Book Review: Eating in the Raw By Carol Alt
This book is written by a model and actress named Carol Alt. Her story is actually quite interesting as she spent years in an industry (modeling) that put a lot of emphasis on physical appearance with almost no emphasis on having a healthy body. Carol was having a hard time maintaining a model appropriate weight and she was sick….very sick. She had terrible migraines, sinusitis, stomach problems, and she suffered from general malaise and listlessness.
When she found herself consistently taking pain pills, using a nasal decongestant, using NyQuil to fall asleep, and using coffee and scotch to wake-up, she realized she needed to get help. When a close friend recommended a good alternative doctor she was hesitant to call him up but she did. That was the start of Carol’s journey as her new friend Dr. Brantley shared with her what he considered vital to good health…raw foods.
Within days of adopting a raw foods diet Carol’s ailments disappeared completely. Her body took on an amazing transformation that prompted people to ask if she’s had plastic surgery. She felt better in her forties then she had in her twenties. She was a raw foods convert!
Eating in the Raw not only shares her story and her transformation it has a lot of raw foods basics for people looking to enter into eating raw food themselves. It really gives a blueprint for going raw…what to eat, what to stock your kitchen with, what to do when you go out to dinner, and much more. It also includes many delicious and easy recipes that Carol refers to as uncook book. I particularly liked this book because unlike many authors among the raw food movement, Carol Alt eats raw but not raw vegan.
If you are interested in learning the basics about raw food this book is a great introduction and testimonial.