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09-04-2006, 07:49 PM
Has anyone read any of his books? What is his raw food diet "theory?" I was thinking of brying "Raw Knowledge." Do you recommend it? Thanks!
09-04-2006, 08:26 PM
I just finished "Raw Life". I has lots of interviews with different raw "leaders" like Roe Gallo, Doug Graham and Morris Krok. Strong message all the way through is not to overeat. Not very scientific based. It was okay, but made me anxious more than anything else.
Hi daisy duke
I have been to Paul's lecture and read his book. I think both were excellent. The book is mostly instruction and long term experience from many people. He also has a recipe book but doesn't use many himself. I couldn't put the book down until I read it all and it's a big book. I refer to it often.
09-04-2006, 10:59 PM
I just skimmed through raw life last night!!! I loved it!!! In fact, tonight when I had the munchies, I called "Will Power Man" to help me in my fight!!! We kicked "Starch Man's" butt! :)
It's a very cute book! I highly recommend it!
09-05-2006, 12:29 PM
He will come to Amsterdam in october, and I am looking forward, reading all this stuff here :p
11-09-2006, 10:44 AM
* amazing guy
* very good books! :)
11-09-2006, 12:16 PM
It is a good book particularly if you are fighting the battle of comming off of raw food. I also think that it would be a great introductory book for someone, like a family member, that doesn't quite get why thier __ (daughter, wife, son, nephew) is eating such weird stuff! He isn't a big eater of fruit anymore, though I don't think that he talks much about how he eats now in this book. I belive that he wrote this book before he started following Gabriel C.'s way of eating.
11-09-2006, 12:28 PM
I have heard him speak. He's inspirational. I bought his book, mainly just to support his effort, but didn't really care for it. As someone else said, it's not very scientifically supported... and honestly, if you have extra cash, buy Alissa's book.. much more bang for your buck.
11-09-2006, 02:29 PM
I have Raw Knowledge and the follow-up book, Raw Knowledge II.
I don't particulary put much stock in his way of eating or his recipes, but I do LOVE his interviews with the longterm raw fooders, so it's a book I do refer to from time to time.
11-10-2006, 12:21 PM
Interesting, his books made me anxious as well...
11-10-2006, 12:35 PM
What do you mean his books made you anxious?
11-10-2006, 12:42 PM
Alissa's is much better.
11-10-2006, 12:45 PM
* Let's all not forget: Alissa rocks ! :)
11-10-2006, 06:38 PM
I have met Paul, and have kept in touch with him from time to time. He works mainly with Dr. Bischi (spelling?), and his books are somewhat scientific. He is a wonderful man, and I respect him greatly; however, he emphasizes everything people should "not" do more than he provides suggestions. I brought a friend with me to hear him speak, and he said that he was frightened more by all of the limitations Paul places on raw life rather than being inspired by a "glow." I think this says a lot. Not to mention, many of the issues that he addresses in his books are highly controversial (such as the issues of fruit), and he seems to shift from one extreme to another with no middle ground. His lecture made me extremely nervous, and it caused me to stop eating fruit. BIG MISTAKE. This caused a shifting phase in my life to better health, which I fully promote to this day. His books are great to educate yourself about the many perspectives on raw.
I think this is what makes Alissa fun, she allows her readers to explore and enjoy learning about themselves and their journey on raw.
11-10-2006, 10:43 PM
He seems like a good person...but it is a little weird that he is always talking about how he has this new information....but it never seems new. He always talks about his doctor...and about how he decided to not listen to his doctor. I have wondered if it scares some people who are SAD and he talks about how everything is bad and everyone should be on blended salads. I have a friend I took...and they won't admit it to me...but I think that scared them up a bit. Ever since them the person is turned off to raw. His Raw Knowledge books were the first I bought I believe. They were interesting....it allows you to see many different raw food leaders perspectives and decide which one works for you. The raw life books can be kinda encouraging and got me kinda pumped up. I still prefer Alissa's aproach better.
It has been shown over and over that fear is the greatest motivator - for example 9/11.
The fear of cancer or some other horrible disease is also a powerful motivator, but not for everyone.
Some people will resonate with Paul, while others will be completely turned off. Doesn't mean he is good or bad.
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