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Raw Food for Everyone hits book shelves today!!!

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

I’m so excited! My new book, Raw Food for Everyone is hitting the shelves today. yeah!!!

You can also still order it here and it will be delivered to your doorstep or on your Kindle.

Let me know what you think! Oh and if you like it, (and only if you like it, which i know you will, LOL!) post a rave review on Amazon so others know to buy it!

Also, make sure you come see me in Boston!

I am doing a talk and book signing on:

November 4th from 7-9pm.

The location is:

Brookline Booksmith
279 Harvard Street
Brookline, Massachusetts 02446-2908

A special for all my customers!

Monday, October 25th, 2010

Great news!

Through my partnership with opensky, the people that help me sell products, I am running a special from October 26 through November 26th.

When you order anything from my store during the next month, you will receive a 25% coupon good for your next purchase!

The only thing that is excluded are my living on live food books and DVDs and appliance over $200.00.

Its my way of thanking you for shopping at alissacohen.com! and don’t forget, your purchases support animal rights and help us to donate more for our furry friends.

Also –  3 days until the new book comes out. Can you believe it!!!! So exciting…. Don’t forget to order it now in hardcover or on your kindle so you have it on October 28th!

Kindle, raw yoga and balance…

Sunday, October 24th, 2010

Ah what a week! I’ve been redesigning the raw teachers site, working on new products to put in the store and getting ready for my new book to hit the shelves on October 28th!  (btw/ for those of you who asked if it will be on kindle, it is!!! If you order Raw Food for Everyone now, it will be on your kindle on October  28th! And if you pre-order it will be on your doorstep on October 28th!)

Been having a lot of fun lately also, hardly at home so haven’t been writing much on my blog. Just got home from a dinner party at a friend’s house, brought some raw ice cream from my new book and everyone went crazy, raw and cooked eaters alike!

Don’t forget, the Ormus Greens are still 10.00 off until the 26th! We have sold a ton and already had some great feedback! I’ll be introducing some fantastic specials this week also, some great discounts.

I was at Prana Restaurant in Newton with my sister in raw, Taylor, Thursday. So much fun meeting  some of you spur of the moment who were eating there! Meant to take more pictures of the food but we always get too busy talking and I lose touch with anything else. We ate lunch, took Prana Yoga next door (which by the way is the BEST yoga I’ve ever done!) went to her house to change and take care of nursing her 6 month old twins (her, not me ;) ), took her other two children back to the restaurant to eat dinner and then hung out the rest of the night until 1:30 am processing, talking, laughing and living in the high energy of rawness. I finally made it home at 3:30 am! Very late for me, but so much fun. Talk about someone who has tons of energy! She has 5 kids under the age of 12, runs 4 yoga studios and a restaurant and a million things in between. I’ve met my match, lol! Dennis told me she is so much like me. Ya, except I have 2 dogs not 5 kids!

Still doing yoga everyday and feeling great! Love my new yoga mats in my store. Also adding more workout stuff soon.

Off to write a couple of articles and set up my schedule for the week. Busy busy but balanced. So happy I’m  starting to achieve this (balance) again.

Supergreen sale!

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Have you tried Ormus Supergreens? If not, now is the perfect time to try them out!

Im offering $10.00 off until the 26th!

Was 55.00. Now 45.00!

Because of the peppermint and Stevia, this mix is delicious mixed with just water! It tastes like a sweet tea!

If you don’t like the taste of green drinks, you’ll love this one!

I’ve been taking this before and after my yoga classes and I feel more alive and full of energy!

If there is one item that you definitely want in your raw food kitchen, this is it! You can order it here!

Made from the purest probiotic greens grown on high altitude volcanic rich soil

  • Raw vegan superfood protein, the ultimate anti-aging protein designed for athletes, body builders, and health enthusiasts who want to lose fat, build muscle mass and be extremely healthy and fit. Grown organically in a pristine ancient sea bed located in a volcanic region of Utah and Arizona. The soil is loaded with platinum, gold, silver and ormus trace minerals that give the greens a magnetic property.
  • Ormus Supergreens are grown and produced in the US.
  • These Supergreens are grown in a pristine ancient sea bed in a volcanic region of Utah and Arizona. The soil is loaded with platinum, gold, silver, and ORMUS trace minerals giving the greens a magnetic property which increases the vibration and frequency of those who consume it.
  • Certified 100% organic, Non-GMO, & Gluten Free.
  • A patented cold-drying process which protects the heat-sensitive bioactive constituents and phyto-nutrients, thereby making a superior raw green super food drink that is both alive and bio-available.
  • Produced using an eco-friendly process having a low carbon footprint and is thereby much easier on the environment. Additionally, the special bag guarantees the highest level of freshness obtainable.

Ingredients:

Oat Grass – We use oat grass in our formula because it picks up the highest amounts of Noble Elements and ormus from the soil. Oat grass is used traditionally to help build sexual stamina. Oat grass (Avena Sativa) has a relaxing and stimulating action that nourishes and strengthens the nervous system.Barley and Wheat Grass- Barley and wheat grass are both loaded with high trace minerals, calcium, iron, all essential amino acids, vitamin C, the flavonoids, and a number of enzymes and minerals. They also contain superoxide dismutase (SOD), a powerful antioxidant enzyme that protects the cells against toxic free radicals.   All the cereal grasses pick up ormus from the soil.

Alfalfa – Alfalfa is a plant which sends its roots down twenty to thirty feet into the ground and brings up the minerals that are not available on the surface. For this reason, the Arabic word Alfalfa means “father of plants.” Alfalfa is rich in vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that play a vital role in the strength and growth of our bones and in the maintenance of a healthy body. It contains protein and vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin E, and vitamin K. It also contains calcium, potassium, carotene, iron, and zinc.

Yucca – Yucca are desert plants that are part of the Agave family. We wild craft our own wild Yucca plants in the high desert in a way that promotes growth for the other plants. Yucca extracts may have anti-arthritic and anti-inflammatory effects including anti-fungal and anti- protozoal activities. Yucca is also a rich source of phenolics, including resveratrol and a number of other stilbenes (yuccaols A, B, C, D and E). Yucca extracts and its phenolics are also anti-oxidants and free-radical scavengers.

Parsley – Parsley is perhaps one of the most commonly used but therapeutically under-rated of herbs. Parsley is very high in bio available vitamin C and is a good source of manganese, calcium and potassium. It also contains flavonoids that act as antioxidants. Parsley is also rich in vitamin A, well-known for its effects on vision, plus can mitigate risks of atherosclerosis and diabetes. Parsley cleanses the blood, dissolves sticky deposits in veins, maintains elasticity of blood vessels, facilitates removal of moderately sized kidney and gallstones, treats deafness and ear infections, and benefits the sexual system. Parsley helps with bad breath and is one of the most important herbs for providing vitamins to the body. It’s like an immune-enhancing multi-vitamin and mineral complex in green plant form.

Spinach – Spinach is a rich source of protein, minerals, vitamins, pigments and phytonutrients. Health benefits of spinach are due to presence of vitamins, pigments, phytonutrients and minerals like potassium, manganese, zinc, magnesium, iron and calcium. Spinach is a source of vitamins like folate, niacin, vitamin A, B6, C and traces of the rest of the vitamins. Other important elements, including thiamine and riboflavin, that are used in various reactions in our body are also found in spinach. Spinach is rich in pigments like beta carotene, lutein and xanthene and chlorophyllin etc.

Probiotic Culture – We use a “live active culture” process with part of our cereal greens. This is different from other companies who just mix Probiotics into their greens. Traditional Probiotic foods include: yogurt, kefir, miso, and sauerkrauts and are very good for the body and digestive tract. Science has learned that cultured foods are easy to digest and create life-enhancing nutrients.

Peppermint makes our greens easy to drink and very palatable. Peppermint is also an age-old herbal medicine that has been used to treat a wide range of abdominal woes, from flatulence to stomach cancer to gallbladder disease. Several studies have shown that peppermint seems to be fairly effective at relieving irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a collection of symptoms that includes abdominal cramping and pain, bloating, constipation, and diarrhea. Peppermint also has anti-parasitic properties and has been used in folk remedies to get rid of parasites.

Whole Leaf Stevia – We use the whole leaf stevia herb which has been used for centuries in South America to aid diabetics and hypoglycemics. Research has shown that a whole leaf stevia herb has a regulating effect on the pancreas and helps stabilize blood sugar levels. Herbal stevia is therefore useful to people with diabetes, hypoglycemia, and Candidiasis. Other traditional uses of herbal stevia are to lower elevated blood pressure (hypertension), as a digestive aid that also reduces gas and stomach acidity, and for obesity. The herb acts as general tonic which increases energy levels and mental acuity. The stevia herb has also been shown to inhibit the growth and reproduction of bacteria that cause gum disease and tooth decay, making it an excellent addition for the teeth and gums.

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I’d love to meet you!!

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

If your in the Boston area, I am doing a talk and book signing on:

November 4th from 7-9pm.

The location is:

Brookline Booksmith
279 Harvard Street
Brookline, Massachusetts 02446-2908

You can buy your copy of my new book Raw Food for Everyone there. Id love to meet you if your in the area. Stop by and say hello!

Internet Gossip…

Saturday, October 9th, 2010

I’m beginning to hate the internet. Here is a news article that came out last week:

A lawyer for raw-food entrepreneur Alissa Cohen told the Boston Licensing Board today his client will soon either reopen her closed Prince Street restaurant or sell it off.

Grezzo was before the licensing board for non-use of its license – Cohen shut the place in May, citing “the rat race” of running a business that included two restaurants (she had one in Newburyport).

But her lawyer told the board she was looking to re-open. This time around, however, she would serve “natural,” rather than “raw” food, in other words, some of the food would be cooked.

The board agreed to give her a month to either re-open or sell the business.

WHAT???? I’m not reopening.  I sold it. They are in the process of getting all the appropriate licensing and doing what they need to open. It is going to be a cooked food restaurant and has nothing to do with me. How they got that I’m opening a “natural” restaurant is beyond me.  AUGH.  Wow, amazing.

Ok so anyway. I haven’t been blogging for the last week and a half because I’ve been busy testing out just about every yoga class on the sea coast! My foot is feeling really great, which is very exciting so I’m back to working out on a regular basis. Thank god!

I’m off to Vermont for a few days with friends. I haven’t been there for so many years. Should be fun!  But, a few things I wanted to tell you. I’m doing a huge promotion for my store. There will be special coupons sent to you after each of your orders. I’ll explain more next week.

Also, don’t forget to sign up for the December teacher training. It’s filling fast!