"You speak to the girliness in me that I've buried under dirty laundry, piles of books and endless sea of toys! I truly feel the love in your emails and I love all the smooches and parsley kisses. I like feeling girly sometimes and I'm realizing too that it is okay to feel girly (: Or maybe a better term would be it feels good to feel like a Diva!"
"Your emails and publications are always so uplifting and cute, just for Divas! I am starting with a 10 day cleanse and I am going to try to be in control instead of my inner brat that always needs a treat for something. I am going to do my best toeat raw and a lot more green after my fast. I am going to do one day at a time approach. Thanks for your help and support. I know this is the right way to live and eat, I just have been waffeling between two worlds.2008 is my year of victory! Thanks again!"
This web page of yours is turning out to be fabulous !!!! I love it !!!! Makes me feel good everytime I go and check things out. You guys should be very proud of yourselves.
You guys deserve success !!!
Hello Raw Divas!
Great job, great site! I was pointed to your website in the class I taught last night in San Francisco, where 2 ladies are doing your detox program.
Keep up the great work helping our world by providing guidance, info, and by being radiant role models!
All the best,
I just love you guys. What a great book. I think you are beyond genius and beyond wonderful!
xoxoxoxo,~ Roe Gallo
The Raw Divas are amazing! You are the catalyst for fundamental change in my relationship with food. Thank you thank you thank you....
By me finding out about your program through a blog, you've gotten my wife so excited that she registered to get all the information on her own computer! This is the first time in a long time that my wife has been excited enough to do something healthy about her diet with me. We've been doing Tai Chi for a little over a year now, and hopefully this will be the 2nd great step toward a healthy life!
Your humility and openness...willingness to be aware, honest, and responsible is indicative of a highly evolved being. It's an honor to be a part of this group.
~ Vicki Craine
Why would a guy want to ever be associated with a bunch of "Raw Divas". Sorry, but sitting around a table, belching, drinking beer, and talking about sports, followed by consoling each other over the death of a friend while ignoring the fact that we're all eating the same foods as the dead guy, just isn't as exciting as spending time with people who are concerned about living!
The Raw Divas don't care who you are. They don't care about where you come from. They don't care about your race, color, creed, or sexual orientation. They're concerned about you being you, and living life to its fullest through a positive, and fun approach to eating combined with personal expansion. My wife and I did the 7 Day Detox, and had a wonderful time. Not only did we feel better, but it brought us closer together. We worked together in food prep, and making healthy choices. They provide a solid base through the 7 Day Detox for someone who is interested in living life to its fullest!
The enthusiasm of the divas is so refreshing. I didn't stop smiling for hours after their teleseminars. The Divas have developed a community which deserves to grow!
Attorney Robert S. Bush
Thought you should know, I think the material is very colourful and informative. The 7 Day Diva Detox booklet is great. I have to say I already knew all the information, but I like the way you put it together. It's simple and doable, which will make it easy for a lot of people.
I've been so busy making raw meals for clients and classes that I teach, that I forgot how simple it should be. Thanks for reminding me.
Take Care and Lots Of Love,
First and foremost, my sincere THANK YOU for all that you had encouraged me through during the 7 Day Detox program.
Just a little to share, it has been for sometime (approx 6 - 7 years) since I realized that my body, mind & soul identified with a need to change my lifestyle of eating. All these years, a few attempts were made for various styles that came my way…..not 100% raw though.
I first stumbled across 'Raw Eating' approx 3 - 4 months ago and I found & learnt some very interesting facts that could not leave my mind. I must say, I have been so convicted that this is the way to go but I procrastinated as to when should I take the first step, until I stumbled on your site. There has never been such a simple & easy to follow program, like how I found yours.
One of the marvels I received of which I'm so overwhelmed about, is the way in which you encourage the soul. Thank you for the timely, caring & loving words of encouragement. With my sensitive heart, it was really how you led me that has given me strength to sing through & of which I'm determined to stay on. You have no idea, how you made the difference in what I believed in.
I so want to encourage the divas to hang in there. Today I weighed 36 pounds less than when I started, I am so happy with my results. Thank you both again.
Blessings to you for all you are doing, please do not stop, you are helping to change lives.
I"m on day 4 and all seems to be going well. This is a very revealing exercise is how I relate to food. My journal has been dedicated to this topic ;)
The only thing I can share at this moment in terms of recipes, is that when i am blending a drink with kale or swiss chard, I like to throw in mint to just cut the overly "green" taste sometimes. It's really just a preference thing, because there are days that I just love that great earthy taste. Herbs like mint, parsley and coriander do the trick for me.
Lots of love to you.....you are amazing women, mothers, lovers and entrepreneurs!
I have had so many amazing things happen since I started the Detox that it's almost impossible to believe them myself...tinnitus gone, high blood pressure gone, high blood pressure meds (3 pills/day) down to 1/2 pill/day and soon to be gone, 12 pounds gone, rough, cracked heels gone, shoulder and knee injuries almost gone, depression almost gone. It has been a fantastic week and a half, that's for sure. These are problems I've had for years, and they just went away...so quickly (and at my age, too).
Thanks again for providing this Detox plan for all of us. I will always be grateful that you put me on the path to good health and gave me a road map so I could make it happen.
I just wanted to thank you for the awesome work you are doing to help us ladies out there. I am feeling great, and cant BELIEVE how great I'm feeling (and looking!!) after just a few days. I have cheekbones again!!! I know thats a weird thing to say, but as a German-Australian, I seem to put weight on my face first - its the first sign of toxicity for me. I feel amazing, and I've even noticed everything about me has become more regular and healthy. Its been really, really hard because I'm living in the South of Australia (Melbourne) for the first time, so I'm in Winter. I have a bloody awful flu that I cant shake, but I'm getting out there, pumping fruit and veg and pilates and swimming into my routine and even though my head's still foggy from being sick, I feel physically so much lighter! Its a blessing to have your support. Thankyou for doing what I should've done myself - you are both wonderful, angelic innovators!!!
Thank you again, you rock!!
Thank you lovely ladies,
I am on my fifth day and am rather proud of myself as I have never done a detox or anything like this before. It has gone well and thank you for all your wonderful support, it is truly a pleasure to be here.
Thank you, thank you thank you again,
Love and thoughts,
I loved sharing the detox experience. I felt amazing during that week and wasn't hungry which shocked me. Unfortunately I spent the following weekend with friends and had sugar overload which my body hated but it does show that a diet without sugar is far better for me.
First, I would just like to say BRAVO!!!! The 7 Day Detox literally changed my life. As I told you on the final call I lost 10 pounds...but that is not the kicker. I lost those 10 pounds during what would have been my PMS time. Usually I GAIN weight. Actually, I did not even realize I was PMSing because I did not have the usual symptoms. It sort of just snuck up on me, and that has not happened in years. I am not experiencing the debilitating tiredness either. I know without a doubt it is because of the detox.
After the detox I have continued to eat consciously. I know I will never go back to the way I was...I can't.
The "emotional eating" e-mail is fantastic. Everything you send out to all of us is fantastic! You're fantastic! I'm so excited to be doing the de-tox with 700 other women. There was a book in the 70's that was the "bible" of the women's movement for many of us; it's called "Sisterhood is Powerful". Fot the first time in a long time I'm feeling that same surge of group sisterhood energy that was so important to me back then. Wow! Divas Unite!!!
Amy & Tera:
First, thanks so much for the 7 Day Detox. I had been struggling with my diet for several months and had just about given up on going back on raw until your program came along. I'm back on, 100%!!! It's day 5 and already my skin is glowing, I'm sleeping better and I'm not obsessing about food. This is AMAZING.
I'm better able to focus on much more interesting and exciting things in my life now. Who wants to waste their time thinking about food and recuperating from overeating?! Not me! There is so much more to do in life and I'm going for it!
I was very excited to see that you were starting a Diva Raw Food site engineered by women for women. Not that it isn't important for men to eat live foods too but, women and men both have unique needs for their bodies. I always enjoy the understanding and kinship that you experience when women join energies together towards a common goal.
I am looking forward to the 7 Day Detox and the journey with both of you towards better choices for my body.
Blessings and best regards to you both!
I wanted to let you know how much my sprouts have sprouted and i'm enjoying them sooooooo much... so crunchy and yummy... they have helped immensley.
i have learned a lot from the detox, especially about reading my body. Thank you so much for sharring your love of raw foods with us. I plan to continue with your sampler of the 30 day program you offered and look forward to my continued progress of thinking with clarity, acknowleging my emotions and pausing to understand them, the productivity and use of my time, increased bowel movements, weight loss and more direction and purpose with my life
Thank you and best wishes for continued success and bringing on board all those of like thoughts.
GOOD MORNING!!! This may just be the morning air talking (hee hee) or the sound of the birds chirping that has me giddy...but I am so happy to have joined Raw divas!!! I mean what other site can give you so much information, reply faster than a speeding bullet to any and all of your questions, and allow you to continue on with an awesome program free of charge! I could run around the house stark naked and scare all my lizards (and furniture) if I was not still sore from the workouts this week!!! Thank you for everything! Love it...love it!!! Blessed be and Happy New Years!
~ Love Selina!!!
I'm so excited that you have started this community of women. Especially Raw women, as I have found it very difficult to be raw on my own.
Thank you so much. I knew when I "met" you through the Body Enlightenment program and spoke with you on the phone that we would continue to reconnect at just the right moments in life. You are a blessing to me and I am grateful.
With love and gratitude,
It's Jayna'. I would reccommend this detox for anyone who wants to get a control over their eating and anyone who wants a break from the "What to eat what to eat?"crisis.
On the 7 day detox, I conquered some emotional reasons behind why I eat, lost 4.5 pounds and gained tremendous energy. I overcame my huge dependence on fat in my 100% raw diet and realized that I have to work at keeping it out of my diet in such large quantities. I fell in love with just grabbing and eating fruits....green smoothies.....life itself.
If you are thinking of doing the detox...do it!!! YOU ARE WORTH IT!
My 7 day detox experience was wonderful! Even though I was a raw food eater for the past 2 years, I did not realize how unbalanced I was eating. I consumed way too much fat(avocados and nuts) and too much salt.
This detox program made me realize the importance of balance even on the raw food diet. Thank you very much! I would not have discovered this without you! Thank you for the support through your daily e-mails and the beginning and ending teleconference. I had fun!
Keep up the good work!
From your ever grateful friend,
Hi Tera ,
This detox week has truly been life changing for me. I considered myself a healthy eater, but I never felt good. I had back pain, sinus problems and never really had great energy. I cannot believe that after just one week I could feel so different. I have been walking everyday with no pain. My head just feels so clear. I have been sleeping through the night which I didn't do before, and I have been remembering my dreams every night. After feeling this great you do not want to go back to eating the wrong kinds of food. This was an amazing experience for me. What a wonderful program you have created. You have given everyone who tries it, the gift of good health. Thank you so much.
I am totally excited and can hardly believe I am doing this. I just wanted to also tell you, this is my time....I have wanted to do this for four years and it was the detox with everyone that did it! I cannot thank you enough. I feel wonderful and feel good about myself and my eating for the first time in my life, finally after 60 years, it is about time I think, but never too late. The weight is a bonus of course, but eating right...nothing can compare with how I feel. Thank you thank you thank you again!
Wishing you the best...
Thank you for these aids. I am very excited that I have the chance to participate, i was recently diagnosed with ms. I have notices already that my gait has improved and my balance as well. I am hoping that even after the 7 day detox the raw food diet will conitue to put the sympoms in remission.
Lot's happening in my life but being focused and eating with intention is a major shift for me. It has shifted the experience of eating food along with that of my family. Our relationship to food will never be the same. The food is alive and juicy as you divas would say :-).
I love your encouragement, and thanking all who contribute to the community (forum) is great as it puts it out there for others to join in!
I am loving this experience! I have my sister on board and it is amazing to see her, and even my teenage son, say "mom I want to eat raw, make me some too" . The cravings are still there for us now for the other foods but wow...speak about perfect timing...now we have the lastest newsletter! The Raw Divas rule!! You are awesome!
Thanks is a small word for all BIG things you are up to; you are touching the lives of many women & men :-).
Thank you SOOO much for creating the Raw Divas website!!! I had never found a website geared to us "divas," and it was so thoughtful of you to spend all of that extra time, labor, and money to create an arena for us "raw chicks" for FREE! (That shows you truly care!)
I'm excited about listening in the Body Enlightenment program tonight! By the way, I did great on the "detox," as I've been total raw food girl on the high fruit diet for over 2 months now! I could never go back! What's amazing is that this is the way I have always wanted to eat, but I didn't know if it was "healthy." (Quite comical, don't you think? :) Due to switching to raw food, I have completely overcome my hypoglycemia (praise the Lord!), as I could not even eat one piece of fruit without my blood sugar making me extremely dizzy.
Keep up the good work, and know that we appreciate you!
Long Island City
Thank you so much. I wanted to drop a quick note to say how glad I am for what you are doing! The detox has helped so much. The biggest thing is to bring me back into self control and really look at how much I had been eating and don't need to eat!
During my 7 days Diva Detox I certainly have come through with great joy & happiness and more so with a 'new' life to live.
There is just so much to express and talk about right now and I'm still overwhelmed with such a program for 'excellent health'.
I continue to desire staying on 'Raw' & have so far been on 100% with exciting new energy. Thank you to all your contribution of encouragement & God bless abundantly.
I have to tell you my wee story: My sister led me to your site (thank you Jill!) and I quickly signed up for the 7-day detox. To be honest, I'm a pretty spontaneous person anyway...and I didn't even know if I would be able to follow through but I HAVE DONE IT!
Today is my 5th day of completely raw (I did have a bit of olive oil and balsamic vinegar on my salad Monday night) and I can't tell you how amazing I feel and look.
I know it's not all about the weight issue but I have lost 8# so far (and for me that is fabulous, because I have about 22 more to lose and KNOW if I continue on ...I will do it!)
I also have glowing skin...
I can't believe how many "insights" and "enlightenments" I am having...
I am ACTUALLY able to identify between CRAVINGS and HUNGER and that is a miracle in itself!
I have amazing energy
...and I am so happy! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! for this opportunity!!!!
P.S. I absolutely love your site and all the beautiful literature you put out Over the past week, I've been to numerous RAW sites and I still love yours the best! The forum ROCKS!
Hello lovely Raw Divas
Well much to my surprise I lasted the 7 days!! Quite a feat when you are eating different food from your children and they are eating everything you used to! It has been tough to keep raw on the coldest week in about 30 yrs in Sydney!!
I want to thank you for such a great program! I will not be moving totally to raw foods eating 100% but I will be have 2 meals raw, 1 cooked as a way of living more healthily and with more energy from now on. Thank you for the assistance and inspiration.
I wish you and your business the very best.
Thank you so much for the 7-day detox, it was great, and for me it was not so difficult to do. I've done fasts before, (one was a week-long veggie/juice juice fast), so I knew that I would not have too difficult of a time. I've been a vegetarian for a long time too, so going without animal products was not a problem.
I have become very much interested in the raw food regime, and have been able to be raw for most of the day, but dinner time was always the hard part for me. The 7-day detox has encouraged me and made me feel confident that I can do it if I try, and try I will, although my goal is not to be 100% raw, since I believe that some cooked food (such as a baked sweet potato) in the evening along with a large salad is actually beneficial.
Knowing that the support is there if I should need it is comforting. Thank you for all you do, and good luck to you in this exciting adventure you have started.
Start grinning Divas!!!
Both Bob and I are doing great since the detox. We have been eating raw foods, and Bob is making a few dehydrated raw items, also... like Onion "Bread" and Raw Corn Tortillas. He also made an awesome raw Eggless Egg Salad which was good added in with the veggies in the sandwiches and wraps. We are, of course still eating lots of fresh fruits and big fluffy green salads and green smoothies!!! I have had a frozen dinner since the detox... but I did not enjoy it. I did enjoy going out to my favorite restaurant (Vietnamese) the other day with my in-laws, but I do have to admit, I can FEEL the difference between eating dead and live foods, now! Bob has been 100% raw since the detox as far as I know!!!
Thanks for your support!!!
~ Keely Bush
Hi -- I'm doing great on the detox, feeling fine. Thanks -- and your detox program is great. I'm really feeling the difference with no fats or oils, clearly i have been overdoing them. Food has been tasting AMAZING since the fast...salad dressings with oils really mask the natural flavors of the food.
~ Regan Brown
I am LOVING the detox so far. Although I am 100% raw and have been, this is just what I needed. I needed the break from fat. After the water fast...watermelon never tasted so good!!!!!!!!!!!
~ Detox Diva Jayna'
P.S. I feel amazing
The Body Enlightenment program has been a fantastic 30 days of scrumptious raw eating and living.
Who would have thought that in only 30 days I would have:
- Dropped a dress size
- Gone from struggling to run 2 km to running 5 km with ease
- Softer, shining hair and skin
- Bright sparkling eyes
- Full of energy
- Lost my cravings for chocolate
- Increased my productivity
- Achieved goals that had been put on the back burner
- Learnt what foods give me energy and which ones slow me down
With all the tools and support provided this program is a great way to get started or reassess your raw food diet. The program is full of delicious menu's and recipes, a fitness tracker to motivate you into daily exercise, a daily planner to help you set and achieve your goals and review your progress, the on-line forum to get invaluable support and advice from other's on the program and your own buddy to share your experiences with throughout the program and beyond.
Thank you for putting together such a well organised and motivating program.
I want to tell you that I am looking good. This has encouraged me to go on until I reach my goal weight and to have raw foods as a lifestyle. At this point I am craving a plate of steam vegetables with a baked potato with a little soy sauce, and a small piece of broil fish.
This program has proven to me that being over 40 yrs. and menopausal is not a death sentence, and you are not domed to carry around excess weight. I have a 32 year old son, and recently someone quessed my age at 32-36yrs. I think that I look about 42. Instead of getting older, I feel like I'm "younging" Thank you so much. I love you so much. XOX
~ Shirley Barnett (Mama Diva)
I can't tell you how grateful I am for this program. I am feeling better than ever...more in control, more confident, trim, healthy, more in tune with Spirit, vibrant, etc... At times I get a little doubtful (can I do this for life? is this really worth it... etc) but I know it's wonderful for my mind, body, and spirit and I don't have the digestive issues and obsession with food when I am eating raw.
I really appreciate your gentle approach and reminding us that this is for life and that it's okay to have what our bodies feel they need at the time. I am really tuning into myself on a deeper level and just loving it!!!
I have also like the simplicity of the food. When I started going RAW last January, I went right into gourmet food preparing. I felt I needed to back up and get into the basics first. I have had raw dinner parties and had people over to teach them some raw food prep, but felt so many were wanting help from me and I was still wanting to get some support and mentoring for myself first.
I could go on and on...the RAW journey continues to lead me down wonderful paths. BES has been my Golden Road!!! Lots of sun and flowers along the way!!!
You are a gift!!!
I just wanted to say that I feel fabulous after following the Green Smoothie Challenge. THANK YOU!!! I have invented my own recipes along the way,and followed some of yours too so that I could try combinations that I wouldn't usually be drawn to.
Today's Green elixer was devine. I just threw it together with what I had in the kitchen, plus added a little lemon with the skin for extra ZING !! The remaining ingredients were 1 cup water, 2 bananas, 1/2 mango, 2 kiwifruit, bundles and bundles of parsley (plus a pinch of kelp powder and a dash of celtic sea salt). Sublime :-) mmmmm
Thanks again for a great experience !!! Look forward to more Green experiences with the Divas!
Today I tried my first green smoothie. I'm staying with a friend and don't have a good blender, so I juiced the greens (celery, parsley, alfalfa & radish sprouts) then put the juice into my friend's blender with 6 very ripe small bananas, raw honey (from Byron Bay - yummy!), and a few drops of vanilla. It was a tad bitter due to the concentrated parsley, however I really enjoyed it.
My skin is just so soft that I can't believe it, and tell other people to feel how soft my arms are! lol I've had fibromyalgia for quite a few years and one of my symptoms was 'sore skin'. I couldn't bear to have people touching me. I'm absolutely overjoyed that my skin is no longer sore.
~ Veronica (Qld, Australia)
I LOVE your smoothie container!!!!!!!
My husband and I are doing the 3-day green smoothie challenge. I made his lunch smoothie and put it in the fridge in a pitcher (he works from home).the jugs I then made mine, and thought no way is that whole blender full of thick, green smoothie going to fit in that container. I started to feel irritated, wondering what I could put the remaining smoothie in, and feeling annoyed that I was going to have to take two containers or leave part at home. And then I began filling the container, and my wonderment grew as more and more smoothie fit—until every last drop was in there! Brilliant!!! Now I have a lovely, compact, practical way to transport my smoothie to and from work. Much better than my old system of bringing a big, ugly pitcher that was in danger of spilling in the car if I didn't wedge it in properly.
Whoever designed that thing—good job! I'd like to buy a few more . . ."
"I LOVE [the green smoothie jug]. It's sooo easy to clean, it doesn't leak, and it's so pretty!
I take a back pack to work with 3 bottles. 1 is blended fruit for breakfast, lunch blended fruit and greens, and the last is a water bottle. I came across a good plastic bottle with a sipper included so it works great just could hold more. I use a fat straw with my Diva jug and when I'm done I just fold the straw over and close the top. I got it going on girlfriend!!
Do you send these (Notes from the Diva) out with special messages for each person or is it a group mailing, because every time I get one, it is EXACTLY what I need to hear at the moment!
*Please note that some testimonials have been edited for grammar, spelling, length or extraneous details.