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5.0 out of 5 stars
Natalia's books speak to me...I've changed my life and I'm not looking back!, 23 April 2009
I came across this book while shopping on Amazon. I guess something I had previously purchased linked me to the book. I wasn't looking to change my whole association with food, but this program soon got beneath my skin. I became virtually 100% raw in a matter of weeks. I incorporated this with a Bikram yoga program at the same time, as eating whole foods seemed to pair beautifully with yoga (as Natalia suggests in her other wonderful book, Life Force Energy). Weight has just melted off (not that I had too much to lose, but now I love my body). I never thought I'd be juicing, blending smoothies, and making my own salad dressings (which the Thai peanut dressing is absolutely delectable!), but they have all effortlessly become part of my daily routine. It's true that living in London does not lend itself to some of the foods (I had the whole produce department running around trying to figure out what jicama is, let alone if they carried it!), and I'm dying to try a Kollar cookie, but you can find most everything else. The book talks about the natural sweetener, stevia. I have been told that the UK does not approve of Stevia, yet Whole Foods has a natural sweetener that probably is stevia, it's just not called it by that name. It's fun to crack the raw code! I love that what I eat not just satisfies me in a new, complete way, but that also the foods I eat are helping me rejuvenate and prolong my life. Hope this helps!