View Full Version : Alissa, more DVD's please........
07-04-2005, 04:42 PM
Who is ready for another food prep DVD by Alissa????????? I find it helpful and informative to see demonstrations of the way foods are prepared.
Thanks! :) :) :)
07-04-2005, 05:23 PM
Can I pre-order mine now Alissa? :D
07-04-2005, 07:36 PM
Oh yah!!!!!!!!!! I'd love more DVD's!!! I'm very visual and found that the first two help tons for me to see how easy it is.
07-04-2005, 08:02 PM
Hee hee , alissa -seems like you gotz more pressure than J.K. Rowling :p!!!
07-05-2005, 05:20 AM
That would be great! She could have more people on the show, too. Plus, there could be a little photo update of the first two ladies (if they've kept it up, etc).
And it wouldn't just have to be about food prepping, either. It could open up a little more with it.
07-05-2005, 05:22 AM
I'm ready for more DVD's!! In fact, I want to be IN the next one so I can eat all that food!!! :p
07-05-2005, 08:55 AM
there could be a little photo update of the first two ladies (if they've kept it up, etc).
I'd love to see that! And I agree about a DVD that wasn't only about preparing foods!
07-05-2005, 09:29 AM
You charming person you - You tempted us with a website with people who were journalling about their transition and change; provided us with some lovely pictures of some food and it was supposed to be raw :eek: (now you know people were questioning you on that burger and fries picture - it just couldn't have been raw, come on, who you foolin') and provided a few recipes on the Alissa Cohen site, BAM!!! then you did the amazing most comprehensive package a book - EVER, and a companion DVD, and this website - now we are hooked.
As an admitted biblophile, I have exhausted my look time in the current cook book and have a fiening need for another cookbook, and as everyone another DVD, which could encompass the raw life of some other folks (like myself - learning, loving and living through your counsel - no peeps there is no shame whatsover in my game and I smiling whilst I speak this into existence), to encourage people. You may also desire to place in the DVD, those raw food creators of recipes that you trust and want this to move forward as the greater good, and then distribute through WALMART for 19.95 and also right as you check out at BLOCKBUSTERS as one of their for sale things - the marketing possibilites are endless.
I spoke to my Christian bookstore owner and my health food store owner, and both would be delighted to carry you now, so what say you. The word needs to go.
Okay, we all know you are not sitting idle, so could you please give the junkies of which I am, a hint, a peep or a glance and what is to come. Be careful how you present it, because we do know there are dream makers and dream takers, but through it all, you will have the victory! ;)
07-05-2005, 10:57 AM
Yes, yes! In the short month I have had Alissa's dvd and book I have had to lend it to 4 people and turn down another who wanted to bring it to another state to "borrow".
All of these people are completely new to the idea, and I thought , after explaining and explaining, how wonderful it would be if Alissa had a dvd to go with her food prep one, for beginners explaining the purpose and banefits of eating a live food diet. So I dont have to. hahaha!
07-05-2005, 12:18 PM
...What SweetLips said :)
Alissa, can you hear us all yelling in the grandstands???
We want more! We want more! We want more!
Don't you feel all warm and fuzzy? :)
07-05-2005, 09:13 PM
So glad I'm not alone!
07-05-2005, 09:19 PM
LOL ,your right sweetlips (we ARE junkies) ...heee heee ,we might need some alissa detox - so were not too dependent --shudders-- just think of the chills we'd get while detoxing :p!!! Just Kidding - DONT leave us hangin ,k?! NO pressure of course ;)
07-06-2005, 09:13 AM
LOL! ok ya i do feel warm and fuzzy.
Thanks guys. i know i need to make more and actually i was just talking about that the other day. Ive been focusing more on other stuff like getting the word out there into mainstream and a lot of stuff has been happening. But i was just thinking that i should really do another book and DVD' but im having a hard time finding the time!
Ok, here is a little info about what im doing since i realize i havent updated my site and have no information about whats going on.
Fist, im so busy here just selling the book and DVDs, trying to answer email, etc
so i will have someone full time soon, i just have a hard time giving up the control, lol!
Im working on updating my site and setting up another site (its a secret for now but ill fill you in later)
Second, ive been doing TV spots, some small ones here and there. Some decent ones, like the 10 oclock nightly news - their health watch segment. Also some gigs in LA and Malibu with PR people, media people and TV producers, etc.... meeting a lot of 'the important' people so to speak.
The camerawomen form one of the news shows told me I need to be on the today show and her best friend was the producer there. So thinking that was a long shot I said ya., that would be nice! when I got home from the trip and checked my email the camera women wrote and told me she spoke to this women and she was all excited and wanted to see my stuff. Soooo
. This producer wrote and got back to me and told me she loved my stuff I sent and she was bringing it into a meeting. So we will see
.. not sure if they want to do another raw food thing after carol alt was on, but
my TV friends were shocked she even wrote me and said its a very good sign as they usually dont if they are not interested. So things like that abound
I made the commercial which most of you have seen I think and he wants to do a lot of other stuff. Hes an amazing producer and really wants to do a raw reality show and a food pilot and some other stuff that I can shop around.
I am now getting ready to set up air time, find a fulfillment center and all of that for the commercial as I wont be able to handle that here with just Dennis and I as we are already over our heads with shipping and orders and all of that. But im waiting for our new shipping of the books and DVDs since we have already sold out of almost 5000 of each.
Doing some other things like the Texas spa event for 4 days. Im sure things will open up form that also, I always seem to meet the right people I need to meet at the right time.
Met a lot of people at the Malibu gig, senior producer from Extra! Who loved the food I made and was the sweetest guy, gave them all books and they were really excited. And people like that so I need to make some phone calls
.hmmm, what else???
Well, daily my mind switches from putting together a pilot for a food show (my producer friend just want me to DO a food show and then I can air it wherever I want instead of waiting for the food network.. so thats an idea
) to the reality show which would cost boo coo bucks and id need an investor but that could be huge now that I have the right contacts to shop it around, to the today show and TV spots, to making more products to sell, to web sites, yada yada yada
. Theres more even but its a secret
LOL! So as you can see im not sitting idle but actually trying to fit some fun into my everyday life as that is starting to become a fleeting thing and thats never good for me. Im taking golf lessons (not my thing but since I drag Dennis to everything, move him around the country and hes always so good about doing whatever I want him to do I thought id give this a try so I can at least play a decent round of golf with him occasionally. Not sure I like it yet, but im trying). Walking everyday into town, tried some kayaking but havent gotten back to it. Very much miss doing my art as my soul calls out for that sometimes, but its funny, when I find the time to do it, things start to heat up with the raw food stuff so I think im meant to do this right now. Dennis is good for me and makes sure I get off the computer when im getting stressed, just trying to find balance right now but I have this burning desire and this knowing that this is supposed to be out there in a big way and whenever I have the fleeting thought that im not the one to do it or it may not be what direction im heading in and I start to slow down and think maybe I just want a mellow life with low stress, LOL, Im proved wrong almost immediately with an important phone call or the like, so im just following the universe and being open to any avenue and they certainly keep showing me new and ever growing directions. When I do get away or have time to relax I realize how much I miss the connection with people and working with them to help them heal and change their life, its such an amazing thing and it moves me beyond anything else ive ever known. I cant really ever see knowing this truth and not spreading it as far as I possibly can. As my best friend always says to me this is what you came here to do in this lifetime, im sure of it! so I guess thats what ive been doing, just trying to get it out there!
Ok, well, thats my update, I kind of feel like I just wrote one of those hi, im Alissa and I like ------ and my biggest turn ons are---- and my biggest turn offs are -----, LOL. But I realize I keep this all pretty private lately as its a lot of behind the scenes stuff that is manifesting and still in its creating stages. But I feel like you guys are family and wanted to share this with you as your all really open with your lives in so many ways and I feel like I know many of you as a close friend.
Thanks for asking and I will be thinking about more DVDs, I promise, actually thats an easy one! So maybe ill do that sooner then later.
07-06-2005, 10:26 AM
Wow, how wonderful, Alissa! I look forward to seeing these things manifest as well :). Congratulations. All the best to you!
I have a question I've been meaning to ask you ever since I got your dvd a long time ago. There is a part where you are discussing food combining -- tell me if I'm inferring correctly, as it wasn't clear (to me):
You said that anyone can get out of balance on any type of diet. When you said that an excess of greens causes one to crave and/or binge on fats, I found that not to be true for me.
So, firstly, I inferred this to mean that too many greens may be bad; I'm wondering if one *can* consume an excess of greens. It seems to me the more greens the better -- is this incorrect? Can there be such a thing as too many greens (I'm referring to green leaves, such as kale, collards, etc.)?
What I found for me is that I usually want more fruit soon after a green smoothie, but it's not a manic craving, lol. Greens have been instrumental in healing me of bingeing and restored so much balance...
I find that if I skip my daily greens, I actually end up eating excessive -- "excessive" for me -- amounts of fruit, which causes me bloating, gas. I actually have to make sure I include some fats to stay within (my) ideal range of 10-15%!
And, while I never believed it before, adding *good* fats in responsible amounts does not add fat to the body; to the contrary: I actually lost fat when I added them!
So, back to my point! (sorry ;D): Is this just an individual thing? What, if any, are the long-term effects -- negative or positive -- of lots of greens? And if an excess is negative, how much constitutes "excess"?
07-06-2005, 10:31 AM
Wow, Alissa, you sure are busy! I am very happy to hear that everything is going so well for you! The raw foods community is very lucky to have you out there sharing your knowledge and expertise. :)
07-06-2005, 10:36 AM
Hi, no, i never said that, what i said was that there is a food pyramid triangle and that when you eat from one group like greens then your body will naturally crave fruits and fats. When you eat a lot of fats your body will naturally start to crave fruit and greens, etc...
no i did not say or mean that too many greens are bad, most people do not get enough. it sounds like your doing fine.
07-06-2005, 11:10 AM
Ah, okay, thanks for the clarification; I did infer incorrectly -- glad I asked! It's one of those things where you hear one day something is good for you, only to find out 5-or-10 years later it's dangerous! Haha, I guess I worried that I might be eating too many greens, and that at some point something was going to go wrong...
I suppose even the myths surrounding fat add to the confusion. As I stated above, I never believed that if I consumed good fats, I would not gain fat. I heard/read so many contradicting things that it's hard to know the truth unless you sort of experiment on yourself, which is basically what I've had to do over the years! I found it miraculous that I actually lost fat.
So, yes, I feel like I'm in good balance right now :)
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