By: Stephanie Tourles
Retail Value: $16.95
Years ago I met a woman who had cured her own scleroderma (a potentially fatal disease that causes a hardening of the skin) by going on a completely raw food diet. I was intrigued by that and other stories I have heard of once rampant diseases going dormant with a change in your diet. Have you ever thought about how many pesticides, GMO foods and chemicals we consume on a daily basis? It makes me shudder.
* Disclaimer: I am not saying that a raw food diet will cure your disease - I'm just telling you about first-hand stories as they were told to me!
While I'm not ready to completely switch to a raw food diet, I was intrigued by the opportunity to review Stephanie Tourles' new book, "Raw Energy." The book is actually more of a cookbook. It's a very easy read - nothing to bog down people who are new to raw foods - and features 124 raw food recipes.
The recipes aren't comprised of stuff that makes me want to gag and ingredients I have never heard of before. In fact, I discovered a couple of recipes that I have already tried variations of without even realizing they would be part of a raw food diet. Zucchini chips, anyone?