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The Raw Food Police

It turns out that I’m writing a book again, and this time it’s probably the most difficult book I’ve ever tried to write.

It’s a book that I started to write in 2004, and tried to write multiple times, but the project never materialized itself until now.

The time is right.

The topic of the book is “Combining the best from raw with the healthiest cooked foods to create the ultimate diet.”

Why this book?

The raw food diet can be extremely powerful, but it’s not for everybody. Eating 100% raw or even 90% raw is just not feasible or even appropriate for most people as a long-term diet, in spite of what the gurus keep saying.

It’s about time that faces this issue head on with a book and program that shows how you can get all the benefits from a raw food diet without any of the problems.

How you can find a diet that gives you health, energy, but also freedom to enjoy your life.

Now… how will this be different from other books that already recommend diets high in raw foods, like Dr. Fuhrman’s “Eat to Live Program”?

It will be VERY different.

Why?

Because this new book is written by someone who has done both approaches — 100% raw and a high-raw diet, with everything in between.

It will also focus about specific issues that nobody really talks about, such as why people who go on raw diets eventually become so sensitive to other foods that a small little “cheat meal” makes them literally sick.

This is a common problem that I call the “Raw Curse” and this book will show you how to avoid it, and what really causes it.

I’m also going to talk about getting the benefits of raw without having to eat 100% raw, yet do it without the guilt that most people unnecessarily experience.

Many common problems will be addressed, such as social issues, living in cold weather climates, living with a husband, wife or partner who eats differently, and much more.

Of course, there will be clear menu plans and recipe ideas, as well as my unique take on many controversial issues, such as:

– How much fat to consume
– Animal foods
– What beverages to avoid, and which ones are okay

*The Title of the Book*

The title of the book will be revealed soon. The reason I haven’t yet found a title is because two of the titles I initially selected were already in use, and in fact protected by trademarks.

So I was back to square one with the title, and in fact if you’re one of my customers you may have received an email for a survey I’m running in order to find the best title for this book.

*The Raw Food Police*

So back to the title of this ezine… There are a few people that won’t like this book. I call them “The Raw Food Police.”

Luckily, this group is dwindling and there aren’t many of them left.

Let me absolutely be clear: if you eat a 100% raw food diet and are happy with it and the results you are getting, I have no problems with you and your approach.

This new book is not really meant for those people, but for everybody else who’s tired of hearing the same message: “if you’re not succeeding, it’s because you haven’t tried hard enough.”

People tend to do a lot of projection. We imagine that our experience of the world is the same as everyone else. So we project.

That’s why people who naturally need 4-5 hours of sleep a night think that everyone else who needs 8 or 9 is probably just lazy.

But yet, it’s a fact that sleep requirements vary extraordinarily between people. There is no rule that will fit everybody, and if someone can’t function unless they get 10 hours a night, it doesn’t automatically mean that there’s something otherwise wrong with them.

The same is true for diet. People who thrive on 100% raw, find it easy to follow, and are absolutely happy with their social life tend to think that everyone else who has a different experience is probably just not committed enough, or didn’t try hard enough, or is otherwise not doing it right.

Yet, again, not everybody is the same.

You’ve wanted to make 100% raw work.

But you can’t stick with it. Or you’re not getting the results.

Who’s saying that you’re a failure? Stop blaming yourself and instead focus on something positive, like following a health sustaining diet, that includes a lot of raw food yes, but that’s also easy to follow, fun, and works for you.

And who cares what the raw food police will say.

I can already hear their criticism about this book, but I don’t care. It’s time to get a positive message out! If a raw food diet means eating only raw foods, then everybody eating a lower percentage of it is doing it less than perfectly.

But what if the perfect diet for you is much less difficult to follow, and you could do it 100% and get all the results that you’re after?

Stay tuned as I’ll be posting more info on this new book as it progresses.

Frederic Patenaude
Frederic Patenaude

Frederic Patenaude has been an important influence in the raw food and natural health movement since he started writing and publishing in 1998, first by being the editor of Just Eat an Apple magazine. He is the author of over 20 books, including The Raw Secrets, the Sunfood Cuisine and Raw Food Controversies. Since 2013 he’s been the Editor-in-Chief of Renegade Health.


Frederic loves to relentlessly debunk nutritional myths. He advocates a low-fat, plant-based diet and has had over 10 years of experience with raw vegan diets. He lives in Montreal, Canada.