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A feast of a book
on 6 March 2008
Well, contrary to the first reviewer, I'm in my second year of raw food and I AM thriving!! I've read lots of raw books and some, although inspiring and entertaining, can be read in days. SDSS is different. It's a lovely long feast - and one I enjoyed over several weeks.
Every chapter starts with inspirational quotes - from the Bible, philosophers, raw fooders, self-help gurus...At least half the book isn't about raw food as such. If you see raw as 'not just about the food', but part of a bigger picture, there will be many things in SDSS that will resonate with you. If you believe life is very much what your thoughts make it, you'll find this book very motivating. To quote DW: 'To succeed in life you have to work harder. But not on your family,or on your friends, or on your job, or on whatever comes your way. You have to work harder on yourself first. Only happy people make others happy.' And: 'You will make incredible progress in your life when you accept 100% responsibility for everything that happens to you. You are where you are and who you are because of one person - yourself.'
The raw food chapters are full of advice on how to transition to a raw food diet, and the benefits of doing so, covering all the usual issues (eg protein) and discussing associated topics such as wild and hybrid food. There are also chapters on, for example, 'skin', 'teeth, 'sun', and 'breathing' - this is so much more than a book on raw food. Later chapters focus on single foods, eg the olive, the avocado, and yes it does include recipes (though just a few) and daily diet plans.
I see the prices on 'Used and New' right now are high - perhaps suggesting that people don't actually want to sell their copies? Perhaps a birthday request? Whatever the case, 'Sunfood Diet Success System' is worth the money.