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Raw Power! Building Strength and Muscle Naturally Paperback – December, 2000


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Maul Brothers Pub.; 2 edition (December 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0965353354
  • ISBN-13: 978-0965353359
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.4 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,199,849 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book is online, almost in its entirety.
Mark T. Brody
Eat raw if you want, I do, but this book is nothing but a catalog for the author's own store.
Andrew
The Author catalogs and promotes his company's products throughout the book.
Mankeerat S Aujla

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41 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Mankeerat S Aujla on January 10, 2001
Format: Paperback
I waited for this book for months, upon receiving my copy I eagerly read it in one sitting, only to be disappointed. The Author catalogs and promotes his company's products throughout the book. And strongly recommends books written by his partner 'David Wolfe'. Both raw-fooders since 1995!
To sum up the contents in this book. Raw Food is good for you, he lost a lot of weight when he went raw, After initial weight loss on raw diet, Stephen COULD NOT put on any weight for 2 years. Until he learned how to trick his body, by slowing down his metabolism (eating a heavy meal late in the day). The rest of the book is fillers.
In his other book 'Natures First Law', Stephen says that every animal on this earth can live on one food only ("Donkey gets everything from a blade of grass"). Yet he has failed to mention any single food for us Humans (he strongly recommends his company's bottled products instead).
What is the rest of the book? 1. A Lengthy Question and Answer session from his website
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2. Recipies by his wife that do not claim to be Strength Builders.
3. A Catalog for his Business.
4. Workouts.
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72 of 76 people found the following review helpful By Mark T. Brody on September 10, 2001
Format: Paperback
This book is online, almost in its entirety.
Nearly 50% of the book are recipes and Schwarnezegger-type workouts, which are ridiculous to even attempt to do.
25% of the book is online at (the healthself website), under the title of "Underweight", and various other subjects. I don't know who plageurized off of who, but Dr. Bernarr says word for word what Arlin says in this book.
20% of the book is an "Interview with Stephen Arlin". What kind of person has someone interview him in his own book? You can read the interview in its entirety on (the rawfood website). Nothing new here.
The remaining 5% of the book talks about how a gorilla can bench press 5,000 lbs, how man is the only being that cooks its food, etc, etc, etc. Man is not a gorilla, not is he a bird, cheetah, leopard guinea pig, or dog. To make such comparisons is ludicrous. I do believe a diet of primarily raw foods is the healthy way to live.
One more thing.. the author, Arlin, contradicts himself in more than a few ways in this book. Example: when he describes what he eats on a daily basis, he maps out what he eats, and at what times. He eats about 5 or 6 meals a day. Later on in the book, he tells us that he only eats one or two huge meals at night, so he can put on weight like the sumo wreslers do. Things like this are what make me despise this book. Contact me if you want a copy.
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33 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Wayne V. on January 24, 2004
Format: Paperback
I've been an avid bodybuilder for years. Granted, I've recently considered switching to Raw Dieting to become 100% "Natural" as the book suggests, I found this book to be of little value. The objective I had in purchasing this book was to gain knowledge of what foods to eat, protein and carb content, tips of combining foods, facts to support findings, how the body works in conjunction with switching to this type of diet. I found nothing of substance. Instead, I found many very opinionated and dumbfounded comparisons to analogies which that of a middle school child could have come up with without substantial scientific backing.
There was honestly, very little in terms of how the body works in conjunction with the foods eaten, and looking at the author, I'm sorry to say, but he looks big but not at all like someone who lifts weights nor someone that looks like they even have alot of muscle under the fatty layers. He just looks big and smooth. You would think in forming a book of this nature, he would present his physique a little more appropriately and provide more substantial backing to his theories which are lacking. I've read many many books on raw dieting and this is one of the poorest written.
The book is just a big catalog of products and supplements that you can find on their website at Nature's First Law. Not worth the money, very little facts and alot of advertising and useless analogies. If you presented the content in this book to someone you were trying to convince to go raw, you may as well stand in a circuis and have everyone laught at you. You are better off buying a detailed raw cook book which provides background on tasty foods and cooking methods to help you in your quest for size and raw foodism....
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Michael Brandt on January 6, 2002
Format: Paperback
I must concur with some of the previous reviewers. As a weightlifter in the early stages of converting to raw foodism, I purchased this book in the hope that it would have much more detail in this one specific area than the other raw food books I've read. I wish I had skimmed it a little better in the store, first.
The book does contain some useful information, and the author's enthusiasm may be a turn-on for some (and a turn-off for others), but the same information is better stated in other sources and for me the writing style came across as more of an advertisement for the author's business than anything else. The claims are not well supported by biological explanations (a trend that is unfortunately quite common in books on raw food in general). However, I don't mean to imply that the author is wrong--simply that there could have been more background provided to substantiate the author's statements.
On the positive side, I happen to agree with the author on most of his judgements (for example, that many "scientific" studies are often directed by biased entities and must therefore be disregarded). I think he scores on the fresh, naturalistic, positive attitude that he obviously possesses himself and encourages in others. And from personal experience this attitude, and the corresponding health benefits, can be powerful stuff when one adheres to the raw foods diet. It's just that a better overall explanation of the whole can be found in other sources.
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