cover image Raw Energy

Raw Energy

Leslie Kenton, Susannah Kenton. Warner Books, $7.95 (315pp) ISBN 978-0-446-37018-9

This British mother-daughter team asserts that a ""high-raw diet''in which 75% of foods are eaten rawcan reverse the effects of illness on the body, slow the aging process, increase energy levels, improve emotional and mental health and help people out of a state of ``meso-health,'' in which they may show no actual signs of disease but are poorly nourished and on the road to bad health. Combining personal anecdote and medical fact, the Kentons also offer creative recipe suggestions for this primarily fruit and vegetable diet as well as a plan for converting present diets to a high-raw one. This is a sensible and useful book for the nutritionally minded, but the authors may be overly enthusiastic in their cure-all claims. (March)