The original intention of the raw food movement was to bring high-water-content plant food back into the diet because it contained Life Force Energy and enzymes that the standard diet lacked. Raw food’s origin was rooted in recognizing the value of simple food and its potential to clean cells. There was never a rule that one must eat “100 percent raw” to be accepted into the “raw club”.
Today, raw has taken a gross misstep away from those original, pure tenets by focusing on dense food that is difficult to digest like nuts, seeds, and raw grains in even harder to digest combinations, as well as way too much fat in the form of coconut butter, oils, and sugars.
The True Healers
Unfortunately, this generation of raw has become another fad approach to eating that misses the mark. Raw juices, fresh fruits, and vegetables are the true healers, but there is still plenty of room of high-quality, well-combined cooked food in your detox diet!
Extract from Detox 4 Women by Natalia Rose
Detoxification is quite possibly the single most important thing we can do to improve our life. When done correctly, it removes all that stands in our way of pure energy, joy, and ideal physical experience.
When we share space in our body with substances that do not belong there (created by an unfit diet-lifestyle), we give away our clarity, authenticity, and inner power.
When we “de-toxify” (meaning we remove these harmful substances), we find ourselves in unfettered wholeness and thrive.
In my experience, the results of the Detox for Women method are powerful and immediate and they last. In fact, healthy and physique consistently improve over the long term.
Here are some of the common reports I receive from my clients who follow this method:
- Rapid, lasting weight loss
- Elimination or marked decrease of cellulite
- Firming and tightening of the facial skin
- Firming and tightening of other areas on the body
- Increased circulation contributing to a healthy glow
- Marked increase in energy throughout the day
- Feelings of natural euphoria
- Improvement of sleeping patterns
- Reduction of wrinkles and under-eye circles
- Decrease in mood swings
- More comfortable menstrual cycles
– From Detox 4 Women by Natalia Rose
Raw tomato soup topped with shredded raw goat cheese
5 Roma or Holland tomatoes, diced
4 sun-dried tomatoes, soaked in warm water until soft and diced
1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
1 clove garlic, diced
2 tablespoons fresh oregano, finely chopped
1/2 cup raw cheddar-style goat cheese, shredded
Sea salt and fresh pepper to taste
In a large bowl, mix together all of the ingredients except the shredded cheese. Distribute evenly into soup bowls and top with shredded cheese. Serve at room temperature or slightly warmed.
Recipe from Detox 4 Women by Natalia Rose