This explains Raw Food better than I ever could - and in a RAP no less. Check it out. Sergei Boutenko who is the ... uh ... talent in this number is Victoria Boutenko's son.
She writes about Sergei and the rest of her family's experience and life and death motivation to start on raw food. It's the book I recommend you pick up first if you have any interest in raw food at all, whether it's to lose weight, stay healthy or have more energy. It's called 12 Steps to Raw Food.