- Paperback: 352 pages
- Publisher: North Atlantic Books; 1 edition (April 28 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1556437765
- ISBN-13: 978-1556437762
- Product Dimensions: 15.3 x 1.9 x 22.8 cm
- Shipping Weight: 476 g
- Average Customer Review: 34 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #37,251 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“Is there anyone more passionate, dedicated, or knowledgeable about the tremendous benefits of superfoods to our bodies, minds, and planet? Not likely. Wherever you are in terms of what goes in your mouth, David Wolfe presents a compelling claim to add a little more vitality to your plate.”
—Angela Bassett, actress and author
“A path of visionary nutrition informed by David Wolfe’s book Superfoods will lift body and soul to a higher evolutionary vibration. Raw food and David Wolfe’s guidance have had a transformative power in our lives.”
—Alex and Allyson Grey, artists and co-founders of the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors
“David Wolfe has written a brilliant, wisdom-filled, illuminating book that is essential reading for everyone interested in reaching optimal health! Superfoods are indeed the food of the future for a healthier world.”
—Patricia Bragg, N.D., Ph.D., author and health crusader
“David has written the ultimate guidebook to connect us with the superfoods that will transform us into the supernatural beings that we truly all are! … David has inspired divine superfood creations beyond my wildest dreams—and more!”
—Roxanne Klein, world-renowned chef and founder, Roxanne’s Fine Cuisine
“David Wolfe is a nutritionist’s nutritionist. His knowledge in the fields of raw foods, superfoods, herbs, and chocolate are unsurpassed in the world.”
—John Gray, Ph.D., author of Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus
“David Wolfe has become a dedicated expert in the field of living and superfoods. Anything he writes, I personally read and support. I consider David Wolfe’s works on superfoods a must read.”
—Jay Kordich (“The Father of Juicing”), author and entrepreneur
“Nutrition author, expert, and orator David ‘Avocado’ Wolfe continues to be a shining example of Success in America. His knowledge of superfood nutrition will astonish you and give you just that perfect piece of health advice that you have been looking for.”
—Mark Victor Hansen, co-author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series
“The knowledge David Wolfe brings us is vital for reaching the ultimate level of health, clarity, and understanding about the power of foods to heal ourselves and the planet. I believe that David, with his wealth of information, is hands-down one of the most important people of this century.”
—Justin BUA, artist and author of The Beat of Urban Art
“David Wolfe’s commitment, not just to humanity but to Mother Earth herself, is second to none. He has discovered the gift of his true purpose and is unabashedly sharing it with the world. The energy of compassion and pure love that he pours into every plant and everyone is the same. I know few people more committed to us all finding our inner joy through the miracle of growing and eating the best food ever and thereby experiencing everyday as The Best Day Ever.”
—Demian Lichtenstein, motion picture producer and director
"Anyone who is ready to experiment with this class of foods can grab this book and get a complete overview of not only what a superfood is, but how one can effectively use them in their personal diet... The information in this book is absolutely complete."
—Raw Food Right Now
"Perhaps in this day and age of snippets and sound bytes we have simply lost the art of listening and deep thought. But David Wolfe is what I'd call a 'thinking man'... his infectious enthusiasm leaves you with that old line from the movie When Harry Met Sally dancing on your tongue...'I'll have what he’s having!'"
—Purely Delicious Magazine
"I’ve been inspired by and learning from David Wolfe for a few years now, and I love his energy. He is so amped up about superfoods! With good reason. This book will show you the world of raw, living superfoods and how you can add them into your life. If you believe, as David Wolfe does, that ‘what you eat becomes you,’ – you’ll love this book."
—Jenny Sansouci, Healthy Crush
“[Superfoods] was like eating a potato chip, I couldn't just stop at one page, or even one chapter! In today's society, trying to eat healthy isn't easy… Fortunately, raw-foods guru and world-renowned nutritionist David Wolfe is here to help guide us to the most powerful foods and best health available.”
“During these challenging times, we really need food to help us, and we really need to eat food that's going to help the planet. David is one of the Superheroes of the Superfood movement. And this book is an amazing tool for transforming your life.”
“In addition to excellent information, each section includes mouth watering recipes ranging from basic to advanced… Superfoods: The Food and Medicine Of The Future is a must read for anyone interested in nutrition and wellness.”
—Gluten Free Gidget
"Superfoods is David Wolfe's manual on the current state of food… of interest to anyone trying to outline their diet plans and choose better natural remedies.”
—Midwest Book Review
About the Author
David Wolfe (b. August 6, 1970) is a rising author, lecturer, and personality in the fields of natural health, beauty, and nutrition. Wolfe was among the first to bring superfoods such as raw and organic cacao (chocolate) beans/nibs, butter, and powder, goji berries, maca extract, and cold-pressed coconut oil into general distribution in North America. The author of bestselling North Atlantic titles on raw food and healthy lifestyles, Wolfe has given over 1,500 health lectures and seminars worldwide and hosts at least six health, fitness, and adventure retreats each year at various centers around the world. Wolfe is the son of two medical doctors, and holds degrees in law, mechanical and environmental engineering, and political science, as well as a master's in living-food nutrition. In keeping with his commitment to a sustainable planet and lifestyle, Wolfe is the founder of the non-profit Fruit Tree Planting Foundation, whose goal is to plant 18 billion fruit trees on planet Earth. David is a health coach to Hollywood producers and celebrities as well as some of the world's leading business people and entrepreneurs. In 2004, Wolfe starred as "Avocado" in the reality television show Mad Mad House, which aired on the Science Fiction Channel, and since that time he has become an underground celebrity with inspired and informative clips on YouTube.
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While I expected a book on "superfoods" based on the title, like the other 2-star review said, it only gets into 10 superfoods, with some honourable mentions as well. The problem is that I was expecting more traditional "superfoods", like sweet potato, quinoa, broccoli, ground flax or chia, etc. The 10 superfoods mentioned in the book are:
Goji berries, cacao, maca, bee products, spirulina, AFA blue-green algae, marine phytoplankton, aloe vera, hempseed, and coconuts.
He goes into a lot of detail about each one which is great, but seriously look at this list. If you're just starting out looking to improve your diet with some superfoods, this book is not going to be particularly helpful.
I also own SuperFoods HealthStyle which I wasn't totally thrilled with either, (I don't even know how I came to own it and recently found it in my basement) but it's a much better book on superfoods than this. I'd probably give that one 3 stars. I'm still looking for a good and comprehensive book on the subject.
If you're looking for a book on those particular 10 items, you probably won't be disappointed. If you're looking for a good reference guide on superfoods for beginners, this isn't it. To the author (if you ever happen to read this review), if you are so inclined, please write that book. I'm sure it would have a much wider audience than this one.
Updated February 1, 2014: Still looking for a great book on healthy foods? Check out "The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth: The Surprising, Unbiased Truth about What You Should Eat and Why" by Jonny Bowden. By far the BEST book I have found!
I have not read any other (Superfood) books on this topic so I have nothing to play it against. But his research is thorough, and I have no doubt about it's usefulness. Even if at the very least as an introduction to the great world of self healing through foods, it's well owning. :)
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