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Dick Gregory's Natural Diet for Folks Who Eat: Cookin' With Mother Nature

4.3 of 5 stars 4.30  ·  rating details  ·  53 ratings  ·  9 reviews
"An introduction to natural foods written with an eye to good health and an ear for the witty line. Even for those not ready to replace sirloin with soy bean, Gregory's discourse on the typical mistreatment of the digestive tract should be informative- it certainly is amusing. There are sections on Gregory's various fasts, suggested diets for putting on and taking off weig ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published January 1st 1974 by Harper and Row Publishers (first published 1973)
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I saw Dick Gregory live in Peoria, Illinois in the fall of 1973. I bought and read an earlier version of this book. The book changed my life. I went on the Dick Gregory diet and in 2 months lost 40 pounds which I kept off for 15 years.
Jun 18, 2011 Alex rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: people interesting in natural, healthy lifestyles, black people, open minded people
Recommended to Alex by: an artist
I really like this book. It's mainly about eating a raw foods diet. I would say that if you are not familiar with the lifestyle, this book could be life changing. The topic at hand may seem boring and some may find the idea of eating only a raw food diet impossible, but Dick Gregory is amazing and you will thoroughly enjoy the way he discusses the topic at hand. It's not a recipe book, though there are recipes included. I would think of it more of as a inspirational, self-help type of book. It's ...more
Stella Blue
A wealth of information on how the body works during the fasting/cleansing period and how to re-establish a nutritional connection with Mama Nature. Dick Gregory has a great sense of humor, and it is infused within the pages. This is one of the pioneer books on how to conduct a safe fast and then incorporate a raw-food diet into your lifestyle. This book is out-of-print and not easy to find. If you see a copy, don't hesitate to grab it.
Karen Barker
Apr 01, 2014 Karen Barker rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone who wants to improve their over all well -being
I have finally decided to change my eating habits without "purchasing" another man made product. Thanks Dick for confirming what is "common sense" knowledge concerning the choices we make when it comes to feeding our temples. Great book!
Feb 25, 2008 Sophia rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone who likes Raw Food, Veganism, Health, and Laughing
This book is incredibly hilarious! I learned a lot and even though it's old, it still holds true on most every account. He is such a great story teller and educator and I laughed while my brain gained a few creases.
I'm suggesting you read this if you love food and want to laugh like a mad hatter. Quote "I've lost so much weight that nonviolence is no longer a tactic, it's a necessity!" This man is C-C-C-Crazy.
I read this book some years ago and it changed my eating habits. Definitely recommended for those who are interested in alternative diets (and presented in a very humorous way)!
Victoria Joyce
Good food book from back in the day. Before it was cool.
Dick Gregory is a great man. He is also a kook.
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Dick Gregory entered the national comedy scene in 1961 when Chicago’s Playboy Club (as a direct request from publisher Hugh Hefner) booked him as a replacement for white comedian, "Professor
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