Raw Fusion Living shows you hundreds of delicious, simple, proven ways to improve your health and well being by adding more plant-based “living” foods to your lifestyle. It’s a dynamic “food as medicine” approach that helps you naturally lose pounds, maintain a healthy weight, boost your energy, sharpen mental clarity, rejuvenate your mind and body, and tap your highest potential.
Raw Fusion Living: Recipes For Healthy Eating, Natural Weight Loss & Anti-Aging helps you infuse traditional mainstream meals, snacks and desserts with the incredible health and nutritional benefits of raw foods. Read our reviews at Amazon.
“LindaJoy is teaching her readers how to cook simply, quickly and most healthfully.” ~ Victoria Boutenko, best-selling author of Green Smoothie Revolution
The former Director of International Development for the American Board of Hypnotherapy, Dr. LindaJoy “LJ” Rose is a Natural Wellness expert, Gourmet Raw Fusion Chef, therapist and author with over 25 years of experience in Hypnotherapy and Subconscious Dynamics. She created Raw Fusion Cuisine to overcome her own health challenges and help others do the same by reprogramming their habits and effortlessly implementing a new eating lifestyle through a practical, easy-to-follow program.
Excerpt: Getting Your Cravings Satisfied
A concern of many who make the switch to raw foods is how can they fulfill their cravings for their customary snacks and treats, as many of those foods don’t play a part in their new diet. If something sweet is your snack of choice, once you get accustomed to the basics of making Raw Desserts you find that it is easy to satisfy sweet cravings with only a few ingredients. Salty snacks require a bit more creativity. For example, if potato chips are your weakness, even with all the exotic new flavors and “natural” labels that make it to the marketplace each year, there is nothing health-supporting about this snack. The good news is that you may find a delicious substitute that will not only satisfy the craving, but also make you feel better in a multitude of ways.
“Raw Fusion makes great strides toward helping the average consumer get their hands and brain around the simple concept that increasing our daily intake of raw and living foods will substantially improve the quality of health and life we experience.” ~ Tracy Partridge-Johnson, founder of Eighty Percent Raw, LLC
Comfort foods play a huge role in our lives – in fact, eating in general takes up a lot of mental energy. We either spend far too much time thinking about food, obsessing about what we want to snack or planning our next meal – or we spend way too little time, without making provisions for something healthy and whole and often wind up taking the fast food route. Whether your cravings tend towards sweet, salty or fatty foods, I’ve included many healthy options to fulfill those urges.
As you begin eating more whole foods and absorbing added nutrition, your body will be slowly cleansing of the toxins built up over years. One of the symptoms of detox is that you may have an intense desire for particular foods, especially those that were the least nutritious. I’ll discuss some additional (non-eating) approaches to dealing with cravings later in the chapter. Ideally you will find healthier and more proactive ways to satisfy those food desires and in time, many will diminish as your body shifts into a new phase of well-being.
The Raw Fusion Challenge
I have discovered a way to entice friends and family more into this lifestyle by offering to come up with a raw or raw fusion substitute for their favorite snack or comfort food, which I call the “Raw Fusion Challenge.” This gives me an opportunity to be experimental with foods, something I find rather enjoyable. There is also a great feeling of satisfaction when you find a healthy option for someone you care for, knowing that you are improving the quality of a life. If they like the raw substitute enough, this is often motivation for being open to adding even more raw foods. They might also want to learn how to prepare the raw fusion recipe on their own.
“Dr. LindaJoy Rose revolutionized hypnotherapy and helped people to stop sabotaging their own success. Now she makes eating healthy fun and easy and will empower you to look and feel great!” ~ J. Gerard, Gerard Films
My friend and neighbor, Patti refers to herself as a “candy bar connoisseur”, with her absolute favorite being a well-known dark chocolate/coconut bar. She confessed to being so enamored of these bars that her husband hides them from her, and she searches the house to find them. I took this on as a raw fusion challenge, creating “Mounds of Joy” and presented them to her one evening as a surprise. The next day her thank you email read, “Amazing – what a treat! They tasted as delicious as the real thing.” These completely raw confections are not difficult to make and they have also become very popular in my own home. Once you experience raw desserts and candy bars made with real cacao and other high quality ingredients, it’s not unusual to find commercial brands tasting waxy, stale and unappealing. Your unadulterated palate begins to notice all the chemical preservatives and additives.
What people are saying
“LindaJoy Rose’s Raw Fusion serves as an excellent primer for detoxing naturally.” ~ Jenna Norwood, award-winning filmmaker of Supercharge Me: 30 Days Raw
“Families or individuals accustomed to more mainstream meals, but searching for tasty and convenient ways to increase their nutritional intake, will be surprised at how effortlessly one can fuse more raw ingredients into meals. This book will lead you to a world beyond cravings, an attitude of gratitude for your body, and how to cook lightly to avoid toxic byproducts from the heat.” ~ Susan Schenck, LAc, MTOM, raw food coach, lecturer, and author of the award-winning book, The Live Food Factor
“What a great book! I wish it was out when I was first starting raw food 9 years ago! This is the starter book that I’m going to recommend now.” ~ Linda Wooliever, Vermont Fiddleheads Raw Foods
“Dr. Rose teaches you that you don’t have to go out of your way or break your budget to be healthy; you just need to integrate some simple changes into your normal diet. I suffer from PCOS, a condition that makes me insulin-resistant. Carbs – especially those from sugar and corn sweeteners – cause my blood sugar levels to shoot up. This makes me prone to weight gain, while simultaneously making it difficult to lose weight. Fortunately, Rose’s recipes, from dinner to desert, provide the three things I needed: practical, delicious and healthy.” – R. Cameron
Perfect bound: 430 pages
Publisher: Quantum Mind Press, LLC