Where to find “The Green Smoothies Diet” in Canada

Q: Dear GreenSmoothieGirl:   I am from Canada and would like to purchase “The Green Smoothies Diet.”   Do you know where I can purchase a copy of your book?

A: We were told by one of our readers that you can find the book at the Chapters/Indigo bookstores. So, if you haven’t gotten a copy of the book yet, check with these bookstores and see if you can snag a copy!

–Jenni (GSG admin)

more edibles, and the book tour

Did you know the leaves of your squash, cucumber, and cabbage plants are edible?   (You probably already knew the leaves of grape, radish, beet, turnip, strawberry, and carrot are edible.)   Toss them in the blender with fruit.   I’m going to do a little video shortly (be a YouTube GreenSmoothieGirl subscriber) showing and telling about 6-8 edible weeds in a field near my house where I run.

We’ve had lots of interest in my coming to your city with my book tour for The Green Smoothies Diet.   My assistant Jenni will give you a press release on the book, a script for talking to the health food store (or book store) near your house, and a sheet for them to fill out and fax to us.

Please write her at support123@greensmoothiegirl.com to get those things if you want to line up a couple of venues so I can teach a free green smoothie class/demo (with book signing) near you!   This will be fun!

Robyn

Want a GreenSmoothieGirl class in your city?

One of my Brigham Young University students had serious digestive problems, and when I taught him green smoothies, he had such massive health improvements, he became an evangelist!   He ran a booth at a farmer’s market yesterday selling green smoothies and my new book–just arrived and probably not yet in your bookstore–The Green Smoothies Diet.

The Green Smoothies Diet 1

The Green Smoothies Diet 2

The Green Smoothies Diet 3

I think I’m going to do a book tour Sept. 14-18.   I don’t want to just sit there and sign books–I’m far too hyper for that–I will do free green smoothie classes and sign books afterward.   My classes are high energy and information packed and fun!   So, if you live in a Western U.S. city, do you want me to come to you during that week?   If so, please write us and tell us what bookstores or health food stores (that sell books) we should come to, and if you’re willing to make that contact with them.   I have found they’re virtually always ecstatic to host an event–and it is an EVENT rather than a passive book signing–if you explain it to them.   They can check the book out on Amazon or here.

I’d love to meet you in person and get everyone you know pumped up about a mostly raw, whole foods diet!

I have more energy at 42 than I did at 22!

Thanks again for signing up for my free newsletter.   See, I was just like you might be.   I found myself in a place I hated: sluggish, 15 pounds overweight, suffering with a variety of health problems . . . and I was only 25 years old!

But that’s a story you already know well, because millions of people can tell that story.

Where I’ve come since then is the tale you’ll find much more interesting, I think.   Because it represents the way out of the nightmare for you, too.   The mess that is the modern American lifestyle of overweight, energy drain, and failing health.   There’s only one way out of that mess.   It’s a straight path.   And it’s the road less traveled.

I am teaching, on GreenSmoothieGirl.com, my recipe collections, my blog, my 12 Steps to Whole Foods course, and my new book The Green Smoothie Diet, and this newsletter what that path is.

I got to that straight and narrow path through a fairly zigzaggy way . . .

But first, the cataclysmic moment when I knew something had to change.   I had a 15-month old baby who was desperately ill.   He was just fine until I quit breastfeeding him at 7 months old.   Then, on formula and then eventually cow’s milk, he was mucousy and coughing, constantly ill, sickly and miserable, up all night wheezing.   This went on for many months.

The pediatrician gave Kincade lots of syrups and pills and inhaled drugs.   He was always drugged up.   The meds may or may not have sometimes slowed the symptoms (I never was really sure), but one thing was certain: my little boy wasn’t getting healthier.   And the doc told me the steroids were “guaranteed” to stunt his growth.

After quite a few months of this, I realized one thing very clearly, even if a lot of other things were still fuzzy for me.   And that things was, doctors were not going to solve my little son’s health problems.   After this information settled in for a while, in a terrifying way, I made a second realization: I, and I alone–not doctors or anyone else–was responsible for finding the information that WOULD solve Kincade’s problems.

A series of coincidences (that I now believe were inspiration, not coincidences) led me to study nutrition.   I learned that a diet rich in raw vegetables and fruits, with whole grains and legumes and nuts and seeds as complements, might help my son.

Little did I know that it would actually save the whole family–including children not yet born.

A radical shift took place, not over a year or over an extended period of time, but literally overnight.

 

We were done with steroids.   Done with bronchodilators.   Done with cough syrups.   Done with late-night emergency room visits.   Cold turkey, just like that, we were done with fatigue, and all-night coughing, and stressed-out-Mom tears, and “What do I do?” after-hours calls to the nurse, and counting breaths per minute, and rocking a baby who was turning blue.

All because I got him off dairy products and sugar and white flour . . . and onto green smoothies and whole foods.

What we undertook was a lifestyle of eating–in this order–greens, vegetables, fruits, legumes, whole grains, nuts, seeds, and unadulterated oils.

That sounds like drudgery, but more than 250 recipes and dozens of video demos in my course show you otherwise.   You can eat like a king–food with vibrant, complex flavors and textures–enjoying life . . . while returning your body to a state of health!

I developed GreenSmoothieGirl.com to make your path less zigzaggy.   Writing and developing recipes for 12 Steps to Whole Foods http://www.greensmoothiegirl.com/12-step-blog/12-step-program/ was a labor of love to flatten that learning curve for you, so it doesn’t take you 15 years of trying hundreds of different things.   You can do it a much more linear way!

To Your Health,

–Robyn Openshaw

p.s.   I’ll tell you more about my story later!

Green Smoothie Testimonials, Part I

I have been enjoying the testimonials that have come in with the green smoothie questionnaires. Most of them will be included in The Green Smoothie Diet coming out June 2009. If you haven’t yet reported your own experience with GS after 30 days of drinking them, here’s the link–I am collating data to use it for my book later THIS WEEK, so if you tried before and got an error message or if you have finally reached 30 days, now is the time to take the questionnaire: http://greensmoothiegirl.com/poll.html.

And to see the testimonials I already had on the site, if you’re looking for motivation to kick-start a daily GS habit, here they are: http://greensmoothiegirl.com/testimonials.html.

And in this series, I’m going to share with you what I’ve been reading from questionnaires because I know you’ll LOVE it like I do! I’m starting with this one because of the empirical evidence Bonnie submitted that definitively shows the kind of thing I’m always telling you: that whole, raw plant food (especially greens) is powerfully healing:

I had a complete CBC analysis done in April 2008 – just 2 months before I started the Green Smoothies and then I had it done again in Oct 2008, 4 months after starting. Here are some interesting results:

Apr 08 – These were all in the high range

Cholesterol – 267

Cholesterol HDL Ratio – 7.9

LDL Cholesterol – 201

Glucose – 117

Triglycerides – 161

October 2008 – These were all in the normal range

Cholesterol – 181

Cholesterol HDL ratio – 4.8

LDL Cholesterol – 116

Glucose – 91

Triglycerides – 136

–Bonnie E. (see her before and after photos here, wow!)

Bonnie before Greensmoothies

Bonnie After Greensmoothies

Groundbreaking Green Smoothie Research . . . be a part of it

I want you guys to be thinking about something.

In about two days, I will have an interactive  questionnaire posted on GSG.   Be thinking about what the changes are you have experienced as a result of drinking GS regularly.   The questionnaire will automatically generate tabulations for me to use as research, to be published in The Green Smoothie Rx (or The Green Smoothie Diet . . . depending on the day,  based on my  conversations with the publisher).   (Any opinions on that, the title controversy?)

Be thinking about whether you’ve evangelized, teaching others about this easy, 10-minute step to get 1000% more raw plant food in the daily diet than most Americans are getting.

Be thinking about your chronic conditions or diseases that may have improved as a result of drinking GS.   I cannot and will not make claims about the curative effects, but I can certainly report testimonials and reports from my research.

Thus far, the only GS research out there is Boutenko’s Roseburg Study of only 30 people for 30 days!   I hope to get 1,000 responses (which will be less than 1/3 of my mailing list), so be prepared to be part of this.   At the end of the questionnaire, you’re asked to optionally write a GS testimonial, which will be published with part or all of your name, whatever you choose to give.   (You’re also asked optionally for a 12 Steps to Whole Foods testimonial.)

I am ESPECIALLY INTERESTED in the testimonials of mothers of children!   (But, everyone’s input is highly encouraged and valued.)   I want only those who have been drinking at least a pint, at least three times  a week, for at least a month.

Watch for an upcoming blog and be thinking about even the minor things you may not have noticed since you started drinking kale, collards, and chard after a lifetime of “greens deprivation.”   Thanks in advance for participating!