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cancer, Costco, and

By Robyn Openshaw, MSW | Feb 24, 2009

I think I’ve told you before that I rarely go to Costco or Good Earth locally that someone doesn’t come up to me and say, “Aren’t you GreenSmoothieGirl?!”   It’s fun.   We are currently getting 9,000 unique visitors to the site each month.   People introduce themselves and tell me their stories, and I love that.

Today I got out of my car at Costco, and a pretty woman my age walked up to me and said, “Aren’t you Robyn?”   I said yes, and she said this:   “I have been stalking you, all the way down 800 East. I just want you to know that I’m doing your program and beating cancer with it.   I just got the lunch recipes today!”

I gave her a hug.   She told me  her metastatic cancer (which started as colon cancer) has been arrested and she’s feeling good after being directed after prayer to my web site and to a nutritionist.   We chatted for a few minutes about her oncologist, who looks to be in terrible health and 100 lbs. overweight, telling her that he’s in “perfect health,” and commenting to her that “we have no idea what causes cancer.”   We have LOTS of knowledge about what causes cancer, and what prevents it.

She said her husband works in construction and gets mocked by co-workers for his green smoothies, but he’s so converted that he speaks up about it wherever he goes.

I came back out to my car to find this note tucked into my window:   “Robyn: I don’t think I adequately expressed my gratitude to you.   You were an absolute answer to my prayers.   With all my heart, Tracy.”

My eyes welled up.

What a great day today is.   I am never more humbled than to learn that God has allowed me to be a vehicle in His answering someone’s fervent prayers for something good and important.   It very frankly does more than make my day–it makes what I’m trying to do here on so very worthwhile.   Tracy has twins to raise, twins who know my son at school.   Please lend your prayers to Tracy’s return to full health through application of the good, sound  principles of solid nutrition that prevents cancer.   And if you’re reading, Tracy, thanks so much for your courage and for talking to me today.

Back to superfood ingredients for green smoothies tomorrow.   🙂

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9 thoughts on “cancer, Costco, and”

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  1. Very touching story Robyn. I to have been a RSS subscriber to your blog and want to thank you for your wealth of knowledge. Domo Arigatou!

  2. I would probably stalk you also if I still lived in Orem! I’m so glad I happened onto your site! It has opened me up to so much learning and knowledge and health! Thank you, thank you thank you!

    P.S. I can’t wait to get my ionizer!!!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Wow! That’s wonderful! I know it makes you feel like your time here is worthwhile. I just found this site while googling green smoothies–and I’ve started trying to get one in a day–for me and my 2-year-old who loves them. I don’t have cancer, but I do have Graves Disease, and that comment by someone who was able to go off meds for hyperthyroidism really inspired me too. And I love the fact that you are a runner b/c I am too. Keep on with all the good work.

  4. I often wonder if even one person is benefiting from reading my blog… But I won’t stop writing about healthy nutrition and lifestyle practices. I couldn’t live with myself if I did.

    Great post!

  5. Hey Miss Robyn! :mrgreen:

    My name is Robin. (I sent you an e-mail in early winter. My oldest daughter is named Emma and just turned 13.). 😀 I have been on my healthy living journey for about 8 years. It started teeny tiny with just listening to a couple I knew, as they would process orders of all natural foods for customers. I purchased one healthier thing at a time, trying them and seeing what worked for us. I had thirty-something years worth of habits to retrain.

    I now love healthy foods and have come to the point where I have been incorporating a lot more veggies into our diets. Last summer I had a decent garden and ate quite a bit of fresh veggies. We eat lentils, dried peas, beans, etc. daily. I stopped eating all meat, except salmon, last October.

    How do you suggest one has green smoothies, etc. without the aid of a high-powered blender? I want one but am not able to purchase one currently.

    Thank you, Robyn. I am praying that you have a wonderfully blessed day today, Robin

  6. http:// says:

    I love it! This flies in the face of Fuhrman’s experience that no one converts to whole foods gradually (which is not my experience and my 12 Steps program is premised on the need for gradual progress).

    Some people do use an inexpensive blender for green smoothies. I guess if I had to do that, I would not use frozen fruit (except maybe frozen berries). Then I’d put the warm smoothies in the fridge for a few hours or add ice cubes to chill them quickly.

  7. Anonymous says:

    You are an answered to prayer to many people, Robyn. If I were near you, I’d be at your doorstep every week! I use your recipes all the time. They are wonderful.

    Have a blessed day, beautiful lady inside and out!


  8. Anonymous says:

    Hi Miss Remarkable Robyn,

    You are such a wonderful inspiration to me and I thank you so much for all the ideas you give to help us get really healthy.

    My husband has been juicing for years. He followed Norman Walker thru all his books. He does not want to drink green smoothies since I am mixing fruits and vegetables together.

    Any comment? Thanks for your help.

    Blessings on you,


    He is totally willing to eat raw foods and loves the new recipes I have been creating. Also I am going to try just greens & vegies

    in our smoothies.

  9. http:// says:

    Mixing fruits and vegetables is fine, and the “food combining” theorists are just that . . . they’re theories with no real evidence. (I don’t think God meant for us to make eating the foods He put on this planet a new rocket science, either.)

    Plus, greens aren’t vegetables. They belong in their own class.

    That’s the short answer. I elaborate further on this in Ch. 1 of 12 Steps to Whole Foods, as well as in my new book, The Green Smoothie Diet.

    Juicing is great, for some limited applications where concentrated nutrition is important to you. For a lifelong habit, green smoothies (blending rather than juicing) are so much better. Juicing is old school.


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