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.
God's diet shouldn't be controversial. I agree with what the authors are saying, but they say it in a way that makes you dislike them. Drilling the message into your head like a drill sergeant that "Cooked Food is Poison" might do it for some, but not for me. To me, these guys approach raw foodism as if it's a cult following. Kind of like, "Hey, jump on OUR bandwagon and live right. Everyone else is living wrong." They poke fun at every single diet on the planet, even vegans, who don't even eat animal products.
The abrasive way they deliver their message is unique, but it didn't do it for me. Give me scientific data, not catch phrases and slogans. Give me SOME science at all, not what is 'believed' to be the truth. Do raw foods energize? No doubt they do. Is everyone who eats processed, devitalized foods poisoning themselves? Yes, they are. But are the ones who eat wholesome nutritious foods, mostly vegan, poisoning themselves? No. Poison is a harsh word. Raw foodists can "poison" themselves even worse by overeating on sweet fruit, nuts, seeds, and aggravating a vata condition with the dieuretic action of the sweet fruits. This isn't mentioned in this rah-rah book.
All in all, not a very good intro to raw foodism. This diet is not a cult. It's a healthy way of life, but you must know how to do it properly. For this, I recommend "Conscious Eating" by Gabriel Cousens.
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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
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
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
When you write a non-fiction book, you are supposed to include references. This book has very, very few. Some of the so-called "references" shouldn't even be included. Read morePublished on Jan. 19 2002 by Jennifer Smith