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"Have You Ever Wondered Why Many on the Raw Food Diet are STILL Unhealthy?"

If you feel confused about health and diet, read this.

By Frederic Patenaude

On a beautiful late afternoon in 1998, I was walking down a hill in sunny San Diego, California.

I had been a 100% raw-foodist for over two years, and thought I was on the best diet in the world, one that would bring me optimal health and longevity.

Yet that fateful day, as pretty as it was, a mysterious ailment struck me and left me crippled in bed for a month.

All of a sudden and without warning, all of my energy was drained out of my body. I felt so weak that I could barely walk a few steps without feeling exhausted. On top of that, my blood sugar was completely out of control.

Before this day, I never told the story of what really happened and how I almost destroyed my health on the raw food diet. Now I am ready to reveal it all and expose some of the most well-kept secrets of the raw-food movement that other raw-food leaders don't want you to know.

This mysterious illness lasted a few months and included many other frightening symptoms.

Even when it was all over with, I still did not feel the benefits that were promised to me by the raw food gurus. I was looking for better health, less sleep, more energy and vitality… and yet I needed more sleep, had less energy and was increasingly worried about my long-term health.

I thought 100% raw was the only answer… yet my health was still in obvious decline, and I was only 22 years old!

Yet, a few years later, I was still not doing any better. To add insult to injury, I eventually developed almost 40 cavities after a few years of strict raw-foodism.

The story I'm about to tell will not only expose all of the lies, misconceptions and controversies about the raw food diet, but also reveal in details the truth that many other raw-foodists try to hide… which is that the raw-food diet, when done improperly, can lead to horrible health problems.

But after nearly destroying my health following the wrong advice, and having seen hundreds of others do the same, I'm ready to break my 14-year silence and expose the lies and debunk the most damaging myths that are spread in the raw-food movement in a way that has never been done before.

Who Is This Man, and How Can What He Says Be True?

After 20 years of experience, I'm ready to reveal the truth other raw food gurus don't want you to know.

In 1997, I was an unknown 21 year-old French Canadian with a passion for health and raw-foodism, who decided to move to California to learn with the best of the best about the raw food lifestyle.

I did not just passively do this diet on my own, but rather I worked with the top raw-food leaders, such as David Wolfe, Gabriel Cousens, Juliano, David Jubb, and many others.

I was truly behind the scenes of the raw-food movement, and over the years have had the chance to witness the dramatic difference between the ideal of raw-foodism and the reality.

Often people ask me, "Fred, maybe you just had a bad experience… everybody is different. Maybe what didn't work for you works for other people."

To that I say: Yes! But what doesn't work doesn't work in general. It's just that some people are slow to show symptoms and negative results.

What About You?

Maybe you're new to the raw food diet, or maybe you've been playing with the concept for many years.

In either case, you probably find the variety of approaches too confusing.

Some suggest juicing, others suggest blending. Some suggest that fruit is best, others say to stay away from fruit. Some say to eat no fat at all, while others say we should have a lot of healthy fats. Some recommend a vegan diet, while others say we can't be healthy unless we eat some animal products.

It's like looking at the signpost at an intersection that says "Health" and 20 signs are pointing in all different directions!

With all the confusion in the raw food world, it may seem impossible to find the truth.

Fortunately, today you can for the first time hear the candid revelations of a raw-foodist who has been there and done everything, and debunks the biggest myths and controversies.

After publishing a number of interviews and articles on this website presenting the raw vegan diet in a more balanced perspective, I got hundreds of e-mails of people thanking me for this information. Many said that this information freed them, but now they’re still wondering what to eat.

If you're reading this, you probably already know about the raw food diet. So before I tell you about my program, and before I go into more details about how you can do this practically in the real world, I want you to review the top 6 reasons you might NOT think that this diet is for you, or that you think you already know enough about it on your own.

The reason I’m doing this upfront is because I want to get your resistance out of the way so you don’t self-sabotage yourself by not taking action now. So based on my surveys and experience, here are the 6 most common reasons for this confusion.

Confusion Reason #1:

"I don't know if I can get enough nutrients and protein with just raw foods."

Frederic's Response: You can get not only ENOUGH protein on the raw food diet, but by eating raw foods you'll get the best quality amino acids (the building blocks of protein).In my book "The Raw Secrets" I discuss how you will actually get MORE nutrients on the raw food diet, and give you specific guidelines on what foods to eat to get the best nutrition. I also tell you about the TWO important nutrients you have to watch for... no matter what diet you're on.

Confusion Reason #2:

"I don't want to limit my diet to just raw foods."

Frederic's Response: You don't have to limit yourself to just raw foods in order to get the benefits! Many people eat only 50% raw foods and receive tremendous benefits. As long as you know which are the most important foods to eat, and the ones you should avoid, and you learn how to do this diet properly, you will succeed no matter how much raw foods you want to incorporate in your diet.

Confusion Reason #3:

"I cannot seem to avoid cravings for bread and chocolate, or other cooked foods."

Frederic's Response: Cravings are a big issue and it seems most people cannot avoid cravings for foods such as bread, chocolate, pasta, etc., when they go on a diet. The truth is that if your diet is balanced and contains enough calories and nutrients, you will not crave cooked foods or junked foods. If you follow a raw food diet and have cravings, you're doing something wrong!

Confusion Reason #4:

"I don't know how I could have a social life on this diet."

Frederic's Response: You don't have to be an outcast in order to be healthy! You can still go out for dinner, enjoy the company of your friends and enjoy delicious foods, while at the same time reaping all the benefits from the raw food diet.

Confusion Reason #5:

"I'm not sure how I can get enough energy just eating raw foods."

Frederic's Response: The most important benefit that the raw food diet can give you is increased energy. However, you have to know certain important concepts in order to experience this benefit.

A Health Survey

Please answer the following questions truthfully. Check the marks if you answer "yes".

What is your score? How many boxes did you check?
How to Get a Perfect Score

Let's be honest. Chances are that if you're reading this, you did not check all 12 boxes. In fact, you may be wondering if it's actually possible to experience all these benefits.

So what does all this mean?

I created this list because those are the most common benefits people experience when they eat raw and living foods.

INTRODUCING

The Raw Health Starter Kit

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After years of hard work, I've been compiling a complete set of resources to get you started on the raw food diet — no matter where you're at (beginner or advanced!).

This complete "Starter Kit" is not available anywhere else" and would cost you much much more to purchase separately.

It includes:

  • My best-selling book "The Raw Secrets: the Raw Vegan Diet in the Real World"
  • My new book "The Raw Food Controversies"
  • My Video Series "The Low Fat Raw Vegan Cuisine"
  • My eBook "Savory Raw Dinner Recipes"
  • My recipe book "Instant Raw Sensations"
  • My menu planner "Best Foods on the Planet"
  • My newest book "The Raw Vegan Coach"
  • Tons and tons of other bonuses and resources not available anywhere else.
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The Book "The Raw Secrets: The Raw Food Diet in the Real World"

As soon as you order the Raw Health Starter Kit, you will be able to download this internationally acclaimed e-book — which is the most complete guide on the raw food diet available anywhere! You can also opt to get a hard-copy version in the mail.

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"Brand New 3rd Edition"

"The Raw Secrets: The Raw Food Diet in the Real World — 3rd Edition, Completely Revised and Expanded"

By popular demand, this book is now available in brand-new, gorgeous hard-copy edition, as well as in e-book version.

In the Raw Secrets, you will discover:

  • The most overlooked and important causes for lack of energy.
  • Why certain foods are poisons and drugs, and how to find out which ones are.
  • Sure signs that the diet you’re on (even if it’s raw) is not working for you.
  • The easiest (and best) way to transition to a raw food diet.
  • Why you don’t need to eat 100% raw to achieve excellent health, if you don't want to.
  • This insider secret to eating a raw food diet in the north.

What's in the Raw Secrets

  • The Raw Secrets will help you live sustainably on the raw vegan diet and overcome the problems you may have encountered in doing so.
  • Based on logical principles, the raw vegan diet still often falls short of expectation. Instead of improvements in their health, many people see deterioration. Others experience less rejuvenation than they anticipated, or find themselves unable to maintain balance in the long-term. This results solely from a lack of understanding of the guiding principles of natural diet, from the widespread misinformation about it, and the gross errors that follow.
  • The 28, succinct chapters give unique insights on many topics affecting those considering a high-raw or all-raw diet. Each holds dozens of tips to help you eat a pure, simple, nourishing diet.
  • If you are tired of the same, boring, repetitive information found in nearly every other book on the raw vegan diet, then you're in for a surprise!
  • If you seek groundbreaking research and a fresh perspective on raw eating, you will find them in The Raw Secrets!

A word from the author, Frederic Patenaude

Dear friend,

There are times when trying to prove the value of something isn’t even necessary, because the product in question has already proved itself.

This is the case with my book, The Raw Secrets— one of the rare books in the raw-food movements people absolutely rave about.

Here’s, for example, a letter I received recently:

Dear Frederic,

I wanted to thank you for changing my life.

I started on the raw food path (or so I thought) in September 2004. I decided it was the right choice for me after experiencing acne and hyperpigmented skin patches over 30% of my body.

For six month, I was combining all the wrong foods and seeing little results. Then I stumbled onto your site and read "The Raw Secrets"; I was instantly relieved and overjoyed.

Today, I am a totally renewed person. I look better than ever and feel amazing. I can't wait for "Instant Raw Sensations."

I have tried every recipe in your "Raw Soups" book and I love most of them. I have two green smoothies each day and I can't live without these.

The more I learn from you, the more inspired I am to live my best life! Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge.

Peace be with you,
G. R.

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"The Raw Food Diet E-Book Bonuses"

This collection of incredible and useful e-books will be available for download as soon as you order the Raw Health Starter Kit.

These e-books will also be sent to you in our Starter Kit CD-ROM in a printable, PDF format so you can get started immediately!

These e-books will be instantly downloadable in a printable, PDF format so you can get started immediately.

Bonus #1 - Recipe eBook: Raw Soups, Salads & Smoothies

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A great recipe book, delivered to you in an electronic format — Raw Soups, Salads, and Smoothies contains delicious raw food recipes that are both tasty and simple to prepare. (A physical version is also available)

In addition to the recipes, you will also find useful and detailed information on the art of preparing raw soups, salads and smoothies, as well as a complete description of some of the ingredients used in the book. Contains over 60 completely original, all raw food recipes.

VALUE: $19.95

Bonus #2 - 36 Tips to Succeed on a Raw-Food or Vegan Diet

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A great recipe eBook, delivered to you in an electronic format — Raw Soups, Salads, and Smoothies contains delicious raw food recipes that are both tasty and simple to prepare. (A physical version is also available)

My e-book 36 Tips to Succeed on a Raw-food or Vegan Diet — a very enlightening booklet filled with my best tips and pieces of advice that I’ve been gathering over the years. This is a $19.95 value and will be available with this offer for a very limited time

VALUE: $19.95

Bonus #3 - A Compilation of Incredible Magazines on the Raw Diet

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A great recipe ebook, delivered to you in an electronic format — Raw Soups, Salads, and Smoothies contains delicious raw food recipes that are both tasty and simple to prepare. (A physical version is also available)

This unique compilation features almost 200 pages of information, articles, recipes, tips, questions and answers, testimonials, letters from the readers, resources, that you will not be able to find anywhere else.

In this Unique Compilation, you will discover:

  • The only true remedy for a cold or flu that works.
  • Just Eat an Apple:How to recognize the first signs of diseases.
  • What is our natural diet.
  • What to think of the blood type diet
  • What's happening with raw vegan communities.

An Incredible Resource!

I spent one year working on those magazines, and I really selected the best articles I could. The quality of the information is outstanding and represents a very high value to all health seekers.

VALUE: $39.95

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"Recipe Book: Instant Raw Sensations!"

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As you already know, most recipe books eventually become relics in the kitchen. Why? The recipes are too complicated, long to prepare and contain ingredients you don’t have or don’t know where to find! Raw-food recipe books also often require several expensive kitchen appliances. And what about that huge mess you have to make in the kitchen, slaving for hours just to prepare that one dish?

Enter: Instant Raw Sensations. Finally a book with recipes that are easy to prepare and ingredients you can easily find. Most recipes can be prepared in less than 10 minutes with a simple cutting board and blender. And guess what? They taste amazing too!

What’s different with this book?

  • The recipes are time-tested and are the kinds you’ll find yourself making over and over again. This is a recipe book you'll want to keep forever!
  • The recipes are easy to prepare! Effortlessly, you'll be putting together the best raw-food recipes in a flash.
  • The recipes are clearly explained and use ingredients that are easy to find, not some sort of weird seasonings from China. There's no jumping from page-to-page to make that special sauce that you need for that one recipe!
  • Most recipes can be made in 10 minutes or less, some in 5 minutes or less!
  • To make almost every recipe, you only need a cutting board and a blender! No dehydrator or special equipment required.
  • The recipes in Instant Raw Sensations are healthy and easy to digest! I follow proper food combining in almost every recipe. They are designed with my expertise as a raw chef and my knowledge as a health educator combined.

What’s in the Book?

Here’s an overview of the book:

  • Smoothies & Shakes Revisited — In this section you’ll find creative ideas for your smoothies. I guarantee that those creative recipes are some “never-seen-before” stuff that will surprise you!
  • Fruit Soups — Oh my good, you’ll love those recipes! I’ve been making those awesome fruit soup for months now, and they get better and better each time. Really, you should jump to that chapter as soon as you receive the book!
  • Green Smoothies (The Greener, the Better) — This is a great chapter with recipes that you won’t find in any other recipe book. Are you ready to get energized with green smoothies?
  • Raw Vegetable Soups to Make You Invincible — Those go beyond the simple gazpacho. They are the simplest, yet tastiest raw soups you’ll ever encounter!
  • Some Great, Satisfying Salads — Another cool chapter filled with my best salad recipes. The kinds that you won’t be able to find in a restaurant anywhere!
  • Dressings You Never Thought Were Possible — Finally, easy dressings that are healthy for you! None of my dressing recipes contain oil, yet they are all super delicious, satisfying and easy to prepare.
  • Dips, Pâtés & Side Dishes (When you want something substantial) — Those are some creative recipes for dips and pâtés. Fresh and easy to digest, those were my rules when designing those recipes.
  • Let’s Get Fancy (or Not) — This is a fun section with creative recipes such as the “Take-No-Prisoners Submarine Rolls”! Yet, they follow the same rigorous guidelines of quality as everything else in the book.
  • No-Compromise Desserts — For that special occasions, I found some really cool dessert recipes that take 10 minutes or less to prepare. Ready to impress your friends and family?
  • 2-Ingredient Recipes (More of the simple stuff everybody likes!) — That’s my favorite part in the whole book! All the recipes use 2 ingredients only, yet are super tasty and creative. I guarantee you will be surprised by those ideas!
  • The Best From the Chefs — I’ve asked several raw-food chefs and experts to give me their favorite raw sensation. But wait, I told them to send me their best stuff only, and to follow the guidelines in my book: fast, tasty, easy, and creative! Contributors include award-winning chef Chad Sarno; Cherie Soria, founder of the Living Light Culinary Arts Institute; Doug Graham, raw-food expert and trainer of world-class athletes; Paul Nison, author of “The Raw Life”; Rhio, author of “Hooked on Raw”; Shazzie, author of “Detox Your World”; David Norman, owner of the amazing Bonobos Restaurant in New York City; Karen Knowler, of The Fresh Network in the UK, and author of “Feel-Good Food”; and many more!
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"The Low Fat Raw Vegan
Cuisine Video Series"

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This unique video series contains:

  • Tasty, simple, low fat recipes on video!
  • Inspiration, education and gorgeous food, with plenty of new great recipes to help you keep going on raw foods.
  • A tool to help win your family and friends over to the raw food lifestyle.
  • Professional videos with recipes that are not loaded with oil, salt and unhealthy ingredients, so that you feel AMAZING after eating them.

Watch the 2-minute YouTube Video to get a peak at what's inside this video series:



The video in the series is one-of-a-kind! The biggest problem with the raw food diet is the tendency people have to consume too much fat on it.

If that happens to you, then you probably don't have a good arsenal of fat-free recipes you can make.

That's why I dedicated ONE entire session on this type of cuisine, where ALL of my recipes contain no added fat (such as avocados, nuts, seeds, oils), but yet are delicious and bursting with flavor :

  • How to make a salt-free vegetable seasoning
  • The art of raw smoothies. Green smoothie (including my favorite green smoothie recipe — ever!)
  • Fruit soup — one of the best fruit meals you can make
  • Fat-free vegetable soup. These soups are so delicious that I have one every night. Learn how to make these amazing soups without even needing to add extra fat in them. Fat-free dressings
  • Fat free salads
  • The equipment to use on the low fat raw diet
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The second video in the series contains the rest of the low-fat cuisine techniques, with recipes incorporating whole foods such as avocados, nuts, seeds, etc.

Here's what's covered:

  • Vegetable juicing
  • Creamy vegetable soups
  • Creamy blended salads
  • Low fat dressings
  • Low fat salads
  • Low-fat nut pate
  • Avocado dips
  • Fat-free raw spaghetti
  • How to open a coconut! Plus: nifty kitchen tools to use!
  • Dessert recipes: coconut cream, durian pudding, and more!
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You will also receive access to this bonus video absolutely FREE!

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  • How to organize your kitchen to succeed on raw foods and save time
  • How to save hundreds of dollars on your food bills
  • How to organize your daily meals for optimal nutrition and health
  • Delicious ideas for breakfasts, lunches and dinners

These three videos are a total value of $79.95 and will be shipped to you as part of your Raw Health Starter Kit Package

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My Book: "The Raw Vegan Coach"

"Answers to your questions on the Low Fat Raw Food Diet"
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When I said that there’s a state of mass confusion in the raw food movement, I was not exaggerating.

You have some authors who will tell you that fruit is bad for you and should be avoided, while others will praise fruit as the ultimate food and tell you that’s all you should be eating.

Who should you believe?

The only way to clear the confusion and design a program that works for you and gives you the health and energy you’ve always been after is to get carefully-researched and tested information.

This is why I am releasing a brand-new book, which includes 147 questions and answers on the raw food diet, covering everything you need to know.

"These 147 Questions and Answers on the Raw Food Diet Will Be Your One-Stop Source of Information to Avoid the Scams, Deadly Mistakes and Common Nutritional Deficiencies"

This Book is organized into 9 Chapters:

  • Defining the High Fruit, Low Fat Diet
  • Superfoods and Refined Raw Foods
  • Raw Foods and Health
  • Questions About the Raw Vegan Lifestyle
  • Food Combining
  • Athletes and the Raw Food Diet
  • Families on a Raw Diet
  • Other Diet Programs
  • Specific Raw Foods Revealed

Value: $29.95

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Bonus: Savory Raw Dinner Recipes

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This eBook also features a ton of BONUS recipes that we designed just for you! They include:

  • Fred's Thai "Tom Kha" Coconut Soup
  • Lemon Dill Green Pea Soup
  • I Can't Believe It's Not Cooked Spicy Salsa
  • Creamy Red Pepper Dressing
  • Sweet Green Salad Dressing
  • Orange Hemp Dressing
  • Ginger Carrot Miso Dressing
  • Sweet Onion Dressing
  • Tahini Lemon Dressing
  • Creamy Cashew Carrot Apple Salad
  • Vibrant Summer Slaw
  • Famous Broccoli Salad
  • Holiday Yam Casserole
  • Fat Free Raw Cauliflower Tabouli
  • Jicama "Potato" Salad
  • Raw Chili
  • Spaghetti Marinara
  • Secret Greens Blueberry Ice-cream
  • Raw Chia "Tapioca" Pudding
  • Better Than Your Mom's Applesauce

 

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Raw Food Controversies!

$29.95 Value!

Included only in the Gold package

How to Avoid Common Mistakes That May Sabotage Your Health

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Answers to Almost Every Raw Food Controversy!

The book Raw Food Controversies features my entire story, spanning over 14 years of experience, but focusing on my early years of struggle with raw-foodism.

The book reads like a novel and everyone who has read it says it's a page-turner. Throughout the book you'll find several informative sidebars that will debunk many of the raw food controversies in more detail.

  • My shocking story finally told! Exactly what happened that made me almost destroy my health on the raw food diet, from vegetarian, to vegan, to natural hygiene, to raw and back all over again, trying every diet under the sun. Learn from my mistakes to avoid them!
  • Food combining exposed: The truth behind food combining, is it necessary or is it a useless set of rules?
  • How to deal with winter on the raw food diet. If you live in a cold country, you will want to read this!
  • The true story of the incredible dental problems I had on my first years on the raw food diet (almost 40 cavities) and how I managed to stay decay-free ever since.
  • Why did certain raw food advocates such as TC. Fry die so young? Surprising facts are finally revealed.
  • The truth about raw food recipes: an insider story's inside of California's number one raw food restaurant and my shocking revelations on the unhealthy lifestyle led by its raw food advocates.
  • What are the top three foods you should NEVER eat raw (and why).
  • My mysterious raw sickness: how I got incredibly sick and almost died from eating the raw food diet the wrong way. Exactly what happened to me and how to make sure the same doesn't happen to you.
  • The truth about cravings: why most raw-foodists have cravings and what to do to be free from junk food addiction.
  • The death of raw-foodists: the fatal mistakes that people made that led to the unfortunate death of some dear raw-foodist friends, and how to avoid them.
  • The truth about the liver flush: Scientific proof of what actually happens when you do a liver or "gallbladder" flush.
  • How to fast and not to fast: The never-told-before story of my 23-fast in Costa Rica. Exactly what happened and how you can use fasting to your advantage, if done properly.
  • Is low-fat cooked better than high-fat raw? Find out the pros and cons of eating 100% raw versus a mostly raw diet.
  • What I eat now: what I eat on a typical day, and the best tips I have found to increase my energy and long-term success on the raw-food diet.
  • My thoughts on feeding children on the raw food diet, and why they can't thrive on low-fat raw vegan diet.
  • The SIX supplements you should NEVER take, no matter what.
  • What you should know about B12, and how to avoid this dangerous deficiency.
  • Superfoods exposed! What you need to know raw cacao, honey, green juice, green powder, coconut oil, agave nectar, acai, spirulina, maca, goji berres, seaweed, and more!
  • What raw-foodists should know about DHA and other essential fatty acids: can you get them on a raw vegan diet?
  • Important facts you should know about vitamin D, especially if you live in a Northern climate.

Answers to Almost Every Raw Food Controversy!

I may not have all the answers, but most of the main raw-food controversies that are of interest to you will be addressed in the book and accompanying video, including:

The Fruit Controversy!

In Raw Food Controversies, I dispel once and for all the myth that fruit is bad for you, addressing important concerns such as:

  • How to stabilize your blood sugar on a raw food diet, even if you eat a lot of fruit!
  • Should we worry about the high-fructose content of certain fruits?
  • Important nutritional concerns to consider: vitamin B12, calcium, vitamin D, and other critical nutrients, including where to get them on this diet
  • Is it possible to gain weight eating too much fruit, when fruit sugar is converted into fat by the liver?
  • And more!
Fat Controversy!

In Raw Food Controversies, you will discover:

  • Is it possible to eat too little fat? Why our bodies need a certain amount of fat for vital processes like producing hormones, and how to make sure to get enough of those important fats.
  • Why even "good" fats such as those in avocados and nuts can be bad in large amounts, and how to find the perfect balance.
  • What every vegan should know about omega 3 fatty acids and important fats such as DHA, that are critically important for brain function. Discover what are the best plant sources of these fatty acids.
  • And more!
The All-Raw vs. Cooked Controversy!In the Raw Food Controversies, I finally bring light to this important issue by presenting both sides of the story.
  • Discover that sometimes one size doesn't always fit all.
  • The difference between a 100% raw food diet and a mostly raw diet: how each approach has its advantages and disadvantages and how to decide which one is best for you.
  • Find out what makes the most difference in health and longevity. Useful facts you should know about what really makes the raw-food diet work, so you don't focus your attention on things that are a complete waste of time.
The Dental Health Controversy!

In Raw Food Controversies, you will discover:

  • Exactly what you need to know to avoid long-term dental problems on the raw food diet.
  • Why raw foods can cause dental erosion, and how I can eat large amounts of pineapple without problems, following a few simple techniques.
The Long-Term Health and Deficiency Controversy!

In Raw Food Controversies, you will discover:

  • How to feel 100% sure that you're giving your body everything that it needs.
  • How to make sure some ten or so years down the road that you didn't overlook a very important aspect and thereby irreparably jeopardize your health.
The Animal Food Controversy!

In Raw Food Controversies, you will discover what I learned through these experiences:

  • How a vegan diet can be healthy as long as you pay attention to these essential factors.
  • The most common mistake vegans make that hurt their long-term health.
  • The only circumstance where eating some animal foods may be useful to some people.
  • Why most animal foods are not even a reliable source of vitamin B12.
  • And more!
The Calories Controversy!

In Raw Food Controversies, you will discover:

  • Why calories actually still matter, and how mastering calories is an important key to succeeding on the raw food diet.
  • How many calories the average man and woman should eat on a daily diet, and why often stuffing yourself with fruit is not always the answer.
  • Why some people who claim to eat only a few hundred calories a day on the raw food diet are not telling the whole story (and some shocking "behind the scenes" stories about famous raw-foodists I met).
  • My meeting with a breatharian: The two people I met who claimed they could live on air and wrote books about it, and what they really ate to survive.
The Gurus Controversy!

If you want to know both the extent of the lies how many raw foodists are actually practicing what they preach, you should read The Raw Food Controversies. Here are some topics that are covered:

  • What shocked me when I first met real-life raw-foodists and discovered that many of them lived a life that was significantly different than what they advertised.
  • How raw food gurus literally make stuff up and promote it as truth in their books, without having any proof whatsoever to back it up.
  • Why some raw-foodists are afraid to tell you what they eat in a typical week, hiding under the presence that "their diet is constantly changing."
  • Exactly what I eat in a typical week, including what I cheat on and why.
The Proof Controversy!

Every raw food enthusiast claims their ideas are scientific and they proclaim themselves experts in the field just like that on the merit of eating raw for more than a few months… yet their scientific evidence is lacking.

I have over 80 scientific references from peer-reviewed reputable science journals in the Raw Food Controversies.

In some cases, I bring you some ideas that come from my own experience and while I don't have any scientific references to back it up, at least you will know which ones those are and can make up your own mind.

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Raw Food Nutrition Explained

$49.95 Value!

available only with the Gold package

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"Discover How to Balance Your Diet to Get All the Nutrition You Need and Ensure Long-Term Success With This Video"

In addition to the book Raw Food Controversies, I have created a bonus video, called Raw Food Nutrition Explained, that will answer many of the questions about the practical and nutritional aspects of the raw-food diet you may still have, including:

  • Exactly what to eat on a day-to-day basis, and how to create menu plans for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • How to make sure you are getting everything your body needs and more on long-term deficiencies and how to avoid them
  • The effects of transition after going raw: how to interpret the symptoms
  • How to achieve your ideal weight and maintain it easily on a raw food diet.
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  • How to balance out a 100% raw food or mostly raw diet, and how each approach can work as long as you follow these simple tips.
  • And more!

BONUS:

"All Of Your Raw Food Questions Answered!"

Even with all of the detailed information contained in Raw Food Controversies, it's possible that some of your questions may not have been answered.

That's why you'll get access to a series of teleconferences where I answered the most important questions I received after I wrote "Raw Food Controversies"

Here are some of the many topics that will be addressed in details during these teleconferences, in addition to any other question you may have:

  • The challenge of "social convenience" finally discussed in a realistic way! Most people have few problems staying on this diet when they are alone, but certain social situations can be difficult. Often, the advice given by some raw-foodists is simply is not practical. I'll tell you what I personally do about it.
  • What to do if serious digestive issues are preventing you from digesting certain raw foods.
  • Exactly how to transition from cooked to raw, with each step explained briefly, including the 3-5 SIMPLE recipes that most people really like!
  • Why certain people have problems with eating too much fruit, and what to do to optimize your diet until the body is able to handle a higher volume of fruit.
  • How to keep working out on the raw food diet and see your muscles and strength increasing rather than getting weaker.

This bonus is a $97 value!

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The Raw Secrets: the Raw Food Diet in the Real World, 3rd Edition

This is my classic, many-times revised basic foundation for the raw food lifestyle!

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The book "Instant Raw Sensations"

Companion menu e-planner: "Best foods on the Planet"

The best "Foundation" recipe book!

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The video set "Low Fat Raw Vegan Cuisine", Part 1 and Part 2.

This is the most complete video series on the art of low-fat raw vegan foods!
Over 3 hours of video!

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The video "The Low Fat Raw Vegan Diet in Practice"

This video goes in the details of setting up a healthy nutritional plan for the low fat diet, and more!

 

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Magazine Compilation: Just Eat An Apple

A compilation of magazines that cover many fundamental aspects of raw living! 200 pages of info!

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The e-book "Raw Soups, Salads and Smoothies."

- One of my favorite recipe books with classic soups, salads and smoothies, all raw!

Digital + physical copy available for Gold orders

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The eBook "Savory Raw Dinner Recipes"

- Includes all the recipes from the videos
- Also includes 25 amazing bonus recipes

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The book "The Raw Vegan Coach"

A Question/Answer format book with over 147 questions asked by consumers like you and answered by me!

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The book "Raw Food Controversies"

- One of the most complete raw food books available, over 400 pages!
- Answers to all raw food controversies

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A message from Frederic: Incredible health, Increased Energy, and a Slim Body Are All Proven Benefits With the Correct Raw Food Diet

Are you Already Eating Raw? Are You Getting the Benefits or Are You Still Struggling?

From the introduction from the book "The Raw Secrets":

"Radical ideas have much more power than common advice. But in their power lies the danger. Like an explosive charge, radical ideas must be handled carefully.

The raw vegan diet is such an idea. It can save your life. It can help banish “incurable” conditions. It can help you feel great all the time. It can give back your joy of living. It can give an entirely different direction to your life or turn it upside down.

But the practical application may be difficult. Pitfalls line the path of raw eating. Many people have fallen into them — and they will continue falling into them until they know what these pitfalls are, and how to spot and avoid them.

Some people are damaging their health by eating the raw food diet incorrectly. Mostly, this is because they received poor or confusing advice. This book is my antidote to the false information that is being spread in the raw food movement, hurting people as it goes. This is the book I wish someone had handed to me in 1997 when I started on this path.

My dietary adventures have led me to write The Raw Secrets. Even though I had experienced benefits in eating a raw food diet immediately, my personal experience with it has not been an instant success story. It has been one of the most positive things I have ever undertaken — but it has also been a struggle. So before revealing my findings, I wish to share with you my story."

"I could not believe that I was actually doing it"
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"I purchased your book about a month ago, when I decided to change my diet to improve my health. I had, for a long time, wanted to eat mostly raw for health reasons; but it always seemed too difficult and out of my reach. After reading your book (in one day) I decided to just "see if I could do it for one day."

After one day of eating all raw, using the advice and helpful tips from The Raw Secrets, I felt so good inside, that I decided to keep going for as long as I could.

I could not believe that I was actually doing it, and it really gave my self confidence a boost. It was nowhere near as impossible as I always imagined it would be to eat this way. I noticed an improvement in my skin texture right away.

I have suffered from acne since my teenage years. I kept waiting for it to go away, but it never really did. But after eating mostly raw for just a few days, I noticed a drastic reduction in the oiliness of my face. And it has only continued to improve over the last 5 weeks since I began this journey.

I have also lost 15 pounds so far. I still have about 15 more to lose, but I am confident that it will happen.

I have also noticed an unexpected change in my attitude toward life since I changed my diet. I am more positive more of the time. And I feel more alert. Others can see a difference in me as well.

One friend asked me how I lost weight so quickly, and when I told her, she decided to change her diet too. I am a living example of the powerful effect of the foods we eat. I am so grateful to have found your books and your website to help me transition into a mostly raw diet with very few problems."

Sarah Wilson
saralena77@ yahoo.com
Salt Lake City, Utah

"Inspiring and Educational"

I purchased the Raw Starter Kit when I was only a few months into my raw food journey. At that point I wasn't as well informed on the subject and was still trying to take my cooked food addictions. I would say the 'Raw Secrets' was the most informative and helpful part of the kit (although the rest of the information supplemented it).

'Raw Secrets' put heaps of information in a simple and easy to read and understandable format! I LOVED IT! I think from the time of purchasing it, my raw food journey has been much smoother (i.e. I no longer crave cooked food, and also feel more confident, with the new found information, that I have made a positive lifestyle choice). THANK YOU FREDERIC!

Dana Shchyrytsya
From Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

"Fred's observations and advice are spot-on"

I recently ordered the Raw Health Starter Kit and though I haven't even finished going through all of the material yet, I have been very impressed so far.

I read Raw Secrets and was impressed by the information presented and the scientific explanations behind the information. I have changed my diet some over just the last few weeks and will continue to do so based on this information. I have tried some of the Green Smoothie recipes and even created a few of my own and I have loved them all.

What a great, easy, and tasty way to get nutrients from raw, whole foods! The material that I have gone through has been very inspiring and educational. I look forward to continuing to elevate my knowledge and my diet from this program and I certainly don't have a single regret in purchasing this product.

Khaiyah Mass
From Saint Louis, Missouri, USA

The Best Money I've Spent Going Raw!

"After having a mixed experience eating all-raw foods and reading numerous websites and cookbooks about the subject, I decided to give the RAW HEALTH STARTER KIT a try. I was skeptical after participating in some other raw food programs, including a local delivery service, because although I felt a million times better than when I was eating cooked food, I was still getting sleepy and sluggish at times. The RAW HEALTH STARTER KIT is honestly the best money I've spent going raw, and I wish I had found this website first. I think Fred's observations and advice are spot-on and the way to be a healthy, supercharged raw-foodist. His recipes are fantastic and incredibly simple; even my non-raw fiancee has taken to making some of the salads and smoothies. Perhaps the best thing about Fred is that he is non-dogmatic about raw food, and at the same time firmly rooted in science and practical common sense. Anyone who wants to eat more raw food would definitely benefit from this kit, not just raw-foodists, and given how poor the nutritional information is out there I recommend this to anyone who simply wants to eat better."

Anica Radovanov
From Los Angeles, California, USA

"The arthritis in my hands vanished"

"Dear Frederic, since ordering the Raw Starter Kit life has definitely changed for the better. I am 61 years old and had thought that I was eating well and was a bit dubious about such a different way of eating but I gritted my teeth and began to follow the eating pattern that you recommended.

In only a few weeks I noticed that I no longer had hot flashes, my asthma had disappeared (I no longer take any medication which I was taking for 14 years) and the arthritis in my hands vanished. I have noticed too that the liver spots on my hands have faded and are now almost non existent.

When I did the pinch test on my hands previously the skin stayed erect but now it goes back down immediately. I feel as if there is a glow about my skin and the dentist has commented that my teeth are in better condition. I highly recommend the Raw Starter Kit for a healthier, fitter and longer life"

Ann
Australia

My Energy is Through the Roof
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have studied numerous resources on raw eating. Yours is by far the best I have found. I purchased the starter kit a few weeks ago, delving right into the downloadable eBooks and MP3's.

I had been doing raw for about a week by that point. Once I read your information I had a much better handle on how to go raw in a healthy way.

Not only have I dropped some excess weight, my energy is through the roof, my clarity the best it has been in some time, and my gratitude for finding you beyond compare.

I can highly recommend your information to anyone who is serious about getting the right information in an easy to understand format. I am looking forward to "cooking" up some of your great recipes for friends and family over the holiday season.

Kathleen Gag
The Street Smarts Marketer

www.kathleengage.com

Simple and Easy to Read

I purchased the Raw Starter Kit when I was only a few months into my raw food journey. At that point I wasn't as well informed on the subject and was still trying to take my cooked food addictions. I would say the 'Raw Secrets' was the most informative and helpful part of the kit(although the rest of the information supplemented it).

'Raw Secrets' put heaps of information in a simple and easy to read and understandable format! I LOVED IT! I think from the time of purchasing it, my raw food journey has been much smoother (i.e. I no longer crave cooked food, and also feel more confident, with the new found information, that I have made a positive lifestyle choice). THANK YOU FREDERIC!

Dana Shchyrytsya
From Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Raw Secrets Makes It Possible!
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"I was totally confused with all the information out there when my daughter first approached me about the raw food diet. She was telling me about how a lot of the "recipes" required dehydrating for a day or two at a time. It sounded so complicated that I was totally against trying it. The concept still appealed to me so I started searching the Internet and found Frederic Patenaude and The Raw Secrets. Today, I am 29 days at 100% raw and I couldn't have done it without the simplicity of The Raw Secrets."

Tommie Burchard
Dayton, TN, USA

The Best Money I've Spent Going Raw!

"After having a mixed experience eating all-raw foods and reading numerous websites and cookbooks about the subject, I decided to give the RAW HEALTH STARTER KIT a try. I was skeptical after participating in some other raw food programs, including a local delivery service, because although I felt a million times better than when I was eating cooked food, I was still getting sleepy and sluggish at times. The RAW HEALTH STARTER KIT is honestly the best money I've spent going raw, and I wish I had found this website first. I think Fred's observations and advice are spot-on and the way to be a healthy, supercharged raw-foodist. His recipes are fantastic and incredibly simple; even my non-raw fiancee has taken to making some of the salads and smoothies. Perhaps the best thing about Fred is that he is non-dogmatic about raw food, and at the same time firmly rooted in science and practical common sense. Anyone who wants to eat more raw food would definitely benefit from this kit, not just raw-foodists, and given how poor the nutritional information is out there I recommend this to anyone who simply wants to eat better."

Anica Radovanov
Los Angeles, California, USA

A Truly Great Book
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"The Raw Secrets literally transformed my life. I'd been spending a fortune on recommended supplements and 'superfoods', and following a 100% raw diet, but I didn't feel healthy and felt disillusioned.

"Your book was like a ray of sunshine. Suddenly everything made sense. I'd been eating far too much fat, and not enough fruit,and life was a misery trying to make complicated recipes all the time which didn't even hold enough calories.

Your book has made the raw diet much more attainable and enjoyable. Eating simply really makes sense. Thanks for a truly great book."

Kate Sturgess
Buckingham Bucks, Buckland, England

"Personal and Thought Provoking"

Hi Frederic I have read Raw Food Controversies and loved it! It was extremely honest, personal and thought provoking. Very well written, easy to read, informative and at times quite emotional. I like the way that factual information is presented in shaded boxes making it easy to refer to at any time. I plan to re-read it soon. Well done!

Karen M

"Solid, Practical Information"

Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed this book! It was a fun read and so full of good, solid PRACTICAL information. It was also helpful in my understanding exactly where you're at and why. Too often, you find others speculating about how various authors actually live their lives, without any real knowledge. With this book, you've offered the "transparency" to (hopefully) put a lid on any need for gossip.

With love, Shelah Segal

"I Was Blown Away By Your Honesty"

Hi Fred I have read your Raw Food Controversies book & I was blown away with your honesty & the information in this book. Your experiences along the raw food journey have opened my eyes to the mistakes & misunderstandings of other raw foodists. The over use of supposedly healthy fatty foods is prevalent in the raw food movement & too much of one nutrient is of course bad for you but they tell you that nuts, avocados & olive oil is good for you. Because of your experiences as set out in Raw Food Controversies, I understand too much of a good thing isn't necessarily healthy. Thanks so much Fred for your Book!!!

Regards Sue

"One of the Best Books on Nutrition"

Raw Food Controversies is one of the best books on nutrition I've ever read. Once I've started to read it I couldn't lay it down. I'm very thankful that you've shared your whole story as it is extremely helpful for all those who are at the beginning of their journey to a healthier life. With the help of your book they can avoid all the mistakes you and the people you met made. It's also very helpful for people who already are raw vegans but have difficulties to stay healthy on it. Thank you for this book!

Therese G

"Your book saved me from the worst to come"

Thank Goodness… Somebody has found the answers! I tried [tips shared in the book] after reading Raw Food Controversies.. Wow! It's working I'm not sick! I've increased my calories by eating more fruit. Before I went on the raw food diet I weighed a 186 pounds, I'm 5'3. Now I weigh 114 pounds. I was stuck at 150 pounds for a long time. It's amazing how much fat can be inside the body, even at a low weight. I have more energy than ever!

Everything that you said in your book was happening to me...I was so sick for 3 days I ended up seeing the doctor, couldn't eat, very weak, and your book arrived. Thank you I believe it saved me from the worst to come. I decided to apply the information through out your book like reading about Albert Mosseri in his basic principles of Natural Hygiene. It was breath taking when I read about your Personal Journey, I loved it! I also related to the Raw Foodists not realizing I too have been a Gourmet Pusher making beautiful dishes loaded with so much fat and salt which I now believe is unhealthy and dangerous.. I own 75 Raw Food Books, I'm starting over with low fat raw book recipes.

I felt so tired all the time. I couldn't understand it… I have been a 100% faithful on the Raw Food Diet...I thought I was eating healthy, but now I know I'm eating healthy, because I feel so fantastic inside, I'm back riding my unicycle and juggling and doing the things I thought I never would be able to do at 52 years old. It's so simple to eat simple! Raw Food Controversies book has changed my life and my teeth... I applied the information from the book to my own teeth with bleeding gums and other problems I was having. Wow! I have stopped the gum bleeding and my checkups are improving! There's just so much this book did for me that I could write forever! Thank you for getting the information out to all of us on your Personal Journey, it has stopped me in my tracks and has opened another door for growth. My husband Brian had brought this book for me and he to is starting to apply the book as well. Small simple steps of eating raw simple low fat meals that is... The beginning to improves health.

Margaret Crockett

"An Excellent Resources for the Beginning to Intermediate Raw Fooder"

By the way, I thought the "Raw Food Nutrition Explained" DVD was very well thought out and organized and was really an excellent resource for the beginning to intermediate raw fooder. I really, really liked it! It's a really excellent introduction to raw food nutrition and the low fat raw vegan diet.

One of the things I like, and the reason I've bought a lot of Fred's products, is that he's concrete and is among the more scientifically/logically minded people. I felt that this DVD really showcased all those strengths and hence was very valuable and packed with good information.

Bella

"You’ll be so glad you ordered The Low Fat Raw Vegan DVD Series!"

I loved the professional manner and appearance of the production. Low Fat Raw Vegan DVDs were to the point and kept my interest at all times. The recipes were great. I'm new to raw food preparation so these DVDs were very helpful in showing me useful food prep ideas and recipes. To anyone who is thinking of ordering these I say: when you receive and view these DVDs, you'll be so glad you did order them.

Caroline Ravenfox
Santa Fe, B.C., USA

"I will watch them again and again."

These DVD's are great, simple, to the point, and easy to watch. They are definitely worth the money and time and I will watch them again and again. I was eating my normal salad lunch while watching them for the first time and they made me want to go home and start preparing new meals from ideas from your DVD's. I especially like the fact that you don't use a bunch of exotic ingredients that most raw chefs try to use.

Wanda Cluley
Rosebush, Michigan, USA

"These DVDs brought the food to life!"

I thought the DVDs were well produced and very inspiring. Furthermore, there is just no denying how easy and quickly the food can be prepared and everything looked very delicious. I would highly recommend this series to anyone who is interested in raw food preparation.

Kimberly Raffensparger
Glyndon, Maryland, USA

"I found so much new information that has inspired me."

Fred, you know how to talk so that people will listen. You are careful to explain but you do not push your ideas either. I found so much new information that has inspired me. And your DVD brings it all into the real world. I would not hesitate to recommend your products.

Julia Beatty
Ottawa, ON, Canada

"This is a Must Have DVD Set!"

I loved the simplicity of recreating the recipes in the Low Fat Raw Vegan DVD Series and the tips & tricks to adapt the recipes to your own preferences. These DVDs helped me in meal planning and preparation and in selecting good quality tools. This is a MUST HAVE DVD set for beginners to establish a sound base as well for raw foodists for elaboration and various types of recipes. I also enjoyed the raw food recipes to support colder climates and ingredient selection during these times.

Mannon Malo
Brossard, Quebec, Canada

"They gave me confidence and creativity in my raw diet."

The DVD hit France last week and its fantastic news. Not only was I able to, at last, prepare good recipes but I shared it with my clients (I am a trainer) and the interest was amazing. I love these DVDs. Very professionally done, very precise. They gave me confidence and creativity in my raw diet. Plus your recipes are LOW FAT, simple and tasty. Event here in France with the French cuisine tradition, we can enjoy your recipes. Thanks a lot, Frédéric.

Paul Landon
Caen, Normandy, France

"The Low Fat Raw Vegan DVD Series brought me to a higher level of interest in raw food preparation!"

As a raw fooder, the DVDs gave me a more enthusiasm for the creativity and variation for presenting my raw foods at meal time. By trying to reproduce some recipes in the DVDs, it expanded my knowledge of the raw food kingdom and brought me to a higher level of interest with the low fat comprehension and new recipes with no fat at all. Overall, it was a nice companion in my raw kitchen.

Vincent Sinniah
Toronto, ON, Canada

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"Magnificent, Informative Book"

Frederic! You wrote a magnificent, informative book! As I mentioned yesterday, I really like the fact that you were so honest and open in telling the world about your unique experiences with the raw food movement. I was surprised to learn that you have spent three years with David Wolfe and company, that you have gone to Gabriel Cousens' Tree of Life (I’ve read and enjoyed all his books), met so many interesting people and had lots of exceptional experiences with the raw foods. I admire your vast knowledge in spite of your young age and your ability to write in a very captivating way. Now I tend to believe more what you wrote because I see that you did not start eating like this yesterday!

Fern

"I love your honest approach and advice"

I totally loved the book!!! I could not put it down! It's amazing how I could relate to so many things but didn't know why they were happening until I read your book. I love your honest approach and your advice. I loved to read of your adventures as well (your heartbreak and all). It was extremely educational and it helped me a lot with understanding where I was going wrong with my raw eating. Thanks so much for writing it! I also enjoyed reading about your journeys and all that you experienced; you have some really good stories. Please update me on any other new literature from you - I am a BIG fan of yours!!!!!

Alexandra

"I finally consider I have my feet on the ground with my food choices"

I loved the book - filled in so many blank pockets of missing knowledge I was unaware of, both regarding the history of the raw food movement and shedding light on the weaknesses and strengths of eating this way. My value system regarding what to eat has totally changed and I finally consider I have my feet on the ground with my food choices.

Niedra

"Your book saved me from the worst to come"

Thank Goodness… Somebody has found the answers! I tried [tips shared in the book] after reading Raw Food Controversies.. Wow! It's working I'm not sick! I've increased my calories by eating more fruit. Before I went on the raw food diet I weighed a 186 pounds, I'm 5'3. Now I weigh 114 pounds. I was stuck at 150 pounds for a long time. It's amazing how much fat can be inside the body, even at a low weight. I have more energy than ever!

Everything that you said in your book was happening to me...I was so sick for 3 days I ended up seeing the doctor, couldn't eat, very weak, and your book arrived. Thank you I believe it saved me from the worst to come. I decided to apply the information through out your book like reading about Albert Mosseri in his basic principles of Natural Hygiene. It was breath taking when I read about your Personal Journey, I loved it! I also related to the Raw Foodists not realizing I too have been a Gourmet Pusher making beautiful dishes loaded with so much fat and salt which I now believe is unhealthy and dangerous.. I own 75 Raw Food Books, I'm starting over with low fat raw book recipes.

I felt so tired all the time. I couldn't understand it… I have been a 100% faithful on the Raw Food Diet...I thought I was eating healthy, but now I know I'm eating healthy, because I feel so fantastic inside, I'm back riding my unicycle and juggling and doing the things I thought I never would be able to do at 52 years old. It's so simple to eat simple! Raw Food Controversies book has changed my life and my teeth... I applied the information from the book to my own teeth with bleeding gums and other problems I was having. Wow! I have stopped the gum bleeding and my checkups are improving! There's just so much this book did for me that I could write forever! Thank you for getting the information out to all of us on your Personal Journey, it has stopped me in my tracks and has opened another door for growth. My husband Brian had brought this book for me and he to is starting to apply the book as well. Small simple steps of eating raw simple low fat meals that is... The beginning to improves health.

Margaret Crockett

"An Excellent Resources for the Beginning to Intermediate Raw Fooder"

By the way, I thought the "Raw Food Nutrition Explained" DVD was very well thought out and organized and was really an excellent resource for the beginning to intermediate raw fooder. I really, really liked it! It's a really excellent introduction to raw food nutrition and the low fat raw vegan diet.

One of the things I like, and the reason I've bought a lot of Fred's products, is that he's concrete and is among the more scientifically/logically minded people. I felt that this DVD really showcased all those strengths and hence was very valuable and packed with good information.

Bella

"Solid, Practical Information"

Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed this book! It was a fun read and so full of good, solid PRACTICAL information. It was also helpful in my understanding exactly where you're at and why. Too often, you find others speculating about how various authors actually live their lives, without any real knowledge. With this book, you've offered the "transparency" to (hopefully) put a lid on any need for gossip.

Shelah Segal

"I Was Blown Away By Your Honesty"

Hi Fred I have read your Raw Food Controversies book & I was blown away with your honesty & the information in this book. Your experiences along the raw food journey have opened my eyes to the mistakes & misunderstandings of other raw foodists. The over use of supposedly healthy fatty foods is prevalent in the raw food movement & too much of one nutrient is of course bad for you but they tell you that nuts, avocados & olive oil is good for you. Because of your experiences as set out in Raw Food Controversies, I understand too much of a good thing isn't necessarily healthy. Thanks so much Fred for your Book!!!

Regards Sue

"One of the Best Books on Nutrition"

Raw Food Controversies is one of the best books on nutrition I've ever read. Once I've started to read it I couldn't lay it down. I'm very thankful that you've shared your whole story as it is extremely helpful for all those who are at the beginning of their journey to a healthier life. With the help of your book they can avoid all the mistakes you and the people you met made. It's also very helpful for people who already are raw vegans but have difficulties to stay healthy on it. Thank you for this book!

Therese G

"Now I Can Make Healthy Low Fat Recipes!"

What impressed me most about the savory DVDs is being able to make something healthy, low or lower fat. Most recipes are high fat or super high fat!

I really love that the camera was steady and not moving around like so many you tube videos. I like dehydrator recipes to add variety, but still using fresh fruits and veggies. I think it adds another dimension.

Also, I have children and a husband, so even though I am more of a purest, they are not and they enjoy the items that I make with the dehydrator. I just make sure they brush their teeth and drink water.

Overall, your DVDs were super interesting and a lot of fun to watch. Thank you. PS I love love love the three books of your that I read. I will leave any testimonial for these that you want!!!!!!

Darlene Frisicaro
Lancaster, NY

"I Already Want to Make ALL the Recipes!"

I was impressed by the level of professionalism of this DVD. The recipes are simple but yet inventive. I already want to make ALL the recipes!!

I own many raw DVD's - James Russells, Ronnie & Minh, Elaine Love, Rhio - and yours is on the same level.

I even bought your previous raw DVD series and I love them the same! Hopefully, you will keep on making raw recipes DVD & you can be sure I will buy them!

Anyone one asking me if they should buy your DVD's will get a big fat ''YES, do so! You won't be disappointed.'' Thanks for a GREAT work. Your wife & yourself make a FAB team.

P.S. What I love about your DVD's is that I learned NEW things which is pretty rare since I have about a 100 raw recipe books. You could say I'm a raw food recipes FANATIC!!

Isabelle Martin
Laval, QC, Canada

"Really Good and Sharp"

Clean video! Well prepared demonstration. Love the recipes that are displayed (not have to use the book to refer to them). I have not really use other raw DVDs, so I don't know what to compare and say. These DVDs are really good and sharp, and I enjoy the demonstrations. Really worth the money!! The dishes look so yummy! I like that they show the dehydration as well. Make me want to reach inside the TV and grab some of these foods!

Linda Simpson
Austin, TX

"Although We Have Some Very Picky Eaters, Several Recipes Have Already Been a Success!"

We really appreciated having practical help for getting savory meals for our suppers. We have been experimenting with various recipes, and although we have some very picky eaters, several recipes have already been a success!

We focus so hard on trying to research, shop, and manage our diet to be more healthy - it is such a blessing to have so much of the work in making tasty, savory raw foods done for us with these recipes. I would recommend this to any novice in the area of preparing savory raw foods as a big help and timesaver.

Richard Erickson
Turner, OR

"You Are Honest About the Truth"

1.) I really like your DVD series because they are very clear and precise- very easy to understand, very simple, and your videos are professionally done too.

2.) I have not yet converted to vegan, but am getting things in order to do so. I've learned that I will not be successful without the knowledge and preparation of this new lifestyle in place before I begin.

3.) I really like your stuff. I would recommend it to others because you are honest about the truth and when things are just your opinion, you say that. Even though I don't hold to your philosophy or beliefs, I like your honesty. That is why I buy from you.

4.) What about the comparison to others' DVDs? you really show how to do the recipes and it is very simple for people like me.

Connie Pappas
Toccoa, GA

"Much Easier to Prepare Than Other Raw Recipes"

I enjoyed your series, the meals were much easier to prepare both time wise and ingredient wise than other raw recipes I have tried. The recipes were very savory and delicious. I particularly like the DVD about how to balance a raw diet and will be giving it to my husband so he can learn about our raw meals as well.

Claire-Louise Mulvey
LaGrange, IL

"I Appreciate That You Included Several Lower Fat Recipes"

The steps were shown clearly and simply. The recipes are simple enough that they don't feel overwhelming or too time consuming, which is very important in my goal to stay raw this coming year. I especially appreciate that you included several lower fat recipes. Too many raw recipes are so high in fats, nuts and oils. Although my weight isn't a main concern for me, I really don't feel as good when I eat much of the "heavier" recipes, so its great to see folks like you actively working to give us healthy and realistic options.

Lorraine Goodrich
Mountain Home, Idaho

"Very User-Friendly!"

Thank you for quick delivery. I love the fact that recipes are very user-friendly. They are simple but delicious, do not require to buy too many 'fancy' ingredients and can be made in no time. Low in fat, but still gives satisfied feeling. These recipes are great for those who want eat raw and feel full of energy. I would recommend to other people too, definitely!

Tina B
Loughrea, Ireland