Author: Victoria Boutenko Foreword by: Gabriel Cousens, M.D. other vital questions are addressed in 12 Steps to Raw Foods in an open and sincere dialogue. followed by her usual thorough research, Victoria Boutenko presents . Overall, 12 Steps to Raw Foods is a breakthrough work for the live-food. Why do we overeat time and time again? Why do we make poor diet choices while we want to be healthy? What makes losing weight so difficult? These and.
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Why do we make poor diet choices while we want to be coods What makes losing weight so difficult? These and many other vital questions are addressed in “12 Steps to Raw Foods” in an open and sincere dialogue. Based on the latest scientific research, Victoria Boutenko explains the numerous benefits of choosing a diet of fresh rather Why do we overeat time and time again? Based on the latest scientific research, Victoria Boutenko explains the numerous benefits of choosing a diet of fresh rather than cooked foods.
This book contains self-tests and questionnaires that help the reader to determine if they have hidden eating patterns that undermine their health.
Using examples from life, the author explores the most common reasons for people to make unhealthy eating choices. Rather than simply praising the benefits of raw foods, this book offers helpful tips and coping techniques to form and maintain new, healthy patterns.
Learn how to make a raw food restaurant card that makes dining with co-workers easy and enjoyable. Discover three magic sentences that zteps you to refuse your mother-in-law’s apple pie without offending her. Find out how to sustain your chosen diet while traveling. These are only a few of the many scenarios that Boutenko outlines. Written in a convenient step format, this book guides the reader through the most significant physical, psychological, and spiritual phases of the transition from cooked to raw foods.
Embracing the raw food lifestyle is more than simply turning off the stove. Such a radical change in the way we eat affects all aspects houtenko life.
Boutenko touches on the human relationship with nature, the value of supporting others, and the importance of living in harmony with people who don’t share the same point of view on eating. Already a classic, this enhanced second edition is aimed at anyone interested in improving tto health through diet.
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Lists with This Book. Jun 02, Rebecca Erlewein rated it it was ok. One zteps that I find odd about all these raw food books – including this one – is that they condemn cooked food as toxic, which goes against my common sense.
This author even speaks of ‘addiction’, and if I go by her questionnare, I’m addicted to breathing, going to the toilet and drinking water, too.
Sheesh, where to begin? The explanations of what happens in health and disease and how the body reacts to cooked foods Hm. Many unprovable statements are hauled in as supporting evidence. Anyone who goes back to eating cooked vicotria after trying raw, according to the author is “addicted”. It never occurs to her that maybe raw food is not the answer to everything, or that not every unpleasant reaction to eating raw food folds a “detox”.
Raw food certainly feels good sometimes and has plenty of life force. But this mixture of ‘evidence’ and invention as reasoning for or against anything makes me question how much the author is bending her reality with her beliefs rather than perceiving it directly. Jan 15, Emily Mellow rated it it was amazing Shelves: Well, we are doing it!
I thought VB was kind of a nut when I saw one of her dvds, but this book has me convinced otherwise, and now we are going raw. She has some very compelling arguments, a simple plan, and just makes the whole thing very doable.
And damn, if we are not feeling better already. The results are indeed quick. We basically have one mostly cooked meal a day, and try stepa have everything else, breakfast sna Well, we are doing it! We basically have one mostly cooked meal a day, and try to have everything else, breakfast snacks and lunch, be raw.
It’s hard with kids who are hardly into eating anyway though, so now my goal is to find all the recipes for raw meals that my kids will eat. May 08, Kelly Enck rated it it was amazing. She was giving a lecture on “Eating Green Leaves.
So, I talked my husband into going to hear her lecture. The bottom line was we gave it a try and started eati 12 Steps to Raw Foods: The bottom vitoria was we gave it a try and started eating a pound of green leaves every day in a blended smoothie! This was four years ago and my husband and I slipped back from a percent raw diet to 20 warm food and 80 percent live raw food.
I have been wondering why I slipped back? I studied my life and realized it was my diet that was causing my humdrum vibration Yes, even a boiled egg, and fish The bottom line is that no one really studied the science of what happens to food when boutenkk heated and our reaction cellular to the chemistry of it.
It seems to cause “degeneration;” the cooked food ages us, vs. And get this, it creates a craving in us that is times stronger than the craving for nicotine for a smoker.
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I did not need to question Victoria’s research, because my own body was telling me that raw food makes me feel happier, sexier and gives my mind clarity. I just needed a little help again to get back on track. One of the stories in Victoria’s book was about a woman that had cured herself of cancer and had been raw for 20 years.
I am ready for a big change in my life, staying Raw is a Big Change and it is not easy, because it goes against the norm. But, life is too short to fit in by sacrificing our health. If you are near me- send me an email and we can start our own ceremonial green soup at 2pm like Victoria or go to a Raw Restaurant in St.
Augustine called, “The Present Moment. For the wild story about my husband and I at Victoria’s lecture read my book: Thanks for the GoodRead Victoria and for turning us Green! It grips you from the start as she shares her family’s journey to health. The author Victoria Boutenko, her husband Igor, and her two children were constantly sick, on the road of deathly ill. What finally did it was when her son age 6 at the time, was diagnosed with Type I diabetes.
Having seen what the disease had done to extended family members, she sought to find what was best for him. So she started asking everyone who looked healthy what they did. She came across a stranger who only ate raw foods and was willing to share how she did it. So inspirational and another witness that what we put into our mouth is so crucial to our physical and spiritual health. I am going to try out some of these recipes. My favorite quote is on page”If a single blade of grass has the power to grow through the ground, one can only imagine the potential power of human energy applied with passion.
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I’m not going raw, but reading this book did encourage me to stay mindful and vigilant about what my family and I eat. Every now and then I need the reminder that diet is very important to overall health, and therefore worth the time, money, and effort that it takes to stay on the health track in a very unhealthy food environment.
Bring on the fruits, veggies, nuts and seeds. Oct 10, Maria Huyette-arrizza rated it really liked it. This book is extreme. This makes sense when you consider that the author’s personal journey was born out of extreme illness. The biggest takeaway for me is the need to incorporate more of these foods into a standard American diet before cancer or diabetes strike thereby incresing a sense personally responsible for our bodies and learning to trust ourselves.
Blindly entrusting a healthcare provider who will only gain from chronic illness This book is extreme. Blindly entrusting a healthcare provider who will only gain from chronic illnesses is just asking for trouble. These arguments are made very well in this book.
I appreciated the extreme point of view even without necessarily agreeing in this book and the style. The personal experiences she shared were just as effective facts. Here is another whole foods book I had to settle for. There were definitely some good and bad things about this book. I thought the author had some interesting info about the importance of raw food and the good it can do for your body. I did try one of her recipes, and I mu Here is another whole foods book I had to settle for.
I did try one of her recipes, and I must say for being all raw, uncooked veges, it wasn’t too bad, and my kids even ate it. But afterward I dreaded having to finish the leftovers on my own. I guess the search is on for a great whole food cookbook