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on 28 July 2012
Yes, if you are a hard core raw foodist you may find this title disappointing. However, if like me you are transitioning into raw food then it is an excellent text. Explains which foods not to mix and has a good mix of easy recipes and slightly more complex recipes.
This title is primarily about how to lose some weight and get to grips with a raw food lifestyle (hence the word "detox" in the title) without being completely anal about the process. Yes, it does say you can eat meat but it also splits becoming a raw foodist into 5 easy levels and is very sensible about the fact that some people might not want to be 100% raw. Natalia comes across as a very practical person who wants to help more people eat healthily without being hardcore or perfect about it all. I personally think this book will help people find it easier to stick to a raw food diet than if they dove straight into Raw Food Real World: 100 Recipes to get the glow (another raw food book I own).
So, if you want to be or are a vegan raw foodie, move on, there is nothing to see here. If however you are an open minded, middle of the road, looking for some helpful hints, and easy dehydrator free recipes then buy this book. The biggest, most helpful pieces of advice I got from this book was to not be too hard on myself if I had a "naughty" day and how to not combine certain foods (something other raw food books seem to omit completely and which has worked hugely for me i.e. don't mix fruit with anything as it ferments and causes bloating).
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