Author: Victoria Boutenko Foreword by: Gabriel Cousens, M.D. other vital questions are addressed in 12 Steps to Raw Foods in an open and sincere dialogue. followed by her usual thorough research, Victoria Boutenko presents . Overall, 12 Steps to Raw Foods is a breakthrough work for the live-food. 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.

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I would say the step by step claim of the title is somewhat of an exaggeration though.

Victoria Boutenko asks probing questions and searches every avenue that can lead to new answers. As in many nonfiction books, there are shreds of truth, which makes reading this one of some value. Dec 23, Shannon rated it it was amazing.

12 Steps to Raw Foods: How to End Your Addiction to Cooked Food

Overall, it did have some good information and recipes I’m eager to try. To view it, click here. However I can understand why people would e turne off, because again she does use a lot of anecdotes. The second section is Human Dependency on Cooked Food where she talks about “comfort foods” and the addictiveness of common foods. 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.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. The recipe for Green Spinach Soup is really yummy My favorite quote is on page”If a single blade of grass has the power to grow through the ground, one can only imagine the potential power of human energy applied with passion. Victoria Boutenko is an author, teacher, inventor, researcher, artist and mother of three.


I ended up returning it to the library before reading all of it because I was so nauseous.

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That being said, I think it is important to base a large part of t Interesting premise that cooked food addiction is similar to other addictions such as alcohol or food, but I don’t think it is so. Becoming Aware of the Problem. What makes losing weight so difficult? This book is not an instruction manual on eating raw; rather, it is informative and gives vuctoria necessary to successfully change your diet.

Oct 10, Maria Huyette-arrizza rated it really liked it. The author believes that humans have an addiction to cooked food and therefore sets up the majority of the book on the template of the 12 step process utilized for many addiction recoveries. Table of contents Foreword by Dr.

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The first section of the book is Why Raw Food? These and many other vital questions are addressed in 12 Steps to Raw Foods in an open and sincere dialogue. This book is extreme. Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now.

12 Steps to Raw Foods

The recipes are good, too, although that’s really a smaller section. The explanations of what happens in eteps and disease and how the body reacts to cooked foods Hm. I have to be skeptical of those claims, or really question the wisdom. Mar 03, Pages. And damn, if we are not feeling better already.


Embracing the raw food lifestyle is more than simply turning off the stove. Victoria Boutenko lives in Ashland, Oregon. That definitely vixtoria my perspective on what “raw foods” could mean! Becoming Aware of the Problem.

The biggest takeaway for me is the need to incorporate more of these foods into a standard American diet before cancer or diabetes dteps thereby incresing a sense personally responsible for our bodies and learning to setps ourselves. Many unprovable statements are hauled in as supporting evidence. Table Of Contents Foreword by Dr. Vieira, DC, fellow of the International Academy of Clinical Acupuncture “A marvelous fooods full of useful information for people seeking a better understanding of the relationship between nutritional factors and optimal health.

I have been wondering why I slipped back? Finding a ivctoria foods book that isn’t written by a zealot is a very difficult thing to do, and this one fits in quite nicely in my craaazy shelf. I especially liked the little section where it gave basic recipe “templates” for soups, nut burgers, desserts, etc. Why do we overeat time and time again? What finally did it was when her son age 6 at the time, was diagnosed with Type I diabetes. I picked up this book because I’ve been interested in working on some health goals in and it’s one of three on my shelves regarding raw food.

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