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Eating for Beauty

4.03  ·  Rating details ·  517 ratings  ·  35 reviews
In Eating For Beauty, author David Wolfe, one of Americas foremost nutrition experts, describes how to cleanse, nourish and beautify by utilizing the benefits of a fresh-food diet. The lessons contained within this book can be applied to improve ones appearance, vitality, and health. This book is about how to become more beautiful, not just how to maintain beauty or even ...more
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Published March 8th 2011 by North Atlantic Books (first published May 30th 2002)
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Jan 20, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: interested in nutrition, raw foods, health, beauty
Despite its name, this book isn't all about vanity. It's really a great resource for some of the healithiest foods on the planet...and is choke full of information that anyone can apply to their eating habits whether they follow a raw foods diet/lifestyle or not.

I strive to eat as locally and seasonally as possible (which can be more challenging living in Pittsburgh then say Hawaii) and currently do not suffer any chronic illnesses, so the raw food slant was not as relevent to my current
Aug 10, 2012 rated it did not like it
One could be led to believe that it would be possible to promote the benefits of eating a raw-food diet without retorting to new age argumentation, aura photography and claims based either repeated assertion or fallacious logic.

I was recommended this book on the basis of the insights and overview it provides, the only thing it gave me was a deep skepticism about the whole thing.

Mr Avacado obviously deeply believes in what he writes to the point where faith obviously goes before mostly
Dia Kristy
David Wolfe is pretty famous in the raw food community. (he has a ton of books) He's defintely interesting (tho too often he doesn't site references) and he's VERY enthusistic. Unfortunately, he's also often pretty disorganzed.

Favorite finds: Vitamin C makes your hair shiny and mustard greens make your hair curly. (really!)

ps - I didn't read this most current edition.
Sep 26, 2011 rated it liked it
The best part about this book is the section on the beautifying foods. David Wolfe gives straightforward information about a great number of what he identifies as beautifying foods including how they beautify, when to eat them, how to prepare them, and how to buy them as well as some advanced nutritional data.

My first impression of David Wolfe was that he was considerably out of touch with reality - and this book reiterates that impression for me. In order to follow the Beauty Diet (R), one must
David Wolfe was one of the speakers for my nutrition program and being intrigued by his talk, I wanted to read some of his books. About the raw, fresh foods with the maximum health and beauty benefits as well as the foods to stay away from. Although I don't agree with him on every point, Wolfe makes some very persuasive arguments that the life force contained in the foods we eat add to our own body's life force and well being. The Kirlian photography in the book is beautiful and fascinating ...more
Jan 17, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Just finished this in the nick of time. The book is full of tons of information about the scientific facts about specific foods. It also has recipes and promotes moving toward a plant based raw food diet in order to improve health and increase the beauty that comes from having optimal health. It is a book that reminds me of the variety of foods which are available to incorporate into our diets. It will be best for me as a reference book to remind me of the benefits of certain foods and to help ...more
Feb 21, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I LOVE this book. It's amazing how much information I got from this, even after reading his excellent book The Sunfood Diet Success System. It's amazing to see someone out there not only doing 100% raw vegan, but backing it up scientifically and touting it for ALL of it's benefits, not just the health related ones.

Thank you David Wolfe!!
Kathryn Conour
Oct 13, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Simple, accessible, and full of vital information.
Aug 26, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: ebook, unfinished
The introduction is so full of woo and bull's excrement that I couldn't go on.
May 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
David Wolfe does a wonderful job writing of the secrets of beauty through the foods one eats and doesn't eat. It is certainly possible that his writing may be refuted somewhere on the internet by someone, however my money is on Wolfe and his ideas presented in this book.
Elizabeth Drake
Apr 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: food-nutrition
Good starter with helpful information - advocates for a plant based diet.
Jan 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
loved this book! The title is somewhat deceptive as it gives the impression the point of reading the book is to improve one's physical external appearance. That is the end result of implementing the subject matter yet the true read is about what we put in. Included are some amazing krilian photography of plant foods, organic v. non-organic, raw v. cooked and the differences are dramatic enough to evoke a will to choose differently. The author drives through subjects such as alkaline v. acid in ...more
Ann L.
Dec 27, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: true health seekers; rawfoodists
Shelves: health
The only reason I rated it a 4 instead of 5 is because some of the information in this book is outdated. Some of the resources listed or talked about in the book are no longer existing such as Nature's First Law which is now who is owned by another person other than the author who used to own it and who started it. Also, Trinity Waters which I used to drink is no longer selling their water in the stores (that I know of). So maybe the newer version of this book which was written later ...more
Sep 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
If you well versed in David wolfed teaching then this book between 2-4/5s through starts to become a bit boring and repetitive from his other work but still worth being reminded about from the angle of beauty and natural remedies vs toxic cosmetics ...

But this book really is much more than about beauty - it really dwells deeper and importantly wider to what make your resign are beauty truly beyond cosmetics - I really enjoyed it and highly recommend it to anyone interested in beauty to open up
May 25, 2012 rated it liked it
Wolfe's book is very informative. I knew before reading the book that Wolfe is an outspoken raw foodist, so I was not surprised by some of this his recommendations. The book discusses foods which contain properties of 'beauty'--which really means health. Many of the foods are obvious, some less so (burdock root?????). I've been eating his arugula/watercress salad this week, which I love. I enjoyed the book, but wonder about some of his assertions. The book contains no references/bibliography. He ...more
Fon Lertviriyavanich
Jan 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
The title might sound very superficial but the information in this book is very vital. It makes you rethink about the way you eat and how you should change the way you eat. It gets me more interested about juicing and eating raw food. There is stuff that is of common knowledge among people who aspire to live healthily but there is a lot of stuff that is eye opening, definitely worth reading. I wish there were more inspiring recipes though.
Feb 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
I thought this book was very informative. I thought the electromagnetic photography was a bit far fetched, Mr. Wolfe's knowledge on raw foods was invaluable. While I still don't have an interest in engaging in a complete raw food diet, this book gives excellent advice on which raw foods would be an excellent addition to my diet. I would recommend reading this book before buying it.
Jan 19, 2016 rated it liked it
Useful for being a little more purposeful in your eating of certain legumes and fruits and supplements. I am a little skeptical of books about nutrition written by people that have no educational background in the topic. This would be the major criticism of this book. I did add MSM to my diet though!
Jacquelinn Kai
May 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: health
Extremly informative and much easier to read than his earlier works. In this book David Wolfe breaks down the basics of the rawfood life and the simple simplicity of it the creates truly unimaginable results. He explains how this lifestyle touches every aspect of our bodies, emotions and everything in between.
Jess Webb
Nov 25, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone wanting to explore a healthier diet
I loved this book and had a hard time putting it down! I find the whole topic of raw and whole food nutrition fascinating, and David Wolfe certainly did not disappoint! It was interesting to read about particular foods that are better for beauty and how to eat in a way that really supports the body and promotes beauty.
Jan 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book! Very inspirational, informational and beautifully written! :) Gorgeous pictures and prose & delicious-sounding recipes! I can't wait to try them out! I would definitely recommend it!
Aug 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book changed my way of thinking about food. Our body is looking for minerals, and then we won't be hungry anymore and eat uselessly. Knowledge is power, and helps when scrounging for food in the kitchen.
Whole And
May 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: health, food
An excellent resource for bite size information on a large variety of foods, how to select them, their health benefits and much more. Find information not commonly found anywhere else except with David Wolfe.

Jan 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
I first learned about David Wolfe while watching Hungry for Change. I was really impressed with this book--it's incredibly detail-oriented, yet easy to follow along with. Wolfe is a proponent of the raw food movement and I like that he backs up all his claims with a good deal of research.
Jul 14, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Makes a lot of sense, however the science is weak.
Dec 27, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
this is a good addition to any raw foods collection
Dec 13, 2011 rated it really liked it
I liked it, offered a deeper look at each of the things I eat everyday. Brought a new appreciation to some things I never knew.
Molly Barrow
Oct 28, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The most amazing part of the book is understanding the energy that organic raw foods contain that is distroyed by cooking.
Tricia Lenington
Another really informative, easy-to-read nutrition book that explains things well enough for me to understand.
Nov 14, 2015 rated it liked it
the recipes require a lot of ingredients and many are not at your local grocery store.
a good one to borrow from the library.
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David Wolfe is a self-proclaimed Nutrition and Wellness Expert. Author of Eating For Beauty, Superfoods: Food and Medicine of the Future, Amazing Grace, Sunfood Diet Success System.

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