Marcella: South Carolina
Here’s a photo and cool story I got last week from a reader named Lynn in New Hampshire. If you can’t tell, my favorite stories are the ones that scientifically QUANTIFY health gains, like this one. Add a photo, with kids in it? Rockin’ my world, Lynn, my friend! Thank you. Anyone who sends me their story about what happened when they adopted whole foods, I will eventually run it. (I have lots of content backed up sometimes, but you’ll eventually see it here on the blog, is read by four figures daily—so you will inspire others with your words of wisdom. Help me here—people don’t want to hear my voice every single day!)
Here are two of my seven children, Shoshanna and Josiah, enjoying their green smoothies.
I also have a testimonial. I bought your 12 Steps book about 2 months ago, and watched some of the DVD with my children. My 13 year old daughter seems to come down with colds easily, and has come to realize that when she cuts out sugar and eats healthier, she feels better. So for the last month we’ve been drinking the green smoothies. Now if I miss a couple days and Hannah starts to feel something coming on, she starts to nag me about making green smoothies.
Now for my story. A little over a month ago, I had a horrible pounding headache. My friend asked if I had taken my blood pressure, which I proceeded to do and it was 156/98. Yikes! I was bound and determined that I was going to start following your plan from that moment on. A few days after eating lots of veggies, my BP was 128/84. Well, over the next weekend, it seemed we were out a lot and not eating the greatest and I took my blood pressure and it was 200/100. Wow! That really scared me and since then I have cut out sugar and processed foods.
It has been a process, but now my BP is consistently going down to the 120′s over 70′s. I do notice that when I am not consistent with the green smoothies that my BP tends to creep up a little. I am convinced this works! My daughter and I have been having fun making many of your recipes. The other children also enjoy the green smoothies, including my 15 year old son!
Thanks so much!