Divine Food for Divine
Excerpted from the book “Your Right
to Be Beautiful: How to Halt the Train of Aging and Meet the
Most Beautiful You” by Tonya Zavasta. The book is available
The phrase "natural beauty" has been
abused and misused beyond restoration. The modern use is almost
never associated with its true meaning. Someone said there
should be a portrait of a healthy person in a museum so people
would know what they are talking about. If we don’t know what
a healthy person looks like, how do we know what natural beauty
In our unnatural world, the word "natural"
no longer means without effort, at least not in the realm
of obtaining your best look. One thing is a must in defining
natural beauty: its achievement must not involve any sacrifice
of health. None, period. If health is compromised in any way
beauty is not natural.
Our body was created in the image of
God, the Supreme Beauty. When our actions are in opposition
to nature, the results are different types of bodily ills,
deformities, and ugliness. Since there can be no natural beauty
without eating 100 percent natural food, most of you have
never seen the natural you.
There is an urgent need for another
word. The contemporary meaning of natural is too far from
the divine. I suggest filling this void with "rawsome", a
new word circulating in the raw food community. It is a combination
of two words:" raw" and "awesome" with the meaning being something
between natural and divine. The diet of raw fruits, vegetables,
nuts and seeds also needs to be renamed. I have often been
told that the phrase “the raw food diet”, sounds like eating
raw meat, particularly sushi, which is misleading. The raw
food diet is so awesome that it should be called the very
name it inspired- the Rawsome Diet.
Most of us feel our appearance lacks
something. In reality, ugliness is more about excess. Toxic
accumulations in our bodies are responsible for stealing our
health and attractiveness. Beauty lies latent under cushions
of retained fluids, deposits of fat, and sick tissues. Your
beauty is buried alive, but in most cases it can be revived
in a version that will be satisfactory to you. You must take
immediate action to revitalize it. When you do, your uncovered
beauty will surprise and delight you.
Eating cooked food will leave residues
the body cannot utilize, and they will be deposited in places
our Creator never intended. Everything not fully digested
and properly eliminated, the body will treat as an abnormal
substance. It will pocket these toxins as far away from the
vital organs as possible--on the peripheries of the body--where
it will invariably be reflected in our outward appearance.
If the body cannot use it inside, it will deposit it on the
outside. Nutrients from the food you eat spiral upward to
the epidermis, and their quality will determine whether you
will have a glowing clear complexion or skin spotted with
growths, such as moles and skin sores.
Some physical characteristics of our
face and body we cannot change--they were determined prior
to our birth. But the consumption of the raw plant diet as
an adult will make a difference in the texture of skin and
hair, the health of nails, weight and complexion. All of these
traits and more are determined by daily choices, with food
being one of the most important and, luckily, the one we can
The Rawsome diet is the most suitable
one for human physiology. It is salubrious to the body’s health
and salutary to its beauty. The ability to renew cells is
built into your body, and the body itself is capable of making
you look more attractive. After all, we were designed to bloom
continuously as old cells get replaced by new ones. The Rawsome
diet makes the most of this rejuvenating ability of our bodies.
Rawsome beauty is not manufactured from
the outside but cultivated from the inside by nutritionally
charged food. Whole raw food restores the integrity of every
cell and facilitates the optimal operation of every organ
inside and out. The body, having been awakened by the improved
diet, in its wisdom, will reach out to the places where health
was lacking, and you will gradually see your beauty surfacing.
The Rawsome diet will eliminate all the toxins on a deeper
level and bring amazing changes to your appearance.
Only the body sustained on raw food
will host natural beauty, or should we say Rawsome beauty.
The landscape of the body will change. The surface of the
skin will become soft and smooth but still firm and supple.
Visible pores will diminish. A sallow skin with a yellow pallor
will turn into a porcelain-like complexion. The whites of
eyes, once red, will become bright with a bluish tinge. As
natural collagen production improves, it will fill in the
places where it is needed as in hollow cheeks. Raw food eating
will clarify and refine your features and bring delicacy to
On the Rawsome Diet, you will marvel
at how the Master Artist will make the most of your individual
features and bring balance to the entire face. Texture, hues,
and shape will be harmoniously arranged into a genteel whole.
Perfection and imperfection will be tied together into a unique
original version of beauty.
Each time I see a woman, I study her
appearance, and I see not just the way she looks but the way
she could look. What I see is how far her image falls short
of her potential beauty. I perceive her beauty as it would
stand out after the body has cleansed itself from toxins and
From age 15 until recently, I wore my
hair permed, only to discover at 45 that straight hair in
my natural color was the best possible frame for my face.
Did my preference change? Not at all. My face did. So let
me give you a hint, if you need a camouflaging hairdo, you
are not looking your best. The changes in your face brought
about by raw foods will bring the freedom to arrange your
hair in any way you want. When your peer group is thinking:
“I am losing my looks”, you will be finding yours. At 45,
I enjoy looking in the mirror while before I detested my reflection.
As the cleansing initiated by this diet
is completed, you will be very pleased to see how you were
meant to look. Your body will exhibit beauty and dignity.
You will become satisfied, even fascinated, with your appearance.
When you look your very best, you look perfect, in a sense
that you are as close to the divine image for yourself as
you could ever be. You accept yourself completely. Natural
beauty is above conformity; it doesn’t demand to be accepted
by the dictates of the beauty norm.
People who have been on the raw food
lifestyle for several years begin to have a glow, the kind
not often seen in middle-aged people. Optimal health is recognized
by an emerging radiance. Glow is hard to fake because it is
internal. It comes from an abundance of clear, pink, almost
transparent cells that light up the face. Only superior blood
circulation can bring this transfiguring glow. Several years
on the raw food diet will make you look as though you just
stepped out of a painting by Renoir--the impressionist best
known for his preoccupation with light.
I have come to believe if you do not
embrace the 100 percent raw food diet, you will never meet
The Most Beautiful You. The best proof that the Rawsome diet
is optimal for the body is it makes you beautiful. Slim face,
slender waist, and clear skin with smooth coloration-these
subtle changes will convince you the raw plant diet is the
best for good health and graceful beauty. No woman knows her
true beauty until she cleanses her body completely of all
You can say there are people who are
beautiful, and they are not on this diet. That is true. It
is hard to believe, but even they haven't seen the best of
themselves. Dissatisfaction with one’s appearance arises not
from perceiving our bodies inaccurately but because subconsciously
we are aware we haven’t achieved our optimal look. The Rawsome
diet gives a feeling of authenticity, an assurance we have
become what we were meant to be.
Raw food not only corrects beauty’s
shortcomings but also lifts the limitations of one’s spirit
and releases strains and tensions in both your mind and body.
People on the raw food diet have an aura about them, a transcendent
nobility and complacent dignity. Sickness is goodness lost,
and our unhappiness is a longing for goodness. One takes in
the goodness in the form of fresh fruits and vegetables and
feels its purifying process on the inside. Goodness in one’s
food summons up goodness in one’s appearance and character.
Do you think it is hard to follow this
life style? Women have done so many outrageous and dangerous
things to themselves in the pursuit of beauty, I believe they
should at least try the Rawsome lifestyle, which promises
to transform them into beautiful people. What a woman won’t
do for health, she will do for beauty. This is the first time
beauty asks no sacrifice from health.
About the Author:
Tonya Zavasta is the author of the book
“Your Right to Be Beautiful: How to Halt the Train of Aging
and Meet the Most Beautiful You” and of the soon to be published
its sequel “Beautiful on Raw”. In these books Tonya comes
across as an ambassador for plain looking women in their quest
for physical beauty. Tonya knows firsthand what it is to be
humiliated, face adversity and meet the complex obstacles
of daily living with a congenital disability. Facing several
reconstructive hip surgeries to enable her to walk, she sought
a way to offset the devastating effects of anesthetics on
her health and appearance. She became more and more convinced
that the solution to her quest for health and beauty was to
be found in the raw food lifestyle or the Rawsome Diet as
she calls it. The Rawsome Diet not only helped her to sail
courageously through troublesome times, brought her general
health and appearance to an all time best, but also opened
a new chapter of her life. Firmly believing that the roots
of under-performing and under-achieving lie in feeling and
looking less than your personal best, she is on a mission:
she wants every woman to look and feel beautiful. Tonya is
convinced that by eating as God intended everyone can look
uniquely beautiful as God envisioned. To learn more about
how you can uncover your Rawsome beauty, visit: www.beautifulonraw.com
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