"Dear Alissa, I wanted to thank you again for such an amazing foray into the world of Raw and Living Foods! Your enthusiasm, expertise and delicious foods were appreciated by staff and guests alike. The "Raw Ravioli" is still sending shock waves through the spa! Your spirit and creativity are truly contagious and we look forward to hosting you again for a more comprehensive retreat, with full immersion into Living the Live Foods Way!"

Julia Trick, Nutrition Director
The Greenhouse Spa

"I had tried to eat raw many times and found it challenging and somewhat boring. I thought salads were it. Then Alissa Cohen arrived in my life. WOW! The most amazing delicious food that I ever imagined could be...so scrumptious, which made eating raw so much easier and such a delight. Alissa has so much vitality, passion and energy and is a shining example of health, strength and joy. She is completely inspiring to me and has helped me enormously in all areas of my life. I have never felt so vital after having the wonderful opportunity of being coached by Alissa. I thank her from the bottom of my heart."

Vanessa Katz, Palm Desert, CA

"Alissa has been a true blessing to me. She has taught me how delicious raw food meals can taste. Her ideas and recipes are wonderful. I have so much more energy, I am losing weight, and I just plain feel great. Alissa is a beautiful person inside and out. She has been so kind, patient, and understanding. She is thorough in her instructions and I can feel the deep caring that she has for me to succeed. I really appreciate how good she has been to me and all that I am learning from her."

Jody Martin, Woodridge, IL

"Imagine...how good you can feel, just by doing a few adjustments to your diet. And what's so great about it is you don't have to cook! Yea! Raw Food! Since time began there were no microwave ovens, it was just as raw as could be and that's what I did. I had Alissa prepare raw food for me and what a difference in just a few days. Energy level went up and I felt great! I'm an extreme surfer and martial artist and I need "go" power. That's what raw food can do for anyone. It's just that simple. Get back to basics. You're the bomb Alissa!!! GOD BLESS YA!"

Marcus Barrera, La Habra, CA

"Alissa, Thank you for all your help! I have already lost 37 pounds since I saw you last. Thanks for all your support and showing me how easy this diet is. My headaches are completely gone! Truly amazing! I cant imagine eating any other way!"

S.B in CA

"Alissa, your raw lasagna, pizza, BBQ chicken fingers, cheesecake and all the food at the taste testing party for your book was so incredible! I cant believe everything was raw! I need your book! Thanks for inviting me, this party made me realize that I can still have fun with food and not have to starve myself to eat raw! Thanks again."

Janice P.

"I have been eating raw food off and on for the last 6 years. I was never able stay on this diet until I met you. Your simple and straight forward approach works. I am already seeing results. Thank you!"

Ana, FL

"Alissa, The 3 hour consultation I had with you was more then I could have ever imagined. I have been 'raw' ever since. Your enthusiasm, energy and knowledge is contagious. Thank you, thank you, thank you!"

Dee, CA

"I just wanted to tell you what a difference your instruction has made for me. I am finding it very easy. I don't have to think about food all the time any more."


"Enjoyed watching your video program on preparing raw vegan food. The world should know this information."

Keith R. Thompson, Conoga Park, CA

"Wow, what a great time I had at your dinner party. The food was awesome."

Kenny, Marlborough MA

"I have been working with Alissa for 2 months now. It is almost unbelievable how much my life has changed since I began this program with her. For the past 30 years I have been struggling with obesity, diabetes, asthma, allergies, depression, and a host of other ailments. Within the last 2 months I have lost 45 pounds, gone off of my diabetes medication and high blood pressure medication. I am walking an hour a day, where before I started working with Alissa I could barley make it to the end of my street. I have been on every diet imaginable, but was never ale to sustain it. I feel like this is not just a diet, but a whole new way of life, one that I know I will be able to stick with forever. What other diet can you eat cakes and pies and nuts? There is not reason to "Cheat" the food is so delicious. More than the food though, I think the best thing about Alissa's program is her ability to motivate and inspire people. She has given me hope and for the first time in 30 years has made me want to make the choice to change. She understands the psychological and emotional struggles associated with obesity and illness and has the techniques needed for permanent change. I was dancing around my living room one day with Alissa. She put on some music and made me move, it was the first time in 30 years. Now I never want to stop"

Lynn Plumb,Gloucester Mass.
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"Read this and believe that I am just like you. I am no different. I was sick, tired, full of aches and pains...only 34 years old and my feet hurt me almost all the time. At 200 pounds, I just didn't feel happy with my physical appearance and my energy level. Newly divorced and starting a brand new career, I was ready for a change. When I first started the raw food diet, Alissa prepared all my food for me and inspired me everyday to want to be as healthy as I could be. Her support and enthusiasm kept me going and I know I couldn't have done it without her. She never gave up on me, even when I cheated on the diet! Now 30 pounds lighter, I feel optimistic and happy about my future. I have lots of energy, I need less sleep, my capacity to feel happiness is more...and I owe it all to Alissa! She taught me how delicious raw food can taste and that you don't have to feel deprived."

Christine Weisman, Ipswich, MA
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