The meaning of the phrase "natural beauty" has been distorted in the modern age. The current use of the word is almost never associated with its true meaning. Natural beauty embodies authenticity, which is beyond human craft and human creativity.
The natural world is filled with beauty. It delights us with its magnificent colors and extraordinary designs. God's artistic taste and superior craftsmanship are manifested in spectacular sunsets and diminutive snowflakes. We experience nature and exclaim in adoration: "How great Thou art!" But what about our own image -the one we view in the mirror?
Most of us are not pleased with what we see. Why do plants and animals often display greater visual beauty than God's favorite creation - the human being? Ordinarily all flowers are beautiful and only a wilted flower looks abnormal. And yet humankind calls less than one percent of the adult population officially beautiful. Double chins, protruding stomachs, and sallow complexions are seen everywhere, even in young people.
The human body was created in the image of God, the Supreme Beauty. In Genesis 1:29 we read: "And God said, 'See, I have given you every herb that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food.'" God's original diet of raw fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds is the most suitable one for the human body. It is salubrious to the body's health and salutary to its beauty. The raw food diet is awesome; therefore I decided to call it the Rawsome diet. But when our actions are in opposition with nature, the results are different types of bodily ills, deformities and ugliness.
Eating cooked food leaves residues that the body cannot utilize and often results in disease. The body responds to everything that is not fully digested and properly eliminated as abnormal substance. The body will pocket it as far away from the vital organs as possible-on the peripheries-where it will invariably be reflected in one's outer appearance.
Most of us feel that our appearance lacks something. In reality, ugliness is more about excess than lack. Toxic accumulations in our bodies are responsible for stealing our health, youthfulness and attractiveness. Your beauty is likely buried alive under cushions of retained fluids, deposits of fat and layers of sick tissues. You must take action to revitalize it and your uncovered beauty will surprise and delight you.
Since there can be no natural beauty without eating 100% natural food, most of you have never seen the natural you. The ability to renew cells is built into the body, so the body alone can make you look more attractive. We were designed to bloom continuously and the raw food diet makes the most of this rejuvenating ability of our bodies. It restores the integrity of every cell and facilitates the optimal operation of every organ inside and out.
Only the body that is sustained on raw food will host natural beauty, or as I call it: rawsome beauty. Rawsome beauty is not one that is manufactured from the outside, but one that is cultivated from the inside by nutritionally charged food. The Rawsome Diet will clarify and refine your features and add delicacy to your face. The artistic ability of your body will amaze you. It will look as if a sculptor is chiseling your face and body. It's amazing how the fat deposits will disappear at the right spots. All excesses will be eliminated. Everything that is bumpy or lumpy will be smoothed or straightened. Everything that is dull will be illuminated. The features will be carved until a lovely face surfaces, and the skin will be polished until it glows.
Regular features are not essential for the whole effect to be seen as beautiful. You will marvel at how the Master Artist, working on your image, will make the most of your own features and bring balance to your entire face. Texture, hues, and shape will begin to cooperate harmoniously as perfection and imperfection become bound together into a genteel whole. Through revealing and accentuating what is good, this lifestyle will make the most of whatever goodness you already have and will open every avenue for more. It will bestow upon you an identity of your own and will make you uniquely beautiful.
Above is an excerpt from Tonya's book: "Your Right to Be Beautiful: Miracle of Raw Foods
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