The Raw Food Detox Diet Book Review

In my last post, I discussed how I was going to do some research into the Raw Food diet. Well, one of the books I read was The Raw Food Detox diet by Natalia Rose, which I have to say I enjoyed very much.

Natalia is a certified clinical nutritionist and founder of the The Raw Food Detox Diet (a.k.a The Rose Program) in Manhattan. I found this book very easy to read without a lot of technical jargon. In fact, the more I read, the more I was inspired to contine on my journey into organic, vegan and raw foods. I now use this book as a reference, particularly for the recipes provided.

The book is divided into 5 parts:

  1. Part 1: The Raw Food Detox Diet – in this section, Natalia describes what detoxification is and how it works; how your past eating habits have affected your body; what enzymes are and how they help you to detoxify; and finally, she discusses how to transition from your current diet to a raw food diet. Depending on your past food habits, this transition will be different for everyone. There is a small questionnaire with 15 questions to answer. At the end of the questionnaire, you will be able to identify what your “transition number” is so that you can embark on this raw food detox diet. In this part of the book, you will also learn what “food combinations” are, and why they’re important.
  2. Part 2: Menus For All Raw Food Transition Numbers – this section lists some optional menu ideas for 7 days of the week for each of the different transition levels. Should you decide to move to a raw food diet, you can easily begin here, by following the menus provided.
  3. Part 3: The Raw Food Detox Diet Recipes – this section of 80 pages, consists of many different recipes, from soups, to salads, to main courses and even desserts (all raw of course!). Each recipe has an indicator to identify what transition numbers the recipe applies to. So regardless of your transition number, you can find many recipes to enjoy in this section.
  4. Part 4: Real-Life Scenarios – once you’ve moved to a raw food diet, you will encounter situations about how to continue eating healthy if you dine out. This section provides some very useful guidelines in that area. It includes eating in restaurants or at other people’s homes, or in the office or even when you  travel.
  5. Part 5: The Aspiring Raw Foodist – this last section of the book reinforces some of the material already presented earlier. But it also discusses some other fine points about the raw food diet, such as: not going 100% raw right away; this is not like all other diets and putting the label of raw food diet on this may not be a good idea for you; keeping your goals in mind; and fasting.

The last few pages of the book provide some valuable references for your raw food journey.

I recommend this book to anyone who is wondering if a raw food diet is for them, or for those who have already decided that it is and want to know where and how to start.

To the Greatness Within You!


1 Comment

  • By Kelly, March 2, 2010 @ 5:55 pm

    Nice post..a raw food diet that doesn’t force you to eat only raw foods, but urges you to discover your own lifestyle at your own pace for achieving optimal health.

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