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  • BRENDA DAVIS is a past chair of the Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group of the American Dietetic Association. She has worked as a public health nutritionist, clinical nutrition specialist, nutrition consultant, and academic nutrition instructor, and is currently the lead dietictian in a diabetes intervention research project in Majuro, Marshall Islands.
  • RYNN BERRY is the historical advisor to the North American Vegetarian Society and the author of several books on vegetarian food history. He also has written numerous articles on the subject for the Oxford Companion to American Food and Drink.
  • VESANTO MELINA has taught nutrition at the University of British Columbia and at Seattle Bastyr University. She is a co-author of Dieticians of Canada and the American Dietetic Association's position paper on vegetarian diets and is a consultant to the Govewrnment
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Becoming Raw
by Brenda Davis, RD and Vesanto Melina, MS, RD
with Rynn Berry

$24.95 - Softcover - 375 pages

The Essential Guide to Raw Vegan Diets

Raw diets are gaining popularity due to their reputation for providing radiant health and reversing many common ailments. People adopt raw diets to lose weight, for ethical reasons, or because fresh vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds are nutrition powerhouses.

Becoming Raw will help you design a raw or mainly raw vegan diet that is nutritionally safe and adequate and is optimal-nourishing body, mind and soul. It offers sound nutrition guidelines based on current research from peer-reviewed medical literature and includes simple, delicious recipes along with sample menus to get you started. Nutrition experts and registered dieticians Brenda Davis and Vesanto Melina explain how you can meet your recommended intake for every nutrient with an entirely or mainly raw vegan diet. They provide science-based answers to the tough questions surrounding raw vegan diets.

  • Can you get enough protein by eating mainly fruit?
  • How do you get adequate Vitamin B12, iron and calcium?
  • Do enzymes in raw foods really contribute to human health?
  • Can cancer and other chronic diseases be prevented by eating a raw vegan diet?

You'll learn whether cooking truly destroys nutrients, is necessary for food safety, or removes "antinutrients."

Plus, for the first time anywhere, vegetarian historian Rynn Berry presents a coherent, objective narrative tracing the history of the raw food movement in the United States.

"Drawing on science, Becoming Raw presents a balanced and comprehensive approach to this sensible way of eating. As someone who truly appreciates the performance -boosting benefits of a highpraw diet, I cannot overestimate the value of the information in this book."
—Brendan Brazier, professional triathlete, author of Thrive Fitness

"The health benefits of a judicious raw diet are apt to be considerable, while a reckless approach could be equally harmful. In typical Davis and Melina fashion, Becoming Raw is thorough, thoughtful, practical, and balanced--the gold standard on the topic"
—David L. Katz, MD, director, Prevention Research Center, Yale University School of Medicine, nutrition columnist, O, The Oprah Magazine

"Brenda Davis and Vesanto Melina do an outstanding job of nutrition research, bringing readers the most acurate and up-to-date information.Their books are a must read for anyone with an interest in raw food and/or vegan diets."
—T. Colin Campbell, PHD, professor emeritus of nutritional biochemistry, Cornell University, author, The China Study




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