My Comments: I have been a fan, follower and friend of Tonya Zavasta, for more then 10 years, and remember reading on her site, when she was still doing lectures and was looking for volunteers to arrange events for her. I scheduled Tonya at a number of locations in Southern California and they were well received and successful.
I have read most of Tonya’s books and have used quite a few of her products over the years. She is always innovating and on the cutting edge with what is best and does not compromise when it comes to the best ingredients and that they are completely natural, with no chemicals, fillers or additives.
Tonya Zavasta, is The Real Deal! She has worked very hard on overcoming her own personal/physical challenges (which you can read about in her books) and that was a “springboard” to her discovery of the power of raw food for exceptional health, as well as other things like hot yoga, dry fasting, caloric restriction, etc.
Tonya has researched extensively in the fields of raw food, beauty and anti-aging to discover what works best for optimal health. There are no gimmicks, pills, powders, potions or magic bullet that will do the trick! It takes dedication, devotion, persistence, perseverance and consistency. Tonya, exemplifies this in every way possible and when you view the picture of her at 57 in the banner ad in the upper right hand side, you will see the proof for yourself (this is a real photo and not photo shop and she does not use any unnatural procedures like plastic surgery to achieve her results).
I admit, that I am not in any way, at the level she is, but I do my best and she is a great role model for all those who think that youthfulness is not possible when you are nearing 60 years of age. Tonya has proved everyone wrong!
Please make sure to read this to the end, as there is a special discount offered when you purchase any of Tonya’s products and is available for a limited time only!
For the twenty-eighth interview, an exclusive, I have the immense pleasure of introducing you to Tonya Zavasta: Raw Food & Natural Beauty Advocate and Anti-Aging Expert, in business since 2002-2003.
Question #1: Tell me briefly about yourself and why you decided to get involved in the “health” industry?
I don’t think I ever made a decision, as such. Early on, it was simply about resolving my own issues. I was then facing some pretty heavy-duty surgery to fix congenital hip problems. I stumbled upon the raw foods message through the Paul Bragg’s book, Miracle of Fasting. And I knew this was the way for me—no looking back. The results astounded me. My health issues went away. My looks improved dramatically. I just couldn’t keep my discoveries for myself. I had to share my “secrets” of health and beauty with the world. That’s how I came to write my first book, Your Right to be Beautiful: The Miracle of Raw Foods.. I started a raw foods group in Memphis which I was leading for three years. Invitations to speak began coming in. Before I knew it, I was traveling with lectures and spreading the raw food message.
Question #2: What one message do you want to share with the people of this world that is crucial for their ultimate well-being and longevity?
Big question! Surely you’ll let me have two answers, won’t you?
First…It simply doesn’t work to cajole, beg, nag, or manipulate others to eat better and exercise. The best thing you can do for others—take care of your own health and happiness.
Be an example, an inspiration. Reflect others’ own goodness back to them. Show them, in yourself, what they can achieve with what they already have.
Second, quantum physics implies we create our own reality via our own thoughts, expectations, and beliefs. So it’s important to spread the message of longevity, youthfulness, and superb health. You can’t singlehandedly win the day—you need others to believe with you.
Another starling implication of quantum mechanics is that separability (between things, people…) is an illusion. So… we’re all connected. And what happens to each of us affects the rest of us. We rise and fall, fail and succeed, together. So you cannot be prosperous without wishing prosperity for others, you cannot be healthy without sharing the secrets of well-being with others, and you cannot get love without giving love to others.
Questions #3: If someone could afford to purchase only one product at this moment to start their journey towards better health (food or health-related), what would you recommend and why?
When I embarked on my 100% raw journey, I had high expectations. I daresay my health expectations were fulfilled in even greater degree than I expected. But beauty-wise, perhaps only 80%.
Eating predominantly (or exclusively) raw foods is very beneficial for your looks. But it’s not enough. That is the reason for my beauty products.
We need to take care of our skin externally. A daily beauty routine will make a big difference in how youthful your skin will look. My brush is probably the most important product you’d need. Why? Because exfoliation is a vital key to beautiful skin.
If I have a “beauty secret,” this is probably it…While most beauty mavens talk endlessly about being super gentle with your skin, my approach is dimetrically different. You need to train your skin to endure, to withstand aging. More in my ebook: Guide to an Ageless Face
Question #4: Tell me more about your business/company and/or products you offer to the public to help them achieve optimal health and well-being?
If you trace my company’s growth, you’ll see each product was initially developed because I, personally had a need for it. I offer for sale only what I use personally. Whomever you buy from, wouldn’t you want them to hold the same value?
When I couldn’t find a brush of just the right firmness to use on myself, I designed one. When you change your diet, your hair starts to change, too. You begin to shed more hair than usual. This is exactly what happened to me. Looking how to combat this issue, I developed a Scalp Tonic to improve hair growth, using the best known herbs for scalp stimulation.
When after age 50 I realized I needed to add a night cream to my beauty routine, I developed one from 100% natural oils, but with a creamy consistency. My newest product: RejuvaPad, for use under the eyes will be available in the end of April. Why did I develop it? Beause I’m 58 and I need to use it every day before going to bed.
When we’re happy with the results we’re getting, it’s only natural we want to share.
Question #5: What are your hopes/aspirations/dreams for the future health of the people and the planet?
The physical world we live in is polarized. There can never be a plus without a minus. Never an up without down, an inhale without an exhale. Nor can there be health without sickness.
We can’t so much as appreciate health without knowing sickness. How many of us got up today and said thanks, that for example, our appendix didn’t hurt?
Health and sickness will always be intertwined. We need them both for our souls’ experience. My best lessons have come from pain.
I can’t really feel, in a sense, for the whole planet. But I do care greatly for people who have come to my website and are ready to tackle some serious anti-aging practices. It’s they who are my highest priority.
Question #6: Who is your greatest hero and why?
I guess I’m expected to answer something like All my life, my hero has been…But I really don’t have any heroes, in that sense. Truth is, you can learn from every person’s life.
I like people who inspire me. For example, I once read that a person was dancing at age 84. I got inspired. I wanted to do something like that, too. It’s invaluable to have such people around you or to read about them. They expand for you the perceived limits of what’s possible. That’s important because you can’t set out to accomplish anything you don’t believe is possible. Once you believe something is possible, then there is no limit to what you can accomplish.
Question #7: Is there anything else you would like to share with the public?
Quantum mechanics is changing our views of reality…and our views on how we can control what happens in our own lives.
Tribulations and challenges conspire against us. Most of us run. But if instead we embrace those challenges, learn from them…we’ll arrive at something better, vastly, unbelievably better.
Read my new book: The Quantum Key: Transcending Life’s Trials.
Question #8: I know that there are variables as to how much food/calories each person consumes when eating raw vegan food (based on many lifestyle factors, etc), but is there a basic guideline you would recommend for everyone?
It’s not possible to have one plan for all. There are infinitely many variables! Every person is unique. So, no, there is no one, sure-fire recommendation. Your own body is your best guide.
Very important: read, read and read about how other people achived what you want. But always remember: Health is highly individual. Learn to experiment on your own body. Listen to its feedback and make changes accordingly. Keep what works. Change what doesn’t.
Don’t mimic anyone else. Get your own experience. Only personal experience will get you to a succesful raw food lifestyle. Somebody else’s experience won’t ever have this power. If you experiment intelligently, and you believe strongly that your chosen diet will assures you health and long life, it will.
Now you have the opportunity to learn from Tonya, the tools, tips and secrets to achieve the results you would like for your own optimal health and wellness, through her books and products she sells on her website, along with many free articles and recipes, as well.
Tonya has generously offered to my readers, a 10% discount on an order of any value, when you purchase her products. You can get this offer by clicking on the banner in the upper right hand side, that says, “Tonya at 57” and will be valid till the 31st of March at midnight Pacific time. The discount code is: BEAUTY10%OFF