The Live Food Factor – book review

the-live-food-factorThe Live Food Factor


The Comprehensive Guide to the Ultimate Diet For Mind, Spirit & Planet


I love books, especially those that offer the opportunity for growth as well as those that intelligently challenge my belief system. I can get very excited about a book although it happens infrequently. The Live Food Factor is a book that has really excited me.

While there is a plethora of books out there about Raw Food and Raw Food diets, in my experience, I’ve found that most are similar to religion.  They focus on *the* “right way” or “correct way” to approach a Raw Food lifestyle while pointing out how other approaches are in some way “wrong” ; of course, most often the “right way” is a promotion of the author’s personal system. The Live Food Factor is a different kind of Raw Food book.

First of all, towering above all Raw Food books on the coffee table, it is a big book sporting over 650 pages. But do not be intimidated by its size,  it covers a lot of ground that is easy to access and understand, organized into the following areas:

  • Reasons to Go Raw
  • Raw Proof – The Science
  • Raw History and Leaders
  • Your Journey to Raw Life
  • Plus plenty of references and appendices

What I found most refreshing about the book is that it does not promote a single approach over any other, it does a fantastic job at presenting all known approaches to the Raw Food lifestyle. This is the best part of the book; it gives the reader lots of information, studies, results, and practical information on how to explore different approaches to a Raw Food Lifestyle and find what works best for *you*. The book also embraces and incorporates Natural Hygiene and does a fabulous job of presenting how it directly relates to a Raw Food lifestyle.

I cant’ say enough good things about the book. I have yet to find a single source that is as exhaustive on the subject of Raw Food that presents pretty much everything you need to know about exploring or continuing a Raw Food lifestyle. If you like the facts and hard science, there are nearly 70 scientific studies included that present evidence to the benefits of eating Raw Food.

I now refer to The Live Food Factor as my Raw Food bible. It is a must read for anyone interested in or currently incorporating a Raw Food Lifestyle on any level.

Order your copy of The Live Food Factor here.

Have you read The Live Food Factor? What’s did you think?


Join the discussion and tell us your opinion.

September 20, 2009 at 2:04 pm

I find this book to be a fantastic reference book – though mostly for raw food programs and evidence on how raw food gives the body what it needs to heal.

While it does address nutrition and enzymatic activity I would not consider it a “handy go-to” reference for it.

I have yet to find such a reference which is why we are in the process of writing a book to be a good go-to reference. Have patience and feel free to ask any specific questions.

September 16, 2009 at 1:39 pm

Is this a good reference book for nutritional/enzymatic information?
I’m looking for a good resource book to have for handy go-to information.

August 7, 2009 at 3:18 pm

I’ve heard other good things about this book and have been thinking about buying it. Now i will – thanks for the review and the link!

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