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Testimonial: green smoothies, whole foods, Crohn’s disease

I started drinking green smoothies everyday about a year and a half ago.  My neighbor told me about them and I attended your class in Idaho Falls.

My son was about 18 months old. He loves to drink them and has never had to go to the Dr. for a sick visit.  During my second pregnancy I drank a smoothie and ate a green salad everyday. My second son was born 7 weeks early weighing 5 lbs 5 oz.

He was so big, robust, and healthy his pediatrician said he had never seen a baby born this early do as well. He didn’t need oxygen and would nurse very strongly. They kept us in the NICU to observe him to make sure he would grow. Many of his nurses could not believe how fast the weight came off of me or how strong and healthy my baby was. I give credit to green smoothies and my green salad.

I have been diagnosed with Crohn’s disease for 8 years now. At one point I weighed 88 lbs (I am 5’8″).  I have tried pretty much every natural and medical way to get my health back. I played 3 varsity sports in High School and received a full ride scholarship to college for 2 of them, so I felt totally debilitated.

Having to sit at home and waste away I was going, well, running actually, to the bathroom 2-3 times an hour every day.  I was hospitalized and fed only through an IV.  I finally put on enough weight to become pregnant and started to get better, but I reached a peak and could not get over it and started to feel like I was slipping again.

I am so excited about your 12 step  program I am starting step 4 but I have skipped around a lot to get some healthy recipes and sprouting started in my diet.  I hope to be writing back to you some day in total remission from Crohn’s.

Already I have noticed fewer bowel movements in a day, maybe 5-6 total which is still too many but such a huge improvement from the 40+ each day my husband and I used to describe it as peeing out my bum because it was just liquid. Now it is formed.

I have a lot more energy which I need for my two kids and have an overall better outlook on life.  I am so thankful to you and your program it is so simple to follow and it really does taste good which is just amazing because a lot of “healthy” foods I tried in the past were too awful to eat. My husband will usually try and go back for seconds on everything I make from your book.

Here’s a picture of my son Blaise with his green mustache.

Melissa T.

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