Your Body is a Miracle of Adaptability

August 11th, 2010 by Tonya Zavasta

AdaptabilityThose of us who’ve gone 100 percent raw eventually start to look at others in disbelief: How can these people, we wonder, consume steak, pizza and ice cream, and still live? We know we’d be miserable if we partook of even a morsel of those foods. The same thing will eventually happen with the amount of food you eat. Read the rest of this entry »

Waterful Raw Food Diet

August 1st, 2010 by Tonya Zavasta

Waterful raw food dietThe food we eat on the raw food diet has been appropriately called by many different names: living food, sunfood, plant-based nutrition, raw vegan, and similar terms. Recently, one reader commented on how much she enjoyed the ‘waterful’ raw diet. What a delightful and refreshing image it brings to mind! It makes it an excellent synonym for “whole.” Find a definition for whole food. It should state that the water is intact. Read the rest of this entry »

Best in Superfoods

June 19th, 2010 by Tonya Zavasta

You’ve seen claims for “superfoods.” Loads of them. Dieticians are now touting the “amazing health benefits” of popcorn—ultrahigh in fiber…peanut butter—because nuts help reduce inflammation and cut the risk of heart attack…baked beans—packed with fiber…and—wait for it! Read the rest of this entry »

Raw Foods and Medical Tests

January 4th, 2010 by Tonya Zavasta

This email came from a couple. Both have been 100 percent raw for several years:

Tonya! I’m at my wits end! We went to give blood today and my iron count has dropped to 35. Last time it was 37—one point below where it should be in order to donate. The strange thing is, my husband’s was also 35. His iron count has always been fine.

Our main focus for our green smoothies is kale, spinach, chard and other greens. We also eat raisins and hemp seeds.

They tell me at the blood center that watermelon is a good source. Yet I drink watermelon juice by the quart! I’ve referred back to your Beautiful On Raw book and just can’t figure out what we’re doing wrong! I do get tired in the evening, around 8 or 8:30, so there’s obviously something that’s not right. Any comments? Read the rest of this entry »

The Squeal on the Swine Flu

October 29th, 2009 by Tonya Zavasta

On one hand you have the mainstream media trying to scare the wits out of you, envisioning pandemics and hailing the saving graces of swine flu vaccine. On the other, you have conspiracy theorists exposing hidden government agendas and the dangers of the horrendous toxic brew they are bent on forcing us to ingest. Somewhere in the middle lies a happy medium. A credible midpoint, I mean—not an ecstatic clairvoyant. Somewhere in the middle is where you will likely find the truth. Read the rest of this entry »

Testimonial of the Month from Costa Rica (October 2009)

October 17th, 2009 by Tonya Zavasta

Testimonial of the Month from Costa Rica: A Transformational Journey to Natural Living

Dear Tonya, I recently finished your book Quantum Eating, after high recommendations from a mutual friend of ours from NJ, Karen Ranzi (who is about to publish Creating Healthy Children). I very much enjoyed reading the book and want to express gratitude for the tireless work you have done to promote Read the rest of this entry »

The Light and Dark Sides of Nightshades

September 1st, 2009 by Tonya Zavasta

Deadly…that’s the usual adjective to appear alongside nightshade. The very term nightshade brings all manner of imagery to mind. Ancient European superstition. Potions used in witchcraft. Wafting smoke from a burning bundle held in a shaman’s hand. Frightening stuff…unless, of course, you merely draw a blank and say, “What’s a nightshade?” Read the rest of this entry »

Raw Foods and Overeating

February 18th, 2009 by Tonya Zavasta

Going raw, by itself, isn’t an end to overeating. Just as you can eat raw, you can overeat raw. Read the rest of this entry »

Raw Foods: No Eating at Night

December 18th, 2008 by Tonya Zavasta

Your body will adapt to whatever you impose upon it, so long as you do this gradually. The body has amazing abilities of adaptation. But adaptation takes time. Approach any drastic change like moving to two meals per day, not eating after 3 pm or 5 pm. or any other change, with caution and common sense. Read the rest of this entry »

Quantum Eating: Two Meals per Day

December 16th, 2008 by Tonya Zavasta

Each time you eat more than your body needs, you put extra stress on your body. Excessive eating, even on raw foods, is a dispensed violence you perform against your body. But isn’t food essential in order to survive in this world? How much food does one need? Read the rest of this entry »

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