Some raw food leaders are "coming out" that they are a little non
vegan here and there or a bit "cooked" during the winter. I have
been trying this too. I am very happy with the couple of needed
pounds I put on and with my new level of energy. I would be
interested to hear if you have treated this ground as well, Tonya.
I will still love you if you have!
My correspondent seems to be doing very well. Yet, I'm aware that
some of you have grown disappointed and confused as a result of
following leaders who have in some ways altered their own 100
percent raw paths to address their immediate, individual needs.
Good, this confusion will lead to further learning. Very good!
This is the time to re-evaluate your position. You should not have
followed anyone in the first place. I've written about this in my
books, and I want to repeat it again here: Learn from everyone,
but follow no one.
Please, keep this in mind while reading what comes next.
Since the summer of 1997, not once knowingly did I consume cooked
food. After some adjustments, and even some step retracing, I've
developed a raw food plan that works very well for me.
I believe the raw food lifestyle is the best for shedding unwanted
With every passing year I've gotten trimmer. During the twelve
years I've been following the raw foods lifestyle, I had to resize
my wardrobe downward and get alterations done three times! After an
initial loss of about 30 pounds, it's surprising I've been quite
stable all along since then at about 110 pounds. But due to
practicing hot yoga, my weight and muscles are continually being
redistributed more effectively. When I stand next to healthy 18
year-olds of my height in hot yoga class, I have similar body
The raw vegan lifestyle has been working for me. That said, I have
no dogma and no religious zeal when it comes to a 100 percent raw
vegan diet. The adjustments a person makes for his or her own
circumstances will be--must be--completely individual. Those
adjustments may also be temporary. In addressing a deficiency, you
may try one method, and then abandon it in favor of something else if
you find that works better.
There are people leading raw food lifestyles who have to make adjustments
if they develop a deficiency or find they're simply not experiencing
the full measure of vibrant health they know is possible. This
doesn't happen to everyone. It hasn't happened to me. But it does
happen to some, and for a variety of reasons... Continue reading Does a 100 Percent Raw Vegan Diet Work on My Blog
2. I've just turned 52 (New YouTube video series!)
To celebrate my 52nd birthday, I started a new video series on
YouTube called Rawsome Beauty for All Ages. Whenever you are ready
to watch, just go to my home page and click on the new banner at the top. The first episode, called After Fifty: Secrets to Flawless Skin has been already posted.
3. Free copy of the Winter 2009 Get Fresh! Magazine
Sarah Best and the multi-talented folks at Get Fresh! have outdone themselves once again. The Winter 2009 edition of Get Fresh! is now available.
Get Fresh! is one of the most up-to-date
and informative magazines on the raw food lifestyle that you will find, for which I am happy
to be a regular contributor. In their philosophy statement, they mention their aim is to
'educate, motivate and inspire while
retaining a rational and realistic worldview.'
They accomplish this and more while
reminding readers that true health encompasses more than just food.
There is something for everyone, from novice health seekers to
advanced raw food aficionados.
The photos alone are stunning. However, you will not
want to miss Kris Carr's inspiring and miraculous story of her
triumph over a rare form of cancer, the delightful and innovative
recipes, along with sound wisdom from raw food experts on
everything from relationships to weight gain, from raising children
on raw foods to combating adrenal exhaustion.
Those interested in building muscle on a raw vegan diet will find
helpful information as well. In this edition, you can also find my
latest article, Home Remedies for Beautiful Hair. Everything you
ever wanted to know about having the hair of your dreams...and
weren't afraid to ask!
You can get your own copy of Get Fresh! FREE if you act quickly.
Everyone who makes a purchase of $100 or more from our new online Natural Beauty Storebetween now and the next 48 hours will
receive a FREE copy of the Winter 2009 edition.
You might consider the Beautiful on Raw Beauty Bundle, which at $100 combines all my skin and hair care products in a convenient carry-all,
giving you the best value for the money and could make a great Valentines Day present!
We have only 50 copies of Get Fresh to spare!
4. Announcing my Summer Tour... July and August 2010
Since I've been working on my new book, Raw Foods and Your
Compromised Teeth, along with several other projects, I have not
been traveling and speaking as much as usual. Needless to say, I
miss seeing all of you and especially miss our interactions that
make it all so worthwhile. I'm, therefore, very excited to announce
that we'll be going on a tour in July and August from California
northwards through Oregon, Washington state, up to British Columbia,
on to Alaska and back to Southern California.
I rarely get a chance to travel this region on my lecture circuit
and likely will not be back that way again for quite some time. If you
are in the proximity of any of these areas and would like to arrange a
speaking event, now is the time to begin scheduling. I'm looking
forward to seeing you this summer. Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
5. FREE Valentines Day Raw Recipes and New Blog Articles
Valentines Day Raw Recipes
February is the month when the cold, bleak winter gives way to
romance, flowers, cheery red hearts and decadent desserts that
will, unfortunately, send your blood sugar soaring-along with your
dental bills. If you have read my new e-book, The Raw Food Diet and
Your Compromised Teeth, you probably know how singularly impressed
I am with the results of eating a low sugar diet. The following
colorful recipes provide not only superior raw food nutrition, but
are delicious to boot. Do yourself a flavor and share them with
your sweetheart for Valentine's Day. Click here for the recipes!
How to Avoid Hip Surgery? Hot Yoga
Persistent arthritic pain in the hip area brings people to hip
replacement surgery. The hip is a "ball and socket" joint. The
pelvic bones (the socket) and the end of the femur (the ball) form
the hip joint. A smooth layer of protective cartilage covers both
bones at the joint allowing a full range of rotation. Loss of this
cartilage from wear-and-tear, such as from running, cycling or
jumping, can cause arthritis. Inflammation and injury are other
common causes. Continue reading How To Avoid Hip Surgery?
Fibrocystic Breasts and Raw Foods It was a lump. Small--about the size of a soybean. I was a young
Russian girl, about thirteen, when my breasts fully developed. And
it was then I discovered it, there in my left breast. I never told
any doctor. Years passed before I even mentioned it to my mother.
We came to America in 1991. I was thirty three and that's when I
had my first mammogram. My female doctor became very concerned
about my lump. She kept insisting I repeat the test again and
again. Then she suggested an ultrasound. Continue reading Fibrocystic
Breasts and Raw Foods
6. W.I.S.H. Women's International Summit for Health
Just when you were wishing for somewhere to turn, somewhere to
obtain truly sage advice to your most burning questions on health
and womanhood from someone who's been there.......
Your WISH is about to come true!
Those vivacious raw moms, Tera Warner and Shannon Leone, have done
it again by creating the W.I.S.H. Women's International Summit for
Health. In celebration of Women's Day this year, they're extending
a one-time-only invitation to attend an online summit where 40 of
the world's leading experts on health and wellness for
women will be coming together at the same time.
For 10 days, thousands of women will come together to hear the
stories and share the wisdom of a star-studded list of 40 speakers.
Whether it's the kids, the cellulite, the hot flashes, romantic
relationships, or living your passion, W.I.S.H. brings women
together to find solutions and recharge their batteries.
You would be hard pressed to find a subject of value and interest
to women of all ages and from all walks of life that won't be
covered in depth in the marvelous interviews in this online
I'm delighted they've chosen me to be part of their panel. You can
catch my interview on defying age and redefining natural beauty,
along with all the others, by registering FREE before March 8. So
mark your calendar and sign up here...
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May you enjoy a Rawsome Life and reveal your Rawsome Beauty.