The Simply Raw Living Foods Detox Manual
By Natasha Kyssa
Arsenal Pulp Press, 2009
The modern world is a toxic place, and we’ve all become less healthy because of it, whether it is from the air that we breathe or the foods that we eat. Natasha Kyssa is a raw foods chef and lifestyle coach, and her company SimplyRaw helps people improve their health and well-being by integrating simple, natural-based guidelines into their current lifestyles. This informative and useful manual outlines Natasha’s twenty-eight-day detox program, which includes only raw and “living” foods (i.e., those that have been soaked, sprouted, and fermented). It is a gentle, effective method to cleanse the body of toxins and to provide optimal nourishment for healing. The author believes that we can heal ourselves naturally to mend the damage done to our bodies due to unhealthy environments and improper food choices.
Raw diets have become all the rage lately, but Natasha believes that proper digestion, essential for one’s health and vitality, can be greatly improved by a living foods diet. This manual, which includes 135 recipes as well as plenty of guidelines and background information, follows a proven approach to better health, natural weight loss, increased vitality, and healthy lifestyle changes.
Now in its second printing!
The SimplyRaw Living Foods Detox Manual is a must-have handbook for anyone seeking a sensible path to reclaim good health and emotional wellness. This well-conceived book contains invaluable guidelines and wholesome recipes for ridding the body of chemical and dietary to toxicity with a gentle, yet progressive 28-day program that unchains one from bad habits and reinforces good daily practices. Read the book again and again, then, share it with someone in need. ―Vegetarians in Paradise (vegparadise.com) (2009/11/20)
Compact and comprehensive…. Kyssa covers much ground via a gradual approach that commences with a vegan, 80-percent-raw diet and progesses toward completely live foods. ―VegNews (2009/11/20)
The SimplyRaw Living Foods Detox Manual provides exceptional information and is comprised of interesting and particularly enlightening facts on the subject of cleansing, and detoxification, of not only the individual, but also of the home. Anyone looking for natural ways to improve their health and overall well-being will find this book to be an interesting read. ―NY Book Cafe (nybookcafe.com)
Reading the preface to The Simply Raw Living Foods Detox Manual is enough to make a reader want to give detox a shot. Ms. Kyssa is obviously beautiful, as shown in the book’s photograph, but did not come to healthy living easily. Her prior battles with eating disorders, cigarette smoking and weight gain show that she knows what it’s like to succumb to unhealthy temptations and struggle with food-related addictions.
Her healthy lifestyle today is testament to the success of this program. Recipes in the back will appeal to readers who do not wish to commit to the full month’s system but would like to incorporate healthier raw foods into their diet. ―Suite101.com (2009/09/09)
For someone who loves to cook, Natasha Kyssa’s kitchen is strangely bereft of appliances. No stove. No microwave. No set of T-Fal frying pans…. What she cooks–if you can call it that–is raw…. Raw food has slowly gained credibility and followers, notably celebrities like Demi Moore and Sting. And they may be on to something. A 2005 study by the University of Washington School of Medicine found that when compared to those on the Standard American Diet, raw foodists had less chronic inflammation, lower cholesterol, and less IGF-1, a growth factor that, when elevated, is associated with increased risk of breast and prostate cancers. ―Ottawa Citizen (2009/09/01)
The SimplyRaw Living Foods Detox Manual is available at SimplyRaw Express.