The SimplyRaw Living Food Detox Manual is a motivational read. Once I started, I couldn't put it down. After raiding the natural foods store to purchase the materials, I immediately was drawn to the kitchen to start experimenting. As a vegan, I tried "Raw" diets in the past and found that they did not work. I've read several other books, which included recipes or suggestions that typically required too many nuts and heavy foods as prime calorie sources, however, these foods tended to inhibit proper digestion.
Natasha's approach is fun (and delicious) and considers that an excess of oils/nuts can be an obstacle to feeling great. She has pages and pages of easy to make recipes. She also mentions alternatives for those with Candida (another ailment many of us grapple with).
Her writing is so supportive and encouraging. She stresses that this is a 28-day detox, not a "forever" program. However, I have found her approach to be one that I will continue even after the 28 days is complete. Granted, my diet was already 50% raw and full of sprouted foods prior to reading this book... so it wasn't a huge transition. I can see that this would be a greater adventure for someone on a standard North American diet, as he or she would likely receive much more dramatic improvement in their health. If I already feel this great... I can only imagine how amazing someone who currently eats processed foods, meats, and refined sugars will feel after this detox! In addition to recipes, there are also household and lifestyle tips that can help remove the toxins from your external surroundings. The book is surely a springboard to wellness.
I encourage anyone who just wants to be bold, improve their health/energy, and go on a 28-day culinary exploration to please implement this program!