January 13th, 2012 . by Tonya Zavasta
Ten Biomarkers of a Long-Term Raw Foodist
It’s my experience that over a period of several years, raw foods literally make you a different specimen. Just as there are biomarkers of “normal” aging, so, I submit, there are identifiable biomarkers of a healthy long-term raw foodist which you can recognize simply by observing a person who follows a truly 100% raw food lifestyle. Read the rest of this entry »
November 6th, 2011 . by Tonya Zavasta
I recently attended the 2011 Calorie Restriction Society Conference in Las Vegas and had occasion to discuss with Dr. Luigi Fontana (MD, Ph.D, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Geriatrics and Nutritional Sciences, Center of Human Nutrition, at Washington University) some exciting studies he has been involved in. Read the rest of this entry »
October 16th, 2010 . by Tonya Zavasta
“Impossible!” some people challenge me: “You can’t live on so few calories.” But quite clearly, I do.
My Personal Experience
On average, one burns 750–850 calories in a 90-minute Bikram yoga class. Since I often take two classes a day, I may well burn 1500 calories a day just from yoga classes, before we begin counting up everything else. I consume approximately 1200 to 1400 calories daily, and my weight stays constant. This might seem impossible to a nutritional scientist. Some nutritionists would calculate that I must be wasting away. However, in the words of Mr. Churchill, “The rumors of my demise have been greatly exaggerated.” I’m not only living but also thriving on a calorie-restricted diet. Read the rest of this entry »
February 10th, 2010 . by Tonya Zavasta
I received this email recently:
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! Read the rest of this entry »
January 29th, 2010 . by Tonya Zavasta
It was a lump. Small—about the size of a soybean. I was a young Russian girl, about thirteen, when my breasts 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 doctor became very concerned about my lump. She kept insisting I repeat the test again and again. Then she suggested an ultrasound.
This was my first and last mammogram. Since I knew I’d be sent for re-testing again and again, after that first time, I avoided mammograms. My thinking: The lump had been there for years—even if the cancer were there, mightn’t all that vigorous squeezing only tend to spread it? Read the rest of this entry »
January 29th, 2009 . by Tonya Zavasta
Some people on the raw food diet express concern about consuming excess quantities of oxalic acid from sources such as spinach, swiss chard and beets. Read the rest of this entry »
December 13th, 2008 . by Tonya Zavasta
The myth is that it is virtually impossible to eat enough food to get all the nutrients the body needs on a daily basis, so taking multivitamin supplements is the healthy alternative for maintaining health and preventing disease. This idea is not true if you are on the raw food diet. Read the rest of this entry »
December 8th, 2008 . by Tonya Zavasta
Consuming more greens in our daily diets is one of the vital things we can do for our health. Yet many people find it hard to consume the quantity of green leafy vegetables they need each day, and those on raw foods diet are no exception.
Your answer is simple: green smoothies and puddings made in a top quality, purpose-made blender—one that has served me well is the Vita-Mix. Read the rest of this entry »
December 4th, 2008 . by Tonya Zavasta
Why Eat Raw? Why Quantum Eating? Read the rest of this entry »
October 29th, 2008 . by Tonya Zavasta
What People are Saying about Tonya Zavasta’s work Read the rest of this entry »