Mike in Tucson shares his improved cardiovascular biomarkers after the GSG Detox!

change habits (2) (Small)A professional musician, Mike B., from Tucson, won the Blendtec blender at my lecture in his city recently. He told me this. I love when someone’s story includes NUMBERS! I thought you’d find it interesting if you’re thinking about joining the next LIVE GSG 26-day Detox:

I did the Detox and lost 13 pounds. I consider myself to have a healthy lifestyle. I exercise regularly, go to the gym, eat mostly vegetarian foods and play tennis regularly. I also regularly get a checkup with the usual blood work. My blood work has always been in the “normal” range, but more recently, the cholesterol numbers have shifted as I approached age 50.

The lab report that I had done through my GP in Dec of 2013 came back with the following numbers:

Total Cholesterol: 232

Triglyceride:         60

HDL                     63

Non HDL             169

LDL                     157

Glucose               99

statin 2My doctor wanted to put me on a statin, so I decided to get rid of him and look for alternative approach. I found out about your Detox through my friend Dave, who did it with me.

After the program, I had my blood work done again by a naturopath who did a more detailed VAP panel. Shortly after I finished, these were the results:

Total Cholesterol: 156

Triglyceride:         47

HDL                     44

Non HDL             112

LDL                     99

Glucose               86

Detox manual newI couldn’t believe it! In addition, the more detailed results showed me to be almost entirely in the low risk category.

Since moving to Tucson in 2001, I have always had allergies that seem to result in asthma or congested lungs. I have used an inhaler almost every day, depending on the season and especially at night. Now, after incorporating more green smoothies and generally greener eating, with less grain and more healthy fats, I almost never need to use the inhaler.  I’d like to get it to NEVER, but its reduced to ALMOST NEVER, now.”

Mike, thanks for sharing your inspiring story!

 

 

Kathy Supports Her Co-Workers in the GSG Detox!

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Chuck and his brown smoothie.

I recently blogged Kathy’s story. I met her in Baltimore, on speaking tour, and then again 6 months later when she looked like a different person! She lost 40 pounds doing the 26-day GreenSmoothieGirl Detox.  You can see the before and after photos she took with me, here. An amazing testimonial to the miracles that happen when  we eat clean, nutrient-dense, healing plant foods and give up our vices…..even if it’s just for a season.

Kathy has been sharing with us how her co-workers about to finish the GSG Detox, and one she has converted to green smoothies, are doing:

Ron and Brian have started Day 15 (Watermelon Extravaganza!).  Ron has lost 13.5 pounds!  He can now fit into pants he had outgrown. He has struggled with lower energy, and I told him his body is working overtime to detoxify, and that energy comes back.  Brian shared that he cheated a little because he was afraid of losing too much weight.  It was a minor cheat.  I told him that 98% of a detox is better than 0%!  Brian has been able to keep his weight loss to just 5 pounds.  In his case, that is good news as he doesn’t need to lose any weight. He likes the Hockey Pucks recipe in the program, and his kids ate them all, so he had to make more. His 5-year old asks for “pucks!”

Chuck is getting used to drinking brown smoothies.  Chuck and I are having a debate as to whether to peel a beet or leave the skin on before putting it in a smoothie.  He is determined to convince me that I should leave the skin on the beet.  (I peel my beets.)  I know that most of the nutrition in a potato is in the skin.  I also scrub carrots (instead of peeling).  But beets?  I think the skin of a beet is pretty “earthy”.  I’d rather peel.

The pictures were taken shortly before our Tuesday lunch-time Bible study began.  Our group is small.  It consists of myself, Brian, Ron, Chuck, Jean (Ron’s girlfriend), Cole, Louie and Bill (a recent addition to the group).   Bill entered the room with his lunch and sat down at the conference table.  He looked over at my mason jar filled with a brown smoothie (FYI:  blueberries!) and commented, “That looks disgusting.   You’d never catch me drinking that stuff.”

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Kathy and her Bible study friends.

I looked over at him and said, “Just for that, I’m going to get you a drinking cup from the water fountain so you can taste it!  I know you chew tobacco so tasting this smoothie won’t kill you.”

Bill quipped, “Yeah, but I don’t swallow my tobacco!”

Jean suggested, “Why don’t you get 3 cups so he can taste them all?”

Bill looked around the table and saw that the majority of people had a green smoothie in front of them.  I arrived with the cups and poured Bill a sample from my smoothie.

Bill commented, “That’s pretty good.”

“What was that, Bill??”  I said.  “Say it again!”

“That’s pretty good.”

Next, Bill tried Chuck’s smoothie.  “Yuck!  That’s nasty!  What’s in it?”

Jean pipes in.  “It’s probably his gall bladder medicine.”

“There’s no medicine in this.”  Bill countered in disbelief.

“Yes, there is.”  responded Chuck.  “I put gall bladder medicine in everything I drink.”

The entire room busted out laughing.  Bill’s expression was priceless!

pura-vida-costa-ricaI later found out that Chuck had an entire (unpeeled) beet in his smoothie as one of his ingredients.  Bill, to his credit, did try Brian/Ron’s smoothie and liked it.  I asked Bill if he was willing to sample a smoothie some other time, if I thought I made a good one.  He was willing.  The next day, I left Bill a sample of Robyn’s delicious, famous “Hot Pink Smoothie” recipe on his desk.  (It’s part of the Detox, and also 12 Steps to Whole Foods.) He emailed me and said it made him smile.

Note from Robyn: Kathy, thank you! Here’s Chuck’s green smoothie recipe she shared. He has embraced the idea of “green smoothie with whatever you have on hand.” Cheers to NEW CONVERTS to an amazing lifestyle in a world full of toxic food that destroys “la vida pura!”

Chuck’s Good Stuff (Green Smoothie)

2 cups water

Spinach

Kale

Berry-Green-Smoothie1 small banana

1 ½ cup of berries

1 TBS agave

3 TBS concentrated lemon juice

3 TBS olive oil

One peeled and pitted avocado

Cilantro (to taste)

Added enough spinach and kale to 2 cups of water until the blended mixture reaches 4 cups.  Add remaining ingredients.  Blend.  Enjoy.

Last 5 days to sign up for GSG Detox!

Sign-Up-Today-252x150One of the things we have heard a number of times about the 26-day GreenSmoothieGirl Detox is a variation of this comment, by a holistic-oriented nurse:

“I thought I knew a lot about nutrition, and my body. But WOW, I learned so much about the connection between my health, and food. It’s like 100 light bulbs turned on!”

We welcome you to join us, August 1, for the LIVE SUPPORT program, which we do only 3 times a year. Learn more about it HERE, the different ways you can participate, and what others say, who have done it.

I don’t know a more comfortable, predictable, science-based, and successful way to radically reboot your organs of elimination, in a short period of time, than our program. You’ll do more for your health, in less than a month, than many people have done in their lifetime, so far!

I’m excited to support you in the journey. I’m personally taking your questions on a live support call on DAY ONE, this time, before I leave for Switzerland. Every day we have support staff in the forum tackling your questions.

I love my readers and am always excited to hear and read their experiences with this program. Join us August 1 – 26 for a life-changing experience. When you sign up for the program, you’ll be instantly sent a PDF of the manual. But order sooner than later so we can SHIP your physical manual and Quick Start guide, immediately.

To Your Health!

Congrats to detoxers!

YayWe just had another group graduate the GreenSmoothieGirl Detox! Congratulations, everyone!

Thank you, long-time reader, GSG veteran and guru, Kristin Lassonde, who supports detoxers on the live support forum. (I run the live support calls.)

Our NEXT live-supported program starts Aug. 1—you can sign up any time and begin reviewing your materials when they arrive in the mail.

Here’s an exciting perk for those who join us in August:

Health Mate Saunas is going to give us a Sauna for 2, which would cost you over $2,000, shipped to a lucky winner, free. All those who participate in August will be entered in the drawing. (Lifetime Members are all automatically entered.) Those in the Full Support program will get TWO entries in the drawing.

And, in case you want to do the program earlier, everyone who does the Detox from TODAY forward, will be entered.

Here are what a few people said after completing the program:

Life Changing Event Ahead Road SignLost 15 lbs—GSG Detox One of the Most Rewarding Experiences Ever!
The GSG Detox was the hardest but most rewarding experience I have ever had. I lost 15.5 lbs. My life has been changed for the better, and much more than I ever could have imagined. The first two weeks were hard but well worth the effort. In the beginning I had symptoms and reactions, but after those initial weeks I was able to settle into the program and was amazed as chronic pain and fatigue disappeared, sugar, salt and caffeine addictions dissipated, and the weight literally fell off—BONUS!

Having a buddy to participate in the program with was definitely a key factor. Having the full support of the GSG staff and other detox participants through the forum and the expert calls and videos was also key to understanding and participating to the fullest. I would definitely recommend this detox program to anyone looking to change their life and health for the better. Thanks Robyn and GSG staff for this amazing experience! I will definitely participate again in the future.

~ Brenda G. in South Jordan, Utah

So Glad I Went through This Experience!
This was my first detox, so I did Level One. It did exactly what I wanted it to do for the first go around. I did lose weight; however, the biggest change was losing cravings that were so strong before the detox. I look at food in a different way and plan to follow a more whole foods menu plan. I plan to continue doing the detox twice a year. At times it was very hard to stay with it. I am glad that I did and I feel much better having completed it.

I recommend this to anyone that wants to do a detox in a healthy way. This detox was well researched which is why I chose to do this particular one. Having the full support option was important to me. A lot of my questions were answered on the forum along with Robyn giving good information daily. I am so glad I went through this experience.

~ Alane C. in Overland Park, Kansas

flat stomache loveA Flat Stomach in Mid-Life, 10 lbs. Lost!
I liked how well researched and clinical the detox was. It felt safe and empowering to challenge myself, and I ended up losing 10 pounds! I am maintaining that after the detox with the same types of foods and continuing to lose even the next week, too!

As much as I don’t really enjoy enemas, I am thrilled about how the water-then-coffee enemas make me feel, so I am also continuing to do these as my morning time permits. There is nothing better than to have a flat stomach in mid-life again!

~ Nancy L. in Grand Haven, Michigan

Rash/Breakouts Cleared Up—and 15 lbs Lost!
I have checked out a few detoxes over this past year, many that had products like protein shakes and meal replacement bars, etc. Most of them are one-size-fits-all programs. Guess what, I lost a few pounds on a couple, but they weren’t sustainable and were expensive to keep using the products. I am aware of an alkaline diet and have incorporated green smoothies/juicing into my lifestyle daily. When I saw the 26-day detox and the full support group, I knew I had to do it.

I LOVE DETOXI embraced the full Level 1 program and made it all the way through! I lost 15 pounds and, most of all, cleared up a rash/breakouts that have been appearing on my face this past year. I emailed a before and after picture of my face to Coach Cathi and she asked that I share. I will definitely continue to educate myself and follow a whole-food diet from here out; I still have more weight I would like to release. I am working on easing my family into the same way of healthy eating. It’s challenging, but I now have my 7-year-old son eating salads, so leading by example does work!

~ Jennifer C. in Chagrin Falls, Ohio

My Friend John’s Amazing Recovery

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John and Cheryl Thackeray

My favorite things to share are just a few of the miraculous stories I hear on a regular basis at GreenSmoothieGirl.com. When people begin to learn about, and then practice, a disease preventative lifestyle.

You know I love Paracelsus al Ronc in Southern Switzerland. I was studying holistic cancer treatment, worldwide, when I discovered this clinic. I had no idea I would make lifelong friends and find a place I would want to return to every year for the rest of my life! It’s the world’s best-kept secret in holistic health!

Right now Coach Madeline is leading a group of GSG readers on a 10-day liver detox over there. In August, I take many of the GSG coaches, and a few holistic practitioner friends of mine. Although we don’t have another trip planned just yet, you can arrange your own trip there for the negotiated GSG rate. (Keep in mind I take $0 from this clinic for referring my readers there, and I never will. I will only recommend what I think will be beneficial to you, based on my worldwide research.)

John and Cheryl Thackeray were with us last Fall, and I now consider them dear friends. Cheryl and her long-time GSG reader sister-in-law, Ciel, are going back to Paracelsus this year for more treatment. John is a very successful real estate developer in So Cal and Utah, and he is so good and kind that when he saw I was speaking in a city in another state where he owns a hotel, he put us up there. I love how he keeps in touch, and he shared his story with me. His story reminds me of our discussion on the blog, of late, about the ineffectiveness of drugs as an approach to health. Eating chemicals can suppress symptoms at times, but they will never make us healthy.

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Healing foods served at Paracelsus al Ronc

At Paracelsus, the Thackerays, with the rest of us, participated in a cleansing diet as well as many therapies and treatment modalities supervised by competent medical personnel, to remove toxic residues in various parts of the body, and rehabilitate critical immune functions.

John is only 6 months into a healing journey, but he is excited about the results so far!

He went to Paracelsus with the GSG crowd having no idea what to expect. He’d been to my lecture, and his sister-in-law was a long-time GSG reader. He has had an amazing career, with a wonderful, loving family of 3 children and lots of grandchildren. But health, energy, and a good diet had been failing, the only goals in his otherwise amazing life that was lacking. John is in his 60’s, and has the means to enjoy a spectacular retirement. Wouldn’t it be tragic if poor health derailed the great good he can do in the world for the next 30 years?

caution statinsTen years ago, John had open-heart surgery for a valve repair, and docs consequently put him on statin and blood pressure drugs. The side effects of statins are rising blood sugar levels, insulin resistance, pre-diabetes (probably also contributed to by an inferior diet). So for that, they prescribed Metformin.  He found it difficult to lose weight, especially belly fat. Since his detox in Switzerland, John has in the past 6 months gotten thinner than he’s been in 20 years! He got off his meds and fired his Las Vegas doctor when he told John he was stupid for getting off the drugs. Now that he is off the drugs, he sees a reversal in both conditions: cholesterol and triglycerides are “better than ever,” sugars are down to normal levels, and blood pressure is less than 120/80. He reports, “There are only positive results since I gave up the prescription drugs.” His internal medicine doc was thrilled with the results and more open to look at lifestyle changes, rather than just chemical meds.

Share_Your_StoryCheryl has liver issues that she takes medications for that are now harming her kidneys. What if there’s another way? I don’t diagnose, treat, or prescribe–and never will. I do, however, love to share my story of being once overweight and very unwell, and now being fit and healthy. And how I did it, returning to whole foods that led to my family’s wholeness. And I love to share yours, too. Send them with photos and details anytime to support123@greensmoothiegirl.com. Thank you for sharing, John! I love the ways you’re learning and growing and discovering the power in holistic treatments that reduce toxic load and help rebuild and support the body’s phenomenal immune function.

The photo at the top is from Nov, 2013, a little sightseeing trip near the clinic, to Lake Como (home of actor George Clooney!).

 

If you want some courage to do the Detox……

Linda ohioThis is Linda from Monroe, Ohio, whom I met last week on my Michigan / Ohio speaking tour. She did the GSG Detox last August, got off 10 medications and lost 38 lbs! How does someone lose 38 pounds in 26 days? That’s what cleansing the organs of eliminations, and detoxifying at a cellular level, can accomplish. Fat has an important job: to store toxins and protect critical organ functions. When you are throwing off metals, pesticides, petrochemicals, and more, fat doesn’t have a job to do anymore. Would you do something hard if you would lose 38 pounds in the process? That’s exciting. Congrats, Linda! Just thought I’d share this story for those doing the May 1 live detox right now, or who is thinking about it.