Nature's First Law: The Raw-Food Diet

by Stephen Arlin, Fouad Dini, David Wolfe, 6th edition 2003

I really liked this book. Makes sense...

pg 69: "Most people are not sensible. It is impossible to make everybody a raw-foodist. The mass mind is atrophied from little use. People have been taught what to think, not how to think. Thinking is hard work; that is why so few people engage in it."

pg 142: We may well remember that the purest and safest source of water is found in plant bodies - especially fruit. Plant water has been vivified and electrified by sunlight. Humans, like all the other primates, need very little water because their food has such a high-water content... Never drink bottled spring waters in the United States because, by law, they need only be 50% spring water, the rest can be ordinary tap water. People drink exorbitant amounts of water to dilute the dehydrated, cooked-food extracts which fill their bodies. There really is no need to ever drink a glass of water as long as your are 100% raw and eat mostly high-water-content fruits and vegetables."

pg 215: 13. From his work with prescribing raw foods to patients, Dr. John Douglass found that common addictions (alcohol and cigarettes) seem to lose their potency on a diet of raw foods. Willpower did not seem to play a part. Experimenting with specific raw foods and their effects, he found that dome, such as sunflower seeds, were particularly effective at combating addictinve cravings. His conclusion: Raw foods sensitize the body to what is good for it and what is bad for it. Some of his findings were duscussed in an article entitled "Nutrition, Nonthermally-Prepared Food, and Nature's Message to Man" which appeared in the Journal of the international Academy of pPreventative Medicine (Vol. VII, No. 2) in July of 1982.