Nature's First Law: The Raw-Food Diet Paperback – Mar 1997
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That said, I'd avoid this book until you've read some more sane and well documented books like Dr. Norman Walker's "Enzyme Nutrition," which is the most scientific and documented of all the literature on the subject. Other good books are Ann Wigmore's wheatgrass book and some of her other books; any of the books by Steve Myerowitz; and the "How I Conquered Cancer Naturally" book. I have also heard that two books called "The Raw Life" and "Blatant Raw-Foodist Propaganda" are good. The Natural Hygiene literature is generally very good as well. Take advantage of all the raw food related web sites out there.
Sorry to diverge from the review, but after getting off coffee, soda, aspartame, refined sugar, and other obvious evils, I have been increasing the raw food in my diet gradually to the point where my diet is 80-95% raw most days. The results have been incredible.Read more ›
I found the book to be offensive, fanatical in tone, filled with errors (raw fruit juice as good as mother's milk? Puhleeze.), and, frankly, offensive. Some of the statements made were so erroneous that I found myself yelling at the book while reading! The constant "cooked food is poison" diatribe throughout book was irritating.
There are many other wonderful books out there on raw food and changing your diet. Because this one was essentially useless and filled with incredible errors (too many to list here!), this is one I can't recommend. Try "Blatant Raw Food Propoganda." Or many of the "cook" books. You'll be much better served and your senses won't be offended by out-and-out falsehoods. If this was the only book available on raw food eating, I'd be living at Burger King.
Nature's First Law is the noisiest book you'll ever read: it's impossible to turn a page without hearing at least half a dozen gauntlets being thrown down. Nevertheless, the authors' message can be heard loud and clear. Arlin, Dini, and Wolfe are the militant tendency of the raw-food movement, and their uncompromising goal is the conversion of the world to a 100% raw diet - by law, if necessary, with the severest penalties for infringers.
Governments, MDs, food researchers, and manufactureres - each comes in for the special Nature's First Law brand of vituperation, expressed with virtually palable anger at the tragic waste cooked food has brought to a planet and its people.
"Driven by forces seeded in our blood", the authors challenge the establishment to abandon its alchemic experiments and test the efficacy of its medicines, vitamin pills, and putatively nourishing cooked meals against a simple regimen of suncooked plant food. Enlightened raw-foodists are beseeched to propagate news of the miraculous health and spiritual benefits of raw food, with a zeal which surpasses that of the most fervent evangelist: "We are," proclaim the authors, "super-heroes, and our job is to save lives."
Attacking head-on such provocative concepts as HIV, cancer, the "false body," and cooked-food addiction, Arlin, Dini, and Wolfe mince neither their food nor their words, delivering their arguments with metaphoric eloquence bordering on the poetic: "Today's youth has been weaned on the decadent nipple of television.Read more ›
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I am into the raw foods diet, have never felt better in my life, but I think this book is pretty useless. Just babbles on and on, with occational bits of helpful info.. Read morePublished on July 4 2004
This is a book of rabid propaganda to scare people into eating raw, and buying over priced items at the authors' web based business. Read morePublished on March 27 2004
This book takes no prisoners. The message is clear: "Eat raw or die, cooked food is poison". This message is pounded into you with each chapter. Read morePublished on Jan. 19 2004 by Zen Druid
These guys seem to revel in their cocky, arrogant, overgrown frat-boy style, which could easily turn off people who otherwise might be receptive to some of their ideas. Read morePublished on Dec 10 2003
I thought this might be an anti-oxidant diet, but it is not.
Subject matter was not for me, but if you are a health nut, I'm sure this is for you.
Could this book be anymore poorly written?! It is basically a collection of the author's passionate opinions. There are no facts or even decent arguements for their views. Read morePublished on April 1 2003
I feel that this book encourages a good thing, the raw vegan diet. I feel though that these men exaggerate truth even lie in some instances. Read morePublished on Jan. 6 2003 by Matthew Bello
The Raw Food Diet. It's a very controversial diet. Why? David Wolfe, Stephen Arlin, and the other Nature's First Law guys.
God's diet shouldn't be controversial. Read more
Yes this book is in-your-face and somewhat biased, but that is what the authors intended. So if you can handle radical life changing ideas or just need a motivational [push] to go... Read morePublished on March 16 2002 by Jason