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The Raw Truth

3.22 of 5 stars 3.22  ·  rating details  ·  59 ratings  ·  16 reviews
Raw is not a fad. This is real. Find out why.
Paperback, 205 pages
Published 2010 by Garden of Life
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Great for beginners. This isn't a book about fruits & veggies. It's not an extremist treatise on vegetarianism guilting you and telling you that you need to deprive yourself (author isn't vegetarian, but promotes healthy, fatty--yes I said fatty--meats and raw dairy). Chapters highlight the necessity of vitamin D from the sun, the importance of healthy gut flora (and the epidemic of dysbiosis and the multitude of diseases it causes/contributes to), juicing, cleansing, cultured/fermented food ...more
I don't mind that Jordan Rubin advertises his vitamin line product throughout this book. I am an easy sell. Half way through the book I went out and bought the whole line of products!
Just kidding! But, laugh at me if you want, I did buy his women's 50 and wiser multi-vitamin, and I am happy with it. It is a quality supplement. I would buy more of his products but I don't have the money, alas, so I will just have to juice my parsley and crunch my carrots. I found the book inspiring and interestin
This isn't a genuine book, it is an ad for Garden of Life products. There is no subtlety in how the products are recommended whatsover. It is really a product brochure, with a few interesting facts added.

Although experts such as Mary Enig and Dr Weston Price are mentioned and help up as heroes in the nutrition field (which they are), it is misleading to imply that they agree either with the author's dietary recommendations nor the use of Garden of Life supplements, they absolutely would and do n
I'm glad that I was warned about this book before I started it. I knew that it was an advertisement. Jordan Rubin covers each of his new Garden of Life products and why you should use them. It wasn't quite what I had in mind... However, I did enjoy the recipes in the back of the book. I tried the pasta sauce this evening. (It was quite spicy...!) I also enjoyed how for each section of the book he spoke of a scientist who had researched that particular topic.

If you are not seriously into the RAW
Sean Casey
the entire book is an advertisement
the only reason it gets any stars is because some of the biographical information on the "health legends" is nice, but everything is just an ad for different garden of life products. the second star is because well, i already was using most of the products and like them and i guess maybe more people need to start using them. but i was kinda hoping for more indepth information.

bunch of good recipes though and hey its a free book, so i shouldnt have been expectin
Yes, this is one big advertisement. And, yes, this book is chock full of fabulous information. Many highly educated doctors, health gurus, and health pioneers that have spent a lifetime studying what healthy food actually is are talked about in this book. If you can look beyond the advertisements, there is a wealth of information packed in this book. Also, there are included recipes and a buyer's resource guide in the back. I actually enjoyed this book.
This is a marketing book published by Garden of Life. I got the book for basically free. Yes, it has their products mentioned and recommended in it. It also has a lot of good basic information on eating a raw diet and the nutrition of such. It also has a resource directory in the back and mentions several experts throughout the book and in a section at the end, which makes for great starting points to go to in order to learn more.
Kayla Caperoon
Yes, this is an advertisement-- what do you expect from a free book?

However, it really is a good resource. It has a lot of information on raw dieting, great for those just becoming interested in a raw diet. It also has awesome recipes and an amazing list of resources for raw food supplies.

I picked up several copies of it for myself and a few friends who were looking into raw diets. Why not, it was free!
Easy to read. Educational. Right to the point. Broken down into 2-3 page sections for different health topics like: probiotics, protein, etc., with the light, history of who started or discovered the benefits of that area as it pertains to our optimal health. Lots of good recipes and SOURCES for RAW foods and products. Not overwhelming, but very doable to change your lifestyle and become a healthier you.
Apr 17, 2011 Lisa marked it as to-read
I just got this book for free at my local health food store. I couldn't believe they were giving it away free! yay! free books! I am also really interested in the raw food diet. I don't think I want to go completely raw, but I would like to incorporate it into my lifestyle at least a little, so I am pretty excited to read this book.
This is basically a big advertisement for all the garden for life products. However, there is lots of other very good information in it. Moreover, i' ve used several garden for life products and they are great products. Also, there's a detox program, nutritional plan, and lots of recipes that make this book worth holding onto.
I had much more appreciation for this book after attending a seminar by the author. I'm trying hard to incorporate more raw foods into my diet. Worth a read!
I'm loving this book, it like it's written in a language I totally get. Trying to sneak more raw foods into my family's diet.
3 stars for the information, -2 for the advertisement of his supplements!
Despite the advertisements in this book (it was free, what can I say?), it was filled with a plethora of resourceful (and very timely for me..) information from some of the most amazing health experts in the world. I found so much of the information in this book to be personally useful and beneficial.
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