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Raw Family

3.99 of 5 stars 3.99  ·  rating details  ·  128 ratings  ·  23 reviews
There is no knowledge more important than the knowledge of listening to our body for the sake of our own health. We have an illusion that someone from the outside can heal us. If anybody can heal us, it is only ourselves. It will take centuries for science to learn the hopelessness of the attempt to push the everchanging human body into frames of scientific theories. But i ...more
Published February 1st 2007 by Raw Family (first published 2000)
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Jul 18, 2010 Lindsey rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: those considering a raw food diet
Recommended to Lindsey by: Angela Stokes-Monarch
This is not really a book to read if you're looking for information on switching to a raw foods diet, but it is an interesting story of how an entire family went from being rich in money and indulgent in food to diseased to healed (after they totally went out on a limb and switched their diet overnight) to broke and homeless to very happy and peaceful.
It's a very fast read (68 small pages - the rest of the book is recipes and photos), and one of the most interesting things is how each member of
Dec 08, 2008 Melanie rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: vegans, vegetarians, raw fooders
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Dr. Hicham
This was a highly entertaining and compelling one-day read full of fascinating information that definitely dovetails nicely with sustainable living. I'd say the common theme between the two is taking personal responsibility for our health as well as our future and those of our children and future generations. It's packed with tremendous food for thought, no pun intended.
It's pretty awesome how this family overcomes some intense challenges. Some good recipes to try out and I will probably read another book from this family.
Natalie Pyles
In this little and humble book the Boutenko family tells of their experience leaving Russia, coming to the US, getting fat and sick, and turning to a completely raw food diet. This book will give you an interesting way to think about food. Honestly, it is a life changing book. Their new lifestyle surpasses food, it affects everything about their life. For a person who likes wholesomeness, minimalism or implementing radical life changes, this will be exciting. It is controversial of course, but t ...more
This is a very short book, but gives a good autobiographical story of a family that started learning about raw food. It was written in journal format - several family members traded off in different sections, and we see their thoughts and feelings. I like that it explained how and why the family made their food choices, and how it affected their health. All the family members are battling illnesses or disease at the start of the book, and all are healthy and not under a doctor's care by the end.
Mar 19, 2008 chasmyn rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: people interested in a raw food life.
Recommended to chasmyn by: Jenise Sidebotham
As a person who is new to the whole raw food world and is looking for information on the difference it can make, I found this book to be very helpful. The story of the Boutenkos is an amazing one, to say the least, and the difference that eating raw has made in their lives is abundantly clear. It was an easy read that I would recommend to anyone interested in reading personal stories about the difference that raw living can make for people.
Lorra Fae
I've read this before - in 2008, it was one of the first books I read about the raw food diet. Life-changing. Even though I now follow a low fat raw diet (5.5 years later), this little book is still a fantastic source of inspiration. Read it again today just for some nostalgia :) quick read.
Emily Mellow
Great book. Nice and short yet inspiring and educational. Sergei's message to youth at the end can be skipped, however, and the recipes in the back don't have an index. So that's sort of useless. But the story is life altering for anyone interested in optimal health for their family.
Alex Samanta
I thought This book Was amazing! Makes me want to do the same thing they did! :) i want to be Able to follow My intuition and know what things/foods My body/mind needs. :)
Dec 04, 2008 Margaret rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone that is health concious
Recommended to Margaret by: self
The Boutenko's are truly a family of wellness practitioners who eat their talk. It is a very short book but well written. Did enjoy their journey to good health.
What a cool story. Even if you would never consider going totally raw there is a lot to learn about eating and living healthy in this little biography.
Leigh Hunt
Brilliant account of a very sick family bringing themselves back to ultimate health through the consumption of a raw food diet. Highly recommend!
Great testimony of an entire family whose lives were drastically changed and bodies healed through eating a 100% raw vegan diet. Inspiring!
Interesting. I wonder how they made it through the most recent recession. Maybe Ashland was unaffected.
Enlightening, encouraging, miraculous and my children LOVED listening to me read this to them.
interesting quick read. Not sure I buy all their miraculous health claims, though.
good read. inspiring story of the beginning and the ups & downs of becoming a raw foodie
A good challenge - but the family seems a bit fake/extreme at times.
Very interesting story about a family who went raw.
Oct 14, 2008 Kat rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Americans
Shelves: health-vegan
This is a short book but with great impact!!!
Mary Strack- Lebaron
Their adventure of being on Raw food Wonderful!1
Shannon Salvatore
This one changed my life on health!
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Victoria Boutenko is an author, teacher, inventor, researcher, artist and mother of three. She teaches classes on healthy living and raw food all over the world. As a result of her research and teachings, thousands of people are drinking and sharing green smoothies.

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