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The SimplyRaw Living Foods Detox Manual

Which should I do first, save my butt or save the planet? The SimplyRaw Living Foods Detox Manual contains much useful information, but it appears that any local food aspirations may conflict with many of the program's staples. Some recipes incorporate avocados, bananas, and papayas. The modern world that poisons us also includes the technology that permits year-round tropical fruits.

SimplyRaw is a company that assists people in improving health and well-being. Natasha Kyssa, a raw foods cook and lifestyle coach, is its founder. This manual details her twenty-eight-day raw-and-living-foods-only detox program. Raw and living foods are those that have been soaked, sprouted, or fermented.

The last time I followed a naturopathic food plan, I definitely felt better, but I am not certain that it would be considered 'gentle.' This method claims to be kind and effective, purging poisons from the body and supplying healing nutrients. Her site cites National Geographic: "Chemicals that suffuse modern life—from well-known toxins to newer compounds with unknown effect—are building up in our bodies and sometimes staying there for years."

Given decades of accumulation, it seems rather ambitious to clean out one's system in a month, but the claimed benefits include increased energy levels, better digestion, weight loss, clear sinuses, and improved sleeping in addition to decreased toxicity. This book provides over one hundred recipes nutritional information and implementation suggestions. There are descriptions of complementary therapies such as dry skin brushing, tongue scraping, mini-trampolines, saltbaths, and colonics. Lists of recommended whole foods and herbal teas are also included.

Written by: Erika Mikkalo, October 5th 2009

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