new vision of how to honor and revitalize our bodies and become powerfully attractive inside and out. Raw Food Life Force Energy shows us how to break out of our destructive, energy-draining patterns of poor eating, unsuccessful dieting, and stressful living to lift ourselves to a whole new stratosphere of well-being.

About the Author - Well-known for her highly effective, personalised diets, and author of The Raw Food Detox Diet, Natalia Rose works with some of the world's most body-conscious men and women, including models, actors, and media personalities.


12 Steps to Raw Foods: How to End Your Dependency on Cooked Food by Victoria Boutenko and Gabriel Cousens - Editorial Reviews - "The first edition of this book (published in 2000) was excellent. The second edition is masterfully outstanding."--From the foreword by Gabriel Cousens, MD

"Sensational! The why and how of a raw-foods lifestyle in a nutshell. A must-read for those who want more vitality, happiness, and success in their lives."--Victor M. Vieira, DC, fellow of the International Academy of Clinical Acupuncture

"A marvelous book full of useful information for people seeking a better understanding of the relationship between nutritional factors and optimal health. Victoria Boutenko asks probing questions and searches every avenue that can lead to new answers. Her conclusions are remarkable, often surprising, and always illuminating."--Melvyn L. Iscove, MD

"Imagine what would happen in a society wherein people would take responsibility for their own health and wellness. Victoria Boutenko's book provides the basis for this healthier shift in our thinking and daily lifestyle."--Jeannette Vos, EdD, co-author of The Learning Revolution and The New Learning Revolution  

Product Description - Why do we overeat time and time again? Why do we make poor diet choices while we want to be healthy? What makes losing weight so difficult? These and many other vital questions are addressed in 12 Steps to Raw Foods in an open and sincere dialogue. Based on the latest scientific research, Victoria Boutenko explains the numerous benefits of choosing a diet of fresh rather than cooked foods. This book contains self-tests and questionnaires that help the reader to determine if they have hidden eating patterns that undermine their health. Using examples from life, the author explores the most common reasons for people to make unhealthy eating choices.

Rather than simply praising the benefits of raw foods, this book offers helpful tips and coping techniques to form and maintain new, healthy patterns. Learn how to make a raw food restaurant card that makes dining with co-workers easy and enjoyable. Discover three magic sentences that enable you to refuse your mother-in-law's apple pie without offending her. Find out how to sustain your chosen diet while traveling. These are only a few of the many scenarios that Boutenko outlines.

Written in a convenient 12-step format, this book guides the reader through the most significant physical, psychological, and spiritual phases of the transition from cooked to raw foods. Embracing the raw food lifestyle is more than simply turning off the stove. Such a radical change in the way we eat affects all aspects of life. Boutenko touches on the human relationship with nature, the value of supporting others, and the importance of living in harmony with people who don't share the same point of view on eating. Already a classic, this enhanced second edition is aimed at anyone interested in improving their health through diet.


Raw Food/Real World: 100 Recipes to Get the Glow by Matthew Kenney, Sarma Melngailis, and Jen Karetnick - Product Description - Top New York chef and restaurateur Matthew Kenney and his partner, Sarma Melngailis, had been thinking of opening a Moroccan restaurant. But one night they were invited to a raw food restaurant -- and it changed their lives. They instead opened Pure Food and Wine, a restaurant devoted to creative, tasty raw food, and it has been drawing rave reviews. Dishes such as Zucchini and Green Zebra Tomato Lasagne, Golden Squash Pasta with Black Summer Truffles, and Dark Chocolate Ganache Tart with Vanilla Cream have given raw food a sexy new appeal.

The decision to go raw was shocking at first for these two ex-carnivorous chefs, but they soon found that preparing and eating raw food made them and their guests feel their physical best. Melngailis noticed a difference almost immediately -- "Light, clean, natural, and alive foods make you feel light, clean, and more alive. And sexy." This new way of life has changed their outlook on eating and cooking and connects them to the world around them. As Kenney says, "Raw foods and the lifestyle associated with it are so compelling and complex that we will be forever learning and growing. Already it seems that we have discovered some of the magic that life offers."

In this lushly photographed book, Kenney and Melngailis share some of that magic -- and show that preparing and eating raw does not mean bland, unsatisfying, or impossibly time-consuming meals. Using dehydrating, Vita-Mix blending, a nuanced understanding of spices, and unprecedented creativity, they explore a whole new outlook on raw food that transfers beautifully and easily from their kitchen to yours -- no matter what your present diet. And you'll immediately begin to reap the benefits of healthful, delicious, life-giving raw food.


The Raw 50: 10 Amazing Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners, Snacks, and Drinks for Your Raw Food Lifestyle by Carol Alt and David Roth - Product Description - Ever since supermodel and actress Carol Alt shared her secret with the world--that she's become the healthiest, slimmest, and most energetic she's ever been by converting to a raw food lifestyle-- she's been getting enthusiastic feedback from people wanting to know more about this revolutionary movement.

In this highly anticipated follow-up to her breakout success, Eating in the Raw, Carol presents easy, everyday raw food recipes, more stories about people who have adopted a raw diet, and new information about the practical considerations of this healthy way of life. The Raw 50 contains all of Carol's favorite raw recipes--10 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 10 dinners, 10 snacks, and 10 drinks. There are dishes for every taste and every time of day, including Vanilla Avocado Milk, Red Leaf Salad with Arugula Pesto Dressing, Red Pepper Curry Soup, Romaine Avocado Burritos, and Red Beet Ravioli Stuffed with Tarragon "Goat" Cheese. There's even a delicious Raw Pizza, as well as tempting desserts like Lemon Ginger Coconut Tart and Frozen Watermelon Cheesecake.

With complete menus for lunches and dinners, plenty of useful advice on choosing ingredients and essential equiptment, and easy-reference lists of staple foods for any raw kitchen, The Raw 50 is the ideal go-to guide for anyone ready to experience the life-changing benefits of eating in the raw.

About the Author - For more than two decades, Carol Alt has been one of the world's most recognizable names and faces. In addition to being the first American to be the face of Lancôme and gracing the cover of more than 700 magazines, she has made calendars, posters, and exercise videos, all of which have sold millions of copies. An accomplished spokesperson and frequent guest on talk shows, she has acted on stage and television and in more than 65 movies. Visit her website www.carolalt.com.


Rawsome!: Maximizing Health, Energy, and Culinary Delight With the Raw Foods Diet by Brigitte Mars - Product Description - A raw foods diet advocates exactly that: eating raw foods. No cooking, no grilling, no steaming, no application of high temperatures. Why? Because eating food closest to its natural state engenders a tremendous exchange of energy between food and body. The result, over time, is a feeling of buoyant, radiant health. Tackling head-on the skepticism likely to greet proponents of what the world sees as a "fad" diet, renowned nutritional consultant and raw foods adherent Brigitte Mars presents historical data and scientific evidence confirming the efficacy of raw foods diets in: Supporting emotional stablity; Increasing energy levels; Clearing the skin; Boosting immune-system function; improving digestive function; Dispelling depression: Sustaing overall good health. In addition, Mars points out the environmental benefits of the raw foods diet, making a case for eating raw foods as a means of reducing waste, making the most of agricultural practice, and reducing the ! human footprint on the earth. Whether the reader wants to jump right into an all-raw diet or just wants to introduce more raw foods into the diet, Mars offers gentle encouragement and practical instruction. Readers will find advice on planning a balanced diet to meet their nutritional needs, combining foods for best effect, presrving raw foods, equpping the raw kitchen, sprouting, juicing, and evey other technique that makes the raw foods diet simple,delicious, and healthful. In-depth profiles describe the nutritional and health benefits of hundreds of fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seasonings. Perhaps most important, the author provides more than 200 kitchen-tested, real-people-approved raw foods recipes. Under Mar's instruction, readers will enjoy making everything from juices and shakes to salads, soupsdressings, yogurts, crackers, spreads, dips, vegetable burgers, curries, vegetable pastas, wraps, and more. And let's not forget desset: brownies, ice cream, lemon bars, fru! it leathers,pies,cakes, puddings, and other delectable treats. For people who want the vibrant energy and health that raw foods offe but don't want to give up the taste of good cooking, "Rawsome!" provides the answer.

About the Author - Brigitte Mars is an hebalist and nutritional consultant from Boulder, Colorado, who has been working with natural medicine for more than thirty years. She teaches herbal medicine through Esalen, the Boulder College of Masage Therapy, and the Naropa Institute. She is a professional member of the American Herbalists Guild. She is the author of several books, including "Sex, Love & Health," "Addiction-Free Naturally," "Herbs for Healthy Skin and Nails," and "Dandelion Medicine."


The Raw Secrets: the Raw Food Diet in the Real World, 2nd Edition by Frederic Patenaude and FredericPatenaude.com - Product Description - The Raw Secrets will help you live sustainably on the raw vegan diet and overcome the problems you may have encountered in doing so. Based on logical principles, the raw vegan diet still often falls short of expectation. Instead of improvements in their health, many people see deterioration. Others experience less rejuvenation than they anticipated, or find themselves unable to maintain balance in the long-term. This results solely from a lack of understanding of the guiding principles of natural diet, from the widespread misinformation about it, and the gross errors that follow. The 31, succinct chapters give unique insights on many topics affecting those considering a high-raw or all-raw diet. Each holds dozens of tips to help you eat a pure, simple, nourishing diet. If you are tired of the same, boring, repetitive information found in nearly every other book on the raw vegan diet, then you're in for a surprise! If you seek groundbreaking research and a fresh perspective on raw eating, you will find them in The Raw Secrets. Here are some topics covered: * The deadly errors of the raw food diet and how to avoid them * The most overlooked and important causes for lack of energy * Why certain foods are poisons and drugs and how to find out which ones to are * An absolutely effective and low-cost way to give up bad habits * All about a healthy diet that doesn't require you to buy special supplements * Sure signs that the diet you're on is not working for you (even if it's raw) * The easiest and best way to transition to a raw food diet

About the Author - Frederic Patenaude is the publisher of several newsletters on the raw-food diet and health. He is the author of 3 books and over a dozen courses on nutrition, health and self-improvement


Green for Life by Victoria Boutenko - Editorial Reviews - Author's clear, masterful concept, so powerful - we can expect to see the world of health rocked to its foundations. -- Thomas C. Chavez, Homeopath, Author of Body Electronics

Author's clear, masterful concept, so powerful - we can expect to see the world of health rocked to its foundations. --Thomas C. Chavez, Homeopath, Author of Body Electronics

It will bring health to millions and make life easier for all of us now. A must read! --Dr Ruza Bogdanovich, an internationally renowned lecturer and teacher on true nutrition, author of the famous book, The Cure is in the Cause.

Victoria's new book will bring health to millions. A must read! -- Dr Ruza Bogdanovich, author of The Cure is in the Cause

Victoria's new book will bring health to millions. A must read! --Dr Ruza Bogdanovich, author of The Cure is in the Cause

Product Description - In search of the perfect human diet, Victoria Boutenko compares the standard American diet with the diet of wild chimpanzees. Chimpanzees share an estimated 99.4% of genes with humans, but their diet is dramatically different from ours. The most glaring difference is that chimpanzees consume significantly more green leaves than humans. Victoria developed a series of greens smoothies that enable anyone to consume the necessary amount of greens in a very palatable way.


Living Cuisine: The Art and Spirit of Raw Foods (Avery Health Guides) by Renee Loux Underkoffler and Woody Harrelson - Editorial Reviews - From Publishers Weekly - This extensive volume provides a compendium of information on the chic raw foods movement. Underkoffler, a Maui-based restaurateur and workshop facilitator, devotes several hundred pages to descriptions of fruits, vegetables and the other essentials of a raw foods diet; the economic and social effects of eating raw foods; and the health benefits of adhering to such a diet. Many of the volume's recipes make the prospect of eating all raw foods quite appetizing. Indonesian vegetable Pad Thai in Coconut Sauce, Golden Butternut Soup with Provenćal Pesto, Pesto Stuffed Mushrooms and Crumble Apple Strudel Bundt Cake are all dishes that even non-raw converts might savor. And the author offers little tips to help soften the strict rules of eating raw. For example, she explains, "A wonderful secret of raw foods preparation is to serve soup in a warmed bowl. It allows the flavors to bloom a little bit more and keeps the soup warm without having to heat the soup to unhealthful temperatures upon serving." For readers who don't mind lukewarm bisque, or the significant effort that goes into preparing it, this book offers nice variety and valuable information. Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Product Description - Eating raw isn't just for naturalists anymore. Today, health-conscious eaters are filling their plates with the foods nature has already prepared. And these foods go well beyond the sprouts, carrots, and celery typically associated with this type of diet.

In Living Cuisine, celebrated raw chef Renée Underkoffler shows how varied, exciting, and healthy raw-foods cuisine can be. She introduces the many benefits of eating raw and offers guidelines for incorporating this healthier regimen into one's lifestyle. She provides clear, step-by-step instructions for raw-foods processing techniques-juicing, sprouting, culturing and fermenting, dehydrating, and even blanching.

At the heart of Living Cuisine are the more than 300 tantalizing recipes inspired by a wide range of ethnic and regional foods. These beverages, soups, salads, appetizers, side dishes, sushi, entrees, and desserts are all delicious and simple to prepare. This unique resource includes thorough information necessary for a foray into raw-foods living.


Your Natural Diet: Alive Raw Foods by T. C. Fry; David Klein - Editorial Reviews - "A tour de force by authorities on the raw food diet. The book is a treasure trove of practical advice." -- A. William Menzin, M.D., Harvard Medical School, December 23, 2003

"It seems as if you've written it just for me. It's so guiding, helping me immensely." -- Ryan Pate, Sydney, Australia, March 2, 2004

"It's having a profound effect on my healing. It started a transformation and I haven't looked back." -- Sasha Allenby, Coventry, England

Product Description - Teaches how to eat or biologically correct diet of raw fruits, vegetables, sprouts, nuts and seeds. The criteria for determining our natural diet character, food combining guidelines and how to select the best foods is discussed. Includes sections on how to eat healthfully, how to avoid the pitfalls and many simple raw food recipes. A glossary of uncommon terms is included. This books is used as the text for the course Human's Natural Biological diet at the University of Natural health, and this Natural Hygiene eating approach has proven to be the most successful one for raw fooders for a century.


Raw Dog Food: Make It Easy for You and Your Dog by Carina Beth Macdonald - Product Description - Raw feeding is the hottest topic in dog care today. You may have heard about the "BARF" diet - Biologically Appropriate Raw Foods. Learn why and how to feed your dog this new (but really OLD) diet. "Raw Dog Food: Make It Easy for You and Your Dog " explains in simple, friendly and understandable terms the logic behind this approach. This fun and slightly irreverent book shows you how feeding your dog a raw diet can be effective, economical, and easy for you and healthy for your dog. Learn how to make it work for your dog and you!

Alive in 5: Raw Gourmet Meals in Five Minutes by Angela Elliott - Product Description - Here is a great resource for anyone looking for easy alternatives to complex raw recipes that require lots of time and expensive equipment to prepare. Acclaimed raw chef Angela Elliott shows how to whip up mouth-watering lasagne, spaghetti marinara, stuffed mushrooms, broccoli in cheese sauce, apple pie, decadent whipped cream and strawberries, chocolate shake, and more--all in about five minutes, with easy-to-find ingredients and just a blender or food processor. She shares her personal wellness journey and her playful enthusiasm to make the book an enjoyable and inspiring guide to delicious living.

About the Author - Angela Elliott was raised by a world-renowned physicist/chemist stepfather and a gourmet French chef/writer mother whose occupations enabled frequent travel abroad. She is a practitioner in holistic endeavors, including Chinese medicine, nutrition, herbology, reflexology, culinary arts, living food, and intuitive healing. Angela also has extensive experience as a licensed paramedical aesthetician. She is the owner and operator of Celestial Raw Goddess Enterprises, which promotes raw food as a life-enhancing aspect of natural wellness. Angela currently resides in San Diego, California with her husband and teenage son, Ian, who has adopted the raw food lifestyle as well.


Kristen's Raw: The Easy Way to Get Started & Succeed at the Raw Food Vegan Diet & Lifestyle by Kristen Suzanne - Product Description - Mounting evidence has shown that heat destroys many of the nutrients found in raw, living food, rendering it harder to digest, nutritionally diminished, and even toxic to the body. Raw food is catching on! From Hollywood stars with personal chefs, to a host of chic new Manhattan restaurants, the Raw Food movement is sweeping the country as people learn about the dramatic health benefits derived by eating a vegan diet in which food is never heated above 118 degrees Fahrenheit.

But where does one begin? Knowing that Raw food is good for you is one thing; actually adopting the Raw vegan diet is something else. Whether you're interested in diving deep into the Raw vegan lifestyle or just testing the water and easing into it, you'll benefit by having an expert show you the way. Raw food chef Kristen Suzanne leads you step-by-step through the How? and Why? of introducing more Raw, plant-based foods into your diet and daily routine.

Unlike Raw recipe books, this one-of-a-kind Raw Lifestyle guide provides expert advice and super easy tips and tricks for changing your habits and succeeding with the world's healthiest diet. You'll learn what to eat, how much, and when, what to expect physically, what to expect emotionally, how to get started, how to handle cravings, how to order in restaurants, how to travel, how to handle questions from friends and co-workers, and how to deal with family members or introduce them to the Raw food lifestyle. In this friendly, funny, candid, and sometimes shockingly irreverent volume, Chef Kristen becomes your best friend, Raw food guide, and mentor, helping to ensure your success in what promises to be one of the most physically and mentally rewarding journeys of your life.

About the Author - Kristen Suzanne is an accomplished Raw food chef with a passion for helping people live life to the fullest with the healthiest cuisine in the world. Through radio, television, books, and her popular blog and email newsletter, Chef Kristen Suzanne helps individuals live and love the Raw lifestyle. For more information about Chef Kristen Suzanne, please visit KristensRaw.com


The 80/10/10 Diet by Dr. Douglas N. Graham - Product Description - After more than 5 years of intensive work the definitive guide to the 80/10/10 Diet is here! Get your hands on the latest book by Dr. Douglas Graham, The 80/10/10 Diet: Balancing Your Health, Your Weight, and Your Life One Luscious Bite at a Time. If you have struggled with staying raw, would like to lose weight, or change your life for the better, look no further than this groundbreaking book.

About the Author - Dr. Douglas Graham, a lifetime athlete and twenty-seven year raw fooder, is an advisor to world-class athletes and trainers from around the globe. He has worked professionally with top performers from almost every sport and every field of entertainment, including such notables as tennis legend Martina Navratilova, NBA pro basketball player Ronnie Grandison, track Olympic sprinter Doug Dickinson, pro women's soccer player Callie Withers, championship bodybuilder Kenneth G. Williams, Chicken Soup for the Soul coauthor Mark Victor Hansen, and actress Demi Moore. As owner of a fasting retreat in the Florida Keys for ten years, Dr. Graham personally supervised thousands of fasts. He was in private practice as a chiropractor for twenty years, before retiring to focus more fully on his writing and speaking. Dr. Graham is the author of many books on raw food and health including The High Energy Diet Recipe Guide, Nutrition and Athletic Performance, Grain Damage, Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries and The 80/10/10 Diet. He has shared his strategies for success with audiences at more than 4,000 presentations worldwide and is recognized as one of the fathers of the modern raw food movement


The Live Food Factor: A Comprehensive Guide to the Ultimate Diet for Body, Mind, Spirit & Planet by Susan E. Schenck - Editorial Reviews - The Live Food Factor is destined to become a classic. This bookrepresents the most comprehensive study of the raw food diet and theraw food movement ever put on paper. When I received the manuscript, I simply couldn't put it down and read the book in two days. In my classes, people have asked me over the years, Where is the scientific research backing up the raw food diet? I'm thrilled that now we have The Live Food Factor, which contains data that is thoroughly backed upwith a list of over 60 scientific studies. I am a raw food teacher, writer, and researcher myself. I have taught hundreds of workshopsabout this subject for many years, and I have learned a great deal from Susan Schenck's book. I highly recommend this book to all readers interested in improving their health.--Victoria Boutenko, raw food author and educator

The Live Food Factor is the very best book on alternative health care ever done. It contains more research on the benefits of raw foods as well as the dangers of cooked foods ever amassed in one place.--Dr. Vivian V. Vetrano, DC, hMD, PhD, DSci

This is one of the most thoroughly researched books on nutrition. This book is easy to read.--Dr.Jeannette Vos, co-author of The Learning Revolution 2.0 --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Product Description - The Live Food Factor is the first comprehensive guide to not only the raw food diet, but also the raw food movement itself. This diet is sweeping America as people discover its power to not only make a body lean, but also keep disease at bay and bolster the immune system to heal from what are typically considered "incurable" diseases. Everyone who eats should read this book! This 520-page book contains four sections. Section one entails the benefits of raw and includes a chapter that details ten good reasons to stop cooking, as well as 17 personal testimonials. Section two has the science and includes not only why raw food helps the body heal (as Hippocrates said, "Let food be thy medicine") but also over 50 published studies demonstrating the superiority of an uncooked diet, and in many cases, the toxicity of a cooked one. This is a book that can be presented to the most skeptic of all. Section three informs the reader of the history and modern day leaders of the raw food movement. Section four is a complete "how-to" manual. It tells you how to go raw and what to expect. It also includes 13 common pitfalls of beginning raw fooders as well as discussion of 16 controversial nutritional issues and answers 27 of the most frequently asked questions. In Chapter 15 there are also over 60 raw recipes: gourmet dishes such as raw desserts, entrees, soups, etc. The appendices document how the food and drug companies keep us ignorant of true health. It also summarizes radical branches of the raw food movement (such as the raw meat eaters). In the back of the book is a useful resource section for raw gourmet foods, kitchen devices, raw restaurants, and doctors/healing centers familiar with the program. This book won first place in the Independent Publisher's Awards (IPPY) as "The Most Progressive Health Book of the Year"


The Raw Transformation: Energizing Your Life with Living Foods by Wendy Rudell and David Wolfe - Product Description - This visually lively gourmet raw food recipe book provides all the information you need for increasing your health and well-being through a raw foods diet. The recipes will motivate anyone who wants to have more energy, vitality, and abundant health without feeling deprived of their former cuisine. In addition, the book introduces readers to the ways that we can transform our physical bodies and our consciousness through a combination of living foods, yoga, meditation, breath work, and much more.

The first third of the book introduces raw cuisine, giving information on nutrition and the benefits of adopting this lifestyle. It connects raw food to other modalities, to enable the whole process of physical, emotional, and spiritual transformation.

The next two thirds of the book features over 300 raw food recipes that are surprisingly diverse and easy to make. These recipes include entrees such as Indian Vegetable Curry and Pad Thai, desserts such as Banana Coconut Cream Pie, and a wide variety of salads, breads, crackers, side dishes, shakes, smoothies, soups, dressings, marinades, dips, and much more. Unlike many natural foods recipe books, this one uses only familiar, easy-to-find ingredients.

The book ends with a list of sources for blenders, juicers, kitchen gadgets, organic and specialty foods, as well as health retreat centers. It also includes a glossary and recommended reading list.

About the Author - Wendy Rudell has spent the last 35 years living a very healthy lifestyle and pursuing her interest in all the healing arts. After working as head chef of a large vegetarian restaurant in British Columbia, Canada, and attaining a teaching degree, she became a coordinator and instructor for a Pritikin program in Maui that focused on reducing the effects of degenerative diseases. From 1984 to 1990, she owned and operated a raw food product manufacturing and distributing company on the the island Kauai.

Returning to the continent, Rudell attained a teacher training degree in Hatha yoga from the Vancouver Yoga Institute and later studied Ashtanga yoga for three years. She graduated from the Arica Institute as a trainer, and became a licensed massage therapist and practiced in Hawaii for 12 years. She also worked as a qualified colon therapist, gourmet raw food chef, and yoga instructor at the Tassa Hanalei Retreat Center on Kauai for 3 years.

At the Optimum Health Institute in San Diego, California, Rudell implemented a complete program of lifestyle changes designed to teach guests how to live a raw foods lifestyle when they returned home. This included teaching gourmet raw food cuisine, theory and application, breath work, yoga, meditation, and nutrition. Rudell currently lives in Cabo San Lucas, where she provides a similar program at a health resort, integrating bio energetic medicine with the other modalities.

Rudell has developed Transform 2000, a process of awakening the mind/body/spirit and transforming our consciousness. (Visit the website at www.Transform2000.com.) She recently purchased 750 acres of land in the Cabo area to develop into a conscious community based on a raw food lifestyle and high spiritual values.


Eating For Beauty by David Wolfe - Editorial Reviews - Product Description - "Eating for Beauty will open your eyes to the hidden treasures of a healthy diet and open your body to a fulfilling and vital existence."--Anthony Robbins, Author of Awaken the Giant Within and Unlimited Power

"David, I believe you are at the heart of a movement that will sweep the planet in 15 years."--Woody Harrelson, Actor

Product Description - In Eating For Beauty, author David Wolfe, one of America's foremost nutrition experts, describes how to cleanse, nourish and beautify by utilizing the benefits of a fresh-food diet. The lessons contained within this book can be applied to improve one's appearance, vitality, and health. This book is about how to become more beautiful, not just how to maintain beauty or even slow the aging process. It is about rejuvenation at the deepest level, and the enjoyment of life.

This book contains the key for creating beauty within oneself through diet and other complementary factors. Though it explores the role of yoga, beauty sleep, and the psychology of beauty, this book is primarily about the way to eat for beauty. The Beauty Diet is based on principles of raw nourishment—representing the cutting edge nutritional science.

With scientific explanations of the human body's chemical reactions to various elements of nutrition, physical activity and sleep, this book provides a guide for how to reach your potential for beauty. More than 30 gourmet "beauty recipes" and in-depth descriptions of beneficial foods help to steer beauty-seekers down the path of aesthetic enlightenment. The magical, beautifying secrets held within this book will help the human race reclaim one of its most divine attributes: beauty, inside and out.


Raw Kids: Transitioning Children to a Raw Food Diet, Revised Edition by Cheryl Stoycoff and Solomae Sananda - Editorial Reviews - An extremely helpful guide book for anyone trying to improve their family's diet and transition to raw living foods. -- Rose Lee Calabro, Author, Living in the Raw

Stoycoff covers every health and lifestyle aspect of the transition process with clarity and authority. -- Living Nutrition Magazine

Stoycoff covers every health and lifestyle aspect of the transition process with clarity and authority... -- Living Nurition Magazine

Product Description - Raw Kids provides inspiration, guidance, practical tips and resources for anyone wishing to improve their child's diet. Whether your goal is to transition your child to a 100% raw food vegetarian diet or, simply to incorporate more fresh fruits and vegetables into your child's diet, you will find Raw Kids a valuable resource. Raw Kids helps parents understand the process and implement the changes necessary for a successful transition


The Sunfood Diet Success System by David Wolfe - Editorial Reviews - "David Wolfe, in a beautifully authentic way, plants the awareness of the power of a live-food diet and healthy thinking that is transforming to each individual and to the very planet itself." --Dr. Gabriel Cousens, M.D., author of "Conscious Eating "and "Spiritual Nutrition" "Anyone can benefit from David Wolfe's knowledge and understanding of raw-food nutrition."--Anthony Robbins, author of "Awaken the Giant Within "and "Unlimited Power" "This breakthrough book not only demonstrates a profound understanding of Nature's physical laws of health-building, but also masterfully integrates the under-recognized motivational, mental, and emotional components needed to create overall success in life. A unique contribution to the field and I highly recommend it to all success seekers." --Viktoras Kulvinskas MS, author of "Survival Into the 21st Century"

"This book advocates a simple, yet profound, plant-based diet that would heal many illnesses, support the growing organic food industry, shut down the abusive animal-farming cartels, and reverse much of the damage humans have done to this planet. It is a wonderful book and receives my highest recommendation." --John McCabe, author of "Surgery Electives: what to Know Before the Doctor Operates "and "Plastic Surgery Hopscotch"

Review - "David Wolfe, in a beautifully authentic way, plants the awareness of the power of a live-food diet and healthy thinking that is transforming to each individual and to the very planet itself."--Dr. Gabriel Cousens, M.D., author of Conscious Eating and Spiritual Nutrition

"Anyone can benefit from David Wolfe's knowledge and understanding of raw-food nutrition."--Anthony Robbins, author of Awaken the Giant Within and Unlimited Power

"This breakthrough book not only demonstrates a profound understanding of Nature's physical laws of health-building, but also masterfully integrates the under-recognized motivational, mental, and emotional components needed to create overall success in life. A unique contribution to the field and I highly recommend it to all success seekers."--Viktoras Kulvinskas MS, author of Survival Into the 21st Century

"This book advocates a simple, yet profound, plant-based diet that would heal many illnesses, support the growing organic food industry, shut down the abusive animal-farming cartels, and reverse much of the damage humans have done to this planet. It is a wonderful book and receives my highest recommendation." --John McCabe, author of Surgery Electives: what to Know Before the Doctor Operates and Plastic Surgery Hopscotch


Eating Without Heating: Favorite Recipes from Teens Who Love Raw Food by Sergei Boutenko; Valya Boutenko - Editorial Reviews - Eating Without Heating... stands on its own as a valuable contribution to any raw food kitchen -- Viktoras Kulvinskas MS, Author of the best selling book Survival in the 21st Century

I couldn't put this book down. The message is strong and real! I recognized my own deep thoughts, feelings. -- Marco Ranzi, 12 years old, Ramsey, NJ

No matter which recipe of Sergei and Valya's I make, my kids eat it all up! -- Diane St Jean, mother of four, Montreal, Canada

Product Description - I wish there were some way that I could get this message out to every single one of you. A message that would touch your lives and have you see that happiness is not sold in little baggies or a 40 oz. glass bottle. I wish that there were some way to show you, my own generation, that we can all be happy and free without drugs. I wish I could stop you from hurting your body and make you see how much you will regret it later in life. Most of all I wish that I could unite all of you and show you that every single one of you is beautiful and miraculous and that life would not be the same without you. Unfortunately, that is impossible, because the only way of teaching is actually not teaching at all! The only way I can get others to follow is by being a good example and sharing my story when asked. The words of even the wisest man are worth nothing if no one wants to hear them!


12 Steps to Raw Foods: How to End Your Addiction to Cooked Food by Victoria Boutenko - Editorial Reviews - "This book is destined to become a classic." -- From the foreword by Gabriel Cousens, M.D., M.D., H

"Victoria's 12 Step program has changed my life and has kept me on the raw food path." -- Gary Garver, Seattle, 2001

Product Description - The book tells why raw food diet is superior and how to maintain successfully a 100% raw food lifestyle. The text is illustrated with stories from author's personal experience which makes reading easy and plesurable.


The Raw Gourmet by Nomi Shannon and Brian Clemen - Editorial Reviews - "Bravo to Nomi Shannon who has filled a crucial need... an inspiration..." -- Harvey Diamond, Author of Fit For Life

"Foods that are fun and foods that heal were once... incompatible...[no more!]...delectable... power-charged cuisine." -- from Foreword to The Raw Gourmet, by Brian Clement, Director Hippocrates Health Institute

Product Description - Whether you'd simply like to add more fruit and vegetables to your meals, or want to change your lifestyle in a more dramatic way, The Raw Gourmet is the complete guide to one of the world's fastest growing nutrition and health movements-the living-foods diet.

In the first book of its kind, Nomi Shannon opens a door onto a refreshing new world of food preparation...Learn how fresh, non-cooked fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and grains can boost your vitality while lighting up your palate.

Try exotic dishes like chili rellenos, spinach mousse, and vegetable nori roll-ups. Or, on a more familiar note, serve up a living foods version of old favorites like pizza, tomato soup or apple pie. Whatever you choose, this book brings a rich variety of flavors and textures to your table and offers everything your body needs to stay healthy and vigorous.


Everyday Raw by Matthew Kenney - Product Description - Everyday Raw is an exciting new cookbook that will introduce the benefits and pleasure of eating healthful food that is organic, fresh and good for you! Preparing and eating raw food does not mean bland, whether it is a smoothie, a salad, or a mid-morning snack, you will love the tantalizing and delicious recipes included here. Filled with luscious photography, Chef Matthew Kenney has been preparing raw food for years and offers up a variety of delectable recipes including-Chocolate-Cherry Smoothie, Red-Chile Pineapple Dipping Sauce, Sesame Cashew Dumplings, Portobello Fajitas, and a Lemon Macaroon Cheesecake Tartlet that will leave you wondering why you haven't started eating raw food sooner!

Update! Ice Cream Cone recipe directions (pg 134): - Blend all ingredients in Vita-Mix until smooth. Spread thinly into 5 to 6-inch rounds on dehydrator Teflex sheets. Dehydrate 5 or 6 hours until dry but very pliable. Remove from Teflex sheets and shape each round into cones; press edges together. If needed, use paper clips to secure the edges. Place cones on dehydrator screens and dehydrate for 24 more hours until crisp.

From the Inside Flap - Enjoy raw food every day! This book is simple, straightforward, and easy to use. The recipes are for everyone interested in fresh, healthy, local, and organic food that tastes great. Whether it is a smoothie, a salad, or a midmorning snack, you will love the fresh and delicious recipes Matthew Kenney has created. The book also includes substantial main dishes, like Pad Thai and Tomato, Basil, and Ricotta Pizza, as well as decadent desserts like Frozen Goji Berry Souffle and Chocolate Hazelnut Tart. The chapter Unbaked teaches you to make crackers and breads using raw food techniques and ingredients, and the chapter on Spreads, Dips, and Sauces is filled with favorites like Pineapple Mango Salsa and Roasted Pepper Hummus with Lime. Many of the recipes require no additional equipment, and others something as simple as a blender.

Everyday Raw is for everyday people who want healthy food and great flavor. If you want to eat well and feel great, this book is for you. Matthew Kenney is a chef, restaurateur, caterer, and food writer. He has appeared on the Today Show, the Food Network, and numerous morning and talk shows. He has been nominated for the James Beard Rising Star Award. Matthew has been the chef and partner of numerous successful restaurants, including Matthew's, Canteen, Commune, Mezze, and The Plant. Matthew's passion for raw food has taken him into new realms of creativity, flavor, and healthy living. He is the author of several cookbooks, including Raw Food Real World and Matthew Kenney's Mediterranean Cooking.


The Raw Food Gourmet: Going Raw for Total Well-Being by Gabrielle Chavez and Victoria Boutenko - Editorial Review - "Filled with sincere stories, charming humor, and great recipes, The Raw Food Gourmet is a gift to humanity that will inspire people all over the world to become healthier."--Victoria Boutenko, author of 12 Steps to Raw Foods: How to End Your Addiction to Cooked Food

Product Description - WARNING: The raw food recipes in this book are so delicious they may change your life!

The phrase 'raw foods' conjures up images of food as punishment—think uncooked carrots and celery, with perhaps a spinach juice cocktail as a chaser. However, uncooked doesn't have to mean unappetizing, as this combination cookbook and guide to the raw foods lifestyle shows. Gabrielle Chavez explains how to use the wide range of fruits, nuts, grains, vegetables, spices, and seasonings for delicious, healthful—and healing—dishes. Anytime entrees from Stuffed Portabellos with Mushroom Gravy to Thai Hazelnut Pesto are here, along with seasonal treats like Halloween Soup and basics such as Simple Sweet Bread, with ingredients expressed in both metric and American measurements. In addition to current information on raw foods' nutritional value and success as an alternative for people with food allergies and disorders, The Raw Food Gourmet takes readers on Chavez's personal journey as she discovers the physical, emotional, and spiritual benefits of this diet.


Rainbow Green Live-Food Cuisine by Gabriel Cousens - Editorial Reviews - "Gabriel Cousens, M.D., has once again contributed to the much-needed re-education of humanity. The research and practical advice, along with the recipes from the Tree of Life Cafe in Rainbow Green Live-Food Cuisine, help people awaken to a new understanding and regain control of their internal environment."--Christopher Yashpal Jayne, N.D.

"Rainbow Green Live-Food Cuisine describes the holistic healing process of biological alchemy. It is a gift for us in how to live in these biologically toxic times."--Richard Harvey and Mary Huston, Directors of Life Works

Product Description - Medical researchers have found that a high-fat, high-sugar diet, combined with environmental pollutants and stress, can lead to a buildup of toxins in the body collectively known as chronic degenerative disease. Here holistic physician Gabriel Cousens provides a dietary regimen that may help reverse this process by introducing whole, natural, organic, and raw foods into the diet. These restorative "live" foods can reverse chronic disease and bring back health and vitality. This eclectic cookbook shares 250 delicious vegan recipes from chefs at the Tree of Life Cafe. Dishes include Avocado Salad with Rosemary, Green Dragon Broccoli, Raw-violis, Lavender Milk, and Carob Coconut Cream Eclairs. International entrees, juices, and aromatherapeutic remedies are also featured.


Raw: The Uncook Book: New Vegetarian Food for Life by Juliano Brotman and Erika Lenkert - Editorial Reviews - Amazon.com Review - "Gourmet raw cuisine"--if that sounds like an oxymoron, you'll be amazed by the creativity of the recipes in this book. Every food is "live" (uncooked) in these vegetarian recipes from Juliano, the raw-food guru of Los Angeles. Juliano believes that fruits, vegetables, nuts, grains, beans, and seeds in their rawest and purest form are the most nourishing foods. If your imagination stops at alfalfa sprouts and grated carrots, hold onto your cutting board. Juliano's recipes include Butternut Squash Soup, New Moon Fruit Stew, Thai Green Papaya Salad, Living Buckwheat Pizza Crust, Mango Essene Bread, Mock Salmon Sushi, Raw Spring Rolls, seven varieties of burritos, nine varieties of pizza, and nine unusual smoothies. Desserts? Try EZ Pudding (made with maple syrup, avocados, and carob powder) or Cashew Gelato (cashew butter, maple syrup, and almonds, served frozen). There are also condiments, dressings, and sauces, and plenty of information about preparing raw foods, including how to soak and sprout beans, grains, seeds, and nuts.

It may seem like cheating, but a food dehydrator is permitted to "bake" pizza, cookies, and breads. It blows hot air, but never heats foods hotter than 120°F, which, claims Juliano, "allows all the delicate nutrients that are usually burned out of cooked foods to remain intact." Raw is filled with gorgeous color photos of the foods in all their vibrant colors and a number of photos of the vibrant Juliano (not in the raw). "Before you know it," says Juliano, "you'll be Raw and loving it." --Joan Price

Review - "When you eat raw foods you feel great. I just wanted to share that." - Juliano

"Food fads come and go, Pan Asian, Haute Southern, Pacific Rim fusion, but the latest dining trends is actually the oldest: eating food raw." -- USA Today

"Juliano is the toast of Hollywood, somewhere between a chef and a guru. The food is spectacular, lush, colorful and tactile, he's more than a chef, he's an inspiration." -- Spin


Natural Nutrition for Cats: The Path to Purr-fect Health by Kymythy Schultze - Editorial Reviews - Product Description - Cats rule and dogs drool! That's right . . . cats have surpassed dogs as America's favorite pets. If you share your heart and home with a cat, then you've been drawn to this book because you're ready for the revolutionary information contained inside.

Kymythy R. Schultze's wildly popular species-appropriate diet for cats has already improved the lives of literally thousands of feline friends and is endorsed by veterinarians worldwide. In this newly updated easy-to-understand work, Kymythy exposes the pitfalls of the pet-food industry and shares her extensive knowledge of proper nutrition so your cat can live a long, healthy, and happy life. This book is a must-read for all cat-lovers!  

*Also includes important resources for Alternative and Holistic Veterinary Associations!  

About the Author - Kymythy R. Schultze has been a trailblazer in the field of animal nutrition for nearly two decades. She's a Clinical Nutritionist , a Certified Nutritional Consultant, and one of the world's leading experts on nutrition and holistic care for cats.


The Qigong Rejuvenation Diet with Breathing and 14 Movements: An Integrated Method for Health and Wellness by Keiko Murakumo - Product Description - This book will enable readers to quickly incorporate an all around self-healing and personal development "way" into their lives, based on the fundamental principles and practices of Chinese Qigong. By integrating right diet, gentle but deeply focused movement, breath training, and meditation we can gain a new state of well-being, peace, and personal strengh. The natural healing ability that we all posses is an energy that has been passed on to us from the cosmos. We can harness this inner power and learn to enact positive change in any circumstance. First, it is indispensable that we carry outmind-body maintenance on a daily basis to prolong and hold ourgood health. Mirrored on my consulting practice in Tokyo, I hope to introduce Qigong as this total system for life enhancement.

About the Author - After surving ovarian cancer at the young age of 31, and with a deep interest in both traditional and oriental medicine, Keiko Murakumo began practicing Qigong. In 1992 along with several notable Chinese doctors she founded the Qi Gong Treatment and Research Institute. She went on to become an authorized practitioner of Chinese chiropractic treatment, and then studied Chinese Medicine in Beijing. After returning to Japan, she added Western healing techniques and set up YUN Wellness Consulting. She has helped many clients to successfully loose weight with her Qigong dieting guidance. An instructor of Qigong at fitness clubs in Tokyo, she is involved in various activities to promote the importance of daily health care and healing.


The Raw Food Primer by Suzanne Ferrara - Product Description - Forget everything you have been taught about eating raw. This is not a boring book about bland salads and munching on carrot sticks for breakfast lunch and dinner —The Raw Food Primer is filled with fifty delicious, easy-to-follow recipes that are sure to make your tummy growl.

Eating is more than just taking nutrients in. It's also pleasure, communion, and the taste of life. With the blossoming of raw food as an artistic cuisine, eating is also about discovering intense natural flavors and enticing high palate food lovers to explore new/old ways to eat. As the raw food movement enters the culinary mainstream, Chef Alex is right here to help with The Raw Food Primer as a starter kit. Those who try these succulent recipes will enjoy deep comfort, great nutrition, and fresh paths to glowing health.

For many, raw food is already a way of life. But when we try to explain it to friends, family or students who don't yet know the pleasures and the benefits of eating "raw", they may say, "You can't keep up your energy with raw carrots" or "Yuck! That sounds really boring" or "I can't give up my pasta!" To answer such remarks, Chef Alex has written The Raw Food Primer. She gently introduces "first timers" to the concept of raw foods and a vegetarian diet. Encouraging them to add raw food slowly to their diet, she avoids a zealous approach that may frighten off people curious about "uncooking" but not quite ready to give raw cuisine a full embrace. With her charming, low-pressure style, Ferrara eases the reader into true eagerness to try tasty raw dishes and reap the health benefits like more energy. Many people who have gone raw report that they have a leaner structure, clearer skin and eyes, and they no longer experience problems with allergies or fatigue.

The Raw Food Primer is perfect for curious students of this revolutionary food experience or the more experienced raw foodist — or anyone who merely appreciates delicious food.

Book Description - Ready to go raw? Artistic cuisine and intense, natural flavors abound in the recipes of The Raw Food Primer. Adventuresome chefs and their developed palates will discover new and ancient ways to enjoy eating with Suzanne Alex Ferrara, author, artist, chef, and uncooking instructor for over twenty years. With her charming, low-pressure style and vibrant illustrations, Ferrara eases the reader into true eagerness to try the tasty, healthful benefits of eating raw.


Baby Greens: A Live-Food Approach for Children of All Ages by Michaela Lynn - Editorial Reviews - "Baby Greens is a delightful, heartfelt, educational primer and support system for parents. It has imaginative, fun-filled easy recipes, useful resources, and practical parent-child activities to potentiate the live-food way of life. I consider Baby Greens a must-read for all, especially live-food, parents."--From the foreword by Gabriel Cousens, M.D., director of the Tree of Life Foundation and Rejuvenation Center in AZ and the author of Rainbow Green Live-Food Cuisine, Conscious Eating, and Spiritual Nutrition

"Whether or not you are a parent, there is plenty to learn in this raw foods primer."--VegNews

Product Description - The typical American diet is a major factor in the epidemic of obesity and poor health in the country's children. Baby Greens helps parents establish healthy eating habits in their children — and themselves — through a diet rich in raw foods. A lively mix of education, philosophy, recipes, and activities, the book adapts the living foods approach for all ages and lifestyles. The first part of the book explains the principles of bioenergetic nutrition and shows how cutting-edge nutritional practices — including nutritional individuality, pH balance, terrain testing, and homeopathy — can dramatically improve a child's health. In addition to recipes and resources, the second part offers insights into the holistic approach to pregnancy, breastfeeding, extended breastfeeding, weaning, food experimentation, play, and other daily activities. Written in reassuring, easy-to-understand language, Baby Greens empowers parents to step outside the fast food box and take a proactive approach to maintaining their family's health and well-being.


The Complete Book of Raw Food, Second Edition: Healthy, Delicious Vegetarian Cuisine Made with Living Foods * Includes More Than 400 Recipes from the World's Top Raw Food Chefs by Victoria Boutenko, Juliano Brotman, Nomi Shannon, and Matt Amsde - Product Description - This masterful collection of over 400 raw food recipes is a "must-have" for anyone who enjoys vegetarian cuisine.

Whether you are curious about adding raw foods to your diet, or have been eating raw for years, The Complete Book of Raw Food, Second Edition contains over 400 mouth-watering-recipes produced by more than 50 of the world's top raw food chefs, and is your essential resource on choosing ingredients, eating right and creating delicious dishes to satisfy any palate.

From soups and salads to main dishes and desserts, The Complete Guide to Raw Food, Second Edition is the largest published collection of raw food recipes. This new edition features more than 50 new recipes from up-and-coming chefs. Among these inspired raw dishes are unexpected delights such as Lasagna, Easy Pad Thai, Zucchini Bread, and Granola--all delicious--all made with live ingredients.

The Complete Guide to Raw Food, Second Edition also includes advice on choosing ingredients, resources to buy the tools you need to create raw dishes, and a comprehensive Raw Food Glossary. The second edition is expanded to include prep times for all recipes an all-new color insert, and contains updated information on kitchen equipment, techniques, and raw food festivals.

The Complete Book of Raw Food, Second Edition includes a detailed preparation for all categories of dishes including Salad Dressings, Entrees, and Delicious Desserts. Here are just a few examples of the delicious recipes available in The Complete Book of Raw Food, Second Edition:

* Spinach Pesto

* Raw Ravioli

* Walnut Stuffed Peppers

* Tomato Wild Rice Soup

* Chocolate Smoothie

* Watermelon Mountains

Whether you're a raw food devotee, a seasoned vegetarian, or just want to prepare delicious, healthy recipes in your own home, The Complete Book of Raw Food, Second Edition is a kitchen essential.

About the Author - Including over 400 Recipes from the World's Top Raw Food Chefs Including: - Victoria Boutenko, Juliano, Karen Knowler, Viktoras Kulvinskas, Elaina Love, Elysa Markowitz, Rhio, Rita Romano, Nomi Shannon, Shazzie, Cherie Soria, and David Wolfe

Julie Rodwell (Editor): Julie Rodwell is a writer, editor and raw food devotee. She lives in Portland, Oregon.


Metaphysics of Raw Foods by Stella McDermott - Product Description - 1919. Embracing the Natural Food Laws; The Fundamental Principles of Raw Foods; Their Comparative Nutritional Value; The Divine Laws of Dietetics; Method of Preparing Raw Foods to serve; Together with Numerous Menus.

From the Publisher - Kessinger Publishing reprints over 1,500 similar titles all available through Amazon.com



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