First let me say, this book is not for those of us who have been eating or involved in the lifestyle for some time. It IS however a GREAT book that you may want to give to others who express curiosity or, who are just beginning. It is one of the most thorough and comprehensive books I’ve seen.
Included in the Table of Contents:
Raw Food Theory
The Great Chocolate Debate
Basic Raw Food Preparation 101
Health and Health Care in the Raw and Living Food Lifestyle
Ethics and the Raw and Living Food Lifestyle
The Economics of Transitioning to a Raw and Living Food Lifestyle
Pets and Raw Food
There’s also appendices which include:
Raw and Living Food Un-Cookbooks
My Pyramid and Nutrition Principles
I had to check out the pyramid and she’s referring to MyPyramid.gov and states: “One thing you need to be aware of is the influence behind this site…. The government, by necessity, is influenced by every industry that affects the food market. Use the information of the MyPyramid.gove site as general guidance. Your primary criteria should be what is nutritious and what works best for you.”
I was actually prepared not to like this yet, I do. By the nature of all books, she could only mention of few of the “leaders” of the raw food movement and she named some of the originators such as Ann Wigmore and Victor Kulvinskas to Gabriel Cousens, David Wolfe and Victoria Boutenko and their contributions just to name a few.
One thing that’s really cool in this book is the “Your Story” section where she gets you really considering your values, your vision and your mission and there’s space in the book to write that in.
This is a very thorough and comprehensive look at the raw food world from many angles and, as Sarma states in her testimonial: “…a balanced, rational, and very clear and compelling way, addressing all sorts of confusions that people have regarding raw food.”
I agree. If you’re curious about raw food or a beginner, this book is for you. Get two! One for you and one to share! If you’ve been around awhile and would like a book to explain to people what eating raw food is about… get this book.
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