12 Steps to Raw Foods: How to End Your Dependency on Cooked Food

by Victoria Boutenko (Author), Gabriel Cousens (Foreword)

Editorial Reviews

“The first edition of this book (published in 2000) was excellent. The second
edition is masterfully outstanding.”–From the foreword by Gabriel Cousens, MD

“Sensational! The why and how of a raw-foods lifestyle in a nutshell. A
must-read for those who want more vitality, happiness, and success in their
lives.”–Victor M. Vieira, DC, fellow of the International Academy of Clinical

“A marvelous book full of useful information for people seeking a better
understanding of the relationship between nutritional factors and optimal
health. Victoria Boutenko asks probing questions and searches every avenue that
can lead to new answers. Her conclusions are remarkable, often surprising, and
always illuminating.” –Melvyn L. Iscove, MD

“Imagine what would happen in a society wherein people would take responsibility
for their own health and wellness. Victoria Boutenko’s book provides the basis
for this healthier shift in our thinking and daily lifestyle.”–Jeannette Vos,
EdD, co-author of The Learning Revolution and The New Learning Revolution

Book Description
Why do we overeat time and time again? Why do we make poor diet choices while we
want to be healthy? What makes losing weight so difficult? These and many other
vital questions are addressed in 12 Steps to Raw Foods in an open and sincere
dialogue. Based on the latest scientific research, Victoria Boutenko explains
the numerous benefits of choosing a diet of fresh rather than cooked foods. This
book contains self-tests and questionnaires that help the reader to determine if
they have hidden eating patterns that undermine their health. Using examples
from life, the author explores the most common reasons for people to make
unhealthy eating choices.

Rather than simply praising the benefits of raw foods, this book offers helpful
tips and coping techniques to form and maintain new, healthy patterns. Learn how
to make a raw food restaurant card that makes dining with co-workers easy and
enjoyable. Discover three magic sentences that enable you to refuse your
mother-in-law’s apple pie without offending her. Find out how to sustain your
chosen diet while traveling. These are only a few of the many scenarios that
Boutenko outlines.

Written in a convenient 12-step format, this book guides the reader through the
most significant physical, psychological, and spiritual phases of the transition
from cooked to raw foods. Embracing the raw food lifestyle is more than simply
turning off the stove. Such a radical change in the way we eat affects all
aspects of life. Boutenko touches on the human relationship with nature, the
value of supporting others, and the importance of living in harmony with people
who don’t share the same point of view on eating. Already a classic, this
enhanced second edition is aimed at anyone interested in improving their health through diet.

Product Details

Paperback: 264 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books; Rev. and Expanded Ed edition (May 8, 2007)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1556436513



Promoting Natural Foods, Natural Organic Farming, Natural Healing,
 Natural Lifestyles and Freedom of Choice in Holistic Healthcare