Tomorrow, a photo journal of my OUTRAGEOUSLY AWFUL green-smoothie-drinking contest with Jillene last night!
But today….I was inspired by your stories (to win 2 Katie Thompson CD’s from my blog on April 18)!
Two of you wrote songs. Joni in Japan, 10 km from the tsunami, told us about her experience living through the disaster and feeding others around her.
Sharon told about hosting a dinner party using raw vegan 12 Steps recipes where her friends asked if they could lick their plates! GreenSmoothieGuy Gary told about helping his autistic son with good nutrition.
Health care workers shared their experience trying to help people. Several of you said sheepishly that you borrow my title of GreenSmoothieGirl at work. (It’s OUR title, my friends–consider yourself the Deputy!) Two of you told about taking a courageous path to beat cancer, including Kim Taylor, our winner, whose story is below. (And thank you to everyone who shared your phenomenal stories–read about them HERE!)
This story inspired me not only because of Kim’s own personal path, but also that she has taken it to greater heights helping others. Through her suffering, she’s created abundance and wellness for those around her. Love you, Kim! Here’s her story:
“I am the Green Smoothie Girl at work. I work for a dialysis center and a lot of our patients have Type 2 diabetes or high Blood Pressure that has caused their kidneys to fail. I have often thought that if these patients had done something 20 years ago with their diet that maybe they could have reversed the diagnosis and prevent the future diagnosis of kidney failure. My heart goes out to each and every one of them because they have to sit in a chair for 4 hours, 3 days a week with needles in their arm in order to live.
“I was diagnosed with hereditary Breast Cancer July ’09. I caught it extremely early. I chose to have my breasts removed and there were no signs that the cancer had spread, so chemo and radiation were not recommended. I felt that the Lord literally gave me my job so that I could literally learn from my patients. I was going to learn all that I could about diet and nutrition.
“There is a saying that when the student is ready the teacher will appear. I saw a car with GreenSmoothieGirl.com on it, and when I got home I went to Robyn’s website and ordered The Green Smoothies Diet.
“Everyone that knows me knows about green smoothies and the 12 Steps to Whole Foods. My whole family is on board with me and it is wonderful. I had the opportunity to teach a class on Green Smoothies to a group of Breast Cancer survivors July ’10 and demonstrate how easy it is to consume all those wonderful greens and fruit.
“A few months later my friend Judy called me the Green Smoothie Girl and thanked me for such a life-changing knowledge. I was so grateful that I was able to influence someone’s for the better. It truly felt great to be in your shoes for just a moment.
“There are so many wonderful benefits I personally have noticed since I have been drinking my smoothies: more energy, better sleep, better digestion, and my favorite is that I am happier. I wish that when a person goes to a doctor for depression that the doctor would suggest drinking green smoothies for 30 days and come back for a follow up appointment, before prescribing an antidepressant drug.
“I have taken back my personal well being and I will think twice before ever consuming another prescription drug again.”
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