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Rawfood coaching

Explore the world of raw food with private coaching sessions

Rawfood workshops

Learn how to create the most delicious raw vegan dishes yourself

Rawfood retreats

Indulge in a blissful, relaxing raw food retreat in beautiful Wrabness

Raw alive is a Colchester based company brought to you by Teresa Harding, a fully certified raw living foods practitioner, educator and consultant, who has been following a raw plant-based diet for over 10 years.

Having studied under Elaine Bruce at the UK Centre for living foods Teresa has gained a wealth of knowledge, transforming the lives of people through raw food coaching. She is wholeheartedly committed to helping people achieve their goals and makes going and staying raw easy.

Teresa feels so passionate about the power of raw food that she has developed a series of raw food workshops and retreats that she hopes you’ll find to be fun, interesting and motivational.

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Why Raw?

What is a raw food diet?

A raw foods diet is made up of fresh, whole, unrefined, living, plant-based foods: fruits, vegetables, leafy greens, nuts, and seeds, which are consumed in their natural state, without cooking or steaming. People who adopt this diet are often referred to as “raw foodies” or “raw vegans.”

Can I survive on raw foods?

There is no essential nutrient in meat, grains, legumes, or dairy that is not also available in fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds, and in a form that is easier to digest. Indeed, there are many essential nutrients that can only be gained from plants. People thrive on the raw diet, often telling others how it has improved their health and their lives. When people integrate a proper raw diet with other healthful living practices, they rarely, if ever, develop weight control problems, chronic or even short-term illnesses.

Is it hard to switch from cooked to raw?

Learning how to eat a raw food diet properly takes time, patience, and effort. Although there is a blueprint for doing it correctly, most people find it challenging to adopt the raw diet 100% the first time out, unless they get professional guidance. It seldom occurs overnight and, in fact, can take years to accomplish. Because our taste buds have experienced the excitement of salt, sugar and spices, we may miss those tastes initially when they are no longer part of the daily diet. However, most people find that the tradeoff for good health and longevity is worth it. Once the taste buds are no longer exposed each day to these “excitotoxins,” they once again develop an appreciation for the taste of sweet, fresh fruits and vegetables.

What are the benefits of a raw food diet?
  • Increased energy
  • Better digestion
  • Weight loss
  • Reduced risk of heart disease
  • Reduced risk of diabetes and cancer
  • A great sense of wellbeing
  • Improved skin appearance
  • Connection to your food and surroundings
  • A highly ethical and sustainable diet
Can I get enough nutrients from fruit and veg?

The very best quality vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, phytonutrients, enzymes, co-enzymes, fiber, water, protein, carbohydrates, and fats come from fruits and vegetables. They are complete nutritional packages that provide the body with everything it needs to function properly. All nutrients come in the proper proportions and ratios that the body can utilize optimally. No man-made vitamin tablet or other supplement can compare with nature’s handiwork.

How to make the change from cooked to raw?

The best way to begin is by increasing the amount of raw food you eat, while decreasing the amount of cooked food. For example, you can replace cooked grains and milk (cereal, toast, etc.) for breakfast with fruit that is in season, such as melon in summer or grapefruit or oranges in winter. Later, a lunch made up of a sandwich (baked grains) and chips (cooked corn or potatoes) can be replaced with another type of fruit or a banana/berry smoothie. Start the evening meal with fruit, and follow that with as much raw salad as you desire before committing to the cooked portion of dinner. Eventually, you can replace the evening cooked meal with a large salad made up of lots of leafy greens and some non-sweet fruits like tomatoes.

Raw food coaching

Do you need guidance and support as you explore a raw and living foods lifestyle? Teresa will show you how to feel healthy & vibrant without sacrificing taste. Teresa will show you how to prepare simple, easy & delicious meals that nourish your body & improve wellbeing. Whether you’re brand new to raw foods or have been trying to go raw for years, Teresa can help you reach your health goals faster. During her sessions Teresa will work with you on a one on one basis to create a personalized program that you can follow to achieve your goals.

One to one coaching can help with

  • Radically improve your energy levels and clarity of mind
  • Help you achieve your ideal body weight
  • Help you reverse chronic health conditions
  • Reduced risk of diabetes and cancer
  • Achieve glowing, clear skin and eyes.
  • Improve digestion and increase nutrient assimilation
  • Banish cravings for cooked and processed foods



Teresa’s workshops take place in her home in Colchester, Essex, where the atmosphere is relaxed and friendly. These workshops are a great place to meet new people with like-minded intentions and goals.

Workshops include;

  • Raw food Demonstration
  • 100% organic raw vegan lunch
  • Talk and discussion on the benefits of raw food
  • Practical tips & information about raw  vegan nutrition
  • How to equip a raw vegan kitchen
  • Recipes provided in detailed handouts

Speaking events

Teresa is available to share her expertise as a raw living foods practitioner.  Her unique speaking style is uplifting and engaging, and encourages group participation and interaction. Teresa’s talks are fully customizable and can be tailored to each event.

Teresa is available for:

  • Corporate events
  • Social events
  • Retreats
  • Workshops
  • Seminars

Lunch n Learns

Invite you friends for lunch and let Teresa show you how to prepare raw vegan food the good way. No need to shop, Teresa will take care of everything, bringing delicious raw ingredients to your door. All you need to do is invite your friends, relax and enjoy the day.

Lunch n Learns include;

  • A Raw food Demonstration
  • A super nutritious raw vegan lunch
  • Recipes provided in detailed handouts
  • A Talk and discussion on the benefits of raw food
  • Practical tips & information about raw vegan nutrition


Our retreats will help you kick start a healthier lifestyle and discover how energizing a raw food diet can make you feel. Our meditation sessions will soothe the mind and bring about clarity of thought; whilst our simple yoga classes will co-ordinate body, mind and spirit. Here you can feel fully supported in a truly calming and peaceful environment.  You’ll leave feeling refreshed, relaxed and rejuvenated.


  • Daily morning meditation sessions
  • Daily mid-afternoon yoga sessions
  • Delicious raw food cuisine throughout
  • Free time to read, relax and reflect
  • Enjoy Countryside walks
  • Educational talks and discussions
  • 2 nights accommodation

Wrabness raw food retreat

Check out our wonderful raw food retreat in wrabness

Contact Info

Where to find us

37 Valentines drive, Colchester, essex, CO4 0AH


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