Raw Food Diet for Children

June 10th, 2010 by Tonya Zavasta

Creating Healthy ChildrenKelli Haines Review of Creating Healthy Children

I made the mistake of putting off reading this book because my children are all grown and on their own. What could possibly hold any interest for me in a book about raising healthy children? If I’m going to take the time to read an entire book, I like it to be applicable and relevant. Let’s repeat the cliché- “Never judge a book by its cover!”

Karen Ranzi’s book marries the two most important foundations for creating healthy children: the raw food diet and attachment parenting, a term originally used by pediatrician William Sears in describing a more natural and intuitive parenting philosophy than most people in this day and age practice. Attachment parenting sheds light on the truths about raising and truly ‘nurturing’ children from the heart and not the head. I loved reading about the mothers, and fathers returning to the practice of following their parenting instincts and each child’s individual needs for the mutual benefit of all, and not following whatever current popular parenting trend comes along. Read the rest of this entry »

New Year: New Life

December 26th, 2009 by Tonya Zavasta

The time has come for those ambitious New Year’s Resolutions to make their appearance once again. It’s always the same thing. Lose that extra weight. Eat better. Join your local gym. Quit smoking, cut out coffee, stop eating at night. There’s something about a brand new year that inspires us to turn over a new leaf, create a brand new life. A great way to start a new year is to make a life changing commitment: “I will listen not to what I want to hear, but to what I need to know.” Read the rest of this entry »

Hot Yoga: Cure for Bursitis

September 11th, 2009 by Tonya Zavasta

A nasty case of hip bursitis, it was. Overexertion. I’d injured myself in the gym, just going at it too hard. And that led to my introduction to Bikram yoga. Many people have read my story in Beautiful On Raw. An internet search for a way to deal with bursitis turned up a recommendation from a former sufferer. He claimed Bikram yoga was a tremendous help to him, so I decided I’d give it a go. And the rest, as they say, is history! Read the rest of this entry »

Facial Exercises Book

August 22nd, 2008 by Tonya Zavasta

Face it!…Your face is your fortune…or your frustration. That face in the mirror—is it all you want it to be? All it could be?
Your face is you…Your face reflects how you feel. Let’s get honest—how are you feeling? Aging?…Tired?…Sad?…Distressed? Read the rest of this entry »

Quantum Eating

September 30th, 2007 by Tonya Zavasta

- The Ultimate Elixir of Youth!

Here’s a review from Sarah Best, editor of Get Fresh! magazine…the world’s leading raw foods periodical—a must-have resource for anyone interested in the raw lifestyle. You’ll find the review in the Summer 2007 issue, excerpted here by permission. Don’t forget to visit the Get Fresh! website… Read the rest of this entry »