The Raw Food Lifestyle

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2009-10-20
  • Publisher: North Atlantic Books
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Ruthann Russo has been a vegetarian and vegan for more than 20 years, and in 2007 became a passionate raw-food enthusiast. She brings that passion to the pages of this comprehensive introduction to raw and live food. In simple, encouraging language, she conveys a wealth of information, from the philosophy of raw-food nutrition, to how it affects the body, to how to transition from a regular diet to one that promotes physical, emotional, and spiritual health. Using examples from her own life, Russo lays out a practical plan for making the switch that starts with realizing the need to change one's diet (and health), and then stresses small dietary changes to discover what raw foods work, and assessing reactions. She profiles cacao, raw sweeteners, water, pH level of foods, juices versus smoothies, salt, the process of dehydrating food, garlic and onions, and overall food preparation. Russo highlights what supplements (superfoods, vitamins, green products) to include in the diet. She emphasizes the spiritual aspects of the movement as well, exploring meditation, yoga, Buddhism, peacefulness, and fasting.

Author Biography

Ruthann Russo is a lawyer, educator, and health professional. A certified holistic health counselor with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and Columbia University Teachers College, she has personally instructed more than 3,000 physicians in hospitals across the country. She lives in Center Valley, PA.

Table of Contents

Introduction and Overview of Raw and Living Food Principlep. 1
The Basics
Raw Storiesp. 19
Your Storyp. 31
Raw Leadersp. 49
Raw Food Theoryp. 63
The Food
The Great Chocolate Debatep. 81
Raw Sweetenersp. 91
Waterp. 105
pH Levelp. 113
Healthy Conflictp. 121
Supplementsp. 131
Basic Raw Food Preparation 101p. 139
The Lifestyle
Health and Health Care in the Raw and Living Food Lifestylep. 149
Spiritualityp. 167
Physical Fitnessp. 175
Ethics of the Raw and Living Food Lifestylep. 183
The Economics of Transitioning to a Raw and Living Food Lifestlyep. 191
Pets and Raw Foodp. 205
Conclusionp. 211
Glossaryp. 215
Raw and Living Food Un-cookbooksp. 223
Web Sitesp. 225
MyPyramid Nutrition and Fitness Principlesp. 228
Notesp. 232
Indexp. 239
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