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"Eating for Beauty will open your eyes to the hidden treasures of a healthy diet and open your body to a fulfilling and vital existence."
—Anthony Robbins, Author of Awaken the Giant Within and Unlimited Power

"David, I believe you are at the heart of a movement that will sweep the planet in 15 years."
—Woody Harrelson, Actor

“David Wolfe shows us how to use raw organic foods to transform ourselves from the inside out… It's a fun book to read, filled with nutritional nuggets and inspiration.”
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About the Author

Considered the world’s leading authority on raw-food nutrition, David Wolfe is the author of the best-selling book The Sunfood Diet Success System. He conducts 70 to 80 health lectures and seminars each year in the United States, Canada, Europe and the South Pacific, and hosts at least five health, healing, and beauty retreats each year at various retreat centers around the world.Wolfe is the middle son of two medical doctors, and has an extensive educational background, which gives him a unique perspective in the health field. He holds degrees in mechanical and environmental engineering, and in political science. He has studied at many institutions, including Oxford University. He concluded his formal education by receiving a Juris Doctor in Law from the University of San Diego.In addition to his action-packed schedule, Wolfe is currently completing several new books and playing the drums in his all-raw rock and roll group—The Healing Waters Band. His favorite hobbies include hiking, yoga, nature adventures, surfing, writing poetry, and spending time with loved ones.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: North Atlantic Books; 1 edition (September 4, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1556437323
  • ISBN-13: 978-1556437328
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.4 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (153 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #16,186 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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473 of 479 people found the following review helpful By Melanie on February 16, 2004
Format: Paperback
Eating for Beauty was written with raw food enthusiasts in mind. The raw food diet is most certainly about beauty: the beauty of nature, the beauty of health, and the beauty of body, mind and soul. David Wolfe, the author of Eating for Beauty, is a shining example of beauty and health in the raw food movement. He has been a leading authority and educator on raw foods for years. In this book, he reveals how to shine with the beauty that is already present within you.
When I first heard that David Wolfe had written a book titled Eating for Beauty, I was a bit put off. I thought it was going to be shallow, just focusing on how to be more physically attractive. But as I read this book from cover to cover, I was quite impressed. He makes a very logical point that by the eating certain foods, we are in fact creating a certain person. We are made from the food we eat, in a very literal sense. The more life force we eat, the more life force we will have in our bodies. The body uses vitamins and minerals to nourish our organs, such as the skin, hair and eyes. Clear, glowing skin, strong nails and bright eyes are all signs of a healthy, well nourished body, and they're all benefits of a raw food diet.
David Wolfe goes into great detail about some of the most beautifying foods on the planet. He dedicates a section to each of the following: aloe vera, arugula, burdock, coconuts, cucumbers, durian, figs, hemp seeds, macadamia nuts, nettles, olives, onions, papaya, pumpkin seeds, radishes, turmeric, and watercress. These foods contain high amounts of "beauty minerals," like silicon and sulfur. They are also very cleansing and energizing. Papaya is especially high in natural enzymes, and durian contains tryptophan, an amino acid that helps elevate seretonin levels in the brain.
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122 of 123 people found the following review helpful By Angela on November 29, 2005
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I was so pleasantly surprised by this book that I was embarrassed to order because of the title, I had to share my experience. David Wolfe has clarified, using hard science, so many nutritional questions for me -- about the acid-alkaline balance; the body's need for (and appropriate sources of) protein, fat, and carbohydrates; the chemical effects of heat on food; and food combining.

I've been reading about nutrition for over five years in pursuit of answers to a health problem. I had no intention of "going raw" when ordering this book, but since reading it I've tried living by its principles and can't tell you what a difference it is making in my life. After only five days, I'm feeling lighter in spirit, leaner in physique, and yes, maybe even beautiful in middle age.

There are some remarkable insights in the book, e.g., the effects of drugs on an acidic system versus a balanced pH system. Those with a blood pH that is slightly alkaline (this is the ideal) actually do not experience a high from coffee or even illicit drugs, and are thus far less likely to become addicted. Another insight was that there is sufficient protein in green, leafy vegetables and other raw foods to completely supply our needs. Most people who fail on vegetarian diets because of protein deficiency likely did not eat enough greens.
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68 of 74 people found the following review helpful By Edvin Talusan on March 1, 2004
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This is a wonderful book. The kirlian photography is great. The flow of the words is simple and direct. I was inspired to eat some of the food that he goes into detail about such as burdock root, turmeric, and arugula, which were foods I have never tried before. Beauty is more than the food we eat. It is in the thoughts we think and the actions we take. Great book! "The Sunfood Diet Success System" written by David Wolfe is also an outstanding book on the topic of health.
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35 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Timi Gleason on January 14, 2007
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My review is based on the 2003 edition of the book (different cover).

I was looking for a book on raw foods; I was on the fence about making the switch from 30% to 70% raw from eating salads at lunch and fruit for snacks to eating raw at breakfast and dinner too. I couldn't see any good reason to make such a strong commitment, yet I sensed I was missing "the point" about eating raw. This book with its Kirlian photography of the live energy in raw food compared to cooked food, and it's practical, upbeat stories settled my confusion almost instantly. I also bought The Raw Gourmet cook book by Nomi Shannon. I was so inspired by both authors' sense of the artistic and beautifulness of food and how it directly affects our inner energy and outer appearance. Now I have dozens of ideas for items to put into appealing, mouthwatering meals. I understood how the raw food would help me retain my glow and my youthfulness into my elder years. Immediately, I experienced the 'lightness' of eating raw. I realized I would lose weight naturally. I have to say that I look at cooked food differently now, although I still eat it 25-30% of the time if that's all there is available. I found when eating raw, its much easier to know when I'm full. With cooked food, I tend to over eat. Now I pack colorful, appetizing raw meals that are anything but mundane. I buy a certain amount of precut food to keep it simple and fast. There's lots of information in this book. I'm very greatful to David Wolfe for his creativity and sense of style. He got me to take a joyful leap!
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