- Paperback: 234 pages
- Publisher: Maul Brothers Publishing; 6th edition (January 15, 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0965353303
- ISBN-13: 978-0965353304
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.3 x 0.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 2.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (58 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,023,197 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Nature's First Law: The Raw-Food Diet Paperback – January 15, 2003
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That said, I'd avoid this book until you've read some more sane and well documented books like Dr. Norman Walker's "Enzyme Nutrition," which is the most scientific and documented of all the literature on the subject. Other good books are Ann Wigmore's wheatgrass book and some of her other books; any of the books by Steve Myerowitz; and the "How I Conquered Cancer Naturally" book. I have also heard that two books called "The Raw Life" and "Blatant Raw-Foodist Propaganda" are good. The Natural Hygiene literature is generally very good as well. Take advantage of all the raw food related web sites out there.
Sorry to diverge from the review, but after getting off coffee, soda, aspartame, refined sugar, and other obvious evils, I have been increasing the raw food in my diet gradually to the point where my diet is 80-95% raw most days. The results have been incredible.Read more ›
It's a shame, because I really believe that eating a raw food diet is one of the most healing things you can do for your body. But this book doesn't focus on the positive aspects of eating raw fruits and vegetables nearly as much as it does with statements like "dead, cooked corpses are the sources of unnatural diseases (p.19)."
God's diet shouldn't be controversial. I agree with what the authors are saying, but they say it in a way that makes you dislike them. Drilling the message into your head like a drill sergeant that "Cooked Food is Poison" might do it for some, but not for me. To me, these guys approach raw foodism as if it's a cult following. Kind of like, "Hey, jump on OUR bandwagon and live right. Everyone else is living wrong." They poke fun at every single diet on the planet, even vegans, who don't even eat animal products.
The abrasive way they deliver their message is unique, but it didn't do it for me. Give me scientific data, not catch phrases and slogans. Give me SOME science at all, not what is 'believed' to be the truth. Do raw foods energize? No doubt they do. Is everyone who eats processed, devitalized foods poisoning themselves? Yes, they are. But are the ones who eat wholesome nutritious foods, mostly vegan, poisoning themselves? No. Poison is a harsh word. Raw foodists can "poison" themselves even worse by overeating on sweet fruit, nuts, seeds, and aggravating a vata condition with the dieuretic action of the sweet fruits. This isn't mentioned in this rah-rah book.
All in all, not a very good intro to raw foodism. This diet is not a cult. It's a healthy way of life, but you must know how to do it properly. For this, I recommend "Conscious Eating" by Gabriel Cousens.
While reading the book I kept asking myself. "Hmm, are these guys really horrible authors or is this what happens to your brain when you start eating a raw diet?"
Please, don't waste your money!!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Amazing ! ! This book helped me SO much. I am now raw and loving it. Everything is explained in the most entertaining and easy to read way.Published 2 months ago by Paul Klein
This book was plagiarized. It is based off of a book written many decades ago titled "Raw Food Eating" by the author Arshavir Ter Hovannessian. Read morePublished 4 months ago by John Doe
This book is more of a cult recruitment manual than anything else. Chalk full of zealous imagery, every chapter ends with the phrase, "cooked food is poison. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Joshua McCann
But Guess what; many years ago I had a copy of this book, I lent it out to someone and thought it was THE BIBLE for Raw Foodists.. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Leon B. Catchatoorian
I didn't happen to purchase this item on Amazon, but I do think this book should be avoided at all costs. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Walker
Awesome book, very in your face but information in it supports other literature I have read re raw food diet.Published 24 months ago by Lisa Yule
What most people don't know, is that this book is not only an awful introduction to the subject, but also a 99% copy of an existing, now out of print book. Read morePublished on February 3, 2013 by CriticalCreature
I found this book very negatively written. I was quite disappointed. As a therapist I write many different types of reports. Read morePublished on November 10, 2012 by Donna