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The Raw Food Lifestyle: The Philosophy and Nutrition Behind Raw and Live Foods

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Finally, a book that provides a clear and comprehensive overview of what it means to "go raw. " If you're considering switching to raw food, or if you're already part of this healthy, vital movement, The Raw Food Lifestyle is the new "bible" that will show you how raw food can transform your life and outlook. Author Ruthann Russo writes passionately about:

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Overview

Finally, a book that provides a clear and comprehensive overview of what it means to "go raw. " If you're considering switching to raw food, or if you're already part of this healthy, vital movement, The Raw Food Lifestyle is the new "bible" that will show you how raw food can transform your life and outlook. Author Ruthann Russo writes passionately about:

The most important raw foods and how to prepare them;

Raw food's incredible nutritional impact on your body and health;

The spiritual and meditative aspects of eating raw;

How to move from a standard diet to a raw diet.

You'll find practical and nutritional information about cacao, raw sweeteners, water, pH levels, juices versus smoothies, salt, the process of dehydrating food, garlic and onions, and overall raw food preparation. Plus, you'll learn about the leaders of this movement and their organizations, which in turn provide many types of diet programs for you to consider. In addition, there is a list of the best "un-cookbooks"and a glossary of raw- and live-food terms.

Russo is a committed raw foodist who uses research and safe, smart advice from her own experience to help you get started with this transformative lifestyle.

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Editorial Reviews

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“This 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 Lifestyle is an outstanding book for anyone who wants to understand the live-food way of life.”
—Gabriel Cousens, best-selling author and founder of the Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center

“What I love about The Raw Food Lifestyle is being walked through the process of shifting not only your diet but your lifestyle as well to better reflect caring for yourself and the planet.”
—Terces Engelhart, founder of Café Gratitude

“[This] book is so great in presenting information in such a balanced, 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 City and author of Raw Food/Real World

“Ruthann Russo’s new book, The Raw Food Lifestyle, creates a framework where raw food newbies can assess their values and see if the concept will work for them.”
Creative Loafing

“[The Raw Food Lifestyle is] an extensively researched book, and a complete overview of the raw and living foods lifestyle. It covers everything from the healing aspects and health benefits of raw/living foods, to the spiritual aspects and eco-friendly, sustainable living benefits… a good reference book and guide for the person who is new to raw foods or is wanting to gain more extensive knowledge on the lifestyle.”
—In My Mind’s Zen Garden

“[The Raw Food Lifestyle] is one of the most thorough and comprehensive books I’ve seen… One thing that’s really cool in this book is the ‘Your Story’ section where [Ruthann Russo] gets you really considering your values, your vision and your mission and there’s space in the book to write that in… 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.”
—Revvell P. Revati, Weekly Revvellations

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781556438370
  • Publisher: North Atlantic Books
  • Publication date: 10/20/2009
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,371,408
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction and Overview of Raw and Living Food Principle 1

The Basics

Chapter 1 Raw Stories 19

Chapter 2 Your Story 31

Chapter 3 Raw Leaders 49

Chapter 4 Raw Food Theory 63

The Food

Chapter 5 The Great Chocolate Debate 81

Chapter 6 Raw Sweeteners 91

Chapter 7 Water 105

Chapter 8 pH Level 113

Chapter 9 Healthy Conflict 121

Chapter 10 Supplements 131

Chapter 11 Basic Raw Food Preparation 101 139

The Lifestyle

Chapter 12 Health and Health Care in the Raw and Living Food Lifestyle 149

Chapter 13 Spirituality 167

Chapter 14 Physical Fitness 175

chapter 15 Ethics of the Raw and Living Food Lifestyle 183

Chapter 16 The Economics of Transitioning to a Raw and Living Food Lifestlye 191

Chapter 17 Pets and Raw Food 205

Conclusion 211

Glossary 215

Appendices

Appendix 1 Raw and Living Food Un-cookbooks 223

Appendix 2 Web Sites 225

Appendix 3 MyPyramid Nutrition and Fitness Principles 228

Notes 232

Index 239

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