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  • Multi-Tasking Mama’s Relax Pack: Take the Fast Track to Healthy Living for the Whole Family

    balloonsLast night’s LIVE Q&A was a blast – so much laughter and joy at the end of this incredible event! Angelina answered many of your questions and we were able to wrap up and have the final words on what has been a truly beautiful 10 days of raw enthusiasm and cooked food compassion.

    So now we get to the nitty gritty – the bit that we are super excited about. We just can’t stop the party! Its time to unveil the party bags :) and let you know about the ‘after party’!!

    My inbox has been inundated with pleas to make these interviews available again – the answer is YES, plus MUCH more.

    As part of upgrading to the Multi-Tasking Mama’s Relax Pack we are giving you:

    1. Unlimited access to ALL of our Raw Mom Cooked Dad interviews

    Value $97

    Download in mp3 format and listen in your own time and FOREVER!

    2. When you order NOW you’ll also receive these very special bonuses

    Value $149


    Bonus #1 –  Heather Pace

    Heather shares with us her favorite three easy and delicious raw desserts, perfect for a beginner. Win your family over with these Sweetly Raw recipes. Apple Crumb Pie, Strawberry Coconut Ice Cream, and Strawberry pudding.

    Bonus #2 – Yuri Elkaim

    Using basic fruits and vegetable, Yuri gives you 87 of his favorite smoothie recipes that will light up your life with fantastic energy and nutrition. Yuri trains athletes – so you can bet your bottom dollar these are good recipes! All you need is a blender & a glass!

    greenupyourchildBonus #3 -Ka Sundance

    Green Up Your Child is a special report written by Katie and Ka Sundance on how to make your kids LOVE to eat more greens and veggies.

    Bonus #4 – Penni Shelton

    Its Easy Being Green lives up to its name! Founder of Raw Food Rehab,  shares her journey as a raw mom in a cooked food family, and how starting out on this path with kids ages 9 and 12. and gives some  GREAT green recipes.   from  juices, smoothies, soups, salads and desserts.


    Bonus #5 – Matt Monarch

    Raw Success, The Key to 100% Raw Vegan Longevity is a beautifully written book detailing how Matt has thrived physically, emotionally and spiritually on a raw vegan diet, and advice on how you can too. This is an amazing gift from Matt. ( 155 pages)

    Bonus #6 – Karen Ranzi

    Karen is the author of Creating Healthy Children, and part of our Raw Mom Team. In this fascinating article Karen looks at the Healing of Attention Deficit Disorder through the Raw Food Lifestyle and Elimination of Environmental Toxins.

    Bonus #7 – Dr. Ann Wigmore, given by Dr. Flora Van Orden

    why-sufferWhy Suffer? How I Overcame Illness & Pain NaturallyCreative Health Institute Presents The Teachings & Program of Dr. Ann Wigmore Used by Thousands to Reverse Dis-Ease! Detoxify & Rejuvenate Back cover: We believe that: “Healing and Wellness Requires Effort, Discipline, and Faith.” God Heals, (Men Treat), and Wisdom guides the process when it works. Trust in natural sustaining elements, desire to be Healthy, Happy, Harmonious, and Joyfully Productive is the basis of Rejuvenation. The Simple message and logic herein afforded will be believable to those who can and will be transformed by it. This Wonderful Instruction has been the basis of simple guidance that has been, and is used in Natural Alternative Healing and Wellness Programs around the world.

    Bonus #8– Jimbolina Sunshine Gilker, Our beloved web wizard!

    Simply Wild is a wild food foraging article from the wonderful Jimbosun!

    Bonus #9 – Interview with Angelina Elliot

    This 2-hour marathon call is L O A D E D with everything you need to know to get started in your Raw Food Kitchen and make things work for the whole family. Angelina and Tera referred to this mega-interview several times in the final Q&A call. It’s the call where Tera had to get up part way through because she was afraid of peeing her pants while laughing!! It is a fabulous interview for anyone getting started on the raw food diet.

    durianriderBonus #10 – Durianrider

    Durianrider’s Kick Ass Tips on a low fat raw vegan diet! This short and easy to read e-book is packed full of information, advice and things to watch out for on a fruitarian diet. Durianrider is known for his raw enthusiasm and passion for raw food and sweet fruits.

    Bonus #11 – Interview with Tim Van Orden of RunningRaw.Com

    This is an exclusive interview with Running Raw.Com’s Tim VanOrden. This is great advice for men who want to stay active and in great shape, but wonder how to do it on a raw vegan diet. This interview is loaded with great Raw Mom, Cooked Dad advice!

    3. A free month’s membership to the Raw Mom Club

    Value $19.97

    PrintThe Raw Mom Club is a celebration of mothers who have taken the time to invest in themselves. In return we give you the tools  to nurture, grow and blossom into radiant healthy women who in order to love others must first love themselves.

    Raw Mom Community

    Create your own profile, connect with other go-getters on the forum, chat with other moms online and most importantly – ask for help!!! We are rocketing our offerings into a whole new stratosphere.

    Raw Mom Club gives you 12 Mothers Day Gifts  a year!

    On the 1st of each month we give you a whole new set of gifts to play with for the month. Menu planners, instructional videos, exclusive interviews and free downloads from our special guests.

    Instructional Videos camcorder

    Inspiring, uplifting and educational videos demonstrating yummy recipes, new exciting techniques and encouraging you to have fun with your food and your family!

    This month explore food and femininity, finding your inner bombshell! Also yummy kid friendly recipes, which if you can make them last long enough, can be made as beautiful Christmas presents.

    Exclusive Interviewsmicrophone

    The Raw Mom Blog will stay as it is – but the Raw Mom Club invites interviews special guests who appreciate ‘moms’ and want to give something back to YOU. See this time as your payback! Each month there will be a special little surprise offering… like a monthly mother’s day gift –  designed my mothers who KNOW what you want and what you need!

    wilkesbioThis month I interview Elaine Wilkes, author of Natures Secret Messages. Elaine talks about her journey and what inspired her to write this beautiful book. She looks at the deep connection between mother-nature and our own bodies – eco – awareness on a whole new level! You’ll have to wait until to 1st November to open your present from Elaine…

    YOU Choose – Audio or Articles

    Downloadable interviews you can listen to on your mp3 player when you’re having a ‘feet up’ moment or running a bath are great. When you want to share your new ‘discovery’ with friends or family,  printable Q&A sheets are much easier!

    DVD Package_HRSpecial Appearances!

    Due to the powers that be  Jenna Norwood did not make the event – but she has A LOT to say about this whole Raw Mom Cooked dad scenario – as this was her inspiration when she was researching her film, Supercharge Me. So prepare for a great interview with Jenna in November’s Raw Mom Club line up..loucorona

    As if this wasn’t enough!! Tera interviews Lou Corona. For the past twenty-three years Lou has facilitated seminars, classes and workshops about the life-changing tools that have consistently brought about radiant health, freedom and transformation for hundreds of thousands of people around the globe.

    Talk to An Expert

    As November is all about putting what we have learned from the raw Mom Cooked dad event into ACTION – we have invited the creator of our amazing menu planner and recipe book. Marie Pavillard will guide you through any questions and iron out any creases – so you can glide straight into a healthier tomorrow.

    ritamarieEach month we will feature different experts including Karen Ranzi, Dr. Ritamarie, Angelina Elliot, Joanna Stevens & Ruth Hofer, answering your questions on nutrition, creating and  feeding healthy children, raw pregnancy and weaning, and thriving on a raw vegan lifestyle.

    By staying in touch through the club we are so excited to be able to give you exactly what it is you WANT to hear – rather than HOPING we’ll answer your questions.


    (This offer will be available to the first 250 people who sign up for our Relax Pack Only!)

    4. FREE access to our 30-Day Raw Food Challenge for the Whole FamilyValue $197

    We’re going to guide you through a 30-day, supported journey to get the whole family on board the raw food bandwagon. With prizes, contest and fun stuff for kids, all you need to do is challenge them to join you in an adventure, and we’ll do the rest. We’ve had a specially designed menu planner put together. We actually paid over a thousand dollars just to develop this menu planner, and in the future, we’ll be selling it as part of a 30-day coaching program for at least $197.

    For the first 250 people who purchase the Relax Pack ONLY, we’ll be offering this as a special limited bonus. This will be an exclusive opportunity for a small group of families to do a trial run of our 30-day program!!

    You can see there is SO much value in our Relax Pack upgrade. We’ve put our best into this so that you really can put up your feet and relax!

    Let us support you,

    Sign up for the Multi-Tasking Mamas Relax Pack Today!!

    Keep notes of your journey in an online journal, chat with other moms online and dial into our weekly support calls to make sure you get all the help you need. This is gonna be FUN!

    Raw Mom Cooked Dad Contestgift

    As we don’t seem to know when to stop – we thought it would be fun to offer a FREE YEAR’S SUBSCRIPTION to the Raw Mom Club!!

    All you have to do is tell us in the blog comment box below what YOU got out of the Raw Mom Cooked Dad event. We have had such great comments throughout the event – but now that you’ve heard all the speakers, we would love to have your final words. The winner will be announced on the blog tomorrow.

    So Much Love & Great Big Hugs

    Fiona & Tera

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    67 Responses to “Multi-Tasking Mama’s Relax Pack: Take the Fast Track to Healthy Living for the Whole Family”

    1. By Philippe on Oct 21, 2010

      I succeed helping my wife switch to a more healthy lifestyle and my son discover that healthy food can be yummy.



    2. By Tracy on Oct 21, 2010

      A seed was planted in trying to get myself to eat more raw and then my family. Unfortunately, I was unable to hear most of the calls. I don’t know why I couldn’t get them to play :(, but the ones I did hear were inspiring, so thank you for putting this event on.


    3. By Elly on Oct 21, 2010

      I just want to say a HUGE THANK YOU to you guys for putting this together. It was AMAZING! I’m so glad I took the time to listen to everything presented. One of the biggest things I took away was the importance of allowing other people to have their opinions, even when we disagree, and giving them the opportunity to come to their own conclusion based on our good example! I loved how that point, and the importance of just loving each other, came up over and over from so many different people. I also personally got a lot of hope that even if my fiance doesn’t ever get on the vegan (let alone raw) path, I don’t have to stress out so much about how we’ll raise our kids. It’s been weighing very heavily on me for quite a while, making me question things that don’t need to be questioned, and I feel so much lighter about the whole thing.

      I also want to really applaud you for your willingness to allow a venue for different and even controversial topics. I think it’s good for any of us to always remain open, and listen to ideas we may not agree with. It only serves to make our own convictions that much stronger or even show us where we may have been mistaken. You did a great job with those interviews!

      So again, thank you SO MUCH!!


    4. By Jan Allan on Oct 21, 2010

      It became quite clear after listening to a few of the interviews, that “raw” encompasses a wide range of eating habits. I love all the ideas and suggestions for recipes and approaches. I do realize though that we are all different and what works for one person doesn’t necessarily work for the next. It’s a long, exciting process of figuring out what makes you at your prime. Thanks again for the opportunity to learn. Jan.


    5. By Colleen on Oct 21, 2010

      thank you, thank you, thank you Tera and Fiona for this amazing array of raw food and health experts. i listened to “almost” all of the calls; i made sure i set aside time each day to listen. i was sooooooooooo very inspired to continue to gradually increase the amount of raw foods into my diet. i can’t remember which one of the callers said it (i have so much information swimming in my head right now — but in a good way…hee hee), but i told my girls that they were not allowed to have any of my green smoothies, that they were just for me, and lo and behold they now want some. reverse psychology really does work. thanks so much for that to whoever gave that great advice. i also want to thank you both for making it so much fun. there was a lot of laughter during the calls as well as wonderful information. that made it a pleasure to listen. green blessings to all. xo


    6. By Amy on Oct 21, 2010

      I have not been able to listen to many of the interviews so I am way excited to have purchased the relax pack! From the interviews I did listen to, it was really nice to learn that I don’t have to do it all at once, I can go gradually as I learn. I am fairly new to raw foods and it can be quite overwhelming, but I found during this event that I’m okay going at my own pace. Thank you for putting this on.


    7. By Jennifer on Oct 21, 2010

      My daily life has been transformed by this summit. I used to run around stressing about whether we were able to find time to create a raw meal for our family during the day. For the past week, I have been relaxed, finding the necessary time to organize, and we have been enjoying raw meals every day. My husband and I are so grateful for the resounding message in this year’s summit, “Relax, Don’t Judge People, Don’t try to Change People, and Love Each Other.” A most helpful message.
      Blessings and Love,


    8. By Dominika on Oct 21, 2010

      I haven’t listened to many interviews, but since I purchased the Relax Pack I will be dowloading them tonight and listening to them on my long car ride this weekend. What a wonderful idea though, I cannot wait to hear what everyone has to say, I’m sure it’ll put things into perspective better.


    9. By Stacey Murphy on Oct 21, 2010

      Thank you thank you!! I have just started this raw journey with my kids (single mom) and I was soo happy to find this website and then on top of that have a wonderful first event to help me start!!

      I am looking forward to my new changes and have received such wonderful tips and ideas!!

      THANK YOU!


    10. By Fiona on Oct 21, 2010

      You are going to LOVE these interviews Dominika – you’re going to have the ride of your life this weekend! Look forward to meeting you in the club. Now THAT is gonna be FUN!!!! xxxx


    11. By Kathy on Oct 21, 2010

      Things that I got out of these interviews were timely and inspiring. One of the most important thing is living in harmony with our spouse and also remember to be open to change. By not forcing my view point on my kids and hubby we are all heading on a new path of eating better and not having guilt on any ones part. Also the importance of taking care of ourselves since I am always worrying about taking care of family and forgetting about me. Clutter in the home and reorganizing was also something I needed. Also hearing the interviews of the ones that were raw kids and are raw adults. They all had something that made me think and points I can use. All I can say is thanks for helping to put my family on the right path. My hubby listened to and he really was interested on how foods can heal since he is very sick right now he is wanting to try raw since none of the drs. can figure out what his problem is. Ok well this is getting long and I can go on and on so I’ll stop here. Tera and Fiona you guys are the best.


    12. By Jennifer Anderson on Oct 21, 2010

      The most lovely settling thing happened yesterday as I listened to the interview with Markus. It hit me so hard- the reason why we strive for the ultimate raw food diet is only so that we can love ourselves and others better- it’s all about love.


    13. By Brooke on Oct 21, 2010

      Thank you so much for putting these interviews together. They were awesome and I learned a lot about dealing with other people who aren’t into raw foods. The most useful thing I learned is that everyone is on their own path. It’s nice to introduce them to the concept of raw foods, but trying to push them into it because that is what you want will never work. Being present with your loved ones no matter what point they are at in their life is the most important.


    14. By Shiva on Oct 21, 2010

      I want to say that it is amazing what the universe brings to you when you ask. I started my raw journey just 3 weeks ago. I was looking to improve my health. I was first introduced to Raw food when I found the YouTube videos by Matt & Angela Monarch. I then found the link to the Raw Mom Cooked Dad program. This last 10 days has been so exciting! I have learned so much and I feel so empowered. I am SUPER excited by everything I have learned and to learn more. The resources and expert advice have been priceless. I listened to every single call over the last 10 days. I was so excited by all the information that was being shared, I didn’t want to miss one! Thank you Tera and Fiona for putting together and continuing to offer us such a valuable tool to help us reach our health in not only our bodies but our mind, spirit, and our environment. This is such a well rounded program. I have told so many people about it. Thank you so much!


    15. By Lynn on Oct 21, 2010

      Dear Tera and Fiona,

      This has been a journey for me.

      Please let me share my story as to how I came upon your wonderful Raw Mom Cooked Dad Summit.

      I started to increase my ‘appetite’ for better health, balanced living and holistic health and wellbeing after I started suffering from work-related injuries. I was beginning to understand the importance of handling stress and how it plays a role in preventing work-related injury.

      I discovered holistic balance. I discovered spirituality. I discovered the raw food diet.

      This journey of self-discovery to “heal” myself has led me to the central theme of my doctoral dissertation research: “Holistic Health and Wellbeing and its Role in the Prevention of Performance-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders”. (I am a musician.)

      My quest for holistic health has led me to learn about nutritional healing.

      After feeding myself with information from many blogs and websites on the internet to fuel my interest in this topic, I discovered your RMCD Summit and clicked to sign up. I had been mostly raw since late August 2010, hoping to claim boosts in energy and ultimate stamina for my work, as well as to boost understanding on the topic of my research.

      Through the process of listening to all the interviews, I discovered more about myself, about raw nutrition, about how to be a compassionate human being, about how to better communicate, and how to have a curious and open mind.

      Along the way, I began to take note of the skill and ease by which you executed this monumental event – right from the marketing and publication, the editing, the dissemination of the communication and information, all the way down to the interview skills – and all while being moms!

      I mentioned in previous comments that I admired your interview skills. Well, just this morning, (after digesting yesterday’s wonderful Q&A with Angelina Elliott), I conducted my own interview as part of my doctoral research. It was my first interview ever.
      In preparation, I studied your interviews taking note of your introductions, question-structuring, prompts, and segues. You were my mentors!

      Daniel Vitalis mentioned that vegetarians do consume animal products through manure-based fertilization. This is the circle of life: what feeds us returns to the earth, and comes back to nourish us again.

      My quest for health and wellbeing led me to my research. My research interest led me to your Summit. And like from a veritable juicer, (Thanks, for the analogy, Jay Kordich!), I have been enriched by the Summit taking in all the “nutrients” that these wonderful speakers had to offer.

      After listening to your interviews, these “nutrients” have not only enriched my mind and body, but have also given me the building blocks to boost my own research and conduct my own interviews!

      From here, I hope to accomplish what you have already set out to do: encourage open and curious minds and to boost the health and wellbeing of others!

      What a beautiful circle of life indeed.

      Tera and Fiona, THANK-YOU.
      I admire your vision, passion, enthusiasm, and professionalism. Thank-you for sharing this gift with others.

      Part of my definition of success is to make a positive difference in just one person’s life. In my opinion, you both are “successful” many times over!

      Much health, love, and compassion to you and the entire RMCD team!
      Lynn Kuo


    16. By Kristin on Oct 21, 2010

      Thanks for orchestrating all of this. I ordered the relax pack BEFORE the event started as I knew I wouldn’t get to all the calls. I’m psyched now as that hopefully means i’m one of the 250 :-)

      I’ve been working on trying to help my kids be excited about eating well and raw. Thank you for introducing me to the e-books: Monkey Mikes Raw Food Kitchen and Dr. Loscalzo’s Healthy Halloween Treats. We have been having fun picking out recipes and making some new things!!! What a blessing. Also, my daughters friend (Laura) just found out that she is dairy and gluten intolerant. I lent these books to her Mom who quickly called to say THANK YOU. I guess as Laura was looking through the books she realized, “Wow Mom, there are things that I can eat!!!” YES THERE ARE–and — they are WAY BETTER for you. It’s important for our kiddos to realize that being gluten and dairy intolerant is actually a blessing not a curse. It forces them to learn at an early age how to eat well. Thank you so much for introducing us to some great resources!!!


    17. By Stephanie on Oct 21, 2010

      I told my son that I have been going to ‘school’ listening to the interviews and he overheard some and it caused him to add more value to considering what he eats.

      I take responsibility now that I ate extremely unhealthy when I was younger and while I was pregnant and pumping for him. I was on medicine was I was pregnant and he wouldn’t nurse on his own. Its been a huge journey from corn chips to chlorella. We started at gluten free, then dairy free, added soy, sunflowers, almonds, garlic and many more and I stopped thinking along the way about the things I couldn’t have and more about what I needed to eat. My taste buds went from sweet to green.

      My husband didn’t make the journey with us, its been 5 years and I’ve lost over 60 pounds and my son is very tall and healthy, my husband looks nearly exactly the same and everyone around us has noticed. He would go as far as making gluten free foods, but he wouldn’t try anything I made for the longest time until very recently. It was such a light bulb to hear that men needed to eat more. I told him he has compartments. I’m ready to attack his eating compartment with pure inspiration, its going to be a big job. He ate a fast food burger and fries for lunch yesterday and came home totally bloated, of course he didn’t know he was bloated, the brain fog is thick when you’re in it. Then he made a green smoothie this morning and took a thermos with him, so the battle is not lost.

      My next stage is to start hunting down wild edibles, culturing more, sprouting more and getting stronger. I have done up to 30 days raw, and now am flowing in and out of high raw and still occasionally having fish. I really hope you pick our family for the subscription to the club and we will keep you up to date on our progress.



    18. By Chris on Oct 21, 2010

      I’d been interested in raw foods for a while, and I signed up for this summit on a whim. I wasn’t really sure how much I was going to listen in. Wow! I have to say that I think that little something has finally clicked in my head and I’m really excited to beging this new journey! I learned SO much and I so appreciate all the work that went into this. I also appreciate the differing points of view that were allowed to be voiced. That really said something about the integrity of Tera and Fiona that they would let all sides be heard. I guess I was excpecting a dogmatic, “this is the only way to go” mentality and that didn’t come across at all!

      I really appreciated the reminders from different people about not stressing out about family members who eat meat and other cooked foods. This is something I’ve had to let go when my husband wants to cook the kids mac and cheese from the box. I ask him to at least make real mac and cheese with gluten free noodles and real cheese! LOL!
      I actually made my first raw soup this week and it was suprisingly good! I’ve also pulled my juicer back out to start adding green juices. I got Ani Phyo’s new book from the library so I’m ready to start learning new recipes! Thank you so much!


    19. By Raw Michelle on Oct 21, 2010

      The Raw Mom Cooked Dad event was phenomenal. I learned so much.. so many different takes on things.

      For the most part I felt very comforted and relieved that my inkling that fish, eggs and meat (for DHA, etc) may be a part of a healthy diet.. it was, for the most part, confirmed for me in this event.. so it doesn’t nag me anymore.


    20. By Bri..* on Oct 21, 2010

      Dear Fiona and Tera….

      How do I begin to say thank you??!!! I don’t know if I can ever find the amazing and wonderful words I need to express what Raw Mum Cooked Dad has done to my life…it has been such a thrilling and totally life changing experience!

      I have three kidlets 12, 5 and 1. I have one “totally love my meat will eat it every day of the week, along with my bottle of coke and double shot coffee/red bull for an energy kicker” gorgeous man…who last night asked God to help him understand what I am trying to do and to help him join us (the children and I) on the journey too!!!
      I couldn’t believe it…I still can’t. It has been on my mind as I fell asleep and the first thing on my mind when I woke up!!

      Your generous gift, of RMCD, has totally filled my mouth with the words for me to speak and shown me ways to adore and respect his choices, even though it is KILLING me that he doesn’t walk this path with me!!! But…now I think we may be about to start some baby steps together – blows my mind!

      RMCD is an answer to prayer and I totally expect your lives to be FULL of amazing blessings and wonderful fullfuilment as you wander, sometimes run(!) through your days…*

      THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      I hope that you get a chance to read this and feel, REALLY FEEL, the love and gratitude that I am sending you both – all the way from Australia!!

      Many sparkles and sunbeams,
      luv, Bri. x


    21. By Sherry Kaplan on Oct 21, 2010

      Thank you so much for hosting this inspiring event!

      I learned that sometimes I’m too restrictive in my raw eating… with my husband and son. Rather than relax a little and let things happen more naturally, I’ve noticed that I’m hitting them over the head with it.

      I feel wonderful eating mostly raw and want for them to feel the same way. Instead, they eat and then feel tired and bloated, not energized.

      I hope to be able to gently encourage them to a better way of eating.

      Thanks for everything!


    22. By Jill on Oct 21, 2010

      Oh my, where to begin! There were SO.MANY. things I got out of this conference.

      – A desire to work on accepting my husband and his cooked, fast food ways and redirecting my efforts into being a good example instead of his “mom.”

      – Great plans and advice to help me recommit to raw. Prior to this conference I was fearing that the stress of it was starting to outweigh the health benefits. Now I have a plan and I am beyond excited about it.

      – Comfort in knowing I’m not the only member of the raw community that consumes meat and dairy on a limited basis. When I first went raw I thought I might get chucked out if I ever admitted to it!

      – So much more I can’t even organize my thoughts enough to list them all.

      Thank you so much for putting on this conference! The excitement of a new line up of calls each day will be missed. As will the cute theme music. Seriously, that theme music always brought on a smile and butterflies of anticipation for the call :)


    23. By Julie B. on Oct 22, 2010

      Wow – what a gift this event has been to all of us!

      Thank you for showing me how to lighten up on my family. I have always tried to look at how they eat for a whole week instead of trying to cram everything into one day, and I had lost sight of that. I do worry, however, about my sugar-loving kids who are always reaching for the next carb. I don’t think 100% raw is for them, but it’s hard knowing what I know and eating how I eat and then serving them mac & cheese (always with a side of broccoli, mind you!).

      I look forward to treating myself with more kindness and being more gentle to myself as well as to my family.

      Humming the theme song….


    24. By Deb on Oct 22, 2010

      I have been struggling with food issues and a sluggish gallbladder for many years. Listening to these calls has been fantastic! I feel I actually might have a solution to my problems. It has given me such internal motivation to get started with this type of diet plan. I am looking into getting some of the cookbooks to really get starting. Thank you so much for all of this information. I am so excited and believe it will help me change my daily diet struggles.


    25. By Deborah on Oct 22, 2010

      Hi RawMom/Cooked Dad,

      I wanted to say that every single person I listened to from the event had the EXACT thing to say that I needed to hear!! Simply inspiring and I kept thinking hey, wait a minute….how do they know me so well, are they little angels on my shoulder?

      Thank you so much for the great speakers! I will say that the biggest and continual message I got from the people I listened to is acceptance and love for yourself and everyone around you. I would venture to say that if we would all do these two simple things each and every day/minute, the world would be a much happier place!!

      Who said, “All you need is love?” :)

      Thank you so much for the wonderful inspiration. Keep up the great work!!


    26. By Samantha Hussey on Oct 22, 2010

      Loved all the interviews, I got the message to keep going on the Raw path and it is worth it for the health benefits and spiritual awakening that happens with most people when they eat High Raw. I Feel re-Inspired!! Thank you so much!


    27. By Natalie on Oct 22, 2010

      Dear hostesses!

      This event has been a god sent for me. I’m fairly new to raw and the beginning of my jouney was starting to progress from joyous to overwhelming and very recently to extremely stressful due to conflicting information and family who doesn’t share my food preferences just yet. Being able to listen to so many folks in the same boat as well as many wonderful experts, eased so much tension I’d created inside and made me realize there was absolutely no reason for any of it. All is the way it should be. We are all in it taking our personal journey. And the only, ONLY, way to make things work is through compassion and respect of others’ path. I listened to most of the calls and after day 3 found myself at complete ease thinking about what’s for dinner. Thank you again so very much for all hard work and love you put into this!


    28. By Liz Smith on Oct 22, 2010

      I enjoyed listening to the few interviews that I was able to get through. And I LOVE the personality of the interviewer – so full of life and love! Definitely these were a help in pushing me over the the idea of a raw lifestyle. I’m gradually transitioning my diet and hope to be fully raw by mid-November.


    29. By Charlotte Cormier on Oct 22, 2010

      Dear Tera, Dear Fiona,

      Tera, You were there at my first seminar in Costa Rica in 2007 with “Body Enlightenment”! With Fiona, this last summit was complete to the brim of richest speakers on the most vital perspectives of Raw Mom Cooked Dad! My gratitude and admiration are limitless! I will be involved in the Raw Mom event, as a future grand mom! Marie Pavillard will be such an essential support! Through current life changing events, your summit has spread a comforting carpet for my continuing confidence and ambition on living foods! Thank you both! Charlotte


    30. By Lisa on Oct 22, 2010

      I’ve only just begun my journey into raw food. I was off work this past week so I was able to sit and listen to many of the interviews. It was a great inspiration. I listened to them as I prepared my food and snacks for the day.

      I have many health issues and a weight issue. I am on many medications and I am sick and tired of being sick and tired. I have decided to see where a raw food lifestyle will bring me as the food lifestyle I am living right now does not seem to be working well.
      I have 2 teen boys and a husband that are supportive of me in whatever venture I take on including the raw food lifestyle. They are not remotely interested in going raw with me but they have started eating many more fruits and vege’s and they will eat the snacks I make……baby steps. :o)

      Thanks so much for all the inspiration. People like me would be lost without people like you.


    31. By carine martine on Oct 22, 2010

      Learned (hence it’s an ongoing process…) to : “travel between Miami & Seattle with the oxsitosan & dopamine as traveling company”.That : “fruits are supermarket food as a Chiwawa is to a wolf”. (Oh yes there is still a road ahead to “REDEFINE” organic farming without the use of “foul smelling” fertilizers produced with certain ‘wastes”)…Thank you for your inspiring “acts” Gabriela !!!
      It is the juice of the fiber that feeds & “the family that juices together stays together”.
      Adopt “other” ways of communicating, with “adapted speed” (silence is golden & avoids misunderstandings and prejudice most of the time…).
      A solid house / city is build by “healthy opposites” and becomes a “fortress” with time and love & understanding as the main ingredients/ building materials…
      “Children understand more than we give them credit 4″ Mike Carney
      “spirituality = practicality”
      “What one intends will affect and energize even if none notices”- a live flower on the kitchen counter is an example…
      We can’t (shouldn’t :because it’s a waste of energy…) “impose” our views/ wishes on others. But be “examples” showing how happy our choices make us…
      “SIMPLE = GOOD 4 ONE” Sergei Boutenko.
      The equivalent of “supermarket bought” versus wild foraged “unpolluted” product is beyond compare in “potence”.
      Giving “names” to juices/ smoothies and offering them in special recipients is very pleasant for kids to “try/ enjoy” !
      Distinguishing between craving & intuition is a deep listening process. The Indians had no trucks nor healthfood stores, yet way more “diversity”…
      If one wants to be healhtier the following demarcation from 1 or all of these words inproving in quality are required : whole, fresh, organic,ripe,plants..
      A subc. dynamic : not re act ing quickly
      Moses have antlers 4 sweet tooth..
      “God created this beautiful food she always goes back to” (Penni about her food choices… )

      Talking or justifying oneself will be argument providing and is an energy to avoid inverting in higher work being a radiant example. Ka Sundance.
      Some ‘guys” have problems with their wives (due to low sex drive).
      When adding “pre soaked” nuts (pun intended) the drive comes back…
      Sharing “special raw treats” is a conversation opener at social events, generating questions /approval (if yummy for ones tummy…)
      Vary is a key to success, make a coconut fermented preparation is what Dr. Ariel Policano suggests.
      Dr. Ritamarie Loscalazo doesn’t recommend giving nonosylabic words/ingredients to children(coming on lovely wrappers of factory refined products)…
      “Pills aren’t going to save us” Robyn Openshw.
      “Listen to your inner voice, re evaluate food independence”, introduce regular fasting Yuri Ekam
      “Stress causes acidity in the body, so if eating a certain way is stressing; it’s not gonna be healthy. Alissa Cohen
      “The most successful people were mathematically speaking the biggest mistake makers” Bendan Brazier
      “happiness = a key to longevity even if you eat unhealthy” Markus Rothkranz.
      “I want to be a vibrant grandma’ Penni Shelton


    32. By Anna on Oct 22, 2010

      Thank you for offering this forum for the general public.

      Last year, I listened to the Women’s International Summit on Health and I was delighted each day to hear your voices and your interviews. I learned so much and was exposed to so many new ideas and people. This forum was equally helpful in my journey with healing through food. Your choice of interviewees was extensive and helped to show the breadth of this food/lifestyle movement.

      Thank you for bringing this to the world!


    33. By Petrea on Oct 22, 2010

      It has been a fantastic mix of presenters! While I haven’t agreed with them all I certainly got alot out of listening to the different views – and sometimes the different views reinforced mine more. The honesty and integrity shared was phenominal on the part of the interviewers and presenters.

      Thanks so much for bringing this together!


    34. By Jana on Oct 22, 2010

      Thanks so much for this seminar. I have learned a lot of great information to use in my life. There are 13 people that I fix meals for on a regular basis; for my husband, for my children, their spouses and my grandchildren. I am the only vegan in the bunch(for 2 1/2 years) and so I am definitely raw mom/cooked family. I have learned that everyone does not have to get totally on board to benefit from the way I choose to eat. Because of my choices, I do incorporate a lot more fruits and veggies and raw food into my family’s diet even though they choose to eat cooked food, meat and dairy products. I feel like I can be a great example to all of them with the lifestyle I have chosen and the health benefits I receive. It it great to know that there are others in the same situation as myself and that there are places to reach out to for help and encouragement. Thanks again. Jana


    35. By Laura on Oct 22, 2010

      I have listened to all your energizing interviews (Markus! I want your adress….) and you all have given me the kick to start with green smoothies. And they are much, much better as I thoght! I’m vegetarian since I was 16, and my beloved Guru gives us the advice to eat raw and a lot of green stuff, but I haven’t find a way to stich to that before. Now i’m happy, truly excited about my breakfast and dinner experiments, I feel great and I’slimming too! No hunger, no sugar cravings, no food cravigs at all! I don’t know yet if I will become a 100% raw mam (my guys are 19 and 21 old) but the idea is growing….
      Thank for your support. as soon as I find a camera I will send my graduation smoothie!


    36. By Darlene Dolezal on Oct 22, 2010

      Dearest Tera and Fiona,

      You are amazing! And you put on a spectacular event! I enjoyed the variety of gifts, talents, information, and especially “heart” that each speaker shared with us. The information out there about foraging for wild foods, or soaking and culturing nuts…..Wow it is mind blowing! Such a departure from my “little” world.

      The thing that really “hit” me as I listened was that all of these people including you and your partners and children were people of a higher awareness or consciousness. You (Fiona and Tera) and each of the speakers are people who care about the “whole” health of individuals and society! Not just the food for our bodies but the food for our souls. Wow that is HUGE!

      By the end of the event I had the most profound realization. I am the cooked dad AND I am the raw mom. I have experienced the effects of cooked food as “home” and now the amazing effects of the raw food diet! Before this event I was defining myself by all the things I don’t eat and separating myself from the rest of my family who are cooked eaters. But the truth is I am not separate. Because of my past and present, I am both cooked dad and raw mom. I am choosing to fill my plate with peace. Which means that I will continue to eat my raw foods which make me feel better and I will continue to cook foods and prepare raw foods for my husband and sons.

      The peace I have found is that I am not alone and I am not separate from them or my circle of close friends who are cooked food eaters. My peace is not what I don’t eat, but what I do eat! My peace is that I am beginning to be a part of a community of people with a higher awareness or consciousness. I want LOVE in my plate of peace! 😀

      Thank you for all the work it took to put on this event, but I especially thank you for the love you added to it!

      You guys rawk!
      With all my love and appreciation,


    37. By sarah lea on Oct 22, 2010

      i have been totally inspired by this collection of interviews. Since hearing Ka Sundance offer his wisdom up, something clicked inside of me and here I am still raw…and feeling FABULOUS! But it wasn’t only the raw food talking that was awe inspiring. I have (In a 24 hour cacoa fuelled wonder) totally decluttered the house…so much so, that when my husband returned from his 24 hour shift, he cried at the lightness of the house. My daughters and I now dance in the morning with our green mermaid juice…I am living, laughing and lighting my day with pure sunlight. people, friends and family are asking me whats up…and how am I looking so good. My kitchen is inspiring me….and i have said no to the car boot sale tomorrow. Nothing will enter my house again that is not beautiful and needed!
      I can now relax regarding the childrens food, knowing there are others out there that offer information (thank you to the raw food family and the boutenkos so far…)
      And my husband has become happier as i bestow love upon him, and gather him up to ask for his help in creating love meals for our beautiful family.

      I feel inspired and cocooned with love and energy from others in the raw world…asking for advice, or pouring it from themselves. i thank you all for becoming one….a beautiful collection of caring, generous, happy souls out there on mama earth.
      I will never curse the internet again.


    38. By Dessy on Oct 22, 2010

      Thanks a lot for these nice interviews! I didn’t have time enough to listen to all of them but the ones I heard were very helpful and inspiring! :)


    39. By mystic on Oct 22, 2010

      I’ve learned that it is ok to be in a family of raw and cooked. I am raw buy my husband is cooked and that is ok. I’m not the only one out there like this and it has made all the difference to know I’m not alone.

      Also to give raw kids space. I offer my kids raw goodies but allow them to make their own choices.


    40. By Leslie on Oct 22, 2010

      I am a homeschooling, homesteading mother of 6 children who used to have literally endless energy but no longer does. My mind just goes and goes with visions and ideas and plans but my body can no longer keep up. My adrenals have taken an extended break apparently and are trying very hard to get some other glands and organs to go on vacation with them! I spontaneously became a vegetarian 30 years ago and was vegan for a while once in my early 20s. This past summer, I did an 18 day Master Cleanser fast which I loved. I really only stopped it because my husband was freaking out a little. I felt great, though. And I enjoyed losing weight because with adrenals and thyroid on the blitz and having been continuously pregnant and breastfeeding for about 15 years, there was more than a bit of weight to lose. Since going off of the fast, I found myself craving and craving and craving raw food. (We already went gluten free here about a year ago.) I have remained vegan since the fast but am lost with regards to how to proceed. Also, and this is something I didn’t hear addressed really, we are very low income. I want so much to be raw vegan and to do it in very much the way Angelina talked about with culturing and fermenting and sprouting as I already do that. But between my crumbling health and my non-existent budget and the time I already pour into my children and their education and life, I can’t get a grip on how to start. I am an intense researcher and I require having a firm philosophical foundation for whatever I do. I listened to every single interview (got up at 4am every day to do it) and took 22 pages of notes! I need to formulate my approach so listening to all of these takes on the raw vegan diet was a feast for me! I also appreciate your attitudes which give you the flexibility of character to be able to offer a smorgasbord of ideas and approaches. Not everyone can do that. I appreciate that very much. I would so love to be a member of this club you are starting. Perhaps I will somehow get lucky and have my name chosen! That would be grand for me and for my children. I am extremely passionate about starting the next generation off in the best possible way and giving them the strength and the skills and the mindset that will carry them through the hard times they are certainly going to be living through. It is the least I could do in exchange for their delightful company! So thank you for all I have learned so far and I look forward to much more, one way or another, in the future. May we all – all moms and dads and children – bloom into a more sustainable, loving, peaceful future.


    41. By Mara on Oct 22, 2010

      These speakers each spoke to me. It’s great to know there is hope in moving from a cooked diet to a raw diet. I heard so much great information that I’m not prepared to move my family (all of us) toward raw and know we WILL succeed! Thank you so much for putting this on and for allowing me to be a part of it. I have been blessed to overflowing.


    42. By Kris10 on Oct 22, 2010

      Hi. Thank you so much for doing all this.
      I have a home full of amazing vegan kids.
      We eat mostly raw. I have always been a veg head and raise my children veg heads. We just got their daddy/my hubby on board earlier this year. I have enjoyed the information & love from this program and the kids have enjoyed knowing they are not the only kids out there who eat healthy on purpose. Lol. My guys chose eggplant or Kale chips over pringles and their friends don’t get it. So this was great for them as well. Thank you. Please do this again in the future. I really would love more people to listen to everyone and see how wonderful of a community this has been. I would love for hubby to listen next time. He was not able to this time due to working 105 hours a week. (he was sick-seizures and unable to work for 6 mos. and now we play that horrible game of catching up)
      Keep up the great work and love!!

      Kris10 :0)


    43. By Adrienne on Oct 22, 2010

      To use your words Tera; I got my butt kicked by the summit.

      It reminded me to LIVE my values.

      I quit my (stressful, unhealthy, negative) job halfway through the summit and am aiming for a (happy, healthy, positive) future.

      Life is too short and too magical to be wasting it on bad food and bad thoughts.

      Thank you. I’m off now to have fun and to love life, family, and the World.

      Peace and Love and Living Raw


    44. By Alice on Oct 22, 2010

      I’m not a mum , but have recently taken the important steps and am now raw. This summit inspired me and taught me not to Bragg about being raw , or shove it in peoples faces. In doing this , I have really stayed raw for a while because I feel like I’m doing it only for myself and not trying to push others into it this time. I’ve tried to stay completely raw so many times , and all my friends are big eaters, some of them vegan, but most not, and all the other times I tried to stick to raw, I slipped up because I was trying to get everyone else to join me and had no support. I feel like every single speaker was my friend, cheerin me on, giving the most amazing and inspiring advice.this has really helped my relationships with people and even furthered my thoughts of the importance of a raw life, I’m not so bothered that everyone around me is different, bit I have learnt how to influence them secretly, and how to communicate much better by leading by example.just being content wig being full raw, not making q big deal out of it, even in this week alOne people are more interested!
      I was so happy this opportunity to listen to all these great people came into my life right now, because At 24 its sometimes hard to know where you are heading. So the summit really helped me to make decisions about my life regardless of everyone around me, and choose what is right for me. I had such a great time listening and it honestly made a difference to my life.thankyou so much :)
      Sorry about some spelling mistakes too! I’m on my phone writing with clumsy fingers!!


    45. By Fiona on Oct 22, 2010

      Firstly I cannot express how humbled and touched I am by ALL of your comments. I am so glad you got as much as we did from this event. Reading these comments is the biggest payback – you really have no idea how much it means.

      Leslie – your feedback resonated deeply with me – and all I can say is that your family is blessed to have you and hopefully your desire for health is strong enough to help lead you to the answers you need in order to achieve optimum health.

      I have NO doubt that you will. We are here to support YOU – remember that sweetie. Karen Ranzi’s interview gave good advice on eating locally and on a budget, plus buying fresh organic foods in season and freezing them. Do you have local farms or food cooperatives near you? xxx


    46. By Sandra DeSmedt on Oct 22, 2010

      Thank you so much for this wonderful series of interviews. I have been dating the most wonderful man for almost a year now, and have been thinking of moving in together. My only reservation is that I’m vegan and am trying to eat more raw foods, while he is a meat- and cheese-loving omnivore. The interviews that I heard really helped me feel more tolerant toward his dietary choices. I know that navigating our eating differences will be much easier with what I learned, and I can’t thank you enough for that.


    47. By Debera on Oct 22, 2010

      WOW!! What a huge amount of knowledge to absorb in just 10 days! I think the diversification was a key part of your entire presentation because it seems to have covered quite a majority of different opinions on one subject!!

      Becoming raw has never been an issue I had to choose. Mike did have a great point though. If you don’t have to do it for a life or death reason then you really need to know why you are going to do it. Going from a SAD diet to a raw diet is life changing.

      And yes, it is late so we do need to get our game on, now. But now I know it is more then just diet, it is a lifestyle change. To include foraging, planting super foods, creating beautiful raw foods for our families and educating the entire family. Thanks to the Flylady, I can now maybe organize my life differently and plan to succeed instead of failing to plan = plan to fail! I already ordered the Kordich’s cookbook, she is right when it is a team effort (i.e. family, couple, parents, children) it is so much more encouraging (for me, mother of 9) to face what needs to be done.

      Seeing the children Gabriella, and Sergi turning out to be raw adults, so healthy, so beautiful gives me the courage to do what I need to, to help my children adopt a raw lifestyle (not necessarily 100%).

      Thank you, Matt Boggs for the magical word to make a man fall in love!! So funny, a great story teller, LOL.

      I am really relieved to now have Avocado man’s technique “taking away” to introducing any information to family, friends and curious people. Also I will be planting asparagus and another goji berry plant!!

      Thank you so much Ani Pho for the humus recipe! I am going to definitely try it, I really miss Humus. The ideas to make such beautiful presentation will definitely help win over the family.

      The interviews were very uplifting, the moods were very energetic and contagious! It was like visiting with family. We are stationed/retired away from our families so it was like going home to be with people who really care about me and my family. Wanting to give me advice (accurate advice) to help us be a healthy family. Yes, thank you for inviting me over, all though I have to give Robyn AKA Green Smoothie Girl, the credit for sending me the invite.

      My family has been truly blessed to receive all this information so we can improve maybe even cure our health. Thank you again, please continue doing what you obviously do best!!

      PS Please Fiona, please thank Mike for saying it was not fair for the Raw Mom to have to cook for Cooked Dad. I just needed to hear someone say it! :)


    48. By Helen Savari-Renold on Oct 22, 2010

      Thank you for the timely topic ‘Raw Mom & Cooked Dad’. My husband hasn’t joined in but he loves the green smoothies and lots of salads. Although my children and I are also not 100% raw at the moment for social reasons, we were 100% for 9 months 15 years ago. Got rid of all their allergies, asthma, recurring bronchitis, even pneumonia through raw food and auto urine therapy.
      As for the interviews, I appreciated many of them that advocated the moderate approach. As a self sufficient gardener myself, I very much resonated with those (including Tera) that prescribed seasonal, garden harvested vegetables and wild foods. They really do work!
      Since we do not have a raw food community near us, these interviews were much needed affirmation to my own experience and findings too, not to mention that I also learned some more valuable tips and ideas. Hopefully my family will increase with the raw life style in time. Thanks to all of you at Raw Mom.


    49. By Kate on Oct 22, 2010





    50. By Sylvie Legare on Oct 22, 2010

      I really took the time to listen to about 20 of them! WOW! I took a lot of notes…I learned a LOT, THANKS SOOOO MUCH!

      I will feel more tolerance and acceptance from now on I hope and will still tick to my own principles giving the time to others to change or adapt according to their own rythm.

      Much love and light,
      Sylvei from Quebec, Canada


    51. By Jodie on Oct 22, 2010

      Oh My Goodness!! I’m still blown away from those calls. This truly was an amazing thing to be apart of. I loved listening to different people’s views and how they live being raw. There were funny bits, many bits I could relate too, new information bits and above all, it was all very interesting! Going into these calls I had only known of 2 of fantastic interviewees (Ka Sundance and Frederic P). These calls have helped broaden my knowledge of the other interesting people. I loved them all.

      THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, SOOO MUCH! Not only to Terra and Fiona but also the interviewees for giving us so much insight, love and light. xx


    52. By Ivandill on Oct 22, 2010

      Me and my girlfriend became vegetarian in the early 90s.We did well for a couple of year, doing our local criollo cuisine, without the meat. That mean a lot of rice and beans with plantains or pana (breadfruit) and lettuce tomato salad.We always being working on the restaurant industry and that lead us to do the meat thing again. But keep the healthy outlook, meaning instead of white rice ,integral rice , lot of tofu, and lot salad and veggies.But we were eating a lot stuff not necesary heathy also, including a lot of chicken red meat and fritters. Normal for a puerto rican cuisine. Fast foward almost 18 year we have our first baby and this and the fact that the economy isnt as good ,make me one day say to my girl that we should go veggie again. Our baby became fast our main focus since the first month of pregnancy,giving him and my girl the best nutrition became my focus this lead me to start researching veganism again and i stumble onto a raw food book in a store one day. Also looking for a new career
      i became enroll in cooking school. So what caught my eyes from this book was how all this plates look aesthetically and how nutritious too.So i buy the book and started uncooking . Almost five month now , we are in a high raw diet, the baby is thriving, and my research is constant. Thats how i came in contact with this rawmoncookdad thing. Naturally so much information everywhere, make me ask a lot of question. So im glad to have stumble in to this event. I have found a lot of answers, and a clearer path is ahead for my family and personally, looking foward to keep my (un)cooking learning in a profesional way. My favorite interview was Ani Phios(THE WRITER OF MY FIRST RAW FOOD BOOK),David Wolf and Daniel Viteli,but enjoy them all. Would like to to subsribe to the club to keep it coming,but got priorities firsts(my Excalibur is on the way).

      Thanks for this Event
      RAW DAD


    53. By Dena on Oct 22, 2010

      Thank you so much!!! Can’t say enough. I listed to help my husband with his diabetes. He has been eating raw now since Monday, and his blood sugar has become normal now since yesterday. I sure hope I’m proving my point to him with your help of course. He tested tonight and his BS was at 97. Ya! And he didn’t have the feeling of hypoglycemia. That is amazing!!! You both have helped us so much. Thank you for all of your hard work. You both are fabulous.
      Dena in Washoual, Wa. :o)


    54. By Surya on Oct 23, 2010

      I received an unusual and unexpected kind of benefit from the “raw mom cooked dad” event. It happened like this: I did not get to hear one single interview. I am an unschooling raw mom of 3 kids ages 8.5, 4 and 8 months. The kids have been 100% raw all their lives but my husband who had been all raw for 6 years, went back to eating anything when not in the home. I was so looking forward to this event and getting some support and understanding for his choice and thereby some healing for my heart as I felt quite alone in my journey with the kids. But since my iPhone is my Internet connection (as I can’t be tethered to a computer with free minds to attend to) and the event was not available on the iPhone, i was not able to hear even one interview. So after wallowing in my disappointment for a couple of days, then just bottoming out in a puddle of lonliness and anxiety, I just let it go. (!) I let go of my disappointment in my husband and anxiety about his health and my feelings of betrayal and distrust. The only insight I can offer is that it became clear to me that every living being suffers in someway, it just appears differently on the surface. It’s all the same suffering (and joy) below the surface.


    55. By Nancy Martin on Oct 23, 2010

      Hi Tera, Fiona and all the others who made this event possible. Thank you so much for all of your hard work! The raw mom/cooked dad summit was nothing less than amazing. As expected, I learned a LOT more than just how to deal with the raw mom/cooked dad scenario. I love how embracing this summit was of MANY different ideas, even some controversial ones. I think it’s really cool how the raw food movement is advancing and moving out of just the realm of what we eat. It seems that many of the speakers are thinking of sustainability, practicality, and just generally getting in touch with what we each need on a PERSONAL level. It’s not just about “how raw are you?” It’s recognizing that the raw food movement has opened up our minds to SO many other things. It has opened us up in general to a better way of life and one that is more in harmony. and I think that’s really the point! I loved hearing Lorenna speak. I walked away from that interview so empowered, and also relieved. I realized that all I have to do first is figure out how I should eat, how I thrive, not how the rest of the world or even my family should eat!! Simple as it is, that really hadn’t hit me yet. It was like a weight lifted off my shoulders. Again, thank you so much for sharing and being open about new ideas. I am so grateful for my raw mom community. When I’m feeling lonely and isolated, I know that there are people out there just like me trying to do our best and live a little bit more consciously. <3


    56. By Kelly on Oct 23, 2010

      The most important message that I learned from the Raw Mom Cooked Dad event was to be more understanding and non-judgemental of myself and others. I think that this was one of the main messages of the calls, to learn how to relate to all of those around us and essentially “keep the peace”. I often find myself getting defensive and judgemental about others’ opinions on food and of my views and I am trying hard to not take it so seriously and to let everyone be who they are and focus mostly on myself. I do think it’s important to get the information out there and help to make people aware of health, food and nutrition, but without doing it in a judgemental way. Thank you Tera and Fiona for putting the whole thing together, I am truly grateful;))


    57. By Annie on Oct 23, 2010

      Thanks you for such a compelling summit. Thanks to you now “raw mom cooked dad” means: two different philosophy around lifestyle who work at finding ways to sit down together and enjoy a meal! Enjoy life!


    58. By Susan on Oct 24, 2010

      I heard about this summit through the Greemsmoothiegirl website and decided to give it a try. My first thought was that it seemed like a big time commitment. However, after I started listening to the calls, I found myself sneaking to listen to them during lunch at work, and staying up late at time to listen (some of them twice). I was sad to see the event end. I shared some of the information I was learning with my family. Through this, my 18 year old son decided that he now wants to eat less meat and include more veggies in his diet. My husband is tired of hearing me talk about it, so the calls from your partners were good for me to hear. I have learned to embrace where he is in his journey.

      Also, my dad and brother died of complications due to diabetes and both had been on dialysis. When I heard Sergei’s story I just cried. Diabetes runs in both sides of my family (Type I and Type II) and I have always felt somewhat of a foreboding in passing along these genes to my kids. None of them have developed diabetes at this point and I hope they never do, but it is likely that their children might. I shared Sergei’s story with my kids with the hope that they will remember that things are not so hopeless should diabetes pop up in their future.

      I found useful nuggets of wisdom from each of the speakers and bought several of the books mentioned, as well as visiting several of the websites. My daughter and I are thinking about doing a raw food retreat next year.

      Thank you for everything! It was invaluable. I had no idea there was such a raw food community out there.
      Susan in Cedar City, Utah


    59. By Sara on Oct 24, 2010

      Even if we didn’t realise it…..I feel that we were all working towards WORLD PEACE during this summit.

      Yes, i learned HEAPS about raw food nutrition etc….but most importantly i learned a lot about….trying to understand where others are coming from & also relationship/communication skills….especially between male & females :-)

      I always thought i was a non-judgemental person, but i know i can become even more non-judgemental. This summit has made me look at myself at a deeper level….& I will now continue to grow at a deeper level…to try to understand & accept more of where other people may be coming from e.g. someone elses opinions, points of view, beliefs.

      Tera & Fiona, i feel the world needs a WORLD PEACE SUMMIT….& you’ve begun it….& have passed on practical tools to us….which we’ll pass onto those we come into contact with.

      Peace to all !!

      Sara :-)


    60. By aida c. suarez on Oct 24, 2010

      It was great to hear about the different point of few about going
      all raw or not. Or at leat 60% like I do. This is a very, very personal decision, because involved emotions. If we eat wholesome food on a sad mood, the body pick up the signal right away. It is better to be happy eating or drinking what pleases your organism and your senses. The semminar was great. I took great notes cutting and pasting here and there. I give each one of participants a round of applause! Keep on living and fighting for our wellbeing: ALL OF US! and God bless! AC


    61. By Jenn on Oct 24, 2010

      I got so much out of these calls….mostly though that my family’s situation (raw mom, raw kids, cooked Dad, cooked kids) is not unique. It is a very real reality for many. I gained support, inspiration and joy from these calls. I also gained a new found respect for every one’s diet. Thank you!


    62. By Patricia Self on Oct 24, 2010

      Let’s see, what did Raw MOM, Cooked Dad mean to me? First of all let me give you a little background on myself. I personally have been through the ringer lately, having been diagnosed with hypothyroidism, ankylosing spondylitis, two bulging discs, chronic fatigue, diabetes, and depression. I completely turned my health around with a raw diet. My first son was showing signs of autism at the age of 2 when he started to regress after his MMR vaccination. We were so toxic from our diet, my dental amalgams, and vaccinations that we HAD to do something. Through dietary changes, supplements and natural detox, my son has made a major comeback. My husband was always several steps behind and reluctant to change his diet. His opinion is, “Why should I suffer, if I don’t have any health problems?” I’ve given him several ultimatums to shape up or ship out, and each time he makes very small progress. I’ve often cried in front of my meals while he sat and ate egg sandwiches or pizza in front of the kids. I was so close to leaving him! This event really made it easier for me to see the big picture. To understand him better and why it is so hard for him. I learned that many others are going through the same, and that gives me comfort. I am an occupational therapist and nutritional consultant and I often get so frustrated with people who are so slow to change. This event gave me the ability to reflect on small changes and be thankful for them. I don’t know if this will last, but it has kept me from bolting for a little bit longer 😉 Thanks for opening my mind and heart and giving me the strength to endure.

      Patricia Self


    63. By Kellie on Oct 24, 2010

      Just wanted to say THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart. It has been so fantastic, inspiring & motivating to listen to these people who walk the talk.

      I am eight months pregnant with my fourth child and have been dabbling in raw foods for the past 5 years or so. Although we have incorporated many small changes like green smoothies I had yet to commit fully to this way of life. As a result (and as Tera mentioned a number of times in the interviews) I too feel pain when I (or someone else) feeds my children food that I know is not ideal. As an avid believer in ‘thoughts are things’ I knew this was totally the wrong vibration to be sending out as my children ate, but I just couldn’t seem to help myself!!!

      When the summit started I was thinking about this alot and came to the conclusion that for me, it was mainly because I wasn’t living according to my values, if I was ever going to do this thing it was NOW!

      Even though I was quite scared and ALOT of conditioning was rearing it’s ugly head (especially in regards to fears about the baby getting enough nutrition and growing ok) I made a commitment and have been eating raw for the past 10 days. YAY!!! I am going very easy and doing alot of research. I have a menu plan for the month and shopping lists. I am making lots of recipes but mostly eating fresh food. I am keeping a record of the recipes I like and think the rest of the family will like.

      At the moment I am focusing on myself and getting into the routine and habit of eating this way. At the end of the month I will reassess and work out what recipes are favourites and slowly introduce the recipes to the rest of the family. Starting with lunch as I think this is the easiest raw meal. I am taking the first step on the journey and it already feels so good.

      It is quite tricky at the moment as I feel like I am doing double the shopping and food prep but I feel so good about it. I think it helps that in Australia we are in Spring – perfect for new beginnings! The calls on your summit have helped me stay focused and have put so many of my nagging little doubts to rest. It is one thing to make this decision for myself and quite another to make it for four little souls that are dependant on me (obviously hubby is going to be a work in progress!!!) However saying that, I am excited and feel that I am finally walking the talk too!!

      Other areas of my life seem to have more clarity as well and best of all after feeling really crappy this whole pregnancy I finally feel well and have lots of energy. I’m fully aware that this is a journey and I have decided to be very gentle on myself but I feel so much joy that I have taken the first step. Thank you all and especially to Tera and Fiona, you do change lives – I hope you know how wonderful you are!


    64. By Winsome on Oct 24, 2010

      Hi Tera and Fiona:
      Thank you so much!! for allowing me the opportunity to be a part of such an amazing event. I was truly blessed. “Raw Mom and Cooked Dad” meant a lot to me. When I first saw the advertisement I thought that was very interesting, and knew that it was something I wanted to be a part of. The calls were exciting and fun, there was laughter in the air. There was such a glow on each person’s face that I wanted to know the secret, and so each morning after my son and Husband left for school and work I took notes.
      I am a stay home mom/Massage Therapy student, vegetarian 15 years. My 6 yrs old son is non-verbal has Down Syndrome so I try daily to give him a good diet, so I am always using my Vitamix, because I give him a smoothie every day and a blended salad whenever he’ll accept it, he is very strong for his age, but hits his chin with a close fist because he can’t a express himself and that create a lot of stress on me. My husband pretty much eats whats given to him as he doesn’t cook, but doesn’t support me going raw and thinks I am obsessed.
      I have learned to keep “peace on the plate” and harmony in the home. Each Artist was emphasizing what the other says, and I thought that was interesting. It’s all about Love and balance and prioritizing ands peace. Alissa says to learn to make beautiful raw meal, to wine and dine your family and people and I totally agree. Don’t get others stress about this lifestyle they’ll see your energy and how you feel and I agree. She also mention to organize meals, that I am lacking in, so I am willing to learn how. Penni says to make time for ourself and make our juice first thing in the a.m., “a determined commitment”, and I will take her advice. Markus says let the thing you love go and be the best that you can be, they’ll come after you, I am ready to do that. He also mention that when we are unhappy the cells are unhappy because they are looking to us for instruction, I think that was very interesting and informative. David stressed about relationship, and how to be at peace with each other. Ron was very funny, he encourages us to shop in bulk, he talks about how Nadine reflects the light in him and that was so cute. The last call I listened to was Matt Monarch who talked about what to eliminate from the diet. I wasn’t able to listen to the rest of the calls, but for all the information I have gathered I am truly grateful. I will be trying my raw diet starting tomorrow.
      So to Tera and Fiona I say keep on doing what you are doing, you have touched so many lives including mine, and I am truly grateful. To know that I am not alone and there are other like myself trying to get on the right path to be healthy. So Blessings to you both!!
      Winsome N.Y.


    65. By Cheryl on Oct 24, 2010

      Thank you for these interviews. Some I fully agreed with..some I have to digest and think over..some I did not agree with. There was something for everyone. Very much worth the time. I have been slowly killing myself with food over the years. My A1C is 13.1, had uteran cancer and have heart attack ears :-)
      The information provided has given me the courage and kick in the pants to change my eating habits, learn more about the detox process and B suppliments. Will look more into the natural plants, Look forward to trying the recipes. My boyfriend is not much of a veggie eater. I like all the coments on respecting others choices. Loving the members of your family and not pestering them to change, but being a fine example. I like also the encouragement about not feeling you are a failure if it takes quite some time to change. Some can do it overnight..others can not. That it is ok not to go 100% raw. Its a slower path for others and some 80% or less works best. We are all different and do what works for us. We should not judge others for their choices. Thank you for the wealth of knowledge provided through the interviews. The years of combined experience is a treasure. You have helped many to come to a better understanding of what is all involved.


    66. By Tracey on Oct 25, 2010

      I didn’t get a chance to listen to all the interviews, but loved what I did manage to hear. I think I will be signing up to the relax package. Thank you so much for the amazing work that you do. You lovely ladies inspire me to be a better person.
      My son has eczema and that is what prompted me to try a raw food diet. Over the past year I have felt like I am riding a roller coaster. I have purchased just about every ebook that you have for sale and participated in some of your challenges to make the transition. I have wins with the family and make progress and then they want cooked food again.
      Last week before this summit started I had a huge fight with my husband over food. I made the family a nice brown rice salad, my husband wanted steak, so I got him some. I didn’t want the children to have any, they complained because they wanted what their father was having. My husband started getting angry, it then went on from there that he wanted tomato sauce and I refuse to buy it because our son will put it on bread and everything and it can trigger his eczema. I try to keep things out of the house like bread and sauce and my husband brings them in. I said that he was being selfish and that he should think about what we are trying to achieve for our son. He then gave all the meat to the kids and said that he is not selfish. I started yelling, and he argued back and started to push my buttons and rant and rave that he wants to eat steak and all the other rubbish. Before I could stop myself I had uttered well I hope you get bowel cancer. Something so small escalated so quickly out of control. I was horrified with myself, I went to bed sobbing and he went to bed hungry. He usually is supportive and knows the benefits of eating raw, he loves green smoothies, he is just not ready to take that step.
      I have learnt to work on myself first and hopefully that will inspire them, to make it fun and it may take some time.
      By the way my husband and I do still love each other and I apologised when we both calmed down. I would never wish such a terrible thing on anybody and wished that I could take it back the moment I said it.


    67. By sammy on Oct 30, 2010

      The healthy eating movement is on fire ! Thank you to the wonderful people like the Raw Diva team that are teaching us all how to get back to basics and the support and love they share . There is no better gift you all could give the world but help to stop the mistreatment of creatures on this earth , to stop the pollution of our planet and share your knowledge ,wisdom ….is no better gift to give the world then your love ! Father heaven and Mother earth have given us all we need . The powers that be have stolen our lives , minds, hearts and souls for their profit and greed without us even knowing it . We have forgotten how to pass on the pure love of the universe. I am so grateful for you and your team , so blessed for all your guest . Thank you sooo much !
      After changing careers to a stress full sit down job, I have gained over 100 pounds in the last 10 yrs.. I knew there just have to be a better way ! This last few weeks of discovery the raw and healthy ways of living and ordering a few books for you site , I am happy to say that the weight is coming off so easy, I feel more fantastic than before. Because I have a tight budget , I even started my own organic garden , and I live in an apartment ! Trying to get my family to give up meat isn’t easy … but the more I learn good tasting recipes the more interesting it gets. Smoothies and juices are a big hit ! We’ve gone through the stage of, well your eat what you want to eat and I’ll just cook my meat over here … to my husband even commented on My meals , that if it would taste great like this all the time he wouldn’t mind eating like this .
      Talking , getting upset , battling out the will powers, ” why can’t you see I love it you and I want you to live to be 100 with me ” didn’t help … what did ?… ” just do it ” !!!
      Great quote I heard recently, ” just don’t give they any , and they will want some ! ” ha! ha! I love it ! Blessings to you and ours ! Thank you again with all my heart !


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