Beautiful On Raw Newsletter (October 2011) from Tonya Zavasta
Sent Wednesday, October 5, 2011
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In this issue:
1. Life after Detox
2. Answering Your Questions
3. Special of the Month-Limited Time Offer!
4. FREE Raw Food Recipes and New Blog Articles
5. Reader Appreciation Raffle Winners for October!
1. Life after Detox
"Cleansing." It's downright fashionable nowadays, in any
fitness-minded or nutrition-oriented conversation. Just dash off
the term--I'm going on a cleanse or Can't come to dinner Friday,
Judy. I'm cleansing--and they'll all know what you mean, or think
"Cleansing" ought to mean the same thing as cleaning, or cleaning
out, but it doesn't seem to when it comes to the body. Now, me--when
I clean my office or living room, it's all about getting things
out. Dirt. Dust bunnies. Old magazines. Junk. I don't put anything
in. And so should it be with bodily "cleansing." Such "cleansing,"
for all too many, means buying a box at your health food store,
drugstore, or supermarket. Inside the box is a jar, canister,
bottle of some kind, containing a powder, a liquid, something. Read
the directions. Mix it. Eat or drink it, and...you're cleansed.
You can't cleanse without stuff, industry tells us. Got to have
this "miracle," this "super" cleansing stuff.
Cleansing--real cleansing--for me means three things. Thing one--it
means less. It means getting out, not putting more in. Thing two--it
means using a safe, time-tested method and not some "latest
gimmick." Third--it means choice, variety, and options. So my
cleansing might be a juice fast. Maybe a water fast. Sometimes, a
green smoothie cleanse, or even a predesigned program put together
by seasoned raw food experts. Such cleansing also includes healing
of your digestive system. For more information, read Cleansing and
Digestive Issues. http://www.beautifulonraw.com/raw-food-blog/
So you did a cleanse. Now what?
The thing about our office and our living room is: Dirt and dust
bunnies and old magazines come back over time. Cleaning is not
permanent. The same is true of bodily cleansing.
How unclean your living room or your body becomes, after your
cleaning or cleansing respectively, depends on what you do.
Cleansing this week is not a license to drink Coca-Cola or eat Mac
and Cheese next week.
I believe wholeheartedly in cleansing and have made it an integral
part of my raw food lifestyle. But what do I do, or you do when the
fast or the cleanse is done? That's where the rubber really meets
Cleansing, please know, can be as unpleasant as it is beneficial.
You might experience detox issues. Don't use your next cleanse as
an excuse to retreat into old habits. Use it, rather, as the
opportunity to upgrade your diet and to start or improve on your
exercise program. Use it, in particular, as a tool to eliminate
some crappy--yes, that's what I said--foods permanently.
The time after a cleanse is just as important as, and maybe even
more important than, the cleanse itself. After detox, please don't
retox! Once your cleanse is done, up the ante. Make some changes
toward increasing your health and your commitment.
Now is the perfect time to advance your progress and begin
gradually incorporating Quantum Eating principles. Picture how it
is when you clean a messy house with years of accumulated rubbish.
At first, the effort expended is huge, and the mess gets worse
before it gets better. Each day afterward, though, it gets easier.
Doesn't it make much more sense simply to devote a little time each
day to maintenance? Do that steadily, and you'll never have to go
through that mess again! Your house, for the most part, stays
clean. It is much the same with your body. the next time you do a
cleanse your detox symptoms will likely be less bothersome.
Cleansing works when you follow it as a lifestyle, rather than as a
sporadic "fix." I used to fast regularly, 36 hours every week.
Since adopting the Quantum Eating method, however, I no longer find
it necessary. Why? Because fasting and cleansing are inherent to
the QE lifestyle. Juice daily, avoid eating in the evening, and
you'll find you easily maintain the progress you made when you went
through the effort of a cleanse. No more yoyoing back and
forth--which is outright harmful to the body in the long run. With a
Quantum Eating lifestyle, your juicing and periods of abstinence
are built right in. Follow it, and from then on you don't have to
go on a special cleanse at all. You are in fact living a cleanse.
We age daily...why not cleanse daily?
Cleansing is a necessary part of eliminating years of built-up
toxins and waste that the body must deal with daily. Quantum Eating
is your way of keeping these from accumulating all over again.
Learn the basics. Maintain the progress you have made, and move
beyond. No time like the present to get started!
2. Answering Your Questions
Q: Are any of your books available in Russian? I want my Mom to
A: I have many Russian-speaking readers. Good news, my first
book, Your Right to Be Beautiful: Miracle of Raw Foods, is nearly
ready for publication in Russian. What's more, we've launched our
new Russian website: http://чудосыроедения.рф/
Maybe you have Russian-speaking relatives who don't know enough
English...I invite you to invite them to visit our new Russian
website. It's in its developmental stage now, but in the future I'm
determined to make this website a valuable resource for Russian
speaking people, where they can find an abundance of information
about the far-reaching possibilities of the raw foods lifestyle.
If you speak Russian, I need your help! Please, take part in the
forums. Write about your personal experience with raw foods. Share
your raw food knowledge with first time visitors. Newcomers are in
need of your encouragement and support.
Q: Tonya, will you do a DVD on Facial Exercises?
A: I've made every effort to make the pictures in my Rawsome Flex
book self-explanatory and the directions easy to follow. Surely, I
would have made a profit on such a DVD, but I haven't created it.
Why? Because I don't think it's necessary.
To perform facial exercises, at least initially, requires effort.
To you, it might look like an arduous task to master. Naturally,
you might be thinking, a DVD would make it easier for you. But it
will not. After all, how much can you learn about riding a bike by
watching the DVD instructions? My facial exercises are very simple,
but remembering and mastering them, gaining familiarity with your
own face, will still require a lot of discipline.
You'll find that to refresh on an exercise, opening a small book is
more convenient. Plus, a DVD may even be a distraction because I
don't want you to watch me doing the exercises. You should be
watching yourself in the mirror. Feel how your facial muscles
contract and relax, how the fresh blood is rushed to your skin and
underlying tissues. Creating an awareness of your own face, that is
what will make a difference how effective the facial fitness will
become for you. Often it is closing your eyes that proves to be the
most helpful. Go inside yourself and become an observer of these
subtle muscle movements.
I suggest you learn by doing. Start gently. Adapt my techniques to
your own face. Your own bodily sensations should be your guide--no
need to mimic the visual exactly. If you've been following my work,
you know I always discourage you from following exactly what I do,
or exactly what someone else does. I only share my ideas, but I
always leave space for you to explore and grow on your own.
3. Special of the Month! 48-Hours Only!
For the next 48 hours only the Three-Book Set is available at
$10.00 off regular price (that's $24.95 in savings!). You must
place the order in my online Natural Beauty Store before midnight
Friday October 7th (U.S. Eastern Daylight Savings Time). The price
will revert back to $40 at that time.
If you are a beginner, this is a great way to educate yourself and
get inspired to start your own raw food journey. Or, maybe you've
already experienced the numerous benefits of the raw food
diet/lifestyle first hand and want to introduce a friend or a
family member to this remarkable way of living. This 3-book set
could be a life-changing gift. The Holidays will be here before we
You'll receive a copy of Your Right to Be Beautiful: Miracle of Raw
Foods and Beautiful on Raw: UnCooked Creations, plus the ebook: 100
Days to 100 % Raw FREE.
4. FREE Raw Recipes and New Blog Articles
October 2011 After Cleanse Raw Recipes
Can it be that October is upon us already, with a slight chill in
the air and the days suddenly becoming shorter? I was just getting
used to the idea that September was here and enjoying the last of
the summer bounty. Now, we have a few new seasonal crops to add to
our repertoire such as pears, apples, figs, grapes, fennel,
cauliflower and a new batch of leafy greens...
Continue reading the Recipes!
How Not to Start the Raw Food Diet
Consider a situation: a seventy-something grandfather--I'll call him
Bob--was diagnosed with advanced cancer. The doctors have
recommended surgery and chemotherapy, but there is no guarantee.
The Bob we remember: Energetic, warm, full of life--never sick a day
in his life, as far as any of us knew. But now: constant stomach
pain, severe bloating. He takes prescribed medications daily...
Continue reading How Not to Start...
Raw Food Testimonials-September 2011
Hello Tonya, I met you quite a while ago - at a talk you were
giving for RawBC in Vancouver. I was so moved by your life and
actions and am very much understanding your path. I was having
health issues as well and turned to raw food - am now a Raw Food
Chef and very healthy, happy and vibrant...Thank you for sharing your
gifts with us, -M.
Cleansing and Digestive Issues
I fret when I see a TV commercial touting some cleansing product in
a Here--pop this pill kind of tone that reminds one of diet pills
and miracle foods, perpetuating the notions that, first, you must
buy something in order to get digestive health, and, second,
achieving that health can be easy and instant...Continue reading
Cleansing and Digestive Issues...
5. And this Month's Raffle Winners Are...
This month, we have 3 new winners of our Customer Appreciation
In case you are new to my newsletter, every month we choose three
winners at random whose names and partial email addresses will
appear in the newsletter. If you are one of this month's winners,
choose one item from the following three to receive absolutely FREE:
---a jar of the new and improved Facial Cream,
---the Shampoo and Conditioner set, or
---a bottle of the Scalp Tonic with Apple Stem Cell Extract.
If you are one of the winners, email us at
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of prize, and preferred shipping address before the November
newsletter is sent out!
This month, our winners are:
Name Partial Email Date Added to List
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