I will tell you right up front that Kristen Suzanne, author of a series of Kristen's Raw food books/un-cooked recipe books is a friend of mine. We met over ten years ago at a small gym where we both worked out incessantly, as well as trained for and competed in some amateur body building competitions together. She ended up moving out West and we lost touch. In that time she went from eating a body builder's diet to living a Vegan/High Raw lifestyle. We got back in touch recently and I credit her for my Green Smoothie habit and Raw food awareness.
Kristen is a chef and authority on the Raw/Vegan lifestyle. She is encouraging and inspirational in her enthusiasm for clean eating and a true believer that good nutrition prevents disease. I recently read her book Kristen's Raw: The Easy Way to Get Started & Succeed at the Raw Food Vegan Diet & Lifestyle and I have to say, if you are at all interested in going Raw, even a little bit, you may want to pick this up. She explains why Raw is important, the health benefits of going Raw and how to go about transitioning all or a portion of your diet.
Personally, I have been able to incorporate many of her ideals and suggestions into my non-Vegan diet and believe that no matter where you are in your journey to eat better and live a more holistic lifestyle, there are benefits to be had.
For more information check out http://www.kristensraw.com/ or http://kristensraw.blogspot.com/