“I feel so grateful for this program. I feel ‘enlightened,’ more energized, happier (I think people don’t fully realize that what they eat can affect their moods), and finally, for the first time in my life, I feel a greater sense of control regarding my eating habits. I’ve also experienced tremendous improvement with my asthmatic/allergy condition. I am no longer dependent on asthma medication. I am able to run five miles per day and have recently completed a half marathon! Like many others, I’ve been a yo-yo dieter. Bottom line: I feel so much more alive. Thank you, Natalia.”
– Danielle Reda
“I am so exited to be able to offer Natalia’s extraordinary health and weight loss program at Radu Physical Culture. I highly recommend the program to anyone who has ever struggled with their weight or their health. It’s both an education and a really fun journey. Once you go on this journey with her, your perception of food will be changed forever and you will never look back!”
– Radu, founder of the Radu Physical Culture gym in New York City
“It has been two and a half months since I’ve been working with Natalia and I have lost a total of 30 pounds and I’m continuing to lose more weight. But for the first time in my life I am really happy with my weight and myself. This is how I want to eat for the rest of my life. I feel like a new being has emerged! I never dreamed that my body would ever look and feel this healthy. I introduced my family to Natalia’s program so all of us can benefit from a healthy lifestyle. Natalia, I want to thank you again for changing my life and finally helping me win the battle.”
– Elena Critean
“I’ve lost 20 pounds and my skin looks much younger!”
– Lesley Koustaff
“After only two weeks I was delighted to notice I had lost seven pounds. I also couldn’t believe how much clearer and youthful looking my skin had become. My mood swings have all vanished completely.”
– Alan Stiles
“In addition to losing all my excess weight, I’ve noticed a tremendous improvement in my skin tone and complexion. I have more energy than when I was ten years younger and I sleep more soundly.”
– Marie Firneo
“My overall well-being has drastically improved and I feel much more energetic and stronger. I feel like my senses have awakened again. My greatest joy is that my children love to eat a fair amount of raw meals in their diet as well. When I prepare a salad with one of Natalia’s delicious dressings, my 3-year-old daughter always demands a large bowl for herself (and gobbles it all up). And since my children got introduced to the homemade raw ice cream, they can actually pass the ice cream man on the street without tantrums.”
– Birgit Juen
“I love what Natalia has done for my daughter. I was worried about her growing into an overweight teenager, and now, after working with Natalia, she is at a perfect weight for her height and age.”
– Sara Tirschwell
“I am doing great! I was between a size 14 and a size 12 when I started, and in just 3 weeks I’m fitting into size 10 jeans, and according to the scale, I’ve lost 10 pounds (and that was with clothes on!). My stomach is so much better!!!!”
– Jennifer Abrahmson
“I started this eating program four years ago. I lost 20 pounds and maintain the weight loss. My energy level has increased greatly and I have fewer common colds and infections.”
– W. Jacobs
“I started eating according to Natalia’s principles four years ago to lose weight, improve my overall health, and expand my nutritional knowledge. Natalia helped me tremendously–I surpassed my goals. My vitality has heightened immensely and my hair and skin are noticeably more radiant.”
– S. Jacobs
“I came to Natalia’s detox program overweight and unhealthy. I quickly learned a whole new way of thinking about eating that would offer me truly optimum health. Not only did I immediately lose 10 pounds (I’m still losing), but I feel so much more energetic and fulfilled. The best thing of all is that I feel like me again; feeling great about my body has made me the social being I was before I put on the extra weight. There’s a lot of freedom in being as beautiful as you can be, inside and out. Thank you, Natalia, for your passion for really helping people, and for believing in me.”
– Jaqueline Vittini
“After only a month on Natalia’s Program, I had lost 12 pounds, my spare tire started to vanish, and my belt was buckling three holes smaller than before. Apart from the weight loss, it has been very liberating to be eating so many natural, unprocessed foods and to be more in control of what goes in my body. I have not once suffered from hunger pangs or boredom with food choices on this diet–there is always a tasty, healthful option available when you need it. Who needs processed sugar once you discover raw honey!?”
– Joe Hrbek
“I’ve only been reading Natalia’s Raw Food Detox Diet for about three weeks. I was hooked the day I got the book and have read about 70% already. I am so thankful I ordered this. I love her humor and style. She offers common sense approaches that are attainable for everyday people with busy lives. Just by cutting out processed foods, bleached foods, and cow dairy alone, I have stopped retaining water and dropped about two pants sizes. People keep saying ‘you’ve lost weight!’ I was never overweight to begin with, maybe 10 pounds, if that. I don’t get bloating after meals now either, and another benefit is increased regularity too. My midsection is nice and slim again and my body does feel more toned. I have been too busy to exercise lately so these changes have been solely from applying some of the principals from this book! I’m getting the hang of the food combining but am not doing it perfectly yet. I am about a level 3, maybe even closer to a 2 now. The most amazing thing about making these changes (and I think this happens to most people) is I do not crave junk food anymore! No desire to eat it whatsoever. I crave good healthy food now! I know that might sound crazy to some people. Once you are starting to cleanse and put wholesome things in your body, you become more conscious of what you’re putting in your mouth! Something definitely changes in you, mentally and physically, all for the better.”
– Kim Hatzell
Hello Everyone! In the interest of time and inspiration, I am just posting a medley of new quotes that have come through from the last few months via e-mail. It takes way too long to get everyone’s approval, so I just omitted the names. I hope you’ll be inspired to know how well the detox lifestyle is working for everyone!
“I have both your books, The Raw Food Detox Diet and Raw Food Life Force Energy, and I am so happy that someone like you has finally put into words what has been needed to have been said for so long! Yes, others have been touting raw for some time, but your method is different, and I’m glad. I’m also happy to have read that you do not approve of peanuts and soy nuts on this diet; I gave up peanut butter, on my own instinct, in 8th grade, and am sorry when I do have some on occasion. My husband introduced me to soy nuts and they immediately hurt my stomach, but I didn’t know why, as did soy ice cream. Now I know it’s the most mucus-forming food on the planet, thanks to you. I just purchased a juicer and am beyond excited to make my Green Lemonade and every other elixer!! Those sound soooo refreshing and wonderful; they make me look forward to the day! This summer was ultra-hot in Chicago, and every day I walked a mile or so to the ONE healthfood store that makes true vegetable juices, and that was my salvation. Forget Jamba Juice. Well, thanks for your time and forging the way for all humanity and our health!! I celebrated my 33rd birthday on August 3rd, and the juicer is my gift to me, from me, and I think it’s probably the best thing I could’ve done for myself. I have a 17-month-old girl, and this takes care of figuring out how and when to eat while chasing after her!”
“I wanted to send you a note of gratitude. I love the raw food life and live it as my base for eating. It feels so right. To feel and see the difference is amazing. . . . Where it’s still a little tricky, is when going out to somebody’s house for dinner, I try to be as open and as gentle as possible and sometimes eat food I normally wouldn’t, but at least I now have the tools to get back on track fast.”
“I just wanted to say thank you so much, well, not only for EVERYTHING you’ve written, but for introducing me to Alta Dena goat cheese! Wooohoo! I’m a happy camper now! lol.”
“Thank you for developing this great diet. It was just what I needed. I have just had two children very close together, and was tired and had a hard time sheddding those last punds. Your diet has been great. I love it, and will continue to follow it for a long time to come. I drink about 40 oz of green lemonade each day, and really like it.”
“I would just like to thank you for your trememdous book…you have turned raw food-ism on its head…and I thank you for your wisdom….”
“Thanks so much, Natalia! I just bought your book on life force energy and it is blowing me away. You have officially become my guiding light back to health. My husband and I are both very overweight and we tried to go 100% raw there for about a month and both of us were gaining large amounts of weight! We were eating tons of nuts and “nut loafs” and “nut burgers,” etc. I am feeling thinner already after even two days!!! I am LOVING all the veggies, the raw veggie juices, and salads, and I am eating so much more GREEN (so much more than when I was eating 100% raw, isn’t that ironic?). Anyway, THANKS SO MUCH!”
“I have your book (The Raw Food Detox Diet) and I’m lovin it. I can’t put it down since I bought it Sunday night of this week. I know it will benefit myself and my family and I have already started eating this way as of this week.”
“I bought your book and began eating at level 5 about 10 days ago. Even though I think of myself as a healthy eater, I am 53, about 10 lbs. overweight, and have had some health issues like moderate high b/p and many years of eating animal foods. (Plus I have tried stints on the Atkins and South Beach Diets, which are horribly constipating.) I’m taking the blended salad approach and this seems to be helping a lot in getting the bowels moving. It’s been interesting so far….I’ve lost about 6 lbs. and feel my breathing is much clearer. I’m still reading through the book and have more to learn. I feel hopeful about improving my health and feeling better.”
“I just want to tell you that I love your book, Raw Food Life Force Energy. I have had digestive problems all my life (I am a 29-year-old female, mother of 13-month-old twins). I havn’t done the 21-day detox but have followed the basic principles of food combining and juicing and have been very pleased with the results.”
“First off, I would like to say that I love your book! The Green Lemonade is the best, too!”
“I love your book, The Raw Food Detox Diet! It is well done and easy to follow. I am addicted to the simple detox pizza! Thank you for your help and guidance.”
“You are my hero. I have read your first two books and immediately adapted your diet at a level 2. I mean, is there any other way once you have been given the appropriate knowledge? Thank you for sharing your knowledge, and I can only hope to pass it along to everyone I know!”
“Love your book! Raw Food Detox Diet…I have been looking for something like this. It really speaks to my body. Having read and tried raw, vegan, food combining, etc., this is the first book that seemed do-able for my family situation and not ‘fanatical.’ You have simplified and explained so many things I did not understand. Thank you! Thank you for the work you are doing to help people detox their bodies and eat better.”
“Wow! have you helped to change my life! I randomly stumbled upon your first book at a friend’s house…from the moment I opened it, I was so hooked. This was exactly what I needed to take my healthy ways to the next level! I truly owe you a ton of thanks! Now, having purchased your second book…I am in heaven!”
“I could go on and on about my experience and my transformation. Thanks so much!”
“I have The Raw Food Detox Diet and have been reading through Raw Food Life Force Energy. In all honesty, I am not sure which I like better. Your books (as well as a couple of others) have helped me greatly. I have been raw for about 6 weeks. According to the analysis in the book, I was around a level 3 to start. I jumped in at about level 4 and I have been close to 90% raw after just a few days. The transition was simple and just clicked. I had a few issues in the beginning because I wasn’t understanding all the food combining stuff completely but now I get it VERY WELL. Thank you for your great insight and inspiration.”
“First of all, I would like to thank you for introducing me to this lifestyle and showing me the way to a truly healthy and energetic body! I have been following your program for about six months now, I have found a lot of contrasting literature and opinions on fasting, so I really appreciate your advice and guidance. I have really enjoyed reading both of your books, and look forward to your next publication!”
“The Raw Carrot Renew is truly one of the most delicious-tasting recipes that I have ever tasted!”
– Medley of Testimonials – Fall ’07
I have been following your program as closely as possible for about 7 months now. Although I am far from my goal of Level 2, I am already seeing great results. My reason for writing is first and foremost to thank you so very much. I just got my cholesterol blood work back and it is all within normal ranges. Last time I had blood work done, my doctor strongly suggested getting on medication because although I ate well before starting your program and my weight is normal, my numbers were dangerously high. The doctor told me that medication was designed for people just like me for whom dieting alone would not make a difference since I eat better than most people coming in his office. He said it’s just hereditary in my case and I have no choice but to go on medication. He also said not to bother using diet alone because it’s highly unusual for cholesterol to go down in a big way without medication. That is when I started my search for an ideal diet. For many years now I thought I was eating great, but when I analyzed my past eating habits, I realized that it was far from ideal. I ate out a lot with my husband and ate regular non-raw sweets when I went out and cheated a lot on my regular diet and then exercised frantically to keep my weight down. When I saw my great blood-work numbers, I was sold. I decided that’s it–I found the answer. Now I want to go all the way with this. Your program is the easiest eating program I have ever been on and so much fun. Although I don’t exercise as much any more, I have finally lost those last stubborn 7 or 8 pounds that I’ve been battling with for years and years.
The food is incredibly delicious, and finally, no more guilt over having a raw dessert after meals. I love, love, love the Suddenly St. Tropez, and the Sun-dried Summer Slimmer has eliminated my desire for pizza. I haven’t had one recipe from both of your books that I didn’t absolutely love.
Natalia, I thank you with all my heart for the service that you so generously give us. This is the greatest discovery ever.
– Isa Cruz
Dear Natalia Rose,
Last September I moved back to the US after having lived in France for over 20 years. I had a wonderful, but very high-powered, stressful lifestyle. As part of my transition to NYC, I had been looking to improve my health through diet and exercise. I read all your books, amongst others.
I have always had “gut” issues. Therefore I was particularly interested in what you had to say. I adopted many of your dietary suggestions and have been doing colonics at LYT on a weekly basis. This lead to the discovery that I had a very invasive parasite (now gone).
I take this all as a process. I used to love Michelin-starred restaurants, etc. As much as I still enjoy good food, I am mostly disappointed in these restaurants. Meanwhile, I love the food at Pure Food and Wine, joined a CSA, etc.
As my son will be at camp in July, it is an ideal time for me to do a fast. Therefore, I was glad to read your blog, because I wasn’t completely comfortable with taking on a fast which excluded most nutrients.
In Paris I have several close friends with whom I would normally discuss my ideas and thoughts. I sincerely thank you for being a knowing and sincere source of information during my transition. I hope one day soon I may consult with you in person.
Until then, I wish you “bonne continuation.”
– Kristine Kuolt
First: Let me thank you for your dedication and your wonderful blog.
I bought your book: Raw Food Life Force Energy.
At the end you encourage us–your readers–to write to you our healing stories and questions.
I stumbled on your blog in a total life crisis. ( I am 32.) I was sick, depressed, my financial and social life was at its worst.
I started to change my life via your blog and the book I bought.
That was 4 weeks ago. The depression is gone. I look and feel like a teenager and my relationships and financial problems are healing. Thank you. You saved my life!
Thank you for your dedication. You are truly fulfilling your life mission.
You are radiating a glow of life energy, it is clear to see in your photos.
I would first just like to say that I am so thankful I have come across your work! I don’t think my eating can ever go back to quite being the same with the new knowledge I’ve gained, which is so cool to me, so thank you. Everything I have learned thus far makes so much sense, and that elimination truly is the key to success with any diet or detox, and I think that is the part so many people miss. So I feel privileged to be one of the people who know now! I’m telling you, I have personally taken on a new passion for this after just reading Detox 4 Women! I have been talking about it non-stop to people. I would love to come to one of your seminars sometime to learn how to teach this to others in an effective manner, because I totally believe in it!
Thank you again, and keep up the great work!
– Jovyel Ziegler